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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Newport, United States
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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44 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840, USA

After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/20/2021 - 2/4/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Return Details

300 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Sarla Analytics
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Scenic Newport, RI Self-Driving Audio Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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92 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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, Dec 2021
It was hard to navigate! Any time we wanted to learn more it would throw the whole navigation system off! We went the 20 mph, and it kept skipping! We took the trip 3 times! It was informative, and we learned a lot, we wanted to stop at a mansion to see if we could just buy a book!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Bruce, thanks for your feedback. We expected people would listen to the Learn More audios when safely paused/parked (especially since it requires a manual click). I see by your review that they are also being played while driving — and that would definitely throw off the smoothness of the tour. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Challenge to follow. Very inclusive and pretty routing.
, Dec 2021
We had fun falling off the route and then getting back on where we had already been. We finally decided to just stick to the road without turning into anything. It would help if the GPS indicated that we needed to turn around. However the photos of each edifice helped us know we were back on the right track. After the mansions we were treated to a ride along the coast past a state park of phenomenal beauty. Obviously, the trip took a long time.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for the feedback! Was the challenge mainly on Bellevue Ave? We will sometimes add “wrong direction” audio in key spots so if you could tell us approx where you were, we can help correct it!
Newport at your pace
, Dec 2021
We have visited Newport several times over the years and love the atmosphere. This was by far the best experience that permitted seeing the mansions and other points of interest as your own pace. The app worked perfect and the narration was clear, concise and very informative. I would highly recommend this self tour to everyone who wants to see amazing locations with the history of the site included. Time well spent and most enjoyable!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
That’s awesome! This is exactly why we made the tour! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and that we could make your Newport visit special. We have more self-guided audio tours across the country for your future travels at Thanks again!
Using the tour was...
, Dec 2021
Using the tour was confusing. I would like to have been able to have a map. We were able to hear the audio over the car radio but no map appeared on our car play screen.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for the feedback! Car Play unfortunately doesn’t allow the map/image tour display yet. But the map is visible on the phone screen!
I liked the ability to...
, Nov 2021
I liked the ability to take our time stop when we want replay items in the tour and just take our time
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you, thank you! Thrilled to hear that you loved the tour! Newport has so much to offer so I’m glad we could make your trip special. We have more tours at Thanks again!
, Oct 2021
This was a really great tour! A little confusing to get started and had to callViator to get password to start. Definitely a highlight and seeing Newport Rhode Island.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much! So glad you got to enjoy your Newport trip with our self-guided tour. Hope you get the chance to try out other tours across the country during your next travels - Thanks again!
Download this tour to an...
, Oct 2021
Download this tour to an iPad or laptop as parts don’t work on an iPhone screen. Note there is a very silly requirement to add more text to this comment
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
This tour will not work on laptops or iPads without GPS. It is designed for phones. I’m not positive that you have had the chance to actually take our tour yet — please email us immediately to get you sorted out.
, Oct 2021
The app is not great but the tour was very good . Saw everything and narrated perfectly. Went at our own pace.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So glad you enjoyed the stories! The app is designed for all ages so we’ve kept the buttons and visuals as simple as possible. Thanks for the review!
Newport in 2 Hours
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed hearing the history of places in the route. Beautiful mansions were described and came to life with the your.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Yay, so glad you enjoyed the tour and got to visit all of Newport! It’s a town that’s jam-packed with interesting stories and fun history. And if you enjoyed the self-guided experience, we have more such tours across the country at Thank you so much for the review!
Rough start, then pleasant experience
, Oct 2021
Struggled to get started but once we figured it out it was an informative tour. You need to provide clearer instructions on how to get started with the app, particularly the map portion. Thanks for a fun tour filled with interesting history.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for the review! There’s certainly a ton of history to tell! We are working on a whole new starting point for the tour (now that Discover Newport is closed due to covid, getting starting from their location is much less clear). Thanks for the suggestion!

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