Spend 4 nights in beautiful downtown Newport, Rhode Island and take the ten-mile long along Ocean Drive. Experience the
gloriously decorated Breakers and Marble House mansions, Attend the Newport Playhouse production A Christmas for Carol and ride on The Polar Express. Enjoy a farewell dinner aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train.
1 Arrive in Rhode Island
Arrive today at Providence, Rhode Island’s T. F. Green Airport and transfer to your hotel in Newport. Meet your fellow travelers at 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D
2 Newport’s Ocean Drive, Newport Playhouse and Newport Winery
Begin the day with a drive along Newport’s famous ten-mile long Ocean Drive. Take in the rugged beauty of the shoreline’s scenery and see the fabulous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Then, you are treated to the Newport Playhouse for an afternoon which includes an extensive hearty buffet, a spectacular live performance of A Christmas for Carol
and a fun-filled cabaret. Later, stop at Newport Vineyard to sip and savor the fine products at this local winery.
Meals: B, L
3 Linden Place, Blithewold Mansion and The Polar Express
Today is spent in Bristol, Rhode Island, a picturesque colonial village draped with holiday spirit. During the holidays, Linden Place Mansion hosts a towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations and original artwork by local artists.
Later, visit Blithewold Mansion which has been transformed into a dazzling display with each room filled with elaborate decorations. Then, it’s off to Blackstone Valley for a fun excursion aboard The Polar Express
. Enjoy storytelling, sing-a-longs, holiday games and even a visit from old Saint Nick himself. Meals: B, D
4 The Breakers Mansion, Marble House and the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train
Begin the day at The Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. The glitter of gold and sparkle of holiday silver will dazzle you at the mansion decked out in Yuletide finery. Music and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at The Breakers.
Then visit Marble House Mansion, another summer cottage of the Vanderbilt family, completed in 1892. See this icon of the American Gilded Age filled with hundreds of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Decorated Christmas trees reflect the magnificent décor and dining tables with period silver and china complete the elegant setting.
Later, take a Holiday Lantern Tour to hear the history of early American Holiday traditions during a stroll through town. This evening climb aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train for an evening of music, laughter, and fine food aboard this custom designed theatre car. Meals: B, D
5 Travel Home
Your holiday ends with a group transfer to Providence’s T. F. Green Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B