I was picked up on time and in an easy to find location near the tourist office. Since I was the only person on this tour, I was picked up in a white van and taken to the two mansions that I wanted to see. I chose the Breakers and the Chateau-sur-Meur. Both were great contrasts to see and then the tour guide took me to my hotel. We did drive around Newport, but I was advised to wait until the next day, as I would be taking the tour with the same tour company, but with a trolley for better view of Newport. Overall, a very nice day.
I really liked this tour. Was scheduled for 10:00 am departure and was picked up by Nate, the tour guide. He did a great job driving us around and letting us take in the views of the ocean drive and we even did a snack stop at an old fort. The second half of the tour we were given tickets for a mansion tour and allowed to go to which ever ones we chose. Since I had seen the Breakers the day before, I picked the Marble House and the Rosecliff. Both were great to see. Well done!
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly. We enjoyed our tour, and learned quite a bit about Newport. The trolley was comfortable and easy to take pictures from. I would recommend this tour.
The tour was very informative and interesting. We saw a lot more than we could of on our own,
The tour was awesome. Our driver, Gene, was a native of Newport and knew everything about the town. The mansions were beautiful.
We loved this tour. The general tour of the city was very good and then we
visited The Breakers and The Elms and loved them both. All arrangements
by the tour company were handled very nicely.
The Breaker Mansion was awesome! Fog along Ocean Drive prevented us from see much. Driver/tour guide was ok. Mansion tour was the best part and worth the price.
We completely enjoyed this trip. It was longer and more comprehensive than we had expected, but very informative and interesting.
Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. His willingness to share personal stories added much to the stoc background info which was also worthwhile. The Breakers speaks for itself as a completely WOW experience, and the self- guided tour was exactly what we were looking for
Our guide was excellent informative and funny . Mansions were amazing
Very informative with great hosts. They went out of the way to make everything complete! Thank you!!
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very nice. you made my wife very happy. great tour guide. very informative. thank you
The bus tour and walking tours 2 Mansions went well--learned about the people of the past, their thought process and what they wanted in the their lives to be shared by their family and friends. Tour with LIVE people were the best-- the interaction, ability to ask questions, and be challenged was a major draw. Recorded tours are OK- less costly for sure, but may not add to the P and L in the long run.
Wonderful time. Rained every day, but did not care. Mansions were beautiful. Currently re-paving major downtown street. Everybody was extremely friendly.
Good tour of the Newport area and insights into the history behind the mansions. Also took the tour of the Breakers and Elms mansions - both were very informative. Would suggest the addition of the tour behind the scenes at the Elms to see how the servants worked. Tours take a good 2-3 hours each so plan accordingly - we were able to work this over two days since the tour tickets do not expire. Great experience!
The man who drove the van and his helper were very knowledgeable and helpful!! The mansions which we got to see 3 of them were very interesting, we even entered more numbers into audio tour to get more information on different areas of interest.
My fiancee and myself went on this tour and it was excellent ! The van was spotless.The tour guide was excellent and very well informed. The drive along Ocean Drive was beautiful.
We went on to tour The Breakers and Marble House ..it was very beautiful, informative and was so very ostentatious.
Newport is full of history and how much wealth and privilege some acquired at that moment in time.
Will definitely return !
The enjoyed our tour of Ocean Drive Newport RI. The minivan held 10 passengers so we were not in a large, cumbersome group. We visited two mansions individually as part of our tour. The driver dropped us at Breakers and we had tickets for bus transport to the next mansion and back to the port. We had a great tour and a fun day at Newport.