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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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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 2 days ago

    We Had I believe (Mark and Joe or Joel and they made the trip through Salem so much more memorable and enjoyable!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Wander90650
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    This is basically a bus ride to Salem from Boston and nothing more. Your time is limited in Salem since you leave at 4pm and we didn’t get there until 11ish. We didn’t go to the navy museum since it’s closed on Saturday, but I...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kristi D
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had Tony as our guide and he was great. Our trip started and ended on time and was smooth from start to finish. Tony was knowledgeable about the area and funny. We stopped in Marblehead then went to Salem. Tony gave us discount coupons...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Kimberly B
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The bus ride and visit to Marblehead along the way was beautiful. Our driver Tony was very knowlegable about the information he provided to us during the trip and humorous. We had 4 1/2 hours to tour Salem and do as we pleased before we...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank David S
    Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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    September 26, 2019|
    Response from Vacation29422 |
    We were in a full size bus. There were only 10 of us on 14 Sept. I bet the company could fit you into their schedule. Go to the web page (gray line) to make your reservations.
    June 16, 2019|
    Response from Sylvia D |
    We booked our trip to Salem with Viator. They gave us a list of places to stay.
    March 16, 2019|
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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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