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Best Tours in Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the United States, but it certainly has no shortage of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy- especially in its capital city of Providence. One of the best ways to explore the city is by taking a tour, as there are many options available to suit all interests and preferences. Here are some of the best tours in Providence that are worth checking out.


1. The Providence Tour Company


The Providence Tour Company is a locally owned and operated tourism service provider based in Providence, Rhode Island. They offer various guided tours that showcase the city's rich history, culture, food, and landmarks. The company was founded in 2018 by a passionate local, Bradly J. VanDerstad. Bradly loves Providence so much that he wanted to share his love and knowledge of the city with visitors and residents alike.


The Providence Tour Company offers several different tours that cater to different interests and preferences. Some of their popular tours include:


- Welcome to Providence Walking Tour: This tour takes visitors on a journey through Providence's past, highlighting significant events and people that helped shape the city's history.


- The Crime and Cuisine Food Tour: For foodies and drink enthusiasts, this tour showcases some of Providence's best restaurants on Historic Federal Hill. On top of the world-class cuisine, the knowledgeable tour guides detail the true crime history of Federal Hill, allowing visitors to sample the local cuisine while also learning about the city's deep history.


2. Providence Kayak


Come discover urban Providence at your own pace as you paddle throughout the picturesque bridges, cobblestone walkways and green riverbanks of the Providence and Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk and Waterplace Park!

If you’re seeking a more rural setting outside of the city, visit their new second location at Olney Pond inside Lincoln Woods State Park. Enjoy fresh water paddling surrounded by one of Blackstone Valley’s greatest treasures.


3. Providence Ghost Tour


For those who love a good scare, the Providence Ghost Tour is a must-do experience. This spooky walking tour takes you through the city's historic streets, where you'll hear tales of ghosts, legends, and mysterious happenings. From haunted houses to eerie cemeteries, this tour is sure to send shivers down your spine.


These are just a few of the many tours available in Providence, Rhode Island, each offering a unique glimpse into the state's rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're a foodie, art lover, or adventure seeker, there's sure to be a tour that will captivate and enchant you. So grab your camera, put on your walking shoes, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Creative Capital.


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