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

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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 Canada to the U.S., across Great Lakes, through the canals and locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Welland Canal — embark on a nautical journey through North America’s “inland seas” encompassing amazing natural beauty, diverse cultures, historic small villages to soaring metropolises.


• Experience Montreal, Detroit and Chicago on city field trips led by local experts.
• Sail through the St. Lawrence Seaway, a deepwater 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 Aug 17 departure runs from Chicago to Montreal; all ports remain the same. 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 and standing for up to four hours per day. Mobility is essential as small boats are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

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

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


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