Exclusive Private Tours

There are many unique opportunities to explore new and iconic Rhode Island attractions, minus the crowds. Explore the offers below, and check back often, as more are added every day.


General Admission and Custom Packages

The Sailing Museum in Newport offers a state-of-the-art interactive experience that shares the ins-and-outs of sailing like never before. Discover the legends of sailing, test your skills at the tiller, take on the grinding challenge and fly over the water on a SailGP foiling F50 catamaran! The Sailing Museum is a fun for sailors and non-sailors alike. Private tours and unique after-hours visits can be curated for a more exclusive experience. Meet a legend, learn more about the sport from a professional sailor or hear the inside story from the museum director and curator. Custom package and event inquiries may be sent to


The Grand Tour of Newport in a classic Jaguar

Private guided tours in classic Jaguar motorcars, for a luxury experience like no other in Newport. The fleet is the same vintage in which Princess Diana and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were chauffeured. Newport Jaguar Tours provides private guided tours in classic Jaguar motorcars, for a luxury experience like no other in Newport. There is also a fabulous Carnival Red classic Jaguar convertible. Tours are either a half-day or a full-day in length. There are 15 different themed tours, including The Grand Tour; The Wine Tasting Tour; The Kennedys in Newport; The Farmcoast Tour; Hollywood in Newport; The Lusty Libations Tour; Sailing, Yachting, and Naval History; Art Galleries; The Gardens Tour; The HBO Gilded Age Locations Tour; and more. The company also offers tours for larger groups wherein multiple Jags are connected through a proprietary communications system so each motorcar in a line of Jags hears the same live guided tour. NJT prides itself on creating customized tours with a mix of highlights and destinations, and also offers value-added concierge services (dining reservations, connections to other local attractions, itinerary planning).


Personal Tour at the Newport Mansions

A Personal guide will escort your group through the property and highlight architectural features, historical facts of the house, and the social history of the family. Although there are other visitors in the house, the personal guide is exclusive to your group.

Private Tour at the Newport Mansions

To offer the most private experience for your group, Private tours at the Newport Mansions are offered at houses closed to the public. If a house is open for tours, the Private tours are scheduled at 9:00 am before the house opens. A Private tour can accommodate up to twelve persons.


Rough Point Museum: A Closer Look Inside Doris Duke’s Closets - March-December

This special tour will provide you an opportunity to visit Rough Point’s collections storage and even peek inside Ms. Duke’s bedroom closets, where you will find a host of clothing from the 1940s through the 1980s, much as it would have been stored when Ms. Duke lived at Rough Point.

Behind the Walls and Beneath the Floors of Vernon House

The home is not currently open to the public, and this opportunity gives you an exclusive look at one of Newport’s last grand merchant’s houses. This special guided tour will take a closer look at what’s behind the walls and beneath the floors to reveal the layers of history of this National Historic Landmark.

Whitehorne House Museum: A Closer Look at Americana

You will be offered an expert-led tour through the collection, including visits to spaces typically hidden from the public, such as a stunning glimpse of Newport from the Whitehorne House’s widow’s walk.

Rhode Island Food Tour

A bachelorette party on the food tour.


Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

Veer off the tourist’s beaten path in Newport’s Historic Washington Square & Broadway Neighborhood and you will discover diverse, eclectic out-of-the-way neighborhood eateries – with a homespun vibe. You’ll learn where the locals know to go, as well as hotbeds of food and fun in the more traveled parts of the city. You’ll enter what may appear as a hole-in-the-wall café or an authentic, cozy 18th century tavern and find that a mouthwatering food scene awaits – forged by diverse cultural & regional influences and a strong commitment to sustainable ingredients. Between tastings you’ll encounter and learn about the City by the Sea’s 17th & 18th century Colonial architecture, and appreciate how these early neighborhoods came to influence American history. You’ll hear fascinating tales of local legends and folklore of our early forefathers and iconic heiresses. Beyond the tour itinerary, you’ll receive tips about other eateries, happenings, places to stay, and more.


Downcity Providence Food Tour

The Downcity Providence food tour is a gastronomic event that you won’t soon forget. Delicious adventure awaits you where food, art, and architecture collide in Providence’s vibrant Downcity Arts District. Sample from diverse Rhode Island favorites and award-winning culinary restaurants, marketplaces, and food halls, as you get an insider’s view of this lively and creative city. Expert guides will help you discover epicurean favorites, hidden art, and historic architectural gems, as well as Downcity Providence’s illustrious past and innovative present. What better way to drink in history than through sight, sound, smell, and taste! Beyond the tour itinerary, you’ll get information on other little-known eateries, happenings, and places to stay in Providence.