Join us as we explore Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s Eastern
Shore. Cruise on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, tour the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and see the
wild ponies of Assateague Island National Seashore.
1 Arrive in Maryland
Welcome to Marvelous Maryland as you arrive in Baltimore. Transfer to your Inner Harbor hotel and meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.
2 Baltimore Touring and Inner Harbor Cruise
This morning a local guide conducts a sightseeing of
Baltimore. See the city’s historic landmarks such as
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Babe Ruth’s Birthplace
and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Later, take to the water
for a cruise of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Learn of the city’s
waterfront transformation from the waterways and see
Fort McHenry, Key Bridge and more.
Tonight, dinner is at one of Baltimore’s fine restaurants where crab cakes
are the order of the day. Meals: B, D
3 Annapolis and Chesapeake Maritime Museum
Depart Baltimore for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis,
the second oldest of the five U.S. service academies.
Enjoy a walking tour conducted by one of the certified
USNA guides who will bring the Navy’s history and
traditions to life. Then make a stop at the Chesapeake
Bay Maritime Museum, an interactive museum with a
collection of Chesapeake Bay boats. Meals: B, D
4 Waterfowl and Wild Ponies
Begin the day at the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art, home to the
most comprehensive collection of waterfowl carvings
in the world, ranging from art sculptures to working
decoys used by hunters. Then, visit Assateague Island
National Seashore known for its numerous marshes,
pristine beaches and most notably the herds of wild
horses. Dinner tonight is at Harrison’s Harbor Watch
Restaurant. Meals: B, D
5 Chincoteague Island and Assateague Lighthouse
In Virginia this morning, meet a local
guide who shows you Chincoteague Island. Learn the history of the area and the importance of the island’s
oyster industry, its maritime history and historic role of
the islanders as light keepers and shipwreck rescuers.
See the museum’s Fresnel lenses and its connection with
author Marguerite Henry. Also make a photo stop at historic
Assateague Lighthouse. Located on the Virginia portion
of Assateague Island, it was completed in 1867. Return
to Ocean City for another delicious dinner. Meals: B, D
6 Eco-Cruise and Dickens Parlour Theater
This morning climb aboard the OC Explorer for an
educational and relaxing Eco-Cruise on Sinepuxent Bay.
Cruise through the commercial fishing harbor and learn
about the eco system with an on-board touch tank.
Enjoy time for shopping and exploring on Ocean City’s
fun Boardwalk. Tonight, you head to Delaware for a
delicious dinner followed by an evening of magic with
the entertainment industry’s top magicians. Meals: B, D
7 Travel Home
Bid farewell to the Atlantic coast with a group to Baltimore Washington International
Thurgood Marshall Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m.