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New Bern Tours & Convention

333 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 800-849-7316
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What a great way to see the town and get its history. I left the trolley with a lot of knowledge... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2015
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Trolley Tour is a great way to fall in love with New Bern, N.C.

What a delightful way to begin our time in New Bern. The open air trolley and a very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Carol W
Spokane, Washington
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Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty on a 90 minute comprehensive trolley tour of historic downtown New Bern. Relax while your professional New Bern Tours guide recounts fascinating details of this former royal capital and will leave you enchanted by the city's unique charm.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
333 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
333 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 800-849-7316
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

What a great way to see the town and get its history. I left the trolley with a lot of knowledge and a terrific visual tour. We got off the trolley at 3 stops briefly but is mostly a seated tour. $18 I think this...More

2  Thank icthec
Reviewed 19 August 2015

What a delightful way to begin our time in New Bern. The open air trolley and a very knowledgeable guide welcomed us with a fun, historic and passionate overview. The beauty, historic stories of the homes, architectural features, history within cemetery and "what's happening now...More

4  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 29 July 2015

On a day when the temp. was 99 deg., what can be said other than it was hard to breathe. However the driver and the tour guide were excellent. They provided more information than i expected and were very good with communication and everyone learned...More

1  Thank daveg6180
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Our Trolley Tour guide, Kathy, was terrific. Using show-and-tell props and a chatty, story-telling manner, she introduced the history of New Bern, pointed out historic buildings, took us to a cemetery and inside a church (which has a "Vinegar" Bible), and gave us lots of...More

3  Thank CarolinaTravelers2
Reviewed 10 March 2015

One thing about New Bern you soon learn when you arrive is that there is a lot of history. Taking the Trolley Tour is a great investment of $16 and 90 minutes. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She kept the tour going and...More

6  Thank ACW2243
Reviewed 14 December 2014

we purchased our tickets via the website before arriving. As busy as New Bern was we were the only guests on the trolly. We had a private tour! Phyllis our tour guide was filled with information and we learned a lot. Such a shame no...More

2  Thank Rhjones69
Reviewed 29 November 2014

As described: "Beary Merry Christmas Tour Celebrate the Holiday season with a 60-minute trolley tour through the downtown historic district highlighting the Holiday decorations our downtown merchants are showcasing in their windows. The tour also includes a stop at the Aerie Bed & Breakfast for...More

4  Thank SonriseBMD
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Touring the beautifully restored homes and the reconstructed British governor's mansion is a gentle and really informative experience. The docents are amazing. Their knowledge is comprehensive and they guide you as personably as you might have dreamed a southern lady to be. The other 'players'...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 19 September 2014

John Gaston White did a great job bringing colonial New Bern to life. We were with a group from all over the state and everyone was so amazed and interested It was a great representation of New Bern! Very informative and a great prelude to...More

Thank Annemarie53
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Definitely a good use of your time and money as you are sightseeing in New Bern. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly and shared a variety of facts from all different time periods. The trolley was fun, clean, and comfy. We would have...More

1  Thank Julie S
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Jeanette M
17 May 2017|
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Response from Anabelle B | Reviewed this property |
I think it was either $15 or $18 a person. Can't remember exactly but it was less than $20 a person.
4 April 2017|
Response from Anabelle B | Reviewed this property |
It's not hop on or hop off, the tour is about 90 minutes. It's a great tour. At the end they will let some people get off the trolley in town while others may go back to the main stop.
22 March 2017|
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Response from EdKast | Reviewed this property |
We also stayed at the Marriott. Trolley stops there I believe. But the downtown area is small and quite walkable. Highly recommend 247 Craven. We had an excellent dinner there.