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Adventures Afloat: The Best of All Five Great Lakes by Small Ship, Only With Road Scholar

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12 Days | 11 Nights
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.
Nearly 15,000 years ago, the last of the great glaciers retreated, leaving us the Great Lakes — Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. These vast bodies of water contain more than one fifth of the planet’s fresh surface water. On a small ship exclusively chartered by Road Scholar, voyage to all five Great Lakes, discovering pristine natural beauty and learning the colorful stories of the people who’ve sailed and worked these waterways.


• Sail all five Great Lakes and storied waterways like the Soo Locks and Welland Canal on an exclusively chartered ship.
• Discover Mackinac Island, a Victorian-era haven where cars are forbidden and horse-drawn carriages rule the roads.
• Bookend your voyage with expert-led excursions in the energetic cities of Chicago and Toronto.

Program Notes

For deck plan information please see Photos icon (above) or contact Road Scholar to have one sent to you.
For a program with the same itinerary but less walking, please see program 22222.
For deck plan information please see Photos icon (above) or contact Road Scholar to have one sent to you.
The May 23rd date runs Montreal to Chicago and is not exclusive to Road Scholar, please see daily schedule for detailed ports on this itinerary.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven and hilly terrain. Mobility is essential, as small boats are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Chicago, Ill., 1 night; embark Saint Laurent, 9 nights (ports of call include Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island (Canada), Midland, Windsor, Niagara Falls); disembark Toronto, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips


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