Explore Newport, RI with a scenic self-guided driving Newport 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”. The tour also contains the Newport RI mansion tour where you 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!
2 - 3 Hours
Why Tour With Us
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
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.
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
While app install wasn’t 100% straight forward, once we figured it out, it worked as advertised. We wanted a very high level overview of the area – we made the loop in about an hour with only one stop at the Cliff Walk for 5-10 min.
Recommending this to everyone!’n
Go at your own pace. The app works with your location service so there’s no way to get lost. Loved the “Learn more” feature! Excellent directions and additional touring information.
It was a great experience! Highly recommend reading the Info before you go and finding your starting location. We got lost because of user error
Great Newport Tour
This was a great purchase. We enjoyed it so much we decided to do another while in Providence. Great value.
Being on my own time was such a great advantage as well as not having to stay in a crowd. The guidance was easy to follow.
Easy to use and could go at our own pace. Very informative. will definitely use again for other cities because it is a great way to get an overview of new places.
Great overview for day 1
Easy to use, informative. This provided a very good overview of the area.
Perfect way to start the trip
Me and my wife lover the Self-Driving Audio Tour. We are putting it on our to do list for all the cities we’re going to visit if it’s available.
Take this tour before anything else!
Really phenomenal! Informative, easy to listen, stories bring you back in time. Worthwhile to pull over to hear additional narratives!
Great self driving tour
Loved this driving tour!! It was about an hour long but also gave opportunities to find out additional information if we wanted to pull off the side of the road. Will definitely be using more of these. Made for an easy, informative, and enjoyable tour of Newport while being in the comfort and safety of my own car.
Newport RI Audio Tour
This is a nice informative tour of Newport mansions and ocean views. The audio was just as good as having a live tour guide. We were able to go at our own pace and pull over and take pictures when safe to do so. Since it was April, the only mansion open was The Marble House. We stopped and went in it and was awesome. We strolled outside to the backyard and the landscaping and ocean view was spectacular. The wealth of the families of the gilded age was evident in the grandness of the mansions and landscape. Beautiful, big trees and flowers were a joy to see. This tour was a good deal and I throughly enjoyed it along with my two companions.
It was a great tour to follow with the family. We made a few stops along the way and it was easy to pause and pick up where we left off.
Getting the audio tour helped us so much when visiting Newport. It gave us a great history of the town and a sense of where to go and what to see while visiting. We highly recommend getting the tour!
Enjoyable and informative
My husband and I had thought of doing a trolley tour to learn more about the area but our weekends only reservation was cancelled due to driver illness. Happy to avoid that exposure but still looking for way to tour and hear more about the history here. This audio tour was just the thing. Inexpensive, informative and easy to follow with 49 messages over one hour throughout Newport. In a couple spots at the end the audio would not play but I was able to access the text in the tour and read it aloud. Would definitely recommend as a COVID safe way to tour the area!
Outstanding!!!! We stayed at the Hydrangea House Inn which was simply wonderful. Ate lunch at Picnic which is next door and also had lunch at the Black Pearl (amazing chowder). Dinners were at the Boru Noodle Bar on Friday night and then on Saturday we dressed up for Bouchard Restaurant (soufflé was outstanding). Did a self drive tour via an audio app you download. Also toured Marble House and walked half of Cliff Walk.
Great self driving tour
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 crowded hop on hop off bus without the crowds.. only a few glitches but easy to fix..
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
good overview at your own pace
it was nice and easy to follow through the app. its a good way to get an overview of this beautiful town at your own pace and in the comfort of your car. it was especially appreciated during this covid time.
Would do it again
Surprisingly helpful and interesting. Would have loved more details in the tell me more section. But the basic content was well presented and helped us quickly become familiar with the town.
Informative audio tour. You get to see numerous beautiful mansions and ocean views. You can do at your own pace and choose to stop to explore further.
The app was easy to use once you get the hang of it. The narration was great and the added driving directions were so helpful! Would definitely recommend. Definitely excellent for the price. The kids weren’t fans, but hey, it was a bunch of history.
Great self guided tour
Excellent driving tour. We even had to break off to meet some other commitments and we were able to easily pick back up. Remember to turn off your Bluetooth to hear the narrative.
Seeing all the rental mini rental scoot coups following us!!! Quick well narrated tour, made getting out later and knowing where we were great. Would highly recommend this app.
Newport Self driving tour
Nice overview of mansions and ocean drive. Have been here before but still learned things. Just the right length.
Great travel value
We really enjoyed this self paced tour. We loaded it on our phone and displayed on the car’s screen. Very informative and economical.
Definitely worth it
Such a cool experience. We happened to visit and the weather put a damper on plans. This let us site see but avoid the bad weather. We learned a lot about all of the mansions and area. it also gives you detours and suggestions to get out and walk. I would also like to mention in the car i had pre teens and teenagers and they also were very into it. Definitely a recommendation!
Loved it was a great tour very informative and fun. Also like that you can take it at your own pace.
Informative and accurate.
The interactive tour was right on target for where we were! We enjoyed the learn more videos as well.
Worked well. Happy with purchase
The app worked better than I expected. We enjoyed our tour of Newport – great alternative to taking a public bus tour.
Mansion car ride
Such a fun & covid safe experience! Being in our own car, we were able to go at our pace. We also were able to stop and get closer pictures. We got to see such spectacular views as well as the fancy mansions!
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.
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
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 pandemic.
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
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!
We have been to Newport many times. This tour was affordable and we could do it at our own pace. Interesting information shared.
Driving a standard like the old dat
I enjoyed the withy husband and son in law. I plan to come back with my nephew. He would love the Bat Mobil.
Beautiful day for mansions.
Took a few minutes for us to find the starting point. After we were acclimated to the app , it was Easy to use. We would definitely use this again for touring.
Easy app and great communication about what we saw. Loved the directions and history information. Very helpful!
The Newport mansion virtual tour with great. GPS was pin point accurate with mansion descriptions. I would definitely recommend to friends especially during the pandemic.
Great way to tour mansions.
Excellent and inexpensive way to tour the Mansions. Very easy to follow with maps. Was very informative with narration through the app that was very easy to download
A perfect tour during a pandemic and heat wave. Enjoyed hearing the history of the area, in the comfort of our conditioned car and discovered beautiful quiet beaches along the way. We stopped at several to enjoy the scenery and ocean breezes. Highly recommend!