Cruising the Great Lakes aboard Le Dumont D’Urville

Cruising the Great Lakes aboard Le Dumont D’Urville



Explore all five Great Lakes to admire magnificent scenery and discover North America’s passion for nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history from Milwaukee to Toronto. Cruise aboard the Five-Star, small ship Le Dumont D’Urville and experience the historical charm of Mackinac Island, the unspoiled beauty of the UNESCO-inscribed Niagara Escarpment, the cultural largesse of Detroit and the thunderous Niagara Falls. Transit the Welland Canal and Soo Locks, among the world’s greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

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SAVE up to $2,000 per cabin if reserved early!

Trip Type
Closer to Home, Group Travel Tour
Departure Dates
Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021


Milwaukee Pre‑Program and Toronto Post Program Options


  • Rolf Achilles

    Rolf Achilles

    Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian, curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, and adjunct faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A writer and lecturer on various topics related to preserving American artistic heritage, Mr. Achilles is the author of several books on Chicago architecture and commerce.



Cancellations for all or any part of the program including Pre/Post Program(s) reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s)
Make a new reservation by May 31, 2021 and pay deposit and the deposit is fully refundable in cash up to 96 days prior to departure. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.



Great Lakes Sept. map


  • day September 30

    Depart home city

    Depart home city/Arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin/Embark Le Dumont D’Urville/Cruising Lake Michigan

  • day October 1

    Lake Michigan/Lake Huron - Mackinac Island, Michigan

  • day October 2

    Lake Superior/Sault Sainte Marie/Transit the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and Lake Huron

  • day October 3

    Tobermory, Ontario, Canada/Lake Huron

  • day October 4

    Detroit, Michigan

  • day October 5

    Detroit, Michigan/Cruising Lake Erie

  • day October 6

    Port Colborne, Ontario, (Welland Canal) for Niagara Falls/Cruising Lake Ontario

  • day October 7

    Toronto/Return to home city

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