Half Day (90 minute) City Bus Tour

Discover Providence

Group of tourists at the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge - a destination included in the Discover Providence Tour.

About This Tour

Join us for this delightful tour of one of America’s favorite cities! As you relax comfortably on our climate-controlled tour bus, we will take you to the most exciting neighborhoods in Providence, and tell you the story of this special place and its most famous citizens. From America’s first hero to the mafia to the mayor, this city is filled with intriguing tales. As we travel from College Hill to Federal Hill, and Brown University to the State House, you will admire the loveliest settings in Rhode Island’s capital city, and discover places you will want to go back to and explore on your own. Along the way, there will be opportunities for you to get out, take pictures, and see things up close. Enjoyed by all ages, get ready for one of the most enjoyable tours you have ever taken!

Tour Highlights

  • Brown University
  • College Hill
  • Federal Hill, aka “Little Italy”
  • Propect Terrace Park
  • State House
  • WaterFire and Waterplace Park

What's Included

  • Narrated tour

Departure & Return

Departure Locations: Visitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI (1 Sabin St)


Where can I park for the Visitor Information Center?
We recommend parking at either the Rhode Island Convention Center, or the Providence Place Mall.

Are the tours rain or shine?
Yes, unless you hear otherwise from us.

Can we take any of the public tours as a private or group tour?
Yes, all of the public tours can be reserved as a private or group tour, and can be reserved for any time of the year, any day of the week and any time of day you choose.

Are a minimum number of participants required for your tours?
Yes, we require a minimum of 5 total participants for the Discover Providence tour, and a minimum of 10 total participants for the Newport: Rhode Island’s Spectacular City by the Sea, and Rhode Island in a Day tours. If less than the minimum number of total participants required have booked a particular tour, the people who have booked that tour will be given the opportunity to still take the tour by purchasing the minimum amount of bookings required, switch to another time that tour is offered, switch to a different tour, or receive a full refund.

Are your buses handicap accessible?
Yes and no. All of our buses are equipped with handrails to assist in climbing the two steps into the bus. In addition, most of our buses are also equipped with a storage area where we can put mobility aids. Our buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts, however.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you have to cancel a tour for which you have purchased tickets, you will be given the option to choose another time, another day, or another tour. You can also receive a full refund, as long as we did not have to turn other customers away because of your reservation.

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$40 Per Person
Group (10 or more):
Youth (Ages 5-17): 
Child (Ages 0-4): 

At a Glance

Monday - Saturday

Available May - October

11am-12:30pm or 2pm-3:30pm

Tour Length: 1.5 hours

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