This adventure through North America will take you from Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario in Canada. As well as spectacular lakeside scenery, you’ll also see Niagara Falls, the homes of Blues and Motown, and take a ride in a vintage Model T Ford.

More details about this trip here.

  • IL/WI/MI
  • 13 days/12 nights
  • Chicago
  • 1421 miles / 2274 km

Stages of the trip

  1. Chicago (1-2)

    You’ll depart on your scheduled flight to Chicago today, arriving late afternoon. You’ll stay here for two nights. Join your Tour Manager this morning on our included half-day tour of Chicago, a city with stunning architecture, endless shopping opportunities, many world-class museums and nearly 30 miles of shoreline along beautiful Lake Michigan. 
This evening you are invited to a Champagne welcome reception at 360 Chicago (formerly the John Hancock Observatory) where you’ll witness the best views of the city from 1,000ft up. This will be followed by a night of authentic live Chicago blues.

  2. Milwaukee

    You’ll leave Chicago today and drive to Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin, where an overnight stay has been arranged. The city is home to the famous Miller Brewing Company and on arrival we’ve arranged a brewery tour where you’ll see how the beer is brewed and walk through the historic caves, a restored portion of the original brewery which started operating in 1855. At the end of your tour you’ll get the opportunity to sample a beer, or a soft drink if you prefer, at the Bavarian-style Miller Inn. 
This afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Motorbike fans are sure to be tempted to join our optional excursion to the Harley-Davidson Museum.

    92 miles / 147 km

  3. Door County

    Nestled between the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan is Sturgeon Bay, which is our destination today as we leave Milwaukee behind and head to Door County. Weather permitting, we include a wonderful cruise aboard a historic former firefighting vessel through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to Sherwood Point Lighthouse. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure. You’ll stay in Sturgeon Bay for two nights.

    148 miles / 237 km

  4. Marquette

    Your tour continues today with a journey by road into Michigan, and Marquette, a major port on Lake Superior. The world’s largest freshwater lake, your hotel for this evening is close to Superior’s shores and your room will boast wonderful lake views. 
There’s free time to explore Marquette – its beaches are among the lake’s most beautiful and downtown you’ll find a treasure trove of clothing and gift shops, galleries, museums and a collection of fine restaurants serving everything from fresh fish to pizza.

    177 miles / 283 km

  5. Mackinac Island

    Mackinaw City is a resort located on the shores 
of the Straits of Mackinac, at the tip of the Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. On arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay then join our included ferry trip to Mackinac Island, on Lake Huron. Time has seemingly stood still in this living Victorian community where motorised vehicles are banned and locals travel by horse and carriage. Hop in a carriage yourself and 
take a scenic tour – and be sure to visit one of the fudge shops to purchase some of the island’s 
famous speciality.

    395 miles / 632 km

  6. Detroit

    Your next destination is the largest city in Michigan, Detroit, and you will stay here for two nights. Famous as the home of Motown, we’ll make a stop at Hitsville USA – the home of the Motown Museum, which tells the story of one of the largest, most successful record companies of all time and how the music captured the hearts of young people across the world. Also known as the Motor City, we include a full-day tour of the Henry Ford Museum. The museum is a tribute to the founder of the Ford Motor Company and exhibits include the limousine in which President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Your visit will include the chance to ride in a vintage Model T.

    293 miles / 469 km

  7. Niagara Falls

    Today you’ll travel from Detroit to Niagara, upon arrival you will take a cruise to see the spectacular Niagara Falls.

    237 miles / 379 km

  8. Toronto

    Today we journey to Niagara on the Lake, which is nicknamed the Loveliest Town in Canada, and is located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. There will be a stop at the lakeside Konzelmann Estate Winery, where you’ll 
enjoy a cheese and wine reception and a guided tour. Later, we continue to Canada’s largest city, Toronto, where we’ve included an orientation tour and a two-night stay. Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    79 miles / 126 km

  9. UK

    You’ll arrive back in the UK today.