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New Bern Tours & Convention - Day Tours

333 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-7316
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Ranked #4 of 15 activities in New Bern
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Nov 10, 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went on this 90 minute trolley ride and loved it! We got a great overview of the city and a TON of history. The guide was very thorough and interesting! This is a wonderful introduction to the city!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The 90-minute tour shows off the history of New Bern with three stops, one at the cemetery, one at Christ Church, and one at the academy. The final stop was really just a chance to stretch your legs as there was nothing much to see in the grass lot where we stood. We toured with a local who was able... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It amazed us when we moved here the history that is within this little town. If you are visiting take a trolley tour from Tryron Palace to see and hear about the town. Grab a map and find the bears! I still chuckle when I am asked what they mean because I once did the same thing although we didn't... More

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Fallston, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Beware! They need at least 6 paying customers to conduct tour. Although we called ahead this was not mentioned and we detoured here for the purpose of this tour. Initially it seem there would not be 6 so we offered to pay for the 2 extra tickets needed. Both the driver (Joe Hudson) and the guide (John Muth) were agreeable... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

The tour was an awesome look into the past. So much colonial history in this quaint town!!! Note: we were there in mid-March when tours don't operate on Tue or Wed. I called ahead ( on a Monday) to find out that tours only run at 2:00. What they didn't tell me was that they will not run unless there... More

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Bowie, MD
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311 reviews 311 reviews
19 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The tour picked us up at the Doubletree. very convenient. The driver and tour guide were both top notch! This was one thing I really wanted to do while here. Learned lots about New Bern history, including why it's called the "city on wheels".... history of moving houses between lots for sometimes egotistical reasons. Fascinating history... Revolutionary War, Civil War,... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We recently vacationed near Top Sail Beach, N.C. on the Atlantic Ocean and took a day trip to Historic New Bern, N.C. We visited the Visitor's Center first and got tickets ($16.00/adult) to tour the Palace and several other historical homes. The tour was excellent with a great Docent who could answer every question we had. Each individual historical home... More

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

In July, with temps at 100^, it was TOO HOT for this tour. The trolley has no A/C and does not go fast enough to create a breeze. But our guide made it very interesting and I would recommend it during decent weather. Staff was helpful and displayed concern about our group suffering in the heat.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This was a well done tour. New Bern is so quaint and historic it was nice to learn some of the particulars about the old structures and city history. Guide had a great delivery and length of tour was just right. Anyone visiting should consider this trolley tour to gain a full appreciation for just how special this community is.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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330 reviews 330 reviews
61 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This trolley ride was the highlight of our visit to New Bern. Our guide was knowledgeable, witty and very eager to meet our needs as a group. When first boarding we were all asked what we wanted to enjoy and then the trip seemed to be tailored to those wishes. The town is lovely and we learned a great deal... More

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