- 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
Departure & Return
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).
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
What To Expect
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.
- 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.
- 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.