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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we reserve the right to have pre-assigned seating for social distancing purposes.
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover Newport with ease on this trolley tour, designed to save you the stress of planning your own rides. Learn fun facts about more than 150 points of interest, and focus on the sights rather than the roads while someone else drives. With a meeting point within walking distance of the cruise port, this excursion is perfect for travelers with limited time.
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You'll start at
23 America's Cup Ave
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USADeparture Point: Newport Bus Terminal, Platform #2 (outside) 23 Americas Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
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    Newport Travel Trolley Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes -
    (For ages 5 & up). Park in the public lot at 23 America's Cup Ave (bus terminal) and locate the white trolley at Platform #2 outside. Show your cell phone or printed ticket to driver.
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You'll end at
23 America's Cup Ave
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USADeparture Point: Newport Bus Terminal, Platform #2 (outside) 23 Americas Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840
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Highlights
  • Travel around Newport with ease on a trolley tour
  • Enjoy guided commentary and pass more than 150 points of interest 
  • Multiple departure times are available to fit any schedule 
  • Convenient meeting spot within walking distance of the cruise port 
What to Expect
Your Newport Sightseeing Trolley Tour meets at a central Newport location. This tour makes it easy to explore the highlights of this picturesque seaport town in just 90-minutes. Once it’s time to get going, board the trolley and find your preferred seat and enjoy the bustle of the city as you drive by. Your guide will give you a rundown of the city's history and culture, as well as enlightening you with fun facts about attractions. Your trolley passes around 150 Newport points of interest, including the Newport Mansions, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Travel from the historic district to Bellevue Avenue to Ocean Drive and beyond. Take in sights of Cliff Walk, colonial homes, gilded mansions, and the ocean. Your tour will conclude at the original starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • For Ages 5 & Up, Board Our Luxurious and Comfortable Late-model Trolley w/l Leather Captain's chairs
  • Enjoy Our Breath-taking Narrated Scenic Overview Trolley Tour of Newport (approx 90 min)
  • See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
Exclusions
  • Parking available at Newport Bus Terminal (fees apply at gate upon exit).
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • *MINIMUM AGE TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR IS 5 YEARS OLD AND UP*
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to tardiness, no-show, or non-arrival of a cruise ship. Rescheduling is not guaranteed
  • Tour duration is approximate depending on traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lori P wrote a review Sep 4
Cortland, New York, United States12 contributions7 helpful votes
First impression was not good as the location to board the trolley was not well indicated. We had to go in to the Marriott to ask where we should be going. The handrails as you board the bus were disinfected between tours; however, I would have liked to see the seats sprayed
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from contact404, Manager at Best of Newport Trolley Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Our Newport Visitor's Center is closed permanently and all that's in its place is a locked bus terminal, but the parking garage is operational. The day before each tour, all customers receive a detailed email notification with turn by turn directions to locate the garage, how to park, and where to find the trolley at platform #2. We're sorry you did not read your email. Everyone else on your tour found the trolley okay without going into the Marriott next door. As far as spraying seats between tours, the RI Health Dept requires us to wipe down high contact areas between tours and clean seats once daily, which we do diligently as indicated in other reviews. We go above and beyond the RIDOH Covid recommendations. In addition to our stringent cleaning standards, 98% of our tours during Covid have been open air, with every window open and the 2 doors on the back deck open with a nice breeze blowing through. We are happy to hear that you made it home safely and hope to see you back in Newport when things return to normal.
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LhasaMom wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an excellent tour led by our guide Troy, who was informative, thorough, and funny! The tour itself included several historic and scenic spots and we learned so much about Newport. PS—the seats were SUPER comfortable!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DayTrip436650 wrote a review Aug 2020
Gardner, Massachusetts6 contributions
Recommend the 90 minute tour. Troy received driver was very knowledgeable. The trolley was very comfortable and took social distancing measures. I has a hard time booking online, so called. Carlos was so accommodating in helping us book our tour. Found out later he’s the owner.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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WMB wrote a review Jul 2020
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My husband and I took my mom and her husband to Newport for her birthday. We started out with the gilded age trolley tour. Our tour guide Russ was a hoot, made everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed. We decided not to do the Breakers tour and Russ made sure we got a refund
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kathy31809 wrote a review Jul 2020
Hartford, Connecticut32 contributions3 helpful votes
Great trolley ride. We enjoyed it very much and the driver was pleasant with a humor. Trolley has comfy seats and is air conditioned. You should Park is visitor center garage, next to Marriott. Highly recommended so you can see area first before venturing out on your own. **
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: Newport Travel Trolley Tours
NYvacationer21
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Great tour
Carlos was a great tour guide - gave the history of Newport, particularly the Gilded Age, with easy knowledge and h
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Ronald G
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Great Tour of Newport
Tour guide Carlos was excellent - knowledgeable, personable. Recommend inclusion of Breakers in your package. Bus w
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O9972QGcharlesb
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Thoughts of my tour
Russ made the tour rememberial with facts but made the group laugh and have a good time during this socially challe
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Wanda L
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Fun time
The tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable about key items during the tour. It was both fun and interesting
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Ann M L
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Great tour!
Russ was an AWESOME guide! Everyone was socially distanced... tour was informative and the mansion quite amazing.
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mattieshook
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Great all-around tour!
Even on a foggy and rainy day, still loved this tour! Our guide Russ was informative, funny, and made the ride real
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MaryB31969
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Great!
We had a great time! Our tour guide Troy was awesome! He was professional and informative. Will definitely recommen
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Susan B
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Troy made it awesome!
The tour was very well executed and my husband and I were very impressed with the Covid-19 precautions they took. W
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Rox000
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Amazing will return
Had a great time in the tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny, respectful and so helpful with recommendations on
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N8903RFmegand
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Great Value
This tour was just what we were looking for... An informational tour and something that wasn’t overly crowded. The
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russiansongbird
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A wonderful, and educational tour of the long gone era of decadence and opulence
Visiting the Breakers was a definitive highlight of this tour, though our trolley driver and tour guide, Carlos, wa
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nancy24123
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Fun experience
Our driver, Troy was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour a fun experience. I was surprised at how well he was
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YBF1234
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Great tour - must do
Russ was a great tour guide and took care of everyone personally. You learn a lot about Newport’s history includin
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marcmak54
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The great breakers!!
Touring the breakers mansion. How great would it b, 2 be rich like that!! The house reveals how the wealthy became
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KellyJLozier
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Great trolley tour!
Our trolley driver Troy was engaging and knowledgeable and our tour was excellent. The tour of the Breakers mansio
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