Easy Newport Highlights Scenic Drive

1.5 hours | Newport | N P T - 2 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • The Elms
  • Rosecliff
  • Marble House
  • Newport's Rocky Coastline
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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.

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
Restroom available:
Yes