Door County & Washington Island Wisconsin
WOW.. Did we ever have a great time in June of 2015 and 2016 touring Door County. There is no way that we would skip putting together another exceptional tour of the Door County area for 2018.
The following all new Door County itinerary has been prepared in order for us to experience the area to it’s fullest potential.
Tuesday, June 5
9:00 AM – Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club on Blairs ferry Rd. behind Burger King.
Additional pickups available in route.
12:00 PM (Noon) – Rest and lunch in Verona, WI
12:45 PM – Depart Verona, WI
4:00 PM – Rest stop in Green Bay, WI. Area TBD
4:30 PM – Depart Green Bay area
5:30 PM – Arrive in Fish Creek, WI. Settlement Courtyard Inn & Spa.
Your luggage will be brought to your room and you can prepare for a fantastic dinner.
6:30 PM – Dinner at the Log Den.
It’s a beautiful log restaurant family built and family run. You may select from a variety of choices and they will be served buffet style.
Wednesday, June 6
7:00 AM - Continental breakfast at the Settlement Inn
8:00 AM - Depart for Northport Pier (end of Hwy 42N)
8:45 AM – Our Guide will meet your group on the mainland at Northport Pier.
We will be escorted aboard the ferry, relaxed in the comfort of their own bus. During the 30 minute boat ride; our guide will explain the history of the outlying Island and the lighthouses on them. We will have an intro to Washington Island. On the Island they will stop at the Welcome Center for a bathroom stop then on to the Danish Mill to learn “What Islanders Do in the Winter.” As they browse the gift shop (filled with handcrafted items) with their free Door County cup of coffee and sugar cookies and samples of the fresh bakery in the Danish Mill.
On to West Harbor to learn about logging in the 1800’s as well as the Niagara Escarpment. You will also see the beautiful Norwegian Stave Chapel -patterned after the one in Borgund, Norway, follow the prayer path to Trinity Lutheran church and learn about life on an Island.
11:30 AM – LUNCH
Lunch at the Holiday will be: a cup of homemade soup, homemade bread with open faced sandwiches (Scandinavian style), chips, salad, beverage and their choice of homemade cakes/pies which they get to eat first!
On to explore the Island. We shall travel on the Main road and learn about the Performing Arts Center, Recreation Ctr. School System, Community Ctr. Library and Clinic. Your group will learn about life on an Island as they meet some of the Islanders. On to Historic Washington Harbor and beautiful School House Beach, where we shall have a “stone skipping contest”. They can step back into history at the farm museum and learn about Island life without electricity! On to Jackson Harbor to learn about commercial fishing and view Wisconsin’s smallest state park across the Harbor. We shall wind our way across the back roads to the Ferry dock, leaving your guide on the Island. Once you are back on the mainland you will head south to Fish Creek to do some shopping in some of the neatest shops on the Peninsula at Founder Square.
5:45 PM – Fish Boil
After shopping, you will just have to stroll over to Pelletier’s for their famous Fish Boil. You will watch the boilover and enjoy the technique and cooking process of the Traditional Door County Fish Boil. Your meal will consist of Fresh Lake Michigan Whitefish boiled with Baby Red Potatoes and Sweet Boiling Onions, served with melted butter and lemon along with our made fresh daily homemade coleslaw, dark Bavarian rye and home-style honey white bread, choice of milk, coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade and Pepsi Products, refills included, and of course a slice of Seaquist Orchards Door County Cherry Pie for dessert, or you may substitute with Vanilla Ice Cream. Ala mode will be an extra charge and also we do serve beer or wine, also available at an extra cost.
After dinner back to the Inn you go….
Thursday, June 7
7:00 AM - Continental Breakfast at the Settlement Inn
8:15 AM - Meet our guide at the Inn.
As we drive through Wisconsin’s largest State Park we can experience the beauty of the shores and bluffs on our way to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Built in 1868, the living quarters are completely furnished from that era. Your people will learn about life in a Lighthouse as they step back into the 1880’s.
Then on to the Chicago Fireboat Tour. It is a narrated 1 ½ hour tour that will either take you on cruise through the Sturgeon Bay Canal or to Sherwood Point lighthouse the winds have a lot to do with the direction you go. Both tours are breathtaking.
After the boat tour you will lunch at Sonny’s Pizzeria. They serve a great lunch buffet with a salad bar and some great pizza choices. Served with a basic drink. Your tax and tip is included.
Then off to the Door County Maritime Museum at 120 N Madison Street Sturgeon Bay, 54235. You will have a guided-tour of the 20,000 square foot museum where you will explore the rich maritime history of our county.
Heading north we will stop at Door Peninsula Winery at 5806 State Road 42, Sturgeon Bay 54235, for wine tasting of some of door county favorite wines. Please save room in your bags to take some home with you.
5:00 PM - Dinner at Galileo’s
Baked Lasagna or Sicilian Chicken Marsala or DC Cherry BBQ Ribs.
6:30 PM - After dinner you will head over to Dan Meunier School House.
Dan is a composer, singer and storyteller he holds concerts in his historic schoolhouse which doubles as a museum. The schoolhouse is filled with works of art and eclectic antiquities, has become a place for Dan to share his love of the creative spirit. Enjoy a special concert of old-time music, comedy and hymns that is sure to please! Dan performs from a grand piano, an upright piano, and from an antique parlor organ. We close with a group sing-along
Friday, June 8
Continental breakfast before departure.
Included in this package
- 3 Dinners: Pelletiers/Fish Boil, Galileo’s/Baked Lasagna or Sicilian Chicken Marsala or DC Cherry BBQ Ribs. The Log Den/Buffet (Will send you your choices for the Log Den) (Meals/Tax/Tip)
- 2 Lunches: Sonny’s Pizzeria/Salad Bar & Pizza, Holiday Inn on Washington Island (Meals/Tax/Tip) (All meals come with a basic beverage)
- All Fees for the trip to Washington Island & Tour (ferry, bus on the ferry, lunch, tour)
- All Fees for Peninsula State Park & Eagle Bluff Light House, the Chicago Fire Boat Cruise, Door County Maritime Museum, Door Peninsula Winery, Dan Meunier Concert.
- Guides for the 2 day (Does not include tip for the Guides)
- Plus 3 nights lodging at the Settlement Courtyard Inn:
- All transportation via. Luxury motor coach equipped with restroom, AC Power outlets, DVD player. Our famous “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” refreshment cart will be on board serving travel libations for all tastes both adult and soft. Tell us your refreshment pleasure and it will be on board.
$750 pp.dbl.oc. “A whole lot of fun for less than $190 a day.”