Easy Newport Highlights Scenic Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

1.5 hours | Newport | N P T - 2 1 6
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Points of Interest

  • The Elms
  • Rosecliff
  • Marble House
  • Newport's Rocky Coastline
Wheelchair Accessible, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your comfortable transportation for a scenic drive through the streets of Newport and travel along Ocean Drive. Newport is home to magnificent coastal scenery, dramatic architecture, a thriving waterfront and welcoming hospitality. The city's symbol is the pineapple, which harkens back to the time of Newport's great commercial significance. Traders from the West Indies would put fragrant pineapples outside of their doors to entice buyers to visit their warehouses. Today you will notice the symbol on many sights that you see.

Your narrated tour passes the town's historic section with its many authentic and restored buildings. The district has undergone an restoration and showcases Newport's history as an important trade center during colonial times. Continue past the Trinity Church with its magnificent Georgian design. History states that George Washington attended services within its walls in 1781.

The beautiful Gothic Church of Saint Mary's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Rhode Island, established on April 8, 1828. It has the great distinction of being the wedding site where Jacqueline Bouvier wed John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953. Get a glimpse of Touro Synagogue which has stood proudly for two centuries. Enjoy glorious views of Newport's rugged southern coastline as well as a promenade down famed Bellevue Avenue to view the fabulous "summer cottages." Constructed in the mid-19th century, these palatial mansions were built by the very wealthy to be used as vacation homes. Many additional sights are included and at the completion of your tour you may opt to remain in town for independent sightseeing and shopping.

Special Notes:

The content of this tour is identical to NPT-215. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour NPT-215. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.

In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit guests from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship's Captain.

Tour guides/drivers may not lift any wheelchair or scooter weighing over 50 pounds. Although guides may provide verbal guidance to guests, they may not lift guests or push wheelchairs. Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. The maximum weight limit is 475 pounds. Guests need to plan accordingly and may elect to bring a collapsible wheelchair instead of a scooter. Please visit the tour desk once onboard to advise the staff what kind of wheelchair or scooter you will be using on the tour.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Scenic drive through Newport - No stops are made

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes