Take a few days to explore Newport, Rhode Island, one of America’s favorite summertime destinations. Offering a unique mix of sumptuous mansions overlooking the Atlantic, colonial streets and historic buildings, as well as one of the country’s most active harbors, there is so much to see. You’ll also have the amazing experience of sailing in one of the America’s Cup yachts!
The Hotel Viking, an iconic haven for Newport luxury, is centrally located on historic Bellevue Avenue, and has proudly hosted many famous guests including President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, as well as many entertainers, celebrities and military leaders. Old world charm meets modern amenities in this boutique hotel, evident in the luxurious SpaTerre, fine dining at One Bellevue, an historic chapel on property and an indoor pool/whirlpool. Built by the citizens of Newport in the 1920s to accommodate their guests and visitors, the Hotel Viking, “the people’s hotel”, will charm you with its mix of classic elegance and contemporary chic.
The America’s Cup is not only the oldest trophy sport, but and has a rich heritage that dates back to 1851 and is considered as yacht racing’s Holy Grail. Known originally as the Hundred Guineas Cup, the first vessel to win the race was called the “America”, and the name stuck! Every few years the world’s top sailors, yacht designers and sponsors come together to showcase their savvy skills and advanced sailing technology. You’ll have the amazing opportunity to have some hands on experience aboard one of the esteemed yachts as you take your two-hour cruise on an actual former America’s Cup yacht. This isn’t just a sight-seeing tour, it’s the real deal, and on this interactive sailing adventure you’ll get the ultimate racing experience!
Your getaway for two includes:
- 3 days/2 nights accommodations at the Hotel Viking
- All room-related taxes
- Hands on 2-hour experience aboard a former America’s Cup yacht
- Free concierge reservation service
Opening Bid: $1,600
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Sail runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. Sail operates May through the second week of October. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.