- Tour of Newport’s famous Ocean Drive
- Enjoy a scenic drive full of historical anecdotes from your guide
- Pass historic landmarks, stately million-dollar mansions, picturesque beaches and lavish yacht clubs
- Admire stunning ocean views as you travel along the Atlantic coast
- Marvel at The Breakers mansion, Fort Adams, the New York Yacht Club, Castle Hill and more
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What You Can Expect
At your selected time, board your bus at the Newport Visitors Center. With your guide, travel along the legendary Ocean Drive and soak up brilliant views of the Atlantic, historic landmarks and eye-popping million-dollar mansions. Throughout the drive, hear fascinating background on this treasured stretch of road.
Pass Bellevue Avenue’s mansions and, weather permitting, stop on Narragansett Avenue for a stroll down the Forty Steps at Cliff Walk. Then, make your way toward the oceanfront past some of the area’s most exclusive estates.
Near Gooseberry Beach, approach the Newport Country Club, Brenton Point State Park and the Inn at Castle Hill. You’ll also spot Hammersmith Farm — Jackie Kennedy’s summer home — and Fort Adams, where the views are splendid.
Admire boats at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club and, and pass historic King Park at the southern end of Newport Harbor and the Newport Harbor Walk.
On Ochre Point Avenue, admire historic estates and The Breakers mansion, the grandest of Newport's summer houses and a US National Historic Landmark. This was a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial power at turn of the century.
Other highlights along Ocean Drive include Chateau-sur-Mer, Isaac Bell House, Belcourt Castle, Beacon Rock, Rough Point, the Newport Naval Academy and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House — the oldest house in Newport.
With plenty of photos taken, enjoy transport back to the departure point, where your tour ends.
Very enjoyable and great tour guide, will definitely recommend to others!
Douglas M New Zealand
The driver/guide was very informative. Departure was on time. The mansions were great to see and the coastal scenery was magnificent. We had a 10 minute stop at a point where there were several kites flying which made a great picture.
excellent/informative would do it again. Booking the trip was different. We wanted the 2:00 time but the computer told us it was not available. When the tour bus came in after their 2:00 run the bus had only two people on it. I don't get how this could happen.
Small group because of off season so our tour guide answered all questions and took extra time to make sure everyone had a great time. Would recommend this tour to all who want to learn about Newport history.
WONDERFUL tour. beautiful day. all the highlights were pointed out. interesting commentary. go to see a real overview of Newport's hoi paloi.
Driver did a great job. We enjoyed the whole experience, especially because we had to change the number of people we took. Started with 14, changed to 15, then to 12 and ended with 13. All changed in the last 2 hours. No problem
This tour packed a lot in over the course of 90 minutes. The driver, a longtime native, was very informative and very willing to share all the details about everything that we were seeing. We were only in town for 24 hours so we had limited options with what we could do, but this allowed us to see everything in one full swing. I'd highly recommend it to others.
LOVELY TOUR AND VERY INFORMATIVE. REASONABLY PRICED. DRIVER WAS GREAT AND VERY COURTEOUS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Driver was on top of his job. Did great with his information and was very caring. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
We booked a tour of the Breakers and the Marble House and a bus tour of the mansions. The driver was terrific with lots of informative and funny stories. Our tour was in a little van type vehicle and was just myself and my friend so we got lots of attention. The Mansion tours were unbelievable....just gorgeous,