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27 Day Great Lakes of North America

 

 

Start Date May 18, 2023
End Date Jun 13, 2023
4 Other Dates
 

Starts: Niagara Falls, ON Ends: Chicago, IL

Be part of Fantasy RV Tours’ Great Lakes of North America guided RV tour and visit all 5 great lakes! We begin at the Honeymoon Capital of the World, Niagara Falls, and end with Chicago’s Wrigley Field –plus devour world-famous pizza! Enjoy the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mackinac Island, famous lighthouses and lake, canal and lock cruises along the way.
  • 26 Camping Nights
  • 50 Events & Meals
  • Daily Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Enhance Your Trip
  • Pricing & Offers
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Insurance
  • Traveler Reviews

Daily Itinerary

  • 1249 Driving Miles
  • 139 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Orientation and Get Acquainted Social
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Double Deck Bus Tour
  • Visit the Floral Clock--created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants and are changed twice each year.
  • Ride the Whirpool Aero Car over Gorge--The antique cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and the Class 6 whitewater rapids of the Niagara River.
  • Skylon Tower Observation with Lunch
  • Journey Behind the Falls--offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down in front of you.
  • Hornblower Boat Tour at the Base of the Falls--Journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls
  • Bus Tour of Buffalo: Historic Landmarks and Architecture to include Moses Power Vista, Delaware Park, Mansions row and many other great sights!
  • Anchor Bar Lunch - Home of Buffalo Wings
  • Pierce Arrow Museum--The motor car company was a symbol of one of Buffalo’s most significant eras of growth, prosperity and of American innovation and ingenuity.
  • Cruise the Erie Canal for a Buffalo River History Tour--Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world, and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.

  • Campground Cookout
  • Guided Toronto Private Motorcoach tour: St Lawrence Market, Casa Loma, The Harbor Front, CN Tower
  • Casa Loma - Toronto's Majestic Castle
  • Toronto Harbor Cruise--enjoy the scenic Toronto skyline, and get a close up look at the beautiful Toronto Islands and waterfront.
  • CN Tower-- internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, and a must see for anyone visiting Toronto.


  • Motorcoach Charter
  • Bushplane Heritage Center--not your usual 'hands-off' kind of museum. There are not many places that allow you to not just touch the exhibits, but, in some cases, invite you to climb right inside of them.
  • Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site--consists of an interactive Heritage Discovery Centre and two of the oldest stone buildings, located northwest of Toronto - the Ermatinger Old Stone House and the Clergue Blockhouse.
  • Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site Luncheon
  • Historical Ship Museum--Explore an actual Great Lakes Freighter!
  • The Tower of History--Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower has observation platforms for visitors to get spectacular views and photos of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel.
  • Cruise thru the Locks--See all four U.S. Locks, St. Mary’s Rapids, giant hydro-electric plants and Historic Canadian Lock.

  • Ferry to Mackinac Island
  • Explore Mackinac Island State Park
  • Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island--Experience the history and charm of Mackinac on your narrated carriage tour of the island!
  • Fort Mackinac--The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military battles to family life within the fort.
  • Grand Hotel Buffet Lunch--rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles.
  • Stroll the Lake Huron Boardwalk and view the Mackinac Bridge--Ribboning the historic St. Ignace downtown waterfront, connecting unique shops, restaurants, waterfront parks and museums
  • Pasties for Dinner - Delicious & Compact Miner’s Dinner

  • Campground Cookout
  • Camp near Lake Superior--not only the largest of the Great Lakes; it is the largest body of fresh water on Earth.
  • Cruise to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore--enjoy the rays of the setting sun on the Pictured Rocks cliffs, a beautiful Lake Superior twilight, and an unforgettable evening.

  • Explore this Upper Peninsula Jewel on Lake Michigan--A place where you can float out on a Great Lake, drop a line where the walleye and bass pros fish, and explore trails by foot, pedal or motor
  • Sand Point Lighthouse Tour--built in 1867 and currently operated by the Delta County Historical Society
  • UP Inventing the Outdoors & Military Museum

  • Daddy D Productions Dinner Show
  • Lambeau Field Tour--experience the Packers' history-rich facility firsthand and see several behind-the-scenes areas.
  • Lambeau Field Lunch
  • National Railroad Museum & Train Ride--inspires lifelong learning through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits, and innovative programs.
  • Free Day in Green Bay
  • OPTIONAL--Explore Door County

  • ENROUTE-- EAA Museum--With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays
  • Guided Milwaukee Motorcoach Tour
  • Pabst Mansion Tour--house museum that preserves the legacy of the Pabst family and their impact on the citizens, history, and culture of the Greater Milwaukee community.
  • Harley Davidson Museum-- engaging tour, “Journey through the History of Harley-Davidson.”
  • Beer Capital of the World: History, Beer Tasting and Lunch
  • Free Day in Milwaukee

  • Motorcoach to 360 Observation Deck/Tilt and Soldier Field
  • 360 Deck -Observatory on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building with a tilting glass lookout 1000 ft. up.
  • Famous Chicago Pizza Lunch
  • Soldier Field is the stadium that has served as the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) since 1971, as well as Chicago Fire FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).
  • Guided City Highlight Private Motorcoach Tour of Chicago
  • Farewell Dinner Cruising the Chicago Skyline
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast



What's Included

  • 26 Camping Nights
  • 50 Events & Meals

Visit all 5 Great Lakes

Niagara Falls: Hornblower Cruise & Journey Behind the Falls

Lake, Canal and Lock Cruises

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Toronto Harbor Boat Tour

Mackinac Island Ferry, Carriage Tour & Historic Grand Hotel

Tour Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise

Locks of Sault Ste Marie

Sand Point Lighthouse Tour

Beer Tasting in Milwaukee

Guided Tours of Major Cities




  • 1249 Driving Miles
  • 139 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

We want to make your RV Vacation as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible, so we take care of all the planning and reservations for you. Once your vacation is booked, all you need to do is show up in your RV and enjoy these inclusive benefits:

  • 26 Nights of RV Camping Fees
  • 50 Events & Meals
  • Professionally Planned Route and Itinerary specifically prepared for 27 Day Great Lakes of North America
  • Transportation Provided for Most Included Activities
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters and TailGunners*
  • 27 Day Great Lakes of North America's Detailed Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions, Fuel Stops & Popular Landmarks
  • Regular Briefings and Travel Tips Report from WagonMasters
  • Pre-Trip Information Packet & Vehicle Checklist
  • Special Socials & Get-Togethers
  • Gratuities for Included Meals, Bus Drivers & Special Guides
  • Customer Appreciation Gift: Tote, Hat, and Tour Pin
  • Frequent Traveler Rewards Program includes $100.00 in Future Travel Credits

 

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. We’ll give you time to independently explore and have the freedom to choose the stops along the route that interest you. Additionally, our Travel Ambassadors are there to assist you with optional activities in the area that are not included in the itinerary to make the most of your vacation.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Enhance Your Trip

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 173 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 27 Day Great Lakes of North America trip, you will have 2 extensions to choose from: Ultimate Eastern Provinces, Best of Canadian Maritime.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Niagara Falls, ON (Rally Point) or Chicago, IL (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 27 Day Great Lakes of North America trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Post-trip: Ultimate Eastern Provinces Jun 19, 2023 to Aug 18, 2023Starts: Montreal, QC Ends: St. Andrews, NB

An abundance of inspiring vistas, regional seafood, historical relevance and unique cultures. You’ll experience the best of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland while immersing yourself in Canadian traditions.

Post-trip: Best of Canadian Maritime Jul 24, 2023 to Aug 19, 2023Starts: Bar Harbor, ME Ends: Cavendish, PE

Discover the lush lands and vibrant communities of the Canadian Maritimes –the crown jewels of Canada. Our journey takes us through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island as we explore rugged coastlines and pristine lighthouses. Book today and enjoy a stress-free RV vacation.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 27 Day Great Lakes of North America. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 27 Day Great Lakes of North America trip:


    • On Day 20--Explore Door County




Pricing & Payment Offers

Price includes all items listed in daily itinerary
 
Included Highlights


Visit all 5 Great Lakes

Niagara Falls: Hornblower Cruise & Journey Behind the Falls

Lake, Canal and Lock Cruises

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Toronto Harbor Boat Tour

Mackinac Island Ferry, Carriage Tour & Historic Grand Hotel

Tour Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise

Locks of Sault Ste Marie

Sand Point Lighthouse Tour

Beer Tasting in Milwaukee

Guided Tours of Major Cities




Pricing & Payment Options
  • 26 Camping Nights
  • 50 Events & Meals

$7,995.00

$6,295.00

 

FULL PAYMENT is required for 27 Day Great Lakes of North America - May 18, 2023 due to the departure date being 90 days or less away. Your payment is $8,084.00 USD* to secure your reservation.

Our exclusive, interest-free, monthly payment plan to budget your vacation. Your first monthly payment secures your reservation.

  • Monthly Payment*
  • 0 Monthly Payments
  • Balance Due
  • Monthly Payments are NOT available at this time.

A tour deposit of 15% and the $89.00 non-refundable processing fee confirms your reservation. Final balance due 90 days prior to departure.

  • No 15% Deposit*
  • $8,084.00 USD Final Payment*
  • 02/17/2023 Payment Due
  • Full Payment Required and the ONLY Option.

If your original tour cost is more than $1,500 and choose to pay your final balance by check, you will receive a discount according to the schedule below:

Original Tour Cost

  • $1,500 - $5,000
  • $5,001 - $7,500
  • $7,501 - $10,000
  • $10,001 - $15,000
  • $15,001 - $20,000
  • $20,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 and up

Discount

  • $50
  • $100
  • $200
  • $250
  • $300
  • $400
  • $500

Ways to Save

Take advantage of these special offers to maximize the value of your next RV adventure!

Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
By joining our email list, you’ll stay up to date on the latest tours and offers. Be in the know for any additional discounts to help you save even more! Read More>>
Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Activity Level - MODERATE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 22 rigs plus WagonMasters and TailGunners* exclusive to 27 Day Great Lakes of North America

Pacing

  • 1249 Driving Miles
  • 139 Average Daily Miles
  • 27 days, with 26 camping nights including 50 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate walking distance (30 to 45 minutes); some excursions may include gradually graded ramps, hills and/or stairs.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

 

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization or a medical evacuation, all which can be overwhelming.

During these uncertain times created by COVID-19, travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances.There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

Travel MedEvac provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION (Safe Travels First Class Plan), such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage when purchased within 10 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

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Traveler Reviews

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