Indulge in fresh cuisine in an intimate setting, go back in time, and dance to the lively local musicians as they play the tunes of our past.
Historic Progressive Dinner
Embark on a historic & culinary quest.
Progress through three of Dubuque’s historic sites, enjoying entertainment, music, delicious food and wonderful company along the way. During this guided experience you will be mesmerized as costumed docents and local historians share facts about what made 19th century Dubuque so distinctive and why it was, and continues to be, the “Masterpiece of the Mississippi.”
Mathias Ham House
Experience 19th century life through the Ham mansion, a one-room school, a replica lead mine and dwelling, and Iowa’s oldest building.
A Dubuque icon since 1867, the former home of St. Mary’s Parish is once again a hub for personal growth, celebration, and community empowerment.
Fannie Stout House
The Fannie Stout House was built by Henry Stout in 1893 and given to his daughter Fannie as a wedding gift. This stunning home was one of Dubuque’s most treasured buildings back in its grandeur. Enjoy a delectable dessert and coffee as we tour the home to unravel the mystery of Fannie Stout herself.
Cost: $55 Per Person Inclusive
Tour Offered: Year Round; Locations may vary based on availability
Recommended Start Time: 4:30 P.M. Also Available as a Lunch Option
Length of Tour: 4 Hours
Requirements: Groups of 25-56
Dubuque Food Tour
Visit off-the-beaten path neighborhoods.
Enjoy the authentic flavors of Dubuque as your group dines in three of our treasured local properties. Savor a turkey and dressing sandwich, fresh from the garden salad, or soup, and a gremlin bar and ice cream. With each tasty bite your group will learn about these restaurants’ commitment to quality, whether it be their made-from-scratch dishes, original recipes or fresh ingredients. This guided tour will be sure to give your group a taste of Dubuque and leave you craving for more!
For 67 years, Dubuque’s last family owned grocery store has prided itself in old-fashioned quality and service. Hand-cut meats, homemade sausages, and Famous Turkey and Dressing sandwiches are a few of their specialties.
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Convivium is an urban farm, educational facility and event space in Dubuque, Iowa dedicated to the philosophy of creating community around food.
Betty Jane Candies
Betty Jane Candies is a family owned and operated company located in Dubuque, Iowa who’s passion and purpose has been to provide the highest quality homemade chocolates, caramels and candies since 1938.
Cost: $35 Per Person Inclusive
Tour Offered: May – October
Recommended Start Time: 10:30 A.M.
Length of Tour: 2.75 Hours
Requirements: Groups of 25-40
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Hear from a planner:
Diane O'Leary from Rustad Tours
“The tour members really enjoyed experiencing the tastes that made Dubuque famous on the Dubuque Food Tour. From the turkey/dressing sandwiches at Cremer’s Grocery to the soup and salad at Convivium Urban Farmstead to the ice cream and gremlins at Betty Jane Candies. We will definitely include the food tour the next time our group is in the area.”