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Boston to Salem "Witch City" Day Trip with Round-Trip Transportation

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    What to Expect
    Board an air-conditioned, luxury coach in downtown Boston and enjoy the scenic drive north to Marblehead and Salem, famous for the 1692 witch trials in which 20 residents were executed for allegedly practicing witchcraft. It’s just the beginning of the education on this Salem Witch City day trip.

    The sightseeing tour begins in the coastal town of Marblehead, the birthplace of the American Navy and Marine Corps Aviation. Visit Abbot Hall, a town hall and historical museum where the original Spirit of ’76 painting is housed. Abbot Hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Onward to Salem, learn much more about the infamous Salem witch trials, a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts in the late 1600s. The trials resulted in the executions of 20 people, most of them women. It still stands as one of the nation’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.

    Explore the city on your own. Suggested attractions include a visit the House of the Seven Gables, a National Historic Landmark District that served as the centerpiece in novelist and Salem-native Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel of the same name. It’s the oldest surviving 17th-century wooden mansion in New England. Also, visit the U.S. Custom House, where Hawthorne worked.

    Finally, enjoy additional free time for lunch at a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the Pickering Wharf neighborhood of Salem. Stop by any number of local Halloween shops and other witch-themed attractions and/or visit the Salem Witch Museum, if desired. There is a fee to enter the museum.

    The tour concludes with drop-off at your Boston hotel.

    Notice: This seasonal tour operates from June to October.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    2: Salem, MA, USA
    3: Massachusetts, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickup is available from selected Downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Boston to Salem & Marblehead Daytrip
    • Round-Trip Transportation Aboard Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach Bus
    • Professional Driver/Guide
    • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (select Boston hotels)
    • Discounted Admission Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Custom House (optional)
    • Discounted Admission to The House of Seven Gables (optional)
    • Visit the birthplace of the American Navy in Marblehead, MA
    • Free time to explore Salem, the "Witch City," on your own
    • Admission to Abbot Hall Maritime Museum in Marblehead
    • Entry/Admission - Brush Hill Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Abbot Hall Maritime Museum
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Admission to Attractions (except Abbot Hall)
    • Entry/Admission - Ropes Mansion
    • Entry/Admission - Salem Witch Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The House of the Seven Gables
    • Entry/Admission - Salem Witch Village
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant rates apply to those under the age of 3 who do not occupy a seat. If your child requires a seat, please purchase a child ticket.
    • It is recommended that you check with attractions which are of interest to you and book your tour times direct, in advance.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Enjoyed our trip to Salem, Ron did a great job filling in at the last minute. Not his normal tour, but he did a great job getting his trolley around so we could see the sights we were suppose to. Lots of free time in...More

    1  Thank erager
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Salem is singularly amazing in that this terrible piece of American history, manages to be cheesy, ernest, magical, silly and quite somber as you move through the small village. Beyond this many dining options lots of great people watching and yes witches..The real kinds, The...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ashli S
    Reviewed 12 August 2019

    Tony was full of information and was fun to interact with. Had plenty of time in Salem to walk around and take a couple of tours.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank John F
    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    Bus was 1 hr late leaving because it would not start and had to wait on different new bus. Drive was pleasant with explanations but when we arrived at Salem, we were not told where to find the different attractions, nor were we driven by...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Jean W
    Reviewed 16 January 2019

    We were in Boston for a day and took a side trip by train to Salem. Something I had always wanted to do. It was great. Bigger and more than I had expected to see. We went on tours; the Witch Museum and enjoyed the...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    2  Thank mld661
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    We booked our trip to Salem with Viator. They gave us a list of places to stay.
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    Response from Robin O | Reviewed this property |
    My recommendation would be to get yourselves to Salem and look for a tour there. There is a lot of wasted time on this tour and you can end up with not enough time in Salem to see everything you want. I think we only ended... More
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