Great Lakes Collection – Viking Expeditions Cruise

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Great Lakes Collection – Viking Expeditions Cruise

Legendary waters & scenic landscapes

Join Viking for a unique expedition across the historic waterways of all five of the majestic Great Lakes. Experience culture-rich urban centers and admire the awesome power of thundering Niagara Falls. Explore the granite islands and sheltered inlets of Georgian Bay and traverse the famous Soo Locks. Study the aquatic ecosystems of the lakes and venture into the dense boreal forests that line the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

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Expires 31st May 2024

 

Expired on Friday May 31st, 2024

Expired on Friday May 31st, 2024

Day 1: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Toronto is beloved by many as one of Canada’s boldest and most innovative capitals. Hugging the shores of Lake Ontario and facing the picturesque Toronto Islands, it was founded by British loyalists fleeing the American Revolution in 1793. Today the city is a pleasure to explore on foot, whether strolling past the Victorian bay-and-gable homes of Rosedale, or the historic enclave of Wychwood Park, an Ontario Heritage Conservation district. The city’s Distillery District is home to North America’s largest preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture.

The Welland Canal is one of Canada’s greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. Built from 1824 to 1833 to bypass the Niagara River and its mighty falls, the Welland comprises eight locks that lift or lower ships a total of 326 feet between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. This vital canal is the spine of the peninsula’s trade and industry, with numerous docks receiving ships and roadways crossing the water. Viking’s latest expedition vessels are purpose-built to traverse this impressive waterway, allowing ships to dock safely while navigating this important crossing.

Port Colborne proudly proclaims itself the “Gateway to Navigation.” It is also the gateway to North America’s largest and most powerful cascade, Niagara Falls. Epic in its scope and volume, the falls hurl 42 million gallons of water down 20 stories every minute. Its mile-wide length straddles the Canadian and US borders and is split by islands into three smaller cataracts: Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls. Long a storied destination for young honeymooners, today the mighty torrent is a thrill for visitors.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

NIAGARA DISCOVERY (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Sightseeing* Easy*
SCENIC DRIVE AND WALK ALONG THE TOP OF NIAGARA FALLS
Admire the power and majesty of nature during an excursion to view the world-famous Niagara Falls. Retreating glaciers and meltwater combined to create the falls—Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil—at the end of the last Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago. Reaching heights of up to 187 feet and measuring 2,590 feet wide, an astounding 600,000 gallons per second wash over Horseshoe, the tallest of the falls. From your berth at Port Colborne, travel north through the Canadian countryside of the Niagara Peninsula to the falls, which straddle the border between the United States and Canada. Meet your expert guide, who will tell you more about the geology, history and folklore of this natural wonder. Take a walk along the top of the gorge, gazing down in awe at the thundering waters as they cascade over the edge of the falls. Afterward, you will return to your awaiting ship.

NIAGARA UP CLOSE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Sightseeing* Moderate*
BOAT CRUISE TO BASE OF TOWERING HORSESHOE FALLS
Marvel at the power of Horseshoe Falls during a thrilling boat ride to the turbulent pools at its base. Reaching heights of up to 187 feet and measuring 2,590 feet wide, an astounding 600,000 gallons per second wash over Horseshoe, the tallest of Niagara’s three waterfalls. From your berth, travel north through the Canadian countryside of the Niagara Peninsula to the falls, which straddle the border between the United States and Canada. Meet your local expert guide, then take an eye-opening stroll along the top of the gorge, gazing down in awe at the thundering waters as they cascade over the edge of the falls. Then, don your rain poncho and take an exciting boat ride to the foot of Horseshoe Falls. Gaze up in awe as the falls cascade from above, creating a wall of mist and a deafening roar. Afterward, you will return to shore and your ship.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Cleveland sits on the shores of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River and is a major port along the St. Lawrence Seaway. This industrial city is also a gateway to the Cuyahoga Valley and its namesake national park, a region of reclaimed nature covering 51 square miles of landscape between Cleveland and Akron. A mix of forests, wetlands and canals, as well as the majestic cascade of Brandywine Falls, the park has more than 125 miles of hiking trails that crisscross the land, including one that runs along the former route of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

CLEVELAND HIGHLIGHTS (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS
Special Interest* Sightseeing* Easy*
COLORFUL NEIGHBORHOODS AND LONG LIVE ROCK ’N’ ROLL
Embark on a scenic drive through Cleveland before delving into music history at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Drive along the revitalized waterfront area that overlooks the lake and through downtown, where you will see the many neoclassical buildings that surround the central mall. Travel along Euclid Avenue—nicknamed “Millionaire’s Row” because of its high concentration of 19th-century mansions—then see iconic neighborhoods such as Tremont, one of the city’s oldest sections, and Ohio City, with its vibrant West Side Market. Return to the waterfront for a visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which chronicles the genre’s history through interactive exhibits and a vast collection of memorabilia. Learn about its early blues and country influences, watch videos on its biggest stars, record a recollection of your own music memories or vote for future inductees.

ARTS & PARKS
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Sightseeing* Moderate*
CULTURAL GARDENS AND THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
Discover serene green spaces in the Cultural Gardens and collections on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Take a winding drive through the Cultural Gardens, a collection of city gardens commemorating the many ethnic groups that have settled in Cleveland and contributed to its development. Continue down to University Circle for a visit to the art museum. More than 45,000 pieces comprise this collection, from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to 19th-century impressionism and 20th-century cubism. Enjoy a stroll through the galleries, stopping to learn more about important works. Do not miss the museum’s ground floor, where several galleries house interactive exhibits called ArtLens. Here, browse the museum’s artifacts, make a digital painting or sculpture with your fingers or record your reaction to various artwork; upload your experiences to your smartphone for future reference.

TASTE OF CLEVELAND
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Sightseeing* Snack Culinary* Moderate*
SAMPLE THE CITY’S DIVERSITY AT A HISTORIC WEST SIDE MARKET
Indulge in the delicious diversity of Cleveland’s culinary scene during a visit to the renowned West Side Market. Cleveland’s role as an important transportation hub and manufacturing center during the late 19th and early 20th centuries made it an attractive destination for immigrants and job seekers. These newcomers brought with them their respective traditions and cuisines. You will meet your insightful local guide and head to the brick confines of the West Side Market, located in the eclectic Ohio City neighborhood. Operating since 1840, this bustling market’s vendors reflect the diversity of the people who settled around it; some have been operating at the market for multiple generations. Listen to stories of Cleveland’s cultural heritage while savoring samples of sausages, cheeses, baked goods or sweets from a myriad of cultures during your time browsing the more than 100 stalls.

CLEVELAND’S WATERFRONT (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Moderate*
GREAT LAKES FREIGHTER WILLIAM G. MATHER AND COD
Explore Cleveland’s maritime connection during visits to two floating museums along the city’s scenic waterfront. Start at the Great Lakes Science Center and its main exhibit, the historic Great Lakes bulk freighter William G. Mather. Commissioned in 1925 and nicknamed “The Ship that Built Cleveland,” it helped transform northeastern Ohio into a vital industrial center. Walk its decks, then tour its vast cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and towering engine room. Learn about the ship’s engineering firsts and the economic importance of the Great Lakes and its connecting waterways. Make your way to the nearby Cod, a World War II–era submarine that served in the Pacific Theater. Walk down its vertical stairs and explore its impeccably restored interior to get an authentic sense of what life was like on board. Return to your ship at the end of your tour.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY HIKE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 5 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Moderate*
SCENIC SOJOURN THROUGH A REVITALIZED RIVER VALLEY
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a hike in the relaxing bucolic environs of the Cuyahoga Valley. Once the symbol of industrial pollution when it caught fire several times during the past two centuries, the Cuyahoga River has made a remarkable comeback that has culminated in the designation of a stretch of the river as a national park. Long a recreation destination for city dwellers, the park is crisscrossed with forested hiking trails that lead to scenic vistas, cascading waterfalls and quiet meadows. Meet your hike leader and set off down one of the more than 125 miles of trails that wind through the park. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the river’s amazing recovery—completed in 2015—while you take in the stunning natural beauty around you. At the end of your excursion, you will return to your awaiting ship.

CUYAHOGA RIVER BY KAYAK
DURATION: 5 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Moderate*
SEE NATURE’S RECOVERY IN CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of northeastern Ohio while kayaking on the Cuyahoga River. Embark on a short drive south of Cleveland to bucolic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Upon arrival, meet your expert naturalist, then receive a safety briefing before boarding your kayak and setting off down the river, which stretches almost 85 miles from its source to its terminus in Lake Erie. Once the symbol of industrial pollution when it caught fire several times during the past two centuries, today the Cuyahoga River is a symbol of ecological recovery. Leisurely paddle along or take a break and allow the current to carry you as you bask in your idyllic surroundings. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant local wildlife and birdlife that call the river home while listening to your guide describe this area’s remarkable recovery.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY BY BIKE
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Moderate*
PEDAL THROUGH SCENIC VISTAS, CASCADING WATERFALLS AND QUIET MEADOWS
Experience the natural beauty of northeastern Ohio during a bike ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Detroit sits on one of the four straits that link the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence Seaway and has emerged as a city rich in culture. In 2015, it became the first US city to earn designation as a “City of Design” by UNESCO for its creativity in urban development. Detroit was founded as a fort in 1701 and later grew into the epicenter of the US automobile industry. Today the city is beloved as the birthplace of Motown, a portmanteau of “motor” and “town.” Its waterfront reveals remarkable examples of postmodern and art deco skyscrapers.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

HENRY FORD MUSEUM OF INNOVATION (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
HIGHLIGHTS OF 20TH-CENTURY ACHIEVEMENTS AND AMERICANA
Explore the history of American achievement during the 20th century at the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation. Founded by famed automobile manufacturer Henry Ford, the museum contains an extensive collection of historically significant artifacts and Americana that tell the story of 20th-century American society. Enjoy a guided tour, during which you can admire American ingenuity through exhibits such as Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory and the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, both faithfully rebuilt after being transported from New Jersey and Ohio, respectively. Enjoy free time to browse the museum’s many culturally important items, such as the limousine President John F. Kennedy was riding in on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, President Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre and the Montgomery bus where civil rights icon Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat in 1955.

FORD ROUGE FACTORY (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
TOUR A MODERN MANUFACTURING MARVEL
Delve into the world of automobile manufacturing during a visit to the Ford Rouge Factory. Designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and built along the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn, the River Rouge Complex opened in 1928 and was a manufacturing marvel, the largest integrated factory in the world at the time. Throughout its history, it has produced such iconic vehicles as the stylish Thunderbird and high performance Mustang; today, it produces the F-150 pickup truck. Upon arrival, meet your docent, who will lead you on a two-hour tour. Marvel at the immense scale of the factory’s size as you learn about its storied history of harnessing American ingenuity to facilitate game-changing technology and sustainable design. You will also get an inside look at the production of the F-150 and gain insight into modern manufacturing’s most progressive concepts.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Moderate*
CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM AND UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SITES
Connect with the stories of courage, strength and ingenuity that define Detroit’s African American heritage. African Americans have played a role in Detroit’s history since the early days of its founding as a French trading post. Take a guided tour of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, home to a large trove of artifacts and archival material. Gain insight as you view its collection, which chronicles the African American experience from the time of slavery to the present day. At the Second Baptist Church, learn more about Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad that smuggled slaves to Canada; the church’s basement was a safehouse and one of the last stops on the road to emancipation. Finish your tour at the moving Gateway to Freedom memorial at the foot of Hart Plaza, its life-sized sculptures gazing in the direction of Canada and their freedom.

THE ART & ARCHITECTURE OF DETROIT (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Sightseeing* Moderate*
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, NOTABLE BUILDINGS AND INSTALLATIONS
Discover Detroit’s long-standing commitment to the arts and architecture during this wide-ranging excursion. From world-class museums and iconic buildings to a thriving underground arts scene, Detroit is a city steeped in creativity and imagination. Immerse yourself in a centuries-spanning collection during a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Gaze upon the works of masters, including Diego Rivera’s inspiring Detroit Industry. Link your smartphone to Lumen, the museum’s innovative technology which allows guests to interact with and gain deeper insight into its collection. During a scenic drive, pass art deco masterpieces such as the renowned Fisher Building and elegant Fox Theatre. You will also see colorful murals at the Eastern Market, the outdoor art installation called the Heidelberg Project and the impressive bronze sculpture The Fist, a monument to famed boxer Joe Louis.

MARITIME HERITAGE OF DETROIT
DURATION: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Moderate*
DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM & MARINER’S CHURCH
Dive into the intriguing history of the “City on the Strait” and the role that shipping played in its development. Travel to Belle Isle, an island park located in the Detroit River, for a guided visit to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. View many informative exhibits and learn how the river contributed to the city’s growth into one of the United States’ largest urban centers and an industrial powerhouse. Admire the Gothic Room, the refurbished lounge from the steamer City of Detroit III, and gaze out over the river from the pilothouse of the Great Lakes freighter William Clay Ford. Discover Detroit’s importance during the War of 1812 and ponder the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald while contemplating its recovered bow anchor. End at the Gothic Revival–style Mariners’ Church, known for the blessing of Great Lakes’ ships and its memorial services held to honor those lost at sea.

SOLID GOLD SOUNDS OF DETROIT
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Culture* Moderate*
MOTOWN MUSEUM, THIRD MAN RECORDS AND DETROIT SOUND CONSERVANCY
Immerse yourself in Detroit’s unparalleled contribution to modern music on this exciting aural excursion. From jazz and blues, to rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop and electronica, few cities can match Detroit’s musical influence. Nowhere is its music legacy more apparent than at the Motown Museum—affectionately called “Hitsville USA.” Here, see where R&B and soul greats such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes and many more recorded their hit songs that became the soundtrack to an era. Afterward, stop by Third Man Records, a store opened by The White Stripes’ Jack White. See its performance stage, record booth and glimpse its vinyl pressing plant, then join the Detroit Sound Conservancy on a bus tour of some of Detroit’s most important musical sites. Learn about the process of cultural preservation at sites like the famous jazz venue The Blue Bird Inn, before returning to your ship.

HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
BASILICA OF SAINTE ANNE DE DETROIT AND CHRIST CHURCH DETROIT
Discover the rich religious heritage of Detroit during visits to two historic churches. Enjoy a guided tour of the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Detroit and Christ Church Detroit, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of these striking examples of 19th-century Gothic Revival-style architecture and their importance to Detroit’s faithful. The seat of the second oldest continuously operating parish in the US, Sainte Anne’s red-bricked facade is adorned with flying buttresses and gargoyles, while its interior boasts a 26-rank pipe organ and the oldest stained glass in Detroit. Christ Church, the state’s oldest Protestant church still located on its original site, is also home to magnificent stained glass windows, including the Great West Window, which depicts the life of Christ and is one of the largest in the city.

EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
ESTATE OF AUTOMOTIVE SCION AND PANORAMIC DRIVE
Admire the stately elegance and beauty of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on the scenic shores of Lake St. Clair. Edsel, the only child of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, was a lifelong philanthropist whose effect on the city of Detroit can be seen to this day. You will travel by motor coach to this National Historic Landmark, a Tudor Revival-style estate designed by renowned architects Albert Kahn and Jens Jensen. Explore its 87 acres of lakeside grounds and gardens as you gain insight into the legacy of the man who once lived here. Your tour will also include a panoramic drive past iconic Detroit landmarks, such as the renowned Fisher Building, Fox Theatre and Michigan Central Station. You will also admire the colorful murals at the Eastern Market, the evolving outdoor art installation of the Heidelberg Project and The Fist, a monument to famed heavyweight boxer Joe Louis.

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
CENTURIES-SPANNING COLLECTION OF PRICELESS ARTWORKS
Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts and explore its renowned collection of artworks spanning the ages. Located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center, the renowned DIA is home to one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. Your knowledgeable guide who will point out the many highlights as you immerse yourself in a centuries-spanning collection of more than 65,000 pieces during your tour through its galleries. Gaze upon the works of masters, including Diego Rivera’s inspiring Detroit Industry mural that adorns the walls of the interior Rivera Court. Upon completion of your tour, you will have time for independent exploration. Link your smartphone to Lumin, the museum’s innovative technology which allows guests to interact with and gain deeper insight into its vast collection. Afterward, you will return to your ship.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Alpena is the second-largest city in the northern region of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The town faces Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay and is home to Alpena Light, a brilliant red steel structure built in 1914. After its founding in 1840, fishing and logging were introduced to bolster its economy; today it is home to one of the largest limestone quarries in the world. Two of its architectural gems are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the art deco County Courthouse and the late-Victorian IOOF Centennial Building, once the city’s courthouse.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Easy*
HISTORY OF GREAT LAKES SHIPPING AND GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT RIDE OVER SHIPWRECKS
Immerse yourself in Thunder Bay’s maritime heritage during a museum visit and boat ride over storied shipwrecks. Begin your exploration at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibits, including a replica of a 19th-century schooner and simulator where you can experience the sensation of being caught in heavy weather on the water in the middle of a Great Lakes storm. Learn about the history of Great Lakes shipping and the many tragic shipwrecks that reside on the bottom of Lake Huron, as well as stories of miraculous survival, then view artifacts recovered from the lake. Afterward, embark on an informative cruise into Thunder Bay with an expert archaeologist on board a purpose-built, glass-bottom boat. Gain insight into the wrecks that lie beneath the lake’s surface, the methods used to map their locations and the research being conducted in the sanctuary.

LIGHTHOUSES OF MICHIGAN
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Sightseeing* Moderate*
VISIT THE OLD AND NEW PRESQUE ISLES LIGHTHOUSES
Explore two historic and well-preserved Michigan lighthouses on the shores of Lake Huron. Embark on a scenic drive by motor coach to the northeastern shores of the lake. Here, you will find the two lighthouses, separated by just a mile. Visit the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, built in 1840 and reaching a height of 30 feet; the oldest accessible lighthouse in Michigan, it is rumored to be haunted by a former keeper. Afterward, travel to the nearby New Presque Isle Lighthouse, built in 1870 to replace its counterpart and reaching 113 feet tall. Both stops will include guided tours of the buildings and the grounds. You will also have an opportunity to climb the stairs to the top of each tower, where you will admire sweeping views of the lake and harbor. At the conclusion of your excursion, you will return to your ship.

FLORA & FAUNA OF NORTH POINT
DURATION: 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Natural World* Moderate*
LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE PRESERVATION
Explore the intertwined ecosystems that exist along the shoreline of Lake Huron during an expert-led nature walk. Located on its eponymous peninsula, the North Point Nature Preserve’s 133 acres are a mix of coastal marshes and old-growth forests. They are an important breeding habitat for a variety of lake fish and home to rare plants and many species of wildlife, and an important stopover point for migratory birds. Upon arrival at the preserve, your guide will lead you along one of several shorter trails. As you walk, he will identify the different plants that grow here, as well as explain the ways in which the local communities are involved in preserving the natural resources of the Great Lakes. Depending on the time of day and season, you may observe loons, eagles or ospreys; black-tailed deer, bears, bobcats and river otters also populate the region. Afterward, return to your ship.

ON THE HUNT FOR FOSSILS
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Demanding*
REMNANTS OF LIFE FROM THE DEVONIAN PERIOD
Uncover 400-million-year-old fossils during an epochs-spanning visit to the Rockport State Recreation Area. The Devonian Period was the 4th period of the Paleozoic Era, which lasted from approximately 416-358 million BCE. Called the “Age of Fishes,” the Earth was covered by a vast sea that was home to diverse and abundant marine life. You will join your guide on a dig for fossils from this period at a decommissioned 300-acre limestone quarry inside the park, a large nature preserve located on the banks of Lake Huron. Keep watch for fossils as you traverse the uneven terrain and climb over rocks during your quest. Stop to admire the natural beauty around you and listen for local birdlife; the park is located along the Lake Huron Flyway. Examine your finds with your guide and learn more about what life was like during this ancient geologic period, before returning to your ship.

CHEERS TO ALPENA
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Special Interest* Snack* Moderate*
HISTORY AND A TASTE OF LOCAL CRAFT BREWS
Raise a glass to Alpena’s rich brewing history while sampling local brews. Alpena’s celebrated connection to barley and hops traces its roots to the logging boom of the late-19th century, when scores of European settlers came to the area in search of work. Soon, several local breweries began operating to supply libations to the numerous saloons that catered to satisfying the workers’ thirst. Prohibition put an end to the good times, but the industry has rebounded during the past decades; today, Alpena is home several noteworthy craft breweries. Follow your knowledgeable local guide on an exploration of the city’s intoxicating history during visits to two of its modern-day watering holes and a local wine producer. Savor a taste of their delightful creations and gain insight into their businesses, before returning to your ship.

MICHIGAN’S MITTEN FROM ABOVE
DURATION: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
Sightseeing* Easy*
AERIAL VIEWS OF SCENIC COAST AND LIGHTHOUSES
Take to the air for panoramic views of Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula from above. Head to the airfield where you will meet your expert pilot and receive a short safety briefing, then board a historic Britten-Norman Islander, a light utility aircraft renowned for its short takeoff and landing capabilities. After settling into your seat, ascend into the skies for a bird’s-eye view over Thunder Bay. Admire the scenery below as you fly over coastal and geological areas, keeping watch for the shallow-water shipwrecks that dot the bay. The highlight of your flight will be flyovers past four important lighthouses. See the Middle Island Lighthouse, only accessible by air or boat, as well as the Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses and the Thunder Bay Lighthouse, one of the oldest operating lighthouses in Michigan. Return to the airfield, then head to your ship.

THUNDER BAY CATCH & COOK
DURATION: 7 HOURS
Special Interest* Meal* Moderate*
IN SEARCH OF CHINOOK SALMON AND RAINBOW TROUT
Cast a line into the fish-abundant waters of Thunder Bay, then savor your catch over a delicious lunch. At the pier, meet your knowledgeable skipper and board your private fishing charter. Then, set out into Thunder Bay, where you will try your hand at “hauling in the big one.” The waters of the bay and Lake Huron are rich with chinook salmon and rainbow trout. Introduced into the Great Lakes during the late-19th century, both these game fish have thrived in their freshwater environments and are popular among anglers because of their size and sporting nature. Your skipper will regale you with local fish lore as you troll the waters; with any luck, your patience will be rewarded with a satisfying catch. Regardless of your success, you will return to shore and enjoy a delicious late lunch of freshly prepared fish by a local chef, before returning to your ship.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Algoma is the gateway to the scenic Door Peninsula, a slender limestone peninsula projecting out into Lake Michigan. It was first explored by French missionaries and fur traders during the 17th century, who named it Port des Mort, or “Death’s Door,” because of the treacherous waters separating the peninsula from nearby Washington Island. The peninsula is also the westernmost edge of the Niagara Escarpment, a prehistoric ridge that stretches more than 650 miles across the Great Lakes region, and is home to boreal forests, rugged rock formations and sandy beaches.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

GREEN BAY & LAMBEAU FIELD (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Sightseeing* Moderate*
SCENIC DRIVE AND HISTORIC FOOTBALL STADIUM VISIT
Discover Green Bay during a panoramic drive to a beloved football shrine, Lambeau Field. Embark on a scenic drive by motor coach through the farmland of the Door Peninsula en route to Green Bay. Your guide will regale you with stories about the city’s history while pointing out important landmarks during a brief sightseeing interlude before arriving at Lambeau Field. This iconic football stadium has been home to Packers since 1957. Visit the on-site Hall of Fame, where state-of-the-art displays and a trove of artifacts tell the story of Packers, winners of 13 world championships. See a replica of famed coach Vince Lombardi’s office, then continue your tour. Stroll through the atrium, premium seating levels, south end zone loft and players’ tunnel. Enjoy an opportunity to stand at field level, imagining the excitement, noise and energy of Sunday game day.

A DAY AT MOONLIGHT BAY
DURATION: 6 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Snack* Demanding*
KAYAK AND HIKE THE STUNNING BAY AND LIGHTHOUSE
Explore the unspoiled natural beauty of Moonlight Bay by foot and kayak. Protecting 5 acres of undisturbed bedrock beach, the bay is home to rare plants and animals, distinctive geological features and boreal forest. Embark on a scenic drive across the Door Peninsula countryside to your landing site, where you will meet your guide. Receive your kayak equipment and a short safety briefing, then set out for a leisurely paddle. Listen to interesting naturalistic facts about the area and keep watch for shipwrecks that line the shallows. Beach your kayak and spend time investigating the shoreline and adjacent nature trails, before enjoying a snack and continuing to the Cana Island Lighthouse, which has stood watch over Lake Michigan since 1870. Afterward, you will return to your landing site and board your coach for the trip back to your ship.

NIAGARA ESCARPMENT HIKE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Demanding*
SET OUT TO VIEW PREHISTORIC RIDGE
Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails of the Door Peninsula in search of the ancient Niagara Escarpment. This geographic marvel is a massive limestone cliff that runs from east-central Wisconsin through the Door Peninsula to Ontario, Canada, before reaching its terminus near the famous Niagara Falls in New York. Carved out when the receding glaciers of the last Ice Age moved across the Wisconsin landscape many thousands of years ago, the escarpment is now home to more than 200 rare plant and animal species. Its existence can be seen in the peninsula’s rugged cliffs and bluffs, its system of lakeside caves and the exposed bedrock and looming rock formations found along its nature trails. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you, stopping regularly to point out different features of the escarpment and regaling you with interesting facts about nature.

CROSSING THE DOOR PENINSULA
DURATION: 8 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Meal* Demanding*
ELLISON BAY AND MINK RIVER ESTUARY BY KAYAK AND CANOE
Experience the pristine natural environments of the Door Peninsula on a full-day trip to its northern tip. Set out from your landing site to enjoy striking offshore views as you paddle your kayak under the steep cliffs at Ellison Bay. These limestone formations are part of the Niagara Escarpment, which began forming more than 425 million years ago. After a delicious lunch, continue your water-based exploration at the Mink River Estuary State Natural Area on the eastern side of the peninsula. Waters from the Mink River and Lake Michigan combine to form this freshwater estuary, an unspoiled habitat of coastal wetlands and forest that has remained unchanged for the past century. Embark on a leisurely canoe trip from Rowley’s Bay to the estuary. Keep watch for the more than 200 species of migratory birds that flock to this untouched preserve.

ALGOMA WINE & CHEESE
DURATION: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Working World* Culinary* Moderate*
DISCOVER THE DOOR PENINSULA’S VINEYARDS AND DAIRY MAKERS
Savor a taste of the finest wines and cheese produced in Wisconsin during visits two Algoma establishments. The Door Peninsula’s wineries benefit from the advantageous soil and weather conditions that exist along the western edge of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Michigan. The area is well-known for its fruit wines, as well as its white varieties. Travel to a renowned cheese factory, where you will receive a guided tour of the facilities, gain insight into the production process and learn why Wisconsin is famous for its cheddars, Colby, Muenster and more. Then, you will visit one of the peninsula’s oldest wineries, where you will have an opportunity to tour its nearby vineyard before heading to a tasting room to sample several different wines, accompanied by delicious Wisconsin cheeses.

ALGOMA WINE & CHEESE
DURATION: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Working World* Culinary* Moderate*
DISCOVER THE DOOR PENINSULA’S VINEYARDS AND DAIRY MAKERS
Savor a taste of the finest wines and cheese produced in Wisconsin during visits two Algoma establishments. The Door Peninsula’s wineries benefit from the advantageous soil and weather conditions that exist along the western edge of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Michigan. The area is well-known for its fruit wines, as well as its white varieties. Travel to a renowned cheese factory, where you will receive a guided tour of the facilities, gain insight into the production process and learn why Wisconsin is famous for its cheddars, Colby, Muenster and more. Then, you will visit one of the peninsula’s oldest wineries, where you will have an opportunity to tour its nearby vineyard before heading to a tasting room to sample several different wines, accompanied by delicious Wisconsin cheeses.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Steeped in the charms of simpler times, Mackinac Island is a gem of the Great Lakes. Located in the Straits of Mackinac where Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas are closest and Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, this bucolic haven preserves gilded Victorian-era treasures along car-free streets traversed by horse-drawn carriages. The perimeter road is the only state highway in the US that does not permit motor vehicles. More than 80% of Mackinac is protected as a state park, from its Greek Revival Grand Hotel and British-built Fort Mackinac to its preserved wilderness areas.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

MACKINAC BY HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 3 HOURS
Sightseeing* Easy*
REVOLUTIONARY WAR FORT, VICTORIAN-ERA HOTEL AND SCENIC DOWNTOWN
Discover the historical sights and yesteryear charm of scenic Mackinac Island. A National Historic Landmark, the island has undergone extensive preservation and restoration, including the banning of almost all motor vehicles. You will embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride to view major landmarks. See Fort Mackinac, one of the few Revolutionary War fortresses still in existence. Built atop a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, this former military outpost was the site of two strategic battles during the War of 1812. Admire the elegant facade of the Victorian-era Grand Hotel; a vacation destination for several US presidents, the hotel’s 660-foot-long front porch is billed as the “longest in the world.” Stroll the bustling downtown streets during a guided walk, then enjoy free time to explore the shops or sample the island’s renowned fudge.

MACKINAC ISLAND NATURAL WONDERS BY BIKE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Active* Sightseeing* Demanding*
TWO-WHEEL TOUR HIGHLIGHTING NATURAL BEAUTY AND HISTORIC SITES
Experience Mackinac Island’s natural beauty during a bike ride along scenic Lake Shore Drive. The island is well known for being free of most motor vehicles and a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists. Meet your guide, receive your bike and a short safety briefing, then set out from the downtown area on Lake Shore Drive. This 8-mile road encircles the island, passing many of its famous landmarks. Your guide will lead you past lovely vistas, forested landscapes and isolated beaches. Stop to admire Arched Rock, a natural limestone formation looming over the shoreline from 146 feet above. You will also see several of the island’s historic sites, such as the clifftop Fort Mackinac and the elegant Victorian-era Grand Hotel. While you ride, learn about the island’s fur-trading history, strategic importance within the Great Lakes and emergence as a resort destination. Afterward, you will return to your Viking Expedition ship.

MACKINAC BY FOOT (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
HISTORY, CULTURE AND ARCHITECTURE OF MACKINAC ISLAND
Take to the streets of Mackinac for a walk that will offer insight into the island’s history, culture and heritage. At the pier, meet your knowledgeable guide, who will offer an insider’s perspective into life on the island as you pass important historical, cultural and architectural sights. Your route will take you by charming Market Street, the bucolic green space of Marquette Park, the island’s bustling harbor, historic Victorian-era cottages and hotels, and Mission Church—built in 1829, it is the oldest surviving church in the state of Michigan. You will also pause to take in the sweeping views from scenic East Bluff. Conclude your tour at a local fudge shop, where you will have an opportunity to purchase these tasty local sweet, at your own cost, before returning to the pier and your ship.

MACKINAC ISLAND & THE GRAND HOTEL
DURATION: 4 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Sightseeing* Meal* Moderate*
HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE TOUR AND LUNCH AT AN ELEGANT HOTEL
Explore the highlights of Mackinac Island and enjoy lunch at the iconic Grand Hotel. You will embark on a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride—almost all motor vehicles are banned from the island—to view the island’s major landmarks. See Fort Mackinac, one of the few Revolutionary War fortresses still in existence. Built to defend the surrounding waterway, this former military outpost sits atop a 150-foot-tall bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac; it was the site of two strategic battles during the War of 1812. Explore the bustling downtown streets during a guided walk, then head to the Victorian-era Grand Hotel. Built in 1887, this Queen Anne-style hotel is a registered National Historic Landmark. Here, you will enjoy its fabled buffet-style lunch while admiring sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest front porch.

STRAITS OF MACKINAC BY KAYAK
DURATION: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES
Active* Natural World* Moderate*
SCENIC VIEWS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA FROM THE WATER
Paddle into the Straits of Mackinac for a scenic journey around Mackinac Island. Located in its namesake straits, where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan, the island is an ideal place to go out and kayak among striking natural settings. At your disembarkation point, meet your guide and naturalist, then receive your life jacket and a short safety briefing. Board your kayak and head out into the straits. Depending on the weather, your guide will choose the best route for your excursion. You may enter the straits and paddle over underwater caves and rock formations en route to Arch Rock. Or, enjoy striking views of the Mackinac Bridge, stoic island lighthouses and the West Bluff as you glide over the water toward Devil’s Kitchen. Admire the beautiful views of the Upper Peninsula before returning to your Viking Expedition ship.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Fathom Five National Marine Park is nestled between the waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Its rugged landscapes offer a picturesque backdrop to the blue-tinged waters that are a popular destination for scuba divers to explore an array of sunken shipwrecks. Nearby Flowerpot Island is famed for its rock formations and historic lighthouse, with hiking trails that showcase a wealth of treasures. The Saugeen Ojibway People are collaborating with Parks Canada on an environmental project to protect the freshwater ecosystem, for today and beyond.



Killarney was founded by a French-Canadian fur trader in 1820; he named the post Shebahonaning, or “canoe passage.” Its location on the northern shore of Georgian Bay made it ideal for trading. Nearby, the stunning cliffs of the La Cloche range rise dramatically above the shores of Lake Huron. These remarkable mountains are the pinnacle of Killarney Provincial Park, a vast wilderness of lakes and Eastern mixed forest. This breathtaking expanse of protected land is laced with hiking trails and—true to Killarney’s original name—canoe routes that link the area’s lake system.

A DAY IN A LIFE OF AN EXPLORER

Gear Up for Adventure.
Get dressed for an enriching day of exploration. Use of our expedition equipment is included with your fare.

Kayaking Killarney Provincial Park.
Marvel at the striking scenery of Killarney Provincial Park as you glide across the waters of Georgian Bay.

Observe Birdlife.
During spring and fall, Georgian Bay is a haven for migrating birds. Throughout the year, the open waters attract common loons, mergansers and gulls.

Special Operations Boat.
Glide across the waters of Georgian Bay in a Special Operations Boat to view windswept pines, pink granite rock faces and sandy coves.

Trekking.
Immerse yourself in nature as you learn about the local flora and fauna during a hike along the wild Georgian Bay coastline.

Dine Well.
Relax and enjoy a freshly prepared meal at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant. Afterward, relax with your fellow guests and share stories on the Aquavit Terrace.

Frazer Bay is located off a remote finger of land on the eastern tip of the North Channel in Ontario’s Georgian Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Its eponymous hill reaches almost 600 feet, offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The bay lies near Killarney Provincial Park, a vast wilderness of lakes and Eastern mixed forest framed by glacier-sculpted pink granite cliffs. Across the channel lies scenic Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater lake island and itself home to another 108 freshwater lakes—some with islands of their own.

A DAY IN A LIFE OF AN EXPLORER

Morning Briefing.
Gather with your Viking Expedition Team to discuss the day’s activities. After a nourishing breakfast from the World Café, assemble your gear so you are ready to explore.

Zodiac Cruise.
Admire coastal landscapes and rugged cliffs as your experienced helmsman navigates the waters and through the inlets that snake their way through the archipelago.

Historic Trade Route.
Learn about the role of Georgian Bay’s shores and waterways as an important trade route of the Anishinabek First Nations Peoples.

Photography.
Capture unforgettable photos of Georgian Bay, known for its crystal-clear waters, towering pines and colorful landscape hues.

Frazer Bay by Kayak.
Glide across the pristine waters of Frazer Bay and take in the spectacular views of the rugged landscapes that have long inspired artists, such as The Group of Seven.

Relax and Reminisce.
With a great day of exploration completed, enjoy the sunset and exchange your photos and stories of the day over a specialty coffee or cocktail on the Aquavit Terrace.

Founded by French missionaries in 1668, Sault Sainte Marie is Michigan’s oldest city and one of the oldest in the US. It is also home to the famous Soo Locks, a series of parallel locks that make river travel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron possible, thereby linking Superior to the lower Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1855 to allow ships to bypass the St. Marys River’s 21-foot fall over roiling rapids, this innovative lock system was one of the great engineering projects of its day. Today, it guides ships past Sault Sainte Marie and its twin city in Ontario.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

SOO LOCKS (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Moderate*
UP CLOSE LOOK AT ENGINEERING MARVEL
Gain insight into the fascinating history and operation of the famous Soo Locks. First opened in 1798, the modern incarnation of this wonder of engineering and ingenuity was completed in 1855, ushering in a new era of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. Travel to the visitor center, where a permanent exhibit and a series of temporary ones detail the locks’ construction. Learn how the locks work, the boats that transit them and the role of the US Army Corps of Engineers in their building and maintenance. Head to the observation platform that runs alongside the MacArthur Lock for a closer look. Depending on the timing of your visit, you may have the opportunity to see a mighty Great Lakes freighter or another vessel in the process of passing through the massive gates.

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 6 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
SUNKEN ARTIFACTS FROM LAKE SUPERIOR’S SHIPWRECK COAST
Discover the perilous history of maritime transport on the Great Lakes during a visit to a shipwreck museum. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum works to further the exploration and preservation of the more than 200 ships that “took the deep” in eastern Lake Superior near Whitefish Point, an area known as the “Shipwreck Coast.” Tour the museum, viewing artifacts recovered from local wrecks, including the 200-pound bronze bell from the famous SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank near Whitefish Bay in 1975. Stroll the grounds, where you can see the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on Lake Superior and tour the lightkeeper’s quarters, restored to its 1920-era condition. There are also several other historic buildings on-site, including a restored surfboat house and the Assistant US Coast Guard Chief’s Quarters, where you can watch a short video on the “Mighty Fitz” in its theater.

CANADIAN BUSHPLANE HERITAGE CENTRE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS
Special Interest* Moderate*
AIRPLANE COLLECTION, WILDFIRES IN 3-D AND FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Delve into Canada’s history of bush flying and forest protection at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Embark on a short drive by motor coach over the Sault Sainte Marie International Bridge into Canada. Housed in a refurbished historic hangar located in downtown Sault Sainte Marie on the north bank of the St. Marys River, the museum is home to nearly 30 airplanes, forest firefighting equipment and interactive exhibits. Upon arrival, explore the many exhibits at your leisure. Watch a short movie detailing the history of airborne firefighting, then get up close and view the collection of floatplanes, bushplanes and water bombers. Feel the adrenaline rush of being in the middle of a raging wildfire at the museum’s 3-D attraction or see if you have what it takes to pilot a bushplane into the rugged Canadian wilderness in flight simulator.

HIAWATHA HIGHLANDS (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Special Interest* Natural World* Snack* Moderate*
SCENIC HIKE THROUGH CANADIAN CONSERVATION AREA
Venture into the rugged but beautiful Canadian wilderness during a picturesque hike in the Hiawatha Highlands. Embark on a scenic drive by motor coach into Ontario, Canada, to this idyllic conservation area. The Highlands is an attractive year-round destination for outdoor adventurers, its 2,206 acres crisscrossed by 22 miles of nature trails that wind their way through breathtaking scenery. Your knowledgeable guide will lead the way, taking you past diverse forests, creeks, lakes and wetlands that create homes for more than 70 species of birds and 18 species of mammals. Keep watch for the local flora and fauna as you go, while pausing occasionally to admire the natural beauty of your surroundings, such as Crystal Falls, a 50-foot-tall waterfall that cascades more than 160 feet down a hillside. At the end of your hike, you will return to your ship.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes and one of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world. Its scenic shoreline is dotted with deep bays, hidden inlets and high cliffs that lead to thick boreal forests. As you sail today, attend an informative lecture or watch a film on our 8k laser-projected panoramic screen in The Aula, one of the world's most advanced venues for learning at sea. This indoor-outdoor experience allows nature to take center stage with its retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that unveil 270° views.

Thunder Bay is known as “Canada’s Gateway to the West” for its location at the final navigational point on the Canadian side of Lake Superior. Originally founded as a fur trading post, a settlement was established in 1803 and Fort William was erected. In 1970, Fort William and neighboring Port Arthur were merged to form the City of Thunder Bay. Today, it is one of Ontario’s most vibrant cities and a center of art and culture. Its Waterfront District is beloved for its views across the bay of the Sleeping Giant, a long line of mesas that resemble a giant lying on its back.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

ZODIAC: THUNDER BAY (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 1 HOUR
Active* Natural World* Moderate*
BOREAL FORESTS AND LUSH LANDSCAPES
Investigate the serene coastline of Thunder Bay during an exhilarating Zodiac ride. Board your Viking Zodiac and set off from your Expedition ship with a small group of fellow travelers on to the waters of Lake Superior. Your Viking specialists will explain the region’s wildlife as they glide across the pristine waters. Admire the scenery around you as you marvel at views of the bay of the Sleeping Giant. Keep watch for possible sightings of local wildlife and hear about the ecosystems and conservation efforts of the Great Lakes region. Your Expedition team will answer any questions you may have along the way, as well as share stories and insights. At the end of your excursion, your Zodiac will return to your ship.
Please note: wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

SCENIC SAILING BY SPECIAL OPERATIONS BOAT (INCUDED)
DURATION: 1 HOUR
Natural World* Easy*
LANDSCAPES OF THUNDER BAY
Experience the boreal forests and lush landscapes of Thunder Bay during a ride in a Special Operations Boat. Board your vessel with a small group of fellow travelers from the comfort and safety of the Expedition ship’s Hangar, before deploying down the slipway into the water. Hold tight for the ride as you whisk across the water, perhaps leaping over the wake of a passing boat. Your highly maneuverable vessel will allow you to reach less accessible locations as you glide across the waters of Lake Superior. Along the way, pause to admire the scenery around you as you marvel at the views of the bay of the Sleeping Giant. Knowledgeable specialists will be on hand to explain the natural world that surrounds you and to alert you of wildlife in the area. At the end of your excursion, your Special Operations Boat will return you and your fellow travelers to your ship.
Please note: only one Special Operations Boat activity should be reserved in advance; additional inventory, if available, will be assigned onboard. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Guests must be able to step down into the vessel; not suitable for wheelchairs or motorized scooters.

KAYAKING IN THUNDER BAY (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS
Active* Natural World* Demanding*
UP CLOSE EXPERIENCE WITH BREATHTAKING SURROUNDINGS
Take to the water and explore your surroundings with a member of your Viking Expedition Team. After a thorough introduction and safety briefing, grab your paddle and set out from your ship with a fellow traveler in a two-person kayak. Depending on the weather conditions, you may also use your craft’s novel hands-free feature; propulsion is achieved via foot-powered pedals that mimic the way ducks use their webbed feet in the water. This enables you to take photographs without having to stop or hold your paddle. Immerse yourself in nature as you journey along the tranquil waterways of Lake Superior, reaching less accessible locations along the water’s edge and keeping watch for local wildlife.
Please note: Only one kayaking activity should be reserved in advance; additional inventory, if available, will be assigned onboard.
Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Guests must not exceed 250 lbs to participate in this tour.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Duluth was named for French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, who explored the St. Louis River in 1679. In 1808, famed merchant John Jacob Astor established the American Fur Company. Copper and iron ore mining swelled the population in the 1850s, while construction of channels and locks to the east allowed larger ships to access the city. Today, Duluth celebrates its history and culture with a wide array of museums and landmarks, including its famed Aerial Lift Bridge spanning the Duluth ship canal. After breakfast, disembark your ship and journey home.

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PER PERSON

May-20

Toronto, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota FROM
AU$19,995
Jun-03 Duluth, Minnesota to Toronto, Ontario FROM
AU$19,995
Jun-16 Toronto, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota FROM
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Jun-30 Duluth, Minnesota to Toronto, Ontario FROM
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Jul-28 Toronto, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota FROM
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Aug-11 Duluth, Minnesota to Toronto, Ontario FROM
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Jun-07

Toronto, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota FROM
AU$20,995
Jun-21 Duluth, Minnesota to Toronto, Ontario FROM
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Jul-13 Toronto, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota FROM
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Jul-27 Duluth, Minnesota to Toronto, Ontario FROM
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MORE FEATURES, SERVICES AND EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
  • One complimentary landing or shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Access to The Nordic Spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Kayaks, Zodiacs, Special Operations Boats & submarine excursions (where available)—A Viking Expedition Kit with a variety of equipment to explore at no extra charge
  • Keepsake Viking expedition jacket (on polar itineraries)
  • All Viking excursion gear needed for any relevant excursions
  • Onboard gratuities
ALL STATEROOMS INCLUDE:
  • 24-hour room service
  • King-size bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • 55″ OLED flat-screen TV featuring CNN, CBC, MBC2, beIN Sports
  • Interactive TV with complimentary movies and documentaries, as well as Viking.TV proprietary content, lectures and expert interviews
  • Mini-bar
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Floor-to-ceiling heated drying closets for expeditions gear
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor
  • Anti-fog mirrors
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Meopta Optika MeoPro 8×42 binoculars

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