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The Great Lakes are a group of large lakes in Central North America that form the world's largest group of freshwater lakes by total area and volume, second only to the Arctic Ocean. Explore them with Adventure Life's 8 best Great Lakes small-group cruises and tours for 2024 and 2025, customized to your needs. Our amazing trips to the Great Lakes for 2024 feature cruises, hiking, urban exploration, small ship cruises, and kayaking, and start from $6,980 for trips of 8 to 18 days. There are a wide variety of great trip lengths and itineraries to choose from. Just contact one of Adventure Life's Great Lakes trip planning experts for more details on what will work best for you!
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
$6,980
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Milwaukee - Toronto - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Visit charming Mackinac Island
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Visit the Niagara Falls
  • Cruise Biosphere Reserve of Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
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Set sail aboardLeChamplainfor an8-day cruiseto discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of autumn.Depart fromMilwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States’ “brew city,” and begin your voyage by sailing the length ofLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, following in the …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$11,001
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Great Lakes - Masterpieces of Nature

Milwaukee to Toronto - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Explore North Americas great lakes
  • Passing through with flying colors
  • Feel North America's spirit
  • Dive into indigenous culture
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14- day cruise encompassing all five lakes, through vast shores and wild forests. Witness the locks in action as the Hanseatic Inspiration navigates through with flying colors. Experience the spirit of discovery and great freedom within the wildly romantic nature of North America. …
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Beautiful Toronto Skyline
$10,270
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Expedition in the heart of the American Great Lakes

Milwaukee - Toronto - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover Lakes of North America
  • Enjoy exceptional sailing
  • See the Niagara Falls
  • Visit Mackinac Island
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail aboardLe Champlainfor a 11-dayexpedition cruiseto explore the natural and cultural treasures oftheGreat Lakes of North America, surrounded by flamboyant nature painted in the colors of the Indian summer. Departing fromMilwaukee, you will sail onLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, and …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$8,930
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Lake Superior – a Life-sized Expedition

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Lake Superior
  • Set a course for Mackinac Island
  • See Door County and Sturgeon Bay
  • Enjoy Silver Islet's splendor
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Thunder Bay
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Champlain, a remarkable trip to discover the wonders of Lake Superior. Depart from Milwaukee, and be captivated by the picturesque landscapes of Door County, with its historic lighthouses and bountiful vineyards. Experience the old-world charm of …
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Admire the stunning views of Lake Superior
$10,300
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Great Lakes - Wilderness and History on vast Lake Backdrops

Toronto to Milwaukee - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Experience all five lakes
  • Lock adventures in Welland Canal
  • Visit Sault Ste. Marie Canal
  • Discover islands, and lighthouses
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Milwaukee
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Relax on aon a 13-day cruise through the enchanting landscapes of the Great Lakes. Sail the majestic Lake Erie, conquering locks with heights rivaling Niagara Falls.Navigate Parry Sound's scenic water labyrinth and discover the captivating Thirty Thousand Islands. Witness the pristine beauty of …
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Explore the picturesque shoreline of Lake Superior
$14,020
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Great Lakes and St Lawrence River - Unlocking the American Dream

Milwaukee to Halifax - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Cruise through St Lawrence River
  • Lock adventures on Welland Canal
  • Discover French-Canadian charm
  • Experience coastal and forest hikes
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Halifax
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Great Lakes' diverse landscapes and cultures. Begin in Milwaukee with German immigrant influences, traverse tranquil Mackinac Island, and experience Sault Ste. Marie's historical significance.Traverse the nautical masterpieces of the Welland Canal and the St Lawrence River, experiencing …
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Skyscrapers skyline of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, W
$6,980
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Great Lakes of North America: Milwaukee to Toronto

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Sail across charming landscapes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Lake Huron / Great Lakes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Le Bellot's 8-day cruise around the Great Lakes of North America takes you into the colorful essence of the Indian summer. Begin your journey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following in the footsteps of the early settlers, trappers, and Native Americans, before sailing on Lake Michigan, a genuine …
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Relax in beautiful Halifax
$12,312
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St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia - Canada's lifeline amidst Indian summer colors

Toronto to Boston - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Experience vibrant sea of colors
  • Enjoy Montreal & Quebec
  • Explore shores through hikes & tour
  • Seven locks in St. Lawrence River
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Boston
Activities:
Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Toronto to Bar Harbor, experiencing a captivating journey through iconic cities and landscapes. Navigate the St. Lawrence River, witnessing a remarkable lock adventure with seven daytime passages. Explore Montreal's European charm and Quebec's rich cultural …
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