Virgin Australia (vaustralia.com.au) flies from Australia to Los Angeles, with connections to Boston on Virgin America (virginamerica.com).
Langham Boston (250 Franklin St, Boston, boston.langhamhotels.com) is a historic hotel in what was once the Federal Reserve Bank’s headquarters for New England. Rooms from $US235 ($A230) plus taxes.
The Langham will arrange for a private sedan with a driver ($58 an hour plus 20 per cent gratuity and 8 per cent administration fee) to tour Cape Ann in style. A private tour with Acorn Tours of Boston costs $375 for three hours plus 20 per cent gratuity.
Woodman’s of Essex, Route 133, 121 Main St, Essex. See woodmans.com
Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, see thetrustees.org/ places-to-visit/northeast-ma/ castle-hill-on-the-crane.html