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Fabulous Newport and The Gilded Age: Day Tour from Boston

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Newport, Rhode Island is home to numerous grand turn-of-the-century summer cottages of America's elite families of that time. See and explore 2 of the grandest mansions and relax at the waterfront area for a bit of shopping and some lunch.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
Wheelchair accessible

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Please call the tour office to arrange pick-up at selected hotels.
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  • Visit The Breakers, the 70-room mansion built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II
  • Explore Marble House, home to William Vanderbilt
  • Enjoy the spectacular views along the 10-mile Ocean Drive
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Experience the small but elegant American city of Newport, Rhode Island, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and the summer playground for some of the wealthiest families in the country.

On this 10-hour tour from Boston, you’ll visit 2 of the magnificent turn-of-the-century mansions. In the morning, explore the Breakers, the crown jewel built in 1893 for Cornelius Vanderbilt II at a cost of 7 million dollars.

Spend some time at Newport's historic waterfront for a bite to eat and explore some of the many shops. Enjoy views of the harbor that’s filled with luxurious yachts, racing sailboats and ships from around the world.

Continue your adventure with a visit to Marble House. This palatial estate was designed by William Morris Hunt in 1892, using 500,000 cubic feet of marble that alone cost 7 million dollars!

Complete your day with a guided tour along the 10-mile stretch of Ocean Drive for spectacular views of other fine mansions and the breathtaking coastline.
  • Admission to The Breakers mansion
  • Admission to Marble House mansion
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

Gray Line tour office, City Place, 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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