Group Tour Packages

Group Tour Packages | Dates & Times Based on Availability

To find out availability, please email or call and we will get back to you just as soon as we possibly are able.

Who loves tour groups? We love tour groups! And we want tour groups to love us! And love the Fox River! And we know that all starts with the tour operator. Let us help you help your customers to fall in love with it all! 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. River Tyme – De Pere is a 1953 Riverboat, 2 Levels, Full Bar & Restroom onboard. River Tyme Too – Appleton is more casual. She’s a 1981 Canalboat, 1 Level, Beer & Soda onboard. She’s all about the river itself.

Please see below for the Group Tour Packages we are offering during 2018.

 

Down by the Old Mill … River 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!

This tour is offered in conjunction with cruises on either vessel.
Option River Tyme Riverboat:

River Tyme – De Pere

Hearthstone Historic House Museum tour led by docent – 1.25 hours
Courtney Woolen Mill visit led by 3rd generation owner – 1.5 hours
 Atlas Cafe for lunch – includes a choice of sandwich plus chips, cookie and non-alcoholic drink- 1.5 hours
Travel 26 miles to home dock of River Tyme – De Pere
Riverboat Cruise, upriver along wooded shores and beautiful homes – 1.5 hours
Minimum Guests – 31, Maximum Guests – 49
Total = 6.5 hours to include lunch and drive time between stops

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

Option River Tyme Too Canalboat:

River Tyme Too – Appleton

Hearthstone Historic House Museum tour led by docent – 1.25 hours
Courtney Woolen Mill visit led by 3rd generation owner – 1 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
Minimum Guests – 23, Maximum Guests – 35
Total = 6.5 hours to include lunch and drive time between stops

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

 

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)

 

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, 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. Minimum Guests – 31, Maximum Guests – 49.

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, lock passage, and a box lunch

 

Or, if you are just looking for a cruise in and of itself:

Love Your River Cruise | 1 1/2 hour

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 & Appleton.

$22 – River Tyme – De Pere
$17 – River Tyme Too – Appleton

Lock & Industry Cruise | 2 hour
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. Leaving from our home ports in De Pere & Appleton heading downriver, through authentic hand-operated locks.

$25 – River Tyme – De Pere
$22 – River Tyme Too – Appleton

 

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 – either location:

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