Newport's Cliff Walk features the raw, untamed, crashing waves of the Atlantic to one side and lavish, man-made Gilded Age mansions to the other. This juxtaposition creates one of the most beautiful scenic walks in the world. Get the most out of the Cliff Walk with this self-guided tour, which dives into the Gilded Age and explores the stories behind the Vanderbilts, Astors, and other American millionaires behind mansions like The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, and others.
Once you book, you'll have access to the tour immediately. It's valid until your selected Travel Date plus 30 days, so you don't have to worry if travel plans change or weather intervenes!
Easton's Beach, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour
2 - 4 hours
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 9 : Rosecliff
One of the most spectacular views in the USA
Ok, for extravagance, mixed with natural beauty, this is it! THe homes are from the Great Gatsby with all of the regality and 19th century luxury you could ever imagine. But the cliff walk outdoors is so beautiful it does not seem real. The day we did the walk, there were SURFERs on boards and that was really exciting.
Great audio tour
The narration was clear and interesting. Added a lot to the long walk. The map and GPS location helped us. Used my phone with earbuds, which worked fine. My only minor issue was that the info was repeated at several sites. Would recommend this tour.
We loved this guided tour. It was interesting and informative. We enjoyed getting history along the way as we walked. Worth the money. Good Job
A nice add-on to a beautiful trail
I was in Newport for a long weekend and decided to take a morning jog on this highly rated trail.
I was very curious about the gorgeous mansions and homes along the route, so I downloaded this app and was not disappointed. It gave me all the information I needed (and then some) about the buildings and the landscape.
I especially liked the GPS auto play, since it meant I could keep my phone in my running sleeve as usual. This feature even worked in airplane mode so that I could conserve battery!
Good to use
The App is really helpful if you are new to a location. It gives precise knowledge from where to start your tour. For introvert solo travelers like me, this app can be your best travel buddy. Also it saves your money as you need not to hire an actual Tour Guide during your tour.
I love the cliff walk. Go there a few times every year. Saw the app and decided to buy it just out of curiosity. It was great! I learnt so much more! Now, when we have friends visiting us, I am going to recommend they use the App on their walk rather than rely on me for information 😀
Great audio tour
Great self walk tour. Be aware that the walk is 3 miles plus. It is a long walk. You can get off the path at certain points. Interesting points.
Great! Very informative. I enjoyed getting history along the way. Definitely,recommend whilearound Newport! Had lots of interesting information and stories.
Don’t hesitate! Great guide!
I absolutely loved this guide! Had problems with the password as I downloaded two separate guides. Contacted them via chat on the site and within 15-20 minutes the issue was solved. Their quick response via chat and follow up phone call was very impressive and I would not hesitate to use them again.
The guide was excellent. Definitely made the walk more interesting and was like having a personal tour guide with us. My only advice is to get the download for each person. The guide is very inexpensive and well worth the cost. Because I didnt know what to expect I only downloaded it on one phone to share with three people. It was difficult to hear over the ocean waves unless we all stood huddled around the phone.
Definitely a great guide!
Best to use
Used the app in Newport, worked very well. It is full of interesting and useful information. I hope they add Cape Cod too. The app idea is brilliant, let me know where I was and where I wanted to go if we went off route. Only thing it didn't do is suggest a fancy place to eat. Highly recommend it.
Our guests loved it. We had visitrs from NY. Newport was the best place to spend a day. We did not want to go inside any mansions to avoid contacts. So, we just walked on the cliff walk using this app. The app has a great voice. He told us about all the mansions as we walked along. We are glad that we did not go inside.
Good Tourist App! The auto-gps stuff worked pretty well. I just wish the app allowed a chance to access the phone whilst listening to an audio guide, with a simplistic yet effective layout...like a picture in picture. Overall, worth the money spent.
Enjoyed the Cliff Walk with my audio accompaniment. The walk was beautiful on an overcast fall day. The narration was helpful and interesting. Ear buds were the way to go. Totally doable in an afternoon.
What a gem!
I downloaded this tour before leaving my home, just to make sure there were no issues. You can drive to any location in the tour, park and walk. But I chose to start at the beginning on Easton Beach, and walked up to the Tea Pavilion (approx. 1.5 m). It was amazing fun.
I listened to some audio again and again, and got a good sense of the past Newport life.