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Adventures Afloat: Chicago’s Gold Coast and the Far Shores of Lake Superior

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12 Days | 11 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Voyage along the Great Lakes for a special, in-depth portrait of historical maritime towns, urban dynamos and majestic natural environments. From the shores of Thunder Bay, through the Soo Locks to Lake Superior to Chicago on Lake Michigan,come to understand the interplay of man and nature on America’s majestic inland seas.


• Choose to hike, kayak or learn the history of the superb coastal wilderness along Lake Superior.
• Discover beautiful Mackinac Island, a Victorian-era haven where cars are forbidden and bicycles share the road with horse-drawn carriages.
• Spend a night in Chicago, where you learn about the city’s cultural treasures and spend time exploring the Chicago Art Institute.

Activity Notes

Walking up to five blocks at a time over varied terrain, standing for up to an hour. There is no elevator on the ship.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Minneapolis, MN, 1 night; coach to Duluth and embark Yorktown, 9 nights (ports of call include Grand Marais, Minn.; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Red Rock; Pukaskwa National Park; Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Mackinac Island; Manistique; Manitowoc, Wis.;) disembark Chicago, Ill, 1 night, departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips


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