Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Time in Newport, Rhode Island

Holiday season in Newport is fabulous.  It offers a variety of ways to enjoy the season.  Lands End Limousines is happy to share just a few of the many special events you can experience.

Candlelight Tour of Belcourt CastleCandlelight Tour throughout Belcourt' Castle with the focus being on Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont who married Alva Vanderbilt and built Belcourt with architect Richard Morris Hunt in 1891-1894. Tour Price: $25 adult, $15 student (up to 18)/senior. Reservations are recommended. Cash at the Door. Doors Open at 5:45 tour begins at 6pm promptly.December 16, 2011
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Holiday Lantern TourLearn the history of winter holiday traditions on a lantern-lit stroll through Newport's streets. Hear how people did or didn't celebrate the holidays. Tour departs at 4:30pm. $12 per person. Reservations strongly suggested.Holiday Walking TourLearn the history of winter holiday traditions on a stroll through Newport's streets. Hear how people did or didn't celebrate the holidays. Reservations suggested for this 11:30am tour. $12 per person.The Polar Express™The Polar Express™ comes to life aboard the Newport Dinner Train. Inspired by the award winning classic by Chris Van Allsburg, share the magic as the Conductor reads the tale of a young boy's unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and caroling. And for each child who truly believes, a special gift from Santa himself. Children are invited to wear pajamas. Departs Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4:00pm and 6:30pm. Always a sellout. All Aboard!We hope you will join us!     

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween in Rhode Island

Everyone knows that New England is the place to visit in the Fall.  The leaves have changed to beautiful colors, there is a refreshing chill in the air, and smells of home made cider and pies can be found everywhere.  Lands End Limousines invites you to come to Newport, RI to experience this beauty.

Newport is rich with history including pirate lore and hauntings. What better place to visit this time of year!  Halloween activities for all ages can be found and Lands End Limousines can bring you to them.

Here is just a sampling of the spooky thrills you will find:

Venture through the historic Fort's Tunnels of Terror or investigate its paranormal history on a legitimate Ghost Hunt at the Fortress of Nightmares in Newport.  Also in Newport, is The Haunted Shipyard.  Be one of the first brave souls to set foot inside the barred gates of The Haunted Shipyard. Experience the dread and terror that linger down each gangway as your former yard hand reluctantly escorts you through each ghastly room. An all-ages destination including a Scare-Free, Lights-On Kids Area.

Providence, RI offers a Creepy, Crawly, Family Fun Weekend at the Roger Williams Park.  Take a look at the gross creepy and crawly things that make Halloween special with spooky activities and Museum creature features!  Head over to the Children's Museum for a Boo Bash.  Play bewitching games galore, have hands-on fun with imaginative arts and witch crafts, explore an eerie environment, mix it up in the mad scientists laboratory and much more.

For a real fright, head over to Cumberland, RI for the Haunted Hill.  Deep in the woods, you and your group will be sent through some of the scariest scenes your mind can't even imagine!

Pirate walks and ghost tours are given year round in these parts.  One can only imagine what Halloween time brings!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Roger William Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Lands End Limousine invites you to experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during a night-time Spectacular and feast your eyes on hundreds of artfully carved jack-o-lanterns depicting people, places and scenes from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between – all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy! 

All-new theme for 2011! The theme of this year’s show will be “A Journey Around the World.” It will include scenes from the Seven Wonders of the World (Taj Mahal, the pyramids and Sphinx, Mayan ruins, the Great Wall of China, and others) as well as representations of nations around the world, including a “European Vacation” and a trip through the Great White North complete with falling “snow”! And of course the famed centerpiece of the display, the “Laughing Tree,” will be back in all its spooky splendor. Visitors will be dazzled by hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns on the ground and in the branches, from tiny sugar pumpkins to gigantic gourds reaching up to 1600 pounds!

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will take place from October 6 to October 31, 2011.  The Spectacular will be open nightly, rain or shine, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket sales will open at 6:00 p.m. each night. Individual tickets may also be purchased at the gate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for use the same evening.  Click here for pricing.  Proceeds from the Spectacular will support the Zoo's education and conservation efforts as well as Zoo improvements.

Can't wait to get started?  Why not enjoy the Harvest Buffet first.  Combo tickets are available to enjoy both the  Harvest Buffet and the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.  Click here for more information.

Please consider Lands End Limousine Services for all of your travel needs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

October Fun in Newport!

New England in the Fall is reason enough to visit our beautiful town of Newport, but we at Lands End Limousine thought we would take a moment to share some of the special upcoming events to enjoy in October.

October 1
Third Annual Fort Adams Antique Festival
The 3rd Annual Fort Adams Antiques Festival is a benefit for Fort Adams Trust. Presented and managed by Ferguson & D'Arruda Antiques, Providence, RI. Dealers will be offering a wide range of items. Appraisers will be on-site during the afternoon. Early buyers 8am-10am. General public 10am-5pm. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Breakfast in the Barnyard
Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. 9am-10:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children (6-12); Children under 5 Free.

Greenvale Vineyards Live Jazz Saturdays
1pm-4pm. Greenvale will host live jazz musicians in their restored Stable turned Tasting Room. Event includes wine tasting, tours, and wine by the glass. Picnics and friendly dogs are welcomed!

HarborFest: A Waterfront Block Party HarborFest features beats and bites and a harborfront celebration of the harbor as we bid farewell to summer and welcome the fall.

Bricks & Sticks: Newport's Architectural History Walking Tour 
HarborFest features beats and bites and a harborfront celebration of the harbor as we bid farewell to summer and welcome the fall.

37th Annual Harvest Fair
An old-fashioned autumn Fair with crafters, food, games, animals, hay rides, mud pit, and monkey bridge. 

Antje Duvekot
Singer/songwriter. $22 advance/$25 day of show. Show starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7 for the pre-show "folk tail-gate party". 

October 2
Newport Craft Show
Artisans from around New England will be displaying their crafts for purchase. Some of the items will be hand made knitted sweaters, silk scarves, jewelry, candles, soap, hand bags, clothing, mazes, puzzles, stained glass, christmas ornaments and so much more... We will be collecting donated items for the Potter League Shelter. Please help us by bringing cat & dog toys, food, treats, paper towels and blankets.

October 3
Rogues & Scoundrels History Walking Tour
See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited and where criminals were put on trial and punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogue's Island." Reservations requested. $12 per person.  

All of this is just a sample of what you will find!  And we're only at October 3rd!  We will post additional events soon. Lands End Limousine can provide your travel to these fun and interesting events.  Call us for more information! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lands End Limousine Testimonials

We at Lands End Limousine pride ourselves on the exceptional service we provide.  Our customers feedback is most important to us and we are pleased to have received extensive positive reviews.  We would like to share some with you.

“We can’t thank you enough, not only for the great service, but also for truly going above and beyond the call of duty.”
-Mary (Wedding Service)

“The red carpet service was the final touch! We were really impressed.”
            -John and Kim

“Thank you for coming through with the big beautiful Rolls Royce for the wedding. It played a perfect role with the setting of Ochre Court and Newport weather at its best.”

“We will hold forever the vision of your gorgeous Rolls Royce and your beautiful new limousine waiting outside St. Paul’s.”
-Bob and Linda (Wedding Service)

“The drivers were friendly and added a sentimental touch to her special day.”

“Everyone was impressed and pleased with the very courteous service on the part of the drivers.”
-Teknor Apex Company

“Lands End Limousine escorts “graduates of CoggeshallUniversity” on their excellence.” 
-Newport Daily News
            (Elementary School children that were winners of a local contest)

We would love to hear from any of our customers.  Your feedback helps us create the service which you desire.  Please feel free to contact us at landslimo1@cox.net or 401-847-4883. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ballard Park 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Iced Tea Party

Ballard Park is the only nature preserve in Newport, Rhode Island.  It is a wild and natural open space of 13 acres located near the intersection of Hazard and Wickham Roads, directly across from Rogers High School.  The park was gifted to the City of Newport by Carol C. Ballard in 1990 and has been designated as an area to be used for conservation, education, and passive recreation.

In 1996 a not for profit organization, Friends of Ballard Park, was created to help protect the preserve. On August 8, they held their 2nd annual Mad Hatter Iced Tea Party.  Lands End Limousine was a proud supporter of this fun, family event.

The party was an Alice In Wonderland themed event with delicious goodies to be enjoyed.  Many different iced teas were available to be tasted as well as tea sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes, and candy.  The children enjoyed crazy hat making.  The adults enjoyed a silent auction with donations from many local businesses.  Children and adults alike loved the scavenger hunt! Scurrying through the "Trail of Cards", painting white roses red, and solving riddles were some of the challenges.  And of course, along the way many characters were spotted, such as Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Queen of Hearts.

Our thanks go out to the Friends of Ballard Park for all of their hard work making this such a successful event!  Lands End Limousine is proud to support you and we look forward to next year!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome To Lands End Limousine Services

Lands End Limousine Services is a unique car service based out of Newport, Rhode Island.  Created over 20 years ago by Walter C. Mey, the business is well known for it's friendly and knowledgeable service.

Lands End is a family business run by Walter and his wife Kirsten.  The business has grown and expanded to become a leader in Aquidneck Islands transportation industry.  They began with one car and now have 5 Town cars, an SUV, and a 14 passenger coach.  However, Walter and Kirsten wish to remain a "small company".  They provide one on one, personable service and enjoy many regular customers. 

Lands End Limousine offers many services.  Experienced chauffeurs will provide red carpet service for weddings as well as proms, anniversaries, birthday parties, etc.  Meet and greet service is available serving Providence, Boston, and all other local and regional transportation centers.  Corporate billing is available for executive and group transportation.

Lands End Limousine also offers unique services.  Courteous drivers will transport to medical appointments and scenic Newport historical tours are narrated by a native historian.

Have a transportation need?  Call Lands End Limousine Services and speak with Walter or Kirsten!