Providence Tours
Rhode Island in a Day
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Ages 0-100, max of 28 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    9:00AM Meet outside the RI Visitor Information Center at the Convention Center across from Omni Hotel entrance. Bus will meet at the crosswalk nearest the convention center. Paid parking at Providence Place Mall or Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Option 2
    Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport), an IHG Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886, USA
    Tour bus departs from the main entrance at 8:30am
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128187P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please be aware that during your tour the tour guide may take pictures of your tour group which could be used in future marketing materials or shared on one of our social media pages, if it’s a really great picture! If you would like to be tagged in a photo, or if you don’t want to be included in a photo, please let the tour guide know.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128187P3

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    • Experience Rhode Island Tours & Transportation
      615
      Providence, Rhode Island
      Joined in June 2013
    • Q6933JRmichaelb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      All about Providence
      Excellent and informative tour. Nate was fantastic at check in. John, our driver guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I highly recommend this tour for an overview of Providence.
      Written July 10, 2024
    • Rosemary G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour for first visit to Providence!
      This was our first time visiting Providence, so this was the perfect tour for us to take! We did this tour immediately after we arrived in the city, and since we were only here for 1 day, we wanted to see all of the city highlights and learn about its history. Phil, our driver, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining! We learned a lot and definitely got a feel for the city! Definitely recommend this tour!
      Written July 9, 2024
    • akancherla
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Driver did great explaining rich history of city
      I recently took a one-hour guided sightseeing tour of Providence, Rhode Island, and it was a fantastic experience. The driver did an excellent job explaining the rich history of the city, providing fascinating insights and stories that brought the landmarks to life. From the stunning architecture of Benefit Street to the vibrant arts scene, the tour covered all the highlights in an engaging and informative way. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore and learn about Providence in a short amount of time.
      Written July 9, 2024
    • joanng582
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The gilded age tour was great, very informative. The guide, Carlos, was fun and in good form. We enjoyed the 2 hours.
      Great tour. Loved Carlos. Only please turn down the air conditioning. We especially liked learning of the history of the gilded age.
      Written June 28, 2024
    • janpE1298XO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A1 Providence Tour
      Fantastic, only here for one day, great way to see some of the top spots. Ted was very informative, funny and included you in his banter. Would recommend it to everone
      Written June 25, 2024
    • Excursion64543154045
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Tour!
      Excellent tour. I love how informative our guide was. He gave us inside tips and suggestions and had so much historical knowledge. I loved it! Thank you.
      Written June 24, 2024
    • robertcA996LP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Money Well Spent...Take This Tour
      To Experience RI and potential guests: I saw more of Providence in an hour and a half on this tour than I would have in 3 days of going to all the places on the itinerary on my own. John, the tour guide, is very knowledgeable and entertaining. The time flew by. This tour is the most efficient and economical way to see the city. Bob from CT
      Written June 24, 2024
    • judywJ9841PU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Learned so much!
      Great tour! John was knowledgeable and friendly, and we learned so much! We were able to get off the bus several times for photos.
      Written June 17, 2024
    • L7043BEconnier
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Must Try
      Tour was very informative. Guide was great & very personable. We were able to stop & get pictures. Really enjoyed this tour.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • Paul3159
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Phil was the tour guide and he was knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. We enjoyed the trip very much and would recommend it highly.
      Written June 7, 2024
    • Tinat8462
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An exceptional view of Providence, Rhode Island it’s history and great of you and personal stories
      Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and very kind very much aware of the needs of the passengers and excited to share his knowledge
      Written May 23, 2024
    • 384kime
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it!
      This tour was a really fun experience. Phil was a great guide. You could tell everyone on the bus had a fun time…we loved it.
      Written May 17, 2024
    • LarySh
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Discover Providence tour
      We had a great time on our Discover Providence tour. It was very interesting and informative. Thank you!
      Written November 10, 2023
    • jpouly
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour of Providence
      The Experience Rhode Island Tour was well worth the money, it was a great overview of the city and a lot of information about the origins and history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions.
      Written October 25, 2023
    • A2240SQbeverlys
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not much to see
      The driver was great and told us a lot about the area. Unfortunately we didn't think there was much to see, compared to other town tours we have taken. That's the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars. The tour company and driver were great
      Written October 24, 2023
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    Tonyntrisha
    Kilwinning, UK64 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    2nd September 2023. An 8hr Rhode island in a day tour was booked and paid for. Advertised as comprising a total of 8 different stops with each stop allowing guests to alight for different periods of time. But not today. Today the bus had been double booked for a wedding. The last 3 stops were simply drive bys and 2 hours straight on the bus in order to get the bus back in time for the wedding. Now I doubt the wedding was rush booked in the last couple of days so I really don't see why someone's else's happy event should impact whatsoever on the advertised itinerary and twenty or so passengers. A big fat 1/10. The driver and guide was called Ted and to his credit he was very knowledgeable, informative and witty. But the tour did not provide the service it had advertised. And that's bad. Very bad. So to anyone else thinking of booking a trip, perhaps you might want to contact the tour operator and make sure the bus isn't needed later in the afternoon for a wedding/barmitzvah/funeral/cat's birthday..as all these will apparently take precedence over your paid for tour.
    Written September 2, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We apologize for any frustration. Thank you for letting us know. Normally, no other event conflicts with our tour, but yesterday we had an unusual situation with a wedding we had to accommodate. In order to accommodate that situation, and give everyone the full Rhode Island in a Day experience, we started your tour an hour early. We were able to give you the full experience, with the exception that you weren't able to get out at the final stop. On the other hand, your group was given more time in Newport than is usually given. We did our very best given the situation. Ted said you and your wife were a delight to have on board, and we really appreciate you joining us during your journey around New England. We sincerely hope you got a great feel for Rhode Island through the tour!
    Written September 3, 2023
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    SouthBend!
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Ted was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the tour. He pointed out certain things that was only known to locals in each stop. Also, the historical importance/information about the location that he choose could not have been better. My son is a Senior in PVD and I wish we had discovered this tour when he was a Freshman! Be ready to be surprised!!

    Thank you for the lovely tour and thank you Olivia for taking the pictures along the way.
    Written October 5, 2020
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    Thank you so much for the kind review, Ed & Celia! It was such a pleasure to show you the smallest state full of big surprises! :) We can't wait to host you again on your next trip out from Indiana! Sincerely, Olivia
    Written October 6, 2020
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    Shelley S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    Ted was a great tour guide. We were all over most parts of the beautiful state of Rhode Island. We learned so much information about the history of this state. It was a very beautiful tour. Lots of opportunities to take pictures, We visited beaches, saw colonial houses and mansions. I'd recommend this tour on your first day in town because you are shown many areas of things to go back and visit or do.
    Written May 6, 2024
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    Thank you so much for your review! It was a delight to have you and your fellow Buckeye with us for the day!
    Written May 6, 2024
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    Keith Bryant
    Romford, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was the highlight of my stay in Providence. Our guide, Ted, was informative and engaging. His knowledge of Rhode Island's history is incredible, and his enthusiasm for this beautiful state shines through. There were frequent stops for lunch, photo opportunities, and toilet breaks. I can not recommend this tour highly enough.
    Written August 24, 2023
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    Thank you so much for joining us for the Rhode Island in a Day tour! It makes us very glad that it was the highlight of your stay!
    Written September 3, 2023
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    Lynda I
    Elizabethtown, PA72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    Ted was our tour guide for the day! He was AWESOME! He encompassed being entertaining, informative, thorough, polite, kept to the schedule. . . .overall one of our best tour guides! He took us to some great places for special treats as part of our stops including all the history!!
    We were able to see and hear about all parts of Narragansett Bay area.
    Highly recommend this tour!
    Written June 30, 2021
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    Thanks for recommending us, Lynda! :) We're so glad you enjoyed touring Rhode Island in a Day with Ted! It was our pleasure to have you on board! Sincerely, Olivia Experience RI Tours 401-886-0733
    Written July 3, 2021
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    cynthiab
    Los Alamos, NM17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    We only had one day in Rhode Island, so this tour was the best use of our time. The only disappointment was so few sites in Providence were on the tour. But we very much enjoyed the places we saw. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the state and of each site we visited. This tour was very enriching.
    Written October 8, 2023
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    We're so glad you had a great time with us on our Rhode Island in a Day tour. Providence is featured on our Discover Providence tour!
    Written June 18, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    CarDee86
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    I wanted to get out of my city for my birthday. I, like everyone else, am tired of quarantine birthdays. I decided to head to Rhode Island. I work in the state multiple times a week, but I'm never there long enough to experience anything. I scoured the internet for activities that sounded interesting and were reasonably priced. I kept stumbling upon Experience Rhode Island and saw all the great reviews on every site. The reviews didn't lie. My friend and I had a ball!! We learned a lot about Providence and Rhode Island while getting to sample the best Rhode Island eats. I now know that I LOVE Rhode Island Chowdah and clam cakes!! I have never liked chowder but Rhode Island has changed my mind!! Our guide is a fun guy with a great sense of humor. You can tell he loves his city and state as well as the job. Plus he is an incredibly skilled driver! Shout out to the other ladies on the tour! Such a fun group of ladies. This tour was a treat. I'm so glad I went with this company and plan on going on more tours in the future!!
    Written May 26, 2021
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    Deborah M
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Family
    I was very disappointed that in our group which had 3 black people there was not one mention of the slave trade. The tour guide made Linden House owners sound like fine people. They were slave traders. I feel the politics of the tour driver came through and it was shameful. Please address this.
    Written June 1, 2024
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    Thank you for your review. On our all our tours, our goal is to show you what's great about the Ocean State in an enjoyable way. We ensure all that you learn is accurate.
    Written June 18, 2024
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    Suzy
    Changhua, Taiwan3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Solo
    It was such an unexpected experience. Ted is very knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. Rhodesia Island is so beautiful. The scene of the beach is out of the world! I was almost late for my train but he was kindly enough to drop me off at the place very close to the train station on our way back.
    Written August 6, 2022
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    Marion S
    Montclair, NJ18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rhode Island in a Day was the perfect tour for a first-time visitor to Rhode Island. Ted was our guide for the day and made history come alive as we went. Beautiful scenery, wicked good lobstah rolls, and great company. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written July 7, 2019
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    So glad you joined us for Rhode Island in a day! And thank you for five stars! :)
    Written March 1, 2020
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