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“Excellent overview of Newport”

Viking Tours of Newport
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Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Admission to The Breakers and Marble House
Ranked #9 of 56 Tours in Newport
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Owner description: Since 1962, Viking Tours has been showing visitors to Newport the amazing history of our city. We invite you to travel from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age during one of our specialty tours. Only Viking Tours gives you an insider’s look into Newport aboard our old-fashioned trolleys and modern motorcoaches. Voted by the readers of Newport Life Magazine as Best Tour – Land, Sea or Sky 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015!
Beverley, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent overview of Newport”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We took this tour because we were not staying in Newport for long and wanted to have a quick overview. We were really glad we did. The tour guide, John, was very amusing and knew a lot about the area. The tour lasts for about 90 minutes and takes you round the major areas of interest, including Thames street, the Fort and the Mansions, giving snippets of history tailored to the audience. We would highly recommend this as an introduction before making your own way back to areas of interest.

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English first
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tour time flew by”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Took the tour only-- no mansions. Driver was "Russ from the Bus" as he told us to call him. Very informative and not boring at all. Told us very interesting tales. Took tour mainly to get on overview of Newport, but turned out to be one of the highlights of our vacation. Would highly recommend taking tour

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A good overview of the city”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our driver kept it interesting, with a lot of history and the personalities involved, as well as some recommendations for restaurants and other attractions to visit in Newport.

We bought the tour that includes a visit to one of the mansions (we chose The Breakers, and recommend it) for $41, which seems fair.

Visited September 2012
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect for a rainy day”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The tour took us past the mansions and homes of Newport while our driver filled us in on the local legends and history. Perfect for a rainy day.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Professional and Informative”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

A trolley tour with Viking should be the first stop on your Newport visit. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining - and the time flew by. We took the Scenic Overview Tour (Tour 1), as we had spent the previous day touring the mansions.

In retrospect, Tour 2 - the Grand Mansion Tour - would have been a smarter and more cost effective approach. This provides the scenic tour, and admission to either The Breakers, Marble House or Rosecliff. Tour 3 includes two mansion tours.

Whatever tour you chose, you won't regret it!

Visited July 2012
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