This fall the Geneva Historical Society and First Choice Travel will host a fall tour of Newport, R.I., and Mystic, Conn. Participants will visit some of the famed summer “cottages” of the Gilded Age elite, including the Vanderbilt mansion, the Breakers; Rosecliff, designed by Stanford White; and the Second Empire Chateau-sur-Mer. Included is a 22-mile journey around Narragansett Bay on the Newport Dinner Train; a visit to Mystic Seaport Village, a living history village featuring New England coastal life of the early 19th century; and shopping in Old Mistick Village, a retail area in the guise of a replicated 1720 New England town.
This three-day, two-night excursion runs from Friday, Oct. 10, to Sunday, Oct. 12. Guided tours of Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, Marble House, and The Breakers are included as well as a visit to Mystic Seaport Village and a ride on the dinner train. The price includes motorcoach transportation, tour manager, accommodations, one dinner train, two breakfasts and admission to all sites. The price for Geneva Historical Society members is $419 per person. There is an additional $100 charge for single occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by Aug. 15. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information or reservations, call the society at 789-5151.