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Mid-Atlantic Maritime Magic of Maryland and Delaware

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; Photo by Lee Cannon
Life Saving Station Museum, Ocean City, MD; Photo by David Byron Keener Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; Photo by Lee Cannon Assateague Island Ponies; Photo by Bonnie Gruenberg

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Experience first-hand some of the fascinating historical tidbits that revolve around lighthouses and maritime travel. Then, throw in the excitement of a magic show and a visit to a casino for the perfect Mid-Atlantic vacation!

Duration:

3 Days/2 Nights

Meals Included:

2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Rates:

$449.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to St. Michaels, MD
Lunch on own in St. Michaels
Visit Chesapeake Maritime Museum
Travel to Ocean City, MD
Two overnights at Holiday Inn Oceanfront
Dinner at Hemmingway's
Travel to Berlin, MD
Visit Ocean Downs Casino

Day 2:
Breakfast at Touch of Italy Restaurant (at hotel)
Visit O.C. Life Saving Station Museum
Tour of Assateague Island, home of the "Wild Ponies"
Lunch on own in Berlin, MD
Educational Eco-Cruise aboard the Assateague Adventure
Return to hotel
Dinner at Touch of Italy Restaurant (Located at the hotel)
Travel to Millville, DE
Enjoy a fascinating Magic Show at the Dickens Parlour Theatre

Day 3:
Breakfast at Touch of Italy Restaurant (at hotel)
Check out
Travel to Fenwick Island, DE
View the Fenwick Lighthouse
Visit Discoversea Museum
Travel to Rehoboth, DE
Lunch and free time on own at Tanger Outlets
View the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse, Lewes, DE
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Visit this museum dedicated to preserving the Heritage of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Museum's 18-acre waterfront campus, with nine exhibit buildings and vistas of the beautiful Miles River, anchors the town of St. Michaels, MD.

A visit to the museum offers accessible history through real people, real work, and original exhibits.

O.C. Life Saving Station Museum
Dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of the United States Life-Saving Service on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, the museum also houses the unique and colorful history and heritage of Ocean City, Maryland.

Delightful exhibits concerning the history of the Life-Saving Service feature aquariums, doll-house replicas of hotels that once lined the boardwalk, shipwreck artifacts, a mermaid collection, bathing suits from the past, and the Sand-From-Around-the-World exhibit. This beautifully restored building, once scheduled for demolition, now stands as Ocean City, Maryland's showplace.

Assateague Island Sightseeing Tour
Assateague Island is known for being the "Home of the Wild Ponies" that roam freely on the beach and throughout the park, but it is also a priceless heritage of wildlands and wildlife. Sightings of the white-tailed deer and small Sika deer, which inhabit these forests and freshwater marshes, are not unusual. Great photo opportunities are found along the island! Assateague also hosts a variety of birds and waterfowl that include the piping plover, egrets, and herons.

The Visitors Center features a must-see film of the Island along with educational exhibits, aquariums, maps, and other publications.

Assateague Island Nature Boat Cruise
Climb aboard "The Assateague Explorer" for an exciting eco-cruise around the Assawoman Bay.

Each cruise features a professional naturalist and on-board touch tank so you can discover and learn firsthand about the unique coastal eco-system.

Join in on the adventure as we actually land on Assateague Island! Lend a hand as we toss a net, hoist a crab pot, and learn all about the fascinating creatures we discover as our naturalist collects and identifies our catch.

Explore salt marshes, observe ospreys, pelicans and other unique marine birds. No cruise is complete without viewing the famous Assateague Ponies.

Cruise is 1 1/2 hour.

Magic Show at The Dickens Parlour Theatre
See some of the world's best magicians perform parlour magic in an intimate 60 seat theatre.

After the show guests are invited to the Parlour for a meet and greet with the performers and little more magic at the tables.

Fenwick Lighthouse
Built in 1858, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse has warned ships away from the Fenwick Shoal for 138 years.

At 89 feet in height, the lighthouse cost $23,748.96 to build. The lens that magnifies the light was imported from France.

The light originally burned whale oil before switching to kerosene. It was tended by two men who lived with their families in houses on either side of the lighthouse.

Today, the light operates automatically by electricity.

DiscoverSea Museum
At "DiscoverSea" Museum, see hundreds of coins recovered from wrecks, silver & gold bars, a lighthouse display, hundreds of shells & collectibles, weapons found on the Delmarva Shore, jewelry found on a number of local wrecks, & porcelain and pottery recovered from wrecks off of Delaware's coast.

Tanger Outlets
Shop Tanger Outlet Centers in Rehoboth, DE and buy direct from over 130 favorite brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores.

Food: Applebee's, Chipotle Mexican Grill, IHOP, TCBY, and PretzelMaker.

Cape Henlopen Lighthouse
View a portion of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse

Built in 1767 with money raised from a series of lotteries in Philadelphia, the lighthouse was made of stone brought down from the Brandywine River north of Wilmington, DE near the Pennsylvania border.
It was built on the north side of the Great Dune, 46 feet above sea level, to obtain additional height.
Because the dune moved 3 to 5 feet a year, it eventually claimed the lighthouse.
Before collapsing in April 1926, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse guided vessels from the Atlantic Ocean into the Delaware Bay for more than 150 years.

Today, you can see a portion of it in the water. The lighthouse is actually called the "Delaware Breakwater."

Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD located directly on the beach in Ocean City, MD.

The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, exercise room, and hot tub.

Dine at A Taste of Italy, Sterling Seafood Grill or the Original Pool Bar (Seasonal)

Rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchenette with range, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cookware, dishware, utensils, toaster and electric can opener. All rooms have sleeper sofas, hairdryer and iron/board.

-Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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