Tour code: 3978TOUR17
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so escape the hustle of city life and get away to the festive tranquility of Newport, R.I., on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, also known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect holiday getaway, just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the grand mansions of the Vanderbilt family, the Breakers and Marble House, both decked out in Christmas decor. Then travel along popular Ocean Drive and enjoy the holiday season with shopping and sightseeing.

Highlights

  • Guided Newport mansions day trip from Boston
  • Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this coastal Rhode Island resort city during the holidays
  • Admire green landscapes, beach vistas and opulent mansions adorned with Christmas decorations
  • Tour inside The Breakers and Marble House, two of the most extravagant mansions in Newport
  • Learn about the famous Vanderbilt family, one America's richest families in the 19th century
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach included

What You Can Expect

Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House

Festooned for the Holidays at the Marble House

After a downtown Boston hotel pickup, begin the 1.5-hour drive to Newport. Listen to the guide provide a bit of history about the town. Perhaps the only thing more beautiful than Newport’s famous mansions are Newport’s famous mansions at Christmas.

The first stop is 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. Admire all the elaborate holiday decorations and soak up the festive flavor inside this beautiful palace. Don’t forget the photo-worthy ocean view behind the mansion.

Then enjoy a couple hours for lunch and maybe some last-minute shopping for the holidays. Grab a hot beverage and take a leisurely walk along the waterfront.

From there, continue the tour at William K. Vanderbilt’s vacation home, Marble House, a 19th-century mansion made of, naturally, white marble. This is the architectural landmark that ushered in Newport’s transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to its current status as a resort region of opulent stone palaces. The beauty of the holiday season, with elegant Christmas decorations inside and out, only serves to make it all the more beautiful.

Finally, enjoy a breathtaking view of snow-covered mansions and the Atlantic Ocean in the Ocean Drive Historic District, also known as Ten Mile Drive.

After a long day of holiday sightseeing, relax on the journey back to Boston.

Customer Reviews

GRANT M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We loved this tour- Newport is lovely and the houses spectacular. Well worth going on and would highly recommend to anyone who loved Christmas.

Becky B

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Loved it!

Nancy D

4 star rating: Recommended December 2012

The driver Dave Egan, was very nice, polite, funny and informative. Easy drive. Beatuful mansions. Only downfall, we were a bit rushed. Home by 730 instead of 630 would have been better.

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