Newport, Rhode Island, US
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Approximately 3 hours
Meals not included
Enjoy a guided walk on a portion of the spectacular Cliff Walk trail followed by a visit to one of Newport's most elegant mansions.
With New England's rocky shore and crashing surf on one side and Newport's most extravagant mansions on the other, the Cliff Walk remains one of the top attractions in Newport.
You will also step inside the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" -- The Breakers -- commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Chairman and President of the New York Central Railroad. Inspired by the 16th-century palaces of Genoa and Turin, the 70-room Italian Renaissance-style villa (1895) was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, who directed an international team of craftsmen and artisans.
The mansion is situated on a 13-acre estate overlooking a spectacular view of the rugged Atlantic coastline.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Flash photography, selfie sticks and tripods are not allowed inside the mansion. Due to the popularity of The Breakers, expect a short wait at the entrance to the mansion. Tour involves a walk of approximately one mile. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests. Tour may operate in opposite sequence.Mansion tours at The Breakers are self-guided, audio tours using the Newport Mansions App. Guests must bring their own smart device with earbuds and download the Newport Mansions App. Guests are encouraged to download the App prior to arrival at the mansions. The self-guided audio tour via App is available in English, French, Spanish, German & Chinese. Additional house information, floor plans, historic photos and other information is available on the App. Printed house narratives are available at the front door of the mansion.