Best-Day Adventures & Beyond
Tour for all adults: couples, singles, solos & beyond!
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Plus Optional Extensions:
Milwaukee Pre-cruise: July 13-15
Toronto and Niagara Falls Post-Cruise: July 22-24


Tour Rates & Dates:

Start DatePlan Option/Hotel DetailTour Package*Tour Package (check)*Click BOOK
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Jul 15, 2022
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat G (Deck 2 - 275 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$6,179$5,999Sold Out
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat H (Deck 3 - 275 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$6,899$6,699Sold Out
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat K (Deck 4 - 300 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$7,621$7,399Sold Out
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat L (Deck 5 - 300 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$7,930$7,699Sold Out
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat R (Deck 3 or 4 - 450 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$9,681$9,399Sold Out
BDA & Beyond
Great Lakes Cruise
July 15 - 22, 2022
Cat SGB (Single Stateroom - 200 sq ft)
[+ Hotel Details]
$9,165$8,899Sold Out
*Please note that all rates displayed are based on standard room double occupancy.
All rates above are in US Dollars, and are based on full payment by credit card.
Discount for check payments available later in the booking process.
(Deposit can still be paid by credit card).
Upgraded room categories may be available to book later in the booking process.
If Land & Air price is displayed, the air portion includes tax and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed.

Early Bird Discount: Book before JANUARY 31st and save $150.

Extension
Rates per person (check*)
Hotel Only: Milwaukee one-night
$149 (Double Occupancy) or $259 (Single Occupancy)
Milwaukee Pre-Cruise Tour Package
$799 (Double Occupancy) or $938 (Single Occupancy)
    Toronto / Niagara Falls Post-Cruise Tour Package
  $899 (Double Occupancy) or $1,068 (Single Occupancy)


Cabin CategoriesRates per person (check*)
Category G (Deck 2 - 275 sq ft)
$5999 (Double Occupancy)
Category H (Deck 3 - 275 sq ft)
$6699 (Double Occupancy)
Category K (Deck 4 - 300 sq ft)
$7399 (Double Occupancy)
Category L (Deck 5 - 300 sq ft)
$7699 (Double Occupancy)
Category R (Deck 3 / 4 - 450 sq ft)
$9399 (Double Occupancy)
  Category SGB (Specially designed Single Stateroom for 1 person - 200 sq ft)
  $8899 (Single Occupancy)

Limited availability in each cabin class and only confirmed upon receipt of specific cabin assignment.
Single occupancy in cabin categories outside SGB is 175% of listed double rate.
*Payment by credit card, add 3% to rates listed.

 


Tour Overview:

While cruising the Great Lakes, travel to picturesque port towns, view historic ships and lighthouses, and admire some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world. From quaint Victorian towns to the traditional villages of the native Ojibwe, enjoy a backstage pass to the culture, customs, and cuisine of the most magnificent sites in North America.

Choose to extend your stay with two very fun days in Milwaukee, highlighted by our Laverne & Shirley themed tour of the town (including a brewery tour!), a behind-the-scenes tour of American Family Field (formerly Miller Park); home of the Milwaukee Brewers, and a spy-themed dinner at a unique local establishment.

Add on two more days of your vacation with our post-cruise tour of Toronto and Niagara Falls. In Toronto we’ll feature visits to the SkyDome, Little Italy and more highlighted by a visit to the top of the CN Tower; the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Our thrilling full day trip to Niagara Falls will be wet & wild as we venture aboard the historic Hornblower cruise right to the base of the Falls. Then enjoy a spectacular lunch overlooking the Falls, time to explore Niagara on the Lake and so much more.


Your Value-added Vacation Package includes:
  • 7 nights in your choice of a luxurious balcony stateroom aboard the luxurious boutique Pearl Mist
  • All meals, snacks and beverages including complimentary wine and beer at meals
  • Exclusive special events, including private cocktail parties, dining arrangements, icebreakers and daily social activities
  • Select complimentary shore excursions (premium excursions additional cost)
  • Onboard historians and naturalists plus entertainment every evening
  • Roommate matching upon request (based on availability) or take advantage of our special single occupancy cabins
  • Travel gifts to all participants
  • Fully staffed by Best-Day Adventures host
  • Carefree travel assistance provided by Ayelet Tours
  • And much more!

Milwaukee 2-night package includes:
  • 2 nights in a deluxe centrally located downtown hotel
  • Complimentary appetizers and drinks each night
  • All features as outlined on the itinerary including Laverne & Shirley’s “Schlemiel, Schlimazel” MilwaukeeTour
  • 2 breakfasts + 2 dinners including a night of covert fun & great food at The Safe House, Milwaukee’s ultimate spy sanctuary establishment, and an Italian hands-on cooking class at Glorioso’s Appetito
  • Transfer from hotel to cruise ship pier on July 15th

Toronto/Niagara Falls includes:
  • 2 nights in a deluxe centrally located downtown hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • All features as outlined on the itinerary including Toronto City Tour, cruise on the famous Hornblower ship, lunch overlooking Niagara Falls and much more
  • Transportation on modern air conditioned motor coach

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Port taxes ($250/person) and pre-paid shipboard gratuities ($20/person, per day) pre-collected
  • Premium shore excursions offered by Pearl Cruises
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (group insurance available)


Learn about Pearl Seas Covid-19 Operating Protocols.

Tour Itinerary:

OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE
MILWAUKEE, WI
July 13-15, 2022


Wednesday, July 13, 2022: MILWAUKEE, WI

• Arrive in Milwaukee and make our way to the hotel on own.
• Early this afternoon, we gather for a meet and greet followed by a guided walking tour of historic Milwaukee.
• We return to the hotel to check in and refresh before dinner.
• Tonight, we enjoy a specially themed dinner at Safe House, Milwaukee’s ultimate spy sanctuary, for a night of covert fun and great food. The venue is described as “irresistible” by Time Magazine and is listed on The Food Network’s “Best Of” list.

Overnight Milwaukee

Thursday, July 14, 2022: MILWAUKEE, WI

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today we experience Milwaukee through the eyes of Laverne & Shirley on our Schlemiel, Schlimazel Milwaukee Tour. Our tour takes us to the Bronze Fonz Statue, a brewery tour at the Lakefront Brewery, Leon's Drive-In, and more. We include a pizza lunch, beer samples, mini-bowling, and frozen custard!
• Following our Laverne & Shirley tour, we enjoy a private behind-the-scenes tour of the American Family Field – Miller Park Stadium, home to the Milwaukee Brewers. This tour includes access to the playing field, clubhouse, dugouts, Press Box, and even Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker's broadcast booth.
• We end our gloriously fun day with a special evening event. Tonight, we take our Italian game to the next level with a hands-on cooking class and dinner at Glorioso’s Appetito.

Overnight Milwaukee

MAIN TOUR – GREAT LAKES CRUISE
July 15-22, 2022


Day 1: Friday, July 15, 2022: MILWAUKEE, WI

• Those on the pre-cruise will enjoy an included breakfast followed by a guided morning tour of the city and transfer to our ship. We travel through historic neighborhoods and popular attractions as our guide shares stories of the European immigrants who settled here and points out architectural highlights and cultural hot spots along the way. • Those arriving on own should arrive at the cruise terminal by 11:00am.
• Upon embarkation we get settled in our beautiful staterooms and then join our Best-Day Adventures friends for lunch as we set sail from Milwaukee on our 7-night adventure. Spend the afternoon setting sail across Lake Michigan while getting acquainted with our ship, the crew, and fellow sailors.
• This evening, we join together for a welcome program, cocktails and Shabbat Kiddish, followed by a delicious welcome dinner together in the dining room.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 2: Saturday July 16, 2022: MUSKEGON / HOLLAND, MI

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• From historic ships and lighthouses to the restored mansions built by Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons, we delight in the history and scenery of this quaint Michigan town. Referred to as “The Riviera of the Midwest,” Muskegon has grown from a fur trading and lumbering town to a vibrant tourist destination. We explore the delightful town of Holland where hundreds of Dutch immigrants live. Here, we immerse ourselves in its genuine Dutch culture.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 3: Sunday July 17, 2022; MACKINAC ISLAND, MI

• Breakfast aboard our ship. • Mackinac Island is a living Victorian town where personal motorized vehicles are prohibited – all those visiting or living on the island travel by horse or horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot. While Mackinac Island is known for its opulent Victorian homes and hotels, it has a long Native American history. Anishinabe-Ojibwe tradition holds that the island was a sacred place populated by the first people and was home to the Great Spirit Gitchie Manitou.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 4: Monday July 18, 2022: SAULT SAINTE MARIE, ON

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• Located at the mouth of Saint Mary’s River, Sault Saint Marie was originally established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Saint Mary’s River connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron and has provided trade access between the United States and Canada for hundreds of years. The blend of the native Ojibwa with the French and English settlers resulted in the rich and diverse culture of this incredible destination.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 5: Tuesday July 19, 2022: LITTLE CURRENT, ON

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• Located along the north shore of Manitoulin Island, Little Current is considered the gateway to the World’s Largest Freshwater Island. Home to the native Ojibwe, this charming town is known for its swing bridge, a one-lane bridge, and the only vehicular access to Manitoulin Island except for a daily passenger-vehicle ferry that runs from late spring to October.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 6: Wednesday July 20, 2022: PARRY SOUND, ON

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• Located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, Parry Sound is a picturesque port town with charming cottages and spectacular views. As we cruise the Georgian Bay, enjoy its serene beauty from the ships’ sun deck where we can admire views of Flowerpot Rocks, windswept pines, rugged coast, and clear blue waters.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 7: Thursday July 21, 2022: MIDLAND, ON

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• Midland is the main town and economic center of the area, located at the southern end of Georgian Bay’s Thirty Thousand Islands. Learn about the history of this fascinating city with a visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a living museum depicting 17th-century missionary life. Stroll along the Midland Harbor, a picturesque destination featuring a large statue of the trumpeter swan, considered the symbol of Midland. For bird lovers, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a habitat for Trumpeter Swans, Black Terns, and Least Bitterns.
• Shore excursions to be announced.

Overnight aboard the Pearl Mist

Day 8: Friday July 22, 2022: TORONTO, ON

• Breakfast aboard our ship.
• Our journey ends in the thriving metropolis of Toronto, established as a Native American settlement and French fur trading post. Within its impressive skyline, cultural hotspots abound, including art galleries, museums, and performance centers. Shoppers will delight in Queen Street West, where chic boutiques replaced this old warehouse area and Kensington Street, where retro style abounds.
• Transfer to Toronto International airport (arrival approximately 11am)

OPTIONAL POST CRUISE EXTENSION
TORONTO, ON
2-night Package including Niagara Falls
July 22-24, 2022

Friday July 22, 2022: TORONTO, ON

• Upon arrival from the cruise port, we are welcomed with open arms to Canada's largest city, made up of an incredible mix of people from all over the world. Know by many as “People City!” Toronto has earned many names over the years, but perhaps none is as fitting as this one. The city's large population is made up of many ethnic groups. While these people have made Toronto their home, they have also maintained the traditions and lifestyles of their ancestors.
• On our half-day tour, we visit many of the landmarks that make this city the most dynamic metropolis in all of Canada. We visit the financial district boasting a skyline of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower; the world's tallest freestanding structure at 1,815 feet. Nestled near its base is the magnificent Rogers Centre (SkyDome), home to two of the city’s pro sports teams. From the Distillery District and Queen’s Park to Chinatown, Little Italy and Cabbagetown, the sights & sounds will come alive on our insider’s look of these communities.
• After our tour, we check into our hotel with time to freshen up before dinner.
• Tonight, we enjoy a Shabbat Kiddish, followed by a delicious dinner together at a popular downtown establishment.

Overnight Toronto

Saturday July 23, 2022: NIAGARA FALLS

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today, we travel from Toronto towards Niagara, around the western perimeter of Lake Ontario where the beautiful Niagara Escarpment will slowly come into view. Its sheltering ridge is the reason for the area’s productive vineyards and fruit orchards which yield some of the world's finest wines, jams and fruit nectars. Knowledgeable tour guides will provide commentary throughout the trip.
• Once in Niagara Falls, we will venture down into the gorge for an exciting adventure on the historic vessel, the Hornblower. Get ready for a wet & wild experience! Our boat tour will cruise right to the base of the American Falls where you will hear the thunder of the water on the rocks and feel a cool mist on your face. Then, our boat’s powerful engine growls as it pushes into the very basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. Exhilarating!
• Next, we will explore other areas in the region including the Well and Ship Canal, the famous Clifton Hill, the historic Niagara on the Lake, and much more.
• We enjoy lunch at Table Rock Restaurant, offering a spectacular view of the falls.
• Ample free time to explore the main areas of this popular destination will be included before heading back to our hotel in Toronto.

Overnight Toronto

Sunday July 24, 2022: DEPARTURE

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• Our adventure comes to a close today. Transfer to the airport on own.
• Later today we arrive home and start making plans for our next Best-Day Adventure!

Accessibility note: Guests should be in adequate physical condition. While plenty of shade and breaks are incorporated, full participation requires periods of standing or walking along even, uneven, and occasionally hilly terrain. There will be steps, inclines, and cobblestone surfaces. Options are provided when possible, but all listed features are included, available, encouraged, and meaningful to the aim of this comprehensive tour. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

The Memories Last Forever!!
*Itinerary subject to change