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  • Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour with Optional Breakers Entry

    1. Newport: Scenic Trolley Tour with Optional Breakers Entry

    Hop aboard an old-fashioned trolley and explore Newport, Rhode Island during this 90 minutes scenic tour. Begin your day meeting at the Visitor Center of Newport where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Begin your adventure as you set off into Newport to enjoy the charm of the historic downtown area and restored homes to glorious mansions on the water. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the fabulous mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy viewing homes and architecture from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age. During this narrated tour you will view over 150 points of interest including Historic Thames Street, The Newport Waterfront, The Breakers, Marble House, and Rosecliff.  Upgrade your ticket and visit the historic Breakers Mansion located on the elaborate estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and ...

    Joe, our trolley driver was very informative and entertaining. The tour itself was nice, better with the admission to a mansion. If there is a negative at all, it is not having the option of “hop on, hop off” tour.

  • From Boston: Newport Mansions Full-Day Trip

    2. From Boston: Newport Mansions Full-Day Trip

    Your trip begins with a hotel pickup in a luxury minibus, where the approximately 2-hour journey to Newport starts. Along the way, enjoy some complimentary snacks and bottled water while reading over a provided Newport guide book. The first stop is the Breakers, the Vanderbilt family's summer home. On a 90-minute self-guided audio-tour, you will explore the 70 room summer cottage and see how the wealthiest families lived during the gilded age.  Here, you can also spend some time exploring the cliffs on a scenic cliff walk. Next, it's back to the mini-coach for a bus tour of Newport, which passes St Mary's Parish, where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in 1953. After the bus tour, visit America's oldest existing synagogue, the Touro Synagogue. With your free time, you can do some shopping or have lunch on the waterfront. If you're a sports fan, you can enjoy discount...

    We took the Boston to Newport RI tour and, had a great time! Our Tour Guide Chris was very knowledgeable. Outstanding day! Thanks Chris for a memorable adventure!!!

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

    3. 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.

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What people are saying about The Breakers

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Your tour guide “Tom” was very knowledgeable and so very nice. We were the last couple to arrive that morning and unfortunately didn’t see the confirmation message stating we need masks.Tom was very patient and let my husband run back to our car, even though we were already late, and he was able to get our masks so we could still join the tour. We had a wonderful time on the tour and an awesome time in Newport! Thank you so much!!

Joe, our trolley driver was very informative and entertaining. The tour itself was nice, better with the admission to a mansion. If there is a negative at all, it is not having the option of “hop on, hop off” tour.

We found that the trolley was the best way to see and be learn about the sights. I would Highly recommend taking this way of transportation.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a fun experience!

Great tour, the operator's knowledge of the Newport