Guided tour

Providence: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Providence: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 135 per person

Take a small-group tour of Providence and learn about its fascinating history while enjoying fantastic views of the city. Discover multiple prominent sites and attractions by land and by water.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from most hotels in downtown Providence only.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Learn about local history with a guided visit to the Rhode Island State House
  • Take in panoramic views of the city of Providence at Prospect Terrace Park
  • Visit the John Brown House Museum
  • Relax on a 50-minute cruise ride along the Providence River
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in downtown Providence. Travel to the first stop of the tour, passing Burnside Park along the way. Visit the Rhode Island State House, the Capitol building of the state of Rhode Island. With your guide, explore the building which houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and general treasurer. After your statehouse visit, continue with a fact-filled, narrated drive through the city while passing by multiple points of interest including Prospect Terrace Park, the Old State House, and Brown University. Next, visit the John Brown House Museum where you will learn about the Brown family who were one of the most wealthy and influential families in the colonies, and later in the United States. Learn more about their daily life at the turn of the 18th century, the pressing issues of the time, and the role that Rhode Island played in the history of the nation. Finally, embark on a relaxing 50-minute boat cruise along the Providence River. Enjoy a cruise which highlights significant historical, nautical, and architectural landmarks situated along the shore. After the cruise, be transferred back to your hotel in downtown Providence.
  • Guided tour of Providence
  • Guided tour of the Rhode Island State House
  • Admission to John Brown House Museum
  • Providence River cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off anywhere in downtown Providence

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    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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