Our Boston North Shore and Cape Ann tour will add a different dimension to your visit to New England....Whether you're into:
Coastline & ocean views
Artsy craft stores
Beach & boating
Art galleries & museums
We customize the tour so you spend the day doing and seeing what you're most interest in. Here's a few of our personal favorites....
Gloucester is the countries oldest seaport, dating back to 1623 with a proud fishing and ship building heritage. With over 60 miles of coastline and a unique collection of lighthouses along the way, the views are simply stunning. The combination of rugged rocks, glistening water, unusual light and colorful boats all makes for a great photo, so bring your camera (or phone).
Next town over is Rockport, the ultimate in folksy..... Browse a variety of one of a kind artsy stores and galleries of original arts, crafts, antiques and books. This is home to one of the countries most painted buildings, Motif#1 , and when you see it against the water and sky, you'll see why. With wicked good clam chowder and lobster rolls for lunch, and an old fashioned candy store you won't be able to resist, this is a town worthy of the word picturesque.
Now for something completely different....Salem. This town is infamous for the witch trials of 1692, and there are 3 different museums each relaying the story of what happened in different ways. Around town, there's a collection of witch themed attractions and shops to soak up the spooky atmosphere, and not just at Halloween.
But not everybody comes to Salem for witch history; there's a maritime historical site at the harbor, a world class museum with an ancestral Chinese home on display and the house that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic House of the Seven Gables to visit. Let's decide how much time you'd like to spend in this quirky town, and if you're visiting in October, book early!
Because we just can't show you enough coastline and views, we'll get one more town in to round out the day. The peninsula of Marblehead is a prestigious yachting and boating town. We meander a coastal road, stopping along the way to admire boats a plenty and an unexpected view of the Boston skyline.
We could go on.... Hopefully this has tempted you to take a break from your city break, and however we spend the day you'll have a laid back, relaxed tour.