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Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic

Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic

Lighthouses were built onshore or on the seabed to serve as an aid to maritime coastal navigation, guiding vessels to a destination. There are many lighthouse enthusiasts who photograph them and study their history. Come join this adventure and you too can discover the fascination of the traffic signs on the sea! This tour highlights several lighthouses in the Mid-Atlantic region from Annapolis to Ocean City, MD down to Virginia Beach, VA.

  • Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruise

  • Ocean City, Maryland

  • Fenwick Island Lighthouse

  • Discoversea Shipwreck Museum

  • Free Time in Berlin, Maryland

  • Island of Chincoteague Museum

  • Assateague Lighthouse

  • Bateman Educational Center

  • 8 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

We begin our Lighthouse Adventure with our first stop in Annapolis, MD. Here we will enjoy a cruise to view three lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay. Narration will be given by a Lighthouse Keeper as we view Sandy Point Shoal, Baltimore Harbor, and Thomas Point Lighthouses. Our guide will entertain us with anecdotes and tales of famous keepers and enlighten us with the history of the three structures. A boxed lunch will be included while on the cruise. This afternoon we will travel to Ocean City, MD for a three-night stay. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant.

L, D

Day 2

After breakfast we will depart for a tour of Assateague Island's famous "Home of the Wild Ponies". There will be time for lunch on your own and walking around the historic town of Berlin. This afternoon we will enjoy a photo opportunity of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which houses a third-order Fresnel lens that could be seen fifteen miles out to sea. Next, we will have a unique presentation at the Discoversea Shipwreck Museum, which houses thousands of artifacts that have been recovered...each with an interesting story. A short stop will be made at Sea Shell City before to returning to the hotel. There will be time to relax and freshen up before the included dinner.

B, D

Day 3

Following breakfast, we will travel to Chincoteague Island where we will visit the Island of Chincoteague Museum. A driving tour of the island will be included, as well as a visit to the Bateman Educational Center and the Assateague Lighthouse. The Assateague Lighthouse is listed on the Virginia Historic Register. It remains an active navigational aid and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to Ocean City for free time before an included dinner.

B, L, D

Day 4

After a leisurely morning with free time on the boardwalk, we will depart for home. With stops for rest and lunch, our arrival home is scheduled for early evening.

B

Please note


Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
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Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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