Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat Offline
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Adventures Afloat: Into the Heartland of North America: The St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:




Adventure Afloat Study Cruise

Price Range

over $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #20426RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
14 Days | 13 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From the U.S. to Canada, across Great Lakes, through the canals and locks of the Welland Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway — embark on a nautical journey through North America’s “inland seas” encompassing amazing natural beauty, diverse cultures, historic small villages to soaring metropolises.


• Experience Chicago, Detroit and Montreal on city field trips led by local experts.
• Sail through the St. Lawrence Seaway, a deep-water passage of lakes, canals and locks, and the beautiful Thousand Islands.
• Learn about daily life for the residents of Mackinac Island, a Victorian-era haven where cars are forbidden.

Program Notes

The June date runs from Montreal to Chicago; the August date runs from Chicago to Montreal. All ports are the same.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day. Standing for up to two hours at a time, up to four hours a day. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation. There is no elevator on the ship.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Chicago, Ill., 1 night; embark Yorktown, 11 nights (Saugatuck, Mich., Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Alpena, Detroit, Welland Canal / Niagara Falls, Kingston (Canada), St. Lawrence Seaway); disembark Montreal, 1 night; departure.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Aug 25 — Sep 7, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
37 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


Not yet rated
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768