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Historic Tours of Newport

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Two mansion tour

After a delayed start, we thought the tour was well done. The taped narration augmented with the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
New York City, New York
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Great way to see Newport

We took the tour around Newport and made two stops at the mansions. We called to check the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chuck P
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
850 Aquidneck Ave, Suite 8, Newport, RI 02842
+1 401-855-1942
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the tour around Newport and made two stops at the mansions. We called to check the location and talked top the owner who told were to park for free. Our driver/tour guides very knowledge. Pickup at each location right on time, a class...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 3 hour tour that included a drive around Newport and One Mansion the Breakers. Since the AC was not working in the Trolley we went in a van with 9 people total. Was very comfortable and my mom who had a walker...More

Thank Paula Z
SPG5, Manager at Historic Tours of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Paula! We are grateful for your lovely review..we take pride in our work. Historic Tours is committed towards giving our guests a lively, Fun and Informative tour. We have our trolley back AC working impeccably..come and enjoy Historic Tours of Newport!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected this tour company for a tour of the mansions. We met at the Tourist Center to board our trolley bus. The seats are hard wood and not comfortable. But the biggest problem was that it was over 90 degrees and, not only was...More

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SPG5, Manager at Historic Tours of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day! Bphman, Thank you for this review and your patience with Historic Tours of Newport. I am glad that you had a good tour despite the discomfort. We have rectified climate control and rest assured that guests will enjoy our wonderful tour guides and...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

It started off bad and did not improve...They offered 1 tour the day we went, at 12, we were told to arrive at 11:50AM. It was cold and windy outside, the trolley arrived at 12:25 PM. Not one apology to the handful of people standing...More

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SPG5, Owner at Historic Tours of Newport, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Ms.Judy Ann, How are you doing today. Thank you for your review. Historic Tours of NewportLLC has been in business for ten years now and we have consistently conducted tours safely and have produced many happy customers, whom have become repeat customers now! However, I...More

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

1  Thank Handyrandy63
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

Thank PegN1
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

4  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 27 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

3  Thank Sharidbw
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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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