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  • Maryland

    Annapolis Baltimore Cambridge St Michaels

    With a lengthy coastline and eclectic, cosmopolitan cities, Maryland offers great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants. With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and blissful Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland has plenty of outdoor charms. Major cosmopolitan cities like Baltimore and delightful towns like the state's capital, Annapolis, are filled with museums, restaurants, parks and many opportunities for fun on the water.

    • Fort McHenry

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    • Assateague Island Ponies

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    • Cumberland

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    • Kayakers, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

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    • Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore

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    • Queenstown Premium Outlets

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    • Ocean City

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    • The Finest Seafood

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    • Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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    • Antietam Civil War Battlefield

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    • City Dock and Main Street, Annapolis

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    • Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Frederick County

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    • Historic Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore

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    • Assateague Island, Worcester County

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    • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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    • Deep Creek Lake

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    • Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown

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    • Havre de Grace, Maryland Back Cove

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    • Sailboat Race, Annapolis

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    • National Aquarium, Baltimore

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    Western Maryland

    Getting away to Western Maryland means freshwater fishing at Deep Creek Lake, playing golf, lounging at a lakeside cabin and enjoying the majestic panoramic view from a mountain resort. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, and depending on the season, try whitewater rafting, skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding and hiking. There are plenty of places to take a walk or a bike ride along the Appalachian trails. Charming towns such as Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, Hagerstown, Oakland and Sharpsburg, offer an array of choices for shopping, antiquing, historic attractions and outdoor fun. Why not ride aboard a steam-engine train through the mountains or stop by a Civil War site such as Antietam National Battlefield? It’s all within a few hours drive of Baltimore or Washington, D.C.

    Central Maryland

    Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are just two of the popular attractions in Central Maryland. In one day, you can see where Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem, visit the Babe Ruth Museum, have a terrific seafood lunch, and then drive to Annapolis to stroll cobblestone streets and have a relaxing dinner near the City Dock. Between the cultural allure of Baltimore and the historical charm of Annapolis, you'll have plenty of choices. Why not take in a ballgame at Camden Yards, attend a symphony performance, see live theater, or discover a fabulous neighborhood restaurant? Just minutes from the city, you'll find Maryland Thoroughbred horse farms, old mills and wide expanses of rolling landscape. Toward the bay, you’ll come across waterside communities that are havens for boating and fishing. Throughout this region, you'll see why Central Maryland is a rich tapestry of attractions, culture and history woven through a magnificent and vibrant landscape.

    Southern Maryland

    In 1634, the Ark and the Dove, two small wooden English ships, sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and arrived at St. Clement’s Island where 140 settlers stepped ashore and established the colony of Maryland. Here, in Southern Maryland, amid the natural beauty of thick woods, colorful wildflower fields and the magnificent estuary formed by the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, the settlers established a vibrant community that reflected freedom and tolerance. Southern Maryland is a tidewater wonderland. Gaze out at noble lighthouses, search for fossils along quiet beaches. Stroll through waterfront villages. Hike along woodland, riverside and cypress-swamp trails. Bike across wide-open spaces. If you’re a boater, you’ve found paradise. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be overwhelmed. The story of Maryland began and there is much to explore.

    Eastern Shore

    Blue crabs from the Chesapeake are harvested on the Eastern Shore and are often at the center of traditional get-togethers in Maryland, so bring your appetite! Eastern Shore folks will show you why Maryland has its roots in Southern hospitality, they are warmly welcoming and enthusiastic about sharing their love for the state with all its visitors. Why not spend a day on the bay and discover this region’s history and allure while sailing? Alternatively, drive from one waterfront village to the next in search of the perfect crab cake. If you yearn an action packed visit, head for Ocean City. Along this 10-mile stretch of white sandy beaches, you'll find a boardwalk, amusement parks, an abundance of restaurants and more than two dozen golf courses.

    Known for: The Chesapeake Bay, beaches, boating, outdoor recreation, maritime heritage, cosmopolitan culture, charming small towns and fresh seafood.

    Key cities: Annapolis (capital city), Baltimore (largest city), Hagerstown, Frederick, Ocean City.

    Most relaxing activities: Enjoying the water is a favourite way to unwind, whether it’s a stroll along the Ocean City Boardwalk, a day exploring City Dock in downtown Annapolis, a sailing trip on the Chesapeake Bay or waterfront dining on the Eastern Shore.

    All-american fun: Take in an all-American baseball game at Camden Yards where many seats offer views of the Baltimore skyline.

    Active pursuits: Bike at Patapsco Valley State Park and ski at Wisp Resort. Adrenaline junkies love the Adventure Sports Center International, the only mountaintop whitewater circulating course and home to the 2014 ICF World Canoe Championships.

  • Maryland Escape

    Begins in and ends in Washington, DC

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: April to October

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation (days 4 to 8)
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Chesapeake Village

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    • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake at Sunset

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    • Capitol Building

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    • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina

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    • The White House

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    Arrive Washington DC

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, make your way to Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, which provides an ideal base from which to explore the city and its neighbourhoods.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Washington DC

    Washington, DC, is an extraordinary city, bustling with fabulous restaurants and bars and too many attractions to name. Whilst in downtown, make sure you visit the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, Smithsonians many museums, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House. Their close locations along The Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue mean that they are best visited on foot, on a biking tour, or even a Segway tour. There are also two great museums which are a must; Newseum, which is filled with media paraphernalia and the days front covers from around the world, and The Spy Museum which provides an insight into the world of espionage throughout the generations. The city's Metro provides for safe and easy navigation out into the various districts of the city. Take a trip to the Adams Mark district for great restaurants, U Street for quaint shopping and Dupont Circle - home to the worlds embassies.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Cambridge

    Collect your car rental and make the short journey to Cambridge, Maryland. You may wish to take a slight detour and visit Baltimore en route. Annapolis is also worth considering, with a strong maritime feel which is reflected throughout Maryland. The state capitol is filled with history and a hint of cosmopolitan chic. Your accommodation for the next fours nights is a lovely hotel located directly on the waterfront. Cambridge is an authentic working bay town on the beautiful Choptank River, so there are plenty of water activities to enjoy. Alternatively, head out and explore Maryland; great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, hiking trails and fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants abound.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort & Marina

    86Mi/139Km

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    Journey home

    Take the short drive back to the nations capital, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    86Mi/139Km

    Prices

    From £1089 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    A Taste of the Capital Region

    Begins in and ends in Washington, DC

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: April to November

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Jefferson Memorial

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    • Adams Morgan District

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    • Fort McHenry

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    • White House, Washington DC

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    • Cambridge, Chesapeake Bay Sunset

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    • St Michaels Sunset at Hooper Strait Lighthouse

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    • Baltimore, Maryland Zoo

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    • Charlottesville Vineyards

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    • Jefferson Memorial in Bloom

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    • Lincoln Memorial, Washington Dc

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    Arrive Washington DC

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Washington DC

    We’ve allowed two full days for you to experience the vibrant and historical capital city. We suggest visits to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Smithsonians many museums, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House, which is a must on any visit.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Baltimore

    Next it’s on to Baltimore, affectionately known as ‘Charm City’, which boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Baltimore

    41Mi/66Km

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    Annapolis

    Annapolis has a laid-back, maritime feel and some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast. The city’s narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings, such as Hammond-Harwood House from the 18th century and Maryland State House: completed back in 1779.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis

    31Mi/50Km

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    St Michaels

    Today take the short journey to the beautiful Chesapeake Harbour Town of St Michaels. Known as the ‘town that fooled the British’, it is said that the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the War of 1812: causing the cannons to overshoot the houses.

    Hotel: The Inn at Perry Cabin

    51Mi/82Km

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    Cambridge

    Heading Southwest today you may wish to visit Tilghman Island, home of Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks and the small town of Oxford: once a major port and shipbuilding centre. The 1684 port town of Cambridge has many historic homes, buildings and museums.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

    27Mi/44Km

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    Virginia Beach

    Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel under and over water! Virginia Beach is the world’s longest beach and, at sunset, it comes alive with people enjoying cocktails and heading to one of the many restaurants for a superb dinner.

    Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach

    195Mi/313Km

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    Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th century town in the USA, so it’s well worth a visit. You may also choose to stop by Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established.

    Hotel: Kingsmill Resort

    60Mi/96Km

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    Charlottesville

    You may wish to route via Richmond today to see the White House of the Confederacy and Maymount Plantation. Then it's on to Charlottesville, where you’ll find Montecello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Sitting atop a mountain in Albermarle, it is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces.

    Hotel: Omni Charlottesville

    122Mi/196Km

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    Shenandoah National Park

    The most scenic drive of your itinerary, the picture perfect setting of Skyline Drive is quite breathtaking. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns on the east coast and well worth a trip.

    Hotel: Skyland Lodge

    62Mi/99Km

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    Journey home

    Take the short drive back to the capital, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    93Mi/149Km

    Prices

    From £2440 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Capital Region Tri-Explorer

    Begins in Washington, DC and ends in Baltimore, Maryland

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation (days 4 to 8)
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Shenandoah National Park Sunset at Overlook

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    • Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    • Jefferson Memorial

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    Arrive Washington, DC

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington, DC. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel, Rouge, which is a contemporary property located just a ten minute walk from the White House.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Washington, DC

    Perhaps the most charismatic city on the eastern seaboard, Washington, DC is an incredibly pretty city, bustling with fabulous restaurants and bars and too many attractions to name. Whilst in downtown, make sure you visit the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, Smithsonians many museums, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House. Their close locations along The Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue mean that they are best visited on foot, on a biking tour, or even a Segway tour. There are also two great museums which are a must; Newseum, which is filled with media paraphernalia and the days front covers from around the world, and The Spy Museum which provides an insight into the world of espionage throughout the generations.

    Hotel: Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

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    Shenandoah National Park

    This morning collect your car rental as today you leave the big city behind and make the incredibly scenic journey to Shenandoah National Park. We suggest a stop ay Luray en route, where you can descend beneath the earth into the eerily beautiful Luray Caverns. The final part of your route is along Skyline Drive, which offers perhaps the most incredible vistas in eastern USA. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. We have allowed a full day for you to explore. The more active may choose to take a horse riding excursion from Skyland Resorts onsite stables.

    Hotel: Skyland Resort

    93Mi/150Km

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    Baltimore

    Leaving Virginia behind, you travel across into Maryland and the great city of Baltimore, which is affectionately known as ‘Charm City’ and boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium. Why not enjoy the distinct marine feel to this wonderful city by sampling the seafood dining on the waterfront?

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Baltimore

    130Mi/210Km

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    Journey home

    Make the final journey back to Baltimore Airport, where you return your car rental and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1225 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    One way drop of charge on car hire of $99 not included and payable locally.

    Colonial America

    Begins in and ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • George Washingtons Mount Vernon

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    • Abraham Lincoln

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    • Philadelphia Skyline

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    • Annapolis Waterfront

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    • Tall Ships in Baltimore

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    Arrive Philadelphia

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Why not start your trip with dinner at one of the traditional taverns?

    Hotel: Loews Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia

    Welcome to America’s 'Birthplace of Independence’ where many great attractions such as Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court and the Betsy Ross House can be found. Dine in some of the country’s best restaurants and discover another great option in the city; tax free shopping.

    Hotel: Loews Philadelphia

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    Gettysburg

    Leaving the bright lights of Philadelphia behind you’ll discover Penn Dutch Country today, with visits to Kitchen Kettle Village and perhaps an Amish home. Drive through York to Gettysburg, once a battle site in the American Civil War.

    Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

    79Mi/131Km

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    Washington, DC

    Today you will be welcomed into America’s capital! Enjoy the famous monuments, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, Washington Monument and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial which are best viewed on a bike or Segway tour. Explore the Smithsonian’s many museums, visit Arlington Cemetery, the White House, Capitol Building and much more. This evening, choose a fabulous eatery or take in a performance at the Kennedy Centre or Ford’s Theatre.

    Hotel: Fairmont Georgetown

    121Mi/205Km

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    Richmond

    Richmond remains one of America's most handsome capital cities. Explore over 400 years of history, from Civil War to Civil Rights, magnificent architecture, world-class museums and monument-lined streets. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, or indulge in Richmond's diverse shopping and dining scene.

    Hotel: Omni Richmond

    105Mi/168Km

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    Williamsburg

    Journey to Williamsburg, Virginia along scenic Route 5, and visit one of the many plantations along the way. Don’t miss Colonial Williamsburg, the most extensively restored 18th century town in the United States, or Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established. Visit exciting Busch Gardens for a day of fun and entertainment, and don’t miss the famous Williamsburg Pottery Outlet. Your accommodation for the next two nights boats a multi-pool complex and two golf courses.

    Hotel: Kingsmill Resort

    62Mi/100Km

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    Virginia Beach

    Visit Newport News’ impressive Mariner’s Museum or the Virginia Living Museum before travelling to Virginia Beach. Experience the Virginia Marine Science Museum where visitors attempt to predict the weather, or enjoy a simulated journey to the bottom of the sea. Visit nearby Norfolk and stroll through the acres of azaleas, camellias and roses.

    Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach

    59Mi/94Km

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    Annapolis

    Today your drive takes you north to Annapolis, Maryland’s colonial capital city and now a favourite yachting port. Explore the charming harbour and visit the US Naval Academy.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis

    217Mi/347Km

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    Baltimore

    A short drive brings you to Baltimore, America’s 'Renaissance City’, with its glittering harbour and National Aquarium. Plan a visit to Baltimore’s Inner Harbour for unique shops, live entertainment and diverse eateries.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Baltimore

    30Mi/48Km

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    Journey home

    Enjoy the diverse scenery en route back to Philadelphia where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    91Mi/150Km

    Prices

    From £2095 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Jewels of Maryland

    Begins in and ends in Baltimore, Maryland

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    • St Michaels view, at Inn at Perry Cabin

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    • National Aquarium, Baltimore

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    • Colonial Guide, Four Centuries Walking tour

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    • Annapolis Main Street

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    • Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    • Annapolis Harbour

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    • Pretty St Michaels

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    Arrive Baltimore

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Baltimore International Airport. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    Baltimore

    Your hotel, located one the waterfront of Inner Harbor, ensures you are right in the heart of all the action. The seven mile brick paved waterfront promenade is bustling with activities. Make sure you visit the National Aquarium, The American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and The Baltimore Museum of Industry. You should also hop onboard some of Baltimore's water taxis to discover other neighbourhoods including quaint Fells Point and Captain James Landing. Make sure you include a boat tour out into the harbour to see the city from a different viewpoint.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    St Michaels

    Today you cross Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which in itself is a wonderful and scenic experience, and enter the more laid back peninsula area. The roads narrow, and the journey becomes simply spell-binding, dotted with small towns and villages. If you are following the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway, we suggest a stop in Easten. Renowned as one of the best small towns in America, you can visit the Academy Art Museum, historic Quaker meeting house and stroll the streets lined with elegant Victorian homes. St Michaels is simply a picture-postcard setting. The high street is beautifully quaint, with local shops and cafes lining each side. Take a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, featuring a working boatyard, hands on activities for kids and a restored 1879 lighthouse. It is literally located next door to your hotel for the evening. The Inn at Perry Cabin is one of the best hotels in Maryland. Here you can dine on crab cakes overlooking the harbour.

    Hotel: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

    80Mi/129Km

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    Cambridge

    It is just a short drive to Cambridge, but a wonderfully scenic one. Perhaps take the opportunity of a stop in Easton if you didn't get chance previously, or choose one of the other small towns they are all idyllic. You will know you are about to reach your destination when you cross the bridge over Choptank River. Whilst in Cambridge visit the Dorchester County Visitor Centre, the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Centre and Blackwater National Refuge Centre, but ensure you save plenty of time to relax at your resort hotel. It offers pools, waterslides and more adventurous water activities such as kayaking.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina

    34Mi/55Km

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    Annapolis

    Annapolis is filled with history, culture and maritime charm. This 'Sailing Capital of the World' is renowned as the crown jewel of the Chesapeake Bay. Known for the elite U.S. Naval Academy, the United States Sailboat Show, and its historic Maryland State House, Annapolis is also home to charming, bricked streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. The state's Capital is one of the most walkable cities in the country and consistently named one of the top ten places in America to live. To familiarise yourself with the destination and learn about its fabled history, we suggest you take the Four Centuries Walking Tour, escorted by a costumed guide. You should also take the Harbor Queen harbour cruise, to see the city from a different perspective. Fully narrated it is a wonderful experience.

    Hotel: Loews Annapolis Hotel

    58Mi/93Km

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    Journey Home

    It is just a short ride back to Baltimore, where you return your rental car at the airport, and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    31Mi/50Km

    Prices

    From £1599 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • In Freedom's Footsteps

    Begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and ends in Washington, DC

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures: April, May, June, September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 10 nights as specified
    • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Capitol Building, Washington DC

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    • Washington Monument

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    • Shenandoah National Park

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    Arrive Philadelphia

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, a transfer to your hotel, the Sofitel Philadelphia, is included. This evening meet up with your fellow Tauck travellers for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Sofitel Philadelphia (Dinner included)

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    Philadelphia

    Steeped in history, Philadelphia combines the old with the new. Enjoy a day exploring the many attractions. Tour Independence Hall, ride a horse-drawn carriage along cobblestone streets, see Liberty Bell and visit the National Constitution Centre. 

    Hotel: Sofitel Philadelphia (Breakfast included)

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    Amish Country & Gettysburg

    Travel through rolling Pennsylvania farmland to Lancaster County for a guided tour that reveals the cultural traditions of the Amish. Continue on to Gettysburg National Military Park for a visit to the amazing interpretive center and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War which features 12 exhibit galleries. Following dinner, a storyteller recounts the harrowing experience of civilians trapped in the town of Gettysburg during the ferocious fighting. 

    Hotel: The Gettysburg Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Harper's Ferry & Shenandoah National Park

    A morning drive with a Gettysburg expert takes you through some of the battlefields, viewing pivotal sites and hearing their stories. Travel on to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where you’ll visit to the site of John Brown’s failed 1859 raid on the town’s federal arsenal. Later, ride the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the gorgeous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. 

    Hotel: Big Meadows Lodge/Skyland Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Monticello & Charlottesville

    Today you travel to Charlottesville for a visit to the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello, hilltop house. After lunch featuring colonial fare and servers in 18th-century period attire, visit the University of Virginia’s landmark Rotunda and Grounds. You’ll end the afternoon with a private presentation on “Slavery, the Plantation and the Civil War” by Dr. Leni Sorensen. 

    Hotel: Omni Charlottesville Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Richmond & Jamestown

    Meet with Richmond Civil War historian and author Mark Howell, who share insights about the impact of the Civil War in Virginia. Next, you’ll gain further insights into Union, Confederate and African American viewpoints when you visit Historic Tredegar and the Tredegar Iron Works. Following lunch, travel to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Today’s final destination is Colonial Williamsburg, where you’ll spend the next two nights. 

    Hotel: Williamsburg Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg is yours to explore as you please. Discover the recreated cobblestone streets which bring a bygone era back to life. Encounter local residents, from artisans and tradespeople to militiamen and ordinary citizens. Visit authentically restored buildings such as the Governor’s Palace, Raleigh Tavern and Bruton Parish Church. 

    Hotel: Williamsburg Lodge (Breakfast included)

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    Washington DC

    This morning visit magnificent Mount Vernon, the estate of America’s first president, George Washington. Overlooking the Potomac River; explore the state-of-the-art interactive museum, the 18th-century mansion and landscaped grounds. You’ll have a late afternoon arrival in Washington, DC, and dine at a local restaurant.

    Hotel: The Willard Washington, DC (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Washington DC

    Today you’ll start with a sightseeing tour of iconic Washington sights, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. On a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, you’ll have an opportunity to see the poignant memorials to those who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Then it’s on to Newseum, a captivating museum featuring interactive exhibits about the world of media.

    Hotel: The Willard Washington, DC (Breakfast included)

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    Washington DC

    This morning it’s an early admission to the Rotunda of the National Archives for a private viewing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The afternoon is free for you to take in more attractions, or perhaps go shopping. This evening, a memorable week concludes with a farewell reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Willard Washington, DC (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Journey Home

    Time for some last minute shopping before you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3995 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

  • Baltimore Dining Cruises

    Baltimore

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    • Spirit of Baltimore

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    • Dining Room

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    • Spirit of Baltimore Lounge Deck

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    Sit back and take in the sights of Baltimore onboard a river cruise including either lunch or dinner. Entertainment is provided onboard as you sail along the Patapsco River and around Baltimore's inner harbor.

    Spirit Of Baltimore Lunch Cruise

    Cruising along the Patapsco River, this 2 hour cruise brings you incredible views of Maryland Science Center, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry and the Francis Scott Key Bridge and many others. Enjoy delicious flavours, both hot and cold from the lunch buffet menu and sit back and relax and enjoy the cruise.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Spirit Of Baltimore Dinner Cruise

    Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise departs from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, enjoy a 2.5 or 3-hour cruise along the Patapsco River. Enjoy stunning views of the city skyline and local landmarks, including attractions like the National Aquarium. A delicious dinner buffet menu is available and an onboard DJ provides music entertainment throughout the cruise, playing a mix of old favourites and popular hits.

    Duration 2.5 to 3 hours

    Prices

    Spirit Of Baltimore Lunch Cruise

    From £50 per adult and £38 per child.

    Spirit Of Baltimore Dinner Cruise

    From £75 per person.

     

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