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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

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Newport Mansions Narrated Trolley Tour (Ages 5+ only)

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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See the historical and picturesque sights of Newport, Rhode Island, on this trolley tour that takes you past more than 150 points of interest along Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Cliff Walk, and more. Check out the colonial architecture and admire the mansions of the United States' Gilded Age.
  • Explore the best of Newport, Rhode Island on a trolley tour
  • Drive past more than 150 point of interest
  • Enjoy guided commentary to learn more about each location
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures
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For Ages 5+, board our luxurious, comfortable late model trolley with leather captain's chairs
Our breathtaking, narrated scenic overview trolley tour of Newport
See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
Gratuities
23 America's Cup Ave , 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Departure Point: Newport Transit Center, Platform #2 (outside) - please look for the white trolley 23 Americas Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *MINIMUM AGE TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR IS 5 YEARS OLD AND UP*
  • Departure point is the Newport Transit Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI, platform #2
  • Public parking is available at the Transit Center for a fee.
  • Tours depart promptly at scheduled time. We cannot hold the trolley for stragglers. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. We may sell the seats of passengers who are not on time to others who are waiting on standby
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are no refunds to passengers who arrive late and miss the tour
  • Trolley seats are in pairs. Solo travelers must allow others to sit next to them or purchase that 2nd seat in advance if they wish to keep it empty
  • Our drivers have updated manifests on their smart phones. Cancelled tickets are not accepted for admission
  • Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are no longer any covid restrictions. All seats and rows are utilized and face coverings are not required.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NEWPORT Travel Trolley Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "If you have never been to Newport, this trolley tour is a must-do." See review
  • "Great, informative and entertaining tour - a great value for the money." See review

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star-5
As Good As We Hoped It Would Be
Thomas_D
, Aug 2022
Trolley Rob was terrific. He provided nonstop commentary with a great sense of humor. The seats on the coach were far more comfortable than the other company and the tour was quite comprehensive. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Newport area's best trolley experience
Ruben_P
, Aug 2022
Trolley Rob kept me interested in the local history by being so passionate about what he's doing that it was great.
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Perfect For First Timers
Julie_G
, Aug 2022
My husband and daughter have never been to Newport, RI so I thought this would the best way to experience it. Was I so ever right!!! Our driver, Rob was extremely informative and had a great personality! He made sure to narrate each highlighted spot and he even slowed down and pulled to the side of the road so we could take pictures. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that has never been to Newport, RI. We got in our car and retook the same route and it was a fun thing to do on our own too!
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Newport orientation
Rosemary_C
, Jul 2022
A good way to familiarise yourself with Newport. Narrative by the driver was at 120mph and aimed at the American audience, not that it mattered. We just took what we wanted from it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for visiting America. Yes, Newport can be overwhelming to those who've never been here. We're sorry you got information overload from our jaw-dropping, fact-packed narrated tour. 95% of our riders proclaim they've been on many tours throughout the world and ours is the best they've ever been on.
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Very Disappointing Guide
Darrin_D
, Jul 2022
I was very disappointed with this trolley tour. I've done a trolley tour in Newport on an earlier visit (I think it was a different company) that was so much better. I wondered why this guide sped through the streets on the the 1st part of the tour, but got my answer when we got over to the Eisenhower House. He said we were running 7 minutes early so we could take a break and get off the trolley and take pictures. He also rushed through the rest of the tour and didn't point out or talk about a lot of the sites. It was lucky for me that I had previously taken an informative tour in the past and remembered those stories. I felt bad for the other people who didn't know how much info they were missing. This guide rushed through so fast that we even got back about 10 minutes early. I do trolley rides wherever I go and this was the 1st time I had a bad experience. I'm hoping that this was just isolated to this guide and not the company.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking our 10am tour on 7/11/22. You failed to mention in the review the driver left the platform 7 minutes early because all passengers were on board. As a result, the trolley arrived in the area of the Eisenhower House 7 minutes ahead of schedule.The extra time allowed the driver to give everyone a photo opportunity and exit the trolley at the beautiful Bennington Overlook as a bonus. The trolley arrived at Bennington 25 minutes from the departure time and traveled 3.8 miles, making the average vehicle speed 9.1 miles per hour. We don't see how that's "speeding through the streets." The light traffic on that Monday morning was the reason the trolley was able to get back to the terminal 10 minutes ahead of schedule as well. The trolley left the terminal at 9:53am and returned at 11:20am, giving passengers an 87 minute tour instead of 90 minutes. We're sorry you felt short-changed over those 3 minutes.
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star-5
Fun!
Lexa_W
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Troy was AWESOME! Tons of interesting information and funny 😊 Would definitely recommend
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star-5
Great way to see Newport
Paul_K
, Jul 2022
A great guide, he was very funny and knowledgeable! A great overall tour. would recommend to all! 5 stars
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Great experience!
Amanda_B
, Jul 2022
We loved having Carlos as our tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor! We definitely would go again and hope to have Carlos again! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
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Worst Experience Ever!
Maureen_B
, Jul 2022
The worst experience I have ever had. Due to unforeseen traffic we arrived a minute before the departure time. My husband ran to tell the driver, I was coming. As I had knee surgery 3 months ago, it was taking me a little longer. The very rude driver said he couldn’t wait, call the office and took off. So my $77 were lost. I did text but was told the other trolleys were sold out. I have done this many times and have never need treated like this. I also called the office and received a call back from someone said I should have been there earlier, etc, etc. There was no customer service or offer to accommodate in any way. Will never recommend this excursion to anyone in the future.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
You are not being truthful. You did not arrive 1 minute prior to departure. Your car arrived on America's Cup Ave at 11:34 as the trolley was pulling away. Your husband attempted to hold the trolley while you parked the car, which would have taken until at least 11:45. It's not fair to our RESPONSIBLE passengers who arrive on time to make them sit there waiting for a straggler for an extra 15 minutes. It is well documented in our writings prior to purchasing your ticket to account for traffic and construction and arrive 10 minutes PRIOR to departure. We have now changed that to 20 minutes. We further state in our writings that we do not hold the trolley for stragglers and there are no refunds for those who arrive late and miss the tour. These trolleys are required to be at the Breakers Mansion to pick up passengers from the previous tour in a timely manner. Waiting for stragglers at the bus departure platform will force those leaving the Breakers to stand at the curb for an extra 15 minutes and wait for a late trolley to pick them up.
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star-5
The tour guide was...
Alexa_S
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was wonderful. Very educational and a sense of humor to boot. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
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star-4
Relaxing and informative way to see Newport
Kathy_K
, Jun 2022
This was a fun way to see parts of Newport you may miss just walking around. Very good experience and the guide was funny and knowledgeable.
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Informative tour
Patricia_S
, Jun 2022
We had a great tour guide. Russ made the trip fun and we learned a lot about Newport. The ban was clean and comfortable and the sound system was excellent.
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star-5
Great primer to the area!
Nancy_L
, Jun 2022
Great overview of the area! Our guide was very knowledgeable and added humor to keep it fun! I would recommend starting with the 90 minute trolley tour and then taking a closer look at the mansions that interest you!
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Fun Historical information
Leo_B
, May 2022
Great fun way to hear and learn about Newport was good. Great way to start a trip and familiarize yourself with parts of town. Troy our driver was awesome and kept it entertaining entire ride.
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Guide knowledge and sense...
William_W
, May 2022
Guide knowledge and sense of humor. Troy was a suburb guide. Trolley was pristine. Ro rolled with the inches with heavy fog.
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star-5
Great Newport Tour
Kerin_S
, May 2022
Troy gave a great tour of Newport and shared interesting history. We saw many of the top sites. The trolley was very clean and comfortable. Pickup and drop off was an easy process. It's a relaxing way to see Newport.
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Great time!
Karen_S
, May 2022
This was an excellent tour! Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip fun! Enjoyed the history as well as the beautiful mansions and scenery!
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Excellent guide to a pretty town
Cathy_A
, Apr 2022
We had an excellent tour with Carlos. He took great care to ensure we had a good experience without other passengers talking over him! The route covered lots of mansions and he gave a good account of the history of the are. He also added some useful information about the area and the cliff top walks
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Great Tour Guide
Scott_B
, Mar 2022
The tour guide, originally from Brazil, was excellent! He went out of his way to make the tour personal, memorable and you can tell that he really loves his job and Newport.
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Carlos was an excellent...
Margaret_H
, Nov 2021
Carlos was an excellent guide. Had a wonderful tour!! Saw beautiful scenery and homes. Interesting indie about all the sights.
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