Rhode Island

The Best of Newport and a Taste of Providence

On expert-led excursions and independent adventures, explore the historic architecture and culinary delights of Providence, and bask in the brilliance of Newport’s stately manors.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22701RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Between Providence’s world-famous Italian heritage and Newport’s extravagant Gilded Age mansions, the smallest state is big on cultural experiences. Discover the best these great cities have to offer on a combination of expert-led excursions and independent explorations. In Providence, learn about Roger Williams and the founding of one of the oldest cities in America, and enjoy numerous walking excursions. Explore the cities on your own with free time to discover their art, architecture and culinary delights. In Newport, trace the city’s rich colonial history and marvel at the grandeur of its magnificent oceanfront mansions.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles a day on varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Federal Hill in Providence, a vibrant Italian American neighborhood famous for its friendly locals, bustling markets and mouthwatering cuisine.
  • Discover the lavish oceanfront mansions of Newport, including the historic estates of art collector Doris Duke and Edward Berwind, a wealthy coal magnate.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to explore the cultural gems of Providence and Newport on your own!

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.

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