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

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Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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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

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
My day in Newport
Lynn_N
, Jul 2021
Great tour guide. Lots of local history. Plenty of time to see homes and shop in downtown Newport. Water and snacks on bus a welcome treat. Prompt pick up and return. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris certainly is an amazing tour guide. I am glad that you had such a wonderful day. Your HIGH RECOMMENDATION is sincerely appreciated. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Fantastic tour you don’t want to miss!
Kelly_J
, Jul 2021
This is one of the best tours I’ve taken in a long time! It was awesome to depart Boston right from our hotel and be whisked away to New Hampshire. The drive to Newport was very picturesque. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history and we learned so much about Newport. The tours of the two mansions were absolutely amazing! I liked having two hours in tow town Newport to eat lunch and shop. Just a fabulous day and worth every penny not to have to figure out where to go, where to park, etc.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for this FANTASTIC 5 Star review of our Newport Day Trip. Our Newport tour guide Chris is a phenomenal host for this trip. He has immense knowledge of Newport and the surrounding area's and organizes a wonderful trip for our guests. I am glad that you enjoyed your day with New England Trips. Thanks for joining us! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Must do
Monazza_Q
, Jul 2021
Lovely - a must do - an era gone by with a stunning town n beach. Little known to international tourists but a gem
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for writing this 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Newport is certainly an amazing part of New England and one that is certainly worth the journey from Boston. I am glad that you enjoyed your day! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Great way to see Newport!
Aleksandra_J
, Jun 2021
A nice way to see Newport. Although I was not too interested in the mansions, my 14-yr old and I definitely enjoyed our Marina walk, lunch at Diego’s and the Cliff walk. We definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the great 5 star review of our Newport day trip. I am happy to hear that you and your son enjoyed the day. Newport certainly is a beautiful place. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
The real Downton Abbey!
Florencia_M
, Jun 2021
Downton Abbey fans MUST SEE these mansions and hear the history behind them! Chris was a wonderful guide 😊 My 7 year old was not completely bored because the houses provide a scavenger hunt for the kids! Plus, the town has a neat arcade next to the Kilwins that you can use as a “reward” for letting you enjoy the mansions 😉
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for this WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport Mansions day trip. Chris certainly an amazing guide that takes great pride in his work. I am very happy to hear that you and your 7 year were able to experience a great day together. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Great day!
Pauline_B
, Jun 2021
It was perfect. Tour guide/driver (Chris) was great & accommodating. I got to check a long-awaited trip off of my bucket list. I’m already looking to book my next trip!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the PERFECT 5 star review of our Newport day trip. Chris is an an amazing tour guide and a very accommodating gentleman. I am so happy to hear that we helped you check something off your bucket list. We can't wait to have you join us on another New England Trip! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-4
Nice experience
Aditi_G
, May 2021
The Cliff walk was great! So was the Breaker mansion. Unfortunately could not see the other mansions due to closure because of covid.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write this 4 star review of our Newport day trip. Unfortunately at the time of your trip The Breakers was the only mansion open to the public. The Marble House will be opening on May 28th and will be the second mansion that we will visit on our trips for the 2021 season. (We substituted the beautiful Topiary Gardens during your visit) I appreciate you spending a day with New England Trips! Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Best in Boston!!!
brylie1
, Oct 2019
Picked up on time close to our a commodation, really friendly greeting by Chris with a smile and our tickets and our tour packs. Great commentary on history and myths around Boston. Chris was helpful throughout the day and we felt very well looked after. Outside of this we left our phone with all of our booking info on the bus and lovely Lisa drove back into Boston in her own car to bring it to us. What a fantastic thing to do!! If you want to see Boston book book book with New England Trips. They know what customer service is. Thank you Chris,Lisa and Steve!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for this GREAT 5 star review of both our Newport day trip and the service that we provide our guests. Chris is certainly a wonderful tour guide and I am happy that you enjoyed your time with him. Here at New England Trips we pride ourselves on the service that we provide our guests. This goes beyond just the day trip. If you leave an item in our bus (which many actually do) we will always try our best to get it back to you in a timely manner. Once our guest, always our guest! Thank you for your recommendation, it is extremely appreciated! Sincerely, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
We are still under pleasant impression
OnAir66896400396
, Oct 2019
We would like to thank the company, our guide-driver for the excellent organization of the tour-call before tour to agree on the place and tie to pick up, First of all, we have been suggested a comfortable hotel to pick us, because we lived in Quincy and it was real very comfortable place for us. The second, the driver arrived exactly on time, We have been impressed with his knowledge of the Newport , as well as with all places that we passed. According to the program, we should see 2 mansions and tour around the town, but we have seen more, thank guide- he helped us how during free time for lunch to see more mansions during cliff walking that we asked to show. So, we walked around and spent pleasant time with beauty of town., we saw other churches, buildings, ship and boats and made a lot of pictures for good memory.. We thank you a lot for our guide and definitely recommend to apply for this trip and others our friends. Thank you)
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for the 5 star review of our Newport RI day trip. The great thing about our small group trips is the personalized service that you receive from our professional guides. Chris is as accommodating a tour guide as you will ever find. His customer service skills are beyond reproach and we are lucky to have him on our New England Trips team. I am happy that we were able to provide you with some wonderful memories. Thank you for the recommendation. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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star-5
Downton Abbey on the Atlantic
glpage54
, Oct 2019
What a wonderful trip to see how the privileged lived then and now! We also enjoyed wonderful scallop chowder at The Mooring. Great tour!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for the WONDERFUL 5 star review of our Newport day trip. I am glad that you enjoyed your day with us. Newport is an amazing place with a lot of history, breathtaking views and many fine restaurants. Kind Regards, Stephen M. Belcastro President New England Trips Inc.
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