- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
For ages 5 & up, this approx 3-hour tour is our Best Of Newport Trolley Tour PLUS a 90-minute tour ticket for admission inside the Vanderbilt Breaker's Mansion (total approx 3 hrs).
After boarding our luxurious and comfortable trolley at Bus Platform #2 of the Visitor's Center, your driver starts the tour with a brief history of Colonial-era downtown and explains the Gilded Era history and events that occurred over the centuries. Then you will experience breath-taking views of scenic Ocean Drive prior to seeing the strip of mansions lining Bellevue Ave. Along the route, movie and TV sets will come to life, such as the Great Gatsby, Amistad, True Lies, and a dozen more.
Today's happenings are also thoroughly covered such as the best dining spots, boat tours, and other fun activities. Your tour guide will detail the best way to navigate this bustling city as well as explain the Cliff Walk attractions.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Excellent value for money
- For Ages 5 & Up, Board Our Luxurious And Comfortable Late-model Trolley w/l Leather Captain's chairs
- Enjoy Our Breathtaking Narrated Scenic Overview Trolley Tour of Newport (approx 90 min), plus
- Tour Inside The Breakers Mansion And Grounds For Additional 90 mins (approx 3 hrs total)
- See over 150+ points of interest such as Colonial Downtown, Scenic Ocean Drive, and Mansion Row
- Entry/Admission - Newport Travel Trolley Tours
- Parking available at Visitor's Center (fees apply at gate upon exit).
23 America's Cup Ave
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Newport Travel Trolley Tours
(For ages 5 & up). Park at Newport Visitor's Center public lot and locate the white trolley at Bus Platform #2 outside. Show your cell phone or printed ticket to driver. The driver will provide your Breaker's Mansion pass if you purchased that option. No need to go inside the Visitor's Center.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- *MINIMUM AGE TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR IS 5 YEARS OLD AND UP*
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to tardiness, no-show, or non-arrival of a cruise ship. Rescheduling is not guaranteed
- Tour duration is approximate depending on traffic conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
It was a wonderful trip with a great guide with lots to talk about, well worth doing well in town. The bus was on time and the mansion house that we chose on the trip I think was the best "Breakers".
Russ/Ross was the best tour guide I've ever experienced. He was knowledgeable as well as fun and interacted with those enjoying the tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Price was great. Guide/Bus Driver was pleasant, but most importantly informative along with being entertaining. We traveled through town and along the road with the many mansions with a great narrative from our Guide Russ. Breakers Mansion tour is self guided but wonderful as you could tour at your own pace.
Our tour guide was excellent! She was very informative and had a great sense of humor. She also had suggestions for where to eat, buildings to tour, etc.
Russ was our driver and shared his knowledge and passion for the city. Learned a lot and gave hints where to walk around later. We had Ltd time and the weather was cold. Dropped us at the Vanderbilt mansion for a guided tour that gave real insight to that era. Would definitely use iatrogenic again.
We enjoyed the tour especially the comfortable seats in the tour trolley. The tour operator was pleasant, helpful and informative. She knew in shared information about the various restaurants in the area and made recommendations based on personal interests. Overall, a great experience!
This tour and these mansions are amazing. The meeting place was next to our cruise ship debarkation point, the bus was comfortable and the guide was informative and personable. We had plenty of time to look around and take pictures. She gave us the right amount of information about the history and background of Newport.
We opted for the 21/2 hour tour of Newport RI to see the many mansions and hear about its history. The Viator tour was the perfect choice. Trolley's were clean the driver was knowledgeable, and provided a wealth of information about the history of Newport during the Gilded Age. The best part was being able to personally visit one of the most famous mansions called "The Breakers" which was owned by the Vanderbilt Family. This was the highlight of the trip and opened our eyes to the wealth of this area during this period and why Newport RI is one of the best locations to visit if you are a history buff and enjoy beautiful mansions built during the Gilded Age. Thanks Viator and to our driver for giving a grand perspective of this time in our history.
We loved our Viator tour of Newport and the Breakers. This was the perfect way to acclimate yourself to Newport and get a thorough overview of the history and sights of Newport. We had taken Viator tours of both Paris and London and were not disappointed.
Our tour guide was Russ and he was both entertaining and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the bus portion of the tour and then we got to see The Breakers; what an incredible property! We will definitely book this tour again because we were only in town for one day but now we will be back for more of Newport’s history!
The trolley was so clean and air conditioned. Which was important on a very hot day. Our tour guide wad awesome. Very informative andvfun to listen to. Was a great day.
Our tour guide was so interesting and more than we could have ask for. He gave suggestions on restaurants, bars, shopping but most of all he was very very detailed in his description of the mansions. He's done research over the years so that he could do his job well and he does. Thank you!
Four ladies, age 65+, were looking for a way to see Newport in one day. One of us had never seen the mansions. The Newport Gilded Age Mansion Trolley Tour was perfect!! On a beautiful hot August day, the trolley was air-conditioned, our tour guide/driver Russ was informative and entertaining, and our 1.5 hour guided tour of The Breakers was a revelation. I would highly recommend this way of touring Newport, especially if you only have a limited amount of time to visit.
Definitely enjoyed the trolley tour,mainly because the guide was so informative. She certainly did her homework. A very interesting tour. Plan to go back for more tours.
Russell did an outstanding job both with the tour and his driving. We can away with lots of fun facts about Newport. Don’t miss this opportunity.
We had a great tour guide. Wish i could remember her name. The trip was very informative and going through the mansion was very interesting. Well worth the money.
The shuttle bus is beautiful. Imagine white leather seats, air conditioning, extremely comfortable. The driver/guide was knowledgeable sharing local insights and history. The Breakers tour was perfectly timed. We were able to see the entire mansion and spent some time in the yard. The driver recommended 2 local restaurants that were delicious.
tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable she made the tour enjoyable a lot to see in Newport and she was very articulate
The tour guide provided a lot of interesting information as she drove to The Breakers. It helped us determine where we wanted to explore more while we were in town.
Would definitely recommend. The trolley interior was much nicer than we anticipated with plush, leather seats. Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. We received a great overview of the area with a lot of interesting facts about the mansions and other landmarks along the way. It was the perfect amount of time to drive around Newport and stop at the Breakers Mansion for 1 1/2 hours.