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Viking Tours of Newport

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Address: 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport Visitor & Information Center, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-847-6921
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Fantastic Overview of Newport.

We took the Scenic Overview Tour which uses a trolley with narration by the driver. Our driver Tom was a wealth of knowledge and had an excellent delivery (historical and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Florida USA

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Florida USA
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Scenic Overview Tour which uses a trolley with narration by the driver. Our driver Tom was a wealth of knowledge and had an excellent delivery (historical and geographical information interspersed with interesting and/or quirky bits local history). The tour included a drive on the scenic Ten Mile Ocean Drive and past the many huge mansions along the... More 

Thank savanna47
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very informative tour. Learned alot about the town as well as numerous houses not only the mansions.

Thank arthurk742
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

18 of us took the 90 minute trolley tour with our driver Tom. He was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable and funny. We had kids ranging in age from 5-15 and they all loved it. Definitely the best way to see Newport. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Tonysgal215
Summerfield, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We charter a tour trolley for a custom tour, the driver/tour guide did a great job. Explaining everything we saw to those on board. The trolley arrived on time, was clean and attractive. Will absolutely use Viking again.

Thank SummerfieldCruiser
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

To get an idea of what there is in Newport, this is the best to do so. The driver gives a very interesting and informative commentary. We got to see every point of interest in town and also all the mansions, which are not only visually interesting, but also have an interesting history. Thoroughly recommend the 1.5 hour tour.

Thank KathyM8
Victor, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Heartily recommend this tour of Newport. Trolley had comfortable seating and temperature. Driver/guide was very informative providing many fascinating facts about the history and architecture of Newport.

Thank jhb1945
Hamilton, Canada
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198 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Viking offers a trolley tour around Newport. The guide identifies over 100 points of interest on the tour. He really wanted to show us the livestock near Fort Adams. When they couldn't be seen from the road he drove up towards the Fort Adams entrance to give us a view of the goats and llama. He also provided us with... More 

Thank Barheat
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A great overview of Newport history and the various sights was provided by Ron. He was informative as well as funny, joking appropriately along the way. Ron also was of great assistance during boarding and disembarking to my mother-in-law who is mobility impaired. For first-time visitors to Newport, this is a good way to start your trip, allowing to better... More 

Thank ScreenName58
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We enjoyed the quided tour through the streets of Newport. Learning all the history and seeing all the beautiful landmarks as pointed out by our very knowledgeable guide. Also enjoyed the self tour through the mansions and the ideas for lunch.

Thank Koko430
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I took the Newport Trolley Tour to see the Newport mansions. The tour guide did not disappoint. The tour guide drives you all over Newport to see some of the landmarks and the oldest summer homes. The trolley then stops at the mansion that you purchased admission for and then picks you up, but not before prepping you for all... More 

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