Newport Breakers Mansion Excursion Reviews

Breakers Mansion, the 70-room Italian Renaissance-style villa built by the famous architect Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, is among them most visited in Newport.
Six of us spent a very enjoyable two hours with a local taxi operator.
Sail Date: October 2018
Six of us spent a very enjoyable two hours with a local taxi operator. He took us on the tour of the mansions. We were able to stop when we wanted for the photo opportunities. Split three ways this was a chap way to see the sights
Six of us spent a very enjoyable two hours with a local taxi operator. He took us on the tour of the mansions. We were able to stop when we wanted for the photo opportunities. Split three ways this was a chap way to see the sights Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The mansion tour used an audio system that worked well.
Sail Date: October 2018
The mansion tour used an audio system that worked well.
The mansion tour used an audio system that worked well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Breakers mansion was incredible and we had a good amount of time to explore and I especially liked ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Breakers mansion was incredible and we had a good amount of time to explore and I especially liked the headsets.
Breakers mansion was incredible and we had a good amount of time to explore and I especially liked the headsets. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Have always wanted to see Newport and the Breakers.
Sail Date: September 2018
Have always wanted to see Newport and the Breakers. This tour was on a trolley and was a very pleasant tour of town with an adequately long stop at the Breakers.
Have always wanted to see Newport and the Breakers. This tour was on a trolley and was a very pleasant tour of town with an adequately long stop at the Breakers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
The mansion is beautiful!
Sail Date: June 2018
The mansion is beautiful!
The mansion is beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Cliff Walk was too time consuming.
Sail Date: June 2018
Cliff Walk was too time consuming. Really heard about the college buildings you see from the walk. Did see Breakers inside and should have seen one of the other mansions.
Cliff Walk was too time consuming. Really heard about the college buildings you see from the walk. Did see Breakers inside and should have seen one of the other mansions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lots of history and details presented by the very friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Sail Date: June 2018
Lots of history and details presented by the very friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Lots of history and details presented by the very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Unbelievably magnificent.
Sail Date: October 2017
Unbelievably magnificent. Worth the time to tour mansion and grounds.
Unbelievably magnificent. Worth the time to tour mansion and grounds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Eye opening - to see so much wasted money and they couldn't afford to keep them.
Sail Date: September 2017
Eye opening - to see so much wasted money and they couldn't afford to keep them. A history that hopefully won't be repeated. It is disgusting to see the way the truly rich lived.
Eye opening - to see so much wasted money and they couldn't afford to keep them. A history that hopefully won't be repeated. It is disgusting to see the way the truly rich lived. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A self-guided narrated tour with headphones.
Sail Date: July 2017
A self-guided narrated tour with headphones. Beautiful mansion and furniture. Would prefer a human guide.
A self-guided narrated tour with headphones. Beautiful mansion and furniture. Would prefer a human guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
Very opulent summer residence.
Sail Date: July 2017
Very opulent summer residence. Can't imagine living like that!
Very opulent summer residence. Can't imagine living like that! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Vanderbilt's Newport Tour (NE03) visiting the Breakers and the Marble House.
Sail Date: June 2017
Vanderbilt's Newport Tour (NE03) visiting the Breakers and the Marble House. It was a very good tour marred by waits for the busses as the tour vendor used the same bus for three groups. Of course the impact of traffic and ... Read More
Vanderbilt's Newport Tour (NE03) visiting the Breakers and the Marble House. It was a very good tour marred by waits for the busses as the tour vendor used the same bus for three groups. Of course the impact of traffic and late-returners snowballed. Newport is very compact and the town itself can be easily done on foot. This was the second tender port and the complaints were rampant about the time it took to get ashore. It was not a problem for us since we were on a ship's tour that used the forward tender landing or for others with Elite and above status. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very interesting to see life in the gilded age
Sail Date: June 2017
Very interesting to see life in the gilded age
Very interesting to see life in the gilded age Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
Really enjoyed seeing the mansions.
Sail Date: October 2016
Really enjoyed seeing the mansions. The audio guides were fantastic.
Really enjoyed seeing the mansions. The audio guides were fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Too short a visit.
Sail Date: October 2016
Too short a visit. Would suggest booking on your own, much cheaper for same excursion.
Too short a visit. Would suggest booking on your own, much cheaper for same excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Jane was great!
Sail Date: October 2016
Jane was great! Line at Breakers was long and man was not wanting us to go in yet but Jane and some other Princess guide knew we needed in due to time. They got us going. Good job!
Jane was great! Line at Breakers was long and man was not wanting us to go in yet but Jane and some other Princess guide knew we needed in due to time. They got us going. Good job! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A bus tour through town to the Mansions.
Sail Date: September 2016
A bus tour through town to the Mansions. We enjoyed our tour. The guide was very well versed in local history and the docents at the mansions were very helpful. The tours are down by use of audio headphones and which allowed people to ... Read More
A bus tour through town to the Mansions. We enjoyed our tour. The guide was very well versed in local history and the docents at the mansions were very helpful. The tours are down by use of audio headphones and which allowed people to enjoy the experience at their own pace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Many of the mansions on the 10 mile ocean tour are obscured by shrubs and trees.
Sail Date: September 2016
Many of the mansions on the 10 mile ocean tour are obscured by shrubs and trees. However, Newport is lovely place and we very much enjoyed touring the breakers.
Many of the mansions on the 10 mile ocean tour are obscured by shrubs and trees. However, Newport is lovely place and we very much enjoyed touring the breakers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a great house with the individual headset tour, very interesting and the view from out the ...
Sail Date: September 2016
This is a great house with the individual headset tour, very interesting and the view from out the back was fantastic.
This is a great house with the individual headset tour, very interesting and the view from out the back was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice
Sail Date: September 2016
Nice
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Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What an amazing house - built in two years!
Sail Date: August 2016
What an amazing house - built in two years! It took us about an hour and a half to go through the home. The audio tour is included in the price and is very interesting. There is an audio tour for children, also.
What an amazing house - built in two years! It took us about an hour and a half to go through the home. The audio tour is included in the price and is very interesting. There is an audio tour for children, also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
A self-guided headset tour which is at your own pace, with extra listening information is you wish.
Sail Date: October 2015
A self-guided headset tour which is at your own pace, with extra listening information is you wish. This is an excellent tour!
A self-guided headset tour which is at your own pace, with extra listening information is you wish. This is an excellent tour! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent driver and guide, nice bus.
Sail Date: October 2015
Excellent driver and guide, nice bus.
Excellent driver and guide, nice bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our tour was a combination Cliff walk and tour of the Breakers.
Sail Date: June 2014
Our tour was a combination Cliff walk and tour of the Breakers. Best most informative memorable tour of the trip. the guide, a retired naval officer shared historical stories about the Newport society and current happenings in Newport. She ... Read More
Our tour was a combination Cliff walk and tour of the Breakers. Best most informative memorable tour of the trip. the guide, a retired naval officer shared historical stories about the Newport society and current happenings in Newport. She was enthusiastic and was approachable. Of all our tours her enthusiasm, knowledge and friendliness stands out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
crowded but interesting.
Sail Date: September 2013
crowded but interesting. All tours are self guided
crowded but interesting. All tours are self guided Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line