Experience the diverse art and architecture of Newport, Rhode Island, from colonial-era homes to the palatial summer cottages of the Gilded Age. On this five-day tour, enjoy special access to cultural sites that reflect the city's origins as a mercantile hub and refuge for Baptists, Quakers, Jews, and other religious minorities. Behold the Touro Synagogue, the oldest in the country, and admire the prized claw-and-ball feet and carved shells on iconic furniture in Newport's colonial houses.
With curators and local experts, wander through the mansions epitomizing the height of the Gilded Age. Learn about architecture and decorative arts from the 17th to the 20th century; dine at private homes and clubs; and visit with local craftspeople, including an opportunity to see a famous yacht under restoration. Round-trip transfers from Providence or New York City are included.