Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Great Lakes

USA & Canada
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAUGLS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Journey through North America from Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario in Canada, stopping off at Niagara Falls en route.

Journey through North America from Lake Michigan to Lake Ontario in Canada, stopping off at Niagara Falls en route.

PRICE FROM ? £2719 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with United Airlines and Air Canada
  • 12 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner​
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • ​The world-class city of Chicago
  • Champagne welcome reception at 360 Chicago
  • Live authentic Chicago blues evening
  • Miller Brewery tour and tasting
  • Cruise aboard a former firefighting vessel
  • Authentic fish boil dinner
  • Hitsville USA – home of the Motown Museum
  • Henry Ford Museum and ride in a Model T
  • Cruise into Niagara Falls
  • Visit a winery in Niagara on the Lake
  • Toronto, Canada’s largest city

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Chicago
  • You'll depart on your scheduled flight to Chicago today, and we'll transfer you to your hotel on arrival.​
  • DAY 2 Chicago
  • Chicago is a great city, with stunning architecture, fabulous shops, world-class museums and 30 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. You'll see many of its highlights on your morning tour. After time to do your own thing this afternoon, there's a great night planned. We'll start with a Champagne reception at 360 Chicago observation deck, where you'll take in views of the city from 1,000 feet up. After this we'll move on to a live Chicago blues club.​

  • DAY 3 Milwaukee
  • Our next base is Milwaukee. This is where the famous Miller Brewing Company was founded, and you'll learn all about the beer brewing process on our included tour. We'll also take a walk through the historic caves, a restored portion of the original brewery which started operating in 1855. A tasting, of course, will follow. You can spend the afternoon as you please. There's no doubt that motorbike enthusiasts will want to join an optional trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum.​

  • DAY 4 Door County & Sturgeon Bay
  • You're going to discover Door County today, where your hotel for two nights is in Sturgeon Bay, nestled between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. If the weather is in our favour, we'll step aboard a historic former firefighting vessel and cruise either to Sherwood Point Lighthouse or through Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.​
  • DAY 5 Door County
  • Today is devoted to exploration of Door County, with visits to picturesque towns such as Jacksonport, Bailly's Harbor and Egg Harbor. At Fish Creek an included fish boil dinner gives you the chance to try fish caught in Lake Michigan. It will be cooked with potatoes and onions, just as the Scandinavian settlers would have done hundreds of years ago, on an open fire. A slice of Door County cherry pie is the only way to finish your meal!​
  • DAY 6 Marquette
  • Your tour continues as we drive into the state of Michigan and onwards to Marquette, a major port on Lake Superior – the world's largest freshwater lake. Our overnight hotel is located close to its shores and your room will boast wonderful lake views. There's free time to explore Marquette, where there's plenty to keep you busy. Its beaches are beautiful and downtown you'll find shops, galleries, museums and restaurants.​
  • DAY 7 Mackinaw City
  • Mackinaw City is a resort located on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac. This is where you're headed today, and after checking in to your hotel you can join an included trip by ferry to Mackinac Island, on Lake Huron. In this living Victorian community, motorised vehicles are banned, but if you wish you can hop in a horse-drawn carriage and take a scenic tour. We also recommend you visit one of the fudge shops to purchase some of the island's speciality.​
  • DAY 8 Detroit
  • We're heading to Michigan's largest city today, Detroit, famous as the home of Motown. Your highlight today is a visit to the Hitsville USA building, which houses the Motown Museum.​
  • DAY 9 Detroit
  • Your base, Detroit, is also known as the Motor City, and today you'll learn more about this with a day of discovery at the Henry Ford Museum. Fascinating exhibits include the limousine in which President John F Kennedy was assassinated, and you've the chance to ride in a vintage Model T.​
  • DAY 10 Niagara Falls
  • Today you'll experience one of Canada's most iconic natural wonders. We'll drive to Niagara and then take a cruise to see the thundering waters of the awesome Niagara Falls.​
  • DAY 11 Toronto
  • Known as the 'loveliest town in Canada', a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must, and you're going here today. Located where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, it's also in the heart of Ontario's wine region. That means a visit to a lakeside winery and a tasting is a further highlight. On arrival at our final base, Toronto, you've an orientation tour to help you find your feet.​
  • DAY 12 Toronto
  • You can spend today just as you wish in this beautiful vibrant city. Perhaps you'll choose to ascend the 1,815ft high CN Tower for spectacular views.​
  • DAY 13 Toronto/UK
  • Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​
  • DAY 14 UK
  • You'll arrive back in the UK today.
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Accommodation

    • Inn at Chicago
    • The Inn of Chicago is perfectly located right in the heart of the 'Windy City', close to an amazing selection of restaurants and popular attractions.

      Hotel facilities include a cocktail lounge and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, iron, hairdryer, TV and coffee-maker.
    • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
    • The Hyatt Regency Milwaukee is a contemporary hotel located in downtown Milwaukee. The hotel boasts spacious rooms, plush Hyatt Grand Bed II ™, StayFit™ Gym and market-fresh cuisine at Bistro 333. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
    • Stone Harbor Resort
    • The 3-star Stone Harbor Resort is situated on Lake Michigan, just minutes away from the centre of Sturgeon.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, pub, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities and a TV.
    • Hampton Inn Marquette Waterfront
    • The 2-star Hampton Inn Marquette Waterfront is situated on the shore of Lake Superior in Marquette.

      Hotel facilities include a breakfast bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, complimentary wi-fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn
    • The Hotel is located in Mackinaw City and is minutes away of Animal Tracks Adventure Golf and Mackinaw City Dock. The hotel''s key amenities include a complementary full breakfast, Wi-Fi in room and in public areas, bar/lounge, 24-hour front helpdesk, spa, a tub and a business center. Other room amenities include TV''s with cable channels and conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, free local calls, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, desk, premium TV channels.
    • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn
    • The 4-star Doubletree by Hilton is situated just a short drive away from Dearborn and Detroit.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
    • This full service hotel is two blocks from Horseshoe Falls and American Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Traditional rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minifridges. Amenities include a chophouse restaurant, coffee bar and spa. There's also an indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre.
    • Chelsea Hotel
    • The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Toronto is conveniently located within easy walking distance of many of the city''s attractions.

      Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, a health club, rooftop terrace and indoor pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, coffee/tea-maker, iron and hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​​Architecture river cruise in Chicago (subject to time of year)​
  • Visit the Harley Davidson Museum​​
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Further Information

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