11 Jun - 22 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & SaturdayDuration
Approx. 7 hoursStart time
Your hotel in Boston.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Boston
Travel north from Boston to historic Marblehead, the birthplace of the American Navy, and one of the great sailing capitals of the world.
Continue to Salem where you will journey back in time to the 1692 Witch Trials, recreated in the Salem Witch Museum. Admire the distinctive 17th century the House of the Seven Gables, which inspired Hawthorne’s novel of the same name. You will also have some time to stop at Pickering Wharf and explore Salem’s charming waterfront shops.
Whether it is witches or authors, museums or shopping, this tour has it all.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Boston and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Marblehead and Salem.
The seafaring village of Marblehead, 17 miles north of Boston, is a treasure from a bygone age of sea-going commerce. Preserved here on a rocky outcrop on the coast surrounded by the cold, blue Atlantic is one the best collections of pre-revolutionary buildings in America.
While in Marblehead you will visit Abbott Hall (closed Sundays) to hear a short lecture and view the original painting, "The Spirit of 76."
Continue to Salem, your time here is at leisure, some of the attractions you may wish to visit are:
The Salem Witch Museum: Facing the Salem Common is the imposing stone Romanesque building that houses the famous Salem Witch Museum. Visitors are offered a complete look at one of the most important, emotional, and tragic events in American history, the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
The US Custom House, where Nathaniel Hawthorne had worked as Surveyor, from 1847-1849, and which finds mention in his The Scarlet Letter.
The 17th century House of the Seven Gables, New England's oldest standing mansion, which inspired Salem-born Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of the same name.
The shops and restaurants at Pickering Wharf will provide an ideal place for lunch or simply a relaxing stroll.
At the end of your time in Salem you will be dropped back at your hotel in Boston.
Children under 3 are free provided they don´t occupy a seat.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
20 minute stop - closed on Sunday
Marblehead is such a nice city, I could see from the bus. Unfortunately we didn´t stop there. Instead we went to a house whose only attraction was a historical painting and...Nadia S Lamas