The Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes

GKO-16

16 days/15 nights

From Chicago to Chicago

Visiting

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Ontario, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Mackinac Island, Marquette, St. Ignace, Traverse City, Duluth, Minneapolis, Red Wing, St. Paul, Cleveland, La Crosse, Madison, Toronto, Big Bay State Park, Indiana Amish Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, L''Anse Indian Reservation, Lake Erie. Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Mackinac Island, Mississippi River, Niagara Falls

Prices Per Person

Standard Rates
Daily Departures
Category
1 Person

(1 Room)

Single
2 People

(1 Room)

Double
3 People

(1 Room)

Triple
4 People

(1 Room)

Quad
3 People

(2 Rooms)

Sgl & Dbl
4 People

(2 Rooms)

2 Dbls
Daily Departures:
01-Apr-2018 - 30-Apr-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$3782
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$1987
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1476
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1190
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2095
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$1626
Daily Departures:
01-May-2018 - 30-Jun-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4209
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2226
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1631
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1308
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2348
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$1832
Daily Departures:
01-Jul-2018 - 31-Aug-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4484
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2371
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1724
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1376
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2439
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$1958
Daily Departures:
01-Sep-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4209
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2226
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1631
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1308
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2348
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$1832

Your Tour Package Includes

15 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 15 Days Hertz Compact Rental Car, Including Unlimited Mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), Taxes, Surcharges & Fees. Maps, Information, Driving Instructions, Mileage, Sights to See and Detailed Directions to your Hotels.

(B) Compact 2 or 4 dr. - Ford Focus or Similar CCAR / CDAR

  • 2 Adults, 2 Children
  • 1 Large Suitcase,2 Small Suitcases
  • Air Conditioning
  • Duel Airbags
  • Standard for parties of 1 and 2
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Optional Inclusions

Rental Car Upgrades. Chose from a Convertible, Luxury Cars and from a Range of Vehicles with Off-Road Capability. Hertz Neverlost In-Car Navigation System. Extra Hotel Nights before and after your Tour, and en-route.

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Parks and Attractions unless otherwise stated.

Itinerary

Chicago

Chicago

Day 1 | Arrive Chicago, IL

0.00 miles / 0 km*

Arrive in Chicago and pick up the
rental car at the airport, then proceed to the hotel. Take the rest of the day to explore the many
sights of the Windy City. Visit the Sears Tower, the
John Hancock Center, or the Amoco Building,
some of the tallest buildings in the world, which
offer observatory decks for a panoramic view of
“Chi-town”.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Grant Park or similar

Chicago

Chicago

Day 2 | Chicago - Wisconsin Dells - La Cross, WI

278.00 miles / 447.4 km*

Leaving Chicago, drive northwest and enter the state
of Wisconsin. Pass through the state capital,
Madison, on the way to the circus city of Baraboo.
Continue to Wisconsin Dells where boats and
ducks take visitors to the scenic bluffs of the Upper and Lower Dells cut by the Wisconsin River.
Then continue on to La Crosse where the Black
and La Crosse rivers meet. German and Norwegian immigrants drawn by the extensive pine
groves populated this area and spread their culture throughout the town.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel or similar

Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Day 3 | La Crosse - Winona - Red Wing - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

157.00 miles / 252.67 km*

Today’s scenic drive follows
the Mississippi River, made famous in American
history by Mark Twain’s novels. Enjoy spectacular views in Minnesota, where the river begins,
from atop the bluffs near Winona, once a busy
steamboat landing in the 1800s. Make a stop in
Wabasha at the National Eagle Center and find
out about the national symbol’s resurgence. Continue along the Great River Road north to the city
of Red Wing, a scenic river town brimming with
Victorian architectural treasures. Proceed to the
metropolitan area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Accommodation: (STD) Holiday Inn Bloomington or similar (2 nights)

Minneapolis State Fare

Minneapolis State Fare

Day 4 | Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Minneapolis, one
of the Twin Cities, is home to America’s best
known retailers along Nicollet Mall, a pedestrian
walkway. Summit Avenue, the longest avenue of
Victorian homes in America, leads to the cathedral of Saint Paul and the stately capitol building.
In Bloomington, Mall of America® is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the
United States under one roof. Enjoy savings with
Minnesota’s tax-free clothing policy in over 500
stores. Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park, Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, restaurants, miniature golf and
14 cinemas offer hours of family fun.

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

Day 5 | Minneapolis/St. Paul - Duluth, MN.

256.00 miles / 411.99 km*

The city
of Duluth is a blend of quaint homes and steep
hills, offering tremendous views of Lake Superior, and the world’s largest freshwater port. The
historic Depot and its museums within remind
visitors of the region’s surge of European immigrants in the 1800s. In lakeside Canal Park, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, sightseeing cruises
and ore boat tours entertain visitors. Cross back
into Wisconsin to explore the lakeside village of
Bayfield and the pristine Apostle Islands. Cruise
the islands aboard an excursion boat or take a
short ferry ride to Madeline Island to tour Big Bay
State Park

Accommodation: (STD) Country Inn & Suites or similar

Native Dancers

Native Dancers

Day 6 | Duluth - Keweenaw Peninsula - Marquette, MI

340.00 miles / 547.18 km*

Travel into Michigan and explore the
picturesque Keweenaw Peninsula. See historic
Fort Wilkins and visit the Delaware Copper Mine
before continuing by the L’Anse Indian Reservation to Marquette

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Country Inn or similar

Day 7 | Marquette - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore St. Ignace, MI.

240.00 miles / 386.24 km*

Follow scenic State
Route 28 to Munising. Cruise boats go past the
Pictured Rocks celebrated in Longfellow’s “Song
THE GREAT
LAKEs
of Hiawatha.” This stunning area is revered as
the nucleus of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Continue past the two striking Tahquamenon Falls to St. Ignace.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Plus Harbour Pointe Lakefront or similar (2 nights)

Day 8 | St. Ignace - Mackinac Island - St. Ignace

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Take the ferry to the timeless resort island of
Mackinac, where cars are prohibited, and bicycles and horse-drawn carriages rule the roads.
Visit Fort Mackinac, perched on a bluff overlooking the harbor, and enjoy the view from the magnificent veranda of the elegant old Grand hotel.
Return to St. Ignace in late afternoon.

Day 9 | St. Ignace - Colonial Fort Michilimackinac - Traverse City, MI

160.00 miles / 257.49 km*

Cross the impressive bridge over the
straits and visit Colonial Fort Michilimackinac.
Then continue to one of the world’s largest cherry
growing regions and see some of the largest sand
dunes along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Overnight in the resort town of Traverse City.

Accommodation: (STD) Quality Inn or similar

Day 10 | Traverse City - Ann Arbor - Detroit, MI.

295.00 miles / 474.76 km*

Drive
across the state of Michigan to the university town
of Ann Arbor and on to Dearborn, where you may
visit the Henry Ford Museum. Arrive in Detroit,
the nation’s automobile manufacturing center,
where the Civic Center and resurgent downtown
core rise beside the river.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Greenfield Inn or similar.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Day 11 | Detroit - Niagara Falls, ON. Canada

240.00 miles / 386.24 km*

Cross into Canada
and drive through the province of Ontario to one
of America’s great natural wonders, Niagara Falls.

Accommodation: (STD) Days Inn - Niagara Falls Clifton Hill Casino or similar (2 nights)

Toronto

Toronto

Day 12 | Niagara Falls

0.00 miles / 0 km*

A full day to enjoy
the staggering power and beauty of Niagara Falls.
A ride on the Maid of the Mist brings visitors close
to the thundering waters. Enjoy a spectacular view
of the Horseshoe Falls from vantage points at the
Table Rock Scenic Tunnels. Another option would
be a day trip to the US metropolis of Toronto.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Day 13 | Niagara Falls - Pittsburgh, PA.

242.00 miles / 389.46 km*

Return into
the United States and drive past Buffalo, through
New York, and into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Accommodation: (STD) Hotel Omni William Penn or similar

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Day 14 | Pittsburgh - Cleveland, OH.

140.00 miles / 225.31 km*

Enter the Buckeye State and discover the “New American City”
of Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame

Accommodation: (STD) Doubletree Downtown/Lakeside or similar

Day 15 | Cleveland - Sandusky - Indiana Amish Country

250.00 miles / 402.34 km*

Today continue on scenic Route 6
along Lake Erie by Vermilion to Sandusky, then
enter Indiana. Discover the colorful and historic
northern part of this state, home of the third largest Amish community in the country, and have a
glimpse into the daily life of this extraordinary cultural group. Overnight in Nappanee, in the heart
of Indiana’s Amish Country.

Accommodation: (STD) Days Inn Plymouth or similar

Chicago

Chicago

Day 16 | Indiana Amish Country - Chicago

50.00 miles / 80.47 km*

Drive along scenic U.S. 12 back into Illinois and to Chicago, the beginning and end of
the Great Lakes tour. Return the car at the airport
before the departure flight.

  1. * Mileage is approximate.
  2. ** Prices subject to change without notice. For up to date pricing, please submit a quote request.
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