Questions & Answers About NJT Private Tours
Newport Jaguar Tours will enable you to reach destinations that no trolley or bus can access. And the comfort is unparalleled in comparison, not to mention the exclusivity. We will pick you up and provide an unmatched guided private tour to wonderful destinations unique to Newport, and customize your tour with subject matter of most interest to you.
Yes, but lengthy stops only if you request it. Stopping is fun and part of every tour. For example, once your driver knows your goals for the tour, he will be able to give you a good idea of how long you should stop (or what you might miss with too many stops). If you plan to take an extended tour of some place, say a Newport mansion, you might want to consider scheduling that at the conclusion of your Jaguar tour and purchasing tickets beforehand.
The saloon motorcars (four doors) carry up to four passengers on any given guided private tour, with a two-passenger minimum. The car is for you, your family, or your friends only. You decide who comes along. Exclusivity is one of the cornerstones of this experience. If you choose to be driven in a Jaguar convertible it is for one to two passengers only. (If two passengers ride, it would help if the person in the rear seat is somewhat diminutive.)
Tours are a minimum of three hours, or a full day in length, depending on variables.
Half-day tours begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon, or begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
Full-day tours begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m., with a lunch hour in the midday.
You can opt for NJT to prepare a gourmet champagne picnic lunch for up to four people, usually only on full-day tours, with some exceptions. (Please ask.) The cost is $75 a person with a two-person minimum and includes champagne and gourmet foods in a lovely picnic basket complete with real china, silverware, wine glasses and more, plus a picnic blanket and folding chairs. As another option, on full-day trips we can also take you to a fabulous seaside restaurant for lunch and drinks. Those expenses are yours alone.
Drinking, yes — passengers only. BYOB: white wine or beer only (no red wine). Passengers must be 21 or over and, if asked, show ID. (Being reasonable is requested, especially on a wine-tasting tour.) NJT will provide a cooler with ice if requested. No form of smoking or vaping is allowed.
Yes, provided there is room. (If you don’t have a dog and would like one to come along we can bring Tedward, the Bernese Mountain Dog, if there is space.) Keep in mind that not all places we stop will accommodate pets, and extra stops may be required.
The classic Jaguars are at least 20 years old. The four-door Jags are what the Brits call a “saloon,” a stylish way to say 4-D sedan. Saloons made by Jaguar combine superior comfort with notable design and performance. A Jaguar convertible is available on a select basis for scenic top-down experiences. A Jag ragtop will accommodate one to two passengers, the smallest in the rear. That’s why it is ideal for our Singles Tour or a Date Nite, but any of our cars can be provided for these purposes.
Yes, subject to availability. We regularly transport large groups in multiple Jags and, in fact, have perfected a way for each car to hear the same live tour guide and ask questions every motorcar can hear. That way, at the end of the tour, your group will appreciate that you all had the same tour experience.
Unfortunately, no, unless it is the convertible option and one is available. As for the four-door cars, at any one time they are engaged in multiple tours and choosing, say, a particular color, would not be possible logistically.
No, only drivers with tour training and authorization from the company can drive.
Yes, subject to availability, but since weddings are usually scheduled far in advance, chances are good we will have a wedding motorcar for you and other motorcars if needed.
Yes, weather permitting; we prefer a good deal of advance ordering in the winter months, but try us at any time.
Any cancellation from time of booking up to 14 days prior to your tour is subject to a USD75 processing fee. Any cancellations received within 14 days of your scheduled tour or no shows are subject to 100% penalty. Full prepayment is required at time of booking. If for any reason Newport Jaguar Tours needs to cancel your tour at any time, you will receive a full refund.
Before every tour, all of our Jaguar motorcars are cleaned and sanitized for your comfort and safety.