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Adventures Afloat: Great Lakes Grand Discovery

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Program #21180RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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 this small-ship voyage from Minnesota to Toronto, experience vibrant cities and timeless islands, discover pristine natural beauty and learn the colorful history of what was once the busiest waterway in the world.


Highlights

• Experience all five Great Lakes and transit the Welland Canal with its locks that allow the ship to descend 324 feet over a distance of 27 miles.
• Discover beautiful Mackinac Island, a Victorian-era haven where cars are forbidden and bicycles share the road with horse-drawn carriages.
• Explore the energetic metropolis of Toronto on an expert-led city excursion.

Activity Notes

All excursions involve a fair amount of standing and quite a bit of walking - often over rough ground and sometimes uphill. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are sometimes used for disembarkation and re-embarkation.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Minneapolis, Minn., 1 night; coach to Duluth, embark Yorktown, 10 nights (ports of call include Houghton, Mich., Keweenaw Peninsula, Marquette, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sault Ste. Marie, Manistique, Mackinac Island, Alpena, Presque Isle, Detroit, Niagara Falls (Canada)); disembark Toronto, 1 night; departure.

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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.8
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