When: December 8 – 10
Length: 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:30 A.M., Hbg E 6:45 A.M., Hbg W 6:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: Be prepared to be amazed at the beauty of the mansions of Newport, RI. Celebrate the lifestyles of the rich and famous as we tour the mansions aglow during the holiday season. Enroute to Newport, we visit Olde Mystic Village and give you some time to shop for a unique Christmas present. We arrive in Newport late afternoon to check into our hotel. A holiday dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2: We depart on a guided tour of Newport. Newport was once the home of the Vanderbilts and the top 400 of US society and wealth congregated here in the summer. After some free time for shopping and lunch on your own at the Brick Market Place, we begin our tour of two of the famous mansions. Our first stop is Breakers Mansion, home of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Lush greenery, colorful poinsettias and beautifully decorated trees surround the main room and accent the second-floor balcony. Afterward, we head for The Elms, to see their lavish recreation of an elegant French Chateau. Among its elaborate holiday decorations, The Elms is best known for its poinsettia tree. Dinner is included tonight at the La Forge Restaurant. (B, D)
Day 3: Our final mansion tour will be at Marble House, another Vanderbilt mansion. It contains a spectacular holiday display that turns this house into a Christmas wonderland. We depart for home filled with memories of sharing the holiday season in Newport. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 800
Caper Coupon: $8.00
Price includes: 2 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, guided tour of Newport, admissions to 3 mansions, Olde Mystic Village and deluxe motorcoach transportation.