Highlights of Baltimore - Food and History Tour

Highlights of Baltimore - Food and History Tour
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$199
Duration: 8 hours
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Take in the highlights of Baltimore in one action-packed day! Learn about Baltimore’s place in American history as you tick off its historic sites, take a ferry ride around its iconic harbor and taste some of Maryland’s world-famous culinary creations. End the day in a celebrated saloon, beer in hand, and pat yourself on the back for a day well-spent.

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, 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. 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 - 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.

We’ll then head back out to see a few more sights before making our way to a nearby coffeehouse. 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 sights! 

Then we’ll hop on the bus 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. 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. You’ll discover the cultural and ethnic history that has given Baltimore its diverse culinary offerings.  Next, we head to the Broadway Market, the oldest market building in Baltimore. Here, you’ll taste another Eastern European import, the pierogi. 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. 

Take in the highlights of Baltimore in one action-packed day! Learn about Baltimore’s place in American history as you tick off its historic sites, take a ferry ride around its iconic harbor and taste some of Maryland’s world-famous culinary creations. End the day in a celebrated saloon, beer in hand, and pat yourself on the back for a day well-spent.