public outreach and living history for the
Newport Historical Society.
Newport Film & Celebrity Tour
The Newport Film & Celebrity Tour offers
groups the entertaining opportunity of
experiencing the area as if from the chair of
a Hollywood director.
The two-hour tour includes locations
where over a dozen films were shot
throughout Newport, starting on the famed
“We’ll show over 70 movie clips as we
drive,” Fasano says. “And we’ll visit locations
from over a dozen films.”
Highlights may include locations from
High Society, which was released in 1956
and starred Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra,
and Irrational Man, Woody Allen’s latest,
released earlier this year.
“Using our specially equipped Mercedes
Sprinter, we offer an intimate setting for
groups of 10 or less,” Fasano says, adding
larger groups with their own vehicle should
call to discuss an outing.
JFK-Themed Tour, Newport
President John F. Kennedy’s ties to Newport
include his wartime training at Newport
Naval Station and his marriage to Jackie at
St. Mary’s Church.
Discover Newport has outlined these
and other JFK-specific Newport stops
in an itinerary that groups can facilitate
on their own.
Start on scenic Ocean Drive and then go
to the Newport Country Club, where the
president would hit the links, and Bailey’s
Beach, where the Kennedy clan would often
get together to socialize and relax.
Planners can also add time for lunch and
shopping along Bellevue Avenue, which
Jackie was known to frequent, and a sail
aboard the Schooner Adirondack II, an elegant 80-foot vessel.
Top Cat Cruises & Tours, Bristol
Another group-friendly waterborne outing
docks in Bristol and carries passengers away
for a tour of Narragansett Bay and beyond.
Top Cat is a 38-foot sailboat that only
carries six passengers, so it’s best suited for
a small incentive group or board retreat.
A tour will sail past Newport mansions,
visit the harbors of Bristol, Jamestown or
Wickford, and if the group has more time,
they can book a longer Top Cat excursion to
Block Island or Martha’s Vineyard.
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