Summer in Newport, Rhode Island

Summer in Newport, Rhode Island

Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving downtown waterfront, and welcoming hospitality, Newport is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England.! Sail away on the Block Island Ferry & discover it's quaint charm!

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Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving downtown waterfront, and welcoming hospitality, Newport is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England.! Sail away on the Block Island Ferry & discover it's quaint charm!

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$549 per person/Double Occupancy

$699pp/Single - $489pp/Triple

 

Legendary Newport, RI is a unique combination of location, variety and scenery, and  is considered the “Grand Dame.”  Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving downtown waterfront, and welcoming hospitality, it’s considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. Only 15 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island offers many attractions, including 2 lighthouses, 17 miles of beaches, and great restaurants. Sail away on the Block Island ferry to tour and have lunch island style! Come experience both of these delightful coastal destinations during the summer high season!

 

 

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Monday, August 27

With great anticipation and expectation, we board the coach this morning and travel to Newport, RI where upon arrival you will have time for lunch on your own in Brick Market Place, located across from the lovely Newport Harbor. There are a wide variety of dining options in the area that will appeal to all. This afternoon we’ll take a ride uptown to Bellevue Avenue to The Marble House, where we will experience the Gilded Age on a 90 minute self-guided audio tour. William K. Vanderbilt asked architect Richard Morris Hunt to design his home "the very best living accommodations that money could buy." The result was The Marble House, built at a cost of $11 million and containing 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Vanderbilt presented the house to his wife, Alva, as a 39th birthday present! The grounds include a colorful Chinese Teahouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We will then continue on to our accommodations for the next two nights at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Middletown, RI (401-848-7128). Located 3.5 miles north of Newport Harbor and 4 miles from Bellevue Avenue mansions, this property offers an indoor pool, with rooms featuring mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee maker, cable TV, CD/DVD players, in-room movies and free WiFi. Following check in you will have some free time to relax before dinner tonight included at Johnny’s Restaurant & Lounge (401) 847-2750. Meal choices are as follows 1) Atlantic Chicken with Tarragon Mustard Cream Sauce 2) Baked Stuffed Scrod or 3) 12 oz. Grilled New York Sirloin. All meals include a salad, chef’s choice of potato and vegetable, and an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. We will return to the hotel after dinner and the rest of the evening is on your own.

Tuesday: August 28

A hot breakfast is included at the hotel this morning, then we will make our way to Point Judith, RI where we will board the Block Island Fast Ferry to spend the day on Block Island! Only 15 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island offers many attractions, including 2 lighthouses, 17 miles of beaches, and great restaurants. Upon our arrival we will savor lunch (included) on the front porch of The National Hotel, located right on the waterfront. Your meal includes New England clam chowder and an entree choice of 1) Fresh Seafood Cake with Lemon Basil Aioli, 2) Baked New England Scrod crusted with breadcrumbs and a toasted garlic lemon oil or 3) Pan Seared Chicken Breast finished with a lemon basil butter sauce. Apple rum cobbler is included for dessert! After lunch, delight in a narrated one hour bus tour and view scenic island beauty and charm. Then we will walk among the alpacas, llamas, yak and other animals to get to North Light Fibers, the only Light Industry on Block Island. Learn about different exotic fibers and tour a new working yarn mill and weaving center. The tour will conclude in the North Light Fibers store where participants will be able to purchase Block Island made hand knit and hand woven items. There will also be time on your own for shopping and browsing in the unique village shops before we take the 5:15pm ferry back to Point Judith. We will return to the hotel following our day on Block Island. Dinner will be on your own tonight; we will provide transportation into the Brick Market/Bannister’s Wharf area of Newport where you can explore and enjoy a meal one of Newport’s many eateries.

Wednesday, August 29

A hot breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Then we're off to the magnificent Breakers mansion on Ochre Point Avenue. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, President and Chairman of the New York Central Railroad, commissioned leading American architect Richard Morris Hunt to design this summer retreat for his large family. This 70-room Italian Renaissance-style house includes a 45 foot high central Great Hall. A National Historic Landmark, it sits on a 13 acre estate overlooking the Atlantic Avenue. Following our tour we will return to downtown Newport and the Brick Market Place for lunch on your own and more free time before our departure at 2pm with approximate arrival in the Capital District will be 6pm. One stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Marble House Tour

  • Block Island Ferry & Mill Tour

  • The Breakers Tour

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 1 Lunch

  • 1 Dinner

  • 500 Travel Points

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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