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Motorcoach Tours PDF – 2018

See our live availability calendar to give you an idea of what is open. If your preferred slot is open, great! When you are ready to book, you may do so online thru the calendar or send us a quick email or give us a call and we will put a hold on it for you. If your preferred slot is not open, still contact us and we will see what we are able to do to best accommodate your group.

Working with Domestic or Inbound Tour Operators, Senior Centers, Church Groups or Social Organizations, we add time on the river to any itinerary! We want your group to be able to get on this great river and fall in love with it, as we have! You and your guests will be surprised by how very pretty this body of water actually is! We promise to take great care of your group. We fully respect that ours is but a part of your tour offering, and we are a direct reflection on you and your company. Our aim is to be your go to water addition whenever you are around this part of Wisconsin.

We have 2 locations, De Pere & Appleton. They are on the same river, just about 1/2 hour apart, but the experiences are a bit different.

Vessels

River Tyme – De Pere is a 1953 Riverboat, 2 Levels, Full Bar & Restroom onboard. Minimum 30 Pax, Maximum 49 Pax. For more information on this vessel – click here.

River Tyme – De Pere

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River Tyme Too – Appleton is more casual. She’s a 1981 Canal boat, 1 Level, Beer, Soda & Water for purchase. No restroom. She’s all about the river itself. Minimum 23 Pax, Maximum 34 Pax. For more information on this vessel – click here.

River Tyme Too – Appleton

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Cruise & Land Tours

De Pere Only – Fox River Canal and Lock System: Travel the waterway built at the turn of the century to create passage from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Lock through at the hands of the tender, just as you would have in the early 1900s. Learn why it was built, how it was built, tour the home of the man who made it happen, learn why it failed to be the greatest water highway, and how the locals saved this piece of history.

This is the perfect choice for day and bus tour groups. The package includes a guided tour of Hazelwood Historic Home, a 2 hour cruise onboard River Tyme to include passage through the Lock in De Pere, and narration focused on the history of the Fox Locks System, and a very tasty box lunch. Or, replace the lunch on the boat with a formal 3 course tea in the house. Minimum Guests – 31, Maximum Guests – 49. If you have less than 31, we will need to open the river cruise portion up to the public to help fill the boat, otherwise all will be the same.

Details:
Hazelwood Historic House Museum Tour led by Docent- 1.5 hours
*Travel to Boat approximately 5 miles, plus loading and unloading – .5 hours
Riverboat Cruise through historic hand-operated lock, downriver toward Green Bay and return – 2 hours
Lunch includes a choice of sandwich plus chips, cookie and non-alcoholic drink
Total = 4 hours

$55 per person, includes museum entry, river cruise, lock passage, and a box lunch
OR
$50 per person, includes museum entry, river cruise, lock passage, and 3 course formal tea
OR
$43 per person, includes museum entry, river cruise, lock passage – (no meal included)

 

Appleton Only – Down by the Old Mill Tour:  So much great history packed into one day! Visit a woolen mill that first opened its doors in 1880, and has been running ever since …. same machine, same family, an amazing gem for time travel.  Combine that with a tour of the world’s first home lit by hydroelectricity. Edison light bulbs are still in place.

Eat lunch in the historic Atlas Mill, one of Kimberly-Clark’s first papermaking facilities built in 1878, right along the water. Last, but surely not least, you will cruise on one of our fine refurbished vessels and enjoy the river that brought the mills here in the first place.

You’ll spend so much time at the turning of the last century, you won’t even remember what cell phones or email or twitter is!

Minimum Guests – 23, Maximum Guests – 35. If your group is 36 – 55, we will split them into two smaller groups and alternate destinations.

Details:
Hearthstone Historic House Museum tour led by docent – 1.30 hours
Courtney Woolen Mill visit led by 3rd generation owner – .45 hour
 Atlas Cafe for lunch – includes a choice of sandwich plus chips, cookie and non-alcoholic drink- 1.5 hours
Travel 5 miles to home dock of River Tyme Too – Appleton
Canalboat Cruise, downriver thru a hand operated historic stone lock – 2 hours
Total = 6.5 hours to include lunch and drive time between stops

$55 per person, includes step-on guide, all museum fees, lock passage and a very nice meal 

 

Appleton Only – Cruise to the Dutch Windmill: Begin your trans-ethnic journey in the small town of Little Chute at an authentic, fully functioning, Dutch Windmill brought to Wisconsin from the Netherlands. Grab a cup of coffee or tea at the local coffee house, then head to the boat to cruise thru a wonderful stone, hand-operated lock on the way to Appleton. Cruise is one way, drop off and pick up locations are different. Minimum Guests – 23, Maximum Guests – 35. If your group is 36 – 55, we will split them into two smaller groups and alternate destinations.

Details:
Windmill tour led by Docent – 1.25 hours
Coffee House time – .5 hours
Canalboat Cruise thru lock – 1.5 hours
Total = 3.25 hours

$39 per person, includes museum entry & lock passage (snack at coffee house not included in price)

 

Or, if you are looking for

Cruise Only Tours

– Available on River Tyme – De Pere & River Tyme Too – Appleton:

De Pere – Love Your River Cruise: 

A laid back tour, with light narration focused on the history, environment, area geology, or a combination – hopefully close to reality, or at least made to sound so. Leaving from our home ports in De Pere. Nice scenery to include wooded banks and nice homes & includes the closest thing we have to a castle in these parts! Option: Add in passage thru a hand-operated historic lock.

$22 – River Tyme – De Pere – 1.5 Hours
$25 – River Tyme – De Pere – 2 Hours to include lock passage thru De Pere Lock

Appleton – Love Your River Cruise: 
A laid back tour, with light narration focused on the history, environment, area geology, or a combination – hopefully close to reality, or at least made to sound so. Leaving from our home ports in Appleton. Nice scenery to include wooded banks and nice homes. Option: Add in passage thru a hand-operated historic lock.

$17 – River Tyme Too – Appleton – 1.5 Hours
$20 – River Tyme Too – Appleton – 2 Hours to include lock passage thru Cedars Lock

 

De Pere  – Lock & Industry Cruise: 
Heavier on the narration, but still far from lecture. We keep it interesting, and it is! There is some really cool stuff that has happened along this river! We’ll share it with you. Round Trip leaving from our home port in De Pere heading toward Green Bay. See paper mills, museums and even Lambeau Field (in the distance) from the water. 2 Hours

$25 – River Tyme – De Pere (for 30 – 49 pax) includes lock passage thru De Pere Lock

Appleton – Lock & Industry Cruise:
One Way leaving from our home port in Appleton heading upriver, traveling thru the flats of Appleton through 4 authentic hand-operated locks. This cruise will start at our home dock in Appleton and disembark at the Appleton Yacht Club. 2 Hours

$23 – River Tyme Too – Appleton (for 30 – 35 pax) One Way, includes lock passage thru 4 Appleton Locks
$25 – River Tyme Too – Appleton (for 23 – 29 pax) One Way, includes lock passage thru 4 Appleton Locks

 

Add in a Meal | Individualized or Grouped

We work with area caterers to bring you a tasty and fresh sandwich, salad, & cookie lunch. We promise it will be tasty – trust us, we have had plenty of untasty sandwiches and so have tested these ourselves. You will only be served those that we really liked and would eat again, even on the main land.

$12 – either location

Or, if you prefer a sandwich platter, we have 2 options – De Pere only:

37-45 guests = 4 platters, chips, cookies – $290
30-36 guests = 3 platters, chips, cookies – $220

 

Don’t have a full motorcoach load of people? Consider booking out one of our public tours. There’s a good chance a few very nice strangers, soon to be friends, will join you. But that’s just a bonus, right?

Email or call us today to get all of your questions answered and then please book your excursion. (Aren’t we polite?)

920.422.6300