Newport Coastal Day-Trip From Boston With Breakers & Marble House Admission

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    2: Massachusetts, USA
    3: Newport, RI, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this day trip from Boston to Rhode Island, view the gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts and gorgeous beaches of Newport, home to the famous Newport Mansions. Enjoy the beauty of this fabulous New England summer resort as you travel along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), and stop to take walking tours of breathtaking Marble House and The Breakers, two grand, historic mansions once owned by the famous Vanderbilt family. Stroll along the Newport waterfront for free time to shop and dine as you please, and learn about the city's history, colonial heritage, culture and architecture from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

Know More about this tour

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.'

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 Newports coast from a quiet summer colony of quaint cottages to a legendary resort town brimming with opulent estates.

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.

Next, enjoy free time to stroll along Newport's beautifully restored waterfront. Spend time shopping and dining on your own, and enjoy views of the harbor dotted with glamorous private yachts, modern racing sailboats and Newport's fishing fleet and ships from around the world.

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.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from June to October.

Inclusions

Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with lavatory

Professional guide

Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Entry/Admission - The Breakers

Entry/Admission - Marble House

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Infant rates apply to those under the age of 3 who do not occupy a seat. If your child requires a seat, please purchase a child ticket.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Aug-2019

    This being my first trip to Newport i have to say i was very impressed. I've been on city tours before and it felt like a tour. This did not feel like just a tour. James was very informative. He took his time explaining things and made sure the we saw everything there was to see. I don't feel like i missed anything. Would definitely recommend this trip!!! Well worth the money!

  • 02-Oct-2018

    James Allen was our guide, and we were entertained and enlightened by his constant attention to all the details of the Newport tour. We learned so much. Everyone had such a good time due to the attention Mr. Allen paid to each of us and his ability to include everyone in his presentation. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone coming to a Boston.

  • 14-Sep-2018

    There was ample time to tour a third mansion. I would suggest adding one more mansion to the tour. Out tour left from Boston, slightly late and we had more than enough time for lunch and shopping. I would have enjoyed seeing a third mansion since we drove so far to get there.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    1 hour for each of the mansion is simply insufficient, i would recommend at least 2.5. The 2 hours lunchbreak is far too long as there was nothing much to see.

  • 15-Oct-2017

    We were in Boston for 7 days and had 7 different trips. This was the best one by far! The homes are worth the 90 minute drive. Our bus driver took us to see homes we would have never seen on our own

    Only got to go inside 2 mansions but they were great. Spent about 70 minutes at each and could have spent have day at both they were so good!

  • 08-Oct-2017

    Great day. Our driver was extremely well versed on history and gave us a very fun and interesting day. I would recommend this tour.

  • 09-Sep-2017

    Amazing place to visit. The tour guide knows a lot about the history of the place,

  • 23-Aug-2017

    It's interesting because you can visit 2 gorgeous Mansione of Newport and you can walk waterfront enjoying the harbour and alla the restaurants

  • 09-Jul-2017

    Out of our whole time in Boston, this was our favorite tour! It is about an 1.5 hour drive each way, but it is worth it. The mansions are amazing- so elaborate and arguably fancier than Buckingham Palace on the inside. The Marble House was the better of the two, but the Breakers was enjoyable as well. You also get a decent amount of time to walk around the town and grab a bite to eat. It's a very cute town and definitely worth the visit. Highly recommend!

  • 18-Oct-2016

    Excellent tour of Newport and the mansions! Unfortunately, it rained 2 inches the day we went! Our bus was old and the air conditioning had to be on the whole time so the driver could see out the window. We were freezing, but the driver got us all back safe!

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