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Newport: Colonial, Gilded Age, America's Cup and More

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Immerse yourself in more than four centuries of history in Newport, from the Colonial era to the Gilded Age and beyond. Join local experts on walking explorations of this seaside destination’s glorious mansions and glean little-known insights into the city’s character from staff at the Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Society, International Yacht Restoration School and Tennis Hall of Fame.


• Picture yourself as a guest of some of history’s wealthiest Americans inside millionaires’ homes like the Breakers and the Elms.
• Meet experts and taste locally made New England wines at a vineyard and Johnny Cakes at a local farm.
• Go inside the Tennis Hall of Fame and be transported back through the centuries on an expert-led discovery of Colonial Newport.

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Walking and standing for a few hours each day on city streets or in mansions and historic sites. Walking up to two miles on uneven ground on some days.

Date Notes
The lodging on this date is at a comfortable hotel in nearby Middletown, Rhode Island.4/17/2016
The lodging on this date is at a historic hotel in downtown Newport.6/12/2016
The lodging on this date is at a comfortable hotel in nearby Middletown, Rhode Island.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips


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