Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Admission to The Breakers and Marble House
This fun-filled, 4-hour adventure tour will have you traveling in a charming, well-kept Viking trolley along the magnificent tree-lined, ancient streets of Newport, Rhode Island, with a lovely, narrated, local guide sharing their insights and humor with you. You will walk through exquisite, historic mansions and lovely, landscaped, pristine gardens with an array of gorgeous flowers and shrubbery to admire the elegance of a gone-by era.
Start your afternoon at the Newport Visitors Information Center where you will board your trolley and head out as you're taken down the streets of the famous Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the lavish Bellevue Avenue, while sitting comfortably in your trolley as your tour guide narrates the journey filled with tons of history and information of the area. View all the buildings and landscapes with the large windows for perfect viewing, you'll immediately notice the abundance of extraordinary, lavishly, preserved estates sprawled out block after block. At this point, you'll surely become even more excitedly filled with anticipation to arrive at your first destination stop to go inside one of these spectacularly posh residences of the famously, renowned, Vanderbilt family. An example of what you will visit on your fantastic adventure outing includes the following:
Marble House- A combination of architectural inspirations of Gothic, Renaissance and Neoclassicism (French) with its striking use of glass and iron, constructed back in the late 1880s, referred to as a Summer Cottage. Of course, when we imagine a summer cottage, it is much more of a simple structure. This is not the case, when the wealthy had residences specifically used for certain times of the year or for the holidays, the term, Summer Cottage was (and sometimes remains to this day) a status symbol.
The Breakers- Erected back in the early 1890s, a striking representation of Italian and French style and form, and what is particularly interesting to note about this mansion is the absence of any wood used to build this home (fires were extremely common), instead, the use of steel became the mandate.
One could go on and on about all the unique characteristics of the mansion features within the interior of these beauties. Instead, of simply reading a description take your own guided tour. You'll be in awe of the vast richness of details. Matter of fact, you could return several times and find a new discovery of masterful elegance upon each new visit. Plus, the ride on the trolley adds an extra loveliness on your delightfully guided four-hour tour.
See all the wonderful history and listen to many stories of Newport on this fun 4-hour trolley and mansion tour as one of the most exciting parts of your Newport vacation.