Lakes and Falls of USA and Canada

22 days from £5,050pp

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22 days from £5,050pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chicago / Milwaukee / Door Peninsula / Marquette and Lake Superior / Mackinac Island / Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City / Detroit / Minneapolis / Toronto / Niagara Falls

Overview & Highlights

Explore iconic cities, tranquil harbours, idyllic islands and the wonder of Niagara Falls on this three-week fly-drive tour traversing the USA and Canada.

Your journey begins in the USA’s third largest city Chicago, famous for its skyscrapers, museums, art, music and food. Ascend to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck for fantastic views, then take a cruise on the Chicago River before enjoying the city’s restaurants and jazz and blues venues.

Drive north-west to Wisconsin’s state capital Madison, which has a stunning location on an isthmus between two lakes and the grand Wisconsin State Capitol, one of the largest domes in the world. Then head west to Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, and explore its renowned waterways and green spaces.


Now it’s time to discover Lake Superior. Nicknamed the Freshwater Sea, this is the biggest of the Great Lakes with dozens of beautiful harbour towns. Drive along the southern shore from Duluth to Marquette in Michigan, visiting wonderful waterfalls and towering lighthouses along the way.

Head further east to the town of St Ignace where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Marvel at the engineering wonder of the Mackinac Bridge before visiting Mackinac Island’s beautiful landscapes of limestone bluffs, forests and beaches.

Continue south-west to Traverse City and nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes. Recently voted most America’s most beautiful place, these dunes rise up to 85 metres, overlooking verdant forest and spectacular inland lakes.

After some well-earnt relaxation on Lake Michigan, it’s time to head back to the city to vibrant, regenerated Detroit to discover its motoring and musical heritage at the Henry Ford Museum and Motown Museum.
Cross the border and visit Canada’s biggest city Toronto, renowned for its huge waterfront, multicultural neighbourhoods and CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings.
Then spend two unforgettable days in Niagara Falls, one of nature’s most incredible sights. Take in spellbinding views from observation decks, boat cruises, hikes and an optional helicopter tour, as well as the alternative perspective of Journey Behind the Falls.
Head south-west back into the USA to Cleveland, home of the fabled Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, major sports teams and craft breweries. Then return to Chicago via the fascinating Amish farming community of Nappanee, spending one more night in the Windy City as your Great Lakes adventure comes to an end.

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Highlights and Included Excursions

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
  • CN Tower
  • Journey Behind the Falls
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Things to Do

Places to Stay

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Our expert's opinion

“Niagara Falls is an amazing place but to fully appreciate it you should spend the night. The illuminations in the evening are breathtaking in a completely different way to the daytime views, while it’s wonderfully calm to experience Niagara at sunrise before the crowds arrive.”

Joshua Salter - Travel Expert

Joshua has been travelling to the USA since childhood, visiting his father and four siblings on the west coast. He is fortunate to have travelled to 42 of the 50 US states, and hopes to complete the set by his next big birthday.


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