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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.

Newport, RI: Guided Day Trip from Providence

2. 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 Touro Synagogue

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Entertaining ride with alternatives. The visit of the houses is pleasant and dynamic with the help of the audio guide. Some explanation in Spanish is missing during the bus tour (I know the tour is in English but I think it would not hurt to provide an information pamphlet in another language). Of the three couples that made up the expedition we were the only ones who did not enjoy the pick-up service. Instead we were mentioned at another point in the city (I know that the pick-up was limited to the Downtown - although I never knew which hotels it affected - but with the few we were expecting something more from the tour organizer). Apart from these aspects, which can be improved, the experience proved satisfactory.

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.

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