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“A Trip Through History In Style!”

New Bern Tours & Convention
Ranked #4 of 13 Tours in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 September 2017

What a great way to spend 1.5 hours in New Bern! Interesting stories about historical figures and architecture in this beautiful town. This area has such a rich past with notable historical figures that people of all ages are certain to be entertained. Stopping at the cemetery was a notable highlight. The trolly itself was comfortable, charming and clean. The driver was safe and strategic in his stopping points. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging with the members of the tour. This is a highlight for anyone's trip to New Bern!

Thank Morgan C
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"trolley tour"
in 33 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 11 reviews
"great tour"
in 14 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 3 reviews
"great overview"
in 5 reviews
"points of interest"
in 2 reviews
"story telling"
in 2 reviews
"closer look"
in 2 reviews
"informative tour guide"
in 2 reviews
"cedar grove"
in 3 reviews
"historic tour"
in 3 reviews
"past and present"
in 2 reviews
"first time visitors"
in 2 reviews
"local hotels"
in 2 reviews
"historic area"
in 2 reviews
"episcopal church"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful town"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Wish I could tell you that the tour was wonderful, but I don't know. Waited the recommended 15 minutes before the 11:00 am tour. There were about a dozen people waiting. 11:10 and still no trolley so people started wandering away. Several of us tried to call the business, but there was only a recording. The trolley finally arrived at 11:20. The driver stepped off the bus and informed us that the trolley was booked for a private event and nobody could board. The next trolley would be by at 2:00. No thanks. Would have been nice if the business had updated their phone message.

Thank Becky T
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

There were at least 12 people waiting for the 11 am tour . At 11:20 it showed up, the driver informed us he had a private charter and we could take the 2 pm trip. What were we to do for 3 hours? The recorded message at 10:30 said we could purchase 11 am tickets on the trolley. It should have said the 11 was not running. They should have sent out another trolley. Very poor planning, communication. Maybe they could have sent someone to this one and only location they have to inform their customers. There were 12 very unhappy people today. I won't even consider this trolley tour on my next visit.

1  Thank Ginger1949
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I registered & paid online which was a few dollars less. It was simple to do and no issues. The tour guide was very informative and knew her stuff. She captured historic facts, easy to understand, was humorous. The trolley was very clean, comfortable with AC. 90 minutes was just enough time. Great job!

Thank Grace P
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I have been on this tour five times; once when we first moved here and four other times with out-of-town guests. My most recent trip was with a friend from Arizona, who absolutely raved about all she learned. I would highly recommend this for adults, especially. Other tours we've been on have included a character who kept popping up in different locations; this would be a great touch to keep a child (or immature adult) (as well as everyone else) amused!

Thank Beverly F
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