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Wisconsin's Hidden Gems

Wisconsin's Hidden Gems

The beautiful state of Wisconsin is filled with diverse natural, man-made, and cultural offerings. This 9-day tour offers you a chance to experience many of Wisconsin's Hidden Gems including agricultural stops, unique dining, rolling hills of green, and sunsets over the lake!

  • Escorted

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • LaClare Creamery

  • Harley Davidson Museum

  • J. Henry & Sons Farm & Bourbon Production Tour

  • Madison City & Food Tour

  • Watkins Museum

  • Nelson's Cheese Factory

  • Stockholm Pie & General Store

  • National Eagle Center

  • Grandad Bluff

  • The Cannery

  • 14 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Today we will begin our westward journey. With stops for rest and lunch enroute, we will arrive in Westlake, OH, the location of our lodging for this evening. Dinner is at our leisure.

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, we will continue to Michigan. We'll have a guided tram tour of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Lunch will be on our own at the Gardens. Lastly, we will arrive in Grand Rapids, MI, the location of tonight's lodging. Dinner will be included this evening.

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Day 3

After breakfast, we will depart for Wisconsin. Our first stop will be at Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha for shopping. Explore a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, meats, and bakery items. Then we will enjoy a guided tour of LaClare Creamery including the visitor center, goat barn, and pasture path. There will be time for lunch on our own this afternoon. After an included dinner, we'll check-in to our overnight accommodations in Fond du Lac.

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Day 4

Following breakfast, we will depart for Milwaukee for a guided city tour. There will be free time for lunch on our own before we visit the Harley Davidson Museum. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia on two floors of exhibits, a 20-acre, park-like campus, a trip to the H-D Museum is an experience that will last a lifetime. Dinner will be included at Motor Bar & Restaurant located at the museum.

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Day 5

We'll enjoy breakfast before we head to Dane, WI. Dane is home to the J. Henry & Sons Farm where we will see how their hand-crafted bourbon is produced. Aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of five years, their bourbon is a labor of love that's meant to be enjoyed. We'll have lunch on our own before we travel to Madison for a City & Food Tour. Dinner this evening will be included on our City & Food Tour.

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Day 6

After breakfast, we'll start the day off with a self-guided tour of Watkins Museum which offers views into the company's 150+ year history with displays of old products, advertising, photographs, and other memorabilia. Next, we'll visit Nelson's Cheese Factory and Stockholm Pie & General Store. There will be time for lunch on our own during today's touring. This afternoon we'll visit the National Eagle Center located in Wabasha, MN. It is home to several non-releasable Bald Eagles and a nesting place for hundreds more, encapsulating a world in which the iconic power and presence of eagles is known, respected, advocated for, and protected. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant.

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Day 7

Following breakfast we will visit Grandad Bluff. Approximately 590 feet above the surrounding land and 1,183 feet above sea level, it offers extraordinary views of LaCrosse. We'll enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant before we visit The Cannery. The Cannery's building, now a gift shop, was originally the home of The Prairie du Chien City Canning Company and was built in 1912 when local produce was canned in this 30,000 square foot building. Later we will have free time to explore Galena prior to checking-in to our evening's lodging. Dinner will be at our leisure.

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Day 8

Sadly, we must depart the Midwest. After breakfast, we'll begin our homeward journey. With stops for rest & lunch, we'll arrive once again in Westlake, OH. We'll check-in and have dinner on our own.

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Day 9

After a continental breakfast we'll board the bus and retrace our first day's route. With stops for rest & lunch enroute, today's travels will bring us back home by early evening.

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Please note


Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
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Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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