commuters-infoThe Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel  offers two MP3 driving tours. Each tour is tailored to your travel direction and includes not only a history of the facility, but also interesting facts about this spectacular engineering marvel and some points of interest along the way.

Please note that the Restaurant and Gift Shop on the southernmost island of this facility are CLOSED.  Effective October 1, 2017, the fishing pier and access to the island will close to the public, as we “tunnel forward” with the construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel.  For more information on this project, click here.

Northbound Tour:
(from Virginia Beach, VA to the Eastern Shore)


Download the Northbound Podcast Tour – Length: 20 minutes – Size: 6Mb

Southbound Tour:
(from the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach, VA)


Download the Southbound Podcast Tour – Length: 18 minutes – Size: 5.5Mb


Of course, everyone has different driving patterns so it is virtually impossible to coordinate the timing of the tour perfectly. Therefore, we have incorporated several “Pause Points” throughout the tour to help keep you on course. Please begin each of the tours just after you pass through the appropriate toll booth.

Enjoy the ride!

Click here to see a motorcycle drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, complete with the northbound iPod tour narration!