Maybe you've marveled Newport's "summer cottages" in photos before, but the opulence and grandeur are hard to completely grasp from anything other than in person. The 125,000 square feet and 70 rooms of The Breakers, the lavish Baccarat crystal chandeliers under which guests of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt would dine, Doris Duke's large ancient tapestries gathered and imported from the Palace of Versailles -- all meant to be awed in person, and now, from the sky.
Experience the Newport Mansions from inside and from 800 feet above aboard Birds Eye View Helicopter. Their new Inside and Above Newport package includes a helicopter mansion tour above Newport, plus admission to either the famous Vanderbilt residence, The Breakers, or Doris Duke’s Rough Point.
Time: 12 minutes
Distance covered: 18 miles
Cost: $90 per person
Transportation: Van transportation is available for $30 round trip, door to door service in Middletown / Newport, 2 – 11 passengers (same price).