Great Lakes holidays
Love pristine beauty and rugged scenery? Then choose a tour of the USA or Canada that takes in the Great Lakes. Formed at the end of the last Ice Age, the Great Lakes consist of five huge, interconnected freshwater lakes on the Canada-US border: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.
In summer, the Lakes are a hive of outdoor adventures, including hiking and kayaking. Our Great Lakes holidays visit some of the most fascinating places along the Lakes, including Chicago and Milwaukee along Lake Michigan; and Toronto on the shores of Ontario.
Out and about
Not for nothing are the Great Lakes called just that. They are the largest land locked masses of water anywhere in the World, almost giving the impression of inland seas. Should you visit somewhere like Chicago, nearby Lake Michigan is just crying out to be explored in all its vast panoramic and wild and windswept beauty.
With so much water, there are naturally many water-based activities to enjoy. There is traditional canoeing and all the exhilaration of fishing trips. But for those who want to keep their feet on dry and with so much coastline to explore, walking is an absolute must and so too is the leisurely pursuit of horse riding.
If you love shopping, the 'windy city' itself, downtown Chicago is the place for you. Its lovely wide boulevards house some of the best shops anywhere. You will find many of the world's renowned names here and a few surprises too. If you are after the ultimate shopping experience it really is well worth a visit.
Food and drink
Whether you are visiting, Lake Michigan, Chicago, Wisconsin or somewhere slightly further afield, you can always be assured of a warm welcome wherever you go. There are numerous bar, restaurants and eateries that can offer everything from a mouthwatering hot dog to a man sized steak. And should you fancy it there are many home grown traditional ales to make any meal complete.
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Dixieland & Rhythms + New Orleans
+ 2 extra nights from £26 per person
Staying at Holiday Inn French Quarter
Another chance to experience this fascinating city. New Orleans' location makes it a perfect spot for seafood. Fresh fish, shrimp, crab, oysters and crayfish abound. Enjoy a wealth of fabulous restaurants and be sure to stop by at the famous Café du Monde to savour a breakfast of beignets and café au lait. To hear traditional jazz at its best visit Bourbon Street or Preservation Hall, where musicians play every evening. On day 12 continue your stay at your New Orleans hotel for the next two nights. On day 14, an included transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
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Eastern USA & Canada Discovery + New York
+ 2 extra nights from £290 per person
Stay a little longer in the 'Big Apple' and discover the sights this amazing city has to offer - from the Statue of Liberty and Broadway to the Empire State Building and Macy's. On day 13 transfer to your New York hotel for the next two nights, before transferring to the airport at the end of the stay for your overnight flight to the UK.
Why book with us?
- Free private chauffeur driven home pick up service on all our Start in Style holidays
- 4 star airport hotel with 14 nights FREE parking worth over £100 - only £29
- No single room supplements on selected holidays
We know everyone is different so we have a range of flexible options to make your holiday special.