Showing off Milwaukee

ATTN: Convention Planners!
RE: Making sure your meeting attendees see MKE

Are you bringing a convention or meeting to Milwaukee?  We would love to help show off Milwaukee to your attendees. 

Our team over 25+ tour guides, bus drivers and logistics specialists love working with convention groups large and small! Our staff can plan all desired outings, taking care of payments, deposits, bus rentals and tours. Our experience in understanding the mobility needs and pace of senior groups, and being able to show off Milwaukee to those groups, is vast. Our team performs seamlessly when facilitating multiple facets of your tour experience in Wisconsin.

The tours that you see on our website are merely a starting point. Tours can be revised to greater meet your needs, or custom tours are available entirely. Our staff can plan all desired outings, taking care of payments, deposits, bus rentals and tours. These are all-inclusive prices with transportation, admission fees and tour guides / driver gratuities included.

Convention Services

Sightseeing Tours

With as little as 1 hour needed, sightseeing tours are a great way to provide a quick overview of the city or a specific neighborhood to your meeting attendees and their guests

Cost: Ranges from $10 per person (without transportation) to $40 per person with transportation and a sto p for a sweet treat along the way

Ideas to show off Milwaukee:

  • A 2 hour neighborhood walking tour such as Around the Ward in 90 Minutes, InstaMKE, MKE Art Walk, Streetcar History Tour. Each tour can end with a sweet treat!
  • A fully narrated 1-hour sightseeing tour to see some of Milwaukee’s hottest retail, cultural, and family attractions. This is the BEST way to learn about downtown Milwaukee and visit key attractions at the same time. A perfect add-on for any trip to Milwaukee.
  • A fully narrated sightseeing tour up to 3 hours with stops added for photo and visiting opportunities. For example, stop at the Milwaukee Public Market for "lunch on your own," or visit the iconic Harley-Davidson Museum for a highlights tour and shopping time.

Meals on the Move

A more in-depth opportunity to show off Milwaukee with multiple stops for food and to visit key attractions, these tours range from 3 – 5 hours. 

Cost: Begins at $65 per person

Ideas to show off Milwaukee:

  • Book a Progressive Ethnic Meal - created for guests to eat delicious food and hear about our ethnic past (see example itinerary at bottom of page)
  • Plan a classic Milwaukee Fish Fry experience - includes bowling and beer too!
  • Bikes, Brats & Beer - includes a visit to Harley-Davidson Museum and Lakefront Brewery
  • Churches & Chocolates - fantastic as a spousal tour!
  • See why Milwaukee is the Custard Capital of the World with our Burger & Custard tour!
  • Learn about Milwaukee's role in Black History & Civil Rights

Custom Tour Experience

2.5 hours

Cost: Begins at $100 per person

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Excursions within Wisconsin

Explore beyond downtown Milwaukee with daytrips. 

Cost: Begins at $100 per person

Ideas to show off Wisconsin:

  • Racine "Kringle Capital of the World" - Start at a Racine icon such as SC Johnson, Racine Art Museum or Windpoint Lighthouse for a tour; depart for a city tour focused on Racine’s Danish history, landmarks and founder; enjoy a sit-down meal; visit some of the delicious bakeries for a kringle making demonstration and dessert!
  • Madison - XXX
  • Sheboygan / Kohler - XXX

Sample Itinerary

Progressive Ethnic Meal  

· Begin on Old World 3rd Street with overview of Milwaukee’s German history. Enjoy sausage, cheese and beer/root beer plus shopping time on Old World 3rd Street.

· Travel via your bus to the Historic Third Ward with a narration of Milwaukee’s Irish history. Stop at Milwaukee Public Market for shopping.

· Enjoy a generous family-style lunch at Milwaukee’s last remaining Polish or Serbian restaurant, complete with green salad, cheese pierogi, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, Polish sausage, pork cutlets, and red cabbage.

· Continued city tour along Milwaukee’s lakefront; see Milwaukee Art Museum and North Shore Lighthouse.

· Visit Brady Street, Milwaukee’s Italian enclave; stop at Peter Sciortino’s Bakery for cookies and shopping; visit Glorioso’s Deli for continued shopping and visit their test kitchen for a demo.

Cost: $65 – 95 per person depending on your transportation needs

Private Tour FAQs

If you are joining us for the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing bus, you can purchase tickets on the bus at any of our 11 pick up locations. We do require advance reservations for our walking tours as they do sell out. Guarantee yourself a spot on our tour by booking in advance directly at www.milwaukeecitytours.com

Yes! All of our tours are available for private events. When your purchase a private tour, you have the flexibility of time, date, and number in party. We are available for corporate, family, bachelor/bachelorette parties, schools, and shore excursion groups. We require 8 of more for a private walking or streetcar tour; 15 of more for a private bus tour. Email info@milwaukeefoodtours.com to book your private tour today.

BONUS: Book a group of 8 or more on one of the following tours and we will waive the 25% gratuity/booking fee: Around the World in 90 Minutes, InstaMKE, MKE Art Walk, Streetcar History Tour. This is not applicable to the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour, nor any Milwaukee Food Tours.

Our walking tours are handicap and stroller accessible. Check the tour listing for walking distances. There are plenty of walking breaks and opportunities to sit down along the way. 

If you are joining us for a bus tour such as the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour, please note that we do not have a wheelchair lift on our buses. Foldable strollers or walkers are welcome on the buses. 

Please call (414) 216-9426 at least 48 hours before the tour and we would be happy to provide a refund or reschedule your public tour tickets. No refunds are provided to day-of no-show attendees. Our tours are conducted rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we may need to delay the tour or cancel the tour. If a tour needs to be cancelled, we will issue refunds and/or reschedule your tour for a later date.

Our tours are conducted rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we may need to delay the tour or cancel the tour. If a tour needs to be cancelled, we will issue refunds and/or reschedule your tour for a later date.

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We Want to Make it as Easy as Possible

We do not ask for a deposit or signed contract, who can say that? Just follow these three easy steps.
  1. Fill out our tour request form below with as many details as possible.
  2. We will contact you to confirm your booking. At this time, we ask you provide your tentative head count so we can confirm reservations with your selected locations.
  3. Five days prior to your tour date we will need a final head count, list of any allergies or dietary restrictions, and payment via credit card or check. Payment (cash, check, credit card) is due by the beginning of the tour.

Have Questions?

Give us a call 414-255-0534 ext 5.

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