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When Angels Carried Them Away: Mourning in the Victorian Era

Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6 – 5:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 12 & Saturday, October 13 – 5:30-8:30pm

Adults $44 – Seniors $42 – Yth/Children $34 plus tax – reservations required – limited capacity.

Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate ritual.  During this era (1876-1915) the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated and the period saw the development of the modern cemetery, morticians and public funerals complete with floral arrangements and hearse transportation for the deceased.  This program will feature a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs, a first floor house tour at Black Point, and a narrated lake boat tour of maritime mishaps.  Walking and stair climbing is required for this tour.

Daily slide show

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Halloween Full Lake Trick-or-Treat Tour & Evening Cocktail Cruise

Join us for some Halloween fun on Saturday, October 28th.

The 1:00 Full Lake tour will be a trick-or-treat cruise with characters jumping on board during the tour to deliver candy to the kids of all ages.  Wear your Halloween costume or just come along in your everyday clothes to celebrate the holiday.  There will be a narrated tour in between the trick-or-treating.

There will be fun for the adults on Halloween as well.  Come on board our 6:00 Costume Cocktail Cruise.  The two hour cruise will have entertainment by Charlie Smith, drink specials, complimentary snacks…as well as a 2018 PASSPORT for the best dressed winners.  Celebrate Halloween with us on board the climate controlled Grand Belle and possibly win free tours throughout next season.

Click here to get your tickets for the two hour Full Lake tour and/or Cocktail Cruise on the 28th.

Lake Geneva Attraction

Walk the Beautiful Lake Geneva Shore Path

There are over 20 miles of beautiful shoreline that surrounds Geneva Lake.  You can walk, jog, or run on a path that covers the entire perimeter of the lake and affords you a closer look at the lake shore homes*.  If you are not up for the full 20 miles, you can walk from downtown Lake Geneva and we will pick you up in Williams Bay (approximately 7 miles) or Fontana (approximately 11 miles).  Once on board, you will hear the live narrated tour as you ride back to your starting point at the Riviera Building.

The shore path is free to the general public.  Tours are scheduled for Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, with pick ups in Williams Bay at 1:45 pm & 4:00 pm and in Fontana at 2:00 pm & 4:15 pm.  Tickets for the boat are $15 for adults / $10 for kids, with a complimentary non-alcoholic drink when you get on board.

Make your reservations today!

*Lake path walkers must stay on the path and may not trespass on private piers and/or lawns.

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Break out of the “Bored” Room

Plan your next business event on one of our 8 beautiful boats!  Break out of the “Bored” Room and step onto your floating meeting space.  Have a grand dinner on board or make it a casual cruise with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  Need a team building event?  We can do that too!

Featured in Wisconsin Meetings MagazineBusiness Charter out on the Duchess.

 

Lake Geneva offers lakeside trail with fabulous homes

Chicago’s 19-mile waterfront trail along Lake Michigan is part of a grand civic vision that offers public beauty not accessible to those of us in the rabble.

Click here for full article…

Lake Geneva Recognized Nationally and Internationally

Lake Geneva and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line has been recognized statewide and nationally as a great place to get out on the water.  Read the paragraphs below or click on the link for the full story!

 

Thrill List

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Though the Midwest does party lakes as well as anyone, it’s not nearly as noted for its opulent lake towns. But this one, which sits on Geneva Lake, the second-deepest lake in Wisconsin, is home to some of the most impressive, intimidating mansions you’ll find on a midwestern lake not considered “Great.” And although the beautiful people of Hollywood (and tech whiz kids of Silicon Valley) haven’t quite discovered the American Lake Geneva, Hugh Hefner did think enough of it to put a Playboy Club there. It’s also home to the creators of The Young and the Restless and is the birthplace of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, so there’s that.

Huffington Post

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Personal boat rentals can cost you a few mackerels, so get your float on with a boat tour via the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Whatever you’re into–they’ve got a specialty boat tour for it: ice cream social, champagne brunch, jazz dinner. Step back on land (and back in time) at the Baker House, an 1885 mansion turned hotel, bar, and restaurant great for sipping a cocktail while overlooking the lake.


Leader Telegram

Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Lake Geneva: The fleet of modern to vintage boats takes groups of 2 to 225 for tours that can include meals and cocktails. Unusual summer offerings include the 10 a.m. mailboat tours, to watch hop on-off delivery to lakeshore properties; twice-daily trips to tour Black Point Estate, a state historic site; and dinner cruises with jazz music on Friday nights.

Cost: $24 to $64 ($12.50 to $48 for children), depending upon tour length and whether a meal and music are involved. Information: cruiselakegeneva.com, 262-248-6206