Explore Newport, RI with a scenic self-guided driving tour! See everything this seaside town has to offer at your own pace. Start at the Visitor Center and drive down Bellevue Avenue, the "most beautiful avenue in the world". See and learn about the gorgeous Gilded Age Mansions along the way - including The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Château-sur-mer, and more. Continue along Ocean Drive, which features breathtaking vistas, celebrity homes, and historic sites.
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!
Discover Newport Visitor Center, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Guided Driving Tour
2 - 3 hours
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 2 : The Gilded Age
An excellent audio tour
We really enjoyed the driving tour. It was February when we did it, so there wasn't a lot of traffic, and not a problem at all if we wanted to slow down or pull over for a bit. It's how we started our visit to Newport and it gave us a good overview.
Great Commentary for a tour of Newport
Took a little to get used to, but the GPS knows right where you are and starts the talk appropriately.
Turns are announced as IMMEDIATE, Would have preferred a little prep for the driver (but my car navigator could have been better)...
Would use this in other cities too!
I just loved the app. It was everything described. I even drove faster than 20 miles per hour and it worked just find. Totally would recommend this for anyone who want to take a self paced tour. I really learned my way around using the app.
What a great way to explore Newport, especially during the age of the Covid 19 virus. A tremendous
value, and great opportunity for those who enjoy adventures.
Great tour and service
It was really nice learning about historical sites in Newport all while driving at our own pace. Provided information just as a tour guide would with extra info if you chose to learn more.
I downloaded this app the day I wanted to use it along with the walking tour and had difficulty getting both of them to accept my passwords. I contacted them via chat and they responded quickly and fixed the problem and then called(I didn’t answer-wasn’t sure who it was)- and left a number to personally contact them if it didn’t work. They fixed the problem in less than 20 minutes. Highly recommend.
Rain day tour
This was beyond well done. Our first day in Newport was rainy and cold so we got this tour. It was a
great way to see the town. Highly recommend
It was an excellent trip, and we enjoyed it a lot. Being able to sit in our own car and decide where to
stop and look more at what we are interested in made a huge difference to us, especially during this
Really nice option for an interesting and educational tour of Newport! Very reasonable and flexible to go at your our pace.
First time user. Well worth it!
I really enjoy this tour and learned about sites and homes that would have otherwise been missed. The detail is good and allows you to learn more at your own pace. I saw the only con as the need to drive very slow and pull over often which may not always be easy. The highlight was learning about the “drunk monkey”. LOL. This was well done and I plan to use it in other tourist spots.
Revolutionary app ... saved $70 bus tickets
It was such a new idea and very low cost. So, we decided to try it. We paid for the app, put my phone on the stand in our own car and started. It showed a route line to follow and had geo circles drawn on that line. Every time, our car went through the geo circle, the app started talking about that location. It was like magic. It reminded me of using the Google Map for the first time.
The stories were nice. The first few minutes of driving took some time to get used to but after that it was easy.
Overall, two of us did not have to take the bus and pay $70. Very good !
It was a great experience, and spectacular views. However we started near 3 pm and we didn’t have
access to see the marble house. We stopped at The Breakers, it was amazing!
Excellent! We had a short time to visit and wanted to be able to see all the highlights. This tour was
perfect. App is super easy to use and GPS is spot on. Highly recommend
Tour Newport in your car!!!
This is an amazing way to tour at your own pace and be socially distant in your own car! Loved it! The
app automatically senses where you are and clicks onto the next destination as you approach it
Great informative tour
When we first got to Newport, Rhode Island, we wanted to take an overall tour and didn’t feel like taking one with a lot of people. This tour was great; you could do it at your convenience. I recommend this to tour to anyone who is in Newport.