Specialty Tours of Providence
Providence Tour Company amplifies the value of Providence’s historic and cultural assets by incorporating them into cohesive narratives, delivered in an informative and enjoyable way. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and delight visitors of the Creative Capital and provide a one-stop comprehensive way for people to experience the spirit of Providence.
Meet Our Team
Bradly J. VanDerStad
Executive Director & Founder
It was Bradly's love of Providence that led him to create the Providence Tour Company. Bradly is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and holds a degree in tourism: he loves the city so much, he even got a tattoo of it on his arm! Without a doubt, Bradly is among the most qualified guides in Providence.
As a lifelong Rhode Islander and graduate of URI, Nick has a love for all things Rhode Island. Nick joined our team in 2023 and loves being part of bringing all that we adore about Providence to the masses. Nick's passion for social media, content creation and love for Providence's art and culture make him a valued member of the team.
A born and bred New Englander, Jimbo returned home after nearly 12 years away. Traveling is on his mind all day, and he has already visited 40 countries and 45 states! Jimbo holds a tour guide certification with the International Tour Management Institute, so he really knows his stuff. In his free time, Jimbo is an avid movie-watcher, huge foodie, and studies 7 different languages.
James has over a decade of experience as a tour guide in Rhode Island. In his other job he is a teacher of history at CCRI and other colleges in the Providence area. He also is a bit of an expert on the local bus routes and where they go, and he would be happy to assist you with any questions you might have relating to that.
Celia has lived in Rhode Island for most of her life and loves the City of Providence with its myriad of cultural and cuisine offerings. A graduate of Providence College, she has spent time living overseas and has had the good fortune to travel extensively over the years. It's a true pleasure to help share the many wonderful offerings of this great city!
Walk pace was perfect so I could take in all the sights along the way. I enjoyed getting to hear about Providence and the little gems Bradly shared were really cool. I would recommend him for sure.
Francis C., Yelp