See Newport’s historic mansions decked out with all their holiday flare during this seasonal Christmas tour. Select from two of the city’s Grand Rhode Island mansions: Marble House, The Elms or The Breakers, and follow a local guide through the festive surroundings as you celebrate the season in a truly unique way. This is the perfect treat for architecture, history and culture lovers.
- 3-hour Newport Holiday Mansions Tour
- See magnificent old mansions lavishly decorated for Christmas
- Choose from three different mansions: Marble House, the Elms or the Breakers
- Learn about the history of each house from your guide
- Upgrade your tour to include a visit to a 2nd mansion of your choice
What You Can Expect
Disembark and you'll be greeted with an explosion of holiday spirit in the form of festive holiday decorations. Learn about the history of each home from your guide: the Elms' collection of jade and ceramics; the Breakers' Vanderbilt family history and the Gilded Age architecture of Marble House. Bring your camera for great group and family photo ops against the opulent Christmas finery.
Upgrade your tour with a visit to a second mansion of your choice.
Finish your 3-hour tour back at the Newport Visitor's Center.
Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the mansion package from Viator. For the cost of the tour we got nothing extra. We waited on a long line, we were rushed through the tour and to be perfectly honest I'm not sure what the $55.oo per person was to cover. We had to drive to the vistor center and then we left from there, we couldn't even take our time throughout the mansion. We were initially told that the tour would be approximately 2 hours and we were there at most 45 minutes. I would never use them again and would never recommend them. I was extremely disappointed.