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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    1: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    2: Newport, RI, USA
    3: Massachusetts, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from Park Plaza or select Boston hotels
    Directions for non-hotel.. read more
  • 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

This holiday season, gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts, evergreen trees and beautiful coastal views await you on this day trip from Boston to Newport, Rhode Island. Tour this fabulous New England resort destination with your knowledgeable guide to see the grand homes of the famous Vanderbilt family, The Breakers and Marble House, both marvelously adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. Travel along famous Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive) and enjoy free time to shop and soak up the festive atmosphere. This is a delightful way to experience New England in the winter!

Highlights

All entrance fees included

Day trip (destination A to B)

Fully narrated tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Seasonal Offer

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After meeting at Park Plaza or being picked up from your select downtown Boston hotel, your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to Newport, located 1.5 hours away. This New England city has been known for decades as a popular vacation resort for the rich and famous, and is truly a dazzling sight during the holidays.

Enter The Breakers, a 70-room mansion on 11 acres (4.5 hectares) of oceanfront land. Learn how this was the vacation home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II of the famous Vanderbilts, a 19th-century American family who rose to social nobility due to their enormous success in the railroad and shipping industry. Have your camera ready as you admire the elaborate holiday decorations of this opulent palace -- the grandest of Newport's summer 'cottages' of the New York elite.
Youll have 2 hours of free time to grab lunch, browse local shops for last-minute holiday gifts, and sip a cup of cocoa on a stroll along the waterfront. Afterward, continue your tour to William K Vanderbilts vacation home, Marble House, a 19th-century mansion made of white marble. Observe the stately exterior and be amazed by the house's elaborate Christmas decorations as you tour the lavish interior. This gilded mansion is said to have been inspired by the 18th-century Petit Trianon at Versailles. Your guide will explain how William carried on his familys fortune to become the richest man in the world by the time of his death in 1877.
After your tour, sit back and relax as you drive along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive) and admire the spectacular views of mansions and coves dusted with snow before returning to Boston.

Inclusions

Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with lavatory

Professional guide

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, provided they do not occupy a seat. If your child requires a seat, you must 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

  • 03-Dec-2018

    Mansion tours were fantastic..did 2 properties and decorations were stunning. Great visit to newport for lunch. Loved it. BUT after conclusion of afternoon house trip continued with coastal drive in near dark. And visit to fort adams car park in pitch dark. An unneccessary end.passengers couldnt see a thing and complete waste of an hour. Prob would have been good if scheduled in daylight perhaps before or after lunch but NOT AT END OF TRIP. Driver joe was superb.

  • 13-Dec-2017

    Three college friends joined me on the trip to Newport. We had a wonderful time! The coach/ride was comfortable and informative. The mansions were amazing and even more beautifully decorated for Christmas. The coach driver was friendly, knowledgeable and guided us to great places to eat for lunch. I would do the trip again!

  • 18-Dec-2016

    A great day . Highly recommend it. Dave the tour guide was most informative with his local knowledge and good company on the bus. Anne McDonald. The Australian.

  • 08-Dec-2016

    Really good day trip from Boston. Driver very good.Newport charming and the mansions unbelievably over the top.

  • 17-Dec-2014

    We loved this tour- Newport is lovely and the houses spectacular. Well worth going on and would highly recommend to anyone who loved Christmas.

  • 09-Dec-2014

    Loved it!

  • 09-Dec-2012

    The driver Dave Egan, was very nice, polite, funny and informative. Easy drive. Beatuful mansions. Only downfall, we were a bit rushed. Home by 730 instead of 630 would have been better.