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

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Escape the hustle of the city and get away to the tranquility of Newport, Rhode Island, on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect getaway and just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the Breakers mansion, the most grandiose of Newport’s summer mansions. Visit attractions like the Ocean Drive Historic District, the St Mary’s Church complex and the U.S. Naval War College, among others. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus a snack, guidebook and discount offer card are included.
  • Day trip to Newport, Rhode Island, including mansions and a narrated tour, from Boston
  • Take a self-guided tour of The Breakers mansion and capture photos at the Cliff Walk
  • Wander the elaborate grounds of The Elms mansion and admire beautiful Renaissance art inside
  • See major Newport sights including St Mary's Parish, Fort Adams and the Naval War College
  • Enjoy free time to explore Newport on your own
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, snack, guidebook, and discount offer card included
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This two-for-one tour includes admission to both Breakers and the Elms House, plus a 10% discount in the Breakers' shop.
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Round-Trip Transportation via air-conditioned Mini Coach Bus
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off included at select Boston hotels
1-Hour Narrated Bus Tour of Newport, RI
Admission to The Breakers and The Elms Mansions
Discounted Admission to the International Tennis Hall of Fame (with your included discount card)
1.5 Hours of free time to explore Newport at your leisure
Gratuities (recommended)
Lunch (dining options available throughout Newport)

Departure Point

296 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

For those who do not require Hotel Pick-Up, Please meet at the main entrance of the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel (select this option at checkout).

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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
Admission Ticket Free
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 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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
Admission Ticket Free
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
Admission Ticket Free
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
Admission Ticket Free
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
Admission Ticket Free
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 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ocean Drive
Take a ride along this scenic, coastal route for breathtaking ocean views.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
International Tennis Hall of Fame
See the International Tennis Hall of Fame at a discounted price.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cliff Walk
One of Newport's top sites
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New England Trips
After a long day of sightseeing, relax on the journey back to Boston.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Guides of The Breakers and The Elms are available in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Please request as you enter the mansion. Narrated Tour of Newport in English Only.
  • Hotel Pick-Up included at select downtown Boston hotels. Please provide your hotel information at checkout.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New England Trips Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission.

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star-5
Newport Mansikns
Dana_M
, Sep 2021
Our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and sights along the way but did not talk all the time so it was very relaxing. Both mansions we toured were phenomenal. We had plenty of time for shopping and lunch! My favorite tour white in Boston.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this PHENOMENAL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. The mansions are certainly something to behold and the free time is a must on any trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your guide and found this to be your favorite tour while visiting our amazing city! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-4
Great day trip but eat a big breakfast
emsf29
, Sep 2021
Our tour driver was informational, entertaining and pointed out points of interest in both Boston and Newport. The only thing I would change is the timing of lunch. It was a bit late. We were dropped off at 1:30pm for lunch and on our own time for 3 hours. But by the time we walked, found a place to eat and actually got food it was 2pm. We were starving by that time. Had we known lunch would be that late we would have ate a little more for breakfast.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this 4 star review of our Newport day trip. Your feedback is appreciated and will certainly be considered. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Great trip
Bonnie_D
, Sep 2021
The driver was outstanding. Houses were fun. Pick up was timely. Enjoyed free dining and shopping time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of our Newport day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Thank you for spending it with New England Trips! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Beautiful place loved the...
Robert_I
, Sep 2021
Beautiful place loved the area a lot of history tour guide was great will be back soon loved the area
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for writing this 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Newport certainly is a beautiful part of New England an amazing place to spend a day! I am glad that you enjoyed yourself. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Wonderful day
carolortiz63
, Aug 2021
Chris was very knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed the day very much. Would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris is an amazing tour guide and has immense knowledge of both Newport and Boston. I am happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your day. Your RECOMMENDATION is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Great day trip
Kirsten_M
, Aug 2021
I loved touring the mansions and having free Tim before heading back to Boston. The tour bus driver was friendly, informative, and helpful. I’m grateful that I didn’t have to drive that distance myself… so much better to enjoy the ride and not worry about a thing.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the GREAT 5 star review of our Newport day trip. I am happy to hear how much that you enjoyed your day and time with Tim. Thank you for sharing your experience. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
A great day in Rhode Island.
Catherine_R
, Aug 2021
Absolutely a wonderful experience for both my husband and me. Everything was SO well organized and we were always on time. Our guide Timmy was the best, his stories alone made the trip memorable. We highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with Timmy as he is an amazing host. We try to make the complete process as easy as possible for our guests. I am happy that Timmy helped you in creating some great memories. Your HIGH RECOMMENDATION is greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Newport Beach fun.
Layne
, Aug 2021
Fun day. Loved the cliff walk and a glimpse of living in the “gilded age”. Our tour guide was terrific!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Newport is a beautiful place with a ton of history. I am glad that you enjoyed your trip! (The Cliff Walk is amazing!) Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-5
Wonderful
STS
, Aug 2021
Great day. Very informative. Chris, our guide, was knowledgeable and provided nice restaurant suggestions for free time.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris does a great job with this tour and all tours that he is a part of. He has immense knowledge of Newport and it's history. I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
star-4
Nice trip and a must visit place
Reena_K
, Aug 2021
The whole trip was well narrated by the guide /driver. The drive to Newport and the place itself was a great experience . Saw all great spots and mansions . A suggestion would be to stop at the market place and Tennis hall of fame as those are key and we missed it . There was no stop and watch there , except a drive through . Instead of 2 hours at Brakers, you could do a 30 minutes stop at Tennis hall of fame and market place
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this 4 star review of our Newport day trip. The Tennis Hall of Fame is certainly a great attraction in Newport, but not necessarily for everyone. This is why you are given 2 to 2.5 hours of free time in Newport. You may use this time anyway that you wish and we have had many of our guests use the time to visit the Tennis HOF. We actually include a discount card (in the envelope you receive in the morning from your guide) that includes $3 off of admission to the HOF. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.

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