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The seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island, has long been home to some of the most affluent families in America. Spend a day exploring the gilded homes and extravagant lifestyles of these rich and famous.

Your day begins with a visit to the Marble House. Built as a summer cottage for the Vanderbilt family in 1892, the home is comprised of more than 500,000 cubic feet (14,160 cbm) of white marble. Inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, the construction of the Marble House began the transformation of Newport from a sleepy fishing village to the community it is today.

Take a break to explore the posh shops in town and grab a bite of lunch by the yachts lining the inner harbor. Afterwards, visit a second renowned mansion before finishing the day with a ride down historic and scenic Ocean Drive along the shorefront.

The seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island, has long been home to some of the most affluent families in America. Spend a day exploring the gilded homes and extravagant lifestyles of these rich and famous.

Your day begins with a visit to the Marble House. Built as a summer cottage for the Vanderbilt family in 1892, the home is comprised of more than 500,000 cubic feet (14,160 cbm) of white marble. Inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, the construction of the Marble House began the transformation of Newport from a sleepy fishing village to the community it is today.

Take a break to explore the posh shops in town and grab a bite of lunch by the yachts lining the inner harbor. Afterwards, visit a second renowned mansion before finishing the day with a ride down historic and scenic Ocean Drive along the shorefront.

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9:30 AM Tour

Duration 8h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$89

Total price is $89, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Luxurious Newport Excursion

Activity/Location

Vanderbuilt Marble House

596 Bellevue Ave

Newport 02840

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Gray Line Boston Ticket Office

    14 S. Charles St Transportation Building, Park Square

    Boston 02116


Description

The seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island, has long been home to some of the most affluent families in America. Spend a day exploring the gilded homes and extravagant lifestyles of these rich and famous.

Your day begins with a visit to the Marble House. Built as a summer cottage for the Vanderbilt family in 1892, the home is comprised of more than 500,000 cubic feet (14,160 cbm) of white marble. Inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, the construction of the Marble House began the transformation of Newport from a sleepy fishing village to the community it is today.

Take a break to explore the posh shops in town and grab a bite of lunch by the yachts lining the inner harbor. Afterwards, visit a second renowned mansion before finishing the day with a ride down historic and scenic Ocean Drive along the shorefront.


Highlights

  • Mansions & architecture from America's Gilded Age

  • Tour of opulent 70-room Vanderbilt summer home

  • Free time to enjoy Newport's seaside shops & restaurants

  • Impressive yachts & sailboats at restored Newport Harbor

  • Scenic ride along the secluded & historic Ocean Drive


Inclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Boston area hotels

  • Live tour commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3 are complimentary provided that they do not occupy a seat.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Vanderbuilt Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, United States