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Viking Tours

Newport Visitor & Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-6921
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Ranked #22 of 48 Activities in Newport
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Sep 22, 2014
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The Midlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW 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
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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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Brooklyn, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The tour was okay..not for us..it was a tour of the history of the mansions in newport. For an extra $10 you can get off and visit inside the mansions..good trip for those who are interested in this..

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Tour begins and ends at Newport Visitors Bureau. The driver of the trolley style bus gives a non-stop narration of popular sights and history of Newport including many of the famous mansions. You can return on your own to anything of specific interest. Well worth the price.

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We've found the best way to see an area is to do a bus, carriage or trolley tour. This one was well worth doing. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It gave us ample information on what we'd like to go back and see. It amazes me that more people don't take advantage of these tours. You see a vast... More

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This tour covers a lot of ground and history of Newport. I really got a sense of how the town is laid out and where I wanted to spend more time. The guide was knowledgable. I appreciated how nicely he asked another rider to stop taking on her phone! Enjoyable activity!

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New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were in Newport in April and chose the Viking Tour because the vehicle had enclosed windows. Our guide -- forget his name -- was a long time resident and provided a lot of insightful information about the area. Although I've been to Newport several times, it was a great way to get re-familiarize with the town. Our guide provided... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Open air trolley tour of the main attractions of Newport was just the thing to get oriented in the city. Our guide Carlos was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. He spoke of history, culture and current events and even threw in a bit of gossip.

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