“Whether travelling independently or as a group,
Chesapeake Tours and Promotions can accommodate all your travel arrangements.”

About Us

Chesapeake Tours and Promotions was founded by Priscilla Timken, a seventh generation native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An explorer of back roads and hideaway eateries, quaint small towns and ocean-side resorts, museums and outdoor adventures, wineries and historic sites, Priscilla knows well all that is Chesapeake. Priscilla’s passion for exploring her own backyard led her to become a volunteer tour guide for the International Visitors Information Center while living in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She served as a cultural liaison for the Smithsonian’s American Folklife Festival. She became a certified travel agent and spent several years planning post-convention tours throughout the world for National Trade Associations and retired military officers.

kataking on the Chesapeake Bay

After returning to Maryland’s Eastern Shore more than 25 years ago, Priscilla continued exploring her passion for the region. Often you would find her taking adults and students day-tripping so they could better understand and appreciate the wonders of the Chesapeake in their own backyard. This grew into planning custom itineraries for the self-drive visitor to the region. She founded Chesapeake Tours and in 2012 began offering planned daytrips to local residents with a 10 passenger van as well as planning and hosting inbound motorcoach group tours. Every tour is inspired by all of the unspoiled uniqueness found in the deep rooted history and culture of the Chesapeake region.

Today, Chesapeake Tours is a full service receptive tour operator offering receptive services for the group tour industry. We custom design itineraries, provide professional step on guides and event planning services for family reunions. We build our business on:

  • knowledgeable, professional staff
  • friendly, personal customer service
  • reliable, trusted experience

Chesapeake Tours is committed to being your premier tour and event planner for an authentic experience in the Chesapeake.  We look forward to working with you!