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Day 1 – Home to Fond du Lac, WI 

Today we head east with our soon-to-be new friends through Wisconsin farm country. Our included lunch along the way will tide us over until our welcome dinner in Fond du Lac, complete with beautiful views of Lake Winnebago and the sunset right from our restaurant. Once we’re all filled up and introductions amongst our new traveling companions have been made, we’ll check into our hotel for a restful night. 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express (3 Nights) 


Day 2 – Fond du Lac area 

Following breakfast, we’ll head directly to our first stop, Vines & Rushes, a local winery focused on quality wines from Wisconsin-grown grapes. Family owned for over 70 years, we’ll enjoy a vineyard tour, wine sampling, and a hearty wood-fired pizza buffet lunch. Afterwards, we are in for a real treat! We’re headed to Larson’s Famous Clydesdales, where we’ll take a guided tour and see a performance of famous champion Clydesdales. What a special experience this will be! Visit the Clydesdale Museum with an antique wagon and souvenir shop. This evening we’ll dine in style at a local favorite, Sebastian’s! Rest well tonight – we’ve got a full day tomorrow! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 3 – Fond du Lac area 

Today we start out early for an exciting stop at Jim’s Siberian Outpost, where we’ll get up close and personal with the sled dogs, learn a bit about their different stories and dispositions, and get a feel for the amount of manpower required to keep the operation running. We’ll visit with the dogs while Jim teaches us about sledding, the history of the Iditarod, and the training for winter’s most exciting sport. Following the interesting tour with Jim, we’ll make our way to the community of Plymouth for a visit to the Wreath Factory. Here we will find a collection of wreaths with their signature blend of pine, cedar, balsam, and other botanicals to capture a scent true to Christmas memories, both old and new! After lunch on our own near Plymouth, we’ll step back in time to the stagecoach era at the Wade House, where we’ll tour the carriage museum & blacksmith shop, take a wagon ride, and visit the 1850’s Stagecoach Inn. We’ll get a real taste of history here! And our day continues! We’ll head to the LaClare Family Creamery in the late afternoon. Taste something out of the ordinary. Discover the one-of-a-kind goat milking facility and on-site creamery. The Retail Shoppe offers a wide variety of Wisconsin Artisan and Farmstead cheeses made with goat, cow and sheep milk. Ice cream, craft beer and specialty foods can also be found. Sample LaClare Family Creamery award-winning cheeses before we dine right here tonight at LaClare Farms with a four-course farm to table dinner! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 4 – Fond du Lac to Fort Atkinson, WI 

This morning we head south out of Fond du Lac to Horicon, WI, home of the John Deere Gator Works factory for an interesting and exciting tour. Next, we head to the Horicon Marsh, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Here we’ll take in the beautiful scenery overlooking the marsh on a boat tour. See and hear the living marsh as we tour the natural habitat of birds and animals. Following an included lunch, we will have a unique opportunity to travel through time as we explore displays and hands-on activities at the Horicon Marsh Visitor’s Center. Then we’ll take the short drive to Fort Atkinson, where we’ll check into our hotel before we prepare for an unforgettable evening at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. It begins with their fabulous signature buffet dinner, featuring a variety of delectable choices created by their chefs, and is sure to please! Following dinner we will be treated to the spectacular production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza that will have us singing and dancing in our seat. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly, through his short, but spectacular career and features his hits such as, “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and so much more! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 


Day 5 – Fort Atkinson to Home 

Following another good night’s sleep and our last breakfast on our tour, we’ll head back toward Minnesota and home. We’ll enjoy sharing grand memories with our new traveling friends of our Fantastic Fond du Lac tour! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,199
Single: $1,459
Triple: $1,129
Quad: $1,089

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $85

Travel Bucks

$25 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light Walking

Price Includes

11 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Tour Highlights

Vines & Rushes Winery Tour
Larson’s Famous Clydesdales Tour & Show
Jim’s Siberian Outpost Experience
Wreath Factory
Wade House Experience
LaClare Family Creamery Tour & Farm to Table Dinner Experience
John Deer Gator Works Factory Tour
Horicon Marsh Boat Tour
“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at the Fireside Dinner Theatre

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Fantastic Fond du Lac
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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