Christmas at the Mansions of Newport

November 27 2012

Newport, RI

Day 1: Welcome Aboard! Discover the splendor of Christmas at the Mansions of Newport. Experience the elegance of the Gilded Age as you tour three magnificent mansions, Marble House, Elms Mansion, and the Breakers Mansion. The mansions will be beautifully decorated for the holidays with thousands of poinsettia plants, spectacular evergreens, trees, wreaths and fresh flowers. Upon our arrival we visit the Marble House. After checking into our waterfront hotel, the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina for the next two nights, we are treated to a delicious dinner at the Atlantic Beach Club. Our accommodations are conveniently located downtown Newport, and are within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and attractions along the waterfront. (D)

Day 2: After a buffet breakfast we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a guided tour of Newport’s two famous scenic routes. First we will visit Bellevue Avenue which is lined with opulent “summer cottages”, and then we travel along Ten Mile Ocean Drive where we will view more stunning estates and enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. Our next stop is the Elms Mansion where we tour another grand home spectacularly decorated for the holidays. Next we will enjoy an afternoon at the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret, where every show is a comedy! A delicious buffet luncheon is served up along with an afternoon of comedy in a small, intimate setting. Your show will be holiday themed. The fun continues after the show when the company members perform Christmas songs and provide more laughter in a cabaret setting! Tonight dinner is on your own at your leisure. For your convenience, there is an excellent restaurant located in the hotel, or you may choose to dine at one of the several restaurants conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. (B, L)

Day 3: After a buffet breakfast we visit the Breakers Mansion, all decked out in yuletide finery for the holidays. The grandest mansion in all of Newport is a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Next you will have some time at Brick Marketplace for browsing, shopping, and enjoying lunch on your own. Later we depart for home taking with us wonderful memories of the majestic holiday mansions of Newport. Happy Holidays! (B)

Basic amenities
2 nights at Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina
2 buffet breakfasts
1 buffet luncheon
1 dinner
Tour three mansions, including:
- Marble House
- Elms Mansion
- Breakers Mansion
Guided Tour of Newport, including:
- Bellevue Avenue
- Ten Mile Ocean Drive
Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Show
Visit Brick Marketplace
Admissions and attractions per itinerary
$469.00 Double/PP $449.00 Triple/PP
$429.00 Quad/PP $579.00 Single

Deposit: $125.00/PP

Balance Due: October 15, 2012

Depart Return
Gunther 6:00 AM 8:45 PM
Carney 6:45 AM 8:00 PM