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Exploring the Best of the Great Lakes

Thinking about touring the Great Lakes with your group? 


From creation to execution in more than 20 United States and Canadian ports, out staff will design high quality itineraries and experiences for your guests to discover the natural beauty and culture of the Great Lakes region.


Our Group Tour itineraries are dedicated to providing longer experiences for larger groups and include:

  • One Day Tours:  Created specifically for our group tour planners, our full-day tours are a perfect addition to an itinerary that you may be planning. Choose one city - or string multiple cities together to create your own Great Lakes itinerary!

  • Multi-Day Tours: We work with many groups such as yours to offer a multi-day trip that shows off multiple cities in the Great Lakes region. We're happy to serve as a receptive tour operator in the Great Lakes region ready to assist with your itinerary planning, hotel and transportation needs. We have 3- or 5-day itineraries combining Chicago / Illinois and Milwaukee /Wisconsin, we offer insightful and thoughtfully planned Circle Lake Superior and Circle Michigan itineraries, offer a Driftless Discovery itinerary featuring Frank Lloyd Wright and the Driftless region of Wisconsin, and have holiday themed trips. These itineraries are always a great starting spot to begin to craft a custom itinerary with you. 

  • Step-On Guides:  As a result of working with various cruise lines sailing on the Great Lakes, we've built a team of nearly 200 local tour guides, naturalists and historians spanning more than 20 port cities on the Great Lakes. Simply need a step on guide in Cleveland, Detroit, Mackinac Island, Duluth or more? We have an expert ready to lead your next tour and will make sure to craft the best driving routes to maximize the sightseeing experience for your guests in-between attractions.


For all of our group travel tours, the items noted in the itineraries (such as food, drinks and attraction admission costs), taxes, and gratuities at each restaurant are included in the per person cost. Our Group Tour offerings have pricing reflective of utilizing your coach and driver for the tour. If you need a coach, please ask and we’re happy to provide pricing

Plus - booking with us is a breeze – no signed contracts or deposits required!

Sample Itineraries by City

Harley Davidson Museum

Milwaukee WI Itineraries

  • Milwaukee's Greatest Hits - featuring visits to all of the iconic attractions in the city

  • Ethnic Bakery Bus of Milwaukee

  • Harley-Davidson Museum Experience

  • Dairyland Delights

  • Our exclusive Art Walk,  or other art and museum focused experiences

  • Kayaking the Milwaukee River

  • Churches & Chocolates

  • Craft Breweries & Distilleries

  • Bloody Mary Brunch

  • Birding & Sea-Glassing

  • Expert led Hikes

  • Old World 3rd Street - can be combined with a river or lake boat tour as well

View all of our Milwaukee itineraries including pricing HERE

Chicago Food Tour

Chicago IL Itineraries

  • Docent led Museum Tours

  • Chicago Food Tours

  • Architectural Boat Cruises

  • Italian Food Experience

  • Chicago Neighborhoods Tour

View all of our Chicago itineraries including pricing HERE

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island / St. Ignace Itineraries

  • Mackinac by Carriage

  • The Grand Hotel Experience

  • Natural Mackinac by Bike

  • Mackinac Straits by Kayak

  • Mackinac Fudge Tour

  • Historian Led City Walking Tour

  • Tall Ship Cruising

Voyager Canoe Fur Traders Ride

Duluth MN Itineraries

  • Scenic Railroad Experience

  • Lakefront Walking Tour

  • Fur Traders Canoe Adventure

  • Beer & Chocolate Tour

  • Historian Guided Glensheen

  • Veteran's Tribute Tour

  • Kayaking Agate Bay

  • Ornithologist led Birding

  • Lake Superior Estuarium Tour

  • Canal Park Eats Food Tour

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Thunder Bay, Canada Itineraries

  • Waterfront & North Core Walking Tour

  • Amethyst Mining in the Great North

  • The Full Finnish Experience

  • Gardens of Thunder Bay

  • The Fur Trade & Fort William

  • Sights & Tales of Thunder Bay

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 Cleveland OH Itineraries

  • Cleveland Rocks Best-Of Tour

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

  • Mansions & Millionaires

  • Cleveland Bakery Bus Tour

  • Shaker Heights Architectural Tour

Ford Museum of Innovation

Detroit MI Itineraries

  • Historian led Ford Tours

  • Iridescent Pewabic Tour

  • Maritime Heritage of Detroit

  • Historic Churches Tour

  • African American Heritage Tours

Silver Lake Dune Ride

Muskegon MI Itineraries

  • Golden Age Families Tour

  • Silver Lake Dunes Experience

  • Maritime Traditions of Muskegon

  • Historic Churches Tour

  • Depression Era & Back Tour

Soo Locks Boat Tour

Sault Ste Marie - US & CA Itineraries

  • Soo Locks Experience

  • Valley Camp Exploration

  • Guided Round Island Point Hike

  • Sault Locks Kayaking 

  • Whitefish & Bourbon Tour

  • Craft Beverages Tour

Alpena MI Charter Fishing Excursion

Alpena MI Itineraries

  • Maritime Heritage of Alpena 

  • Fossil Hunting at Rockport 

  • Cheers Alpena! Drinks Tour

  • Historic Lighthouses Tour

  • Catch & Cook Experience

  • Flora & Fauna of Northpoint

Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County WI

Green Bay / Algoma / Sturgeon Bay / Door County WI Itineraries

  • The Lambeau Experience

  • Wisconsin Miracles Shrine Visit

  • Wine, Cheese & Beer Tour

  • Whitefish Dunes Discovery

  • Moonlight Bay Kayaking

  • Maritime Heritage in Door County

Downtown Marquette Michigan

Marquette MI Itineraries

  • Maritime Heritage of Marquette

  • Mining Heritage of the UP

  • Taste of the UP

  • Historic Marquette Walking Tour

  • Magnificent Marquette Sightseeing Tour

Traverse City Cherries

Traverse City, MI Itineraries

  • Peninsula Winery Tour

  • Fairy Trail & Botanical Pairings

  • Cherry Delights Tour

  • Leelanau Tales & Trails

  • Botanics & Organics

  • Peninsula Highlights

Apostle Island Cruise

Bayfield WI Itineraries

  • Apostle Island Adventure Cruise

  • Murals & Architecture Tour

  • Sea Caves by Kayak

  • Sailing Among the Islands Tour

  • Fruit Loop Tour

  • Birding at NGLVC

  • Red Cliff Tribe Experience

  • Apostle Islands Golfing

Isle Royale Seaplane

Houghton MI Itineraries

  • Copper Mining in the UP Tour

  • Historic Boat Cruise

  • Houghton by Foot City Tour

  • Keweenaw Flightseeing

  • Finland in America Experience

  • Waterfalls of Copper Country Tour

  • Historic Bar Tour

Theresa Nemetz has been working with Viking officials for over a year to craft unique excursions for passengers to explore destinations when boarding and disembarking cruises. Her company, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, has been creating authentic food and history-centric city tours in Milwaukee for 13 years, so it was a natural pair.

MKE Lifestyle

That was the best transfer we have ever had. By the time we walked to the baggage carousel, our driver had our checked bags already picked up and on a carriage.  He sent us a text telling us where he was and gave a contact number. Flight was early, and we were off to Chicago.

Thank you, Art

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