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Wind along Newport’s famous Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), lined with 19th-century mansions that once served as summer getaways for the New York elite. During this 90-minute guided tour, learn the history of this Rhode Island treasure and stop along the way to snap photos of the jaw-dropping properties. Stroll along Cliff Walk, gaze at the summer cottages of Bellevue Avenue and delight in the sculpted garden at Chateau-sur-Mer. A variety of departure times makes this tour easy to fit into your schedule.


  • 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

Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour

Newport Mansions

Ocean Drive dates back to the 1800s, when many wealthy New Yorkers escaped to Newport on Rhode Island during the hot summers. Large resorts were built along the Newport Harbor beaches and waterfront to accommodate this elite crowd, which grew every year, until finally the 10-mile (16-km) stretch of coastline became the summer's place to be. This 90-minute tour takes you there.

At your selected time, begin 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I purchased this trip for my 70-year old parents and they loved it. The driver was good, knowledgeable. His narrative was interesting and funnyeven for people with limited English.
The trip takes you to see mansions and golf fields. It's a nice and easy little trip.

Stella R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great way to see the sights,excellent driver,lots of great information.

Mary Jane C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide was very informative and personable .

leonard d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A brilliant tour in a lovely place. The tour driver Nate I think his name was was excellent, certainly knew his stuff and seemed to love what he was doing. Well done!

Catherine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was a nice way to learn about the area before going off and exploring more in depthly by our selves. Nate, our tour guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was just the right length of time. I would highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour of Newport with Ocean Drive and mansions. Driver did a great tour and we had an enjoyable day!

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Enjoyed trip tremendously. Tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. Gave restaurant reviews when asked. Highly recommend it!

Bridget S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour! Guide Nate was VERY informative and interesting and gave us tips on where to eat and where park to go on the Cliff walk. He is an asset to your company!

nancy s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour guide, Nate, was excellent! Gave us so much history and facts! Didn't even stop to drink some water, talked non-stop! A very informative, smart young man! Would highly recommend him and the tour!

Debbie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great! Our driver, Nate, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and history. Beautiful views of the mansions and ocean. Great recommendations for dining in Newport from Nate as well. I would definitely take this tour again so that I could tour the mansions as well, didn't have time this trip.

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