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Sails & Trails

A Group Tour Itinerary: Enjoy a variety of walks, river experiences, historical tours, and other adventures that will connect you to the spectacular places, faces, history and heritage that define our area.

Day One

Explore the Mississippi River in and around the water.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Stingray

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The Mississippi River defines our community and who we are today. Explore the past, present and future of this mighty waterway through hands-on interactive displays, exhibits, theaters and more.

American Lady Yacht Cruises

Mississippi River Cruise

Continue your exploration of the river on a scenic happy hour or sightseeing cruise aboard the American Lady, narrated by the captain himself.

Mathias Ham House

Historic Progressive Dinner

Get a true taste of Dubuque and experience our colorful culture, rich history, and authentic cuisine when you embark on the Historic Progressive Dinner. Let the city’s most knowledgeable guides help you navigate your way and open doors to a unique dining experience at three historic sites. Dubuque’s Progressive Dinner is the perfect recipe for a fun, fresh and successful group event.

Day Two

Hike area trails and end the day with brews and blues.

Monument Dubuque

Julien Dubuque Monument

Fresh air, sunshine and a stunning view. Visit our founder’s memorial for a peaceful and memorable start to your morning.

Hiking trail at Swiss Valley Park near Dubuque Iowa.

Swiss Valley Nature Preserve

Visit this nature preserve situated in the valleys of Dubuque along Catfish Creek. Choose from one of their many group offerings including Monarch Tagging, Fall Colors along Heritage Trail, Conquer Your Fears or Maple Syruping.

Flatted Fifth Burnt Ends Bellevue

Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ

Just 30 minutes south of Dubuque and along the Mississippi River sits a 170-year-old grist mill that has the tastiest southern food around. Perfect for groups of all ages!

River Ridge Bellevue

River Ridge Brewing

Before departing for home, check out one of the area’s newest breweries that was started by four passionate and local beer lovers. Make sure to take a walk along the scenic Riverwalk and explore this beautiful area.

Sky Tours Zipline

Add On:

Soar to new heights at Sky Tours Zipline. Test out your yoga skills atop paddleboard on the Mississippi River with Big River SUP, or reach new speeds with SWAT River Cruises!