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Gloucester: Scenic Cape Ann & Rockport Self-Driving Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Gloucester: Scenic Cape Ann & Rockport Self-Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 15.56 per person

Immerse yourself in the ocean drive around Rockport and Gloucester. Explore scenic beaches, learn the area's history, and listen to some trivia.

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Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 1 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beaches facing Sandy Bay
  • Listen to interesting trivia about maritime trade in the early days
  • Follow the live GPS map as you hear stories about the places you visit
  • Enjoy the scenic ocean drive at your own leisure
  • Pause to snap photos and have a stroll whenever you wish
Full description
Start a journey through the less-explored part of Massachusetts. Discover scenic beaches and historic towns as you drive, listen to the stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos throughout the tour whenever you like. Begin the tour in Gloucester. When you drive, the app will provide instructions on how to use it. Then, head toward State Fort Park where you will hear about the Tablet Rock. From there, move on to the Fisherman’s Wives memorial and learn about its significance. Proceed on to the Fisherman’s Memorial over the Blynnman Canal Bridge before stopping for a stroll at Gloucester HarborWalk. Enjoy the view of the sea and pay a visit to the Maritime Museum, if you want. Next, see whales from the Cape Ann Whale watchpoint before discovering one of the oldest colonies in the U.S., Rocky Neck Art Colony. Make further stops at Niles Beach, Beauport Mansion, Eastern Point Lighthouse, Good Harbor Beach, and Pebble Beach. After Pebble Beach, you will be approaching Rockport before beginning the return journey to Gloucester. This part of the tour has some trivia and interesting spots to keep you engaged. On the way back, pass Halibut Point State Park and Harvey Reservation. If you want, you can take a break at Plum Cove Beach after the park. The tour then concludes at the Goose Cove reservation.
Includes
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • Excellent value - buy only one app/car. It is not a “per person” bus ticket.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Listen together from car speakers.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Glouchester Visitor Center at Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy only one tour for the car. No need to pay for each person.
  • Connect your phone to the car speakers and enjoy listening together.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Private tour in your car. No crowds. Start/break/hike/stop anytime.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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Interesting stories and facts but the directions were kind of hard to follow. We were guessing which way to go at some of the places.

October 30, 2022

It was a little confusing learning how to use the app however we saw places that we would never have seen if we hadn’t use the app so glad we did this.

August 16, 2022

This was the first time that I used this guide and it was very helpful for our drive. Instead if just driving and looking around we were informe about what we were seeing with a lot if descriptors. Made the trip much more interesting.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 384568