This tour is a combination of three of our most popular tours in Baltimore: Iconic Baltimore: Inner Harbor, History in the Making and Fells Point Happy Hour
Your total day tour of Baltimore begins in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, at the George Washington Monument to be exact, where we will get you up to speed with the history of this great port city and the changing architecture of the area.
From here, we will make our way down Charles Street, where your guide will point out several buildings of interest — such as filming locations for some of TV’s most popular shows. Fun fact: many shows that are supposed to be set in Washington DC are actually filmed in Baltimore because of the similarities in their neighborhoods’ architecture.
Soon we will arrive at the Baltimore Basilica. Conditions permitting, your guide will take you inside the columned entrance to marvel at the domed ceilings, prayer chapels and works of art.
Our next destination is inside the Mount Vernon Marketplace. Inside this former-warehouse is one of the city’s most popular new hubs for artisanal food and drink. Your guide will show you to his or her favorite spot and order up a bite for the group to enjoy.
We’ll then head back out to see a few more sights before making our way to a nearby coffeehouse with an international flare. Your guide will happily suggest their favorite cookie to go along with your beverage of choice.
After the Mount Vernon tour, we will take a short break together before taking a light rail ride to the starting location of the Inner Harbor tour nearby.
We’ll make our way to Camden Yards Sports Complex — at the feet of one of Baltimore’s most celebrated sons, Babe Ruth. Here, we’ll talk Baltimore sports and fill you in on the city’s transportation history before setting out to see more famous sights of Baltimore! Your guide will point out several locations of historical and architectural interest, including a railroad station, beautiful churches and the Baltimore Convention Center.
Then we’ll hop on the bus where your guide will fill you in on his or her favorite recommendations for shopping, museums and other interests and continue on to taste one of Baltimore’s most famous dishes, crab, at a popular seafood joint that locals have voted “Best Place to Get Crab.”
Weather-permitting, you’ll begin the over-water part of your tour next, onboard one of the Inner Harbor’s many ferries. Aboard the ferry, you’ll have a unique perspective and a beautiful view of the harbor and its attractions — seeing modern-day Baltimore while experiencing the same (albeit much shorter) journey that many early settlers experienced hundreds of years ago.
After disembarking the ferry, we’ll take a walk to a delightful artisan fudge store, to indulge our sweet tooth, passing the USS Constellation as we go.
After a short rest we’ll take another bus ride to join the final part of the tour, which begins in Broadway Square in the waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point. From here, you’ll discover the cultural and ethnic history that has given Baltimore its diverse culinary offerings.
We’ll visit a small shop packed with history and get a chance to meet the owner.
Next, we head to the Broadway Market, the oldest market building in Baltimore. Here, you’ll taste another Eastern European import, the pierogi, while your guide tells you tales of some of the market’s more colorful characters.
From the Broadway Market, we’ll make our way towards a sweeter stop at a local cafe. Still thirsty? Enjoy a beer as we take in the sunset on the deck, or inside the gorgeous bar of a nearby hotel.
Once you finish your brew, we’ll head to our final destination of the day: a historic saloon. Here we’ll taste one of Baltimore’s lesser-known snacks and you’ll have an opportunity to buy a beer at the very same location of Poe’s final drink.
If you’re still hungry when your tour is over (unlikely!), your guide will be happy to give you his or her recommendations for dinner or drinks in the area. Don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do while you’re in the city too!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide; 1 snack, 1 beverage, entrance to Maryland Historical Society on first part of tour; 4 snacks and a beer (or non-alcoholic beverages of your choice) on second part of tour; 2 snacks, bus transportation, ticket on Harbor Ferry on third part of tour.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear casual clothes appropriate for the weather, and comfortable walking shoes.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.