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Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android

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Pass By: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, USA

The Chanler – Built: 1870-1873 was designed for New York Congressman, John Winthrop Chanler, and his wife, Margaret Astor Ward (great-granddaughter of John Jacob Astor- the first multimillionaire in America), as a summer home. Book the tour to learn how much the house cost at the time of construction and why?

Pass By: Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659

If you look out over the bay to your left, you’ll have a good view of Easton’s Beach. Easton’s Beach was frequented mostly by middle-class New Englanders to appear more like the upper-class New Yorkers who summered at the mansions. Book the tour for more interesting facts!

Pass By: Cliff Walk 40 Steps, Narragansett Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

The Newport tradition holds that David Priestley Hall built the first Forty Steps in the 1830s so that his children could have access to a beach on his property at the base of the rocky shore. Book the tour to learn when it was opened to the public and other interesting facts.

Pass By: Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659

The Overlook Point: Time to pause and gaze out over “Easton’s Bay.” Just to the right of Easton’s Beach is Middletown, RI. incorporated in 1743 and the “middle” city on Aquidneck Island, lying between Newport and Portsmouth. Book the tour to learn about the majestic bell tower of St. George.

Pass By: Ochre Court, Newport, RI

Designed in the French Chateau Revival Style, by internationally known and trained architect Richard Morris Hunt, Ochre Court is the second largest mansion in Newport. Book the tour to learn about Mansions history and facts.

Pass By: McAuley Hall, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Designed in 1882 by famed architects Peabody and Stearns, Vinland Estate was first built for Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, a tobacco heiress. Book the tour to learn about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem “The Skeleton in Armor,” and how it inspired building this estate.

Pass By: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906

Completed in 1895, The Breakers is the grandest of Newport summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Book the tour to learn more about Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and how he established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century.

Pass By: Point Section of Newport, RI, Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840

Anglesea, a seaside Victorian cottage along the Cliff Walk, was designed by Detlef Lienau, a German architect who is credited with having introduced the French style to American building construction, notably the mansard roof and all its decorative flourishes. Book the tour to learn about Walter Herron Lewis, for whom the house was built and other interesting facts and history

Pass By: Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265

Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. Book the tour to learn about the popular magician Harry Houdini making an appearance here and other interesting facts and history of this mansions.

Pass By: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6924

Beechwood, located at 580 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, was designed by Calvert Vaux and Andrew Jackson Downing, created in the Italianate style between the years of 1852 and 1853. Learn more about its history and architecture.

Pass By: Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265

Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Mr. Vanderbilt was the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who established the family’s fortune in steamships and the New York Central Railroad. Book the tour to learn more about the Vanderbilt family and their famous mansions.

Pass By: Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

In 1912, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont commissioned Richard and Joseph Howland Hunt to design an oriental garden pavilion to stand on the cliffs overlooking the ocean behind her summer cottage, Marble House. Book the tour to learn how the Hunts journeyed to China to get inspired and come up with the design.

Pass By: Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4283

When it was commissioned in 1887, Rough Point was the largest house that the Newport summer colony had yet seen. Book the tour to learn how the house was designed in what has been described as the English manorial style, built with the intent of evoking the feel of an English country home.

Pass By: Cliff Walk, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Land’s End was designed in 1864 and completed in 1865 by John Hubbard Sturgis for Samuel G. Ward, a Boston banker. It got the name Land’s End from the colonial name of the reef that it is built upon. Book the tour to learn about the architects and how their designs were highlighted in a co-authored book, The Decoration of Houses.


Pass By: Bailey's Beach, Cliff Walk, Newport, RI 02840, USA

The private Bailey’s Beach in Newport Rhode Island was founded in the 1890s after new trolley service gave mill workers from Fall River ready access to Easton’s Beach, a wider expanse closer to downtown Newport that the well-to-do had claimed as their own. Book the tour to know where the high society relocated.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Departure Time
5/3/2019 - 8/28/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Baileys Beach Waterfront Public Access Point, Unnamed Road, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Inclusions
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour Guide APP & ONE TIME PASSWORD for iPhone and Android
  • Please allow 30 minutes for the system to activate your password.
  • Live GPS Map with route to follow.
  • Professionally curated and narrated audio stories and pictures for each attractions
Exclusions
  • Food, beverage, transport, parking, tickets to paid attractions.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great self walk tour. Be aware that the walk is 3 miles plus. It is a long walk. You can get off the path at certain points. Interesting points.

Date of experience: September 2019
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manoj G, Owner at Self-Guided Tours by Action Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review. Yes, the walk is long but it is interesting. And the beauty of our tour is that you can stop anywhere/anytime and continue whenever you want. Glad you liked it.

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Chris H
24 August 2019|
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Response from manoj G | Property representative |
Paid Attractions: The Breakers The Elms Marble House Rosecliff Rough Point Paid Parking is available on First Beach, Memorial Blvd . Entrance: or Narragansett Ave, Forty Steps: or if you're lucky... More
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Daydream11221687037
20 August 2019|
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Response from manoj G | Property representative |
There is free and metered parking available at the start of Cliff Walk. On Narragansett Ave, near 40 Steps, free parking is available on both sides.
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ValleyTraveller1954
7 August 2019|
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Response from manoj G | Property representative |
The tour starts at Cliff Walk 40 steps which is approx. 2 miles away from the pier.
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