Newport RI Scenic Drive Tour


Welcome to the narrated driving tour of scenic Newport, RI by Action Tour Guide!
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Apr 22, 2022
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Welcome to the narrated driving tour of scenic Newport, RI by Action Tour Guide!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience – just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

Newport Ocean Drive Audio Tour:
Take a big breath of fresh, ocean air as you cruise through one of New England’s most picturesque towns: Newport! Start in the center of town, where you’ll pass some of the cutest Colonial architecture you’ve ever seen.

Next, learn all about the unbridled extravagance of the Gilded Age, from the Gatsby-esque parties to the petty feuds between America’s richest families. Gape at the impossibly lavish mansions lining the coast, from Rosecliff and Marble House to the world-famous Breakers. And, of course, get to know the builders and inhabitants of these Atlantic marvels.

Then, leap forward in time to Hammersmith Farm, childhood home of Jacky Kennedy and the so-called “winter White House” of JFK. There’s so much history along this coast you’d be forgiven for missing some of it—but we won’t! We’ll make sure you catch every last bit of Newport’s rich, complicated history, and you won’t even have to fuss with a map or guidebook! As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing.

So what are you waiting for? Don your finest driving gloves, hop into your Rolls-Royce automobile, and take a drive through the Gilded Age!

This comprehensive tour of Newport includes:

■ Welcome to Newport
■ Int’l Tennis Hall of Fame
■ Audrain Auto Museum
■ Edward King House
■ Kingscote
■ Bellevue House
■ Isaac Bell House
■ Snug Harbor
■ The Elms
■ Belmont Statue
■ Chepstow
■ Ochre Court
■ Vinland Estate
■ The Breakers
■ Château-sur-Mer
■ National Museum of American Illustration
■ Frederick Law Olmsted
■ Rosecliff
■ Beechwood
■ Marble House
■ Beaulieu House
■ Miramar
■ Belcourt Castle
■ Rough Point
■ Ocean Drive
■ Gooseberry Beach
■ Seafair & Green Bridge Area
■ Brenton Point State Park
■ Castle Hill Inn & Lighthouse
■ OceanCliff & Newport Country Club
■ Hammersmith Farm
■ Fort Adams
■ Beacon Rock
■ Bonniecrest
■ Harbor Court
■ Ida Lewis Rock
■ Rochambeau Monument

■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist and The Rhode Show, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or wireless network connection needed! Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

Check out the demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all the stories.


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.


■ Newport’s Cliff Walk:
Explore Newport’s Cliff Walk fully! Get up close and personal with Newport’s famous mansions on this 3.5-mile walking trail. Enjoy the crashing waves to one side and glittering, Gilded Age mansions to the other as you walk.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What's new

Newport Common Burying Ground Free tour added.
Performance improvement.