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Gertrude Windsor Garden Club


Newport, R.I.

June 21-24, 2023

Trip Chair: Paula Yarbrough

  • Photo credit Larry Pozza

  • Photo credit Michael Denning

  • Photo credit David Trinks

  • The Elms Mansion

  • Breakers Mansion

  • Newport Marriott Hotel

Covid-19 Requirements - Beyond Group Travel requires travelers to attest to being fully vaccinated or having received a negative test within 48 hours prior to departure to travel with the group.  Masks may be required in airports/on airplanes and may be required indoors, on transportation and at sites throughout the trip.

There are 2 parts to complete your reservations. Add your first and last name and click submit. You will then be be sent to a registration page, which you must complete to be confirmed on the trip.

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  • Three nights’ accommodation at the harborfront Newport Marriott, located within walking distance of downtown Newport.
  • Ticket to The Newport Flower Show Opening Night Cocktail Party at The Marble House.
  • Become a member of the Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and present an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in Newport. The Marble House, The Elms and The Breakers are all held in trust by the Preservation Society.
  • Enjoy Welcome Cocktails at Parterre, the private home of Bettie Bearden Pardee. Bettie is a well-known author, lecturer, garden connoisseur, former magazine editor and television host/producer.
  • Savor dinner at New York Yacht Club’s “Harbour Court” clubhouse, the private club’s first permanent waterfront facility. The Renaissance, Norman-style mansion was completed in 1906 for the John Nicholas Brown family and sits on 8 acres overlooking Brenton’s Cove.
  • Explore The Elms, the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. Completed in 1901, this elaborate estate was modeled after an 18th century French Château enriched with their collection of Renaissance ceramics, French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.
  • Experience the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages on a tour of The Breakers, which remains a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence.
  • Take a special tour of Rough Point, the Newport home of Doris Duke, still decorated as she left it with French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelains, and Turkish carpets from exotic locations around the world.

*Trip Highlights subject to change. 

Package Includes

  • Private motor coach transportation throughout the trip
  • Three nights luxury accommodations at the Newport Marriott Hotel
  • Baggage handling for one bag per person
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners with wine
  • Entrance fees, taxes and gratuities on all included features
  • Trip managed and accompanied by a professional from Beyond Group Travel, Inc.

Land Only Pricing

Double Occupancy $3,599 per person
Single Occupancy $4,489 per person


A deposit of $750.00 is required to confirm your reservation.

**$250.00 is non-refundable upon deposit**

Cancellation Schedule

If cancellation is received between: Non-refundable amount per person:
October 31, 2022 and December 20, 2022 $250.00 per person
December 21, 2022 and March 16, 2023 $750.00 per person
March 17, 2022 and June 21, 2023 NO REFUND

An invoice will be emailed for your final payment, which is due by March 17, 2023.


Terms and Conditions

Please read the following information and conditions carefully.  

NOT INCLUDED:  Air, Meals, sightseeing, and transportation not mentioned under included features, personal and baggage insurance, and any items of a personal nature.


CANCELLATIONS:  If cancellation is received between: 

October 31, 2022 and December 20, 2022 $250.00 per person is non-refundable
December 21, 2022 and March 16, 2023 $750.00 per person is non-refundable
March 17, 2023 and June 21, 2023  NO REFUND

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and the Gertrude Windsor Garden Clubs suggest "Trip Cancellation" insurance to protect you against non-refundable monies should you have to cancel for accident or medical reasons prior to or while on your trip.  Beyond Group Travel, Inc. will provide the registrant with the appropriate insurance application upon receipt of the registration form and deposit.  The receipt of the insurance application by the traveler will constitute the traveler's acceptance or waiver of insurance coverage.

ACCIDENT & BAGGAGE INSURANCE: We suggest that you have adequate accident and baggage insurance. Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and the Gertrude Windsor Garden Club and are not responsible for personal injury, accident or illness, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings. 

RESPONSIBILITY: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and the Gertrude Windsor Garden act only as agents for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby.  Further, the passenger participates in this tour at his/her own risk. Hiking, walking, use of various transportation and recreational vehicles, and other physical activity involve greater risk of physical injury than the activities which the passenger may participate in during daily life, and by taking part in those activities, the passenger incurs and assumes all risk that these activities present. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON INCLUDED TRIP COMPONENTS AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. Package pricing is based on a minimum number of participants for trip to operate.  Beyond Group Travel reserves the right to cancel program with a partial refund of deposit when the number of participants is below the critical level.  You will be informed of trip cancellation at least 2 months in advance.  Baggage is at the owners’ risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the passenger.  The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip at any time, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded.  If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a partial refund.  By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event; during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. If Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is the merchant on your credit card transaction, you agree to the following: Beyond Group Travel, Inc.’s services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers, and once Beyond Group Travel, Inc. provides said services, you agree not to dispute the credit card charge. The tour staff is responsible for the group as a whole and will not be able to assist individuals extensively, either on a regular basis or in the case of serious illness or injury.

COVID-19 EPIDEMIC: On or after October 31,, 2022, I requested that Beyond Group Travel Inc make one or more travel reservations on my behalf. As the worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic remains ongoing at this time, I acknowledge that for this reason, and other reasons not reasonably foreseen at this time, these travel plans may be interrupted or cancelled by the supplier that is providing them, a government entity or other third party over which Agency has no control. I further acknowledge that the supplier’s own cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern my rights and remedies, including my right to receive a refund, in such an event. Moreover, I understand that should I elect to purchase travel insurance, the terms of the policy will dictate whether, and to what extent, coverage for any financial loss may exist under the circumstances. By depositing this trip I hereby agree to hold Beyond Group Travel harmless and release it from any and all liability for any damages, including but not limited to monetary losses, I may incur as a result of such interruption or cancellation of these travel plans.

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This is a moderate to active program requiring participants to be able to walk during tours. We request you be in good health with good mobility to best enjoy this trip. 

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