Like a third grader who can only play one of the notes in “Hot Cross Buns,” those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. Reflect on historical happenings with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a public tour of Ten Mile Ocean Drive for 2 (up to a $50 value)
- $45 for a public tour of Ten Mile Ocean Drive for 4 (up to a $100 value)
- $199 for a private tour of Ten Mile Ocean Drive for up to 12 (up to a $588 value)<p>
See tour schedule for departure times.<p>
Historic Tours of Newport
Since 2007, the team behind Historic Tours of Newport has carefully consulted literature and publications documenting Newport’s heritage in its effort to chart engaging and enlightening van tours that propel passengers through more than 365 years of history. Expert guides dispense factoids about Newport’s social, religious, and architectural past on 60- to 90-minute Ten Mile Ocean Drive tours, which whisk visitors past a plentitude of sites including Bellevue Avenue’s 17th-century buildings and mansions, Chateau-sur-Mer’s dainty gardens, and the tree stump where town loon Humphreys McCaw declared himself king. Guests eager to peek inside one of myriad mansions detailed on the tour can opt for a Majestic Mansion tour, which permits escorted entry into one of six elegant manors during Ten Mile Ocean Drive excursions. Patrons purchasing private tours can additionally elect the two-hour Newport Now tour, which explores the city’s contemporary shopping malls, farmers' markets, and secret Redcoat-revivalist meeting places or custom design a tour around whatever sites and they yearn to behold.