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Newport's Gilded Age, Tour, Lunch, and Mansion, RI

Saturday - Oct 29, 2022

Experience this glittering era in America's most gilded city - Newport, RI. Enjoy a driving tour of Newport with local guide, Betty Czech, costumed as Mrs. Caroline Astor, the Grande Dame of Newport & New York City society. She will share Gilded Age stories and point out locations where the HBO's The Gilded Age was filmed. Savor lunch at the historic La Forge Restaurant. Next, visit to Rosecliff Mansion for a self-guided audio including a special exhibit: Anything You Want: A Closer Look at Treasures from Newport's Gilded Age.

1 Day(s) | 1 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented.
  • Driving tour of Newport with local guide costumed as Mrs. Caroline Astor
  • Plated lunch at La Forge Restaurant (advance entrée choice: Baked Scrod with Lemon Crumb OR Chicken Piccata OR Meatloaf Dinner)
  • Self guided audio tour of Rosecliff Mansion including a special exhibit: Anything You Want: A Closer Look at Treasures from Newport's Gilded Age (Audio tours are available through an App on your smart phone, please bring your own earphones, OR printed scripts will also be available.)
  • Friendship Tours Tour Director
  • Trip is held rain or shine.

Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:45 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road





Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Payments are non-refundable. Reservations are transferrable if you find a replacement.

If Friendship Tours needs to cancel a tour due to reasons beyond our control, you will receive a credit held on account with us without expiration or a refund check can be issued for the tour cost less a $10.pp administrative fee.

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