Cruising into Cream City

While the city was abuzz with the 115th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee Food & City Tours was keeping busy with the many passengers of the Pearl Seas Cruise Ship! Yep, you heard us correctly, cruises in Milwaukee!

Port Milwaukee is aiming to secure more cruise ships to visit the city during the luxury cruise excursions. Milwaukee Food & City Tours is the premier provider of shore excursions for boats large and small docking in Milwaukee. Accommodating 200 to 400 guests, Great Lakes cruises give passengers an intimate, luxury cruise experience with exceptional shore excursions. And the staterooms have spectacular views of the Great Lakes from private balconies.

 Milwaukee Food & City Tours tour guides and staff ready to show the best of Milwaukee during a shoreline excursion to passengers cruising the Great Lakes.

Milwaukee Food & City Tours tour guides and staff ready to show the best of Milwaukee during a shoreline excursion to passengers cruising the Great Lakes.

So, what do you do with 200 passengers from Pearl Seas on a sunny Friday in Milwaukee? The day kicked off with an early opening of the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by famed architect, Santiago Calatrava, and filled with nearly 25,000 works of art. This was a great stop for both a cup of coffee to kick-start our day together and an iconic Milwaukee gift shop! 

 Say, “CHEESE!” Cruise ship visitors from South Africa take advantage of a photo opps offered at the Milwaukee Art Museum while visiting Milwaukee.

Say, “CHEESE!” Cruise ship visitors from South Africa take advantage of a photo opps offered at the Milwaukee Art Museum while visiting Milwaukee.

After watching the Brise Soleil open on the horizon of Lake Michigan, we continued via bus to North Point Lighthouse. This was a perfect chance for passengers to relax, stretch their legs and learn more about this preserved lighthouse turned museum.

 Passengers sit back to enjoy an overlook at the North Point Lighthouse while touring town with Milwaukee Food & City Tours.

Passengers sit back to enjoy an overlook at the North Point Lighthouse while touring town with Milwaukee Food & City Tours.

We’ve been to Chicago but heard so much about Milwaukee. The North Point Lighthouse is fabulous. This is the first time we’ve been to this part of the country and people have been so incredibly nice!
— Beth of Baltimore, MD

Continuing our sightseeing excursion, our experienced tour guides shared Milwaukee’s beer-filled past while we stepped into The Pabst Mansion—home to Milwaukee’s famed brewer, Frederick Pabst.

We concluded our shore excursion in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, stopping at the Milwaukee Public Market to pick up the last of the crew's Milwaukee souvenirs.

Arriving back at their ship in time for lunch, passengers shared that they were pleasantly surprised by the sheer beauty of the Milwaukee shoreline along Lake Michigan.

WATCH THIS VIDEO recap of their day in Milwaukee!

 Docked in Port Milwaukee ready to visit Milwaukee during a shore excursion.

Docked in Port Milwaukee ready to visit Milwaukee during a shore excursion.

We cannot believe how fabulous this city is. We had no idea!
— Butch & Jenny, Colleyville TX

One of our tour guides, Caitlin, said, "These are my absolute favorite type of tours to lead. I love knowing that I’m the ambassador to Milwaukee, and that I have just a short time to share our beautiful home, history and hot spots!"

Whether arriving by boat or bus, Milwaukee Food & City Tours continues to be the experts in navigating each and every visitor’s itinerary and are a resource for groups looking to offer their guests world-class experiences. Available to host groups of 1 to 400+ to show off the city, Milwaukee Food & City Tours provides step-on guide services, hop on hop off sightseeing experiences, themed food tours, and receptive tour itinerary planning to meet the needs of your group. Let our 12 years of experience creating itineraries and leading tours be the next tour your guests can't stop talking about!