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From Boston: Newport Mansions Full-Day Trip

1. From Boston: Newport Mansions Full-Day Trip

Enjoy Newport on this van tour from Boston. See how the wealthiest families lived during the gilded age with a visit to the Vanderbilt summer home and the Elms Mansion. Along the way, enjoy some complimentary snacks and bottled water while reading over a provided Newport guide book. Begin with hotel pickup in a luxury minibus, where the approximately 2-hour journey to Newport starts. The first stop is the Breakers, the Vanderbilt family's summer home. Take a self-guided audio-tour and explore the 70-room summer cottage. Here, you can also spend some time exploring the cliffs on a scenic cliff walk. Next, it's back to the mini-coach for a bus tour of Newport, which passes St Mary's Parish, where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in 1953. After the bus tour, visit America's oldest existing synagogue, the Touro Synagogue. With your free time, you can do some shopping or have lunch on the waterfront. If you're a sports fan, you can enjoy discount admission to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Finally, visit the Elms Mansion, where you can take a 90-minute self-guided audio tour. After the tour, return to the minibus, sit back, and relax as you enjoy the ride back to Boston.

From Providence: Day Trip around Rhode Island

2. From Providence: Day Trip around Rhode Island

Marveling at scenic views and learn about the history and culture of the Ocean State on this full-day bus tour. Uncover the things that make Rhode Island so attractive, including the quaint New England villages, scenic islands, magnificent beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and spectacular mansions. Start your day meeting up with your expert guide and hop aboard a climate-controlled tour bus as you embark on this full-day journey. Explore the smallest state in America, at 48 miles long and 37 miles wide. Begin in historic Providence and wind your way around the largest estuary in New England. Pass through charming Wickford, stunning Newport, Bristol (deemed America’s most patriotic town), and many other places. Along the way, there will be opportunities for you to get out, take pictures, and see things up close. After a full day of exploration, your tour will conclude where you first met.

Newport, RI: Guided Day Trip from Providence

3. Newport, RI: Guided Day Trip from Providence

Begin your day trip from Providence by meeting up with your expert guide. Hop aboard an air-conditioned tour bus and set off for Newport. Travel along breathtaking Ocean Drive where you will see and hear the stories behind the marvelous summer homes. Many of these homes are of famous Americans, including the Kennedys, the Vanderbilts, Jay Leno, and Judge Judy. Along the way, explore the cobblestone streets dating back to the colonial era. Take in the picturesque inner harbor of the sailing capital of the United States. Visit a magnificent lighthouse and see the famous Cliff Walk. Discover the interesting stories and fantastic sights of the city with your guide and in your free time on your own. After making your way around the city, your tour will finish back where you first met.

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What people are saying about Newport, Rhode Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

This was a wonderful way to see Newport. Chris was a fantastic guide and organized a great over view experience of Newport. The 2 mansions were unbelievable; cliff walk was fun, and the historic downtown was charming. This tour is worth your time; you will not regret it.

Pick-up was on time and the guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. A great way to spend the day. Both the Breakers and Marble House were absolutely amazing! Highly recommend

We loved the visit to both the Breakers and the Marbles... and time to do lunch and sightsee Newport. Great day, beautiful weather, and great tour guide/bus driver. He was great!

We took the Boston to Newport RI tour and, had a great time! Our Tour Guide Chris was very knowledgeable. Outstanding day! Thanks Chris for a memorable adventure!!!

You will be amazed

Every visitor to Boston / Rhode Island should do this tour