Begin your journey in Toronto, established as a Native American settlement and French fur trading post. Within its impressive skyline, there are several cultural hotspots including art galleries, museums, and performance centers. Shoppers will delight in Queen Street West, where chic boutiques replaced this old warehouse area and Kensington Street, where retro style abounds.
2Niagara Falls, ON
World-famous Niagara Falls stands 165 feet tall and is comprised of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. These famous falls are shared by both Ontario and New York which are connected by the Rainbow Bridge. Our local guide will show you the best vantage points and will explain the importance of the falls to Native Americans and fur traders.
Cleveland is a city made up of dozens of diverse and eclectic neighborhoods, with a lively downtown area that comes alive at night. Stroll through the historic West Side Market which features more than 80 family owned businesses. In the Tremont neighborhood, visit the home where the famous movie A Christmas Story was filmed, and have a cold one at a bar said to have been frequented by Eliot Ness, the famous crime fighter who took down Al Capone.
Detroit is commonly known as the Motor City, as Ford, GM, and Chrysler have been producing cars there for more than a century. Today, through its revitalization, Detroit has taken on a new appeal. Visit the renowned Detroit Institute of Arts, a remarkable museum located in the heart of Midtown with more than 65,000 works.
5Cruising the Great Lakes
Midland is the main town and economic center of the are located at the southern end of Georgian Bay's Thirty Thousand Islands. Learn about the history of this fascinating city with a visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a living museum depicting 17th-century missionary life.
7Parry Sound, ON
Located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, Parry Sound is a picturesque port town with charming cottages and spectacular views. Parry Sound is located inside the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Home to a variety of rare species of plants and animals.
8Sault Sainte Marie, ON
Located at the mouth of Saint Mary’s River, Sault Saint Marie was originally established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Saint Mary’s River connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron and has provided trade access between the United States and Canada for hundreds of years. The blend of the native Ojibwa with the French and English settlers paints a unique and diverse cultural portrait of this incredible destination.
9Mackinac Island, MI
Mackinac Island is a living Victorian town where personal motorized vehicles are prohibited – all those visiting or living on the island travel by horse or horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot. While Mackinac Island is known for its opulent Victorian homes and hotels, it has a long Native American history. Anishinabe-Ojibwe tradition holds that the island was a sacred place populated by the first people and was home to the Great Spirit Gitchie Manitou.
From historic ships and lighthouses to the restored mansions built by Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons, delight in the history and scenery of this quaint Michigan town. Referred to as “The Riviera of the Midwest,” Muskegon has grown from a fur trading and lumbering town to a vibrant tourist destination. Explore the delightful town of Holland where hundreds of Dutch immigrants live and immerse yourself in its genuine Dutch culture.
There's more to this city than beer and baseball. In addition to being home to ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters, Milwaukee is also known for its historic architecture, markets, international seaport, and a variety of museums, including the Milwaukee Art Museum just steps away from the dock.
End your journey in the vibrant city of Milwaukee. After breakfast on board, begin your travels home and reflect upon the memories made along the way.