Newport Mansions of Rhode Island
October 15 – 20 (6 Days)
Tour to the beautiful Newport Mansions of Rhode Island & a Spectacular Fall Foliage Tour of the White Mountains, New Hampshire
Monday October 15: Welcome aboard today as we start our Fall Foliage Tour to the Beautiful Newport Mansions of Rhode Island. We will travel as far as Tewksbury, Mass where we will make our home for the next 2 nights at the Fairfield Inn. Prior to checking into the Hotel we will have supper at the famous Cracker Barrel Restaurant (not included).Once we are settled into the Hotel we will have a “Meet & Greet” with tea, coffee & dessert.
Tuesday October 16: Following a good night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast we will depart & travel a short distance to the Newport Visitor Center. Arriving in Newport around 10:00 AM we will welcome onboard a local tour guide for a fully narrated sightseeing, scenic and historic tour of the Famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive. We also have a scheduled stop at the Famous Breakers Mansion. You will have ample time to explore and enjoy this beautiful Mansion full of history and amazing architecture.
Arriving back at the Visitor Centre around 1:30 PM we will say good-bye to our Tour Guide. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on your own in this quaint downtown area with many shops & restaurants. The time for departure back to our hotel will be announced.
Wednesday October 17: Today after breakfast we will be on our way to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Have your cameras ready!
We will travel North towards Lanconia and then unto Moultonborough to a historical place known as “Castle in the Clouds”. This house you are about to visit is extraordinary. It was built in 1913-1914 by Tom Plant for his new wife Olive. The project was enormous: 16 room mansion,10 stall stable with living quarters above and an attached 6 car garage, 2 gate houses, 100’ greenhouse, farm buildings, 18 hole golf course, and 45 miles of carriage roads. The story of Tom Plant epitomizes “the American Dream”, a story of rags to riches- then back to rags.
As our morning comes to an end we will depart from the Castle in the Clouds and travel a short distance where I have arranged a delicious Group Dinner (included) for you at the Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant…Yum!! Yum!!
After our Dinner we will continue towards North Conway, NH arriving mid- afternoon. We will enjoy a welcome reception upon arrival at the Green Granite Inn where we will make our home for the next 2 nights. Once you are settled in you can enjoy a leisurely evening at the hotel or do a little shopping at the nearby outlets. Enjoy!
Thursday October 18: After a great night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast we will depart the hotel at 9:00 AM to take in & enjoy a spectacular canvas of colours as we journey through the beautiful White Mountains. The White Mountain Trail is a 100 mile loop through the heart of the White Mountains offering views of New England’s most rugged mountain scenery as it travels through historic “notches” and across the Kancamagus National Scenic Byway. We will make several pictures stops this morning as we travel along. As the morning comes to an end we will stop for lunch (on your own) at Mt. Washington Cog Railway. You will have ample time to take in some great views, visit the museum & gift shop.
Early afternoon we will depart and travel a short distance to tour the Famous Mt. Washington Resort Hotel where the rich & famous of days gone by have stayed. We will then finish up the last leg of today’s journey in the Village of Old North Conway. We will make a must stop at “Zeb’s Old Country Store” before boarding the Conway Scenic Railway Train for a delicious Dinner along with remarkable views - just what we needed to put the finishing touches to a wonderful day spent in the White Mountains.
Friday October 19: Today after breakfast we will make our way towards Bangor via old Route 2. We will stop for lunch in Newport (not included). Arriving in Bangor mid-afternoon we will check into the Quality Inn. You will have time on your own for some shopping and Supper.
Saturday October 20: Today after breakfast we journey homeward with a stop first at duty free and then unto the Canadian Border. Please have your passports available for customs and all shopping receipts.
Price per person includes: Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, 5 Night’s Accommodations, 5 Breakfast’s, 2 Group Dinners, all attractions listed, Step on Guide & all taxes.
$200.00 required per person when booking and the balance is due August 30, 2018. No Refunds after August 30, 2018. Cancellation & Health Insurance is available upon request.