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Welcome to Newport Cruise Ship Passengers!

 
Tours operate every day through October 31st. We hope you enjoy your call to our city!

Please Note – Online Tickets Sales Close 48 Hours Prior to Tour Departure

Tickets are always available at the Newport Visitor Center on the day of

Explore the Grandeur

Viking Tours Newport Trolley Tours

newport-welcome-pineappleNewport is what’s called a tender port – your ship will anchor in Narragansett Bay and passengers will come ashore in the smaller tender boats. Travel time from the ship’s anchorage to the pier in Newport is 10 – 20 minutes, depending on anchorage location. Most tenders will begin bringing passengers into shore after 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Our trolley tours depart from the Newport Visitor Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Which is just one short block north of the cruise ship tender landing! Tickets are sold at the ticket counter inside the Center. The Center is open 9:00 – 5:00 seven days a week and is located just one block north of the cruise ship tender landing.

On days when cruise ships are in port, tickets are on a first-come basis and reservations/pre-purchases are not available on-line or in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the Newport Visitors Center on the day of your visit. Because Newport is a tender port, some guests might experience brief delays getting off of the cruise ship and into Newport for selected tours. Unfortunately, we cannot accept your ticket for a time other than the one purchased. For that reason, we recommend that upon arriving in Newport, you proceed directly to the Visitor Center. Once at the Center, you can determine tour options and available times. On most cruise ship days we add additional tour times to accommodate cruise passengers. Newport is very busy in the fall, even on days without cruise ships, and this is one of the reasons we recommend you go to the Visitor Center as soon as you arrive to find out the available tour times.

For tours that include a mansion visit, there may be a wait in line to enter the mansion. Once inside, the normal time of the walking tour through the mansion is 45 minutes – 1 hour. Please note that our Tour #3 (Vanderbilts Newport Tour) is only available at 12:30 and on a very busy day, with traffic, the trolley may not be back to the Visitor Center before 5:00. In general, this may be too late for you to catch that last tender, so we do not recommend this tour option for cruise passengers. Although we try our best to keep on schedule, we are not responsible for “missed connections” due to traffic, mansion lines, etc.

Tours operate every day through October 31st. We hope you enjoy your call to our city!

2020 Trolley Tours and Schedule

Below you will find an easy to read, comprehensive schedule of Viking Tours Newport trolley tours and the rates associated with each tour. You will further find season black out dates and the normal schedule on which all the tours are based. Public tours leave from the Newport Gateway Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue (next to the Marriott Hotel).

Please Note – Online Tickets Close 48 Hours Prior to Tour Departure. Tickets may always be purchased at the Newport Gateway Visitor Center on day of tour.

 April 1 - May 31June 1 - Oct 31Nov 1 - Dec 31Jan 1 - Mar 31
Tour 1 (1.5 Hours)
Adults $25 Seniors $23
Youths $15
10:00 AM
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
10:00 & 1:30 Thursday - Sunday11:00 AM Daily 12:30 PM Friday & Saturday
(No Tours Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas)
11:00 AM Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Tour 2 (3 hours)
Tour 2A Adults $43 Seniors $41 Youths $20
Tour 2B Adults $45 Seniors $43
Youths $20
10:00 AM
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
10:00 & 1:30 Thursday - Sunday11:00 AM Daily 12:30 PM Friday & Saturday
(No Tours Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas)
11:00 AM Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Tour 3 (4 Hours)
Adults $58 Seniors $56
Youths $25
12:30 PM11:00 AM Daily 12:30 PM Friday & Saturday
(No Tours Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas)
11:00 AM Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

Groups of 20 or more may arrange for private tours by contacting our Charters & Meetings department.

Due to COVID-19 we will be offering:

Scenic Overview Tour & Grand Mansion Breakers Tour

Daily Tours will be conducted at 10:00 & 1:30. We also will be running additional tours at 12:30 on Friday and Saturday!

Tickets are available on our website and are sold on a First Come First Serve Basis with a limited capacity due to Social Distancing Guide Lines.

Thank You and we look forward to showing you our great City!