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Newport Rhode Island Attractions

Book an fully guided New England Tour with Caravan Tours and your trip includes a sightseeing tour of Newport, Rhode Island, the sailing capital of the world.

This charming seaside town was once regarded as the capital of high society in America. The country’s rich and elite flocked to Newport, Rhode Island, and the extravagance of their lifestyles in the early 1900s is still highly fascinating for those who visit Newport, Rhode Island today.

In fact, nearly 3 million visitors come to Newport each year seeking to explore the area’s extravagant mansions and enjoy walking tours, beaches, vineyards, and boat rides.

Let Caravan Tours open your eyes to the lifestyles of early America’s rich and famous, as part of our New England Fall Foliage tour.

To Book a Caravan New England Fall Foliage tour
Call1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)

Top Newport, RI Attractions

The Breakers - Vanderbilt Summer Cottage

Recognized as the grandest of all of Newport’s summer cottages, The Breakers belonged to the famous Vanderbilt family and truly displays the full depth of their social and financial status at the turn of the 20th century in America.

This 70-room, Italian Renaissance-style, palazzo-inspired home was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt and built in 1895. No expense was spared for the furnishings, fixtures, and the many sculptures within the mansion.

Gladys, the youngest of the seven Vanderbilt children, inherited The Breakers in 1934 upon her mother’s death. As a fervent advocate of The Preservation Society of Newport County, Gladys decided to open The Breakers to the public in 1948 to help raise funds for the society.

In 1972 The Preservation Society purchased The Breakers from the Vanderbilt heirs and it is now designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Learn more about The Breakers mansion on Wikipedia.

Mansions of 400 Club

While The Breakers is the most notable and famous mansion in Newport RI, there are nearly a dozen other mansions within a short distance of one another, including:

  • Chateau-sur-Mer
  • Chepstow
  • The Elms
  • Hunter House
  • Isaac Bell House
  • Kingscote
  • Marble House
  • Rosecliff
  • Green Animals Topiary Garden

These homes all belonged to the “Mansions of the 400 Club“.

Back in the day, to be added to the “Mansions of the 400 Club,” your home needed to have a ballroom that could host 400 guests or more and your bank account needed to have at least $3 million in cash (approximately $104.4 million today).

St. Mary’s Church

Caravan’s Rhode Island Tour also includes a visit to the St. Mary’s historic Roman Catholic Church. Saint Mary’s Church is a pleasant departure from the extravagance of Rhode Island’s mansions. It is a brownstone Gothic Revival church, a parish home (formerly a school), as well as a convent.

Designed by Brooklyn architect Patrick C. Keely and built in 1848 – 1852, St. Mary’s Church is on the official National Register of Historic Places. St. Mary’s carries a rich history: it was the first Roman Catholic parish in Rhode Island, and it was the location of John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding in 1953.

More Newport and Rhode Island Facts

  • Newport, Rhode Island was founded in 1639 and is over 383 years old.
  • Rhode Island is home to 20% of registered historic landmarks in the United States.
  • In addition to its mansions, Newport, Rhode Island is famed for its yachting and has hosted America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, 12 times.
  • Newport is also home to the U.S. Naval War College.
  • Newport is just 70 miles from Boston, MA and 175 miles from New York City.

About Caravan Tours

Caravan Tours is a second generation, family run tour company with roots in Chicago dating back to 1952. We celebrate our 70th year in 2022!

Today Caravan Tours offers highly popular and affordable fully guided tours throughout North and Central America. Since the beginning, we have stayed committed to offering low priced fully guided tours that are up to 30% less than our leading competitors with similar offerings.

Caravan’s affordable fully guided fall foliage tours through New England are offered in the late summer and fall each year. Booking your reservations early is highly recommended as these are very popular tours that always sell out quickly!

From Newport, Rhode Island the tour moves on to visit Mystic Connecticut, home of the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum.

To book your New England vacation please call Caravan Tours directly Toll Free at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826).

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2022 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.


Embassy Suites Logan Airport

Day 1 • Boston, Massachusetts

Embassy Suites Logan Airport

Embassy Suites Logan Airport

The Embassy Suites is conveniently located next to Boston Logan Airport. This all-suite hotel features spacious two room suites with free WiFi. The indoor pool and whirlpool are open until midnight and the fitness center is available 24-hours daily. The Embassy Suites hosts a reception open to all guests, every evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Porter's Bar and Grill serves food until 11 p.m. and drinks until 11:45 p.m. nightly. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Boston city center. Free 24-hour shuttle service is available from Boston Logan Airport and to the nearby MBTA Blue Line Subway and water taxis to downtown Boston.


Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

Days 2, 3 • Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

The Doubletree Hilton is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This hotel has a fitness center along with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. On site dining options include the Ivy Room for breakfast, the Vyne Bistro for dinner, and a lobby lounge. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor fire pit in the courtyard adjacent to the lounge. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.


Mystic Hilton

Day 4 • Mystic Area, Connecticut

Mystic Hilton

Mystic Hilton

The Hilton Mystic is located in Mystic, Connecticut, directly across from the Mystic Aquarium and shops. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center and free WiFi.


The Lodge at Bromley

Day 5 • Green Mountains, Vermont

The Lodge at Bromley

The Lodge at Bromley

Your mountain lodge is nestled on the hillside of the Bromley Mountain ski resort, with sweeping southern views of the West River Valley or the slope of Bromley Mountain. Lodge rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges, hair dryers, air conditioning and balconies or patios. In the evening, cozy up by the lobby fireplace.


The Glen House

Day 6 • White Mountains, New Hampshire

The Glen House

The Glen House

The Glen House is located in a picturesque setting at the base of Mount Washington in Gorham, New Hampshire. The guest rooms have free WiFi and are reflective of the simplicity of Shaker design. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and an outdoor patio with seasonal fire pit. An extensive trail network can be accessed in the backyard of the property.


Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

Day 7 • Southern Coast of Maine

Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

The Anchorage by the Sea Resort is located in the heart of Ogunquit on Maine's Southern Coast. Ocean views abound throughout the resort grounds. The resort features indoor and outdoor heated pools, saunas, and hot tubs. Free WiFi is located in all guest rooms. A paved walking path runs along the ocean at the resort's edge.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s Boston, Massachusetts hotel the Embassy Suites Logan Airport, provides 24 hour courtesy shuttles from Logan Airport (BOS). Upon arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, please call the Embassy Suites at 617-567-5000 to request a pickup. Because the hotel is located on airport property, taxi service is of limited availability and costs an estimated $12. See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

Caravan's vacation packages provide a departure transfer to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, arriving at 10:00 a.m. on the day the tour ends. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m. See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

Boston
TempRain
Jan36/223.6
Feb38/233.6
Mar46/313.7
Apr56/403.6
May67/503.3
Jun76/593.1
Jul82/652.8
Aug80/643.2
Sep73/573.1
Oct63/473.3
Nov52/384.2
Dec40/274.0

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston
temp36/2238/2346/3156/4067/5076/5982/6580/6473/5763/4752/3840/27
rainfall3.63.63.73.63.33.12.83.23.13.34.24.0

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Caravan’s $129 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $129.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Meals

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Many meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included at most hotels. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

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Customer Reviews

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"This was my dream vacation and along with my husband, best friend and her husband, I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Breakfasts were amazing, the hotels very nice clean and the scenery was just beautiful. The sights were awesome, more than I ever expected. The colors were perfect and the history was out of this world. Saw everything we hoped for plus more than was planned. The fall foliage was at the perfect time and was beautiful. I would definitely take another tour with Caravan. It was a lifetime experience. Everything I wanted to see. Thank you."

Mr. & Mrs. S.B., Minot, North Dakota

"Beautiful, magnificent hotels. The views from the hotels in the mountains were breathtaking. The photo stops were great and offered all the marvelous views of each state. Sightseeing was awesome, so many things to see and do."

Ms. N.K., Apopka, Florida

"Thoroughly enjoyed my first trip with Caravan Tours - will return for other trips! Enjoyed all the sightseeing opportunities and added ideas from our director, who was excellent and pointed out sites to see for pictures. Gave historical info, added stories, answered questions. Provided materials and maps and was always very polite, friendly and cheerful. We had sufficient time to enjoy the surroundings and take pictures. Enjoyed the variety of activities, films, displays. All the hotels were four to five star with clean comfortable beds and self controlled environments. Just a lovely time all around. Will share with friends."

Mr. & Mrs. J.A., Tucson, Arizona

"Over the top! First time to New England and I really felt we covered so much, enough to suit everyone. I’m an artist and took so many pics, I’ll be painting from them for years to come. This was the first guided tour we had ever taken so we did not know what to expect. Tour was GREAT. We thought going in that would be lots of down (boring) time. Wrong. All the activities were well-planned and fun. Tour was set up to provide much to see. The time went by fast and colorfully. We were told by a couple that wasn’t on the tour who saw our Caravan luggage tags that we would have a great time and that Caravan does the best tours. SO TRUE! Thanks for a wonderful trip."

Mr. & Mrs. E.L., Aurora, Colorado

"The Caravan value is unsurpassed. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has never traveled to New England states, loves history and beautiful scenery. We were fortunate to enjoy a late fall foliage. Photo stops abound on the multistate tour. We really enjoyed the history and beauty of the region. Our tour guide left no question unanswered. We loved the smaller boutique hotels and the condo with the fireplace."

Mrs. C.D., Reisterstown, Maryland

"This was my first guided tour, and I feel like I hit the jackpot. Our director shared insights into history and was attentive to our needs. Our team worked together to offer us the best views and colors, even making some adjustments along the way. All our short stops were for rest and conveniences and beautiful photo opportunities. All our main activities were well-planned, with plenty of time to enjoy each stop, and the colors were breathtaking. I truly enjoyed this trip. I enjoyed meeting new people and our weather was spectacular. I will definitely recommend Caravan to others."

Ms. F.L., Rusk, Texas

"Excellent. We learned so much more of our country’s history, and our TD was the best. Couldn’t have asked for better. We all laughed and had a great time. We were so pleased with everything we did. All the staff at each hotel were wonderful, and the seafood was terrific. So nice to not worry about our bags and rooms. Love your company and will tell everyone what a great time we had. You are the best!"

Mr. & Mrs. S.M., Bayfield, Colorado

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

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