Newport RI Driving Audio Guide 4+

Gilded Age & Ocean Drive Tour

Ushma Shah LLC

    • 4.8 • 179 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the narrated driving tour of picturesque Newport, Rhode Island! See everything this Gilded Age town has to offer at your own pace.

Scenic Newport Self Drive Tour:
Take a big breath of fresh, ocean air as you cruise through one of New England’s most picturesque towns: Newport! Start in the center of town, where you’ll pass some of the cutest Colonial architecture you’ve ever seen.

Next, learn all about the unbridled extravagance of the Gilded Age, from the Gatsby-esque parties to the petty feuds between America’s richest families. Gape at the impossibly lavish mansions lining the coast, from Rosecliff and Marble House to the world-famous Breakers. And, of course, get to know the builders and inhabitants of these Atlantic marvels.

Then, leap forward in time to Hammersmith Farm, childhood home of Jacky Kennedy and the so-called “winter White House” of JFK. There’s so much history along this coast you’d be forgiven for missing some of it—but we won’t! We’ll make sure you catch every last bit of Newport’s rich, complicated history, and you won’t even have to fuss with a map or guidebook! As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing.

So what are you waiting for? Don your finest driving gloves, hop into your Rolls-Royce automobile, and take a drive through the Gilded Age!

This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

This comprehensive tour of Newport includes:

■ 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
■ Brenton Point State Park
■ Castle Hill Inn & Lighthouse
■ Ocean Cliff
■ Hammersmith Farm
■ Fort Adams
■ Beacon Rock
■ Bonniecrest
■ Harbor Court
■ Ida Lewis Rock
■ Rochambeau Monument


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist and The Rhode Show, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ 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.

■ Works offline
No data, cellular or wireless network connection needed! Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.


Check out the 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 the stories.


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


■ Newport’s Cliff Walk:
Explore Newport’s Cliff Walk fully! Get up close and personal with Newport’s famous mansions 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.

■ Newport Bundle
Experience the iconic Cliff Walk, which winds past famous Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and Marble House. Then hop into your car and drive down Bellevue Avenue and around Ocean Drive.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Newport - New exciting stories added.
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 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!

suezeevan ,

Excellent way to do a tour

We decided to go to Newport RI but did not know what to see. I found out about this app from a search of things to do. I am so glad I did this app gives you turn to turn directions and explains all the sites. We have a dog so we could not go in a group tour so this was a great option and great information. Highly recommend this app and tour. Well worth the time.

In-App Purchases

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

App Privacy

The developer, Ushma Shah LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location

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  • Location
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