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Address: Newport, RI
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All you want to know about the history of Newport and more

Ed Brassard, the owner of Access Tours, is an expert on the history and geography of Newport. We spent nearly 4 hours on our tour, and he was unbelievably thorough. You get to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2014
jack s
Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Joey was our guide and we had a wonderful 5 hour tour for 6 adults. We had a very informative drive all around the town of Newport. Then toured the Breakers and Rosecliff which were amazing. The Highlight was the scenic ocean dive where we saw many of the Gilded age mansions. Ed Brassard the owner of Access Tours was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were in Newport for the day (on a cruise) and joined 8 fellow passengers on a tour of Newport. Our tour guide Ed did a great job showing us homes from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, as well as other sites along the coast and various neighborhoods. We also stopped and toured The Breakers - such opulence! Ed was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We just hired Access tours for wedding transportation for our guests and the wedding party. Ed Brassard the owner was great in following our directions for timing the pick-ups and then returning all the guests in evening. He worked with us to create the best model to serve our group and stay in budget. It was a pleasure to deal... More 

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Ed Brassard, the owner of Access Tours, is an expert on the history and geography of Newport. We spent nearly 4 hours on our tour, and he was unbelievably thorough. You get to know who married who, why the building or the mansion was built, who designed it etc. I loved the historical detail, if this is what you like,... More 

1 Thank jack s
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I booked the 15 passanger van for a bachelorette winery tour in June and couldn't have been happier with the service we received. We fit 10 girls in the van with room to spare (15 may have gotten a little crowded though). Ed was very helpful with the planning and called the wineries ahead of time to set up our... More 

Thank Megan C
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ed Brassard gave us a wonderful tour of Newport. We spent an entire afternoon together and it was wonderful! I highly recommend taking his tour. Especially on your first day there so that you get a feel for the area and where you want to spend more time. Nancy H.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We took this tour on Sunday, July 21. Ed picked us up at 1:30 and dropped us off at about 5:001 I wish I had recorded the tour! The info was fantastic. He knows the area so well that it is scary! We went back to several places we would not have gone to had we not taken the tour.... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Last Friday evening, our extended family took the Newport tour with Access Newport. It was as promised, a mixture of architecture, history and society talk. Our guide, Ed Brassard, was very knowledgeable and knew the full details of each home that we viewed. Our family is from neighboring Massachusetts and have been to Newport many times. But we saw and... More 

1 Thank Bill K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I just returned from vacationing in Newport.Access Tours {our guide was Ed} gave a very interesting tour of the historic houses in the historic district.Ed new a lot of history of the houses and their owners. We toured Newport for 3 hours . This company is under new ownership as of May 2013....do not let previous reviews sway you.

1 Thank susanml47
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We had six women who signed up for the Cliff Walk walking tour which was supposed to include 1 1/2 miles of walking with information on the mansions we passed. Our guide was overweight and tired and talked so much that we only went a few blocks. He also bullied us into a larger tip saying that the $55.00 tip... More 

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Ed B, Owner at Access Tours Newport, responded to this review

As of April 2013, Access Tours of Newport is under new ownership. In response to "Big Disappointment" I can only say that I am very sorry for your bad experience with this company. I truly understand because before acquiring this company I rode along on a tour with this particular guide to whom they are referring. He gave me a... More 

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