Sturgeon Bay. Fish Creek. Sister Bay. Gill’s Rock. Ellison Bay. Jackson Harbor. Ferry to Washington Island . Egg Harbor . Baileys Harbor . Ephraim “Three Nights at Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay on the Shores of Lake Michigan" July 11-15, 2020
No wonder so many of our Happy Trails family are asking for a trip to Door County, Wisconsin! It's one of the top destinations in North America! All the wonderful memories you have of a Door County summer are in the air and in the landscapes of Door County just waiting for us to stop on by. The fragrances and sounds of the season surround us at each and every turn. And where better to experience this than in Door County – one of the best places in the entire Midwest! Door County is beautiful any time of year and you will love it even more when the lavender is in bloom and the cherries are ready for picking. Pack your bag, grab your camera and join your friends from Happy Trails Tours as we visit beautiful Door County, Wisconsin and Washington Island.
Your Five Day Tour Includes the Following
Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation (Trobec Bus Co) Boarding in Northeast & Central MN
Four Nights -One Night in Shawano, WI and Three Nights in Door County, Ellison Bay
Three Nights at Rowley's Bay Resort in Ellison Bay to Include the Following:
Reserved seats at the Peninsula Players Theater for "Something Rotten" Broadway Production in Fish Creek; Traditional Fish Boil; Seaquists Farm Market, Ferry to Washington Island, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse; Al Johnson's (goats on the roof!); Schoolhouse Beach, Farm Museum, Lavender Farm, Mann's Mercantile, Stav Church
Shawano County Barn Quilt Route along our journey on that first day of travel.
Nine Meals (Four Breakfasts; Two Lunches; Three Dinners)
Taxes, Luggage Handling and Fully Guided with a Happy Trails Tour Representative
Deposits: $125 deposit per person due with the reservation form below. Fully refundable with cancellations made by 05/15/20, Full Payments: Due June 1, 2020 . Cancellations: Monies returned with cancellations between May 15 - June 10, 2020 is contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives from hotels, charters, tour companies, restaurants and theaters. Cancellations after June 10, 2020 receive no refunds. Thank you for your understanding. Travel Insurance: Trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional charge. We highly recommend this investment as it offers peace of mind and financial security. It covers pre-existing conditions if purchased within 12 days of your initial deposit paid. Final Documents: Your final documents, day-by-day itineraries, hotel address & phone information will arrive 3 weeks prior to departure.
Day 1: Sunday, July 11 Travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin Happy Trails offers convenient Trobec motor coach boarding in the early morning hours in BOTH Northeast & Central MN. Please secure the yellow luggage tag on to your suitcase prior to boarding the coach. Try to arrive a few minutes early. Be sure to leave us a cell phone number in case we need to reach you. Don't board at any other location listed below unless cleared through our office. Your names are on a manifest list. You will want to let any establishment know IF you are leaving a car parked while you are gone. Thank you. Please call Happy Trails Tours if you have any questions or concerns. 800-635-7779.
____ 5:30 am - Grand Rapids Sawmill Inn (2301 So. Hwy 169- 218-326-8501) ____ 6:15 am - Hibbing Park Hotel - (1402 E Howard St - 218-262-3481) ____ 6:45 am- Virginia Village Inn- 13th Street South (749-8289)
8:00 am - 9:00 am- Perkins Miller Hill Mall - Breakfast stop ~ paying on own ____8:45 am- Duluth Perkins Miller Hill Mall - 1302 Miller Trunk Hwy (218-727-4188) ____9:20 am- Superior, WI, Perkins Restaurant - 103 E 2nd Street (715-392-8544)
Our friends from Central Minnesota will board at the following: Depending on the numbers, it may be a SUV, a van, or a coach. _____7:30 am - Baxter Kohl's Department Store ______ 8:30 am- Sartell AmericInn - (119 LeSauk Dr - 320-259-0877) A comfort stop / breakfast break will be made as you need it. Just let your driver know when you would like to make a stop.
12:00 - 1:00 pm- Everyone will meet at the Oakwood Mall in Eau Clair for lunch break ~ paying on own~ before we continue to Shawano, WI.
This is a travel day…where you’ll have time to just sit back, relax and get acquainted with fellow travelers on board. Meal and rest stops will be made as the day goes along. You'll enjoy seeing all the lovely barn quilts as we travel along the Quilt Trail in Shawano County. 6:00 pm- We'll settle in to the lovely Radisson Hotel in Green Bay. This property offers a full service restaurant, indoor pool, two beds in the rooms, coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards, WiFi and so much more.
Day 2: Monday, July 12 Green Bay, Wisconsin and Peninsula Players 7:00 - 7:45 am- Enjoy breakfast, included, before we begin traveling to Green Bay for an area city tour. 6:45 am- Set your luggage outside your doors ~ 7:45 am- The coach departs. 9:00 -11:00 am- Welcome to Green Bay! If the Packers are not using the field the day before, the day of or the day after, we may be able to secure a tour of Lambeau Field. So stay tuned!!! Be assured that either way, we'll enjoy an area tour of Green Bay if we can't tour the field. We'll make time for a lunch stop, paying on own, before traveling to Door County. 1:00 pm- Board the coach after our tour for a short drive to Door County, Wisconsin. 3:00 pm- We'll arrive with to beautiful Door County's Mainland where we'll get checked in to our lovely accommodations at Rowley's Bay.
Check into the Rowley's Bay Resort on Ellison Bay. (They have an elevator, indoor pool, two beds in most of the rooms) 4:30 pm- Enjoy an "Chef's Choice Buffet Dinner" at the hotel, included.
5:45 pm- After dinner, we'll depart for Ellison Bay for an enjoyable evening at the Peninsula Players Theater, located in Fish Creek. We'll take our seats and prepare for a delightful evening of comedy at the Broadway production of "Something's Rotten"
7:30 pm- Curtain Call! Get ready to have some good laughs at the Renaissance Contemporary Comedy!
Day 3: Tuesday, July 13 Ferry to Washington Island - Door County Fish Boil and Findlays for Lunch
7:30 am- Enjoy Breakfast, included, before exploring Washington Island! 8:15 am- Board the coach / We'll take the 9:00 am Washington Island Ferry (Including our Motorcoach to the island). Begin a full day of touring with our Door County guide and travel to the boat dock for our Ferry to Washington island. Our morning and afternoon will include a visit to a Lavender Farm, Stav Church and a stop by Jackson Harbor. Lunch is included today at Findlays. We'll also visit Mann's Mercantile, Farm Museum and Schoolhouse Beach.
3:00 pm- Board the Washington Ferry and return to the Mainland. Continue back to Rowley's Bay Resort where an evening of storytelling and a delicious dinner await!
4:30 pm- Get ready for an enjoyable evening with a delightful storyteller prior to a traditional Door County Fish Boil at Rowley's Bay.
5:00 pm- Dinner is served! It's a traditional "Fish Boil" ... a Door County Signature Dish! This unforgettable experience will include storytelling along with a delicious meal and is sure to leave lasting memories and a full tummy! Take the rest of your day at your leisure!
Day 4: Wednesday, July 14 Peninsula State Park, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and "Goats on the Roof!"
7:30 am- Enjoy Breakfast, included, before enjoying another fun day! 8:30 am- Board the coach.
We'll begin the day winding our way through Peninsula State Park, a 3,776 acre state treasure with nearly seven miles stretching along Lake Michigan's Green Bay shoreline. It wraps itself around a landscape of forest, meadows and wetlands and ascends over 150 feet atop the rocky bluffs. We'll also make a visit to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, built in 1886 and serving as a guiding light over Green Bay's waters for over 146 years. We've also included some shopping time in Fish Creek, Seaquist Farm Market and Tour. This where you'll have an opportunity to pick fresh cherries in the orchard... (Or you purchase some in the gift shop). Lunch (included) and shopping is also included at Al Johnson's in Sister Bay Here's where the goats like to watch the "comings' and goings" from the top of the restaurant room There's so much to do and see in Door County! 5:00 pm- We'll return to Rowley's Bay for another wonderful buffet dinner " International Buffet" - included.
Day 5: Thursday, July 15 Homeward Bound with Many Fond Memories 6:30 am- Breakfast, included. 6:30 AM- Set your luggage outside your doors for the porters.
7:15 AM -The coach departs for home. We’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wisconsin, making stops along the way, as we make our journey homeward.
4:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Eau Clair- After a comfort stop/fast food stop, our groups (NE and Central MN) will split off and continue their journeys to their hometowns.
Central MN: 7:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Sartell; 7:45 pm to Rice; 8:45 pm to Little Falls and 9:15 pm to Baxter Northeast MN: 7:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Duluth/ Superior 8:45 pm to Eveleth 9:00 pm to Virginia 9:30 pm to Hibbing ; 10:15 to the Rapids.
Disclaimer: Happy Trails Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, theater, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Happy Trails Tours, INC and their respective employees, agents, representatives accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of country in which they are provided. Happy Trails Tours INC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by Happy Trails Tours. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.
Door County - July 11-15, 2020 Things to Know Before You Go on the Door County
The Coach/ Seat Rotation: The coach is chartered through Trobec Bus Company. It has seatbelts, reclining seats, foot rests, seat pockets, cup holders, restroom, microphone, Wi-Fi, #110 electrical outlets and requires several steps to climb to get inside. We do not rotate seats. We try to accommodate those with special needs and assign folks to a seat according to when they registered. Thank you for your understanding.
Hotels:The hotels amenities are listed on the day -by day. On occasion, you may notice one without an elevator.
Fully Guided with Professional Drivers and Escorts: Not to worry - you’re in good hands! A Happy Trails Representative looks forward to greeting each and every one of you. Rest assured, the smallest detail has been given the utmost attention to assure a relaxing and well organized tour. The Trobec drivers are wonderful and very accommodating, too. Together, your driver and tour host will take great care in all the final details to assure a fabulous travel experience.
Luggage:Pack one suitcase each. This suitcase is delivered each night to your rooms by the porter. (Tips are included). You may bring a carry-on bag, as well, on board. Carry-on bags are handled by yourself. Do not make them heavier than what you can carrry. Don't forget your camera snf extra batteries for your charger.
Dress Code & How to Pack:This tour is comfortable and casual. Wear comfortable shoes and pack a light weight fall jacket should it get a bit chilly. You may also wish to pack a swimming suit as Rowley's Bay has an indoor pool. We also recommend an umbrella for the rainy days and sunscreen for sunny days.
Shuttles : Sometimes, if an area where we promised to be a boarding location, falls short in numbers, we may have to offer a small shuttle vehicle to help save costs or ask you to travel a short distance to meet the coach. We'd rather run a shuttle than totally cancel the convenience of a ride for folks for this tour. We hope you'll understand why we occassionally offer smaller shuttle vehicles. By smaller, we mean van, car or Yukon.
Meals: The meals we include offer menu’s with limited menu options, some plated and some buffets. The breakfasts at the Super Eight in Shawano is a deluxe continental. The one at Rowley's Bay is a full breakfast.
Special Needs: Be sure to let us know of any special needs...such as diet, walking, stairs, allergies or motion sickness, etc…. If you use a wheelchair, walker (one with a seat is best) or a scooter, please let us know. Please refrain from using strong cologns or perfumes while on board the coach. So many folks have allergies and we want everyone comfortable while traveling. Diabetics are encouraged to bring along some little snacks as we cannot always promise meal breaks on schedule though we do our best to.
Tipping: The tour includes tips for luggage handling, meals and step-on-guides. Tips are not included for your driver & on board travel host.
On Board Activities: We play movies, play games, listen to CDs & tell stories as we pass the time along while traveling. If you have a cute joke or story (and it’s appropriate for all audiences!) then we invite you to use the microphone and share your humor with all on board.
Schedule Changes: We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. Sometimes changes occur beyond our control. If a change occurs, we’ll replace it something of equal value. We have no control over any of the attractions listed in this flyer nor can we control hotels, tour companies (other than our own); restaurants and theaters.