Lake Superior Circle – 9 Days
July 29, September 9, 2018 Double: $2,695, Single: $3,795 North America’s famous waterway is outlined in granite rock, evergreens, sugar maple, and birch. In September, the shores burst with reds and yellows that compete with miles of sunset horizons. This colourful tour circles…
July 29, September 9, 2018
Double: $2,695, Single: $3,795
North America’s famous waterway is outlined in granite rock, evergreens, sugar maple, and birch. In September, the shores burst with reds and yellows that compete with miles of sunset horizons.
This colourful tour circles through Ontario and three U.S. states, providing stunning views of the rugged landscapes – rocky cliffs, cobbled beaches, and quiet coves – that are home to caribou, timber wolves, black bears, and flocks of migratory birds.
Follow the Niagara Escarpment to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and the town of Tobermory. See 400-million-year old rock formations, caves, and grottos carved by time. Journey north to Wawa, land of crystal green waters and emerald woods, once known as the “miniature Klondike” for its gold and iron ore. In Kakabeka Falls, part of the Voyageur route, watch the falls crash into the gorge from the boardwalk that wraps the top of the falls.
Heading south, we stop in Duluth, Minnesota, the “San Francisco of the Midwest,” a thriving small city on a steep hillside nestled on Lake Superior’s shores. In Manitowoc, we take the ferry across Lake Michigan on the SS Badger to Ludington, a harbour town bustling with summer recreation activities.
Your last stop on the circular voyage is in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s vibrant “Little Bavaria.” Enjoy old-world Bavarian flavour and relax over a delicious family-style dinner – the perfect end to your Great Lakes getaway.
Wisconsin Dells is one of the most popular traveller destinations in the state. Located in south central Wisconsin, the town is tucked along the Wisconsin River where glacier-carved sandstone formations provide spectacular riverbank scenery. Cave of the Mounds gives visitors a chance to view remarkable stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal formations walking along paved, lighted walkways.
Other activities include river boat tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, and water ski shows. There’s also a casino and several world-class golf courses if that’s your kind of green. From sandstones to shopping, adventure to relaxation, the Wisconsin Dells has something for everyone, including those who like to eat!
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 8 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST.
• Chi-Cheemaun Ferry
• Manitoulin Island
• Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site (July)
• Assignack Museum (September)
• Canadian Bush Plane Museum
• Terry Fox Monument
• Thunder Bay
• Kakabeka Falls
• Duluth, MN
• Eau Claire, WI
• Wisconsin Dells
• Witches Gulch
• SS Badger cruise on Lake Michigan
• Ludington, MI
• Guided tour of Frankenmuth, MI and famous chicken dinner
Tobermory, ON: Bruce Anchor Motel (1 night)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON: Delta Hotel (1 night)
Wawa, ON: Wawa Motor Inn (1 night)
Thunder Bay, ON: Days Inn (1 night)
Duluth, MN: Hampton Inn (1 night)
Wisconsin Dells, WI: Hilton Garden Inn (1 night)
Ludington, MI: Comfort Inn (1 night)
Frankenmuth, MI: Bavarian Inn Lodge (1 night)
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Lake Superior Circle – 9 Days
Day 1: Tobermory, ON
Follow the Niagara Escarpment to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, a bustling harbour town, popular with local cottagers.
Stay: Bruce Anchor Motel, Tobermory
Day 2: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Board the Chi-Cheemaun ferry this morning for a cruise to Manitoulin Island. A series of causeways and bridges connects the island to the northern mainland. Visit the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site (July), a year-round cultural attraction, consisting of an interactive Heritage Discovery Centre and two of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto, or the Assignack Museum (September) which houses a diverse collection of artifacts, portraying the area’s history from the 1830’s to the present. From here continue on to “The Soo”.
Stay: Delta Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie
Meals: B, L
Day 3: Wawa, ON
After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Canadian Bush Plane Museum located in beautiful downtown Sault Ste. Marie. This waterfront hangar offers more than 25,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on aviation and forest fire displays. After lunch continue your scenic journey to Wawa, ON, the land of the Goose. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow passengers before settling in for the evening.
Stay: Wawa Motor Inn, Wawa
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Thunder Bay, ON
Cut through the world’s oldest rock formations and watch for some lovely lake views as you travel the rugged shores of Lake Superior. Stop at a memorial to a Canadian hero, the Terry Fox Monument, perched on a hill just outside Thunder Bay and commanding a breathtaking view of Lake Superior. Arrive in Thunder Bay, the western terminus of the Great Lakes waterway.
Stay: Days Inn, Thunder Bay
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Duluth, MN
Stop at Kakabeka Falls, a name derived from the Ojibwa for thundering waters. Crossing into Minnesota, continue through ruggedly beautiful terrain to Duluth. Skyline Drive offers a panoramic view of the city, harbour, and St. Louis River. Enjoy a guided tour of the city.
Stay: Hampton Inn, Duluth
Day 6: Wisconsin Dells, WI
Travel through Wisconsin, stopping for lunch in Eau Claire. At Wisconsin Dells, take a scenic boat cruise through the majestic sandstone bluffs cradling the Upper Dells of the Wisconsin River. These unique sandstone formations were fashioned by glacial meltwater at the end of the last ice age. Step off the boat at Witches Gulch and Standing Rock to see some of the natural wonders and learn of the fascinating interaction of man in the region.
Stay: Hilton Garden Inn, Wisconsin Dells
Day 7: Ludington, MI
Travel to Manitowac and board the ferry for a leisurely cruise across Lake Michigan on the SS Badger, the only coal-fired steamship in operation in North America, and the largest car ferry to ever sail Lake Michigan. Arrive in Ludington, a harbour town that comes to life with summer visitors.
Stay: Comfort Inn, Ludington
Day 8: Frankenmuth, MI
Visit Frankenmuth, founded in 1845 as a Bavarian religious mission. Absorb its old-world flavour on a guided tour, then take time to explore the boutiques of Main Street. Enjoy a family style chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant to celebrate the friends and memories made during your trip.
Stay: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth
Meals: B, D
Day 9: Travel home
Relax or take a stroll through Frankenmuth before departing for your return journey home.