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  • Milwaukee

    Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its famous breweries, but it is also rich in historical and cultural attractions, making it the perfect place for a weekend of exploring.

    • Miller Park

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    • Milwaukee Public Market

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    • Milwaukee Skyline

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    • Milwaukee

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    Take a stroll along the famous Riverfront, this continuous, 3-mile pedestrian walkway stretches through the entirety of Milwaukee's vibrant downtown into its Historic Third Ward district. Along the way, make sure you pay a visit to the Bronze Fonz (a statue commemorating Fonzie of Happy Days fame).

    Milwaukee, known as the city of Festivals. Summerfest is officially recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world.

    Take a cruise on Lake Michigan or the Milwaukee River or head to Third Ward, a restored warehouse district that's now a National Historic Landmark featuring terrific dining, a lively nightlife scene, art galleries and antique shops. Other popular attractions include the outstanding Milwaukee County Zoo, the Midwest Express Center, and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

    Today, the city is home to only one major brewery, a little company called Miller. However the Milwaukee Ale House and the Water Street Brewery are two of the prominent places where you can go to sample craft beers from around the country.

    Old World Third Street boasts some of the best and most authentic (and often most upscale) German and Mediterranean restaurants in the region, while South Side and the Fifth Ward offer high quality but budget Mexican and Latin American cuisine. Milwaukee Street is a main drag for trendy dining options, and it sports a lively nightlife.

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  • Journey The Great Lakes

    Begins in and ends in Chicago, Illinois

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to October

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Michigan Coastline

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    • Harley Davidson Museum

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    • Quaint Fishing Villages

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    • Chicago at Night

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    Day 01

    Arrive Chicago

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Chicago. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy Chicago’s restaurants, stroll along the shore of Lake Michigan or sample live music at a jazz or blues club.

    Hotel: Palmer House Hilton

    Day 02

    Chicago

    Take one of the elevators up Willis Tower for a bird's eye view of the amazing skyscrapers, and wander along the beautiful lakefront. Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile promises some of the east coasts best shopping opportunities.

    Hotel: Palmer House Hilton

    142Mi/229Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Saugatuck

    Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck is a place of serene beauty, which also boasts unique shops and fine dining. Travel 20 minutes north and experience the Dutch heritage in Holland, boasting Dutch architecture, culture, tulip and windmill gardens and even a wooden shoe factory.

    Hotel: Beachway Resort & Hotel

    Day 05 Day 06

    Mackinac Island

    Leaving your car at Mackinaw City, the ferry carries you to Mackinac Island. An island of under four square miles, horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are the delightful modes of transport. Enjoy a self-guided tour by bike or on foot and see the varied sights which include Arch Rock, Skull Cave, British Landing and Devil’s Kitchen.

    Hotel: Grand Hotel

    Day 07

    Marquette

    Leaving Mackinac Island behind, collect your car from Mackinaw City and enjoy a scenic drive to Marquette, which is the largest city on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. After spending an afternoon exploring the city, we suggest sampling the European and Scandinavian cuisines for dinner.

    Hotel: Landmark Inn

    207Mi/333Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Bayfield

    The Upper Peninsula is encased to the north by Lake Superior, to the east by the St. Mary’s River, to the southeast by both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and to the southwest by Wisconsin. Its extensive coastline on the Great Lakes, state and national forests, cedar swamps, and more than 150 waterfalls make it a hub for boating, fishing and hiking. A small town with plenty to see and do, Bayfield serves as the gateway to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore, a National Park that includes 21 beautiful islands and over 12 miles of scenic peninsula shoreline.

    Hotel: Rittenhouse Inn

    Day 10 Day 11

    Madison

    A scenic drive across Wisconsin brings you to the state capital, Madison. Visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, which is one of the finest botanical gardens in the country. Also take time to visit the State Capitol building.

    Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Madison West

    Day 12 Day 13

    Ephraim & Door County

    Leaving Madison behind, travel to Door County; a 75-mile long peninsula with over 300 miles of shoreline, five state parks and ten lighthouses. Your accommodation for the next two nights will be in Ephraim; a quaint village where shops and galleries are set in century-old barns, rustic log cabins and vintage homes. Charter a boat for a fishing expedition, enjoy a sailboat tour, take out a kayak, have fun on a jet ski or how about a scuba dive!

    Hotel: Eagle Harbor Inn

    181Mi/291Km

    Day 14

    Milwaukee

    It’s back to the bright lights of the city, as you wind your way to Milwaukee. Why not start by exploring the beautiful Milwaukee Riverwalk, Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley Davidson Museum? A brewery tour is a great way to sample the many different beers in the place known as ‘Brew City’.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

    79Mi/127Km

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Enjoy your last morning in Milwaukee before making the short journey back to Chicago for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2159 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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