History, Art, and Culinary Tour

Knowledgable, Lively Tour Guide

Greetings! I'm Nancy Poznak, your tour guide. During the tour I'll describe fascinating aspects of Baltimore's rich history and current events that  have shaped Baltimore into "Charm City." 

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I have extensive professional experience speaking to groups as a college professor, health educator, and a former organizer of a large, successful social-Meetup group. I've lived in Baltimore since 2004 and love to share the many diverse culturalal aspects of 'Charm City" and the hard-working people who call Baltimore home.

Historical & Current Places

There are many must-see attractions in Baltimore that cannot all fit into one-day sightseeing tours. 

We visit four extraordinary locations in this tour, and en route we'll be sure to pass by significant, historical locations while your tour guide provides stories and facts that make the city come alive!

Dining in Charm City

Dining out is an essential part of visiting "Bawlmer." Restaurants are carefully selected for their delicious, eclectic options, with some unique and some familiar foods that everyone can enjoy. 

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In the interest of  health, sustainability, and environmentally-friendly foods, restaurants on this tour include substantial vegan-friendly foods choices as part of their menu.

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WE WILL PRE-ORDER MEALS 

For expediency's sake.

Meals are not included in tour price.

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SATURDAY TOUR DATES:

October 20  •  November 10  •  December 1

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Itinerary for History, Art, and Culinary Tour

9:45 – 10:15 AM — Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

Meet at 9;45 am sharp.  

Enjoy the year-round botanic gardens that feature plants from all over the world. The charming, historic buildings host varied native plants from tropical, desert, and Mediterranean environments.   


Review and sign participant disclosure and liability release form. Download here and bring to the tour. Copies of the form will also be available when we meet.


Be ready to depart at 10:15 am for the next stop. We leave on time

Rawlings Conservatory

10:45 –12:00 — Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Inspired by African American Marylanders. Learn about the history you won’t find in history books!
LewisMuseum.org 

12:15 – 1:15 — American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)

Experience a plethora of art you'll never see in typical museums. Be moved by creative talents that inspire you think, feel, and explore your inner and outer world. That's what makes them "Visionary!"   

avam.org  

Saturday, Nov. 24 includes  the Bazzart Holiday Market with "hundreds of original creations by regional artists and craftspeople."

1:30 – 2:30 — LUNCH at Encantada

Dine on the top floor of the AVAM.
"Encantada reveals the symbiosis of art, food, dreams and reality. Drawing on the importance of 'roots,' both creative and culinary, we support regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture, thus nurturing the concept of sustainability."**

PRE-ORDER MEAL: Iinstructions are emailed after your tour registration is completed. Meal cost is additional and not covered in tour price.

**encantada.com

2:45 - 3:15 — Inner Harbor Stroll

A quick stroll along the famous Inner Harbor where people visit from all over the world. Learn the fascinating history of the Inner Harbor. baltimore.org/neighborhoods/inner-harbor 

3:45 — Return to Rawlings Conservatory

Here's where we wrap up the day, get prizes, then say goodbye and happy trails! Group photo will be taken.

RawlingsConservatory.org

SMILE! Capture the day with a group photo taken at Rawlings Conservatory

GROUP PHOTO will be taken at the Conservatory. The photo will  be emailed to everyone and posted on BCCT’s website. 


If requested, we'll take a second group photo that will remain private and emailed only to those who choose not to have their photo published online.


Additional Photos

Photos will be taken throughout our tour and include only those who indicated, on their liability waiver that they agree to have their photos published, as described in the waiver form.

Fun Learning Challenges

During the tour you'll have the chance to accept learning challenges, such as a crossword puzzles based on tour information and a treasure hunt. 

ESSENTIAL INFO — PLEASE READ

 Join this adventurous, entertaining, educational tour with lunch at Encantada, one of the most popular restaurants in Baltimore.


MEET PROMPTLY at 9:45 am at Rawlings Conservatory 

DIRECTIONS: http://www.rawlingsconservatory.org/hours-and-directions

>> Follow directions on the Conservatory website; GPS may not be accurate.

Starts promptly at 9:45 am. 

Ends promptly at 5:30 pm.

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SATURDAY TOUR DATES::

• November 24
• December 22

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PRICE: $95  
(+ EventBrite booking fee). 

• Gift bag with snacks

• Prizes for challenges

• Admission to both museums and Rawlings Conservatory/Botanical Gardens

• informative and entertaining talks and stories

• Free water refills (for the water bottle you're bringing)


Meal costs are additional and not covered in tour price.


ACCOMMODATIONS & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
• Van or car, depending upon the number of tour participants.
• 10-person maximum, 4-person minimum.
• Minimum age is 18 years old.
• Must be able to walk 1/4 mile without difficulty or assistance.
• This is not a wheelchair-accessible event.


DISCLOSURE/LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
Review and sign participant disclosure and liability release form. Download here. Copies will also be available when we meet. 


NON-SMOKING TOUR

• Please do not smoke prior to coming to the tour or at any time during the tour, regardless of whether in the van or at a tour location 

• Anyone who carries the scent of cigarettes, which is highly toxic, will not be allowed to join the tour, and will receive of full refund.


WHAT TO BRING:
• Cash or a credit card for meals and additional expenses such as souvenirs or anything not covered in tour price.
• Bring a water bottle; Free water refills provided.

• Wear good walking shoes, comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather.
• Umbrella, if raining.


NAME TAGS will be provided. Choose pin-on or lanyard necklace. Please wear these throughout the tour. Adds a nice touch and helps us get to know each other. 


TOUR CANCELLATION & REFUNDS:
• 100% Refund if cancelled no later than 11:59 pm four days before tour.. 

• 50% Refund if cancelled no later than 11:59 pm two days before tour.
• EXTREME WEATHER CANCELLATION: Only if deemed a safety hazard. Choice of refund or account credit for another tour.

• NO-SHOWS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

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Baltimore's Inner Harbor 
a long, long time ago!

Baltimore's Inner Harbor a long, long time ago!

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 Saturday Tour Dates:

October 20 • November 10 • December 1

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and we'll do our best to accommodate. 

A follow-up feedback email will be sent to everyone after the tour. 

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5730 Cottonworth Ave., #5351, Baltimore, MD 21209

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