Newport Private Tours
The prices listed are set prices per tour. This allows you to control who is on the tour, and when you'd like the tour to happen.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Rogues and Rakes of Bellevue Avenue
This walk will focus on the characters of Newport who lived in, or frequented, the area during the period of history referred to as The Gilded Age. You'll hear stories of the people who owned the "summer cottages," as well as stories about the staff who made the running of these estates possible, and the architects and artists who designed them. The walk starts outside Rough Point on Bellevue ave and ends at the Breakers. It is roughly 1.5 miles long and lasts about two hours.
As there is very limited public parking options in this area of town, it is recommended to take Uber/Lyft, a hotel shuttle (if available) or the #67 trolly to Rough Point.
There are limited restrooms available along the route, and there are no restaurants very nearby, so it is recommended to take this tour just after breakfast or lunch.
The Quieter Side of Newport
Step off the beaten path and hear about the history of the downtown Newport area. This walk will leave the busy waterfront district and Thames St. area to highlight the colonial history of Newport and Rhode Island. You will see architecture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, including buildings visited by George Washington and homes of early abolitionists. Along the way you'll hear stories about the historical figures that helped to shape the Newport that we know today. This walk is approximately 1 mile and last about an hour and half to two hours.
Recommended starting location: Perrotti Park on America's Cup Ave.
Slave Trade, Slavery, and Abolition in Rhode Island
Rhode Island played a major role in the Atlantic slave trade, and continued to support the institution of slavery long after the trade was ended. This walk through downtown Newport will discuss this history along with Abolitionist endeavors of the area. Walk is roughly 1.5-2 hours long.
Recommended starting location: Long Wharf near the harbor.
Newport For Kids
This walk will focus on Rhode Island during the Colonial period by highlighting several buildings and structures in the downtown Newport area. Walk is roughly one hour long. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Walk Price: $75
Slave Trade, Slavery, and Abolition in RI- For Kids
Rhode Island played a major role in the Atlantic slave trade, and continued to support the institution of slavery long after the trade was ended. This walk through downtown Newport will discuss this history along with Abolitionist endeavors of the area. Walk is roughly one hour long. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Walk Price: $75
Newport Public Tours
Public tours are open to any and all who would like to attend.
Tour begins on the harbor at Perrotti Park (America's Cup Ave opposite the Brick Marketplace) and lasts approximately an hour and a half.
We keep the tour as accessible as possible but there are some uneven sidewalks along the way.
Welcome to Newport Tour
This walk is great for those of you who are visiting Newport for the first time, or who would like to learn more about the City by the Sea. The tour starts at Perrotti Park and will focus on the downtown area of Newport.
Tours take place on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
Advance registration is required. Please email us with the number of your party at Erin@RhodyRambles.com, or use the link below, if you are interested in joining us. You will receive an email in return confirming your registration.
Walk Price: $25 per person