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Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. 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.

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Providence, RI: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide

2. 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.

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Providence: Taste of Rhode Island Guided Food Tour

3. Providence: Taste of Rhode Island Guided Food Tour

Join a food tour to discover the regional specialties of Providence, one of America’s top foodie cities. Enjoy delicious tastings throughout the tour, and learn the history of the places you visit. Meet your guide at a central location to begin your experience. Start with a trip to Del’s Lemonade to sip on Rhode Island’s most famous refreshment. Pick up some clam cakes and chowder from Dune Brothers, then stroll down to Providence Pedestrian Bridge for beautiful city views. Next, you’ll head to Camille’s for calamari, the state’s official appetizer. Continue to Olneyville New York System to try hot wieners, a popular Rhode Island sandwich. Make a stop in Little Italy for some homemade meatballs and marinara. Finally, visit Wayland Square Diner to enjoy a coffee milkshake, before your tour ends back at the original meeting point.

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From Providence: Day Trip around Rhode Island

4. From Providence: Day Trip around Rhode Island

Marveling at scenic views and learn about the history and culture of the Ocean State on this full-day bus tour. Uncover the things that make Rhode Island so attractive, including the quaint New England villages, scenic islands, magnificent beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and spectacular mansions. Start your day meeting up with your expert guide and hop aboard a climate-controlled tour bus as you embark on this full-day journey. Explore the smallest state in America, at 48 miles long and 37 miles wide. Begin in historic Providence and wind your way around the largest estuary in New England. Pass through charming Wickford, stunning Newport, Bristol (deemed America’s most patriotic town), and many other places. Along the way, there will be opportunities for you to get out, take pictures, and see things up close. After a full day of exploration, your tour will conclude where you first met.

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From Providence, RI: Full-Day New England Fall Foliage Tour

5. From Providence, RI: Full-Day New England Fall Foliage Tour

Take advantage of New England's most popular season on this day trip through the scenic country roads of Rhode Island. Enjoying the gorgeous autumn scenes, you will also make stops at a quaint New England farm for a wagon ride, visit a maple sugar house, a traditional country store, and more amazing photo stops along the way.  Head out on the incredible country roads around Rhode Island. Take a delightful wagon ride through a beautiful New England farm and woodland. Stop for pictures at a covered bridge and stand on Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island’s tallest point.   Around lunchtime, make a stop at a family-run farm stand cafe. Along the tour, you will also visit Rhode Island’s oldest country store and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at a maple sugar house to learn how syrup is made.

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What people are saying about Providence

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

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!!

Exactly what I was looking for to familiarize myself with Providence! Informative and entertaining!

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

Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable would recommend!