Baltimore Self-Driving Historical Sightseeing Audio Tour
20 Ratings
Immerse yourself in Baltimore's rich history with this self-driving audio tour. Explore the city's iconic landmarks and learn about famous figures like Edgar Allan Poe and Frederick Douglass.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Baltimore Visitor Center - Your tour of the historic, bustling city of Baltimore begins at the Baltimore Visitor Center. Get ready to experience all the culture and history of a city that has been home to all sorts of important figures like Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, and lots more!
What's Included
  • GPS autoplay stories for hands-free touring.
  • Comprehensive package with full itinerary, travel tips, and hidden gems.
  • Works offline with GPS map and turn-by-turn directions.
  • Private, self-paced tour using your own vehicle.
  • Mobile app access included with tour guide content.
  • Flexible schedule, usable any day and time, never expires.
  • Economic choice: one purchase per vehicle, no per-person fees.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Opt for one tour per vehicle, not per individual. Everyone enjoys together!

Embark on a journey into one of the United States’ most historical metropolises with this Baltimore tour! This city, rich in tales, is brimming with vital U.S. history, having been the dwelling place of notable personalities such as Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, and Babe Ruth. Listen to a gripping narrative of Douglass’s flight from enslavement and his rise to prominence as a crusader against slavery and a counselor to Abraham Lincoln. Explore the details of Poe’s life and the unresolved enigma of his passing. And so much more!

Once you’ve booked, you can verify your email before downloading the Action Tour Guide Application, input your unique passcode, and uncover your tour. The above steps necessitate strong internet/wifi connection. Then, just adhere to the audio directives and the suggested path.

This is not a pass for entry. Confirm working hours prior to your trip.

No expiry date — The tour comes with eternal validity!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
Light St at Visitor's center
After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(20 Ratings)
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Jun 6, 2024
Really good, could be great. - While I rated this to a five stars, I wish there was an option to graded 4 1/2. The only issue I found with the tour was if you drove or walked into the next checkpoint it would cut out the story that you already listen to which Were all very very interesting. I’ve seen that other people had complained about this as well but assumed they were just going too fast. When I was driving, I was barely moving and still got through checkpoints. I had to go back around the following day and actually pull over to the side of the road or stop walking so that the narration wouldn’t get interrupted. side from that, it was a really great tour, very easy to use and well and truly worth the small fee asked for to set it up
Review provided by Viator
May 1, 2023
Baltimore driving tour - The guided tour is very informative and an interesting way to learn about a big city. Excellent driving tour!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 28, 2024
Great Information - Great information but we had trouble at times getting it to work. I think it was the connection in the car in the downtown area.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 13, 2023
Baltimore! - It was very nice to see parts of Baltimore that we have never seen or were aware of. I would use this service again for other cities we visit when we are driving around places.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 8, 2023
Great quickie! - In Baltimore for a short business trip. This tour was very good for our limited time situation. It includes some walking and some driving. It covers notable highlights of historical Baltimore.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Aug 11, 2023
On a rainy day! 😃 - My friends came in from FL and never been here. It also happened to be raining off and on yesterday so this was perfect. The information was awesome. I would have preferred if this was totally a “driving” tour as one of my guess couldn’t do the walking portion. There was another point where we got sidetracked because the road in Fells Point was closed. It through everything off. All in all, it was very informative.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 25, 2023
Better off just doing a self guided walking tour - The app would jump to the narration page, losing the map and by the time I got the map back up to figure out where we were, we had missed a turn. This occurred over and over again. One leg of the trail took us to a dead end. Disappointed.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Nov 12, 2023
Difficult - I enjoyed the stories. Hiwever the driving directions weren't adequate for a 1 person driver in a city like Baltimore. Wasn't easy to follow. Ended up quitting and just listening to the stories.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 24, 2024
App needs A LOT of improvement - App did not provide proper directions. Skipped areas or landmarks. Hard to follow. Include shot tower. Bromo seltzer clock
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 26, 2024
Not user friendly - Even after finding a strong wifi connection it took too long to download the tour. Once it finally was ready it wouldn’t sync with my location so I couldn’t use it at all. Waste of time and money
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up to 4 guests
July 2024