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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 16 best Great Lakes small-group cruises and tours for 2022 and 2023, customized to your needs. Our amazing trips to the Great Lakes for 2022 feature cruises, small ship cruises, urban exploration, kayaking, and hiking, and start from $2,799 for trips of 5 to 16 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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Stunning Niagara Falls
$5,480
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Great lakes of North America

Toronto - Milwaukee - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover the Niagara Falls
  • Engage with Smithsonian Journeys
Starts / Ends:
Mackinac Island / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of early autumn. This8-day journey departs from cosmopolitan Toronto, on the shore ofLake Ontario.Canada’s largest city charms you with its museums, parks, and gardens.Le Bellotthen sails the canal connecting Lake Ontario andLake Erie. …
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Beautiful Chicago sunset
$6,099
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Chicago to Montreal

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Discover Chicago
  • Visit the beautiful Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Nearly 15,000 years ago, the last of the great glaciers retreated, leaving us the five Great Lakes–Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Together, they contain more than one-fifth of the planet’s fresh surface water. On the Ocean Voyager, delve into North America’s …
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Relax on the lake shores
$4,299
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Chicago to Toronto

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Toronto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day journey from Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario explores the attractions of the Great Lakes. Discover popular ports on Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario and immerse yourself in the lakes' natural splendor. The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, provides information on …
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Stroll by the river running through Quebec City
$4,999
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Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI

Montreal - Detroit - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Experience the culture of Montreal
  • Discover Quebec
  • Explore Toronto
  • Visit Detroit, Michigan
Starts / Ends:
Montreal / Detroit
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Navigator to join this 11-day expedition cruise along the Saint Lawrence River and the eastern Great Lakes. Sail between Montreal, Quebec, and Detroit, Michigan, cruising to explore beautiful islands, wander through historic port cities, and discover the culture, history, and …
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Enjoy stunning views of Niagara Falls
$4,699
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Chicago to Toronto

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Discover Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Toronto
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 11-day journey of the Great Lakes aboard the Ocean Voyager, delve into the nautical history of North America. Your vacation begins in Chicago, Illinois, a vibrant city with a strong arts scene, a rich history, and a variety of cuisines. Set sail on Lake Michigan for a Great Lakes cruise, …
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Detroit, Michigan at Dusk
$6,790
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Toronto - Milwaukee - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover the Niagara Falls
  • Engage with Smithsonian Journeys
Starts / Ends:
Mackinac Island / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Great Lakes in early autumn's splendid colors. This eight-day journey begins in bustling Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. The largest city in Canada enchants visitors with its museums, parks, and gardens. Le Dumont-d'Urville then makes its way through the canal that …
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Chicago, IL
$6,299
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Roundtrip Chicago

Roundtrip Chicago - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Superior
  • Discover wonders of Houghton
  • Admire the Mackinac Island
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 16-day voyage from Chicago, Illinois to Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Green Bay explores the attractions of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the lakes as you sail Lakes Michigan, Marquette, Thunder Bay, and back to Chicago. This extraordinary journey combines …
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Aerial views of Chicago
$4,299
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Chicago to Montreal

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Learn about American history
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 13-day cruise from Chicago, Illinois to Montreal, Quebec. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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Beautiful Toronto Skyline
$4,999
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The Scenic St. Lawrence

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Experience Montreal
  • Explore Château Frontenac
  • Stroll along Gananoque's waterfront
  • Delight in banks of St. Lawrence
Starts / Ends:
Montreal / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your scenic cruising in the land where old Europe meets contemporary design - Montreal. Explore the medieval ambiance of the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica, which enchants all. Discover the french heart of Canada - Quebec and itsChâteau Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper …
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Downtown Cleveland with River Bridge
$3,999
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Toronto to Chicago

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 11-day cruise from Toronto, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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The Gully -Sable Island
$13,160
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Symphony on the St. Lawrence: From Québec to the Canadian Maritimes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Toronto - Gloucester - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Visit Québec and Lunenburg
  • Discover the art of Montréal
  • Explore the beauty of nature
  • Enjoy musical performances
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Gloucester
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the unforgettable 15-day cruise exploration offered by Le Bellot, and enjoy the vast unspoiled expanses of Canada and the North American coast. Your journey will start in Toronto then you will enjoy a magnificent sail along the shimmering waters of Lake Ontario. Youwill then head …
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
$8,930
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Expedition between Lake Michigan & Lake Superior

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover cultural riches
  • Enjoy hiking and kayaking
  • Sail on three of five Great Lakes
  • Learn about the culture
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Thunder Bay
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking
Activity Level:
Relaxed
AboardLeChamplainonan all-new 11-day expedition cruisediscovering Lake Superior, an exceptional exploration amidst flamboyant nature and the cultural riches of the Indigenous communities.Discover the natural and cultural treasures between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior on a brand-new excursion …
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Downtown Cleveland with River Bridge
$4,699
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Toronto to Chicago

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 11-day cruise from Toronto, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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Explore beautiful Montreal
$4,099
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Detroit, MI to Montreal, QC

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Experience the culture of Montreal
  • Discover Quebec
  • Explore Toronto
  • Visit Detroit, Michigan
Starts / Ends:
Detroit / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day adventure cruise through the Saint Lawrence River and the eastern Great Lakes aboard the Ocean Navigator. Explore gorgeous islands, stroll through historic port cities, and enjoy the culture, history, and natural beauty of the region while sailing between Montreal, Quebec, and …
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Wilderness North
$4,172
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Miminiska Lodge

5 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in your wilderness hideaway
  • Explore the Canadian wilderness
  • Watch the Aurora Borealis
  • Paddle on Miminiska Lake
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5 day/4 night adventure in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness, spend your dayslearning to fish, kayaking, canoeing, and exploring the vast wilderness. Let local First Nations guides take you through the history of the region and learn about their way of life while experiencing the …
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Visit historic Chicago, Illinois
$2,799
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Illinois River: Chicago to St. Louis

Chicago to St. Louis - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Explore the city of Chicago
  • Discover the hometown of Mark Twain
  • Find history in Peoria
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Alton
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board American Countess on this 9-day cruise exploring highlights of the Illinois River. Explore the legacy of the American midwest on this river cruise through the historic heartland from Chicago to St. Louis. This journey takes you to a variety of beautiful American port cities in a luxury cruise …
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