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Welcome to the professionally narrated GPS-enabled offline driving tour of Newport’s Scenic Drive Tour, Rhode Island!

On this tour, we’ll see the architectural wonders of America’s Gilded Age as well as the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast.

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

■ Newport Self Drive:
Explore scenic Newport, Rhode Island! Discover the tales behind iconic mansions along Bellevue Avenue, including the Breakers, Marble House, Elms, Rosecliff, Château-sur-Mer, Rough Point, and more, as you drive past. Then turn onto the beautiful Ocean Drive to enjoy the waterfront views, see modern mansions, and dive into Newport history.

This comprehensive tour of Newport hits popular sightseeing locations, including:

■ Welcome to Newport
■ Int’l Tennis Hall of Fame
■ Audrain Auto Museum
■ Edward King House
■ Kingscote
■ Bellevue House
■ Isaac Bell House
■ Snug Harbor
■ The Elms
■ Belmont Statue
■ Chepstow
■ Ochre Court
■ Vinland Estate
■ The Breakers
■ Château-sur-Mer
■ National Museum of American Illustration
■ Frederick Law Olmsted
■ Rosecliff
■ Beechwood
■ Marble House
■ Beaulieu House
■ Miramar
■ Belcourt Castle
■ Rough Point
■ Ocean Drive
■ Gooseberry Beach
■ Seafair & Green Bridge Area
■ Brenton Point State Park
■ Castle Hill Inn & Lighthouse
■ OceanCliff & Newport Country Club
■ Hammersmith Farm
■ Fort Adams
■ Beacon Rock
■ Bonniecrest
■ Harbor Court
■ Ida Lewis Rock
■ Rochambeau Monument

NEW TOURS!
Additional tours in Rhode Island now available!

■ Newport’s Cliff Walk:
Explore Newport’s Cliff Walk fully! Learn about Newport’s most famous mansions, once home to historic American families such as the Vanderbilts and Astors on this 3.5-mile walking trail. Enjoy the crashing waves to one side and glittering, Gilded Age mansions to the other as you walk.

■ Providence, Rhode Island:
Discover all of Providence, RI with this driving tour! Explore the city’s beautiful architecture, historic foundations, and thriving downtown.

APP FEATURES

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.
■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

■ Award-winning platform
The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.

FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:

Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.

QUICK TIPS

■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.

Just download the app and get started!


NOTE:
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What’s New

Version 1.2

New tours added.
Performance improvements.
Content updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Smart Dude61 ,

Revolutionary app ... saved $70 bus tickets

It was such a new idea and very low cost. So, we decided to try it. We paid for the app, put my phone on the stand in our own car and started. It showed a route line to follow and had geo circles drawn on that line. Every time, our car went through the geo circle, the app started talking about that location. It was like magic. It reminded me of using the Google Map for the first time.

The stories were nice. The first few minutes of driving took some time to get used to but after that it was easy.

Overall, two of us did not have to take the bus and pay $70. Very good !

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Careful Reviewer ,

A Gem!

So glad we used the App while in Newport. We drove all around, never got lost and knew what to look for! Good stories too.

If we were driving a little faster than suggested, it would start talking about the next stop before the first was done. But, we soon figured out how to find spots to pull over and listen to stops that we found interesting.

In the next day, we walked on Bellvue instead of driving and used the App again to listen to stories as we walked.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Marceio aMnclni ,

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Amazing immersive experience.
What I liked is that it works in the background, and comes to life only when we are approaching a point of interest, and works offline. One thing I was concerned about was it going to be annoying by talking too much. No worries, just the info you need when you need it. Though I feel the tour pricing can be better.‌  ‌  

In-App Purchases

Newport Self Drive Tour Guide
GPS Audio Scenic Driving Tour.
$6.99
Cliff Walk Tour Guide
GPS Audio Tour- Shoreline Gilded Age Mansions
$4.99

Information

Seller
Ushma Shah
Size
79.6 MB
Category
Travel
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Newport Self Drive Tour Guide $6.99
  2. Cliff Walk Tour Guide $4.99
  3. Bellevue Avenue Tour Guide $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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