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Discover North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes - 2023

Montréal • 12-night Great Lakes small ship cruise with Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island, Lake Michigan • Chicago
  • SAIL INTO THE MISTS ON A NIAGARA FALLS CRUISE ABOARD THE HORNBLOWER
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Montreal to Chicago | North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes
    TAKE A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE TOUR OF HISTORIC MACKINAC ISLAND, WHICH REMAINS CAR-FREE
  • FLOAT PAST MORE THAN 50 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS AND ENJOY THEM FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHICAGO RIVER
  • DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND INVIGORATING CITYSCAPES OF MONTRÉAL
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO CHICAGO
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    CRUISE ON THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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Chicago, Illinois (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $366 PER DAY

Say hello to the Windy City on this fantastic extension that lets you explore the delicious food, stunning architecture and even local music scene on a deep level. Dubbed "a city in a garden," you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy Chicago's modern locations, but also admire it's impressive outdoor spaces and design. You'll see the greenery nestled among the great works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on an interactive tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch. Then, take the rest of your time to check out Millennium Park, the scenic Navy Pier, or even just to grab a slice of deep-dish pizza. Whatever you choose, your thirst for Chicago will be quenched.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Hilton Palmer House (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included feature: Interactive Frank Lloyd Wright tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Fly to Chicago

Upon arrival, if you purchased Vantage air, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel from the airport. After settling in, enjoy free time before a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 2:

Explore the great works of Frank Lloyd Wright

This morning, you'll have the opportunity to see some of the incredible works of Frank Lloyd Wright, in a city that holds many of his best masterpieces. Start with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and of Unity Temple. Then, you will enjoy a walking tour of the neighborhood that hold several residential homes created by Wright, including The William H. Copeland House, The Nathan Moore House, The Arthur B. Heurtley House, The Edward R Hills House, The Peter A. Beachy House, The Frank W. Thomas House and The Laura Gale House. Later, we'll have a Chicago-classic lunch, featuring traditional Chicago Italian beef sandwiches. Your afternoon is free for more exploration!

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 3:

Enjoy a free day in Chicago

Enjoy a day of leisure to explore this beloved metropolis and its offerings — from its famous comedy scene to its legendary hotdogs and deep-dish pizza. Chicago is also considered one of the country’s most walkable cities, so take some time to explore the city’s iconic skyscrapers, renowned museums, waterfront, and pristine parks.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

Canada’s capital, stunning Ottawa is the nation’s most prosperous and educated city, a showcase of fine architecture, beautiful outdoor spaces, and a cultural hub that boasts seven national museums and a plethora of shops, restaurants, universities, theaters, and so much more. Set at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau, and Rideau rivers, its setting is as gracious as its welcoming, easygoing vibe. The city invites outdoor exploration with its lovely parks and gardens, including the wildlife-rich Parc Omega, and the central Rideau Canal, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique design and cultural significance. Along the way to Ottawa, you’ll enjoy a delicious taste of Canada when you lunch at Fairmont Le Château Montebello for a true Quebecois feast.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Ottawa at the Fairmont Château Laurier (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • Lunch at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, along the Ottawa River
  • Guided Visit to Parc Omega
  • Half-day Ottawa city tour
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Rideau Canal
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Ottawa

Upon arrival, if you purchased Vantage air, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel from the airport. After settling in, enjoy free time before a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 2:

Celebrate Canada’s beauty and history with a tour of Ottawa

Ottawa may well be one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, with its monumental Parliament Hill overlooking a mantle of gorgeous waterways, parks, and falls. You’ll discover its highlights on this morning’s city tour.

Your city tour brings you past the War Memorial that stands on Confederation Square, one of Canada’s national historic sites. Then, at the ByWard Market, Ottawa’s oldest and largest open-air farmers’ market, you’ll be tempted by more than 260 stalls selling fresh local fare and gifts. Maybe you’ll sample a BeaverTails pastry, a scrumptious cinnamon and sugar-dusted fritter that got its start in Ottawa. Traveling along Sussex Drive, you’ll see the Prime Minister’s residence, then continue to stately Rockcliffe Park and the adjoining city of Gatineau, with its impressive Museum of Civilization. Heading back to town, you’ll cross the UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal, which slices through the heart of downtown and is a popular recreation area always filled with bikers or skaters. You’ll also see Major’s Hill Park, a peaceful green oasis in the heart of downtown Ottawa, and the city’s crowning glory, Parliament Hill, a collection of enormous sandstone, Gothic Revival buildings including the iconic, 302-foot-high Peace Tower.

The afternoon is at leisure and lunch and dinner are on your own. Perhaps you’ll return to the ByWard Market for some last-minute shopping, take a sightseeing cruise along the Ottawa River, or browse the National Gallery of Canada. 

Set out to uncover the delights of one of the world’s most surprising capitals. Laid-back and inviting, Ottawa exudes a sophistication and worldliness that make it irresistible for culture lovers. This former lumber town is today graced with stunning neo-Gothic buildings, lush gardens and green parks. At the Canadian Museum of History, you’ll unravel 20,000 years of history in a lovely riverside setting. Then, enjoy a panoramic tour of the downtown core, viewing the Prime Minister’s Offices, Parliament Hill, and the Supreme Court. See the ByWard Market, the main shopping street, and the Rideau Canal, which opened in 1832. You have the rest of the day free to explore on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 3:

Visit wildlife mecca Parc Omega, travel to Montréal, and join the base tour

Depart for Montreal and enjoy a unique experience in the heart of nature in Montebello. Visit Parc Omega and discover Canada’s wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, wolves, bears, and many more, all within their natural environment. Upon arrival at the park, you will board the Omega bus and drive around the 15-kilometer marked path with an animal guide, specifically trained for sharing their knowledges about the beautiful species and quickly spot the ones that are usually difficult to see. Some animals will greet you at the bus: You can open the windows and feed them with carrots if you’d like! Enjoy the ride and admire Canada’s wildlife… you will certainly come back with unperishable memories. Next, you will transfer to the luxury Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin. After a delightful lunch, you will have some time to walk around the resort before traveling to Montreal to check in at your hotel and join Day 1 of the base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Chicago, Illinois (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $366 PER DAY

Say hello to the Windy City on this fantastic extension that lets you explore the delicious food, stunning architecture and even local music scene on a deep level. Dubbed "a city in a garden," you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy Chicago's modern locations, but also admire it's impressive outdoor spaces and design. You'll see the greenery nestled among the great works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on an interactive tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch. Then, take the rest of your time to check out Millennium Park, the scenic Navy Pier, or even just to grab a slice of deep-dish pizza. Whatever you choose, your thirst for Chicago will be quenched.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe Hilton Palmer House (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included feature: Interactive Frank Lloyd Wright tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
View Extension Details
Expand All

DAY 17:

Explore the great works of Frank Lloyd Wright

This morning, you'll have the opportunity to see some of the incredible works of Frank Lloyd Wright, in a city that holds many of his best masterpieces. Start with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and of Unity Temple. Then, you will enjoy a walking tour of the neighborhood that hold several residential homes created by Wright, including The William H. Copeland House, The Nathan Moore House, The Arthur B. Heurtley House, The Edward R Hills House, The Peter A. Beachy House, The Frank W. Thomas House and The Laura Gale House. Later, we'll have a Chicago-classic lunch, featuring traditional Chicago Italian beef sandwiches. Your afternoon is free for more exploration!

Included meals:

Lunch

DAY 18:

Enjoy a free day in Chicago

Enjoy a day of leisure to explore this beloved metropolis and its offerings — from its famous comedy scene to its legendary hotdogs and deep-dish pizza. Chicago is also considered one of the country’s most walkable cities, so take some time to explore the city’s iconic skyscrapers, renowned museums, waterfront, and pristine parks.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Depart for home

Today you'll leave Chicago and head back home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

Canada’s capital, stunning Ottawa is the nation’s most prosperous and educated city, a showcase of fine architecture, beautiful outdoor spaces, and a cultural hub that boasts seven national museums and a plethora of shops, restaurants, universities, theaters, and so much more. Set at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau, and Rideau rivers, its setting is as gracious as its welcoming, easygoing vibe. The city invites outdoor exploration with its lovely parks and gardens, including the wildlife-rich Parc Omega, and the central Rideau Canal, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique design and cultural significance. Along the way to Ottawa, you’ll enjoy a delicious taste of Canada when you lunch at Fairmont Le Château Montebello for a true Quebecois feast.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Ottawa at the Fairmont Château Laurier (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • Lunch at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, along the Ottawa River
  • Guided Visit to Parc Omega
  • Half-day Ottawa city tour
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Rideau Canal
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
View Extension Details
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DAY 18:

Travel overland to Ottawa and visit wildlife mecca Parc Omega

Depart for Montreal and enjoy a unique experience in the heart of nature in Montebello. Visit Parc Omega and discover Canada’s wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, wolves, bears, and many more, all within their natural environment. Upon arrival at the park, you will board the Omega bus and drive around the 15-kilometer marked path with an animal guide, specifically trained for sharing their knowledges about the beautiful species and quickly spot the ones that are usually difficult to see. Some animals will greet you at the bus: You can open the windows and feed them with carrots if you’d like! Enjoy the ride and admire Canada’s wildlife… you will certainly come back with unperishable memories. Next, you will transfer to the luxury Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin. After a delightful lunch, you will have some time to walk around the resort before traveling to Montreal to check in at your hotel.

Included meals:

Lunch

DAY 19:

Celebrate Canada’s beauty and history in Ottawa

Ottawa may well be one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, with its monumental Parliament Hill overlooking a mantle of gorgeous waterways, parks, and falls. You’ll discover its highlights on this morning’s city tour.

Your city tour brings you past the War Memorial that stands on Confederation Square, one of Canada’s national historic sites. Then, at the ByWard Market, Ottawa’s oldest and largest open-air farmers’ market, you’ll be tempted by more than 260 stalls selling fresh local fare and gifts. Maybe you’ll sample a BeaverTails pastry, a scrumptious cinnamon and sugar-dusted fritter that got its start in Ottawa. Traveling along Sussex Drive, you’ll see the Prime Minister’s residence, then continue to stately Rockcliffe Park and the adjoining city of Gatineau, with its impressive Museum of Civilization. Heading back to town, you’ll cross the UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal, which slices through the heart of downtown and is a popular recreation area always filled with bikers or skaters. You’ll also see Major’s Hill Park, a peaceful green oasis in the heart of downtown Ottawa, and the city’s crowning glory, Parliament Hill, a collection of enormous sandstone, Gothic Revival buildings including the iconic, 302-foot-high Peace Tower.

The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll return to the ByWard Market for some last-minute shopping, take a sightseeing cruise along the Ottawa River, or browse the National Gallery of Canada. Be back in time to bid adieu to your new travel friends at this evening’s Farewell Dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 20:

Depart for home

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport and fly home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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