Known as the "Witch City", there are different stories circulating regarding haunted legends, haunted folklore, and more in this historically noted "spooky" city.
Salem was the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from its founding in 1626. By the end of the 18th century, Salem was a prosperous shipping center. Ships from this port brought back rare and costly cargoes from around the world. Many handsome old homes in the area are reminiscent of the seafaring days. Salem is best known for the infamous witch trials of 1692. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, the Devil's magic, and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later. We will learn about this horrific time in our history through tours, museum stops and even a theatrical performance depicting the trials.
Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Omni Parker House
Salem Witch Museum
Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace
House of the Seven Gables
Old Sturbridge Village
3 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we head towards Boston to Quincy Market. Here you will be able to get dinner before we board the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour of Boston. Hear all about Boston's darker side! In a city nearly four hundred years old - troubled with war, murderers, strife and the occasional bout of stray molasses, it is hardly any wonder that Boston remains one of the most haunted cities in America and stories of the glory days of Colonial Boston only scratch the surface of Boston's darker side. Venture to the site of the biggest grave-robbing scandal in New England's history...ask yourselves "Are you afraid to be buried alive?". Walk atop Boston's largest unmarked burying ground and hear tales of the tortures, punishments and executions that took place there…see Boston's most haunted hotel - the Omni Parker House. After the trolley tour we will check-in to our lodging for the next two nights.
Following breakfast, we will meet our guide and travel to Salem for a day of touring. We will begin with a historic walking tour of Salem that gives guests a great overview of the city. This walking tour includes information on the illustrious spice trade history and more, walking past historic landmarks, and learning about the wonderful shops, restaurants and more! We will then visit the Salem Witch Museum to witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths. The presentation is based on actual trial documents. Through the 13 stage sets, you will enter the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt, one of the most enduring true stories in American History. We will have free time for lunch on your own before a visit to Gallows Hill for the main show. It's an incredible mix of special effects, actors, costumes, story-telling, diversions, exhilarating experiences, surprises, jump scares, blended with historical facts about the Salem Witch Trials, ghosts and local legends. You will have some free time in Salem before an included dinner. After dinner, we will visit the Legacy of the Hanging Judge at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events - in their own words! Spirit of the Gables will be performed inside the House of Seven Gables. Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne's burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion.
1. Steak tips with rice & mixed vegetables
2. Vegetarian Option - Eggplant parmesan pasta
3. Gluten Free Option - Greek salad with chicken
All dishes include a non-alcoholic beverage and a dessert.
*Please note that dinner is included in the tour, but it is not a Group Dinner. The Brothers Taverna Restaurant operates on a Voucher System. You will have a voucher with your meal choice. You may present it to the restaurant anytime between 3:00pm and 6:00pm to receive your meal and be seated for dinner at your leisure. Please plan accordingly, there will be a line and we must move on to our next event at 7:15pm
After breakfast we will depart for Old Sturbridge Village. This living museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, recreates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s. It is the largest living museum in New England, covering more than 200 acres. Our arrival back in Pennsburg will be later this evening.B
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Motorcoach|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10 |
Route 33, Easton, PA
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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