Are you planning a trip to Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Annapolis and do you want to explore beyond those metropolitan centers? Perhaps you are looking for a new adventure or new ways to experience a familiar destination. Chesapeake Tours and Promotions can custom design your Chesapeake itinerary saving you time and taking the worry out of making those travel plans. Designed by experienced travel planners native to the region, you can be certain your day trip or extended stay will take you to the heart of Chesapeake country and other lesser-known treasures of the area. Savor delicious Chesapeake seafood, cruise scenic waterways, or explore Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad along backwoods country roads.  Whatever your interests The Chesapeake region offers attractions and experiences for any group, corporation or organization.

Preview the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Why We’re Different

“Receptive” tour providers are entities that market tours create tour content, make travel arrangements, and promote experiences for inbound travelers to the tour destination. CTP is a receptive tour operator which designs, plans and operates history and heritage-based tours in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia region. Typically the customer secures their own transportation and hotel. CTP provides the tour guide, meal arrangements, brochures and materials, and all site-visitation entry fees inclusive in your tour fee.

A Step-On guide is your host for the tour and literally greets your bus and “steps-on” once your tour group arrives. We provide directions for the bus driver, access to all sites and attractions, and provide the background narrative for the places that you will be visiting. Guides possess deep knowledge of the tour sites and region and are part historian, part storyteller, and part onboard concierge for your journey.

Our company specializes in preformed Group Tours guiding civic organizations, clubs, schools and private groups who are coming to the region. We also provide services to motorcoach companies who contract with us for our services. CTP does not own buses or shuttle vans, so those taking our tours must provide their own transport. If you are traveling solo, and not chartering your own bus, we can connect you with our partner motorcoach companies and you can join one of their preformed trips being led by one of our tour guides. Visit the Group Tour link to see our offerings.

Retail tours are ones in which the public can purchase individual tickets for. They do not require the chartering of a bus or van. The passenger simply purchases a ticket and shows up at the tour start point. Our retail tours are limited to Walking Tours of city centers in the DC metropolitan area, and each tour begins and ends at the same location. Visit our Retail Tours page to see our offerings.