Hallowe’en in Salem – 5 Days
October 29, 2018 Double: $1,895, Single: $2,495 (Route B) This All Hallows’ Eve we’ll learn about and participate in the tragic series of events that penned Salem’s dark standing in history. In 1692, two little girls in Salem (now Danvers) suffered violent contortions and…
October 29, 2018
Double: $1,895, Single: $2,495
This All Hallows’ Eve we’ll learn about and participate in the tragic series of events that penned Salem’s dark standing in history. In 1692, two little girls in Salem (now Danvers) suffered violent contortions and screaming fits that were deemed the devil’s work. The diagnosis? Bewitchment! Bridget Bishop was hanged on Salem’s Gallows Hill, the first of 19, fuelled by Puritan hysteria. As you travel this historic area, learn more about the bitter legacy of the Salem witch trials that has endured in Massachusetts for centuries.
On the lighter side, Salem revels in Hallowe’en! The town dresses up for parades, the shops sell Wiccan baubles, and the night reigns. We’ll discover the web of lies that fed the Witch Trials at the Salem Witch Museum, and walk by candlelight through Salem’s old graveyards. Enjoy the opportunity to become a witch or wizard with the help of a creative team during a sombre photo shoot. Cast judgement as members of the Puritan jury in the theatrical performance, “Cry Innocent,” with original testimony from 325-year-old court documents!
On All Hallows’ Day, feel free to become your favourite ghost or goblin as we head for the award-winning Turning Stone Resort, stopping first at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge to view the work of the famous 20th-century artist who depicted “everyday life” for the Saturday Evening Post.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Guided tour of Salem
• Salem Witch Museum
• Haunted Candle Light Graveyard tour
• Witch Pix
• Performance of “Cry Innocent: People vs Bridget Bishop”
• Dinner at Hawthorne Hotel
• Spirit of the Gables
• Free time in Stockbridge
• Norman Rockwell Museum
Albany NY: Holiday Inn Express (1 night)
Danvers MA: North Shore Hotel (2 nights)
Verona NY: Turning Stone Resort (1 night)
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Halloween in Salem – 5 Days
Day 1: Travel to Albany NY
Enjoy your journey through Upper New York state, make use of the onboard entertainment, read a book or watch a movie. In the late afternoon, you arrive in Albany. First explored by Henry Hudson in 1609 it became a trading post for the Dutch trading company. In 1664 English took it over, changed the name to honour the future King who was then the Duke of Albany. It became the capital of New York State in 1797, following the American Revolutionary War. Today it is an important centre for trade & transportation.
Stay: Holiday Inn Express, Albany
Day 2: Tour of Salem, Salem Witch Museum, Candlelit Graveyard tour
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the Salem. Best-known for the infamous Salem Witch Trials, you will also learn more about it’s strong maritime history.
Visit the Salem Witch Museum which examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American History. The main presentation is based on actual trial documents.
It’s not Hallowe’en without a Haunted Candle Light Graveyard Tour: Salem graveyards are a beautiful link to historic Salem’s past tragedies and glories. But you won’t find any Witches graves here the innocent victims of the Witchcraft Hysteria were not allowed to be interred in the ground of the cemetery after their executions, it was a violation of the law to bury a witch in consecrated ground.
Stay: North Shore Hotel, Danvers
Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Halloween Performance, Spirit of the Gables
This morning, partake in a truly unique experience as you get the chance to have photos taken as you’re dresses up as a Witch or a Wizard, so you will return home with a personalized souvenir of your visit to Salem.
“Cry Innocent” is a theatrical performance based on an episode of the Salem witch trials. The show, which has been running continuously since the mid-1990s, emphasizes interactive theatre. The stage is set in 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and you the audience sits on the Puritan jury.
Dinner tonight is in the Hawthorne Hotel. Established in 1925, it is situated in the heart of Salem, and a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America.
After dinner discover one of New England’s most iconic houses and enjoy this charming National Historic Landmark site in an enchanting way. Step into the world of Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne as you experience the dramatic theatrical performance played out within houses connected directly to Hawthorne himself. During Spirits of the Gables, get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel.
Meals: B, D
Day 4: Free time Stockbridge, Norman Rockwell Museum
Travel to Stockbridge this morning where you’ll have free time to explore and have lunch on your own in this quaint town. An included visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of his work, is always full of new discoveries.
Your days journey ends at the fabulous Turning Stone Resort, which offers many restaurants and a spas. Also, it’s expansive casino has Bingo, Keno, table games, and many types of reel and video slot machines. It has won many awards for its hospitality.
Stay: Turning Stone Resort, Verona
Meals: B, D
Day 5: Travel home
On your homeward journey today you travel through the Finger Lakes District, stopping of lunch at The Holloway House, a 1800’s-style Colonial inn that once served as a stop on many stagecoach lines.
Continue on your homeward travels with lots of memories and stories to share.
Meals: B, L