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Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

1. Baltimore Buffet Dinner/Dance Cruise of the Inner Harbor

You are in for a very special evening the moment you step aboard The Spirit of Baltimore and are escorted to your private candlelit table. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for the captivating 3-hour cruise around the Inner Harbor. Your waiter will invite you to feast on the cafeteria-style buffet, where everything is freshly prepared.  Choose from entrees such as pan-seared chicken breast and oven-baked flounder, fresh salads and a selection of pastas. Take as little or as much as you like. Savor your selections over perfectly paced dinner music and never-ending views. While you are reveling in the delicious cuisine. Relax over coffee and dessert while you listen to fun curated music. Sip cocktails under the stars, then take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in Baltimore while you soak in the views. Sample Dinner Menu Salads Caesar Salad Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons Bow Tie Pasta Salad Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette Vegetables & Potatoes Roasted Broccoli Florets Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro Mashed Potatoes Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic Entrées Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce   Baked Ziti Pasta Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Braised Beef Short Ribs Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce   Dessert Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display Menu Subject to Change Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Baltimore Inner Harbor: 2-Hour Buffet Lunch Cruise

2. Baltimore Inner Harbor: 2-Hour Buffet Lunch Cruise

Begin at the Inner Harbor and cruise along the Patapsco River. See the Maryland Science Center, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry, and the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Next, try tasty salads and entrees, and look forward to a sweet dessert assortment. The menu is subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy. Sample Lunch Menu Salads Caesar salad Romain lettuce | aged Reggiano parmesan cheese | herb croutons Bow tie pasta salad Scallions | English cucumbers | Roma tomatoes | dill and mustard vinaigrette Vegetables Roasted broccoli florets Toasted garlic | chili flakes Creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole Green chilies | scallions | fresh cilantro Mashed potatoes Idaho potatoes | roasted garlic Main Oven-baked flounder filet Tomato | shallots | caper sauce   Baked Ziti pasta Aged Reggiano parmesan cheese | mozzarella | cheese spinach sauce Honey and sesame chicken Scallions | Fresno chilies Italian beef meatballs Creamy mushroom sauce | Italian parsley Braised beef short ribs Baby carrots | cabernet sauvignon sauce Dessert Spirit seasonal dessert

Baltimore: Inner Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

3. Baltimore: Inner Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See Baltimore from a different perspective on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise around the famous Inner Harbor area. Sail along the coastline and listen to the onboard narration as it points out iconic landmarks such as the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point, the National Aquarium, the John W Brown Liberty Ship, the USS Constellation, and more. Sail around the Inner Harbor, one of America's oldest seaports, and see some of the city's best attractions. Take advantage of both indoor and outdoor observation decks, and purchase a beverage from the well-stocked bar. Kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history.

Baltimore: Fells Point Walking Food and History Tour

4. Baltimore: Fells Point Walking Food and History Tour

Start the tour on the east side of Fells Point, where you will learn all the important aspects of the area, including the many interesting architectural and historic elements that make it what it has become. Learm about the industrial, residential, commercial, and social elements that make up this small neighborhood. Enjoy 5 stops in total for food tastings. Each stop been chosen to represent the best of the local cuisine. Taste some fresh vegetables from nearby farms, crab cakes, Korean-Polish fusion food, craft cocktails, and delicious desserts. Progressing from one stop to the next, your guide will delve into the history and culture of the neighborhood. Move from one story to the next much as you move from one restaurant to the next, which keeps the tour dynamic and entertaining. You'll learn the history of the city, how it played a vital part in the War of 1812, and the industrial heritage of the city. Finish on the West Side of the neighborhood, where you will enjoy a local dessert. The tour will take approximately 3.5 hours.

Baltimore: 15-Minute Helicopter Tour

5. Baltimore: 15-Minute Helicopter Tour

Take to the skies in a climate-controlled turbine jet-powered Bell 206 Jet Ranger for up to 4 passengers and see Baltimore from a whole new perspective on this 12-15 minute helicopter tour. Witness Fort McHenry and the Under Armour World Headquarters in the Locust Point neighborhood, and see the US submarine, USS Torsk, and a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Port of Baltimore. You'll get to see sights such as Patterson Park, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Aquarium, the Inner Harbor sightseeing hub, and the iconic Natty Boh and Domino Sugar signs. If you are a sports fan, you're sure to love your unique view of the Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards and the Ravens Stadium at M&T Bank Stadium. Get a unique aerial perspective of historic neighborhoods such as Downtown Baltimore, Fells Point, and Mount Vernon before beginning your descent. Land safely back down at your starting point filled with adrenaline and incredible memories.

Baltimore Ghosts

6. Baltimore Ghosts

Take a tour and discover the darker, hidden history of Baltimore with a professional guide. Throughout your exploration of the city, hear many chilling tales of hauntings and ghosts of the many historic landmarks. Visit locations throughout the Fell's Point neighborhood and learn the haunted history behind each one. Explore the Fell Family Cemetery and hear why only the males of the family are buried there. See if you can spot the spirit of William Fell, who died mysteriously at the age of 27. Discover "The Horse You Came in On Saloon", a notable bar frequented by writer Edgar Allen Poe. Hear of the local accounts of experiences of the paranormal that will stay with you long after you leave Baltimore. Choose to take part in the extended walking tour, and discover even more tales of ghostly sightings and hauntings in the city.

Baltimore: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

7. Baltimore: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

Explore 6 Baltimore distilleries and discover the history along the Whiskey Rebellion Trail during this self-guided tasting experience including a tasting pass for local spirits, whiskies, and cocktails. Meet the makers behind master distilleries, crack some crabs, and enjoy waterfront views. Included Venues: Baltimore Spirits Company: distillery with old-world distilling and forward-thinking products. They create the spirits that push the industry forward, including whiskey, gin, brandy, and amaro. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) McClintock Distilling Company: Maryland's only certified organic distillery, making award-winning whiskies, gins, and vodkas. (What's included: tasting light voucher) MISCellaneous Distillery: distillery featuring award-winning products created from raw ingredients, including all grains grown at farms near the distillery. Their motto is "live and drink by your own rules.” Get a taste of what this is all about. (What's included: 2 cocktails vouchers) Old Line Spirits: This location’s mantra is that a great spirit drinks best in the company of friends and, like a good story, deserves to be shared. Make Old Line part of your story. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) Sagamore Spirit: world-class waterfront whiskey distillery, open Wednesday to Sunday for tours and tastings. (What's included: distillery tour and tasting) Tenth Ward Distilling Company: woman-owned micro-distillery in the heart of downtown Frederick. Specializing in whiskey, brandy, seasonal liqueurs, and absinthe, they pride themselves on challenging the traditional style of distillation. (What's included: cocktail and spirit flight voucher).

Baltimore: Historic Mid-Town Foodie Stroll

8. Baltimore: Historic Mid-Town Foodie Stroll

Come explore Mt. Vernon, the neighborhood of the aristocrats in Baltimore, and embark on a multicultural food tasting experience: visit 4 restaurants and see the views of the best neighborhood in town. Named for the home of George Washington, this land was donated by a Revolutionary War veteran of a wealthy family to erect a monument to Washington. The area soon became the most desirable place to live, if you were a family or person of means and taste. Fast forward to today—the stunning architecture and grand designs of the neighborhood are paired with multi-ethnic restaurants and many museums and boutiques. The funky cultural mix of communities in the area lend themselves to the dynamic food and flavors that are found all over. Start your tour at the Maryland Historical Society, where you'll dive into the history and formation of the neighborhood after the War of 1812. Learn about and discuss the importance of the aristocratic class, and almost a century of wealth and opportunity that flowed into the city. It was a time of prosperity and growth by leaps and bounds. As you walk through the neighborhood, you'll eat at 4 stops, focusing on the cultural history of the area. Chinese dumplings, Turkish Mediterranean kebabs, Afghan specialties, and fusion cuisine are on the menu for a dynamic and thrilling foodie experience. End up at one of the best views of the city, and to toast to the future of Baltimore. See a side of the city that is far superior to what is shown in the news.

Baltimore: Charm City Helicopter Tour

9. Baltimore: Charm City Helicopter Tour

The city of Baltimore, MD has so many great things to offer but it's too hard to visit them all in one day. Luckily, you are able to view much more through the skies, in the cabin of a helicopter. All tours are in climate-controlled turbine jet-powered Bell 206 Jet Ranger seating up to four passengers and offering Bose noise canceling headsets for the utmost comfort while you soar over the city. On the 18-20 minute Destination Baltimore Tour, you can expect to see the following (but not limited to): • Fort McHenry • Port of Baltimore/Seagrit Marine Terminal • Natty Boh Sign atop Natty Boh Tower • Patterson Park • Johns Hopkins Hospital • Historic Fells Point • Downtown Baltimore • Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards • Ravens Stadium at M&T Bank Stadium • Mount Vernon (Baltimore) • Inner Harbor • Baltimore Aquarium • Under Armour World Headquarters • Iconic Domino Sugar Sign • USS Constellation • USS Torsk • Locus Point • Countless sailboats • Baltimore Zoo • Key Bridge • Fort Carroll Sanctuary • Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus • TV Hill • Druid Lake • Hampden • Pimlico Race Course

Baltimore: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

10. Baltimore: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

Embark on an all-inclusive Baltimore craft beer tour that you won’t forget. Experience Baltimore's highly rated beer scene by stopping at 4 of Baltimore's best Breweries. Sample up to 16 delicious beer styles and enjoy a curated beer pairing lunch. Meet your guide and follow along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at each brewery's beer-making process. Choose to start the tour in the day or the evening. The original tour takes you to a total of 4 breweries while the compact tour option for visits 3. The breweries you'll visit range from large production breweries like Guinness or Heavy Seas to smaller, more intimate spaces like Nepenthe and Mob Town. During your trip, enjoy up to 16 beer samples and lunch.

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4.4 / 5

based on 185 reviews

My husband and I did this activity for our 22nd anniversary. I surprised him with this food and walking tour and during the tour he commented that I had made an excellent choice! It turned out we were the only ones on the tour that time which actually was really fun. Our guide Simone was amazing, very personable, very knowledgeable and we had an immensely memorable fun experience! And the food was amazing!! I even ate vegetables and loved them! We will absolutely be sharing this opportunity with friends and family and suggesting that they take advantage of this experience as well!

This experience provided intimate details of Fells Point and early Baltimore history, along with delicious food from an exciting variety of restaurants, pubs, and markets. I enjoyed that the pacing of the event allowed for enough time to walk off the food, while also not providing an overwhelming amount of information between stops. I can't say enough positive things about our tour guide Simone, who was knowledgeable, friendly, and went above and beyond to create an inclusive environment for everyone to be comfortable and get to know the other people on our tour.

This lunch cruise was the best way to celebrate my birthday with friends. Whoever prepared these amazing dishes, did absolutely an fantastic job. The food was well prepared & so delicious. The staff from boarding the cruise to our server was so professional, very courteous and attentive. I'm sorry tips aren't accepted because our server went far & beyond making sure we were enjoying ourselves. I'm certain that I will be encouraging family & friends this is something we should do again. I would give this cruise ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I had a good experience and I recommend. The food, music and employees were great!

Great good and service! I highly recommend this cruise!