The 10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Rhode Island!

Looking to go out and see the best of what Rhode Island has to offer? From bay cruises, to historic tours of Newport, Rhode Island has plenty of culture and history to offer. Head out on one of these incredible sightseeing tours to get a feel for the Ocean State.

1. Rhode Island Bay Cruises, North Kingstown, RI

Take a ride in the Ava Pear, a ferry that will jet you around Rhode Island to visit multiple lighthouses and other sights. In 95 minutes, you’ll see over 30 miles of shoreline, making for a tour like no other in New England!

2. Historic Tours of Newport, Newport, RI

Experience all of Newport’s beauty and history in one tour. You’ll have the option to get an inside peek in one or two mansions, plus catch the sights along Newport’s famous 10-mile drive.

3. Vikings Trolley Tours, Newport, RI

Vikings has been in the tour business for over 50 years. Bask in the charm and elegance of Newport’s historic homes and beachside buildings. You can even book a tour specifically to see how the Vanderbilt’s spent their time in the Newport when their family was the city’s wealthiest.

4. Sightsailing of Newport, Newport, RI

Come on board one of SightSailing’s incredible vessels to see Newport by sea. This is the perfect weekend tour for those who want a glimpse of Newport’s beautiful seaside estates and beachfront cliffs.

5. Newport Helicopter Tours, Middletown, RI

Are you more of an adventure-seeker? Then book a tour with Newport Helicopters! Pilot Jeff will keep you in safe hands as you fly around Rhode Island and get a bird’s eye view of the state. You can even enjoy a night flight, where you’ll fly across Rhode Island and see the city lights from above.

6. Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Providence, RI

Experience Rhode Island through one of the best aspects of its culture—its food! Indulge in these eateries and trod off the beaten path to somewhere new, steeped with culinary history!

7. Newport Sailing School and Tours, Newport, RI

Have you ever wanted to be at the helm of a sailboat in the sailing capital of the world? With Newport Sailing Tours, now you can! You’ll love exploring the seas on one of the boats from the world’s largest fleet of America’s Cup 12-meter yachts. 

8. Providence Tours by Deena, Providence, RI

Deena tailors your tour experience to you—Deena will take you through the College Hill neighborhood, down along the beautiful Benefit Street, and down into the historic Jewelry District. You’ll feel like you’ve covered ever inch of Providence after a tour with Deena!

9. Sol Chariots, Providence, RI

If you’re looking for a laidback way to enjoy the city, hop into a chariot, pedal-powered by one of Providence’s locals. Enjoy riding along city streets as you hear fun stories in a casual environment! 

10. Gallery Night, Providence, RI

Love local art? Head out to one of Providence’s free gallery nights, hosted on the third Thursday of every month. You can check out what’s new in Providence’s creative scene and speak with the very artists or gallery curators who work so hard to bring the best to you.

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