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Historic Tours of Newport

23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3032
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Use another tour company......

It started off bad and did not improve...They offered 1 tour the day we went, at 12, we were told... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
JudyAnn66
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Lynn, Massachusetts
Wonderfull and Very Informative

There is so much relevant U S history on this island. Major parts of the Revolutionary War took... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Handyrandy63
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Founded in 2007, Historic Tours of Newport is a service oriented company offering comprehensive tours (both public and private) of Newport and Newport’s mansions, showcasing their individuality and uniqueness.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3032
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"visitor's center"
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"great tour"
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"marble house"
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"sites"
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"breakers"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

There is so much relevant U S history on this island. Major parts of the Revolutionary War took place on this island. We booked this tour at the Visitor's Center, a great place. The Trolly Bus driver and tour guide, who was in his early...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

My husband and I were in Newport for a day. We decided to take a tour rather than go into one of the mansions. GREAT idea! Renee is a wonderful tour guide. You get a narrated tour with Renee jumping in to tell us what...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It was an easy walk (less than 1/2 a kilometre) to the visitor centre which is the pick-up location. The driver was knowledgeable about all the relevant buildings, historical sites and history of the area. Upon his recommendation we did the tour of the Vanderbilt...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a tough one. We were on the trolley, not the white bus. The driver asked if we wanted AC and a few people said yes. Some people rolled up their windows and others did not and this was a problem. The driver didn't...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

After a delayed start, we thought the tour was well done. The taped narration augmented with the driver's comments were well done. We chose to visit The Breakers and Rosecliff mansion, 2 very different homes. The drop offs and pick ups were timely and the...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

As a Newport resident, I was not looking forward to a trolley tour. I expected the typical tour with recorded narration, like the hop-on-hop-off tours that my girlfriend is always dragging me on, and of course I knew lots about most of the sights. But...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

What an awesome tour,the trolley tour was great.Our driver Renee did a wonderful job narrating the sights,she was friendly and patient.We got to see more than I thought.Stopping at Ft.Adams was a nice bonus,wasn't expecting that.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The tour took us along the ocean and the guide explained all about the mansions we were seeing. Finally we toured the Breakers which was awesome.

1  Thank Maureen B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This tour is well worth the time and money. We had a wonderful narration about historic Newport as we saw the sites. Lots of interesting information. Covered a wide geographic area as well. Short stop at the fort to stretch etc. At the end dropped...More

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Handyrandy63
15 November 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
The trolley tour is extremely good, if you book via their website you can also select the mansions you want to visit. The trolley tour ends at the first mansion you visit, and after your visits you are then picked up by... More
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