TUESDAY, JULY 10 — 9 A.M. to 5 p.m., $79 per person
Upon arrival in Boston, the “Birthplace of American Revolution,” a tour guide will board the motor coach and conduct a driving tour of the city. There will be opportunities to visit the campus of Harvard University Law School, Beacon Hill and the Old North Church, made famous by Paul Revere’s ride. Walking stops are dependent on traffic and tour timing. After the tour, guests will have free time to dine and shop at Faneuil all, located near the waterfront and today’s Government Center. It has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. It is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a well known stop on the Freedom Trail.
Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a motor coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence, a step-on guide for the narrated driving and walking tour of Boston, plus all applicable taxes and gratuities. Cost of meal is not included. Minimum 30 persons.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JULY 11 & 12 — 10 A.M. to 3 P.M., $79 per person
A visit to Newport would not be complete without a tour of the area, including the colonial section, with its many authentic historical buildings and restored homes…the world famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive, renowned for the rugged beauty of its spectacular coastline…and Bellevue Avenue, the most magnificent collection of homes in the country, where the millionaires built their fabulous “summer cottages.” The famous Breakers Mansion, Newport’s most palatial summer residence, was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt. The symmetry of design, opulence and lavish use of alabaster, marble, mosaics and antique woods rival the magnificent northern Italian Renaissance palaces after which it was modeled. This seventy-room mansion has a spectacular view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The new audio tour will take visitors into several previously unseen areas and share stories about the Vanderbilt family and their servants that have never been heard before. Free time will be available in downtown Newport for shopping. The city-by-the-sea’s historic waterfront downtown is filled with cobblestone shopping wharves lined with antique stores, art galleries, resort clothing shops and boutique shops.
Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a motor coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence, a step-on guide for scenic narrated tour of Newport, admission fee and audio tour of Breakers Mansion, free time for shopping in downtown Newport, plus all applicable taxes and gratuities. Minimum 30 persons.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 — 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M., $65 per person
Join us for a traditional New England Lobster Bake on the Herreshoff Marine Museum waterfront docks. The Museum is located in the quaint seaport village of Bristol, Rhode Island. (30 minute bus ride from the Marriott). Dinner includes 1 1/4 lb Lobster or 1/2 BBQ Chicken, New England Clam Chowder with Oyster Crackers, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions, Cole Slaw, Watermelon, Iced Tea and Coffee. Full bar available (not included in price). Relax under the tent on the docks overlooking the beautiful Bristol Harbor! Includes: transportation
THURSDAY, JULY 12 — 8:45 A.M. to 12:45 P.M., $139 per person
This tour boasts Providence’s heavy Italian influence and unique experiences guaranteed to captivate you. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour provided by a renowned chef that will provide intoxicating sights, smells and the tastes of Italy! Mario Batali describes Federal Hill as “One of the top 10 Little Italy’s in America.” Experience an old-style bakery, a chef-owned restaurant and perhaps an infamous market. From there a Providence tour guide will stroll with you through the heart of the beautiful “downcity,” exploring sculpture, architecture, history, and geography, all with an Italian connection. And, what would an Italian experience be like without food? Enjoy tasting samples along the way on Federal Hill. Travel and Leisure Magazine voted Providence as one of “America’s Favorite Cities.” Please wear comfortable shoes.
Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a motor coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence to Federal Hill, private behind the scenes tour of Federal Hill artisan shops and bakeries, sampling of local foods throughout the tour, private guide for walking narrated tour of downcity, plus all applicable taxes and gratuities. Minimum 12 persons.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JULY 12 & 13 — 1 P.M. to 5 P.M., $69 per person
The Rhode Island Lighthouses tour will take you throughout Narragansett Bay bringing you up close to historic Rhode Island lighthouses. You will be visiting 10 historic lighthouses: Poplar Point, Plum Beach, Dutch Island, Whale Rock, Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock (Ida Lewis Yacht Club), Newport Harbor (Goat Island), Rose Island and Conanicut. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars! Enjoy the tour on the largest, most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in all of New England, The Millennium. The vessel has three viewing levels, outside sun deck seating and climate controlled interior seating. Light fare and beverages are available on board.
Includes: Meet and greet service at the Marriott Downtown Providence Hotel, private charter of
a motor coach, tickets aboard the Millennium Catamaran for tour of Rhode Island lighthouses (public
tour), all applicable tax and gratuities. Minimum 30 persons.
FRIDAY, JULY 13 — 9 A.M. to Noon, $85 per person
Upon arriving in Bristol, the group will tour The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. The museum is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, is one of the nation’s most important historic maritime treasures. The America’s Cup Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to yachting’s most distinguished competition. Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a mini coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence, admission and tour of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and American’s Cup Hall of Fame, free time on own in downtown Bristol, plus all applicable taxes and gratuities. Minimum 15 persons.
PROVIDENCE TOUR, JOHN BROWN HOUSE AND RISD MUSEUM
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY, JULY 11 & 13 — 2 P.M. to 5 P.M., $90 per person
Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence is truly a historic gem. You’ll find it’s a town with a fascinating past, worthy of a Spielberg epic. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to begin a brief driving tour of the city. Continue on to the John Brown House, an 18th century Federal mansion. Completed in 1788, this National Registered Landmark was one of America’s grandest mansions and was home to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world. Last stop is Benefit Street, “Mile of History” to the Rhode Island School of Design. The RISD’s Art Museum is Rhode Island’s leading museum of fine and decorative arts. With more than 85,000 works of art to appreciate, it contains something for everyone. The artwork encompasses some of the finest examples worldwide.
Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a motor coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence, a step-on guide for the narrated driving of Providence, admission fee and guided tour of the John Brown House, admission fee and self guided tour of RISD Art Museum, plus all applicable taxes and gratuities. Minimum 30 persons.
SUNDAY, JULY 15 — 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., $115 per person
The tour will begin at Mystic Seaport, the museum of America and the sea. A private guided tour of the seaport, including highlights of the museum showing the seaport then and now. You will be escorted through the village, visiting the historic and seafaring buildings that made the Seaport such a valuable resource. The group will also tour the shipyard where they can see the final restoration stages of the Charles W Morgan, the last sailing wooden whaling ship, built in 1841. Following the tour you will have free time on own to explore the remainder of the seaport. Climb aboard an historic tall ship, explore exhilarating exhibits or take more time to see the working shipyard in action. After the tour, guests will be transported to Olde Mystic Village for free time on your own. Take a step back into the 1700s and experience early American charm and beauty. You can linger in more than 40 quaint shops, which may feature many unique items from around the world found only at Olde Mystic Village. Or visit the Mystic Aquarium where you will encounter ocean animals in an exciting new way – no scuba gear required!
Reach in and touch a ray, go beak-to-nose with a penguin and feel the splash of a beluga whale. Meet a variety of animals, from African penguins and Steller sea lions to sharks and blue-tongued skinks.
Includes: A tour escort for the day, private charter of a motor coach from the Marriott Downtown Providence, admission fee to Mystic Seaport, private guided tour of Mystic Seaport, including Mystic Museum and shipyard, free time to explore the seaport on own, drop off for free time for shopping in Mystic Village or the aquarium (on own), plus all applicable taxes and gratuities.
Minimum 30 persons.
CASUAL FAREWELL DINNER
SATURDAY, JULY 14 — 6:30 P.M., $42 per person
Please join us for a light buffet meal at the Marriot to begin at 6:30 pm. We are hopeful this casual gathering will be followed by Waterfire. Unfortunately the schedule for Waterfire has not been released at this time. (www.waterfire.org)
In the event of Waterfire happening we will have the opportunity to walk downtown following dinner or catch a ride with the free hotel shuttle to join the festivities.
Soup du Jour
Assorted Grilled Breads with Bruschetta Topping
Chilled Tortellini Salad
Caesar Salad with an Assortment of Toppings including:
Grilled Chicken Breast, Baby Shrimp, Roasted Portobello Mushrooms
Espresso Torte, Fruit Medley and Biscotti
Freshly brewed Coffee, Decaf Coffee, Assorted Teas, Assorted Soda