Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin

Scenic Shorelines & Charming Towns on Green Bay

  • Date

    September 17-20, 2019 | Tue-Fri ­– 4 Days

  • Location

    Sturgeon Bay | Sister Bay | Fish Creek | Egg Harbor | Bailey’s Harbor | Ephraim

Overview

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. A traditional Door County fish boil with local whitefish, cherry pies made from the fruit of local orchards, handcrafted cheese and Swedish treats make this destination a delight for all of your senses.

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.

Travel to the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan and discover for yourself why this is one of Ambassadair’s favorite destinations.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Experience a traditional Door County fish boil
  • Tour the Maritime Museum, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, and Bjorklunden Chapel
  • Performance by the Peninsula Players
  • Wine tasting at a winery located in a 100-year-old restored dairy barn
  • Visit a Danish bakery and a local cheesemaker’s shop

PACKAGE INCLUDES

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

Itinerary

Tue, Sep 17: Depart Indianapolis for Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with a stop in Racine to tour a Danish bakery and see how kringle pastry is made. Late afternoon, check in to the Bridgeport Waterfront Resort. The waterfront hotel is located by the marina and has access to walking paths along the lakeshore. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (Meal: Dinner)

Wed, Sep 18: 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! Take in the views from the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park, and hear the personal stories of the keepers who toiled through the night and manned the light from 1868 to1926. Enjoy some free time in Fish Creek before taking in 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, Sep 19: Learn about shipbuilding at the Maritime Museum, and enjoy an insightful narrative on a double deck, tour boat as it wanders the shores of Green Bay towards Peninsula State Parks (weather permitting). Spend a little free time in Egg Harbor before traveling to Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market for a tour of the orchards, vineyards, and production area. Cap off the tour with a wine tasting of the estate-grown pure fruit and traditional grape varieties. Transfer to Ephraim for a traditional fish boil, where mild, delicate whitefish, fresh from the waters of Lake Michigan are prepared outdoors in a boiling kettle while you watch. A slice of fresh cherry pie concludes the meal. (B,L,D)

Fri, Sep 20: Depart for home this morning, stopping at Renard’s Cheese Shop to pick up some cheese and other regional favorites. Arrive in Indianapolis late evening. (B)

Hotel

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: suites feature a fireplace and kitchen center • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools • whirlpool • sauna • fitness.

Pricing

  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $799
  • Triple P/P – $739
  • Single – $1,049
  • Child (under 13) – $499

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