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“tour of Newport, R I”

Historic Tours of Newport
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US$45.90*
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive
Ranked #23 of 53 Tours in Newport
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Owner description: Take a step back in time from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age during our Daily Mansion Tours. Historic Tours of Newport gives you an accurate account of over 365 years of Newport history, as well as its spectacular architectural heritage.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“tour of Newport, R I”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We had limited time in a recent trip to Newport. We had booked a 2 hour tour and the van was very conveniently located at the Visitor's Center. We had a delightful driver that told many stories about the families who originally settled here and all the mansions. We did not have time to go to any of the mansions and would do that next time.

Visited October 2012
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A good tour of beautiful Newport”
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This tour is recommended for those who want to know the history of Newport and get a handle on the logistics of the town. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and a pleasure. The transportation, in a van, was not the most comfortable but it worked. The traffic can get crazy in Newport, so this is a good alternative to driving around and exploring on your own.

Visited August 2012
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“A great way to start your weekend.”
Reviewed 24 March 2012 via mobile

Recommended by one of the locals, the historic tours start at the Visitor and Transportation Center. It was $25/ea for an hour and a half tour, but you got a very good look at where all the mansions were, cliff walk access, downtown areas, Jackie's childhood home, e.t.c. The older gent that gave us the play-by-play was amazing. Going on 80 years old, and a caretaker in several mansions over the years, this guy was pure historian, and added a fun sense of humor to it all. The 15 passenger van was not the best vehicle for viewing, or getting in and out of, or else it probably would have gotten a higher score. A great way to start our weekend in Newport.

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