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From Boston: The Witch City Tour of Salem & Marblehead

Product ID: 76816
Explore Salem and Marblehead's many historic and cultural attractions. Known for the "Witch Trials of the 1600's", Salem encompasses 4 centuries of architectural treasures, a rich maritime heritage as well as a home for many famous literary authors.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Complimentary hotel pick-up at selected hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Marblehead's Abbott Hall to see the original painting "The Spirit of '76"
  • See the picturesque rocky coastline
  • Explore Salem on your own and receive a discount on admissions for the House of the 7 Gables and The Salem Witch Museum
Full description
Travel north from Boston to historic Marblehead, the birthplace of the American Navy, while enjoying the rugged coastal view from Castle Rock, a unique New England panorama. Make a stop at Abbott Hall to hear a short lecture and view the original 7' x 10' oil painting titled "The Spirit of '76", once known only as Yankee Doodle. This painting symbolized the spirit of the American Revolution and has been called the "most patriotic painting in the world."

Next, head to Salem – famous for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. There are a wealth of interesting places to visit related to the Witch Trials as well as maritime and literary connections.  

To fully experience the city without rushing, 5 hours is provided to explore at a leisurely pace and enjoy lunch at one of the many splendid restaurants in town or on the waterfront. Your motor coach tour is fully narrated, and discounts to the Salem Witch Museum and Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of 7 Gables are also available.
  • Motor coach transportation with narration
  • Discounts to attractions
What’s Not Included
  • Admissions
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

8 Park Plaza, Massachusetts Transportation Building, Boston, MA 02116 (buses load next to P.F.Chang's restaurant).

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We scheduled this tour at least 2 months in advance. The reason we scheduled this particular tour was because it included The House Of Seven Gables and The Witch Museum. However Upon getting on the bus our tour guide indicated that we didn’t even have reservations booked and that she would “try”to get us in to the Museum. Well...excuse me it is OCTOBER AND ON A WEEKEND! Needless to say we DID NOT get in to see the museum because it was completely sold out. Everyone was extremely disappointed with very right to be. DO NOT ADVERTISE IF YOU CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TOUR(s) YIU ARE SELLING!!

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October 28, 2019

A good day out, every minute of time in Salem well spent. Drive through Marble Head was enjoyable although repair work made bathroom stop adventurous.

October 24, 2019

A nice trip to a mysterious town, the driver and guide was very good

August 28, 2019

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Gray Line Boston & Cape Cod

Product ID: 76816