Best of Newport Tour
Step back in time on a journey through the Gilded Age while visiting famous Newport mansions then enjoy a cruise ride and a stop at Fort Adams.
Full-Day Tour of Providence and Newport Rhode Island
This full-day tour combines the best of the picturesque and historic Rhode Island cities of Providence and Newport and their waterways.
The Breakers mansion was initially built as a summer home for the influential and wealthy Vanderbilt family in the late 1800’s. The Breakers is widely regarded as the epitome of Gilded Age architectural excellence and boasts over 70 rooms inside.
The Elms Mansion was built as a summer home for Edward Julius Berwind, a coal baron at the turn of the 19th century. Upon Edward’s death, the home was left to his sister, Julia, who was dedicated to preservation of the home as it was. Upon her death in 1961, the home was one of the last Newport cottages to be run in the style of the Gilded Age.
The Gansett Cruises Harbor Tour offers a 90-minute ride through the Narragansett Bay. This cruise also offers your choice of complimentary local refreshments while on board.
At Fort Adams, you’ll step back in time as you tour around this former United States Army post which has been described as a “marvel of military engineering”. Its first commander was Captain John Henry who was instrumental in starting the war of 1812.
Newport is a seaside city located in Rhode Island. It is well-known for its luxurious, Gilded Age mansions and its yacht-filled harbor. The architecture in Newport has been well maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County, with many of the Gilded Age mansions now serving as museums.
Full refunds will be issued to guests that provide notice of cancellation via e-mail or telephone at least 24 hours prior to departure time for all day tours. Cancellations made with less notice than the time frames listed above will be subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee.
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