Guidebook for Portsmouth

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Guidebook for Portsmouth

Essentials

Middletown pick your own berries in season, great for sitting outside for lunch ,or to pick up produce, and groceries.
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Sweet Berry Farm
915 Mitchell Ln
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Middletown pick your own berries in season, great for sitting outside for lunch ,or to pick up produce, and groceries.
good local grocery shop
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Clements' Marketplace
2575 East Main Road
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good local grocery shop
Seasonal farm stand with meats cheeses, preserves, fruits and veggies and plants
W De Castro & Sons Farm
1780 East Main Road
Seasonal farm stand with meats cheeses, preserves, fruits and veggies and plants
Specialty food market with prepared foods and cafe.
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Foodlove Market
1037 Aquidneck Avenue
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Specialty food market with prepared foods and cafe.
Local natural health food market specializing in Organic, Non-GMO and Local whenever possible.
The Green Grocer
934 East Main Road
Local natural health food market specializing in Organic, Non-GMO and Local whenever possible.

Sightseeing and Tours

Get a behind the scenes look at the Newport Vineyards wine making process with any of their daily tours and tastings.
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Newport Vineyards
909 East Main Road
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Get a behind the scenes look at the Newport Vineyards wine making process with any of their daily tours and tastings.
Beer and Rum. Self-guided tours are available any time. open and include views of production from our observation deck.
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Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
293 JT Connell Hwy
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Beer and Rum. Self-guided tours are available any time. open and include views of production from our observation deck.
Estate on 33 acres featuring a mansion & expansive gardens (with rare plants) offering group tours.
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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Rd
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Estate on 33 acres featuring a mansion & expansive gardens (with rare plants) offering group tours.
small aquarium run by Save the Bay. The Exploration Center great for kids and allows them to touch the sea creatures that live in the touch tank.
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Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium
175 Memorial Blvd
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small aquarium run by Save the Bay. The Exploration Center great for kids and allows them to touch the sea creatures that live in the touch tank.
Hike a section of The Cliff Walk, a paved 3.5 mile path that provides a glimpse of the mansion’s backyards as well as breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views.
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Cliff Walk
Cliff Walk
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Hike a section of The Cliff Walk, a paved 3.5 mile path that provides a glimpse of the mansion’s backyards as well as breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views.
Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, just a few minutes down the road, and enjoy the giant animal topiaries and other gardens and historic home.
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Green Animals Topiary Gardens
380 Corys Lane
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Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, just a few minutes down the road, and enjoy the giant animal topiaries and other gardens and historic home.
10-mile shoreline drive featuring parks, beaches, historic estates, a fort & a yacht museum.
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Ocean Drive Historic District
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10-mile shoreline drive featuring parks, beaches, historic estates, a fort & a yacht museum.
Open green space along the Atlantic offering ocean views, plus hiking, fishing & picnicking
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Brenton Point State Park
Ocean Drive
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Open green space along the Atlantic offering ocean views, plus hiking, fishing & picnicking
Audrain Museum becoming one of the most highly regarded automotive museums in New England and a hub for car enthusiasts everywhere.
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Audrain Auto Museum
222 Bellevue Avenue
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Audrain Museum becoming one of the most highly regarded automotive museums in New England and a hub for car enthusiasts everywhere.
Comprehensive tennis history, exhibits, memorabilia & courts in lavish 19th-century landmark
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International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Avenue
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Comprehensive tennis history, exhibits, memorabilia & courts in lavish 19th-century landmark
Oldest existing U.S. synagogue (1763), built in Palladian style, still open for services & tours
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Touro Synagogue
85 Touro Street
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Oldest existing U.S. synagogue (1763), built in Palladian style, still open for services & tours
Visitors relive maritime & social history of the region in the classic 1772 Brick Market building.
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Museum of Newport History
127 Thames Street
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Visitors relive maritime & social history of the region in the classic 1772 Brick Market building.
One of the largest collections of acclaimed American pictorial art, housed in a historic chateau.
National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Ave
One of the largest collections of acclaimed American pictorial art, housed in a historic chateau.
Rough Point the Newport home of Doris Duke—heiress, philanthropist and art collector. Enjoy her magnificent oceanfront estate, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Rough Point
680 Bellevue Ave
Rough Point the Newport home of Doris Duke—heiress, philanthropist and art collector. Enjoy her magnificent oceanfront estate, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Palatial Gilded Age summer home of the Vanderbilts, with ornate artwork, gardens & guided tours
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The Breakers
44 Ochre Point Avenue
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Palatial Gilded Age summer home of the Vanderbilts, with ornate artwork, gardens & guided tours
The former summer home for the Vanderbilts, this stone Beaux-Arts-style mansion is now a museum.
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Marble House
596 Bellevue Ave
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The former summer home for the Vanderbilts, this stone Beaux-Arts-style mansion is now a museum.
Rosecliff, built 1898-1902, is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a historic house museum.
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Rosecliff
548 Bellevue Avenue
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Rosecliff, built 1898-1902, is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a historic house museum.
Chateau-sur-Mer is the first of the grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. Located at 424 Bellevue Avenue, it is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport.
Chateau-sur-Mer
474 Bellevue Ave
Chateau-sur-Mer is the first of the grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. Located at 424 Bellevue Avenue, it is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport.
Park on the site of a 19th-century fort, with sailing, swimming & the Newport jazz & folk festivals.
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Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
80 Fort Adams Drive
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Park on the site of a 19th-century fort, with sailing, swimming & the Newport jazz & folk festivals.
Interested in yachting check out the Museum of Yachting, teaches the culture and heritage of the sport.
IYRS Library
449 Thames Street
Interested in yachting check out the Museum of Yachting, teaches the culture and heritage of the sport.
I highly recommend 12 Meter Charters for a uniquely Newport experience. Beautiful 70-foot yachts. Daily Sails
12 Meter Yacht Charters
I highly recommend 12 Meter Charters for a uniquely Newport experience. Beautiful 70-foot yachts. Daily Sails
Park & refuge including a visitor center, viewing platforms & more than 2.5 miles of nature trails.
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Sachuest Point Road
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Park & refuge including a visitor center, viewing platforms & more than 2.5 miles of nature trails.
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Cliff Walk
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Rail Explorers
42 Depot St
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Escobar Farm
255 Middle Road

Food Scene

High-end New American in a historic distillery with a harbor-view patio & a rum collection.
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DeWolf Tavern
259 Thames Street
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High-end New American in a historic distillery with a harbor-view patio & a rum collection.
Homey cafe serving locally-sourced American mains & baked goods for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
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Beehive Cafe
10 Franklin Street
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Homey cafe serving locally-sourced American mains & baked goods for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
sweet small town coffee shop
Angelina's, Lower Hope's st. cup of Jo.
301 Hope St
sweet small town coffee shop
The Happy Hour $1 oysters, need I say more
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Bristol Oyster Bar
448 Hope St
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The Happy Hour $1 oysters, need I say more
A visit to Newport is not complete without a stop by Castle Hill Inn for drinks on the lawn, lunch or dinner$$$$. The epitome of classic New England style and elegance. Spectacular waterfront views.
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Castle Hill Inn Restaurant
590 Ocean Avenue
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A visit to Newport is not complete without a stop by Castle Hill Inn for drinks on the lawn, lunch or dinner$$$$. The epitome of classic New England style and elegance. Spectacular waterfront views.
Belles at the Newport Shipyard- one of the few outdoor breakfast spot- I like to go there is to sit a check out the mega yachts.
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Newport Shipyard & Marina
1 Washington Street
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Belles at the Newport Shipyard- one of the few outdoor breakfast spot- I like to go there is to sit a check out the mega yachts.
popular breakfast spot in Newport
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Corner Café
110 Broadway
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popular breakfast spot in Newport
Narragansett Bay views sweeten the deal at this upscale seafood destination with outdoor dining. -
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The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
1 Sayers Wharf
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Local coffee shop in the center of town
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Empire Tea & Coffee
112 William Street
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Local coffee shop in the center of town
Locally inspired Mexican dishes, from gourmet tacos to moles, & tequila flights in a festive space.
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Perro Salado
19 Charles Street
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Locally inspired Mexican dishes, from gourmet tacos to moles, & tequila flights in a festive space.
– Burgers, Fries and hot dogs- beer in cans and wine from a box. Extremely popular (the also have a popular dinner restaurant called TSK on Thames Street (BYOB)
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Mission
29 Marlborough Street
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– Burgers, Fries and hot dogs- beer in cans and wine from a box. Extremely popular (the also have a popular dinner restaurant called TSK on Thames Street (BYOB)
Seasonal modern American dishes (particularly savory snacks & local seafood), plus harbor views. Best cocktails around.
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Fluke Newport
41 Bowens Wharf
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Seasonal modern American dishes (particularly savory snacks & local seafood), plus harbor views. Best cocktails around.
Casual-Intimate place for pastas dressed with homemade sauces, gourmet thin-crust pies & focaccia panini. Best for Pizza.
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Pasta Beach Newport
7 Memorial Boulevard
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Casual-Intimate place for pastas dressed with homemade sauces, gourmet thin-crust pies & focaccia panini. Best for Pizza.
daytime eats – picnic tables on the docks. Buy Live Lobsters and Crabs to cook at home or grab a lobster roll. Best of all it has plenty of free parking.
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daytime eats – picnic tables on the docks. Buy Live Lobsters and Crabs to cook at home or grab a lobster roll. Best of all it has plenty of free parking.
Surf 'n' turf, a large raw bar & cocktails offered in an airy, high-ceilinged space with 2 decks
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Midtown Oyster Bar
345 Thames Street
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Surf 'n' turf, a large raw bar & cocktails offered in an airy, high-ceilinged space with 2 decks
Locally sourced seafood & produce served in romantic environs on the banks of the Sakonnet River.
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Boat House Waterfront Dining
227 Schooner Drive
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Locally sourced seafood & produce served in romantic environs on the banks of the Sakonnet River.
A casual fine-dining restaurant located in the Stone Bridge village of Tiverton, specializing in Mediterranean-style seafood dishes and featuring ingredients from local farmers and fishermen.
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The Red Dory
1848 Main Road
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A casual fine-dining restaurant located in the Stone Bridge village of Tiverton, specializing in Mediterranean-style seafood dishes and featuring ingredients from local farmers and fishermen.
Coastal Roasters Named in Top 24 U.S. Coffee Houses to Visit.
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Coastal Roasters
1791 Main Road
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Coastal Roasters Named in Top 24 U.S. Coffee Houses to Visit.
Waterside clam shack known for its fried seafood with indoor/outdoor seating & takeaway, since 1969.
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Evelyn's Drive-In
2335 Main Rd
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Waterside clam shack known for its fried seafood with indoor/outdoor seating & takeaway, since 1969.
ICE CREAM
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Gray's Ice Cream
16 East Road
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ICE CREAM
Located in the heart of Tiverton Four Corners in a landmark building known as the A.P. White General Store (c. 1876), Groundswell Cafe + Bakery offers seasonal menus and coffee shop staples including house-made pastries and locally-roasted coffee.
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Groundswell Cafe + Bakery
3883 Main Road
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Located in the heart of Tiverton Four Corners in a landmark building known as the A.P. White General Store (c. 1876), Groundswell Cafe + Bakery offers seasonal menus and coffee shop staples including house-made pastries and locally-roasted coffee.

Arts & Culture

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University's teaching museum.
Haffenreffer Museum: Collection Research Center
300 Tower Street
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University's teaching museum.
A three-hour neighborhood walking tour combining fascinating local history and culture with delicious food tastings.
Rhode Island Red Food Tours
270 Bellevue Ave
A three-hour neighborhood walking tour combining fascinating local history and culture with delicious food tastings.
Get your beach chairs and bring a picnic and watch an outdoor film every Thursday (Summer). Located at a various spectacular venues.
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newportFILM
174 Bellevue Ave
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Get your beach chairs and bring a picnic and watch an outdoor film every Thursday (Summer). Located at a various spectacular venues.
Head on down to the Portsmouth polo grounds and check out a match every Saturday (summer). Great place to bring a picnic.
Newport Polo
715 East Main Road
Head on down to the Portsmouth polo grounds and check out a match every Saturday (summer). Great place to bring a picnic.
Take in a Newport Gulls baseball game at Cardines Field(summer)
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Cardines Field
20 America's Cup Ave
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Take in a Newport Gulls baseball game at Cardines Field(summer)
Greek Revival-style art house (built in 1834) features indie films, classics & unique cinema events.
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The JPT Film & Event Center
49 Touro Street
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Greek Revival-style art house (built in 1834) features indie films, classics & unique cinema events.
common fence point hosts a music series and community dances
Common Fence Music
common fence point hosts a music series and community dances

Everything Else

Montaup Country Club
500 Anthony Rd
Golf
Relax at a local spa. I recommend Bodhi Spa, a hydro therapy spa.
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The Bodhi Spa Newport
654 Thames St
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Relax at a local spa. I recommend Bodhi Spa, a hydro therapy spa.
day spa & masage
SpaVana
299 W Main Rd
day spa & masage
Nice family beach with a snack bar. Ride the vintage carousel at Easton’s Beach Beware of Red Tide
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Easton's Beach
175 Memorial Boulevard
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Nice family beach with a snack bar. Ride the vintage carousel at Easton’s Beach Beware of Red Tide
Sail Newport offers sailing lessons and boat rentals
Sail Newport
60 Fort Adams Dr
Sail Newport offers sailing lessons and boat rentals
Stretch of shore luring locals and vacationers alike with well-kept sand and plenty of parking
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Second Beach
315 Sachuest Point Road
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Stretch of shore luring locals and vacationers alike with well-kept sand and plenty of parking
Newport County visitors center
Discover Newport
23 America's Cup Avenue
Newport County visitors center
My favorite Newport Beach. Visitors can splash, swim & sun at this sandy beach, sheltered by boulders & grassy dunes.
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Gooseberry Beach
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My favorite Newport Beach. Visitors can splash, swim & sun at this sandy beach, sheltered by boulders & grassy dunes.
Loads of advice on biking on Aquidneck Island and rentals.
Bike Newport
62 Broadway
Loads of advice on biking on Aquidneck Island and rentals.

Getting Around

Uber, taxis, buses, pedicabs, trolleys, rental cars, rental bikes, harbor ferry and scooters all waiting to take you wherever you want to go!
Orange Cab
312 JT Connell Hwy
Uber, taxis, buses, pedicabs, trolleys, rental cars, rental bikes, harbor ferry and scooters all waiting to take you wherever you want to go!
Newport Trolley Tours. Since 1962, Viking Tours has been showing visitors to Newport the amazing history of our city. We invite you to travel from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age during one of our specialty tours. Only Viking Tours gives you an insider’s look into Newport aboard our old-fashioned trolleys and modern motorcoaches. Voted by the readers of Newport Life Magazine as Best Tour – Land, Sea or Sky 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015! TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016!
Newport Trolley Tours Inc
44 Long Wharf Mall
Newport Trolley Tours. Since 1962, Viking Tours has been showing visitors to Newport the amazing history of our city. We invite you to travel from the Modern Age to the Gilded Age during one of our specialty tours. Only Viking Tours gives you an insider’s look into Newport aboard our old-fashioned trolleys and modern motorcoaches. Voted by the readers of Newport Life Magazine as Best Tour – Land, Sea or Sky 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015! TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016!