A day in Newport is always filled with fantastic sights,
panoramic vistas and the scent of the sea in each breeze.
From the downtown waterfront to Bellevue
Avenue and an especially fascinating walking tour of the
distinctive and historic “Point” district, this tour offers
everyone the chance to experience something new about
Arriving at the Newport Visitors
Information Center we have a quick tour of this one-stop
informational hub. Here visitors to the City by the Sea
purchase tickets to attractions and events, or pick up maps,
brochures, and newspapers. This is also a RIPTA stop, with a
coffee shop and comfortable waiting room.
|Here we meet up with our “Historic Tours
for Curious People” guide, who will conduct a one-mile,
90-minute, leisurely walking tour with us. This fascinating
amble takes you to “The Point,” the oldest section of
Newport. From rum distilleries to rope makers, gravestone
carvers to slave traders, the Point was the center of
commerce in the 1700’s. This part of your tour is a real eye
|At Easton’s Beach
we’ll enjoy a specially prepared box lunch. Sit
at a picnic table, listen to the ocean, or maybe
ride the antique carousel!
|Next, sit back, relax and
enjoy a tour of scenic Ocean Drive.
|Our coach then delivers us to
Rosecliff, once the
home of silver heiress, Theresa Fair Oelrichs. An audio tour tells the story of this
“summer cottage.” Completed in 1902, it reportedly cost $2.5
million and became the setting for some of Newport's most
lavish parties. Rosecliff has been featured in many
well-known movies such as: The Great Gatsby, True Lies, and
most recently, 27 Dresses.
|On to the International
of Fame, housed in the historic Newport Casino.
Here we can explore this extraordinary sports museum while
experiencing the grandeur of a Victorian-era social club.
The museum chronicles the entire history of the sport
through fascinating galleries displaying memorabilia from
the game’s greatest champions.
We head back across the bridge to “the
mainland” after a full day.
||$55.00 plus RI sales tax
all admissions and fees, guide, motorcoach
||Warwick Mall (near Firestone store and Target)
4:30 - 5:00 pm
||Neat casual. Dress for
the weather. Comfortable walking shoes.
||Filled water bottle,
*Lunch Choices: Ham, roast beef,
turkey. Bulky roll or wheat wrap. Vegetarian lunch
available upon request.
Though never required,
it is customary to personally extend a
gratuity to your motorcoach driver and your
tour guide. A modest ‘thank you’ would be a
dollar or two per person, or more if it is
well earned, within your budget and
commensurate to their service. Group
collections are discouraged.
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.