Tour #4· “Newport... Newport in the Gilded Age " Thursday, July 28, 2011 . 9:00 am - 4:30 pm $43
Newport was founded in 1639 and soon became a prosperous and bustling city. On a driving tour, take in the panoramic views and stunning homes along Ocean Drive. On Bellevue Avenue learn about the “Gilded Age” as you view the homes of the rich and famous and then enjoy a tour of one of the mansions. The Breakers is the most opulent of the “summer cottages”. This 70-room estate was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 and was modeled after a northern Italian Renaissance palace. There will also be time for lunch and shopping in the charming wharf area downtown. A drive by the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum will be· made on the way home.
Rate based on 40 passengers $43.00 per person
Rate includes round trip motorcoach, guide for 90 minutes and admission to the Breakers Mansion.
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