4 days / 3 nights
Day One – Welcome to Newport
This afternoon, we’ll check into our Newport hotel for a relaxing three-night stay. Upon arrival, we’ll receive a warm welcome and Wine & Cheese reception. Enjoy a delicious dinner this evening.
Day Two – Newport’s Ten Mile Ocean Drive & Newport Flower Show
This morning after breakfast, we’ll enjoy the day in Newport, Rhode Island – America’s first resort and yachting capitol of the world. Enjoy a tour along the magnificent 10-Mile Ocean Drive, for a step back in time to the opulent era of the Gilded age where elite families such as the Vanderbilt’s and Astor’s built their “summer cottages” to retreat from the city life. Following the tour, we’ll attend the 22th annual Newport Flower Show! Held on the grounds of the Rosecliff, one of Newport’s most spectacular mansions! During the Gilded Age, nearly every aspect of life was elevated to an art form. Gardens became stages for nature’s most brilliant performances, women’s fashions were created for stylish parades, and houses became museums for a lifetime of treasures. Today, we’ll enjoy Design & Horticultural Exhibits, Outdoor Garden Displays, Lectures and Demonstrations, and Gardener’s Marketplace & Oceanside Boutiques. Tonight, dine at one of Newport’s wonderful restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Three – Breakers Mansion, Royal Tea, Green Animals & Newport Playhouse
After a leisurely breakfast this morning, enjoy a tour through the Breakers; Newport’s Grand Dame of all mansions! This afternoon enjoy ‘Royal Tea’ at the Historic Viking Hotel! This afternoon, we’ll visit Green Animals Topiary Garden, is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. View more than 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens, including animals and birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs, sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a lively night of dining and entertainment at the Newport Playhouse!
Meals: Breakfast, Royal Tea, Dinner
Day Four – Free time along Newport’s Waterfront & Depart for home
Enjoy breakfast this morning and enjoy the morning at leisure exploring Newport’s waterfront shops before we depart for home, taking along many fond memories of our trip to Newport!
- Three night’s accommodations
- Wine & Cheese welcome reception
- Three breakfasts
- Three dinners
- Performance at Newport Playhouse
- Guided tour of Newport’s 10-Mile Drive
- Admission to the Newport Flower Show
- Admission to Breakers Mansion
- Royal Tea at the Viking Hotel
- Admission to Green Animals Topiary Garden
- Three days professional tour guide service
- Luggage handling (one piece per person)
- Room taxes; meal taxes and gratuities