Day Trip from Boston: the North Shore, Cape Ann, and Salem in Boston, MA

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See the classic coastal towns of Cape Ann, Salem and Marblehead on this half day private driving trip! This tour promises an easy day of exploring the main streets of these sleepy towns while learning about the history of the place. The views of the rugged coastline paired with the stories that accompany you is a sure must-see and do in Massachusetts!

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Visit the classic coastal towns for which Massachusetts is known on a private day trip from Boston. Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off with a private guide and drive along Boston’s North Shore to Cape Ann.

Visit several of the Cape’s quaint towns, including Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. Enjoy time to explore each of their idyllic main streets and enjoy lunch in one of the towns, at a place of your guide’s recommendation. Continue on to historic Salem, where you’ll have time to explore the town made famous by the Witch Trials of the 1690s.

On your way back to Boston, visit Marblehead – where the US Navy is alleged to have begun. Enjoy an easy drop-off somewhere central in Boston of your choosing or back at your hotel. Simply talk it over with your guide on the day of your tour.

Spend a day immersing yourself along Massachusetts’s stunning, rugged coastline marked with idyllic seaside towns. Dotted with lighthouses and old wooden, shiplap homes, Cape Ann is one of the most picture-perfect experiences of the Northeast. On your private day trip, you will have the chance to explore several of the historic fishing towns and learn about the way the fishing industry shaped the history of the nation. Visit Gloucester –known for its commercial fishing industry, and visit Manchester-by-the-Sea for a quieter pace, made famous by the eponymous film. Hear about the formation of the US Navy in Marblehead, and visit Salem, where you’ll have the chance to explore one of the town’s many museums devoted to the Salem Witch Trials.

At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to Boston, where you can arrange to be dropped back off at your hotel or at somewhere central in the city.

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