Fully-narrated six-hour driving tour for up to six guests
Enjoy the rocky coasts, sandy beaches, seaside villages and bustling shopping experience north of Boston, from the "other" cape in Massachusetts- Cape Ann, to the quaint city of Newburyport, where the Merrimack River meets the Atlantic and where Massachusetts meets New Hampshire.
Find original art in Rocky Neck in Gloucester, one of America's oldest working artist colonies. Browse the many antique dealers in Essex, and wander the quaint seaside shopping districts in Rockport and Newburyport. As you travel between them you'll view a varied coastline that includes spectacular sandy beaches, exquisite sand-grass wildlife preserves and a stunning coastal panorama. Stop for some "chowdah" or "lobstah"- even spend some time at the beach if you'd like.
I will help you customize your North Shore experience to your interests and well travel at a pace you will enjoy.
The numbers on the left indicate travel time, not hours by the clock. For example Plan A requires 5 hours of total travel, therefore 1 hour of "unstructured" time for shopping, strolling, antiquing, dining, etc. Plan B Requires 4 hours and 10 minutes of travel, therefore 1 hour and 50 minutes of "unstructured" time. Obviously, you'll see more with Plan A, but may feel rushed and tired of travel. Plan B is a bit more relaxed. Pick the plan that best suits your touring style.
Plan A (1hr unstructured)
1:00 Gloucester (Magnolia) Fisherman's Memorial
1:15 Rocky Neck
1:30 Good Harbor Beach
3:10 Plum Island via Ipswich
5:00 Return to Boston
Plan B (1hr:50 minutes unstructured)
1:00 Rocky Neck (art galleries)
1:15 Rockport (strolling / shopping)
1:40 Essex (antiquing)
2:20 Plum Island via Ipswich
4:10 Return to Boston
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel or airport, bus, train or cruise ship terminal
End location: your hotel or airport, bus, train or cruise ship terminal
Duration: 6 hours
Comfortable minivan with heat and air conditioning as needed. Larger vehicles available for larger groups, please inquire.
My services as a professional, local tour guide and transportation. I will provide bottled water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - The cost of any museum admission, souvenirs, food, drinks, etc. if applicable
Any souvenirs, food, drinks, museum admission if applicable, are not included in the price of the tour. For larger groups, please send an inquiry!
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We were very fortunate to secure the services of Peter for a second tour, this time Cape Ann, with stops in Gloucester, Rockport and Essex. Hotel pick-up, then about 40 minutes each way there and back. Excellent convos pre-trip to iron out the desired photo and Foodie stops. Peter recommended a wonderful spot for fried clams in Essex, (there were several choices), and what a great meal! Top notch driving, kind considerations, pleasant conversationalist made for a win=win local tour we will long treasure!