Newport Small-Group History and Food Walking Tour

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Meet for this Newport small-group food and history walking tour at “The Wave” sculpture. This tour provides a great introduction to Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island city mixing sights, history, and delicious food into one experience.
Once you greet your guide and small group limited to just 10, set off through the city learning about the history of the area, including fun tidbits you wouldn’t necessarily hear if exploring on your own. Plus, this tour keeps you active by covering a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) route.
See sights such as the Brown and Howard Wharf, the Elms Mansion, and Samuel Whitehorne House, while also stopping at eateries such as Wally's Wieners, Vieste, and Cold Fusion Gelato to taste some yummy food samples of the area.
Your Newport walking tour ends and leaves you at O'Brien's Pub in the city.


Newport food and history walking tour
Learn about over 300 years of Newport history
Follow your guide on a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) long walk through Newport
Five food and drink tastings included—bring your appetite


Our meeting place which is located in front of the Wave Sculpture, at the corner of America's Cup Blvd and Memorial the heart of Newport. Following your check in, we give a brief history of the 41 North and the Armory, then continue on to our "Off the Beaten Path" tour. If you have been to Newport many times or if this is your first time, you will experience many new facts and wonderful restaurants along the way.
The Armory, built in 1894 for the Militia, soon to become the International Sailing Hall of Fame.
Brown and Howard Wharf, one of the busiest harbors dating back to the 1800's, today it is still a popular port for luxury yachts.
Wally's, Enjoy a fabulous smash burger
Waite's Wharf. A view of historical Fort Adams, built between 1837 to 1854 primarily by the Irish Immigrants.
Ancient Order of Hibernians, built as a protective agency for the Irish Immigrants, chartered in 1876.
Knot Norm's, enjoy a mahi mahi taco, with a pineapple salsa, with a side salad of apples, beets and field greens
The Elms Mansion, owned by the Preservation Society, built in 1901 by Edward Berwin. The tour will be in the beautiful gardens behind the mansion where we discuss the Gilded Age.
International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), the only accredited school of its type in the country.
Vieste's, Enjoy a sampling of homemade Italian appetizers.
Samuel Whitehorne House, the most historic home in Newport. Built in 1811 following the Revolution.
Cold Fusion, 18 varieties of gelato or sorbet to choose from. or Ben & Jerry's, depends upon availability.


Food and beverages
Local guide
Bottled water
Tea and coffee
Small group walking tour


The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please advise food allergies and gluten sensativities in the Special Instructions box at time of checkout
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.