Water meets Fire in New England! Light up the night at the one-and-only WaterFire celebration! It’s a long weekend of flaming fun in Rhode Island’s Narrangansett, Watch Hill, Newport and Providence.
Day 1 - Viaggio Dilettevole and Waterfire
Arrive in Providence in time for your Viaggio Dilettevole - Delightful Journey! Board a Venetian Gondola for an introduction to Providence, RI as you float through the center of state’s capital city . Eccellente! Go from water to land for a guided tour of Providence . See the panoramic views and major landmarks of Rhode Island’s capital! With a prime location in the heart of downtown, check into the Hampton Inn & Suites . A historically protected building with modern amenities, your hotel is in the center of all the city has to offer. Tonight, the feature presentation is the award-winning WaterFire Celebration, where water and fire meet! Just after sunset, witness the choreographed lighting of 86 burning braziers that float on the river’s surface, lighting up the heart of the city . Only steps away from your hotel, experience flickering firelight, aromatic wood smoke and music from around the world . WaterFire is a public art installation, urban festival and a communal celebration that has become a phenomenon . This is a spectacular, can’t-miss event!
Day 2 - Oceanside in Newport, RI (B, L)
Today, explore the oceanside town of Newport, RI on a guided driving tour before lunch overlooking Newport Harbor . Go inside The Breakers, the spectacular “summer cottage” that was once home to the Vanderbilt family . The rest of the day is yours to explore the bustling waterfront with time for shopping and dinner .
Day 3 - Watch Hill & Narragansett (B, L)
Finish your Delighful Journey in Narragansett, one of the most famous regions of New England . Explore the beautiful town of Watch Hill with its placid harbor and charming shops . Enjoy lunch at the famous Coast Guard House, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean . Then, stand on the dunes and visit the iconic Point Judith Lighthouse to witness its breathtaking views . Go home with full bellies, great memories and a little sand in your shoes!