Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour

Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
 
Detail Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Choice of several departures throughout the day
Detail Family friendly
Detail Duration: 90 minutes
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Embark on a wonderful sightseeing city tour through the gorgeous area of Newport, Rhode Island with the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour. This 90-minute tour will provide you with tons of great views at all the well-known landmarks, mansions, and charming sights of this notable city. Don't forget to bring your camera for photos of these popular mansions, streets, and landmarks. This will be the perfect 1.5-hour sightseeing tour for you and your family to learn about Newport while finding new locations to visit after the tour.

You will meet your professional and local tour guide at the Newport Visitor Center to begin your trolley tour. During the ride, your knowledegable guide will provide a commentary of fun facts, stories, and the history of locations along the way. 

Tour highlights include:

  • Ocean Drive

    - Historic District in the city of Newport that is known for its distinctive landscapes and architecture. Originally, during the colonial era, the area was once farmland. After many of the summer mansions began being built in the area, it opened up the development along Ocean Drive.
  • Bellevue Avenue

    - This historic neighborhood district is filled with notable Gilded Age mansions built around the turn of the 20th century with homes including the Astor and Vanderbilt families. The Avenue was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976 with many of the homes individually being on the list as well.
  • Kingscote

    - Built in 1839, this Gothic Revival mansion was one of the first summer cottages built in the area and is now a National Historic Landmark.
  • Rosecliff

    - Beautiful Gilded Age mansion built in 1902. The home is now open to the public as a historic house museum and was used to film scenes from True Lies, Amistad, The Betsy, High Society, and the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby.
  • Marble House

    - Completed in 1892, this Gilded Age mansions temple-front architecture resembles the White House.
  • The Elms

    - Built in 1899, this Gilded Age mansion was built as a 'summer cottage.' The home has a gorgeous limestone facade and is now open to the public.
  • The Breakers

    - This Vanderbilt mansion was built in 1895. The home includes 70 rooms and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The architectural style of the home represents the Italian Renaissance.
  • Chateau-sur-Mer

    - One of the first Gilded Age mansions built on Bellevue Avenue in the 1890s.

After seeing all of these lovely historic homes, you will head back to the visitor center to conclude your tour. Many of the homes on the tour are now museums that you can visit, this tour gives you a lovely insight into some of the homes worth seeing so you can plan more adventures after this lovely sightseeing tour on your next vacation to Newport.

Frequently Asked Questions for Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour:
  • What methods of transportation does the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour use?
    The tour uses a Trolley.
  • Approximately how long does the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour last?
    It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Comfortable casual attire.
  • Where does the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Newport Visitor Center located at 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
  • Is the Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes.
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