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Christmas in Newport

Christmas in Newport

You can be a part of the rich tapestry of American history as you come to treasure the legacy of the Newport Mansions and Blithewold Estate on this memorable holiday tour!

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$305 per person/Double

$345pp/Single - $295pp/Triple

 

Legendary Newport, RI is a unique combination of location, variety and scenery.  Newport is considered the “Grand Dame.”  A city with a past, Newport recalls its Colonial and Victorian days with its month-long Christmas celebration, "Christmas in Newport."  The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour two magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery, The Breakers, The Elms and Christmas at Blithewold Estate!  The Breakers and Elms- two National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Decorated trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. At The Elms, a 15 foot tall poinsettia "tree" is made up of approximately 150 individual red poinsettia plants. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. And windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition. Blithewold Estate, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully-developed and intact examples of the Country Place Era in the United States, and for its high artistic value in representing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement in this country and will be transformed into a dazzling display celebrating the magic of Christmas.  You can be a part of the rich tapestry of American history as you come to treasure the legacy of the Newport Mansions and Blithewold Estate on this memorable holiday tour!

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in full by August 22, 2022 and save $20 per person! (Be sure to mention this offer as it is not an automatic deduction.)

Departure Points

Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:00am
Pet Smart, Crossgates Commons - 7:15am
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:30am

Sunday, November 20

With great anticipation and expectation, we board the coach this morning and travel to Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI headed to our first stop, The Elms. A National Historic Landmark, The Elms is a French-style chateau, designed by architect Horace Trumbauer as a summer home for millionaire entrepreneur Edward Berwind. It contains every technological marvel of its time. After our tour we’ll go to the Visitor’s Center which is in close proximity to the nearby Brick Market Place and the Bowen or Bannister’s Wharves shopping districts. You will have free time for browsing, shopping, and lunch on your own. Then we’re off to our accommodations for tonight at the Wyndham Newport Hotel & Conference Center in Middletown, RI (401-236-2054). Situated in picturesque Middletown,this contemporary hotel is just three miles from downtown Newport, reachable via their convenient shuttle. This property offers an indoor pool and free WiFi. Following check in you will have some free time to relax before dinner tonight included at Johnny’s Restaurant & Lounge located right on property. 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 and all meals included a salad, chef’s choice of potato and vegetable, and an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. After dinner the rest of the evening is on your own to relax or shuttle into Newport.

Monday, November 21

A full buffet breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. After breakfast we're off to the magnificent Breakers 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 Atlantic Avenue. Following our tour we will travel to the Brick Market Place, located in the heart of downtown Newport, where shopping is unique. With over four acres of shopping, there’s sure to be something for everyone. You will also be able to explore Bannister’s & Bowens’ Wharves and will have time for lunch (on your own) and shopping before we leave the area at 2pm. Our next and last stop will be at Blithewold Estate where you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent property in Bristol, Rhode Island. Decked out in Christmas Spirit this tour will leave you feeling very merry as we kick off the holiday season! Following our tour we will head back home with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 8pm. One rest stop will be made each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • The Breakers and The Elms Mansions Christmas Tours

  • Blithewold Estate Christmas Tour

  • 1 Breakfast

  • 1 Dinner

  • 400 Travel Points

 

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Crossgates Commons Pet Smart Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY
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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