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First Luncheon Tour of the season – Saturday, May 16!

Join us for the first Luncheon Tour of the 2015 tour season on Saturday, May 16 at 11:30am aboard the Grand Belle of Geneva.  Enjoy a delicious sit-down luncheon as well as a narrated tour of historic estates and mansions on the shores of Geneva Lake.  Spring is a great time to get out on the lake to see the lovely estates!  Fewer leaves on the trees provide a great view of the mansions and the colorful flowers are starting to bloom!  Don’t miss this special per-summer season luncheon tour.  Mention this post when making reservations and receive a special rate!

Special Black Point Tours for Mother’s Day Weekend! May 9 & 10, 2015

Saturday, May 9:  Boys in Dresses, Girls in Pants: Dressing Children in the 19th Century
When: May 9, 12:30pm-4pm
Cost: $44.00 per person (space is limited to 34 people per day for this event – reservations required.)
Brief Description: Celebrate Mother’s Day with this fun presentation about children’s fashion from a bygone era. Before the late 18th century parents dressed their children as miniature adults, but with the dawning of a new century mothers embraced a new concept, “children’s clothing.”  While now dressed differently from adults, parents decided not to differentiate their young children by gender. 

Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will look at how and why this phenomenon occurred.  She will enhance her presentation with children’s clothing from the Society’s collection.Mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries will be served on the Veranda before returning to the boat. 

Sunday, May 10th: Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake
When: May 10, 12:30pm-4pm
Cost: $44.00 per person (space is limited to 34 people per day for this event – reservations required.)
Brief Description: Celebrate Mother’s Day honoring the remarkable women of Geneva Lake while taking a voyage with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line to Black Point Estate, an 1888 Queen Anne Victorian lake “summer cottage.” This narrated boat tour will focus on many of the remarkable women that have lived along the Shore of Geneva Lake. The event includes a first floor tour of Black Point and a presentation on the remarkable women of the Estate. Mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries will be served on the Veranda before returning to the boat. 

 

Father’s Day Special Tour at Black Point – Beer Barons of Geneva Lake

Saturday, June 20th: Beer Barons of Geneva Lake (with beer tasting)

What: Beer Barons of Geneva Lake

When: June 20, 12:30-4pm

Cost: $65.00 per person (price includes cruise, program, beer tasting and souvenir beer mug.)

Where: Boats depart from the Rivera Dock 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147
Brief Description: Celebrate Father’s Day weekend learning about the history of the beer barons that vacationed and lived along the shores of Geneva Lake. No presentation about beer would be complete without a tasting so bring Dad to Lake Geneva and raise a glass together. This program will highlight the many beer barons that had vacation homes along the Shore of Geneva Lake and explain the evolution of the brewing industry in Milwaukee and Chicago. For more information please visit Black Point Estate at www.blackpointestate.org or call 262-248-1888. To purchase tickets, please visit the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at www.cruiselakegeneva.com or call 262-248-6206.

 

 

Special Evening Tour for our second weekend of the season!

Join us for our first evening tour of 2015!  We are offering an Expanded Bay Tour on Saturday, April 18 at 6:15pm aboard the beautiful Grand Belle of Geneva. This 90 minute tour will include a complimentary boarding drink.  Relax and enjoy a spring evening on the lake before the hustle and bustle of summer.

Call for advanced reservations and receive a $5 discount!     262 248 6206

Road Construction and Closures

Please view PDF for detour details.  Detour of 2015

Check out the special events planned at Black Point this season!

Click this link for details on the exciting new series – Veranda Views – A Geneva Lake Chautauqua, taking place at The Black Point Estate Historic site this season.  This unique music, lecture, decorative art series is sure to be a big hit.  Call for reservations!

2015 bp events

Black Point Estate – Special Series

Black Point Estate is feature a new music/lecture/decorative art series called Veranda Views.  Click here for details.

2015 bp events

Opening Weekend!

The days that we have all been waiting for are almost here!  OPENING WEEKEND of boat tours with Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  The ice has melted on the lake and the boats have started to be moved back to their home base at the Riviera Docks in Lake Geneva.

Join us to kick off the season on April 11 and 12 with $10 off on all tours.  (excludes purchase of season passport.)
The tour schedule includes:
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 and SUNDAY, APRIL 12
11:00-12:30 Expanded Bay Tour
12:00-1:30 Expanded Bay Tour
3:00-4:15 Ice Cream Social Tour
Be sure to take advantage of this great discount for this weekend only!  $10 off per person on all rates!
SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

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