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Progressive Tours

This three-to-four-hour excursion can take place over lunch or over dinner.

Your group will enjoy a guided tour of Dubuque’s rich history, a delicious course at each location, and of course, we didn’t forget dessert!

tables3.jpg PHOTO: 7 Hills Event Center

7 Hills Event Center

This stunning space is a tribute to Dubuque’s industrial past. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, an open layout, and beautifully restored hardwood floors, this space pays homage to the window and woodworking that used to be manufactured here. Originally built in 1916 for the main offices for Carr, Ryder & Adams Company (A.K.A. CARADCO). It stands out in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District for its distinctive architecture of a Second Renaissance Revival style. Here you will enjoy an appetizer, a beverage, and a history of this space.

Steeple Square

Steeple Square

A Dubuque icon since 1867, the former home of St. Mary’s Parish is once again a hub of gatherings in Dubuque. This former church is now one of Dubuque’s most unique event spaces. Your group will enjoy their main course, featuring a buffet of two meats, potato, vegetable, and salad to start. Enjoy complimentary nonalcoholic beverages with your meal, or if your group members choose to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, there is a cash bar available. Here your group will have live musical entertainment, singing about history and the mighty Mississippi River.

Fannie Stout House

Fannie Stout House

This house was built in 1893 by Henry Stout and was given to his daughter in 1898. It is a perfect example of eclectic architecture. The house is filled with rich characteristics, including beautiful woodwork, stunning chandeliers, and stain glass windows. Here your group will enjoy dessert along with the opportunity to hear more history and explore the home on their own.

The Details

Cost: $53 per person. Rate includes a Travel Dubuque step-on Guide to be with your group throughout the event. It does not include gratuity for the guide, should you choose to leave one. 1 comp per 25

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 20-52

Cremer's Grocery

Cremer's Grocery

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 restaurant dubuque

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 Dubuque

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.

Barge on Mississippi River Dubuque Iowa

The Details


Rates for the historic progressive dinner in 2021 are as follows:

15-24 people: $55 per person + 1 complimentary admission

25-28 people: $50 per person + 1 complimentary admission

29-32 people: $49 per person + 2 complimentary admissions

33-36 people: $48 per person + 2 complimentary admissions

37-52 people: $47 per person + 2 complimentary admissions

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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Interested in booking a progressive tour? Our staff can help you build a memorable experience for your group.