With its arts, incredible bay and lake views, and Swedish heritage, there’s no wonder Door County, Wisconsin is a popular vacation spot. 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.
- Experience a traditional Door County fish boil
- Cruise from Fish Creek to the Strawberry Islands
- Tour the Maritime Museum, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, and Bjorklunden Chapel
- See a performance by the Peninsula Players
- Taste wine at a winery located in a 100-year-old restored dairy barn
- Stop at a popular Wisconsin cheese shop
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
- 3 nights accommodations
- Breakfast daily
- 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
- Hotel baggage handling
Note: This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can be restrictive to motorcoaches, especially in historic areas.
Tue, Aug 30: Depart Indianapolis for Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with rest stops along the way. This afternoon, check in to the Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center, located in the heart of town. The waterfront hotel offers easy access to shops, restaurants, and walking paths along the lakeshore. This evening, relax and enjoy exploring Sturgeon Bay on your own.
Wed, Aug 31: After an optional visit to the Door County Historical Museum, 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 to 1926. After taking a cruise to the Strawberry Islands, enjoy free time in Fish Creek and take 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. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Thu, Sept 1: Learn about shipbuilding at the Maritime Museum, and tour the Tug John Purves, built in 1919 for the U.S. Shipping Board in response to the needs of WWI. 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. Spend 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 visit with a wine tasting of the estate-grown pure fruit and traditional grape varieties. Next on the agenda, dinner—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 tops off the meal before returning to the hotel. (B,D)
Fri, Sept 2: Depart after breakfast to start the trek home making stops along the way to take home some Wisconsin delights. Stop at a popular cheese shop to pick up some local cheese and other regional favorites; such as those irresistible kringle pastries! Arrive in Indianapolis this evening. (B)
Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. Centrally located in downtown Sturgeon Bay on the harbor, in the heart of the historic shopping and restaurant district, with easy access to waterfront walkways, shops and restaurants. Highlights: rooms feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access • indoor heated swimming pool • fitness center.
- Complete Package
- Double P/P – $969
- Triple P/P – $879
- Single – $1,179
* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge