Cultural Tours to Milwaukee


April 24 – 25, 2021


Locally-Guided Tour ~ Morning River & City Walk with Ralph

Optional Visit to Milwaukee Art Museum

All participants must agree to abide by any current laws and recommendations in place at the time of the tour for social distancing, wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, etc.  By registering for this tour you’ll be agreeing to this.

April 24 – 25, 2021

(just announced)

Come join PhotoEnrichment Adventures Founder and Chicago native Ralph Velasco for a customized, small group tour of Milwaukee’s Best.

7 participants minimum to 10 maximum.


Milwaukee is one of America’s most underrated cities, but it’s a wonderful town situated right on Lake Michigan with a beautiful downtown river walk, great food and drink and plenty of culture and just an hour or so from downtown Chicago.

This trip is limited to the first 10 people, with a 7 person minimum, so it’s going to be a small group in a great environment.



The fee is just $299 per person for both days, and this includes a locally-guided tour, planning, guiding and photography instruction.  Please note that you’ll be responsible for arranging your own accommodations and transportation, parking and other expenses, including any additional admissions, drinks and meals.


DAILY SCHEDULE (all times approximate)

3:30 pm – Meet at a predetermined location for Meet & Greet followed by locally-guided walking tour, then after we’ll plan to go somewhere for optional food and drinks.
8 am – Meet at a predetermined location for a photo walk of the riverfront area
9:30 am – End up out the Milwaukee Art Museum where we’ll witness the opening of the “wings.”
10:00 am – Those who choose can enter the museum or walk around this area and back to your hotel.
11:30 am – Meet at the North Point Lighthouse for a walk near the lake.
12:30 pm – After we can meet for an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

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Please note that accommodations are not included in your fee and you’ll be required to make your own reservations, but consider Aloft Milwaukee Downtown or The Plaza Hotel & Apartments which are conveniently located for what we’ll be doing.

I also recommend using the app SpotHero to find inexpensive parking nearby.

~ Ralph Velasco

CEO, PhotoEnrichment Adventures


The majority of this tour is over flat ground, but there are portions that can require us to negotiate a number of stairs or inclines, and we do a fair amount of walking each day (approximately 2 – 4 miles, on average).  So, if you’re at all sedentary, it’s recommended that you prepare with some physical activity leading up to the tour.

That said, a person of reasonable physical fitness should have no problem at all and as usual, you’re welcome to go at your own pace and catch up, if necessary, and for those not sure of their abilities, walking sticks are highly recommended.

  • “LOVED your presentation at The Refinery on Saturday!! You got me motivated to travel & I learned a lot!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME and for sharing your gift!!”

    Carole Haner-Brackett Photography Basics Meetup participant
  • “Thanks again for such an amazing trip…my photography interest and appetite has completely grown since the trip and I have come back so invigorated and inspired.  I’m excited to learn more and begin to take some higher quality pictures.”

    Sarah Radka Cuba tour participant
  • “Thanks for a great trip.  All went smoothly and I had a great time.  I return a better photographer for certain and have a new perspective on what I see.  You offer a great product – smart itineraries, hotels and food choices…I look forward to another trip.”

    David Wild Morocco tour participant
  • “The fun, adventure and friendship with you means everything to us, along with a great photo or two along the way!”

    Brandon and Shea Mayberry Morocco and Spain tours participant
  • “Ralph, Morocco truly is magical!  Thanks for a beautiful two weeks!”

    Leslie Talley Morocco, Turkey and Cambodia tours participant
  • “Our tour leader Ralph was one of the most knowledgeable trip leaders I have experienced over the past 40 years. He is a very experienced photographer and generously shared his knowledge, talents and experience with us.  I think I learned more composition skills and believe I am a better photographer.”

    Larry Ehemann Central Europe, Cuba East and Romania tour participant
  • “I really liked the [small] size of the tour. It felt like traveling with friends from very early on, and continued to feel that way. That last hotel we stayed in, the one in Budapest, was such a treat! Those views were fabulous, and it ended the trip in style. Ralph is a good trip leader… He wasn’t hovering, but he did stop and give tips and I felt well-tended. The local guides were all outstanding!”

    Heather Hellier Central Europe tour participant
  • “Ralph is an engaging and knowledgeable photographer that puts his world class experience in your hands. This trip has been off the charts.”

    Steve Grove Travel photography class, Cambodia and Vietnam tour participant
  • “The photo critique alone [at the Photography Boot Camp] is worth the price of admission.”

    Shaune Kelly Photography Boot Camp, Cuba and Tuscany tour participant
  • “Great examples clearly demonstrated the points Ralph made.  His teaching methods made many things much simpler to understand.  I thoroughly enjoyed this class!”

    Brenda Hatcher Photography Boot Camp participant


April 24 – 25, 2021



Saturday:  3:30 – 8 pm

Sunday: 8 am – 2 pm


Fee is $299 per person.


Please request the details of this trip, including complete itinerary, by contacting us at This Link.

To register, you can pay with a credit card via PayPal (Click This Link to request invoice) or deposit a check directly into the PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. bank account at any Bank of America branch.

We’ll send you all the payment details if you’ll contact us above.


Program includes:

  • All planning and anywhere from 3 to 4 hours per day of guided walks and photography instruction with Ralph Velasco
  • Locally-guided tour around the Historic Third Ward

Program does not include:

  • Transportation to Milwaukee is not included
  • Accommodations are not included
  • Meals are not included, although we may meet as a group for particular meals and then each person will be expected to pay their own way
  • Items of a personal nature

Ralph Velasco with Camera by Michelle Kate LaVigne

Ralph Velasco is a U.S.-based travel photography instructor, author and international guide who has organized and led over 100 international tours and more than 100 domestic tours in the United States.  His international trips have included Armenia & the Republic of Georgia, Egypt, Morocco, the Adriatic, Central Europe, Iceland, Bhutan & Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Spain, Portugal, Tuscany, Romania, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Turkey and other locations.

Ralph is an award-winning travel photography blogger, podcast host and public speaker, and for more than 12 years he’s been the Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Adventures.  Recently he created a new travel brand called Alla Campagna Experiences where the focus is less on photography in each destination and even more about the culture, people, food, drink and other unique activities and experiences they have to offer, all while staying in unforgettable properties, such as private castles, wine estates, one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, villas and converted mansions, mostly in and around the Mediterranean.

Subscribe to Ralph’s new YouTube channel, The Continental DRIFTER, as well as visit its accompanying travel blog at this link.  At The Continental DRIFTER you can expect travel advice, interesting stories, expert interviews and easy-to-use photography tips for Baby Boomers and Gen X travelers.

Now, invest in yourself…get out and travel!


Here are testimonials from actual past Milwaukee tour participants:

“PEA’s weekend in Milwaukee is a great way to experience a true gem of the Midwest.  As always, Ralph leads a top notch tour that mixes history, culture, tasty food, and excellent photo opportunities.  Make sure you add Milwaukee to your PEA travel list for a fun weekend trip.”

~ Jeff D.

(Cambodia, Vietnam, Armenia/Georgia,

Chicago, Milwaukee tour participant)


“The food walking tour was delightful… My friend and I had walked the ward earlier in the day, and the food tour later that night gave us insight and history into what we had seen earlier in the day, a real highlight of the trip.

Walking the river front the next day and then driving out to the lighthouse, a place I had no idea existed, were treats as we rubbernecked at the beautiful homes along the way. An after-tour lunch stop…was a great way to end a lovely weekend getaway.”

~Julie S. (Romania, Chicago, Milwaukee)


“The Public Market was really interesting and the walking tour guide was really great and informed of the local history.  It was a great escape…”

~ Nancy S.

(Romania, Chicago, Milwaukee,

Portugal tour participant)

All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative in the unlikely event changes to our schedule need to be made.

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