Newport Highlights by Land & Sea

2.75 hours | Newport | N P T - 6 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • The Elms
  • Rosecliff
  • Marble House
  • Newport's Rocky Coastline
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your comfortable transportation for a panoramic drive through Newport. Newport is home to magnificent coastal scenery, dramatic architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality. The city's symbol is the pineapple, which harkens back to the time of Newport's great commercial significance. Traders from the West Indies would put fragrant pineapples outside of their doors to entice buyers to visit their warehouses.

Your narrated tour passes the town's historic section with its many authentic and restored buildings. The district has undergone extensive restorations and the area truly celebrates Newport's prominence in Early American history and architecture. You'll spot the Redwood Library, the oldest lending library in America. From a distance, view the Gothic Church of Saint Mary's, the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Rhode Island established in 1828. It has the great distinction of being the wedding site where Jacqueline Bouvier wed John Fitzgerald Kennedy on September 12, 1953. A drive along a spectacular stretch of Ocean Drive affords glorious views of Newport's rugged southern coastline as well as famed Bellevue Avenue to view the fabulous "summer cottages." Constructed in the mid-19th century, these palatial mansions were built by the very wealthy to be used as vacation homes. The Newport Preservation Society has beautifully preserved many of these homes.

After your land portion, you will board your cruising vessel. Experience the spirit and feeling of the Vanderbilt lifestyle aboard the "M/V Gansett," a beautifully restored classic wooden vessel. During your relaxing harbor tour you will learn more about Newport. As you ply the calm waters of this picturesque and historic harbor, your guide points out the major landmarks close to the shoreline of what is so fittingly called, "The City by the Sea." At the completion of your tour, return to the tender pier.

Special Notes:

Tour may operate in reverse order. Dress in layers as the weather conditions can change rapidly on the water.
This tour is only available on select itineraries. Please consult your Cruise Personalizer for availability.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Pier for scenic drive along Ocean Drive, no stops are made

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Arrive Newport Harbor to embark the "Gansett"

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
42
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Debark the vessel at the tender pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Shopping available:
No