Newport Scenic Drive & Touro Synagogue

Newport Scenic Drive & Touro Synagogue

2.75 hours | Newport | N P T - 2 0 5
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$ 104.95
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Points of Interest

  • The Elms
  • Rosecliff
  • Marble House
  • Rough Point
  • Newport's Rocky Coastline
Easy activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Soak up Newport's incredible 376-year history with a guided tour that begins with a drive past Trinity Church. Built in 1726, it's the state's oldest Episcopal parish. Further on is Church of Saint Mary's, completed in 1852. Journey along Ocean Drive with magnificent coastal scenery and down Bellevue Avenue, home of palatial mansions called "summer cottages" by the wealthy. One of the first residences you'll see is The Elms, completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. Another eye-popping sight is Marble House, built between 1888 and 1892 for the Vanderbilts at a cost of $11 million. Drive past the 1902 architectural beauty of Rosecliff and stop at the John L. Loeb, Jr. Visitors Center at Touro Synagogue, the oldest acting synagogue in the U.S. After a presentation explore the Loeb Center; later, you can remain in town for independent sightseeing and shopping or return to the tender pier via your guided transportation.

Special Notes:

The Loeb Center is completely accessible, but ramps need to be put up for entrance to the synagogue for ADA guests. Prior request is required for ramps to be set up to enter the synagogue. Guests must be able to navigate the 6 steps to enter the synagogue, unless advance notice is given, so the ramp can be set up.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart pier on a scenic drive of Newport

Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time: 01:30
Restroom available: Yes

Arrive at the Touro Synagogue for visit to Loeb Center and 30 minute presentation in Synagogue

Transport type: Walking
Time at site: 00:55
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 100
Steps: 3
Restroom available: Yes

Depart Synagogue for pier

Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time: 00:20
Restroom available: Yes