Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

Providence: Self-Driving Audio Tour

From US$ 8 per person

Explore Providence's must-see sights on this self-driving audio tour. See sights such as the Welcome Gateway, Lippitt House, and Barnaby Castle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore all of Providence from beautiful architecture to foodie havens
  • Discover the city's most iconic landmarks such as the Cranston Street Armory
  • Learn about the historic Federal Hill area, home to both history and the city's best architecture
Full description

Explore Rhode Island's capital city on a self-driving audio tour and discover the city's history, culture, and architecture.

Start your self-driving adventure from the Convention Center downtown and head into the historic Federal Hill area, home to both history and the city's best restaurants. Enter the Welcome Gateway, featuring the iconic pineapple, and learn about how this neighborhood grew and changed over the years including the infamous Macaroni Riots and the secret of the Coin-O-Matic. Continue past the 9-acre park which was a gift from one of the greatest philanthropists in Providence's history. Explore the Wedding Cake House, a 3-story historic house located in the Broadway-Armory Historic District, and other architectural marvels, such as the State House and Barnaby Castle.

Finish your tour at the Lippitt House Museum, a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the finest Italianate mansion houses in the state and considered one of the best-preserved examples of Victorian-era houses in the US.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Begin your self-guided adventure at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app and access your tour. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour, you only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever from the moment of booking so you will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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Awesome! lots of sites to see and great overviews. We really enjoyed it.

November 23, 2021

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Product ID: 398565