Thursday, October 18th- Trip to Autumn Harvest Lunch Train and Marble House Tour Portsmouth & Newport, RI

9:15 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

This trip has Some Walking.

Return to the golden age of rail travel on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad. Join us for a special lunch excursion along Narragansett Bay during the Autumn harvest season.  Your amazing day starts with a fun Autumn Harvest Lunch Train ride where you will be dining in a “Pullman style” dining car.  You will enjoy a delicious autumn themed lunch (freshly prepared on board) as you take in the amazing scenery on your 2 hour long train ride.  The leisurely train travel takes you through the picturesque county side of Aquidneck Island with views of Narragansett Bay along your journey.   The train ride features all table seating on our private chartered train ride!

After our train excursion a short coach bus ride through Portsmouth into Newport will take us to the Vanderbilt’s  “Summer cottage” Marble House, one of the Newport mansions.  Here you will take a self-guided audio tour which allows you to view this amazing house and grounds at your own pace.  Marble House was built for Mr. & Mrs. William Vanderbilt (Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson) starting in 1888 and finished in 1892.  It cost the Vanderbilt’s $11 million to build the house, of which $7 million was spent on marble alone.  Upon completion of the house, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife as a 39th birthday present.  In 2006,  Marble House was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Autumn Harvest Lunch  Choice of:

~Thanksgiving Sandwich with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

~Open Face Turkey Sandwich with Mashed Potato, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Gravy

~Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce topped with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

Dessert: Apple Crisp   Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Water

COST: $80 per person includes Autumn Harvest Lunch, Train ride, Marble House tour entrance ticket and transportation.  Driver tip is not included.  Lunch choice due at Sign up.

Call Hilary FOR Availability (860) 889-5960