From the Chesapeake to the Delaware

Arrive in Baltimore and begin with a visit to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, grab a brew and enjoy a Baltimore Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. See the landmarks and unique attractions. Explore the American Visionary Art Museum & The Naval Academy. Make your way to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Visitor Center, and DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. A Ferry Ride, Trolley Tour, and much more await! Take an Exploration Trip Today!

8 Days /7 Nights

Group size

Tour Inclusions:  7 nights’ accommodation; 7 breakfasts; 1 lunch; 5 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested. Based on 35 paying passengers and one (1) comp in double occupancy.
  • Guinness Open Gate Brewery
  • Baltimore Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
  • Baltimore Hon! Tour
  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • The Naval Academy
  • Crab Feast
  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Visitor Center
  • Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
  • Ferry Ride & Trolley Tour
  • Carriage House
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Hagley Museum & Library
  • Winterthur Museum Garden & Library
  • Nemours Mansion & Gardens

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Baltimore Harbor Sightseeing Cruise  
  • Arrive in Baltimore, Maryland and enjoy a tasting & tour at Guinness Open Gate Brewery. The first Guinness presence on US soil since 1954, and the first ever purpose-built Guinness brewery in American history. Enjoy lunch on own while visiting.
  • After lunch, begin boarding for a Baltimore Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. Learn about the History of Baltimore.
  • Dock, disembark, and check-in to your resort for the evening.
  • Enjoy an included Welcome Dinner at a seafood restaurant in the Inner Harbor. Upgrade your experience, learn how to make Maryland-style Crab Cakes, and enjoy a Blue Crab Margarita. Learn the secrets of the family recipe and watch two guests compete in an exciting cookoff to name the best crab cake chef of the day! (Meals: D)
Day 2 - Baltimore Hon! Tour, American Visionary Art Museum, The Naval Academy, and Historic Annapolis  
  • Check out & enjoy breakfast included at a café offering an upscale-casual & exceptional award-winning culinary experience for a breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
  • Meet your Step-on Guide for a Welcome to Baltimore Hon! Tour. Board the coach and begin a narrated city tour highlighting some of Baltimore’s most unique sites, attractions, and landmarks including, but not limited to: Hamden, Highlandtown, Natty Boh Tower, Domino Sugars, & the Flag House.
  • Arrive at the American Visionary Art Museum for a self-guided tour. The museum seeks to build upon the ancient Native American Vision Quest, and other similar self-revelatory journeys undertaken by visionaries in different times, cultures, and places.
  • Enjoy a lunch included at a café in Baltimore’s Hampden Neighborhood.
  • Depart for Annapolis and enjoy a GUIDED Tour of The Naval Academy and Historic Annapolis. Learn about the admissions process and the education and training of midshipmen. While walking the scenic grounds of the United States Naval Academy, known as the Yard, the contrasts in architecture reflect the long and colorful history of the academy.
  • Check-in to your local area hotel & relax prior to a Crab Feast at an Eastern Shore dining landmark since 1930. (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 3 - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Visitor Center
  • Breakfast is included this morning prior to checking out and departing for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Rich in history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay, explore the working shipyard, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and the Waterman’s Wharf exhibitions.
  • Enjoy free time & lunch on own in St. Michaels.
  • Depart and spend the afternoon exploring the Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Visitor Center and Celebration Walk. The tour includes: The Dorchester County Visitor Center, The Harriet Tubman Museum and Visitor Center, Long ‘Miart, Harriet Tubman Historic Marker/Brodess Plantation, the actual plantation where Harriet Tubman lived and escaped from a life of slavery, The Bucktown Village Store, & Scotts Chapel/Bucktown United Methodist Church.
  • Arrive in Ocean City and check-in to your local area hotel.
  • Enjoy free time & dinner on own on the boardwalk this evening. (Meals: B)
Day 4 - Cruise Ride & Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning prior to boarding your cruise ship. 
  • Enjoy the Pony Express and Nature Cruise with Assateague Explorer. See wild horses, dolphins, birdwatching, spectacular scenery, other marine life, and of course, spectacular views!
  • Lunch is on own while exploring in Chincoteague prior to a visit to the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Nestled next to Schumaker Pond and surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Museum features the world’s largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys.
  • Enjoy dinner included at an award winning waterfront restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. (Meals: B, D)
Day 5 - DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum & Ferry Ride
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to checking out & departing for the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered.
  • Depart & meet your GUIDE for a tour of Historic Lewes, Delaware, the “First Town in the First State”. Lewes was originally discovered by Henry Hudson, in 1609, and settled in 1631 when members of a Dutch Company sought to establish a whaling station where the Bay met the Atlantic Ocean.
  • All Aboard! Board your Ferry and depart from Lewes, DE, and arrive at North Cape May, New Jersey. Sit back and relax while you cruise past historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, and local wildlife. You may even have your very own dolphin pod or whale escort. Lunch on own aboard the ferry.
  • Dock, depart, & check-in to your local area hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore the beach and have dinner on own. (Meals: B)
Day 6 - Trolley Tour, Carriage House, & Longwood Gardens
  • Breakfast is included this morning prior to checking out.
  • Enjoy a combination Trolley Tour and visit to Physick Estate, the best way to get acquainted with Victorian Cape May. The tour includes a visit to the Carriage House Carroll Gallery Exhibit. Free Time for lunch on own & shopping in Cape May.
  • Visit Longwood Gardens, a place to see dazzling displays elevating the art of horticulture, enjoy performances that inspire, watch majestic fountains spring to life, and relax & reconnect with nature.
  • Enjoy dinner included at a charming, upscaled restaurant for traditional American cuisine such as steaks, crab cakes, & scallops. (Meals: B, D)
Day 7 -Hagley Museum & Library and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
  • Enjoy breakfast included prior to departing for a tour at the Hagley Museum & Library, the site of the gunpowder works founded by E.I. DuPont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
  • See a Cannon Firing Demonstration prior to a visit to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Delight in the museum’s magnificent collection of American decorative arts as you tour the house and exhibition galleries. Enjoy lunch on own while visiting.
  • Return to hotel to rest and refresh prior to an included dinner included at a local tavern. (Meals: B, D)
Day 8 - Nemours Mansion & Gardens and Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning prior to check out.
  • Tour Nemours Mansion & Gardens, the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont.
  • Enjoy lunch on own along the Wilmington Riverfront prior to returning home. (Meals: B)

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