Itinerary: (Subject to change due to local conditions, unforeseen events, or more interesting, as-yet unplanned awesome experiences that become available)
Brilliance of the Great Lakes Ten Day Cruise
Chicago to Toronto ~ One Pre-Cruise Night in Chicago
Eleven Day Tour ~ June 14-24, 2021
Highlights: Nonstop Roundtrip Air from Newark • One Pre-Cruise Night in Chicago • Riding Tour of Chicago • Nine Night Great Lakes Cruise Aboard the Luxurious Victory Cruise Line • Scenic Cruising on All Five Great Lakes • The Port Cities of Chicago, Illinois; Mackinac Island & Detroit, Michigan; Sault Ste Marie, Michigan & Ontario; Cleveland, Ohio; Little Current/Manitoulin Island, Niagara Falls & Toronto, Ontario • All Tour Transfers • The Cruise Includes Ship Board Gratuities, Taxes & Fees, Beer, Wine, Non-premium Liquors, Coffee, Tea, Filtered Water and Soft Drinks, All Meals, All Standard Shore Excursions, Onboard Entertainment, Wi-Fi/Internet Access • And More! • Fully Escorted
Join us on this truly wonderful and relaxing Great Lakes cruise on Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, Ontario and Erie. Enjoy the majesty of the world’s largest assemblage of fresh water, as we visit places and cities we have heard about since childhood. Each port that we visit offers unique and interesting places of interest and our scenic cruising ushers us past tiny islands, pristine wilderness, historic sites and towering skyscrapers. Our memorable vacation begins in one of America’s most visited and unique cities: Chicago. From here the thrill of touring begins when we board our all-inclusive sailing vessel, where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included. This elegant, small ship cruise is not to be missed!
Day 1. Chicago stands alone as the premier mid-western city. No other Great Lake city can equal its extraordinary range of world-class attractions and architecture. Upon arrival we enjoy a riding tour of this magnificent city. Highlights include the lakefront, Grant Park, Michigan Avenue and much more. Accommodations this evening are in the Chicago Hilton, on Michigan Avenue and across from Grant Park. Dinner is on our own this evening. Check with your escort for dining and sightseeing ideas.
Day 2. This morning we are free to explore the city on our own prior to boarding our cruising vessel. There is a variety of museums to visit and numerous sightseeing and shopping options to choose from.
Day 3. Today is a kick back and relax kind of day while we enjoy our scenic sailing on Lake Michigan. Grab your camera for some amazing shots or just lounge in the comfy deck chairs and enjoy the breeze.
Day 4. Mackinac Island is truly a unique American destination. Victorian style buildings line its charming lakefront and streets. It is a beloved island where one can truly disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. No motorized vehicles are allowed here, so the gentle rhythm of horse’s hooves are heard on its streets. The rich aroma of Mackinac’s famous fudge permeates from its many charming shops. Touring the island by carriage and visiting Fort Mackinac are included treats. Travelers will be free to stroll its streets and lakefront and browse in its many unique shops.
Day 5. Sault Ste. Marie will provide an adventurous day filled with history as we dock near the US-Canada border. Here, we will admire the view from the Soo Locks observatory deck, peer into the past at the Historic Water St. homes, visit the Valley Camp Museum, River of History Museum, Das Gift Haus, and Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.
Day 6. The Port of Little Current is on the largest freshwater island in the world, Manitoulin Island. Indigenous life and legend meld with European history here and we will experience this mixture through visiting the Immaculate Conception Church and Ojibwe Cultural Foundation and witnessing a traditional Aboriginal dance and drum presentation.
Day 7. A scenic day of cruising on Lake Huron is a pleasure that we will remember for years. Enjoy some sun time on deck to embrace the serenity of Lake Huron or take some time to connect with on-board friends.
Day 8. Our visit to Detroit offers us an array of experiences to choose. Included excursions are a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, Charles Wright Museum of African American Cultures, Detroit Historical Museum, Canfield St. and Campus Maritus. An optional premium tour visits the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, and the Ford Rogue Factory.
Day 9. Cleveland is a vibrant city with numerous options including The Cleveland Museum of Art, Lake View Cemetery, West Side Market and the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Or take the optional premium tour that gives a firsthand look at two famous filming locations and more.
Day 10. We will experience the power and beauty of Niagara Falls as we grab our ponchos and hop aboard the famous Hornblower catamaran for a ride up to the base of the falls or include a ride to the top of the Skylon Tower followed with a wine tasting with the premium tour option.
Day 11. Today we disembark in Toronto. Here we’ll have the afternoon for exploring the city before our short drive to the airport for our nonstop flight home. It’s a great way to end our phenomenal vacation tour/cruise that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
| Cabins Twin Single
Owners Suite – Ocean view suite (Deck 3 / 335 sq. ft avg) $11,036.00
AA – Ocean view (Deck 4 / 161 sq. ft avg.) $9,036.00 $16,337.00
A – Ocean view stateroom (Deck 3 / 185 sq. ft avg.) $8,136.00 $14,537.00
B – Ocean view stateroom (Deck 3 / 146 sq. ft avg.) $7,636.00 $13,537.00
C – Ocean view stateroom (Deck 2 & 3 / 152 sq. ft avg.) $7,436.00 $13,137.00
D – Ocean view stateroom (Deck 1 / 158 sq. ft avg.) $7,136.00 $12,537.00
E – Ocean view stateroom (Deck 1 / 160 sq. ft avg.) $6,936.00 $12,137.00
The above prices are per person and subject to change.
A valid passport is required to take this cruise, it must not expire prior to February 2021.
Roundtrip air transportation is provided by United Airlines. A surcharge will apply if United Airlines increases the price of its airfare. One piece of luggage per person (baggage fee by United not included) and one small carry-on are permitted. A valid government issued picture ID is required to board the plane.
Monday, June 14: Flight #1660 departs Newark at 8:30 AM and arrives in Chicago at 10:24 AM.
Thursday, June 24: Flight #3905 departs Toronto at 6:30 PM and arrives in Newark at 8:07 PM.
No reservations accepted without a deposit of $750.00 per person. Make check payable to Group Tours & Travel, and mail to the address below. Final payment is due February 1, 2021. Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation occurs on or before February 1, 2021. No refunds will be granted if cancellation occurs after February 1, 2021. Group Tours & Travel reserves the right to change the tour itinerary and cannot be held responsible for delays, injuries, cancellations, surcharges or other circumstances. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. Travel protection/cancellation coverage is available and recommended, but not included, and costs approximately 10% of the cost of the tour.
Methods of Payment:
Pay by check: make payable to Group Tours & Travel, mail to 1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319, Paoli, PA 19301
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