Full Day Providence & Newport + Lunch

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Location: Providence
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Visit to the famous Mansions, “The Breakers” and “The Elms"
90-minute Gansett Cruises Harbor Tour and Providence River Boat Tour
Entrance to the John Brown House Museum
Entrance to Fort Adams
Intimate, guided tour experience (limited to 7 people)
This small-group tour of Providence and Newport will highlight both cities’ history, architecture and landscape. In the morning, you will visit prominent sites and attractions of Providence including: the Rhode Island State House, the John Brown House Museum and a river cruise ride. In the afternoon, we’ll take you to Newport for a fascinating journey through the Gilded Age as you visit “The Breakers” and “The Elms” mansions. You’ll also enjoy a late afternoon cruise ride along the Narragansett Bay and a scenic drive along the way to your final stop at Fort Adams.
Your tour will begin with pick up directly from your hotel in downtown Providence. Then, we’ll take you on a narrated drive through the city while passing by Burnside Park, along the way to our first stop at the Rhode Island State House. The State House has been described as “one of the grandest state houses in the U.S. for the country’s smallest state.”

After your statehouse visit, we will continue on with a fact-filled, narrated drive through the city while passing by multiple points of interest including: Prospect Terrace Park, the Old State House and Brown University.  

Next, we will take a visit to the John Brown House Museum where you will learn about the Brown family who were one of the most wealthy and influential families in the colonies and later in the United States. You will learn about how they lived at the turn of the 18th century, the pressing issues of the time and the role that Rhode Island played in the history of the nation. 

Your final stop in Providence is a 50-minute relaxing boat cruise with the Providence River Boat Co. Your ride will take you through the Providence River while highlighting significant historical, nautical, and architectural spots along the way. 

After the boat cruise, we will depart Providence and head over to Newport. We’ll start the second-half of the day with lunch before continuing on to the rest of your tour.

Your first stop in Newport will have you step back in time to the turn of the 20th century as we take you through the stunning Gilded Age mansions, “The Breakers” and “The Elms”, both of which initially served as summer homes for America’s wealthiest families. You will marvel at the intricate European-inspired architecture and decor and learn about the families who once lived there. 

Your next stop is a relaxing boat ride aboard the Gansett Cruises Harbor Tour as the day begins to fade into evening. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as the heat of the day begins to cool with a calming breeze. While on board, you can enjoy a selection of complimentary local refreshments, including: coffee ice cream, shakes and lemonade. 

After the cruise, we will take you on a scenic drive through Newport while sharing fun, historical facts along the way to Fort Adams. Here you will learn about significant American military history, dating back to the 1800s while enjoying a nice view over the bay. 

At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in downtown Providence.
Included Guided tour of Providence & Newport
Admission to Providence River Boat Co. Cruise
Admission to John Brown House Museum
Admission to The Breakers Mansion
Admission to The Elms Mansion
Admission to Gansett Cruises Harbor Tour
Entrance to Fort Adams
Lunch at a restaurant in Newport
Pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Providence
Excluded Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book A moderate amount of walking is involved
Know before you go Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Pick up time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or phone. If you do not have access to these, please be ready 30 minutes prior to tour start time in the hotel lobby.
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Pick up location is required for all guests. 
Name of lead traveler is required.
Required Information for Booking: : Full Names Each Traveler
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Booking Cut-off 4 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 7 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

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Summer: From 06-10-2020 To 09-30-2020
Sunday 09:00
Monday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00
Wednesday 09:00
Thursday 09:00
Friday 09:00
Saturday 09:00


Type: Starts location
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Address: Providence, Rhode Island, US
Start Location Notes Providence, Rhode Island, US
End Location Address Newport, Rhode Island, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long:
Address: Newport, Rhode Island, US
Start Location Notes Providence, Rhode Island, US
End Location Address Newport, Rhode Island, US


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to departure time. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours to departure time, a $50 cancellation fee per guest will apply.


Adult 13 years + $309.00 Available on request
Child 5-12 years $185.00 Available on request
Infant 0-4 years $10.00 Available on request


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