Gloucester: Scenic Cape Ann & Rockport Self-Driving Tour

Gloucester: Scenic Cape Ann & Rockport Self-Driving Tour

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Immerse yourself in the ocean drive around Rockport and Gloucester. Explore scenic beaches, learn the area's history, and listen to some trivia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 15 days
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Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 1 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beaches facing Sandy Bay
  • Listen to interesting trivia about maritime trade in the early days
  • Follow the live GPS map as you hear stories about the places you visit
  • Enjoy the scenic ocean drive at your own leisure
  • Pause to snap photos and have a stroll whenever you wish
Full description
Start a journey through the less-explored part of Massachusetts. Discover scenic beaches and historic towns as you drive, listen to the stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos throughout the tour whenever you like. Begin the tour in Gloucester. When you drive, the app will provide instructions on how to use it. Then, head toward State Fort Park where you will hear about the Tablet Rock. From there, move on to the Fisherman’s Wives memorial and learn about its significance. Proceed on to the Fisherman’s Memorial over the Blynnman Canal Bridge before stopping for a stroll at Gloucester HarborWalk. Enjoy the view of the sea and pay a visit to the Maritime Museum, if you want. Next, see whales from the Cape Ann Whale watchpoint before discovering one of the oldest colonies in the U.S., Rocky Neck Art Colony. Make further stops at Niles Beach, Beauport Mansion, Eastern Point Lighthouse, Good Harbor Beach, and Pebble Beach. After Pebble Beach, you will be approaching Rockport before beginning the return journey to Gloucester. This part of the tour has some trivia and interesting spots to keep you engaged. On the way back, pass Halibut Point State Park and Harvey Reservation. If you want, you can take a break at Plum Cove Beach after the park. The tour then concludes at the Goose Cove reservation.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via an app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration on the app
  • Written text explanations
  • Itinerary to plan your trip
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Glouchester Visitor Center at Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930 • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour • These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you. Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour.
  • After the booking, you will receive an app. The app will function as a tour guide and will also help you navigate.
  • You will also receive a password. The password can be used by all the travelers in the booking.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated gifs allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
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