Door County, Wisconsin
NEW Summer Destination
3 Days |
Starting At $Custom
Framed by 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, Door County, Wisconsin offers a Scandinavian seaside experience in the heart of the Midwest. It’s a sliver of land filled with quaint waterfront villages, fish boils, a restaurant with goats on the roof and more.
Custom prices. Spring and Fall shoulder season price lower.
Motorcoach Transportation and professional Tour managers are available.
Day 1- Kick off your adventure beginning with a meet and greet at the Door County Visitor Bureau. Check into your hotel for a two night stay and enjoy some free time before dinner to relax and unwind. Dinner this evening will be a traditional Door County fish boil. Just as Scandinavian settlers off the Peninsula did 100 years ago, fresh locally caught whitefish are cooked outside over an open fire along with small baby red potatoes and sweet boiling onions. During the cooking process, fish oils naturally rise to the surface which “boil over” along with water in a fiery spectacle signaling the end of the cooking process and the beginning of dinner.
Day 2 – This morning you will have a unique and authentic Swedish breakfast experience at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant where live goats can be found grazing on the sod roof. It’s quite a sight, and it’s made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County. Pe-ruse the gift shop for a special Swedish souvenir to remember your travels.
Following breakfast you will board the Washington Island Ferry for a half-hour trip across the four mile passageway between the tip of the County and the island known as “La Porte des Morts” or “the door of the dead.” During your boat ride learn the history of the outlying islands and an intro to Washington Island. Upon arrival board the Island’s original open air Cherry Train and enjoy a narrated tour, highlighting island features and attractions. Stops could include Stavkirke Church, Schoolhouse Beach and Jacobsen Museum. Return to the mainland early afternoon and enjoy some free time to explore Door County on your own. Dinner this evening is included.
This evening following dinner travel to Birch Creek Music Performance Center for an evening of symphony, jazz, or percussion and steel band entertainment. Birch Creek Music Performance Center is where 200 students and 100 faculty members study by day and present concerts by night in a century old, 500 seat Dutton Concert barn.
Day 3 – This morning after breakfast take a cruise along the scenic Door County shoreline with Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. Be sure to have your camera ready as you cruise past the 145 year old Eagle Bluff Lighthouse… learn the history of Ephraim and the millionaire’s estate “Englemar” on Horseshoe Island and more!
Depart for home.