Field Trips

The coolest field trip in town.

Are you looking for a unique field trip for your class this semester in Milwaukee? We offer school field trips for culinary classes, F.A.C.E., history classes, and foreign language classes. We’ve been offering tours for locals and tourists alike, along with field trips for history, culinary and language classes, for the past 12 years.

We provide 1 teacher/chaperone comped ticket per 15 students. Tours are priced using your bus transportation; we can provide quotes if you need transportation provided.

Field Trip Itineraries

Italian & German Field Trip

$45 per person, 3.5-hour tour

On this tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s Italian and German history. This tour visits Brady Street and Old World Third Street, teaching students how Milwaukee’s old-school traditions have transformed into modern-day customs.

Tour Stops and Activities:

  • Meet on Brady Street where we’ll focus on learning about the Italian, Irish, and Polish immigrants of Milwaukee
  • Visit a pizzeria for Milwaukee-style thin-crust pizza, an Italian bakery for a cannoli, an Italian deli for olives and prosciutto and a Celtic restaurant for Shepherd's pie in the neighborhood
  • Travel via your bus while we tell the tales of the German immigrants who came to Milwaukee and made the city what it is today
  • Enjoy cheese, sausage, root beer and an apple strudel dessert in the neighborhood

French in Milwaukee Trip

$45 per person, 3.5-hour tour

On this tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s French history. We’ll spend time at Milwaukee’s notable French landmarks and sample some traditional food along the way while using your bus as transportation.

Tour Stops and Activities:

  • Pere Marquette Park – Listen to an overview of Milwaukee history and then continue the story via your bus
  • Tour St. Joan of Arc Chapel (Marquette University campus)
  • Sample beef bourguignon at a French restaurant such as Lake Park Bistro
  • Stop at Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee for trivia and games, or visit a local art display with a French connection
  • End the day at a popular local French bakery for a pastry!

Latinos of Milwaukee

$45 per person, 3.5-hour tour

On the tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide highlighting Milwaukee’s Latino history. We’ll spend time at Milwaukee’s notable Latino business owners and sample some traditional food along the way while using your bus as transportation.

Tour Stops and Activities:

  • Start by visiting Latino Arts within the United Community Center or Arts @ Large in Walker's Point for a gallery tour
  • Enjoy tacos for lunch at a Latino owned restaurant
  • We'll stop at a grocery store for a tour, flautas, and shopping
  • End the day with churros from a woman-owned Latina bakery

Black History & Civil Rights in Milwaukee

$60 per person, 3.5-hour tour

On the tour, groups are escorted by a tour guide versed in Milwaukee’s black history. Additionally, students will learn about Wisconsin’s role in the civil rights movement while using your bus as transportation.

Tour Stops and Activities:

  • Start by visiting a significant church in the black community for a tour and talk
  • Enjoy a sit-down lunch at a black-owned restaurant
  • Visit the Wisconsin Black Historical Society for a tour and talk
  • End the day with a slice of pie from a black-owned bakery

InstaMKE Photo Walk

$20 per person, 2.5-hour tour

Explore the city through a new lens on this photographer-led tour! Engaging historic commentary will be accompanied by pro photo tips to help your students be confident in their abilities. One of the many highlights of the tour is Wisconsin Avenue, which boasts a stunning then-and-now view of Downtown Milwaukee, and the largest display of sculptures in the world known as SculptureMKE. This tour concludes at the Milwaukee lakefront, with the dramatic backdrop of the architecturally innovative Milwaukee Art Museum, its accompanying scenic gardens, and the I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-an-ocean view of Lake Michigan.

Please note – cameras are not provided to students; they are encouraged to use cell phones or bring cameras for the tour.

  • This tour begins in the Historic Third Ward, proceeds down Wisconsin Avenue and ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum where we will see the stunning architecture and scenic gardens
  • On this 1.8-mile walking tour your students will hear historic commentary and learn photographic tips from a professional photographer for taking creative pictures
  • If desired, students may bring lunch money or a brown bag lunch to stop to enjoy a lunch break along the way
  • Surprise dessert stop at the Milwaukee Public Market or in Cathedral Square is included in the price

Around the Ward in 90 Minutes

$20 per person, 90-minute tour

At one time an unfortunate victim to a devastating fire and some bloody history, the Historic Third Ward is now one of the most beautiful and most frequently visited neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Once-empty factories and vacant lots now house delicious restaurants, enticing boutiques, and lavish condos…and an official plaque recognizing the birthplace of pizza in Milwaukee! To hear more about that great story and so many others, bring your class on our Around the Ward in 90 Minutes tour!
  • Explore the Historic Third Ward on a walking tour that will reveal this popular neighborhood’s history and culture
  • Our Tour Guide will take your students inside some interesting buildings along the way
  • If desired, students may bring lunch money or a brown bag lunch to stop to enjoy a lunch break along the way
  • Surprise dessert stop at the Milwaukee Public Market or in Cathedral Square is included in the price

Streetcar History Tour

$20 per person, 2-hour tour

The streetcar known locally as The Hop weaves through multiple neighborhoods that you will hear about in-depth from your tour guide. Part streetcar ride, part walking tour, this tour provides a close-up view of some of the best parts of Milwaukee. During our 90 minutes together, your class will exit the streetcar twice so that we can embark on brief walking tours to explore Cathedral Square and the Historic Third Ward.
  • Hop on Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop, with a tour guide who will point out the architecture and history of downtown
  • Group will also stop in neighborhoods along the route for greater exploration time.
  • If desired, may students bring lunch money or a brown bag lunch to stop to enjoy a lunch break along the wa
  • Surprise dessert stop at the Milwaukee Public Market or in Cathedral Square is included in the price
  • This tour is limited to 20 students due to streetcar limitations

A Word From The Owner

“My inspiration for our student tours was Mrs. Appleby, my 5th grade teacher in Menomonee Falls. She would take us on walking tours and include stops for lunch along the way. Many years later, I find myself in the unique position where I can offer the same experience to our community.”

Theresa

Private Tour FAQs

Yes! Have something else in mind? Tell us what you are looking for and we are happy to develop a custom experience for your group.

We require 8 or more for a private walking or streetcar tour, or 15 or more for a private bus tour. 

The 25% private tour booking fee includes restaurant gratuities, tour guide gratuity, driver gratuity (when applicable), credit card processing fees, and administrative planning time.

No deposit or contract is required. A final head count is due 5 days prior to your tour. Payment in full is due prior to the tour. Once you are ready to book the date, just let us know and we’ll put the reservation in the books for you.

We Want to Make it as Easy as Possible

We do not ask for a deposit or signed contract, who else 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.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Have Questions?

Give us a call 414-255-0534 ext 6.

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