Unique Providence Tours

Unique Providence ToursProvidence figures prominently in America's history. As the capitol of Rhode Island and a beacon of the New England area, the city is filled with stories. Experience those stories as they come alive when you take one of the many specialized tours that are available. Your choices range from hearing chilling ghost stories to taking a memorable bay cruise to delving into an informative and entertaining historical journey. Whichever one of these specialized tours you choose, you will surely gain a deeper appreciation for the stories that have all played a part of Providence's fascinating history.

Providence Ghost Tour
Every step you take on the Providence Ghost Tour echoes with a touch of haunted drama. This walking tour explores the East Side of Providence which is the most historic part of the city. Walk by lantern through these dark streets as you hear the expert guide tell you of all of the shadowy goings-on of spirits of years past that still manage to make their presence known in one eerie way or another. This popular tour is available from May until November. Make sure to bring your camera...and someone to hold on to!

Address: Prospect Terrace Park, 60 Congdon Street,
Providence, RI 02906 - MAP
Phone: (401) 256-1477
Web: www.providenceghosttour.com

Providence Tours by Deena
There's nothing quite like taking a trip with an old friend. Deena Liffman is like one of those long-lost acquaintances who just has a way with words and never seems to fail to put a smile on your face. That combination of humor, knowledge and fun is what makes Providence Tours by Deena such an enjoyable experience. Deena is a veritable treasure trove of trivia, facts and secrets about the people and places that have played significant roles in the history of Rhode Island's capital city.

Phone: (401) 944-5134
Web: www.providencetours.blogspot.com

Rhode Island Bay Cruises
The salt air and ocean breeze are the perfect backdrop for the truly unique tour experience that is the Rhode Island Bay Cruises. This is the best way to see Narragansett Bay aboard the luxurious 400-passenger Catamaran Millennium. From this comfortable vantage point, you will see such sites as 10 lighthouses, 10 islands, Historic Fort Adams, Hammersmith Farm, waterfront mansions, the Jamestown and Newport Bridges as well as the Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal. The catamaran will also glide through Newport Harbor which is filled with sailboats and yachts.

Address: 1347 Roger Williams Way, North Kingstown, RI 02852 - MAP
Phone: (401) 295-4040
Web: www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

Savoring Federal Hill
Treat yourself to the unique tastes of Rhode Island when you sign up for the Savoring Federal Hill tour. This is touted as an insider's culinary tour that is led by Chef Cindy Salvato. She will guide you through the many old world bakeries and Italian specialty stores in the area. Enjoy fresh bread, sweets, wine and cheeses, among many other culinary delights. You'll also get to see ravioli makers do their thing as well as several other interesting (and tasty) behind-the-scenes stops along the way.

Address: PO Box 19272, Johnston, RI 02919 - MAP
Phone: (401) 934-2149
Web: www.savoringrhodeisland.com

Trolley Tours of Providence
When you see the little red trolley, you know you are in for a special treat. It is part of the Trolley Tours of Providence and it offers you a truly unique way to familiarize yourself with this beautiful city. The tour winds through the arts and entertainment district, historic Federal Hill, the "Mile of History" along Benefit Street, the revived waterfront and riverfront, as well as other historic sites and more.

Address: 101 Dahlia Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852 - MAP
Phone: (401) 421-3825
Web: www.providencetrolleytours.com

Benefit Street's Mile of History
It's rare to find so much history all in one place, but that is exactly what you will find when you encounter Benefit Street's Mile of History. This is perhaps the most impressively concentrated group of original Colonial homes in the country. See the amazing details that adorn the restored houses and churches, and visit the museums that overlook the city's equally historic waterfront. For information about self-guided walking tours, visit the Providence Preservation Society.

Address: 21 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02903 - MAP
Phone: (401) 831-7440
Web: www.ppsri.org