Experience one of America's most enthralling cities, Newport, Rhode Island. In the morning, visit The Breakers, a 70 room mansion on 11 acres of oceanfront - built as the summer cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II ... More info ›
Experience one of America's most enthralling cities, Newport, Rhode Island. In the morning, visit The Breakers, a 70 room mansion on 11 acres of oceanfront - built as the summer cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Lunch is on your own at the beautiful waterfront area, looking out over the harbor at luxurious yachts, racing sailboats and ships from around the world. Continue your adventure and explore William K. Vanderbilt's Marble House. Enjoy spectacular views as you drive along 10 mile Ocean Drive before returning to Boston. This is definitely a "not to be missed" excursion.
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Stop At: Brush Hill Tours, 8 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3952
After pickup from your Boston hotel, sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour drive south to Newport, Rhode Island. When you arrive, you'll see why this fabulous New England resort city is nicknamed the 'Sailing Capital of the World.'
Stop At: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
Learn about the city's colonial heritage on your scenic drive along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), affording views of historic mansions, beaches and secluded coves. This epic stretch of road is lined with jaw-dropping million-dollar mansions that were once the 19th-century houses of the New York elite, who fled the big city during the summer to Rhode Island. These mega-mansions played a role in transforming Newport’s coast from a quiet summer colony of quaint cottages to a legendary resort town brimming with opulent estates.
Stop At: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6906
Your first stop is The Breakers, the former home of the Vanderbilt family and a US National Historic Landmark. As you'll learn on your walking tour, this is the grandest of Newport's summer 'cottages,' and was a symbol of the family's social and financial reputation at turn of the century.
Stop At: Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-4265
In the afternoon, you'll visit a second mansion, Marble House, another home of the Vanderbilt family and a US National Historic Landmark. Take a guided walking tour to fully appreciate the grandiose of this majestic piece of property; the interior of this Gilded Age mansion is a sight to be seen.
After your tour, enjoy more views of Newport's mansions and beaches from afar on your return journey along Ocean Drive back to Boston.
Pass By: Bowen's Wharf, 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
Part of Newport's downtown waterfront area, comprised of a marina, restaurants & nightlife, tours, boutiques & galleries as well as events.
Pass By: Bellevue Avenue, Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Famous street in Newport, home to the Newport Mansions and International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Pass By: International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3515
Located on historic Bellevue Avenue in downtown Newport.
Pass By: Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
The Newport Cliff Walk is considered one of the top attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. It is a 3.5-mile public access walkway that borders the shore line.