Hallowe’en in Salem – 5 Days
October 29, 2019 Double: $1,895, Single: $2,395 Book by March 15, 2019 and SAVE $50 pp or book by June 7, 2019 and SAVE $25 pp. (Route B) In 1692, contorted screaming fits overtook two little girls in Salem. The diagnosis? The devil’s work! Fuelled by…
October 29, 2019
Double: $1,895, Single: $2,395
Book by March 15, 2019 and SAVE $50 pp or book by June 7, 2019 and SAVE $25 pp.
In 1692, contorted screaming fits overtook two little girls in Salem. The diagnosis? The devil’s work! Fuelled by Puritan hysteria, Bridget Bishop was the first of 19 “witches” hanged on Gallows Hill. Tour historic Salem on All Hallow’s Eve and play a part in the tragic events that painted the dark history of Massachusetts, one that has endured for centuries.
Salem revels in Hallowe’en! The town dresses up for parades, the shops sell Wiccan baubles, and the night reigns. Discover the web of lies that fed the Witch Trials at the Salem Witch Museum, walk by candlelight through Salem’s old graveyards, and become a witch or wizard with the help of a creative team during a sombre photo shoot. Cast your judgement as a member of the Puritan jury in “Cry Innocent,” a theatrical performance with original testimony from 325-year-old court documents!
On All Hallow’s Day, we’ll stop in Stockbridge to take in Norman Rockwell’s work of “everyday life,” painted for the Saturday Evening Post.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, all highlights listed, 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)
• Syracuse, NY: Embassy Suites (1 night)
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Halloween in Salem – 5 Days
Day 1: Travel to Albany, NY
As you journey through Upper New York state, make use of the onboard entertainment, read a book or enjoy a movie. Arrive in Albany late afternoon. This are was first explored by Henry Hudson in 1609 and became a trading post for the Dutch. In 1664 the English took over and changed the name to honour the Duke of Albany who was to become the future King. In 1797, following the American Revolution War, it became the capital of New York State. Today it is an important centre for trade and transportation.
Stay: Holiday Inn Express, Albany
Day 2: Tour of Salem, Salem Witch Museum, Graveyard Tour
Begin your day with 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. Next we’ll 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 candlelight graveyard tour. Salem graveyards are a beautiful link to the witchcraft hysteria and all its historic tragedies and glories. But you won’t find any witches graves here as it was considered a violation 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 and have your photo taken while dressed up as a witch or 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.
Enjoy dinner tonight at 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 in Syracuse, NY where you’ll enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Stay: Embassy Suites, Syracuse, NY
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