Great Lakes Shore Excursions Map

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Explore the Best of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes cruises give passengers an intimate, luxury cruise experience, and we provide passengers the exceptional shore excursions. We offer shore excursions to passengers in Duluth MN, Bayfield WI, Sturgeon Bay WI, Houghton MI, Alpena MI, Detroit MI, Chicago IL, and Milwaukee WI.

We are also available for embarking / disembarking services in both Milwaukee (WI) and Duluth (MN). In addition, we provide embarking and disembarking services including airport transfers, hotel transfers, greeter staff, and luggage trucks in both Milwaukee WI and Duluth MN for Great Lakes cruises. 

Our team of tour guides, bus drivers and day-of embarking and disembarking staff love working with groups cruising the Great Lakes! Not only does our team love working with groups, but they are locals that have been professionally trained and are well versed in history and architecture, as well as being authentic, warm and welcoming to guests. 


Shore Services Offered

Public Tours

Passengers can join a public tour offered the day the ship is in town.

Private Tours

Individuals or groups may arrange for a private shore excursion.

Excursion Coordination

Allow us to coordinate shore excursions for the ship.

Luggage Assistance

Allow us to provide assistance with transfers, luggage handling, embarking and disembarking.


Sample of our Milwaukee Shore Excursions

Bikes & Beer Barons

Guided Harley Davidson Museum tour highlighting Harley-Davidson’s journey from garage start-up to iconic global brand. Delve into Milwaukee’s legendary beer heritage then stop at Miller Brewing Company for a brew. See the family mansions of Milwaukee beer barons including a brief tour of “the home that beer built” – The Pabst Mansion.


Milwaukee Highlights Sightseeing Tour

See the iconic white suspension bridge and Burke Brise Soleil meant to represent the sails of a Viking ship, climb to the top of the North Point Lighthouse (or stay grounded and explore their museum), and have time to souvenir shop and stroll your way through the Historic Third Ward.

Docent-led Museum tours with transportation provided

Arrange for a private docent-led tour at one of Milwaukee’s many mansions including: 
Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Mansion, Grohmann Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum


Theresa Nemetz has been working with Viking officials for over a year to craft unique excursions for passengers to explore destinations when boarding and disembarking cruises. Her company, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, has been creating authentic food and history-centric city tours in Milwaukee for 13 years, so it was a natural pair.

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Are you interested in joining us?

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.

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