Chicago to Toronto (12 nights/ 13 days)

Special Offer

Book before 28 February 2020 and save up to £750 per person Early Booking Discount on "Splendour of the Great Lakes" sailing 02 October 2020 - not applicable to "E", "D" and "OS" category of cabins.

Day 1 - Arrive in Chicago

Fly in to Chicago. Private transfer to Hilton Chicago Hotel for a two night stay.

Day 2 - Hotel Stay in Chicago

Enjoy a day at your leisure, visit one of the many museums, perhaps the Art Institute of Chicago. Their impressive collection of art is a great way to spend the day. Visit the new Riverwalk where restaurants and bars line the south bank. Consider an Architectural River Cruise, and hear how the city was built from the ground up after the Great Chicago Fire.

Day 3 - Embark in Chicago

Today is the day you will embark on Victory I. In the morning enjoy the complimentary Premium Excursion City Highlights tour, starting from the hotel and finishing at the vessel. Discover the quintessential Chicago experience at Millennium Park. Receive an overview at the welcome centre, then explore the park’s pavilion, famous Crown Fountain, and the iconic Cloud Gate, dubbed by many as “The Bean.” And no visit to Chicago would be complete without a stop for lunch at Navy Pier before boarding the vessel.

Day 4 - Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan

These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, small-mouth bass, crayfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful river cruising day. Sip a mid-morning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversation with other guests or just nibble on snacks as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water.

Day 5 - Mackinac Island

Vacationers adore this unique American destination. Its devotees long for the time they can return to their beloved island retreat and truly disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. Clip-clop rhythms of horse hooves soothe the soul, with not a car in sight. The rich aroma of Mackinac’s signature treat – its famous fudge – permeates charming shops. This peaceful port draws visitors back year after year. Tour the island by carriage and visit Fort Mackinac. Afterward, marvel at myriad magnificent selections on the Grand Hotel luncheon buffet for an included mid-day meal to treasure. And the view at the hotel from America’s longest front porch stretches for miles.

Day 6 - Sault Ste. Marie

“The Saults” – international twin cities – are neighbors on either side of St. Marys River on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in Southern Ontario. Soak in the culture of the area on a narrated tour showcasing local highlights such as the retired lake freighter SS Valley Camp – now a museum – and an insider’s look at the engineering spectacle of the Soo Locks, the world’s busiest canal in terms of tonnage.

Day 7 - Little Current, Manitoulin Island

The raw beauty of Georgian Bay leads to the world’s largest freshwater island – Manitoulin – featuring picturesque granite outcrops and rolling farmland. In its largest town, Little Current, indigenous life and legend meld with European history, with Immaculate Conception Church and its distinctive tepee-like architecture as a symbol. Venerated rhythms of the ages come to life in the talented hands and feet of Native drummers and dancers on an island considered sacred by the native Anishinaabe people.

Day 8 - Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron

Today the M/V Victory I transforms into a selfcontained universe ripe for exploration. Craft your experience as you choose: Kick back on deck to embrace the calmness and spirituality of Lake Huron, or take some time to connect with friends in the many public spaces aboard the ship. This day on the lake is all yours.

Day 9 - Detroit

There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Be astounded by its vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose an included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Motown Museum,  the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights.

Day 10 - Cleveland

Step off the M/V Victory I onto what some call America’s “North Coast” and discover why Clevelanders are so fiercely proud of their home. The reinvented city reverberates with vitality and a cool new atmosphere. Expand your mind at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You’ll also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gift to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An optional premium experience to Geauga County offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life with a visit to an Amish home for a traditional wedding feast.

Day 11 - Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)

Port Colborne’s rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. Make the most of this beautiful stop with an optional half-day pre- or postcruise tour to Niagara Falls. See Earth’s raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jadegreen lake below. Excitement escalates as we climb aboard our Hornblower catamaran to sail into the mesmerizing mist. Afterward, reflect on your experience over lunch, then explore local shops for the perfect souvenir to remind you of your journey.

Day 12 - Disembark in Toronto

As the journey concludes, take the oppotunity to enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider  a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.

Day 13 - Arrive London, UK

Flight from Toronto arrives London

The Ultimate Toronto Experience - 2 Nights Post Cruise City Stay

Our Toronto City Stay package enriches the overall value of your experience by giving you the opportunity to explore the diverse culture of Toronto after your voyage at leisure and on our special city highlights tour. Take a glass elevator to the top of the iconic CN Tower. Admire the charming Dog fountain in Berczy Park. Browse the chic boutiques of the trendy West End. Take your pick from the cafés and eateries in the historic Distillery District. Just a few of the many and varied attractions that await.

  • The Victory exclusive Toronto Highlights Tour and transfer to hotel
  • Two nights stay at a Premium Hotel including breakfast
  • Services of our local representative to answer any questions
  • Private transfer from the hotel to Toronto International Airport

The Complete Chicago Experience - 2 Nights Post Cruise City Stay

Situated at the mouth of the Chicago River, the Magnificent Mile is your gateway to the city’s most memorable landmarks on this extended 2-night stay. See the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower and the Drake Hotel, frequented by celebrities, politicians and royalty from across the world. Afternoon tea in its famous Palm Court is a fabulously indulgent treat, or a riverboat tour is the perfect way to get to know Chicago’s rich architectural history. With shopping, museums, dining and theatre to spare there’s something for every taste in this iconic American city.

  • The Victory exclusive Chicago Highlights Tour and transfer to hotel
  • Two nights stay at a Premium Hotel including breakfast
  • Services of our local representative to answer any questions
  • Private transfer from the hotel to Chicago International Airport

Prices

Ocean View Stateroom (Category E) Deck 1
From £5695 per person

Ocean View Stateroom (Category B) Deck 3
From £5995 per person

The Ultimate Toronto Experience 2 Nights Post-Cruise City Stay - Double Occupancy
From £675 per person

The Complete Chicago Experience 2 Night Post-Cruise City Stay - Double Occupancy
From £675 per person

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Cruise Prices

Guide Prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin include:

  • Return scheduled flights (Economy Class) from London UK
  • Two nights pre-cruise stay at a premium hotel including breakfast
  • Premium City Highlights Tour on embarkation day
  • Entertainment each evening
  • Shore excursions in each port of call
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Cocktail hour daily
  • Complimentary non-premium beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, filtered waterand soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi in all public areas
  • Onboard enrichment
  • Private transfers from/to overseas airports and shared transfer to vessel
  • All Port Charges
  • Gratuities
  • Full ATOL financial protection


Additional Charges

  • Additional Premium shore excursions
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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