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New Bern Tours & Convention

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Address: 333 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
Phone Number: +(1)800-849-7316
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty on a 90 minute...

Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty on a 90 minute comprehensive trolley tour of historic downtown New Bern.

Relax while your professional New Bern Tours guide recounts fascinating details of this former royal capital and will leave you enchanted by the city's unique charm.

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A Wonderful Rich History

We enjoyed the tour so much that we went home, and told family and friends all about New Bern's interesting history. A mini series should be made about the fascinating people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rafael A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour so much that we went home, and told family and friends all about New Bern's interesting history. A mini series should be made about the fascinating people that lived there in the 1700s and 1800s. I love Bill Hand's detailed knowledge of the residents, past and present. It was one of the best tours I've ever... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought tickets an hour or so ahead assuming we would be in an Trolley with AC, not!! It was 90 plus degrees with very high humidity and an open trolley. They had rented the one with the AC out for a wedding so.....this 90 min tour although interesting was challenging until a front blew in. With that being said... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with interesting stops. Lots of details about the town and it's amazing history. Driver and tour guide were very friendly and gave us fascinating information. Seats are a bit small for two adults and some seats had wheel wells, so your feet are up high. On our excursion the trolley wasn't full, so we each had a seat.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Driver friendly ....tour guide was not clear or loud enough to be heard...(with a mic) even when sitting in the 3rd row. Waste of $.

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Thank Roseanne1953
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

New Bern Bus Tour was well worth the cost. New trolley bus with air to ride around city with a guide. Guide was very informative and did a great job. Highly recommend this tour.

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Thank eastcoaster
Rougemont,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The husband and I enjoyed this tour. It was 90 minutes, and our guide took lots of time to answer any and all questions we had for him. We made a stop were we could exit, and he would pause and point out points of interest along the way. We learned a lot of very interesting things about the city.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

the tour lasts about 90 minutes and is very interesting. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Questions are encouraged. The trolley driver is great as well. If you are staying at the Double Tree or the Marriott they will pick you up and bring you back. The trolley is air conditioned and you can book online.

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WIlson NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

My husband and I took the Trolley Tour a year after becoming part time residents of New Bern, 4 years after visiting often. We saw and learned so much! That tour and history is fascinating and am no history buff. The new trolley is enclosed and has ac, thank God. We did decide to take the tour again in the... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The tour guide gave us lots of interesting facts about New Bern...loved it! The new air conditioned bus was very nice.

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Angleton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. New Bern is a City very rich in History, I really enjoyed this tour, very informative.

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