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Newport RI & Providence, Ct 2017

Newport RI & Providence, Ct 2017

Combine the luxury of the Breakers Mansion, the leisure of a riverboat cruise, a steam train ride, and much more with charming Providence, Federal Hill, and Newport and you've got a tour that is sure to please.

Package Includes: 

3 Nights’ Lodging, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (1 with Storytelling), Essex Steam Train, Guided Tour of Newport, Admission to the Breakers Mansion, Cliff Walk, Scenic Newport Harbor Cruise, Tour of Providence, Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Scialo Brothers Bakery, Free Time at Federal Hill, Self-guided Tour of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Self-guided Tour of Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, Free Time for Shopping in Olde Mistick Village, Baggage Handling and Transportation.

 

 

***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

DAY 1

We depart this morning with meal and rest stops en route to coastal New England. Our first stop is the Essex Steam Train. We will board the Essex Steam Train for a 12-mile narrated trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley, designated "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches a leisurely 20 mph through the picturesque countryside that features pristine meadows, a millpond with waterfall and trestles and bridges over rivers and creeks. After our train ride, we will travel to Warwick, Rhode Island, and check into the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (401-732-6000) for the next three nights. The hotel offers an indoor heated pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, and on-site restaurant and lounge. The guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television, hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Dinner this evening will be included at the hotel with the remainder of the evening to relax and unwind.

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DAY 2

Breakfast will be included at the hotel before we depart for the Newport Visitors Center for a guided tour of America's first resort town - Newport. Enjoy the charm of Newport's historic buildings and restored homes on this narrated tour. Included in your day of touring is a scenic Newport Harbor Cruise. Witness the charming harbor side shops, the rugged coastline and the majestic waterfront estates that make up the picturesque shoreline. During our tour, we will make a stop at the Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn-of-the-century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad. In 1885, the commodore's grandson became Chairman and President of the New York Central Railroad and purchased a wooden house called The Breakers that was later rebuilt following a fire that had destroyed it the year before. During our day of touring, we will have free time for lunch on your own in the historic downtown waterfront and an opportunity to browse the various antique shops, galleries, and specialty stores. For those who are interested, take a one-mile walk on a portion of the Cliff Walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. After a glorious day of touring, we will have dinner included at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel to retire for the evening.

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DAY 3

Following breakfast included at the hotel, we travel to Providence, Rhode Island's capital city and a truly historic gem, where our first stop will be at Scialo Brothers Bakery for a tour to see cake decorating and the art of pastry making. All their pastries are made from scratch in brick ovens that date back to the 1920's. Next, we will enjoy a city tour of Providence. We begin with a visit to Roger Williams National Memorial Park to learn about the founder of Providence. Then, we will drive along the "Mile of History" and view the impressive concentration of colonial homes. Along the way, we will visit the magnificent Rhode Island State House, home to the fourth largest self-supporting dome in the world, and drive by the prestigious Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and WaterPlace Park. We will have free time for lunch on our own on Federal Hill. After lunch, we will visit the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, composed of five buildings on the city's historic East side of Providence. The first public galleries were created in 1893 in the Waterman building and have since expanded through the decades. It is Rhode Island's leading museum of fine decorative art, housing a collection of about 100,000 objects ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists and designers from across the globe. During our visit, we can take part in a guided tour that will touch upon the different galleries and highlight a few pieces in depth. This evening, delight in a New England 3-course old world style dinner at Pot Au Feu with owner Bob Burke. Historian and creator of the Independence Trail Tour and folklore personality, Burke will entertain you with powerful stories including "Six Stories Told by a Fourth Generation Rhode Islander." We will return to the hotel afterwards to rest after a full day of touring.

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DAY 4

Prior to check out, we will have breakfast included at the hotel. Afterwards, we will begin our journey home, but not before we make one last stop in Connecticut to visit Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea. Explore American Maritime history first-hand as we climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. We will have free time in Olde Mistick Village to wander the brick pathways and browse the more than 40 stores in this tranquil marketplace and have lunch on your own before we continue our trip home with a dinner stop en route.

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**ALL WOLF TOURS - TIMES AND ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Hanover Hanover - Staples Shopping Ctr, 440 Eisenhower Dr
Park along grass island in center of lot
Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg Mall -3501 Paxton St.
Park near Pole 32
York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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