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.
08 Jun - 26 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & SaturdayDuration
Approx. 7 hoursStart time
Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
Your hotel in Boston
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. The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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