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  • 10 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island, on this day trip that includes both a guided tour and free time. Explore The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family, as well as the French chateau-styled mansion of The Elms. See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College on a narrated tour. Then discover this quaint and historic city further on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Boston to Newport Day-Trip Excursion
  • Round-Trip Transportation via air-conditioned Mini Coach Bus
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
  • 1-Hour Narrated Bus Tour of Newport, RI
  • Admission to The Breakers Mansion
  • Admission to The Elms Mansion
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Newport Guide Book
  • Newport Discount Card (discounts at various Newport restaurants, shops and attractions)
  • Discounted Admission to the International Tennis Hall of Fame (with your included discount card)
  • 1.5 Hours of free time to explore Newport at your leisure
  • Entry/Admission - The Breakers
  • Entry/Admission - The Elms
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch (dining options available throughout Newport)
  • Entry/Admission - International Tennis Hall of Fame
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

2016 schedule is as follows:
April 1 through April 29: Fridays
May 1 through October 31: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

After downtown Boston hotel pickup, begin the 1.5-hour drive to Newport, Rhode Island. Enjoy a snack and listen to the guide provide a bit of history about Newport, a sailing destination for many that’s known as America's First Resort. Receive a guidebook and discount card to use on this trip.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906

The first stop is at the Breakers mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer mansions and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn-of-the-century America. Spend two hours here, part of which can be enjoyed with a self-guided audio tour. Don’t forget the photo-worthy ocean view behind the mansion.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307

Then take a 1-hour narrated city tour of some other Newport sites. See the St. Mary’s Church complex. This National Historic Shrine is where President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931

There’s the Touro Synagogue, a National Historic Site that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States. It’s also the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Dr Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840-4388

Also check out Fort Adams, a former U.S. Army post, and the U.S. Naval War College, the staff college and “Home of Thought” for the United States Navy.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3032

The guided city tour ends at the Discover Newport Visitor Center to plan some free time with the help of the aforementioned guidebook.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6915

Finally, take a 2-hour tour of the Elms, a National Historic Landmark that was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. He made his fortune in the coal industry and would call upon Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to fashion a house after the mid-18th-century French Chateau d’Asnieres outside Paris. Construction was completed in 1901 at a cost of roughly $1.4 million.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

Take a ride along this scenic, coastal route for breathtaking ocean views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515

See the International Tennis Hall of Fame at a discounted price.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659

One of Newport's top sites

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New England Trips, 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Third floor, Boston, MA 02109-6114

After a long day of sightseeing, relax on the journey back to Boston.

Duration: 10 minutes

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Guides of The Breakers and The Elms are available in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Please request as you enter the mansion. Narrated Tour of Newport in English Only.
  • Hotel Pick-Up included at select downtown Boston hotels. Please provide your hotel information at checkout.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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