Newport The Vanderbilts' Marble House Excursion Reviews

Newport's Marble House, built in 1892 by for William and Alva Vanderbilt, features a dazzling Chinese tea house facing the sea and is one of the most extravagant waterfront estates in America.
Great tour with plenty of time at each house.
Great tour with plenty of time at each house. Glad we booked a tour as it gave us quick and easy off the ship to the tender. We still had to wait an hour in line for the tender back!
Great tour with plenty of time at each house. Glad we booked a tour as it gave us quick and easy off the ship to the tender. We still had to wait an hour in line for the tender back! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour of two of the best known mansions.
Tour of two of the best known mansions. Guides gave extra information about other mansions and the city and the area.
Tour of two of the best known mansions. Guides gave extra information about other mansions and the city and the area. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Another trip into lives that have more money than they can spend, but not waste.
Another trip into lives that have more money than they can spend, but not waste.
Another trip into lives that have more money than they can spend, but not waste. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Got to see how the mega rich lived at one time.
Got to see how the mega rich lived at one time. Amazing "cottages".
Got to see how the mega rich lived at one time. Amazing "cottages". Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice overview of how the ultra rich lived!
Nice overview of how the ultra rich lived!
Nice overview of how the ultra rich lived! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Vanderbilt's Newport Tour (NE03) visiting the Breakers and the Marble House.
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
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Breathtaking.
Breathtaking. Definitely worthwhile visiting.
Breathtaking. Definitely worthwhile visiting. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting but too short a visit.
Interesting but too short a visit. Also a little pricey through Princes.
Interesting but too short a visit. Also a little pricey through Princes. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did love this port, the houses were fantastic to walk through and the history was great.
We did love this port, the houses were fantastic to walk through and the history was great. We particularly liked the Vanderbilt house with the individual tour headsets. Don't miss the kids cubby house outside that is more like a ... Read More
We did love this port, the houses were fantastic to walk through and the history was great. We particularly liked the Vanderbilt house with the individual tour headsets. Don't miss the kids cubby house outside that is more like a small cottage that people could live in. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Same as above because the tour included both homes.
Same as above because the tour included both homes.
Same as above because the tour included both homes. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The house is fabulous.
The house is fabulous. Having read the book, Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt, I was interested in seeing the house that Alva designed and where she plotted her daughter's loveless marriage to the Duke of Marlborough. There is a ... Read More
The house is fabulous. Having read the book, Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt, I was interested in seeing the house that Alva designed and where she plotted her daughter's loveless marriage to the Duke of Marlborough. There is a small snack bar on the premises, which is important if your excursion runs straight through lunch as ours did. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
it was everything they described :-)
it was everything they described :-)
it was everything they described :-) Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International