Chesapeake Eats & Susquehanna Treats

This tour is a feast for the stomach and the mind! As you explore delicious eateries in Baltimore, York, and Lancaster, you will learn historic facts, discover new destinations, and visit unique locations. Experience established cultures, shop local, and savor tasty treats!

5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation, 4 nights’ accommodation,  baggage handling, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, private motor coach transportation throughout, admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity (excluding gratuity for guides and driver, unless requested).
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
  • National Aquarium
  • Northern Central Railway of York
  • York County History Center
  • Yorktown Hotel
  • Downtown York
  • National Watch & Clock Museum
  • Turkey Hill Experience
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • The Li'l Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm
  • Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
  • The Amish Experience
  • Hershey Chocolate World

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Fort McHenry & the National Aquarium 
  • Tour Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The valiant defense of the fort during the Battle of Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814, inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the U.S. national anthem. The fort’s history holds many other stories too, from the Civil War to WWII.
  • Enjoy lunch at Phillips Seafood. Few family-owned food and restaurant companies have been around for 100 years and achieved the levels of success of Phillips Seafood. From their humble beginnings on the Chesapeake Bay, to the opening of their first restaurant in 1956, to their overseas expansion into sourcing high-quality crab meat, the Phillips family has become a powerful force on the global seafood market.
  • Visit the National Aquarium. Continue to learn about the environment that supports the local cuisine. The National Aquarium is situated in the heart of Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, just 35 miles from Washington DC and a simple 10-minute drive from I-95. Learn about animals from all over our blue planet- from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest- and discover the connection they all share with water.
  • Check-in to your local hotel to refresh for the evening.
  • Enjoy dinner at Guinness Brewery. Join us for a group tour of the Baltimore Experimental Brewery where a charismatic guides will teach you all about the history of Guinness and our We look forward to pouring you a pint, serving you some food and telling you, our stories.
  • Return to the hotel for the night.
  Day 2 - York
  • Enjoy breakfast at Miss Shirley’s Café which has been featured on national television, including Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and Triple-D Nation, as well as Travel Channel’s Food Paradise. The restaurant has gained additional national attention, being awarded: America’s Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants, Best Pancakes in The Country, and Best Breakfast Dish In Maryland by Food Network amongst other awards from Southern Living Magazine, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, and the Restaurant Association of Maryland.
  • Visit the Northern Central Railway of York- At the Northern Central Railway, their engines will transport you and your group through the scenic countryside of southern York County. Excursions range from 45 minutes to 2 ½ hours where you can meet President Lincoln, experience a real-life Wild West raid, learn about the Underground Railroad, and more! Experience special seasonal events like the hugely popular Tannenbaum Train and the Fall Foliage Excursions.
  • Have lunch at Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro, a family-owned and operated Southern-style restaurant located in the WeCo district of downtown With family being the basis of everything the Days family does guests who visit Skillet2Plate will also be treated like family. Whether you enjoy traditional soul foods such as chicken, collard greens, cornbread, and macaroni and cheese or you are vegetarian or vegan the S2P has something for everyone to nourish their soul.
  • Visit the York County History Center. The York County History Center inspires the exploration of the history, people, and culture of our county, state, and nation. It utilizes collections, historic sites, and museums to help tell the American story and encompasses artifacts highlighting nearly 300 years of York’s impressive history. Stories of wilderness, settlement, immigration, and innovation are just some of what is shared on guided tours.
  • Check-in to The Yorktowne Hotel, a beautiful landmark hotel located in the heart of historic Downtown York. Steeped in rich history, its culinary excellence, and outstanding accommodations make The Yorktowne Hotel the ideal choice for guests.
  • Enjoy a small plates dinner at The Graham Rooftop Lounge. Take the elevator to the Penthouse level where guests can enjoy sunset cocktails and outdoor dining while relaxing with small bites, bar service, and the most stunning views of York City.
  • The evening is free for you to explore on your own in Historically Edgy Downtown York. The hotel is located just blocks from The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, the York Revolution baseball stadium, art galleries, museums, sensational shopping, and more than a dozen restaurants and bars.
  Day 3 - National Watch & Clock Museum, Turkey Hill Experience, Kitchen Kettle Village, & The Li'l Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm
  • Enjoy breakfast at The Yorktowne Hotel, and head east to Lancaster County, PA.
  • Visit the National Watch & Clock Museum. Experience the treasures of time! From the moment you enter the marble entranceway and beautiful rotunda, you will see why thousands of visitors from around the world have come to experience North America’s largest collection of timekeeping artifacts. Visitors can also explore hands-on discovery timekeeping components and examine watch-making machinery.
  • Next up is the Turkey Hill Experience. See how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor, ice cream package and a commercial. Then visit the Turkey Hill Taste Lab and bring your virtual ice cream creation to life as you make your OWN pint of ice cream! Of course, there are plenty of unlimited free samples of ice cream and iced tea products, too.
  • Visit the Kitchen Kettle Village. Bring the best of Pennsylvania Dutch Country to your group with more than 40 specialty shops and restaurants with plenty of hand-on activities. Two full-size restaurants offer lunch-on-your-own and pre-booked group options for meals, along with a variety of snack and foodie shops. Watch our local farm women “put up” more than 90 varieties of jams and relishes at Lancaster’s original Canning Kitchen.
  • Shop at The Li’l Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm- If you’re a fan of country goods, this shop offers everything from Amish crafts to baked and canned goods as well as homemade root beer. Besides selling quality products, they welcome you to visit our miniature horse farm. While there, you can take advantage of their petting zoo, enjoy saddle, and cart rides, and participate in their horse workshops.
  • Check-in to Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn. Enhance your trip by staying over at The Inn at Hershey Farm. Enjoy a group stay in one of three lodging locations which as part of each package, every group member receives a fresh bakery item to take home. All culinary experiences are booked in addition to a delicious PA Dutch all you can eat family style meal.
  • Enjoy a family style dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
  Day 4 - The Amish Experience & Hershey Chocolate World
  • Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
  • Immerse yourself in The Amish Experience. For 62 years, the Amish Experience has been the innovator for truly unique Amish Country tour packages. Farmlands tours begin once our certified step-on guide boards your motorcoach and you journey down our scenic backroads. Each journey becomes its own adventure, with the sights, sounds, and hand-on experiences that we have been providing to groups since 1959.
  • Visit Hershey Chocolate World. Take a ride through the town of Hershey on one of our trolley tours for a live show packed with fun facts, laughter, history, and chocolate samples! Watch as the inspiring story of Milton Hershey and his Hershey’s Chocolate unfolds, between the historic landmarks just outside your window and the charismatic conductors sharing incredible-but-true stories. Our Food Hall offers savory options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus sweet treats any time of the day! Groups can arrange a meal deal or order off the menu when they arrive.
  • Return to Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
  • Enjoy a family style dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
  Day 5 - Depart for Home
  • Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
  • Depart for home.
*Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.


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