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Boston to Newport Day-Trip with Breakers & Elms Admission

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    What to Expect
    After downtown Boston hotel pickup, begin the drive to Newport, Rhode Island. Enjoy a snack and listen to the guide provide a bit of history about Newport, a sailing destination for many that’s known as America's First Resort. Receive a guidebook and discount card to use on this trip.
    The first stop is at the Breakers mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer mansions and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn-of-the-century America. Spend two hours here, part of which can be enjoyed with a self-guided audio tour. Don’t forget the photo-worthy ocean view behind the mansion.
    Then take a narrated city tour of some other Newport sites. See the St. Mary’s Church complex. This National Historic Shrine is where President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. There’s the Touro Synagogue, a National Historic Site that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States. It’s also the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America. Also check out Fort Adams, a former U.S. Army post, and the U.S. Naval War College, the staff college and “Home of Thought” for the United States Navy. The guided city tour ends at the Discover Newport Visitor Center to plan some free time with the help of the aforementioned guidebook.
    Finally, take a tour of the Elms, a National Historic Landmark that was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. He made his fortune in the coal industry and would call upon Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to fashion a house after the mid-18th-century French Chateau d’Asnieres outside Paris. Construction was completed in 1901 at a cost of roughly $1.4 million.
    After a long day of sightseeing, relax on the journey back to Boston.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Our day trip to Newport, RI was the highlight of our trip! The tour is well planned and we hit so many interesting locations in a short amount of time. Pros - AMAZING sites in Newport - Breakers, guided tour of Newport, Cliff Walk, free...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Doris K
    Steve B, Owner at New England Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you very much for this AMAZING 5 Star Review of our Newport RI day trip. Chris is an incredible tour guide and the manner in which he handles our Newport trip could not be more perfect! We try to set the itinerary for all...More

    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    This activity has a great schedule - the time given at each stop is sufficient for enjoying everything. Our guide Chris did a really good job. He is on time and knows the history of Newport very well.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank boundino
    Steve B, Owner at New England Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for the great 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris has planned out the perfect day for our guests traveling to Newport. From hotel pickup, to hotel dropoff and everything in between, our trip is the easiest way to see these...More

    Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I took the Newport trip. Chris picked us up at our hotel right on time, and picked up a few more people at local hotels. He immediately gave us a written itinerary of the day with details of times for stops. We...More

    Thank SDDolfan
    Steve B, Owner at New England Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

    Thank you for the GREAT 5 Star Review of our Newport day trip. I can't say enough good things about Chris and what he means to our company. Besides being a great guide/host, he goes above and beyond to ensure that each and everyone of...More

    Reviewed September 24, 2018

    Chris, our guide did a fantastic job. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, and you can tell he loves both the area and his job. The pace is perfect and gives people more than enough time at each stop. Chris was...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    Steve B, Owner at New England Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to write this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris is a fantastic guide and always takes great care of his guests. You are in good hands whenever and wherever Chris is your guide. Your high...More

    Reviewed September 9, 2018

    We went to Newport on 8/29 with the temperature over 95. Chris was our guide, with a group of 10. He kept us hydrated with bottles of cold water and when we determined it was way too hot to do the Cliff Walk, he showed...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Brent M
    Steve B, Owner at New England Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to write this 5 star review of our Newport Mansions day trip. Very happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your trip with Chris.Chris is an outstanding host and always goes above and beyond to...More

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    July 11, 2019|
    Response from SDDolfan | Reviewed this property |
    On the day we went, we got back to the city right around 7:00 pm
    October 5, 2018|
    Response from Brent M | Reviewed this property |
    I'm sorry, I really don't know if that is permitted. There are stairs in the mansions, but perhaps also elevators. Sorry I couldn't give a definitive answer.
    Ed Thai H
    June 17, 2018|
    Response from Ed Thai H |
    I"m in Salem, Peabody. Where to go next weekend to get on a tour ? ? Can get there sat/sunday. If full or busy I'm sure there are others locally who can provide tours ? Can do one per days and see both next Sat/sunday
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