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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
Please refer to CDC guidelines while you are taking the tour. This is a private self guided tour so please take social distancing measures
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore Newport, RI with a scenic self-guided driving tour! See everything this seaside town has to offer at your own pace. As you 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, featuring breathtaking vistas. This self-guided tour allows you to explore with maximum flexibility and value. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a password and an app. Download the app, enter password, & download tour. When you arrive, go to the Discover Newport Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking! This is not an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Discover Newport
    44 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA
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  • 1
    Newport Visitors Information Center
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    International Tennis Hall of Fame
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Audrain Auto Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Edward King House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Kingscote
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    The Bellevue House
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Isaac Bell House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 8
    The Elms
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Bellevue Avenue
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 10
    Chepstow
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Discover Newport, 44 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Duration
2–3 hours
Return Details
Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Inclusions
  • GPS Map
  • Audios and Text
  • Online Support
  • Learn about the gorgeous Gilded Age Mansions of Newport, including the famous Breakers.
  • Marvel the architectural wonders along Newport’s Bellevue Avenue, from the Elms to Marble House.
  • Hear stories about American elites like the Vanderbilts who lived in Newport.
  • Drive at your own pace along Newport’s Ocean Drive and enjoy the views of the sea.
Exclusions
  • Admission to Paid Attractions
  • Entry/Admission - International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Entry/Admission - Audrain Auto Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Bellevue House
  • Entry/Admission - The Elms
  • Entry/Admission - The Breakers
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau-sur-Mer
  • Entry/Admission - Rosecliff
  • Entry/Admission - Marble House
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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U3808OMmichaelh wrote a review 17 Jan
Central Florida, Florida59 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great idea. Just download the app and start driving your car once your at the starting point. It starts telling you about the area once you arrive in that area. You can also pause it if you want to stop at a certain place on the tour. Easy to use, just like being on a
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R S wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York375 contributions43 helpful votes
Great introductory tour if you want to drive around getting your bearing of Newport, like a private tourbus. It was easy to download and install, I did it at home with a good wireless. It is kind of impractical to drive around at 20 m/hr in mid-city to listen to the tour. So I
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Fullbird2 wrote a review Sep 2020
Boston4 contributions
We did have some technical issues but those were handled by a phone call to the provider. It was a great way to experience Newport in a Covid safe environment of our own car. The tour gave good background info and the map was easy to follow. We enjoyed the experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Wayne G wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions
It took numerous attempts for the tour to download. The tour than froze multiple times which had us having to stop frequently and wait for it to reconnect. This led to a very confusing and frustrating experience
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Cathy_Morgan_SO, Manager at Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
Responded 4 Sep 2020
I’m sorry about your experience! It sounds like the tour didn’t download properly— it needs a strong wifi/signal for that part. Please connect with us for the next steps.
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Diana P wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Response from Cathy_Morgan_SO, Manager at Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Thanks a lot for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.
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tawnaj2018
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I 100% do not recommend this.
This is definitely a great idea, in theory. HOWEVER, the tour advises you to drive less than 20 miles an hour and
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jordanf956
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Very Good, but can be tough to be a safe driver at the same time
The app worked very well. The only issue I had with it is that it required you to drive very slowly so it was diffi
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nancyox
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Misled
I was misled in thinking i bought a tour of Belcourt castle as this tour was listed directly below the description
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R S
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What a gem!
I downloaded this tour before leaving my home, just to make sure there were no issues. You can drive to any locatio
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Pam A
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Touring Providence
Streets had other names than tour. It was hard when places were blocked, I did like using it to see the city when
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kellygal
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Don’t hesitate! Great guide!
I absolutely loved this guide! Had problems with the password as I downloaded two separate guides. Contacted them v
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