Newport Trolley Tour

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USD2700

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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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.

Highlights

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

Itinerary

(For ages 5 & up only). Park in the public lot at 23 America's Cup Ave (Newport Transit Center) and locate the white trolley at Platform #2 outside. Show your cell phone or printed ticket to driver.
The trolley tour will enter Fort Adams, a historic 1799 landmark and home of today's annual Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival. The fort is also home to President Eisenhower's summer home called the Eisenhower House.
The Welcome Center features a snack bar, clean restrooms, and ticket sales counter to take a tour inside of the fort.
There are also 2 water taxi stops and free public parking at Fort Adams State Park. The Bennington Overlook section of Fort Adams offers breathtaking sunsets over Narragansett Bay with free parking as well.
The trolley tour passes by Brenton Point State Park, former estate of RI's 2nd governor William Brenton (elected 1665). Riders will see the former estate of RI's 2nd governor William Brenton (elected 1665). Brenton Point State Park is a free public park offering pristine views of the Atlantic Ocean on 2 sides of the park plus free sunsets over the water 12 months per year. Seasonal restrooms are available in the stone building.
The trolley tour travels through the Ocean Drive Historic District. Visitors will begin to see Newport's Gilded Age Mansions lining the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking scenery.
Mansions on Ocean Drive include Mavis and Jay Leno's Seafair, and several filming locations of HBO's TV series "The Gilded Age" including Indian Spring Castle, The Ledges and Crossways mansions.
Once the trolley tour enters the Newport Cliff Walk area of the Bellevue Ave Historic District, riders will begin to learn about the Gilded Age mansions along the Cliff Walk, which are on the ocean side of the mansions for 3.5 miles between Reject's Beach and Newport Beach.
Your guide will explain how to best access the Cliff Walk and areas where parking is free to enjoy the Cliff Walk and the best areas for viewing.
The trolley tour stops in front of the 2nd of the 3 Newport Vanderbilt mansions "The Marble House".
This small palace built in 1892 was instrumental in the passage of the women's suffrage movement, as Alva Vanderbilt hosted fundraisers in her pagoda (Chinese Tea House on the Cliff Walk) whereby she raised a great deal of money to pass the 19th amendment.
Both the Marble House and Chinese Tea House were the Asian wedding set in the Katherine Heigel classic movie "27 Dresses"
Free parking for Marble House tour visitors is available across the street at 585 Bellevue Ave.
The trolley tour stops in front of the Rosecliff Mansion, a 1902 'summer cottage" of Tessie Fair-Oelrichs. The most famous movie filmed here was The Great Gatsby (Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston).
Tours are available at the Rosecliff mansion on a seasonal basis.
The trolley tour stops at The Breakers Newport, the 3rd Vanderbilt Mansion in Newport and discharges passengers who purchased this interior tour option.
This 1895 'summer cottage' is the largest mansion in the region and is RIs most visited tourist attraction. It sits on the Newport Cliff Walk facing SE towards the Atlantic Ocean.
The trolley tour continues along Bellevue Ave and passes by The Elms Newport, a Gilded Age mansion of Edward and Sarah Berwind. The guide explains the 2 tours that are available inside the Elms Mansion.
The trolley tour passes by the front door of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the 1881 site of the old Newport Casino (shopping district of the Gilded Age millionaires). The guide explains the free and for-fee tours available inside the ITHOF.
The trolley tour continues into Downtown Newport's bustling waterfront district anchored by Bowen's Wharf. The guide explains the shopping, dining, boating excursions, and other waterfront attractions along America's Cup Ave.

Inclusions

See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
Our breathtaking, narrated scenic overview trolley tour of Newport
For Ages 5+ only, board our luxurious, comfortable late model trolley with leather captain's chairs

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • IMPORTANT: Tours may be canceled if there are any winter weather events forecast that involve ice or snow, in which we will provide full refunds. Travelers who are visiting Newport for the sole purpose of taking a trolley tour are encouraged to purchase trip cancelation insurance for their hotels and flights, as the likelihood of tour cancelation is increased during colder weather. Passenger safety of is our primary concern.
  • *MINIMUM AGE TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR IS 5 YEARS OLD AND UP*
  • Departure point is the Newport Transportation Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI, platform #2 Parking is available on site for a fee.
  • This tour departs promptly at the scheduled time.
  • The duration of this tour is 70-90 minutes, depending on traffic conditions
  • This enclosed trolley tour operates rain or shine except during and after winter weather events which involve snow or ice
  • Our drivers have updated manifests on their devices. Cancelled tickets are not accepted for admission
  • Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The trolley is not handicapped accessible. Driver may assign seating based on customer's physical needs

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.