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Viking Tours

Address: Newport Visitor & Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-6921
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Ranked #21 of 71 Activities in Newport
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Bradley, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our driver Jim was very informative and we saw so many things. I'm very glad the visitor center recommended the tour. It helps to do this first so you can get a feel of the lay out of the city. Bonus was the cost for off season. Definitely a must do

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State College, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We enjoyed the trolley tour. Our driver was Ann who was very pleasant and gave a nice commentary and insight to what we were seeing as we toured. She had a great sense of humor and was very personable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We had such a wonderful tour with Jim. He made it so fun and very interesting but the problem was the design on the windows blocked some of the view and was in all my pictures. I was so disappointed. They shouldn't have anything on the windows. If weather permits, get a tour with open windows.

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silver spring, md
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285 reviews 285 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a very nice way to get your bearings when visiting Newport for the first time. Sit back and relax and let the tour operator deal with the traffic. Our tour operator was very informative and funny. We got to see most of the "gilded age" mansions for which Newport is famous and later were able to pick one... More 

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Boynton Beach, Fl.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had Ron as our driver/guide. He really knew his stuff and was very nice. We took the 4 hour tour. Since we had all day why not? It included 2 mansions. And it was perfect . The wealth that is here is incredible. Go take the tour and relax.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Firstly I have to say that their job is made easier by the fact that Newport is such a pretty place with a lot of history however the trolley bus tour was done professionally and the information provided by the driver was mostly interesting (taking into account we did not know all the people mentioned as we are from the... More 

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The Midlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Our driver, Jim, gave us an excellent and informative narrative about the Newport mansions and their wealthy owners,and took us on the ten mile scenic coast road and along Bellevue Avenue where all the mansions can be found. The tour took about 2 hours and there was more information than we could take in. It was a very good insight... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We took this trolly tour 3 years ago & it was wonderful, very professional & so informative. This time we were there with my brother & sister in law & it was so different. It was so poorly done & such a waste of our time. George, our guide, was much more interested in discussing the stores we passed &... More 

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washington dc
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We took this tour to get a sense of Newport and checkout at least one house in a tight time frame. The benefit was having someone else driving as well as a description of what we were seeing. What I had a problem with is the rewriting of american history that was part of the tour. The summer White House... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a wonderful time the tour guide was great and knowledgeable about the trip the ride was nice AC trolley great views and info Thanks

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