Explore Newport, Rhode Island during the holidays and experience the gloriously decorated Breakers and Marble House mansions, a live performance aboard the Grand Bellevue Dinner Train and a ride on The Polar Express.
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 and Newport Playhouse
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 and a fun-filled cabaret.
Later, take a Holiday Lantern Tour to hear the history of early American Holiday traditions during a stroll through town.
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. Visit Linden Place
Mansion where a towering Christmas tree framed by a fourstory
spiral staircase, elegant decorations and original artwork
by local artists.
During the holidays, Blithewold Mansion is
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. Tonight, enjoy a delicious holiday feast in Bristol
at a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager.
Meals: B, D
4 The Breakers Mansion, Marble House & 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
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.
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