Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission

107 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 10 hr

Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island, on this day trip that includes both a guided tour and free time. Explore The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family, as well as the French chateau-styled mansion of The Elms. See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College on a narrated tour. Then discover this quaint and historic city further on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Boston Harbor Cruises

After downtown Boston hotel pickup, begin the 1.5-hour 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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Breakers

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.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Then take a 1-hour 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Touro Synagogue

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fort Adams State Park

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Newport Visitors Information Center

The guided city tour ends at the Discover Newport Visitor Center to plan some free time with the help of the aforementioned guidebook.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Elms

Finally, take a 2-hour 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.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ocean Drive

Take a ride along this scenic, coastal route for breathtaking ocean views.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: International Tennis Hall of Fame

See the International Tennis Hall of Fame at a discounted price.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cliff Walk

One of Newport's top sites

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New England Trips

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

Duration: 10 minutes
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