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Newport, RI: Cliff Walk Shore Excursion Self Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Newport, RI: Cliff Walk Shore Excursion Self Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 6.99 per person

Explore Newport’s famous Cliff Walk in a combined scavenger hunt and tour. Walk alongside the ocean and admire Gilded Age mansions while learning about the lavish lives of the people who built them.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore Newport's Cliff Walk on a smartphone tour and scavenger hunt
  • Take a walk along seaside cliffs lined with extravagant mansions
  • Watch America’s Gilded Age come alive as you learn about famous families
  • Visit iconic landmarks like Marble House, Rosecliff, and the Breakers
  • Benefit from a tour developed local guides and curated by creative writers
Full description

Download this activity to your smartphone and make the most of Newport’s Cliff Walk. Follow clues and learn all about the area's history while walking along the scenic route.

Start by the Forty Steps landmark, once a gathering place for the servants who worked in Newport’s mansions. Head to the Overlook for views of the Atlantic, or admire Easton's Beach. Witness Ochre Court, the Vinland Estate, and The Breakers, the most famous and largest mansion on the tour. Learn about families like the Vanderbilts and see Anglesea, designed so the ocean is visible from every side.

Encounter Rosecliff, Beechwood, the Marble House, and more. Pause at the Chinese Tea House, Rough Point, and Land’s End. End your tour at The Waves, and the private stretch of sand at Bailey’s Beach.

  • Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Digital Tour that stays with you forever
  • Interactive Quiz
  • Optional Hint to help solve puzzles
  • 10+ Challenges to solve
  • Tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This self-guided experience begins at Easton's Beach in Newport, Rhode Island. Download the app and tour by following the steps in the email from the local partner. These steps require good data or wi-fi. After downloading, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is an audio guide, no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map. This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
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July 4, 2022

Product ID: 412997