Newport: Self-Guided Combo Tour

Newport: Self-Guided Combo Tour

From $12 per person

Take a self-guided driving and audio tour of Newport, Rhode Island. Discover more about elegant mansions, Newport's historic past, and iconic American millionaires like the Vanderbilts and Astors.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Valid 365 days
from first activation
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the mansions, Newport's historic past, and iconic American millionaires like the Vanderbilts and the Astors
  • Stroll along the iconic Cliff Walk, which winds past famous Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and Marble House
  • Discover the history and scenic views of Newport with this self-guided tour
Full description
Start the tour at the visitor center and explore Newport with a self-guided driving tour. See everything this seaside town has to offer at your own pace. As you drive down Bellevue Avenue, known as the "most beautiful avenue in the world", see and learn about the gorgeous Gilded Age Mansions along the way - including The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Château-Sur-Mer, and more. Continue along Ocean Drive, featuring breathtaking vistas. Learn about Newport's historic past, and iconic American millionaires like the Vanderbilts and Astors. Then, park up and stroll along the famous Cliff Walk which features the raw, untamed, crashing waves of the Atlantic to one side and lavish Gilded Age mansions to the other. This juxtaposition creates one of the most beautiful scenic walks in the world.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
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 is a self-guided tour. It begins at the Discover Newport Visitor Center. Be sure to check your email before you begin driving to download the app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please contact the local partner by call, chat, or email.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  •  Please ensure your vehicle has a charger
  • After 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
Customer reviews

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It was very educational and easy to understand. I got to do the tour of the mansions but I would like to listen to the tour of the cliff walk now that I’m back in New York just to listen to the history. Will I be able to do that.

May 21, 2021

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Product ID: 398692