“What the rise of experiential travel reiterates is that travelers want greater flexibility, more choice and a more personalized trip that’s in their control.”
— Experiential Travel, How the Industry is Adapting, Vado.app
In a Private Tour from Newport Jaguar Tours, you will Reach Destinations and have Experiences that no Trolley or Bus Tour can Provide.
Newport Jaguar Tours will pick you up and demonstrate that your comfort and our experiences are unparalleled as you immerse yourself in a luxurious guided private tour of Newport, and greater Newport County. All tours come with highlighted destinations, and stories unique to Newport, and then can be customized in more specific ways to your liking.
The classic Jaguars carry one to four passengers in private tours…two people tops if you’re in a convertible, with a certain nimbleness required for the person in the rear seat. (Yes, what one will do for the summer sun and the wind in the hair.) Ask about the availability of multiple cars for larger groups—we connect the cars through Bluetooth so everyone hears the same live guided tour. A gourmet champagne picnic lunch is available on full-day, private tours. A stop at a fabulous seaside restaurant, lobster shack or country inn is another option on a full-day, private tour.
Included in all private tours is important, fun information and views of Newport’s famous scenic beauty, architecture and more, as well as experiencing amazing history and stories about its famous and infamous citizens. Let us know where your interests lie and we will customize a tour for you.
Revolutionary Billets, Battlegrounds, and Batteries
Rhode Island, Newport, and the rest of Newport County, hold a special place in the history of the birth of our nation. This tour will take you to occupied homes, to battlegrounds, to batteries, to forts, fortune, and misfortune. The British, while occupying Newport for three years, devastated many homes and public buildings, and shattered the local economy. You’ll see and hear about local defiance, the remnants of the occupation, the villains and the victors, and why some establishments escaped unharmed. This is a three-hour tour, morning or afternoon.
Consider adding one of these to your tour:
Let us cater a fabulous picnic lunch.
Choose to let us cater a fabulous picnic lunch and deliver you to an equally divine location to fully enjoy your meal. A stylish picnic basket and blanket is included, with all of the food and drink you will need, along with real plates, silverware, and glasses. Picnics must be ordered at least 24-hours in advance. If it rains we will recommend a place to still enjoy your meal. Picnics are $30 per person (minimum 2) in addition to your tour fee. Select your tour date below for add-on options.
Experience the full panoply of local dining.
On full-day tours, you will be transported to a local iconic dining place for your lunch, unless you book a gourmet, champagne picnic lunch. These restaurants can include establishments known for majestic ocean views, or, to experience the full panoply of local dining, you could choose a lobster shack, a country inn, or specialists in local seafood. Please indicate when booking a specific full-day tour that you are electing this option and you will be given choices by your guide. Select your tour date below for add-on options.
Revolutionary War Ships in Newport Harbor: Pierre Ozanne / Public domain
Map of Rhode Island, August 1778: http://maps.bpl.org / CC BY
Gen. Sir William Howe: Henry Bryan Hall / Public domain
Touro Synagogue Newport: Alexey Sergeev (http://www.asergeev.com) / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
The Vernon House, Newport, R.I., headquarters of Rochambeau: Scan by NYPL / Public domain
Rochambeau Statue: Alexey Sergeev (http://www.asergeev.com)