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Baltimore Inner Harbor Tours

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Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore’s revitalized Inner Harbor features a scenic waterfront promenade and pedestrian district replete with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Heralded by urban developers as a model for post-industrial waterfront land use, the area sits along the Patapsco River at the mouth of Jones Falls.

The Basics
Highlights include the Harborplace shopping center, waterfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood and other specialties, and Baltimore’s pyramid-shaped National Aquarium—home to jellyfish, dolphins, and sharks. You can also learn about the city’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum.

Whether you want to stroll along the promenade or cruise above the city in a helicopter, there are multiple options for exploring Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. Dinner cruises and yacht charters are a good way to explore Chesapeake Bay, while ghost tours and walking tours typically depart from the Inner Harbor area and include visits to sites such as Key Bridge, Fort McHenry, and the Federal Hill neighborhood. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Inner Harbor is great for kids, as many of its attractions are within easy walking distance. 
  • Most of the Inner Harbor is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, with ramps and elevators throughout. Limited parking at the Visitor Center is specifically designed for visitors with disabilities.
  • Dogs are allowed along the waterfront promenade. 
  • Many Inner Harbor restaurants serve up Baltimore's specialty: crab cakes and other crab-based dishes. 

How to Get There
The Inner Harbor is bounded by President, Lombard, Greene, and Camden streets. Water taxis are a good way to get around; from the Inner Harbor, you can cross the Bay to Little Italy, Fells Point, and Canton. Day passes are also available for the Metro Subway and bus systems. 

When to Get There
The Inner Harbor typically hosts events during spring, summer, and fall. Although summer can be hot and humid, the breeze off Chesapeake Bay cools things off a bit. Baltimore has milder winters than most Northeast cities, so this can still be a pleasant time to explore.

Haunted Baltimore
Baltimore's (and Maryland's) history is long and complicated. Learn all about it—and mingle with paranormal-activity buffs from all over the world—on a ghost tour or wicked-history tour, which includes stops at the city’s most haunted spots. 
Address: Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202, USA
Admission: Free
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Baltimore Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Baltimore Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

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If you have thoroughly explored Charm City at ground level, get a brand new perspective on Baltimore on this helicopter tour. Choose a departure time to suit your own schedule and select your preferred tour length then settle into a chopper and take in the views as you soar over downtown and the Northwest Harbor.
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  • 30 minutes
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience

Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience

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Many sightseeing tours can feel exhausting, as you rush from one top sight to another. This sailing experience on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, on the other hand, offers the chance to soak up city views at a relaxed pace from the water. Sailing in a small group also means that the experience is amore personal one.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Inner Harbor Small-Group Culture Tour with a Local

Inner Harbor Small-Group Culture Tour with a Local

Explore Baltimore's Inner Harbor on a small-group tour, which ensures an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions, during this 2.5-hour excursion. Listen to in-depth guided commentary from your leader on local history and culture, then hop a ferry to cross the harbor for a food tasting focused on the city's most famous dishes. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors or those travelers short on time.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$69.00
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From Inner Harbor to Happy Hour Small Group Tour with Local

From Inner Harbor to Happy Hour Small Group Tour with Local

Explore Baltimore's Inner Harbor on this half-day guided tour. With a guide navigating and providing insightful commentary, you'll learn about the history and culture of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Hop a ferry to one of the city's favorite local neighborhood to celebrate happy hour and taste some local snacks and drinks; your guide will teach your group about Maryland's culinary culture as you enjoy yourself.
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  • 5 hours
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US$139.00
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Highlights of Baltimore - Food and History Tour

Highlights of Baltimore - Food and History Tour

Combine a comprehensive historical tour of Baltimore with food and drink tastings. Your guide is an expert on both the history and culinary culture of the city, and you'll listen to in-depth commentary on both aspects of Maryland. After checking most of the Baltimore landmarks off your list, end up the full day's tour in a local saloon with beer and food tastings.
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  • 8 hours
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US$199.00
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour

Baltimore Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour

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See Baltimore from a rare perspective on a sightseeing cruise through the harbor. As you sail past coastline views, listen to on–board narration that points out easy–to–miss landmarks, from Fells Point to the USS Constellation. With both indoor and outdoor observation decks and a bar with drinks available for purchase, this tour is a popular choice for both visitors and locals.
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  • 1 hour
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Baltimore Scavenger Hunt: Inner Harbor & Outer Sights

Baltimore Scavenger Hunt: Inner Harbor & Outer Sights

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Cast off in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on this 3-hour luxury dinner cruise. Pass popular attractions including the Maryland Science Center, Pride Mast Memorial and the Francis Scott Key Bridge, while you dine on a gourmet buffet prepared with seasonal offerings. Admire Baltimore’s illuminated skyline as you are entertained by the ship's crew and a DJ spinning top hits. This dinner cruise makes an excellent prelude to a night on the town.
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  • 3 hours
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Baltimore City private tours.

Baltimore City private tours.

Get to know the city of Baltimore with a private tour guide to share the city’s history, culture, and political highlights. Perfect for travelers who want to maximize their time in Baltimore, this tour provides an in-depth introduction to the city as well as insider tips for things to see and do after the tour. Plus, private transportation means you don’t have to waste time waiting on other travelers.
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  • 3 hours
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US$295.00
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Private Sailing Charter in Baltimore Inner Harbor

Private Sailing Charter in Baltimore Inner Harbor

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Ideal for special events, this private, chartered sailing tour lets you celebrate with friends and family while soaking up the sights around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Customize the length of your sailing trip, and enjoy the services of a professional captain and crew. Settle back and relax as you admire postcard-perfect of the city’s historic waterfront from the water.
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  • 6 hours
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