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Discover Iconic Milwaukee Tour provided by City Tours MKE

Discover Iconic Milwaukee Tour

Discover Iconic Milwaukee Tour
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Recommended by 95% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
100–120 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 100-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 100-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 152787P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Beverages are not provided by City Tours MKE, however guests are allowed to bring their own beverages and snacks aboard.
  • Entry/Admission - Milwaukee Art Museum
Duration
100–120 minutes
Departure details
  • 1130 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA We will be stationed out front of MKE Brewery/Bottle House 42 in our Cruisers
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Beverages are not provided by City Tours MKE, however guests are allowed to bring their own beverages and snacks aboard.
  • Entry/Admission - Milwaukee Art Museum
Departure details
  • 1130 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA We will be stationed out front of MKE Brewery/Bottle House 42 in our Cruisers
Duration
100–120 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1130 N 9th St
    1130 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
    We will be stationed out front of MKE Brewery/Bottle House 42 in our Cruisers
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lakefront Brewery
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  • 2
    Black Cat Alley
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
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  • 4
    Milwaukee Art Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Milwaukee Public Market
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  • 6
    Harley-Davidson Museum
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  • 7
    Fiserv Forum
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Maria B
Illinois62 contributions
We opted to pay an extra fee to get picked up at our hotel, which was totally worth it! Unfortunately we don't remember our guide's name, but she did a great job on our tour. Turns out we were the only people booked in our time slot, so it felt like a very personalized experience as we saw the various neighborhoods and sights around the city. This was a highlight of our brief Milwaukee vacation!

To echo what another review said, we did receive a text afterward asking for a tip. However, a tip was included in our booking fee (it clearly said "tip for the operator" on the emailed receipt).

If you are looking for a fun introduction to the city, we would definitely recommend this tour.
Written July 23, 2021
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bigwawao
New York City, NY9,902 contributions
OK. Went to Milwaukee for a wedding and of course decided to see Milwaukee itself. As this bus tour was a last minute thing, I was vacillating between this tour and the one by Untapped tours (Milwaukee Tours) which was a tad cheaper.

I cannot vouch for the quality of the other one. I believe, from the reviews, it is every bit as good as this one ( this one was excellent). I am just highlighting the difference so you can judge for yourself. I saw the other one on one of our stops. Seems we arrived at the same time.

The other one uses a bigger bus that you can see in the picture at their website. This tour I took is a small 6 seater ( 1 driver + 5 passengers) electric car that is open air. Max speed 25 mph. It was very airy, spacious and as there are only 5 passengers to one driver/commentator, you have a more personalized experience.

Also, being a much smaller car, it allowed us to enter places- like the lighthouse where as the other bus stopped by the street (which is not really a big deal to me).

Now to the quality of the driver/commentator. He was awesome and his knowledge was expansive. When he didn't know a question he was honest about it.

Several stops for photo ops are included.

They have 3 cars so can take a total of 15 passengers.

Highly recommended!

Two notes to take.
1. when I booked this online, it automatically charged me a $6 gratuity listed as " gratuity to the operator. " After the tour, a text link was sent to me that if I was satisfied, I could drop a tip. Just FYI

2. The pickup/dropoff point has a nearby parking (called Brewery parking) about half a block or so away. Incidentally, this parking is about 0.6 miles away from the river where there is a river cruise. So if you are driving and parked here, you can hit two birds with one stone., er car. 😄
Written August 14, 2021
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Excursion02368503133
Thank you for sharing! We enjoyed your review. We feel with our smaller vehicles we can hone in with a more personalized experience.
Written August 17, 2021
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Pamela B
Littleton, MA2 contributions
Breken, our guide, was knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. I accidentally booked the wrong day and there was no difficulty rebooking this tour. We learned quite a bit about the origins of Milwaukee beer manufacturing and then we were taken to most corners of the city to view some of the most beautiful homes and to the sketchier areas where lesser known restaurant gems were located. A stop for some margaritas at one of Breken's favorite watering holes was a fun addition to the tour.
We found our guide to be lively and entertaining. I would highly recommend this experience to someone early in their visit to MKE because you will benefit from the many recommendations for dining and imbibing that Breken has to offer.
Written September 19, 2020
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B Emy
3 contributions
I booked a tour with City Tours MKE. After my credit card was charged they sent a mandatory waiver form. The waiver indicates that the guest "assumes all risks" and releases MKE Tours "from all liability, even injury resulting in death, whether caused by negligence of MKI Tours or otherwise". There is additional verbiage in the waiver that, in my opinion, is equally egregious. It seems obvious that no one should be signing a release like this. The other issue is that City Tours MKE has not responded to my requests for a refund. My email was not answered and two phone calls have not been returned. My suggestion would be to look elsewhere for a tour of Milwaukee.
Written February 8, 2022
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Excursion02368503133
Hi Gary, We understand your frustration and we apologize for the late response in getting you a credit. You have been reimbursed. All of our drivers have a public passenger license and go through many safety checks. For our waiver is for the safety of our drivers and guests.
Written May 9, 2022
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Mark P
Minneapolis, MN3 contributions
What a great tour. The electric cart is open to the air (in summer). It's very quiet and easy to hear the tour guide. Since there's just a maximum of 5 people, it makes for a more relaxed group. We had great time, and would do this type of tour again.
Written October 3, 2021
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Sue Mu
Waynesville, NC6 contributions
What a wonderful way to see and learn about the city. So fun to buzz around the city in the electric car, can stop and park to see so many things. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we learned so much. Great family activity.
Written January 2, 2022
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Mrs. D
2 contributions
Family
This was a unique way to learn about this city. Our tour was 2 hours which was about 30 min too long. We all really enjoyed the first hour. While our tour guide had a lot of interesting facts, he wasn't able to converse with us or alter his script to our interests. We had older kids ( 11 and 15) who fell asleep. ... because we were in a small cart like vehicles and he never stopped talking, we all sat quietly for 2 hours. I recommend for adults and some teens who are interested in architecture.
Written April 5, 2021
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Caroline M
Ann Arbor, MI51 contributions
Our tour guide, Dillon, was very enthusiastic and had a good sense of humor which made the tour all that more enjoyable. The little electric buses are surprisingly comfortable. The price for a two-hour tour is super reasonable. We had the doors on due to the weather but in good weather I understand that they take them off. I’m not sure how safe I’d feel with them off but it would be fun. You will get an email after the tour asking for a tip. I think they should make the tip suggestion as well as a suggested amount clear when you order the tickets and on the little van. I really don’t want to expose my credit card info again after I’ve done the activity.
Written May 25, 2021
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Patti & Bob
Chicago, IL22 contributions
We had a great time on our Discover Iconic Milwaukee City Tour. Our guide, Brecken, was terrific and he fit in perfectly with our group. He made our day fun truly memorable. We did this tour to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was the perfect way to see the city and have fun along the way. The vehicle is great and having the sides open on a beautiful day was just perfect. We learned a lot about the city along with making a number of stops to get out and see some places close up. I would highly recommend this tour on a visit to Milwaukee!
Written May 30, 2021
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Richard L
1 contribution
Tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Milwaukee. We developed a much better appreciation of the city and its history. Our tour guide Mark, was unbelievably knowledgeable and possessed a great sense of humor. We also enjoyed riding in the small, open, electric tour vehicle. We highly recommend this tour and Mark.
Written August 17, 2021
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Anyone visiting MKE should check this out
Devin was our cruise director twice & amazing as well as Meagan who kept me up with details I so appreciate the p
JaimeL1830
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Awesome Tour
This is fun way to get some history of Milwaukee and see the around the city. I really enjoyed the tour.
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Fun but a little difficult!
This wasn't as easy as I had thought it would be! Turns out it is pretty rare to actually solve the game before tim
JeffB262
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At best OK
This event is a series of puzzles presented on an Ipad which guides you to several places in a two or three block
William B
William B
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Superb!
If this is your first trip to Milwaukee or you have limited time, this is a wonderful tour. Mike, our guide, who ow
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'LOVE' Golf Cart Sightseeing!
OMG! I'm so happy I took time to scroll thru the various touring options. The Golf Cart idea for 2 couples was th
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Fun excellent tour
Mary Beth was our tour guide. She was lots of fun, knows a lot about the area, and tailored the tour to our group.
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Fun tour
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was great and really gave us an awesome, personal tour with a ton of i
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Awesome tour
Our tour guide was the best. We had a wonderful time and a great history lesson. It stormed but we were able to mak
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