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Christmas Time At The Newport Mansions 2020

Christmas Time At The Newport Mansions 2020

Amid its sandy beaches & amazing coastlines that offer unimaginable panoramic views, Newport, RI boasts an array of historic vacation retreats of the turn-of-the-century American aristocracy that are simply spectacular when dressed in Christmas finery & glowing with candlelight. Why not celebrate the lifestyles of the rich & famous with the Newport Mansions aglow during the Holiday season.

Package Includes:

2 Nights' Lodging at the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, Guided Driving Tour of Newport, Free Time in Downtown Newport, Tour of The Elms Mansion, Tour of the Breakers Mansion, Tour of the Marble House Mansion, Baggage Handling and Transportation.








After our day’s travel with meal and rest stops en route, we will arrive in Newport, Rhode Island late afternoon at the Newport Beach Hotel and Suites (401-848-7128) for a two-night stay. Situated along the sandy beach, and with its meticulously restored gambrel-style historic hotel building and contemporary shingle addition, the seaside resort combines Newport’s historic charm with contemporary sophistication. The hotel rooms feature complimentary wireless internet, in-room gourmet coffee and teas, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and a DVD player with complimentary use of their in-house DVD library. The hotel amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond, fitness center, and business center. To the north, overlook the serene waters and natural habitat. To the south, take in the crashing of the waves and the Cliff Walk lined with mansions. Dinner this evening will be included at the hotel with the remainder of the evening to enjoy the resort at your leisure.



Breakfast will be included at the hotel this morning before we depart with our local guide who will lead us on a narrated driving tour of Newport featuring Bellevue Avenue, which was the backbone of Newport’s Golden Age. Here, the Vanderbilts and the top 400 of U.S. society and wealth congregated during the summer months. After some free time in downtown Newport for some shopping and lunch on your own, we begin our tours of two of the famed mansions. Each house has its own charm and pizzazz throughout the year, and holiday decorations heighten the experience. The Elms is an elegant French-style chateau built in 1901 by Philadelphia coal tycoon Edward J. Berwind. Among its elaborate holiday decorations, the Elms is most well-known for its poinsettia tree. Located in the ballroom, the white poinsettia tree contains 150-200 plants. The Elms was the first fully electrified house in Newport. The Marble House was the summer home of Mr. & Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Reportedly costing $11 million to build, it was considered the most lavish house in America in 1892. During the holidays, its rooms are decked out with countless poinsettias, stunning evergreens, trees, wreaths, fresh flowers and period ornaments to turn the house into a Christmas wonderland. Our day will conclude with dinner included at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for the evening.

B, D


Following breakfast included at the hotel, we finish our look back at the Christmas traditions of the rich and famed with a tour of The Breakers Mansion. Home of President and Chairman of New York Central Railroad Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a 70-room, Italian Renaissance-style palazzo boasts a display of rich marbles, exquisite mosaic tile floors and ceilings, and topped off by panoramic ocean views. The focal point of The Breakers is The Great Hall. Stroll across the floor and gaze at the elaborate details from floor to ceiling. Lush greenery, vibrant poinsettias and meticulously decorated trees surround the room and accent the second floor balcony. Each mansion has a storied past and are magnificently decorated. Don’t miss the opportunity to see how the “well-to-do” celebrated the Holidays. You may even wish to take a replica ornament home with you from the gift shops, sure to become a showcase piece that will heighten your holiday decorations with memories from this remarkable getaway. We will depart for home with a lunch and a dinner stop on the way.




B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Camp Hill Capital City Mall, 3506 Capital City Mall Dr 17011
Park between Sportsman's Warehouse and JCPenney
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Hanover Hanover - Staples Shopping Ctr, 440 Eisenhower Dr
Park along grass island in center of lot
Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg Mall -3501 Paxton St.
Park near Pole 32
York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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