Waterplace Park, Providence

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Providence, RI: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide

1. Providence, RI: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide

Join in on this delightful guided bus tour around Providence, Rhode Island. Begin your day meeting up with your expert guide and hop aboard a climate-controlled tour bus as you head into the city. Explore some of the most exciting neighborhoods in the state's capital city. Your expert guide will tell you the stories of Providence, the celebrated citizens from here, and its contribution to American history. From Brown University to Federal Hill, you will admire the most beautiful settings in the city and discover places you will want to go back to and explore at your own pace. Along the way, there will be opportunities for you to get out, take pictures, and see things up close. After making your way around town, your tour will conclude where you first met.

Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

2. Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

Explore Rhode Island's capital city on a self-driving audio tour and discover the city's history, culture, and architecture. Start your self-driving adventure from the Convention Center downtown and head into the historic Federal Hill area, home to both history and the city's best restaurants. Enter the Welcome Gateway, featuring the iconic pineapple, and learn about how this neighborhood grew and changed over the years — including the infamous Macaroni Riots and the secret of the Coin-O-Matic. Continue past the 9-acre park which was a gift from one of the greatest philanthropists in Providence's history. Explore the Wedding Cake House, a 3-story historic house located in the Broadway-Armory Historic District, and other architectural marvels, such as the State House and Barnaby Castle. Finish your tour at the Lippitt House Museum, a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the finest Italianate mansion houses in the state and considered one of the best-preserved examples of Victorian-era houses in the US.

Providence, RI: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Providence, RI: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a wonderful walk through the heart of one of America’s most gorgeous cities, Providence, Rhode Island. On this entertaining 1.5-mile stroll you will explore magnificent architecture, learn interesting history, and pause in beautiful settings.  Your day begins meeting up with your expert guide as you embark on a walking adventure. This tour will take you along rivers, through parks, and into charming neighborhoods. Along the way, you will learn a lot about this inviting and important city, as you enjoy all the sights. You will see some of Providence's most iconic landmarks such as Johnson & Wales University, The First Baptist Church in America, and much more.

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What people are saying about Waterplace Park, Providence

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

This was a great experience! It was a bit of a rainy day in Providence so we were still able to see everything in the comfort of our own car. AMAZING!

Our guide wa knowledgeable and witty. We learned a great deal about the history of Providence. I would highly recommend this tour.

Driver/guide was very knowledgeable and articulate! Also had a great sense of humor! Tour exceeded my expectations!!

Awesome! lots of sites to see and great overviews. We really enjoyed it.

Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable would recommend!