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  • Newport, RI: Evening Cocktail Cruise of Narragansett Bay

    1. Newport, RI: Evening Cocktail Cruise of Narragansett Bay

    Experience Newport Harbor and Lower Narragansett Bay as the sun goes down while sipping a special complimentary drink. See mega yachts, lighthouses, historic church steeples, the Newport Pell Bridge, Rose Island, the Jamestown shoreline, historic forts, and so much more from aboard the Coastal Queen. Enjoy panoramic views from the warm and weatherproof main salon or from the open-air upper deck. Additional refreshments are available for purchase at the cash-only bar onboard. Coastal Queen staff follow the most current health guidelines to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. After the cruise, take a moment to walk around and soak up the vibrancy of this coastal town. Checkout out the shops or enjoy a sweet or savory treat in one of the many cafes lining the port.

    Comfortable cruise around the Bay, with very friendly crew. There is no narration, so you can enjoy the view, but don't expect to be informed about what you are seeing. Recommended

  • 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.

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

  • Newport: Self-Guided Combo Tour

    3. Newport: Self-Guided Combo Tour

    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.

    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.

  • Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Self-Driving Audio Tour

    4. Newport, Rhode Island: Scenic Self-Driving Audio Tour

    Discover the city known for its picturesque Gilded Age mansions on a self-driven audio tour. Found out how the rich in America made and spent their money at the turn of the twentieth century. This 12 mile-long tour covers the essentials of scenic Newport, Rhode Island, in 1-2 hours. Start from the Visitor Center on America’s Cup Avenue. Here, listen to the story of Gilded Age America and how it shaped the future. While driving, you will first see the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Next up is the Audrain Auto Museum before you start exploring the Gilded Age mansions. Marvel at the first among them, Edward King House, followed by Kingscote and Bellevue House. Continuing on the avenue, come across The Elms, Chepstow, Ochre Court, and then The Breakers. From there, proceed to Chateau-Sur-Mer, Rosecliff, Beechwood, Marble House, and Belcourt Castle before ending this part of the tour a...

    Great tour at your own pace. First time in Rhode Island and to try this kind of tour and we enjoyed the whole trip. Recommended if you got your car and spend the tour with the whole family or group of friends.

  • Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

    5. 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 ...

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What people are saying about Rhode Island

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

Relaxing tour of beautiful Newport. Courteous crew. Smooth sailing. Highly recommended.

Here for a girls weekend and we had a wonderful experience, on the cruise.

Beautiful cruise that was not overcrowded and had friendly staff.

A great smooth cruise with a very knowledgeable guide.