Discover the Greatest of America’s Great Lakes!
7 Days • 6 Nights • 14 Meals
Jul 14-20 | Aug 4-10 | Sep 22-28
Depart/Return: Minneapolis, MN
Price Per Person: Double: $1,497; Single: $1,895
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $158/night
About the Tour
Come experience the scenic treasures of eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin’s north woods! From the pristine shores of Lake Superior and the St. Croix River Valley to the lush farmland and the Mississippi River vistas, a wealth of beauty awaits. Ride the rails along the north shore of Lake Superior, enjoy a cruise around the Apostle Islands on the south shore and journey through Wisconsin’s north woods on the Great River Road as you learn the fascinating lifestyles of skilled artisans and thriving farmers. It all adds up to one incredible adventure!
- Visit working farms, orchards and agricultural centers, including America’s top cranberry growing region
- Ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad past crystal-clear Lake Superior
- See historic sandstone quarries, shipwreck sites, and lighthouses including the nostalgic Split Rock Lighthouse, restored to its 1920s grandeur
- Sample the brew-craft at one of Wisconsin’s celebrated classic Germanic breweries, Leinenkugel’s of Chippewa Falls
- Cruise among the 22 breathtaking Apostle Islands on the Island Princess
- Thrill to the stunning vistas above Moose Mountain from the Midwest’s only mountain gondola
- Watch the moonlight glisten on the waves as you dine aboard an old-time Mississippi River paddle-wheeler, the La Crosse Queen
- Explore classic pastimes from summer freshwater fishing to winter curling, country quilting to antique toy and car collecting
high 76°/low 57° (July-August)
high 68°/low 46° (September)
Time Zone Central
Arrival Time Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time Schedule your flight home to depart after 5:00 p.m. on Day 7.
Airport-Hotel Shuttle Starting hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to/from Minneapolis International Airport. Contact the hotel shuttle by calling 952-876-0100.
Vehicle Parking Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.
Walking Distance Moderate walking and standing is required to fully enjoy this tour . Some walking can be on uneven surfaces.
Currency US Dollar
Hotel Amenities Refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, WiFi & and coffee makers throughout tour. Guest laundry, exercise room, and swimming pool on Day 1, 2, 4, & 5.
Additional Information Day 1 Hotel located near Mall of America: hotel has complimentary shuttle to Mall. Day 2 & 3 Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth's Canal Park area. Sunscreen suggested for outdoor activities.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
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Depart/Return: Cleveland, OH
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Depart/Return: Indianapolis, IN
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