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“Excellent Tour of historic New Bern”

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 16 October 2017

We always take a bus tour to get an overview of any place we visit. This was an excellent tour with our guide providing details and history of the area. The tour lasts approximately one hour and I would highly recommend.

Thank llcoolj2017
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"trolley tour"
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"air conditioned"
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"great tour"
in 14 reviews
"great overview"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"cedar grove"
in 4 reviews
"story telling"
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"closer look"
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"informative tour guide"
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"past and present"
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"historical town"
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"first time visitors"
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"local hotels"
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"points of interest"
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"rich in history"
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our 90 minute trolley tour of New Bern. Many of the town's beautiful homes and churches date back to pre-Revolutionary War times. Our tour guide, Alice, was very knowledgeable about New Bern's fascinating history, and her story-telling style kept us all entertained and interested for the entire tour. Highly recommended!

Thank bobmod
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We really enjoyed our tour but one member of our party was on a walker. She just wasn't strong enough to make it up those steep steps of the trolley. Some fellow guests were kind enough to give her a boost.
We booked on line(good idea on a weekend) but the web site doesn't tell you that the driver will have your tickets. The ticket office for the Palace is across from the trolley stop and they get very weary of explaining that they don't have anything to do with the trolley. They do have restrooms and don't mind if you sit and rest if you arrive early.

Thank clangm
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were shown many of the beautiful homes, churches and other buildings in New Bern and in doing do, got to hear good stories that told about the unique history of New Bern. It is such a pretty town and seeing from a trolley, with guide explaining things was a nice way to see it.

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend New Bern's (air conditioned) trolley tour. We enjoyed a 90-minute tour (in an air conditioned trolley)that brings New Bern's unique character and three centuries of history to life. The highly knowledgeable guide shared fascinating details of the former NC royal capital, residential characters, historic milestones and period homes. Currently, tours depart at 11AM and 2PM.(Cost: adults-$16.50/youth(13-18)-$9/12 & under-free)

Thank MSME22
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