Old World 3rd Street Tour

Where Milwaukee’s Roots Meet Modern-Day Delights

Walking Tour

Old World 3rd Street Tour

Milwaukee’s spanning RiverWalk, located parallel to Water Street, and the Milwaukee River include culture, history and foods of Old World 3rd Street. Those traditions are just the beginning of this tour where Milwaukee’s old German traditions meet modern-day delights! We begin with a visit to Milwaukee’s oldest microbrewery, and end when we ‘schlemiel and schlimazel’ our way across the Milwaukee River to pay homage to The Fonz. In between is our chance to introduce you to treasured stops complete with hot bacon salad, cheese, sausage, beer, sauerbraten, spaetzle, dessert to add up to a meal.

Adult: $60.00
Adolescent (8-15): $35.00
Child (0-7): Free
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Walking Tour

Old World 3rd Street Tour

Old German traditions meet delicious new delights on this food tour along Milwaukee’s scenic RiverWalk and Old World 3rd Street. We might even 'schlemiel and schlimazel' our way across the Milwaukee River to pay homage to The Fonz.

2-2.5 hrs

Tour Details


Select Saturdays at 12:30 pm

Tour Duration

2-2.5 hours

Tour Distance

1.25 miles

Number of Stops


Group Size


Tour Notes

What's Included

Guided tour with authentic German cuisine, modern-day cuisine, and a 5-ounce sample of genuine Milwaukee-brewed beer.


This is a low impact walking food tour with slightly more than 1.25 miles of walking. There will be plenty of walking breaks and opportunities to sit down along the way.

Dietary Restrictions

This tour is seafood/shellfish free. We can offer vegetarian options. However, we are not able to accommodate other food allergies, dietary restrictions, or preferences on this tour. This includes gluten, vegan, sugar-free and kosher requests.

Private Tours

Tour can be booked as a private event for groups of 8 or more. We are happy to customize your date, time, location and dietary preferences. Call 414-255-0534 for more details.

Additional Information

This route highlights plenty of shopping opportunities - splurge along the way and buy local treasures at a local cheese store, sausage store, spice house and more!

Tour FAQs

If you need to cancel, please call (414)-255-0534 x 2 at least 48 hours before the tour. We are happy to give a refund with advance notice. No refunds are provided to no-show attendees or day-of cancellations.

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

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to accommodate walk ups. Guarantee yourself a spot on our tour by booking in advance directly at www.milwaukeefoodtours.com

We offer vegetarian options on all of our food tours. We are unable to accommodate for gluten-free, kosher, sugar-free or vegan on our public tours. We are able to make allergy/preference accommodations on private tours. Contact us at (414) 255-0534 ext. 2.

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

Our bus tours are not handicap accessible and attendees need to go up/down stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times. Foldable strollers and walkers are welcome.

Yes! All of our tours are available for as private tours. When you arrange for a private tour, you have the flexibility of time, date, number in party, and dietary accommodations. We require 8 or more for a private walking or streetcar tour, or 15 or more for a private bus tour. There is a 25% private tour booking fee which includes: restaurant gratuities, tour guide gratuity, driver gratuity, credit card processing fees, and administrative planning time. Call (414) 255-0534 ext. 2 for more information, or check out our private tour pages on our website.

Let's Get Going!

Meeting Location

AJ Bombers - 1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Meeting location is subject to change. Exact meeting location and parking details are sent in the confirmation email. Advanced ticket purchases required.

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