Students AbroadVisit museums, theater events, and historical sites without the bother of driving and parking! Travel with us.

Each semester HCC plans an array of travel destinations ranging from lectures on our campus, to one-day adventures, to multi-day getaways, to international travel experiences.

Things you should know:

  • Seats are assigned by date registration is received.
  • Each person traveling needs to complete a registration form (PDF) and a liability form with emergency contact information (PDF) for each tour.
  • Letters of confirmation are sent 7-10 days prior to departure.
  • Refunds are not available after tickets/meals are purchased unless a substitute can be found.

The Breakers

The Mansions of Rhode Island

Newport, RI| October 8-12 | 7:00 a.m. departure

Double Occupancy: Course 45893 Cost: $770 per person
Single Occupancy: Course 45894 Cost: $912 per person

Day 1

  • 7:00 a.m. departure from HCC
  • Lunch and comfort stops en route
  • Mystic Seaport Museum tour
  • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express in Middletown, RI, for a total of three nights
    The property features large, contemporary rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and a fitness center. There are two restaurants adjacent to the hotel. Downtown Newport and the harbor are only three minutes away.
  • Dinner in Newport (included)

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided tour of Bristol, a historic community surrounded by water
  • Ride through Colt State Park and enjoy sweeping views of Narragansett Bay
    Tour Blithewold, one of the finest garden estates in New England with a spectacular setting overlooking the ocean
  • Garden highlights include the Rose Garden, the Giant Sequoia, the Water Garden, the Rock Garden, and the Bamboo Grove
  • Relax and enjoy lunch in Bristol overlooking the bay (included)
  • Self-guided tour of the Green Animals Topiary Gardens
  • Free time for shopping and dinner on your own in Newport
  • Return to the hotel for the evening

Day 3

  • Breakfast included at hotel
  • Narrated driving tour of Newport’s famous scenic routes: Bellevue Avenue lined with magnificent summer cottages and Ten Mile Ocean Drive with opulent estates and breathtaking ocean views
  • Tour Rosecliff, the site of fabulous parties hosted by silver heiress Tessie Oelrichs and the setting for several movies including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Amistad, and 27 Dresses
  • Lunch on your own and free time to enjoy Newport’s shops, boutiques, and galleries
  • One-hour narrated cruise of Newport that takes you past beautiful islands; under the breathtaking Jamestown and Newport Bridges; and past mansions, historic Fort Adams, and many other famous Rhode Island sights
  • Dinner included in Newport overlooking the Harbor

Day 4

  • Breakfast included at hotel
  • Check out and depart hotel
  • Admission and self-guided tour of The Breakers—considered the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages
  • Comfort, lunch and dinner stops en route as needed
  • 8 p.m. approximate return to Harford Community College

More Information

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