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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Signature City Newport: From Maritime to Mansions

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Program #19549RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 USA
phone: 401-847-3300
Room amenities: •Nonsmoking as a courtesy to all guests •Flat screen LCD TVs in all guestrooms •Gourmet honor baskets •Irons/ironing boards •In Room Safes •Movie Rental •Renovated baths with rain head shower heads, terry robes on request •Air Conditioning •High-speed internet in all guestrooms is complimentary

Facility amenities: •Fitness Center •Afternoon Tea •Spa •Indoor pool and whirlpool •One Bellevue Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: contact the hotel
Additional nights are based on availibility. Please contact the hotel at your earliest convenience.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/ Overview Lecture
Arrive To: Arrive at the Hotel Viking between 3 and 4 pm. Register with the Group Leader in the lobby.

Dinner: Orientation at 5:00 PM and Dinner at 6:00 PM at the Hotel Viking in the Touro Room.

Evening: Enjoy an introductory Newport lecture by local expert Anita Rafael in the Touro Room.

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 USA
phone: 401-847-3300
Room amenities: •Nonsmoking as a courtesy to all guests •Flat screen LCD TVs in all guestrooms •Gourmet honor baskets •Irons/ironing boards •In Room Safes •Movie Rental •Renovated baths with rain head shower heads, terry robes on request •Air Conditioning •High-speed internet in all guestrooms is complimentary

Facility amenities: •Fitness Center •Afternoon Tea •Spa •Indoor pool and whirlpool •One Bellevue Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: contact the hotel
Additional nights are based on availibility. Please contact the hotel at your earliest convenience.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - Trolley Tour of Ocean Drive/Newport Mansions/Guid...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Begin your exploration of Newport with a trolley tour of Ocean Drive, followed by a guided tour of our first mansion, Chateau Sur Mer.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hotel Viking.

Afternoon: Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the Elms Mansion where you will explore the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel Viking.

Evening: This evening we will enjoy a lecture on Newport in the Gilded Age given by Anita Rafael.

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 USA
phone: 401-847-3300
Room amenities: •Nonsmoking as a courtesy to all guests •Flat screen LCD TVs in all guestrooms •Gourmet honor baskets •Irons/ironing boards •In Room Safes •Movie Rental •Renovated baths with rain head shower heads, terry robes on request •Air Conditioning •High-speed internet in all guestrooms is complimentary

Facility amenities: •Fitness Center •Afternoon Tea •Spa •Indoor pool and whirlpool •One Bellevue Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: contact the hotel
Additional nights are based on availibility. Please contact the hotel at your earliest convenience.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Redwood Library/Religious Heritage Walking Tour ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We will begin the morning with a field trip to the Redwood Library, the oldest lending library in America.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Religious heritage tour of Newport featuring a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, and the Great Friends Quaker Meeting House, which was built in 1699 and is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island. Following the tour you will have free time.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel Viking.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 USA
phone: 401-847-3300
Room amenities: •Nonsmoking as a courtesy to all guests •Flat screen LCD TVs in all guestrooms •Gourmet honor baskets •Irons/ironing boards •In Room Safes •Movie Rental •Renovated baths with rain head shower heads, terry robes on request •Air Conditioning •High-speed internet in all guestrooms is complimentary

Facility amenities: •Fitness Center •Afternoon Tea •Spa •Indoor pool and whirlpool •One Bellevue Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: contact the hotel
Additional nights are based on availibility. Please contact the hotel at your earliest convenience.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Newport Mansions/Harbor Cruise/Free Time to explo...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a guided tour of Rosecliff, the mansion that became the setting for many of Newport's most lavish parties and was the location of many films including, The Great Gatsby, True Lies and Amistad. Then, take a field trip to the Breakers Mansion where you learn about the Vanderbilt family and their summer cottage with a self-guided audio tour.

Lunch: Lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon we visit Marble House, the mansion that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. Following this visit, we will take a guided luxury harbor cruise to view the beauty of Newport by water!

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Evening: Free time to the explore the area on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 USA
phone: 401-847-3300
Room amenities: •Nonsmoking as a courtesy to all guests •Flat screen LCD TVs in all guestrooms •Gourmet honor baskets •Irons/ironing boards •In Room Safes •Movie Rental •Renovated baths with rain head shower heads, terry robes on request •Air Conditioning •High-speed internet in all guestrooms is complimentary

Facility amenities: •Fitness Center •Afternoon Tea •Spa •Indoor pool and whirlpool •One Bellevue Restaurant

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: contact the hotel
Additional nights are based on availibility. Please contact the hotel at your earliest convenience.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - International Tennis Hall of Fame/Guided explorat...
International Tennis Hall of Fame/Guided exploration of the International Yacht Restoration School

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Delve into Newport's sporting culture on a field trip to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hotel Viking

Afternoon: Field trip to the International Yacht Restoration School. Focoused on preparing students to enter and excel in all aspects of modern boatbuilding, the IYRS is home to important restoration projects and accompanying exhibitions that draw visitors from around the world.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at the Hotel Viking

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Free Morning/Program Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Free Morning

Lunch: Boxed lunch to go.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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