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Memorable. Bob is a perfect fit for the job. My only complaint is the restaurant because their service is lousy.
The tour guide knew all about the history of Salem and directed us to the best place to find what we wanted. He named some good place to eat .....we choose one and it was great . The tour guide went out of his way to make things easy for us. It was a great experience.
We took this tour because of the great rating it got. However, the Saturday we took the tour, the bus' sound system was on the fritz working only for 30 seconds at a time and then loud pops and whistles. The Driver kept saying sorry but nothing changed. He could have given us a short synopsis before we got off, but he did not. He did however make sure we heard about a particular restaurant and candy store and I am pretty sure he was getting kick backs from them. Luckily the day was beautiful and the tour guides at the Hawthorne House were very good.
Salem is a cute town, but plan to spend half your day on the bus driving around. Our driver (the same Bob as everyone else) took us first to Marblehead, which seemed more like a detour to let other tour buses finish up in Salem and for him to tell us how he knows Adam Sandler and all the places they shot "Grown Ups 2" in town (I work in Hollywood so this got old very quickly). By the time we finally made it to Salem, it was lunchtime. The tour of Salem itself was about two street's worth, then you're on your own. The web site also doesn't make it completely clear that the House of the Seven Gables tickets are NOT included in the tour price. So if you're not interested in that tour, there's not much to do while the bus sits in the house parking lot for a couple of hours. Lastly, while we all appreciated being dropped off at our hotels on the way home, that means staying on the bus for each hotel drop-off until the bus gets to yours...which can make for a very long bus ride. At least the bus is plenty comfortable, but Bob's idle chatter can get a bit tedious. He's very pleasant, but didn't have much of anything actually meaningful to say and likes to laugh at his own jokes. He's a long-time Boston resident, so I kept wishing he'd have something more substantial and interesting to say other than pointing out the locations where various movies were shot.
From Marblehead to Salem to the House of 7 Gables and the Candy Shop Bob made the trip a total delight!
Hailey my Granddaughter can't stop talking about "BOB!" The streets of Salem were a lot of fun too.
The trip to Salem was outstanding. Our guide (I think his name was Bob but I am not sure) was excellent, entertaining, helpful and well informed. I give him an A++++. I heartily recommend this trip. The highlight for me was The House of the Seven Gables and the Peabody Essex museum which I didn't know about before strolling through the town.
Fun tour as well as educational. Our tour guide Bob was awesome! He shared a lot of information with us and really went above and beyond on our trip. If I ever go back to Boston I would love to take another tour with Bob.
We did not realize there would be a stop in Marblehead on the tour. It took us almost 2 hours to get there and 40 minutes to get back to Boston - seems we went the long way there
Great trip. Bob had interference on the mic which was painful but all else was fine.
Great driver, Bob, very informative and a great personality. Also enjoyed Marblehead.