Member Day Trip: Newport for the Holidays
December 19, 2017
Travel by bus from Mystic Seaport to Newport, RI for a day filled with holiday mansion tours, seaside dining, and shopping. Our day will begin at The Breakers mansion, a national landmark and shining example from the Gilded Age. We will travel underground on the new “Beneath the Breakers” tour to explore the secrets behind maintaining a 70-roomed grand estate in the late 1800s. After this behind-the-scenes tour, we will emerge to the Great Hall, which features the iconic 15-foot tall poinsettia tree, to begin our self-guided tour of the beautiful and festively decorated home built by railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
Following our tours of the Breakers, we will travel downtown for time on your own for lunch and shopping before returning to Mystic Seaport by 5 p.m.
9:00 am – Bus transport to Newport, RI
10:30 am – Beneath The Breakers Tour
11:30 am – The Breakers Mansion Tour
12:45 pm – Bus transport to downtown Newport, RI for time on your own for dining and shopping
3:30 pm – Bus transport back to Mystic Seaport