Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin

Scenic Shorelines & Charming Towns on Green Bay

August 22-25, 2017

Tue / Fri - 4 Days

With its arts, incredible bay and lake views and Swedish heritage, there’s no wonder Door County, Wisconsin has been named a “Top Ten Vacation Destination in North America” by Money Magazine. There’s plenty to do on this charming peninsula, whether you choose to shop the many gift and antique stores, visit museums and art galleries or just spend time taking in the beautiful views. And don’t forget the food – Door County fish boils with local whitefish, cherry pies made from the fruit of local orchards and lots of Swedish treats make this destination a gourmand’s delight! Door County is a long peninsula surrounded by the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan on the eastern shores of Wisconsin. Water was and still is a prime feature as 300 miles of scenic shoreline define the county. From the 1800’s shipyards produced fishing trawlers, Navy vessels, ore carriers and some of the finest yachts in the world; now recreational boats travel the bustling harbors and quiet coves. Twelve lighthouses dot its shores. For all this, and the charming shops, Door County is known as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” End your summer with a fun-filled trip to the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan – this is one of Ambassadair’s most favorite summer trips!

Itinerary Hotel

Tue, Aug 22: Depart Indianapolis for Sturgeon Bay with a stop in Racine, Wisconsin to tour a Danish bakery and see how kringle pastry is made. Late afternoon check into the Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, located on Sturgeon Bay at Lake Michigan. The waterfront hotel is located by the marina and has access to walking paths along the lakeshore. Sturgeon Bay is on this year's "Happiest Seaside Towns in America," according to Coastal Living magazine. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner. (Meal: Dinner)

Wed, Aug 23: Morning at leisure to explore Sturgeon Bay on your own or to simply enjoy the resort. Consider visiting the Door County Historical Museum for insight to the area’s rich heritage. Board the Fred A. Busse, originally designed as a City of Chicago fireboat, and cruise through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal and to the Sherwood Point Lighthouse (weather permitting). Learn about shipbuilding at the nearby Maritime Museum, and tour the Tug John Purves, built in 1919 for the U.S. Shipping Board in response to the needs of WWI. Spend some free time in Egg Harbor then enjoy a performance by the Peninsula Players. Known as the “Theatre in a Garden” the open sided pavilion is a unique blend of live theater and beautiful views of cedar forests, gardens and waterfront. (B,L)

Thu, Aug 24: Travel to Bailey’s Harbor for a tour of Bjorklunden’s Boynton Chapel, handcrafted in a 12th-century Norwegian style and ornately decorated with hand-carved woodwork and 41 hand-painted frescoes. Transfer to Sister Bay for lunch at the popular Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, where goats graze on the grass-topped roof! Enjoy some free time in Fish Creek before a visit to Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market for a tour of the orchards, vineyards and production area. Cap off the tour with wine tasting of the estate-grown pure fruit and traditional grape varieties. Transfer to Ephraim for a traditional fish boil at the Old Post Office Restaurant, a historic building built in the late 1800’s that boasts of a magnificent view of the blue waters of Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor. Mild, delicate whitefish fresh from the waters of Lake Michigan is prepared outdoors in a boiling kettle while you watch. A slice of fresh cherry pie concludes the meal. (B,L,D)

Fri, Aug 25: Depart for home this morning, stopping at Renard’s Cheese Shop to pick up some cheese and other regional favorites. Spend a little time in the historic mill town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin with more than 100 registered historic buildings, charming specialty stores, art galleries, cozy restaurants, and historic inns. Arrive in Indianapolis late evening. (B)

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay, the resort offers an array of on-site recreational amenities and is within walking distance to the historic shopping and restaurant district. Highlights: two-bedroom suites feature a whirlpool, fireplace and kitchen center • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools • whirlpool • sauna • fitness.



Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin Pricing

Per Person

Complete Package

Double P/P

$769

Triple P/P

$709

Single

$999

Child (12 and under)

$449


Ambassadair Trip #7022

Sherwood Point Lighthouse / © Door County Visitor Bureau/DoorCounty.com

Highlights Include


  • Experience a traditional Door County fish boil
  • Cruise Sturgeon Bay on a historic fireboat
  • Performance by the Peninsula Players
  • Free time in Egg Harbor, Fish Creek and Cedarburg
  • Tour a Danish bakery
  • Visit the Maritime Museum and Bjorklunden Chapel
  • Wine tasting at a winery located in a 100-year-old restored dairy barn

Package Includes


  • R/T deluxe motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

 
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