All tours will depart from the main entrance of the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence. Participants are asked to be at the entrance 15 minutes before stated tour departure time.
Light layered casual clothing and comfortable walking footwear is recommended for all tours. Raingear may be required depending on the weather of the day.
Minimum numbers of participants are required for each tour. We reserve the right to cancel the tour, should minimums not be met. If ICMGP cancels the tour, a full refund will be provided. In the case of tours that go ahead, tickets are transferable, but not refundable. We will build waiting lists for each tour, and will assist with refilling your place should you need to cancel, however if a replacement is not found, you will be charged for the full cost of the tour.
Breakers Mansion Tour with Scenic Narrated Driving Tour and Stop at Cliff Walk
12:15 PM – 5:15 PM | 30-52 guests | $110.00 per person
Next you will enjoy a leisurely stroll down the iconic Cliff Walk, where in every direction—off in the distance, or straight down to the water’s edge below—the breathtaking views and vistas are made more panoramic by the height of the cliffs and ledges (Cliff Walk may be a guided tour or self-guided). Continue the morning on the vehicle with a scenic narrated tour highlighting authentic historical buildings and restored homes, the world famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive—renowned for the rugged beauty of its spectacular coastline—and Bellevue Avenue, the most magnificent collection of homes in the country, where the millionaires built their fabulous "summer cottages".
Guided Hike at the Norman Bird Sanctuary with Stop at Sweet Berry Farm and Free Time at the Beach
12:15 PM – 5:15 PM | 20–52 people | $99.00 per person
The beach is Middletown (just outside of Newport).
Join a Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) naturalist for a leisure guided hike through diverse pond, forest, field, and ridge ecosystems. The ecology and unique natural history of each ecosystem will be highlighted, along with a discussion of the fascinating birds, sedimentary, volcanic, igneous and metamorphic rock formations found on Aquidneck Island. Participants may enjoy exploration of NBS grounds, Visitor’s Center, and Barn, which houses a small natural history museum after the hike. Just down the road guests will then be brought to Third Beach for an optional swim or an hour of relaxation.
A Bristol Excursion: A Quintessential Historic New England Experience
12:45 PM – 5:45 PM | 30-52 people | $115.00 per person
Next visit Blithewold Mansion’s sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and exquisite historic gardens. Each room contains most of its original furnishings and reflects the elegance, comfort and informality that were so much a part of the lifestyle at Blithewold. Your visit will take you into a setting untouched by time to see how one family spent their summers here on the shores of Narragansett Bay in the early twentieth century.
Finally you will discover the Audubon Society, nestled in open meadows on the shoreline and situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge featuring walking trails with a quarter-mile boardwalk that winds through fresh and saltwater marshes leading to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay.
Save the Bay Lighthouse Tour
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm | 25-30 people | $115.00 per person
The mission of Save the Bay is to ensure that the environmental quality of Narragansett Bay and its watershed is restored and protected from the harmful effects of human activity. Save The Bay seeks carefully planned use of the Bay and its watershed to allow the natural system to function normally and healthfully, both now and for the future.
Matunuck Oyster Farm Tour and Oyster Tasting
12:15 PM-4:15 PM | 25-35 people | $110.00 per person
After your farm tour, you will learn how to properly shuck an oyster with an oyster shucking demonstration followed by an oyster tasting.
Providence by Road and by River
1:30 PM-4:00 PM | 20-48 people | $35.00 per person
Benefit Street & RISD Museum Tour
1:30 PM-4:00 PM | 5-20 people | $30.00 per person