Summer Escape on the Rhode Island Coast
Make your summer escape with two nights on the water in Newport, Rhode Island, known as America’s First Resort!
Enjoy exquisite accommodations at the recently opened Newport Harbor Hotel, the perfect place to take advantage of both Newport’s summery energy and the tranquil, beauty of the harbor.
Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel is peacefully nestled in a quiet spot on the waterfront, only steps from all the shops, boutiques, restaurants and bustling wharves.
Day 1 - Red Carpet Arrival (D)
Salt air and ocean breezes welcome you! Get a lay of the land with a driving tour of Newport’s scenic history. See National Historic Sites, the famous 10-mile Ocean Drive with spectacular views of the rocky coastline and the grand summer “cottages” of American Royal families.
Then, it’s a red carpet arrival at the Newport Harbor Hotel. Your home for the entire trip, you’ll be treated with exceptional guest rooms, modern amenities and a prime location on the water in downtown. Savor dinner in the hotel’s harborside dining room, Saltwater, with ocean influenced, local cuisine.
Day 2 - Newport with New Eyes (B, T)
Travel back in time at the Blithewold Mansion, a seaside, garden estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay. On a guided tour, be inspired by the heirlooms that fill this 45-room mansion, surrounded by extensive gardens and whimsical stonework. Finish your visit with an elegant, afternoon tea overlooking the water. Delight in scones with clotted cream, finger sandwiches, puddings and pastries while sipping on tea as if it was the late 1800s!
The rest of the day is yours, with time for dinner, shopping and a late day cruise! Choose to cruise this afternoon or at sunset, both equally stunning times to be on the water. Cruise close to shore with views of Castle Hill Lighthouse, Fort Adams, the famous House on the Rock, Goat Island and the dramatic Newport Bridges. On the afternoon cruise, choose from a Coffee Shake or a Del’s Frozen Lemonade. On the evening cruise, savor a Quahog Clam “Stuffie” and a glass of champagne.
Day 3 - Island Escape (B, L)
It’s a day on Block Island! Only 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, “Block” is a world unto itself, tucked just off the coast. The Block Island Fast Ferry will whisk us away to the pristine beaches, dramatic bluffs and sparkling waters, arriving for lunch at the island’s Victorian landmark, The National Hotel.
Be amazed at the incredible wraparound porch that faces the ocean, with dazzling views! On a guided driving tour, visit Great Salt Pond and the famous South East Lighthouse, perched atop the dramatic Mohegan Bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
After the tour, explore the town of Old Harbor, famous for its quaint shops and friendly people. Find the perfect souvenir before heading home with a little sand in your shoe, the best way to start your summer!
Monday August 3, 2020
- 8:00am Totowa
- 8:30am Paramus
Wednesday August 5, 2020
- Double: $685
- Triple: $665
- Single: $850
- 2 Nights Waterfront Hotel
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch,
1 dinner, 1 tea
- Sightseeing & Admissions listed
- Transportation, Taxes
- Baggage handling
- Green Mountain Tour Director
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