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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Christmas In Newport

with Diann Bailey

$329

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Take a step back to the gilded age of the 20th century and enjoy the holiday season with a fun filled visit to Newport, Rhode Island. We will visit three beautifully decorated mansions and have time to enjoy this seaside town’s Christmas festivities. A full itinerary will include a holiday evening at The Breakers (the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages), self-guided audio tours of The Elms and Marble House and a narrated bus tour of the area. Following a substantial lunch at Wright’s farm (Yankee Magazine's Editor Choice for best family style chicken dinners), we plan to arrive in Newport by mid- afternoon in time to visit the Vanderbilt’s opulent Marble House. Early evening takes us to the elegantly decorated Breakers. Live music and refreshments will be the back-drop as guests enjoy the yuletide splendor of this 70-room mansion. Our overnight accommodations are at the Hampton Inn and Suites in nearby Middletown. This hotel has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and offers inviting rooms, an indoor pool, free Wifi and a hot breakfast buffet. Sunday includes a tour of The Elms, (a French style chateau built in 1901) which will be all decked out with period ornaments and lavish holiday decorations. Lunch today is served at the elegant Viking Hotel accompanied by an interactive murder mystery! The Victorian Christmas Murder Mystery promises to be lots of fun. Just remember - not everyone is in the spirit of the season. On our way home we plan to visit the Sandwich Glass Museum where they are celebrating the 10th annual Glassblower’s Christmas. Hundreds of unique glass ornaments, made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. We’ll ooh and ahh over the enchanting stained glass holiday village exhibit and watch a demonstration of molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. We’ll end the day with a four- course dinner at the Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations, holiday evening at the Breakers, two mansion tours, narrated bus tour, glass museum, murder mystery, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, Sunday dinner. Deadline to register is October 31st. No refunds issued after this date. Note: Topsham pick-up location will be announced. Saturday and Sunday November 30 and December 1 Departure 7:45 am Waterville Sr. High School 10:45 pm Return Departure 8:30 am from Gardiner Area High School 10:00 pm Return Registration fee: $329.00 per person based on double occupancy

  • Nov 30 - Dec 1st, 2019
    Sun and Sat for 1 week from 7:45 am - 10:45 pm




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