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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 Oct 27 — Nov 1, 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, October 27 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/ Overview Lecture
Arrive To: Arrive at hotel between 3 and 4 pm.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Overview of the week and historical Newport lecture.

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, October 28 - Historic Religious Sites/Touro Synogogue/Quaker M...
Historic Religious Sites/Touro Synogogue/Quaker Meeting House/Religious Diversity Walking Tour

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the Touro Synagogue, for a guided tour of the oldest synagogue in the United States. After we will take another field trip to the Great Friends Quaker Meeting House, which was built in 1699 and is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island.

Lunch: Lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon: We will summarize the day and visit a few additional sites with the Religious Diversity Walking tour led by a member of the Newport Historical Society.

Dinner: Dinner at a nearby restataurant.

Evening: This evening we will enjoy a lecture on the mansions of Newport and the families associated with them. This will prepare you for tomorrows field trips to the Breakers and Elms mansions.

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, October 29 - Presentation on Gilded Age Architecture and Decor...
Presentation on Gilded Age Architecture and Decor/Audio tour of the Breakers and Elms Mansions/Lunch at one of the Mansions

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We will 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 on the terrace of the historic carriage house at The Elms Mansion.

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

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Lecture on the Architecture and Decor of the Gilded Age. Learn about the styles that made this era so grand - Italianate, Renaissance Revival, Beaux Arts and more!

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, October 30 - Audio tours of the Rosecliff and Marblehouse mans...
Audio tours of the Rosecliff and Marblehouse mansions/Free Time to explore Newport

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.

Lunch: Lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, discover what Newport was like before the Mansions were built. Listen to lecture on Colonial Newport and go on a guided tour of the Colony House, built in 1739.

Dinner: Enjoy local 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, October 31 - 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 Hall of Fame

Afternoon: Fieldtrip 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 Sayer's Warf

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 01 - 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
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