Jewels of Maryland is a 11 night fly drive that begins and ends in Baltimore
Your fly drive includes:
- Round trip scheduled flights
- Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
- Accommodations as stated
- Personalised Road Book
Day 01 - 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.
Day 02 & Day 03 - 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.
Driving Distance - 80Mi/129Km
Day 04 & Day 05 - 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.
Driving Distance - 34Mi/55Km
Day 06 Day, 07 & Day 08 - 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.
Driving Distance - 58Mi/93Km
Day 09 Day, 10 Day & Day 11 - 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
Driving Distance - 31Mi/50Km
Day 12 - 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.
From £1,599.00 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
All Year round departures.
For more information call 01243 779 737