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Maryland's Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay Region

Maryland's Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay Region

"Maryland is for crabs" or at least that's the tongue-in-cheek slogan a witty T-shirt manufacturer made popular in the 1970s as a parody of the motto coined by the state's southern neighbor, Virginia. Literally speaking, the state IS for crabs... the blue crab is the state crustacean! Explore this genuine water wonderland as we travel to Cecil & Harford Counties, two of Marylad’s 16 counties that border the tidal shoreline. Exhibits on this tour recall the importance of water in MD’s history.

  • 3-Days of Guided Touring of Maryland's Highlights

  • North East, Maryland

  • Upper Bay Museum

  • St. Mary Anne's Historical Church

  • Chesapeake Bay Crab Feast

  • Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum

  • Pontoon Boat Cruise on Canal

  • Dove Valley Winery

  • Port Deposit, Maryland

  • Conowingo Dam

  • Fairwinds Equestrian Farm

  • 7 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Upon arrival in Maryland, we will meet our guide who will be with us for the next three days and will be showing us the highlights of the region. Our first stop is North East, MD, a charming small town at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. We will visit the Upper Bay Museum, offering one of the largest collections of hunting and fishing memorabilia in this area, and visit St. Mary Anne's Historic Church. After an included lunch, we will depart for a stroll down Main Street where you will find various shops full of artisanal goods and antiques. We will then check-in to our accommodations for the next two evenings. Dinner this evening will be a real Chesapeake Bay crab feast including crab soup, steamed crabs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, and all the "fixins".

L, D

Day 2

After breakfast we will depart for Chesapeake City, which came into existence because of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, which links Delaware & Chesapeake bays across the Delmarva Peninsula. The canal allows oceangoing vessels serving Baltimore and other northern ports to avoid the 296 mile trip around the peninsula. We will take a walking tour in the historic district followed by a self-guided tour of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum. We will then enjoy a pontoon boat cruise on the C&D Canal followed by an included lunch. This afternoon we will visit Fairwinds Equestrian Farm where we can visit the barns, see a bee keepeer demonstration and even enjoy a carriage ride. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.

CB, L, D

Day 3

Following breakfast we will travel to Port Deposit, located on the east bank of the Susquehanna River near its discharge into the Chesapeake Bay. This 19th-century residential town boasts many fine examples of Victorian and granite architecture, which we will see on our tour of the historic district. We will then visit the Conowingo Dam, a large hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River. The medium-height, masonry gravity dam is one of the largest non-federal hydroelectric dams in the United States. Bring your binoculars and cameras, as this is a special treat for bird lovers. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit Dove Valley Winery for a wine and cheese tasting. Try not to be too "crabby", as we sadly depart for home this afternoon! Arrival home is scheduled for early evening.

CB, L

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.

CB=Continental 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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Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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