Wisconsin’s East Coast & Door County

Goats on the Roof - Organs in the Basement

5 Days

Starting At $699.00
This is an Eclectic Heritage Tour and there aren't many of those! It combines a few unique attractions with Wisconsin Heritage sites and creates a light-hearted fun-filled adventure. One morning begins with the discovery of an music palace in an old-man's basement, another features breakfast in a building with goats on the roof. You enjoy an evening at the famous Fireside Dinner Theater, a visit to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and a Door County Fish Boil.

Wisconsin’s East Coast & Door County

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 Racine WI Attractions

  • Fred’s Basement Bijou
  • Lehmann’s Bakery Tour & Tasting
  • Fireside Dinner Theater

Door County Sightseeing

  • Door County Greeting
  • Washington Island Ferry
  • Guided Cherry Train Tour
    • Stavkirke Church
    • School House Beach
    • Jacobsen Museum
  • Birch Creek Music Performance Center
  • Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tour
Milwaukee Sightseeing

  • Harley Davidson Museum
  • Milwaukee City Tour
  • Four Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Three Hotel Breakfasts
  • Breakfast at Al Johnson’s Swedish
  • Four Dinners
  • All Taxes & Tips on these services
  • Luggage Handling
  • One Free with Every 16 Paid

Tour Prices

. . . Per Person Prices

. . . $699 Double

. . . $649 Triple . . . $599 Quad . . . $999 Single

Day 1 – Arrive in Racine, WI and check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner this evening is at the Hobnob Supper Club, established in 1954 and located on Lake Michigan. Supper Club’s became popular during the 30s and 40s and were considered a “destination” where patrons would spend the whole evening, from cocktail hour to nightclub style entertainment after dinner. Enjoy your evening in a casual and relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

Day 2 – As you walk down the gravel driveway to Fred Hermes one story house you will be questioning why you’re here.  Then when you step through the doorway to the house and start down the basement stairs your concern will start to grow.  Then suddenly you see ornate columns, chandeliers, lavishly detailed walls: and it’s like you walked into an old-time movie palace.  The lights dim. A gold curtain silently glides open, and, like Poseidon rising from the sea, up comes the star attraction: an elaborate theater organ console—five keyboards, and nearly countless pedals and switches. This 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer organ from 1926 is the largest five manual organ that the company ever made. It’s the largest of the three of its kind still intact and in use. Fred spent 46 years in his basement restoring this unique artifact of musical, cinematic, and technological history. His remarkable achievements have been recognized by the American Theatre Organ Society and other groups and your group will be truly thrilled at the sights and sounds they see.

Next, stop at Lehmann’s Bakery for a tour and samples of the famous Danish pastry, Kringle. Lehmann’s Bakery is the oldest continually operating bakery in Racine, and has carried on the tradition of making the original Danish Kringle for more than 80 years.

This evening will be spent at Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson, which has earned the reputation as the Midwest’s premier dinner theatre and Wisconsin’s number one year round motorcoach attraction. The Fireside is a theatrical adventure like no other, fine dining and an opportunity to purchase gifts and treasures to take home and cherish forever.

Day 3 – This morning travel to Milwaukee and visit the Harley Davidson Museum. Compelling exhibits, behind the scenes tours, rocking events and hands on fun for adults and kids. All rooted in Harley Davidson’s rich history. There is lots to see and do!!  Also while in Milwaukee you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city.

Arrive in Door County, WI early afternoon and kick off your adventure with a meet and greet at the Door County Visitors Bureau. With more than 300 miles of spectacular shoreline and five state parks, Door County is a pleasure lover’s dream come true. Check into Rowley’s Bay Resort for a two night stay.

Dinner this evening will be a traditional Door County fish boil at the resort. Just as the Scandinavian settlers off the Peninsula did 100 years ago, fresh locally caught whitefish are cooked outside over an open fire along with small baby red potatoes and sweet boiling onions. During the cooking process, fish oils naturally rise to the surface which “boil over” along with water in a fiery spectacle signaling the end of the cooking process and the beginning of dinner!

Day 4 – Begin your day with a unique and authentic Swedish breakfast experience at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant where live goats can be found grazing on the sod roof. It’s quite a sight, and it’s made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County. Be sure to stop at the gift shop for a special Swedish souvenir to remember your travels.

Following breakfast you will board the Washington Island Ferry for a half-hour trip across the four mile passageway between the tip of the County and the island known as “La Porte des Morts” or “the door of the dead.” During your boat ride learn the history of the outlying islands and an intro to Washington Island. Upon arrival board the Island’s original open air Cherry Train and enjoy a narrated tour, highlighting island features and attractions. Stops could include Stavkirke Church, Schoolhouse Beach and Jacobsen Museum. Return to the mainland early afternoon and enjoy some free time to explore Door County on your own. Dinner this evening is included.

This evening following dinner travel to Birch Creek Music Performance Center for an evening of symphony, jazz, or percussion and steel band entertainment. Birch Creek Music Performance Center is where 200 students and 100 faculty members study by day and present concerts by night in a century old, 500 seat Dutton Concert barn.

Day 5 – This morning after breakfast take a cruise along the scenic Door County shoreline with Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. Be sure to have your camera ready as you cruise past the 145 year old Eagle Bluff Lighthouse… learn the history of Ephraim and the millionaire’s estate “Englemar” on Horseshoe Island and more!

Depart for home.