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  • Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    1. Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    They need to be more efficient when docking the boat. Especially on an off the boat.

  • Baltimore: Baltimore Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

    2. Baltimore: Baltimore Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

    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: Fells Point Walking Food and History Tour

    3. 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 ...

    We really enjoyed the tour. The time flew by. The food and the company was awesome . When we come back to the area, this tour is definitely on the list. Thank you from Charles and Jacinta Adams

  • Baltimore: Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Food Tour

    4. Baltimore: Mt. Vernon Neighborhood Food Tour

    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...

  • Baltimore: Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Whiskey Tasting Tour

    5. Baltimore: Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Whiskey Tasting Tour

    Become a whiskey expert on this comprehensive 1-hour tour and whiskey tasting tour. See exactly how the famous alcohol is distilled by watching an expert go through the process in real-time. Get educated on the history of Baltimore as you listen to stories and fun facts. Ask questions and get involved in the discussion on this interactive session.  Treat your tastebuds to 4 delicious whiskeys in the world-class waterfront distillery.

    The experience was great and our tour guide was awesome....very informative. Whiskey tastings was not bad either!

  • From DC: Private Civil War Battlefield Day Trip to 3 States

    6. From DC: Private Civil War Battlefield Day Trip to 3 States

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Washington, D.C. or Arlington, Virginia. Journey across 3 states to 3 historic battlefields in West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia, culminating in a visit to Antietam, home to the infamous battle that saw a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing soldiers. Relive the pivotal Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Battle of Antietam, the Civil War's bloodiest day of combat. Your tour begins with a visit to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, the location of John Brown’s Raid and Stone Wall Jackson’s great siege victory. Situated in a magnificent river gorge, the historic community of Harper's Ferry provides a ruggedly beautiful beginning to the story. Continue to South Mountain State Battlefield in Maryland. See where Robert E. Lee’s army desperately fought to reunite while facing an onslaught of Union troops. Finally...

  • Baltimore Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    7. Baltimore Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Looking for a way to turn Baltimore into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Baltimore.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.   The adventure begins in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks, sailing ships, museums, Little Italy and other great sites of the city.  Experience views and excitement of the Inner Harbor as well as the sights and smells of Little Italy.   Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop for lunch along the harbor walk or grab an Italian pastry in Little Italy. Offered at a fixed price fo...

    The four of us had fun - most of the clues were fun. The numerology one has some flaws in it but otherwise this was a great time.

  • Baltimore: Craft Beer Brewery Tour

    8. Baltimore: Craft Beer Brewery Tour

    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 on an exclusive behind the scenes look at each brewery's interesting and unique beer making process. The breweries you will visit range from large production breweries like Guinness or Heavy Seas, to smaller more intimate spaces like Waverly, or Diamondback Brewing, to name a few. Choose to start the tour in the day or the evening. Pick the Compact Tour option for a 3-hour tour with visits to only 3 breweries.

  • From DC: Baltimore Day Trip with Optional National Aquarium

    9. From DC: Baltimore Day Trip with Optional National Aquarium

    Enjoy a comprehensive private day trip with luxury transportation included to Baltimore, Maryland, from Washington DC. Explore one of the most historic and strategic port cities in the United States, and discover why Baltimore is also known as “Charm City.” Depart with your guide from the US Navy Memorial Plaza, steps from the National Mall, in Washington DC and drive for about 1 hour to Baltimore. Once there, learn about key moments of Baltimore's past, such as the legendary British bombardment during the War of 1812 and the birth of the American national anthem. Hear about important historic figures that called Baltimore home, including Frederick Douglass, Charles Carroll, and Wallis Simpson, later known as the Duchess of Windsor after marrying Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales. Visit the famous Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine as well as the gravesite of the famed A...

  • Baltimore to New York City by Rail

    10. Baltimore to New York City by Rail

    Enjoy a day in New York by taking the railroad... leave the tolls, gas and traffic problems at home while you relax aboard an Amtrak Regional train.   Take a nap, read a book or watch a movie on the comfortable Amtrak seats or stop in at the Café Car as you speed into Pennsylvania Station, New York.  With a mid morning arrival, its just a few blocks to pick up your included tickets for a memorable double-decker hop-on-hop-off tour of New York and Brooklyn. Pick from a variety of loop tours. Stay on the bus or hop off at the stop of your choice.  There is something to do at nearly every stop. Museums, observatories, theaters, zoos, boat rides all are everlasting fun  even if you've experienced them before. Children and adults will enjoy the famed WWII aircraft carrier, INTREPID, and its new space shuttle exhibits or experience the new One World Trade Center Observatory with a stop at the...

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What people are saying about Maryland

The food choices were good and delicious. Although the goal was to kick it up a level I was looking forward to something’s more local like crab cakes. Unfortunately we were too full at the last stop to even consider eating half of what was plated and ending up taking it home. A cup of coffee and a pastry would have been enough to finish off the tour!

Fun way to get to know the neighborhood! Worth it!!

Rich was interesting, flexible & a great tour guide. My son is new to a local college & it was a great way to familiarize ourselves with the area. We have a list of places we want to come back to! Great way to spend an afternoon.

We really enjoyed the tour. The time flew by. The food and the company was awesome . When we come back to the area, this tour is definitely on the list. Thank you from Charles and Jacinta Adams

The four of us had fun - most of the clues were fun. The numerology one has some flaws in it but otherwise this was a great time.

The experience was great and our tour guide was awesome....very informative. Whiskey tastings was not bad either!