Lake Michigan
Chicago
Milwaukee Pierhead
Shoreline of Lake Michigan

Domestic

Southern Lake Michigan
Sep 17, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017

The lighthouses and water intake cribs of Indiana and Chicago Harbor have long eluded lighthouse lovers due to their inaccessibility.  Our Southern Lake Michigan tour provides a unique combination of a cruise and bus trip to view these lights along with a number of other tower, pier and breakwater lights between Milwaukee and Muskegon.  Add extra nights for sightseeing in Chicago and you have the elements of an unforgettable light-house tour.

Our base in Chicago will provide easy day trips to some of the Great Lakes most iconic lighthouses including Grand Haven, with its two lights connected by a lighted catwalk that serves to link them to the shore and boardwalk. We will also visit Holland, MI to see the famed “Big Red” lighthouse. These, plus many other flanking Lake Michigan’s southern shores, will provide opportunities for climbing and photographing. Our free time in Chicago will allow time to explore the Windy City’s famed attractions such as the Navy Pier, The Art Institute, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and the Magnificent Mile. 

Join us for an exploration of Lake Michigan’s beautiful shorelines and well-preserved lighthouses offering a glimpse into the rich maritime history of this great lake. 


ITINERARY

Sunday, September 17:  Arrive Chicago - Welcome Dinner and Overnight (D*)
Monday, September 18:  Visit Milwaukee - Overnight in Chicago (B/L/D)
Tuesday, September 19:  Chicago - Navy Pier and Cruise on Lake Michigan (B/D)
Wednesday, September 20:  Chicago - Optional Attractions and Tours of City (B)
Thursday, September 21:  Muskegon/Grand Haven/Holland, MI (B/L/D)
Friday, September 22:  Chicago (B/L/D)
Saturday, September 23:  Chicago (B/L/D)
Sunday, September 24:  Flights Home (B)

*B = Breakfast included / L = Lunch included / D = Dinner included

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Lighthouses

  1. Wisconsin - September 18 - Port Washington - Tour & Climb
  2. Wisconsin - September 18 - Port Washington Breakwater - Photo Op
  3. Wisconsin - September 18 - North Point Lighthouse - Tour & Climb
  4. Wisconsin - September 18 - Milwaukee Pierhead - Photo Op
  5. Wisconsin - September 18 - Milwaukee Breakwater - Photo Op
  6. Wisconsin - September 18 - Wind Point - Tour & Climb
  7. Wisconsin - September 18 - Racine Harbor - Photo Op
  8. Wisconsin - September 18 - Kenosha Southport - Tour & Climb
  9. Wisconsin - September 18 - Kenosha North Pierhead - Photo Op
  10. Illinois - September 18 - Waukegan Harbor - Photo Op
  11. Indiana - September 19 - Gary Breakwater - Photo Op
  12. Indiana - September 19 - Buffington Breakwater - Photo Op
  13. Indiana - September 19 - Indiana Harbor - Photo Op
  14. Indiana - September 19 - Calumet Harbor - Photo Op
  15. Illinois - September 19 - Chicago Harbor - Photo Op
  16. Illinois - September 19 - Chicago South Guide Wall - Photo Op
  17. Illinois - September 19 - Wilson Ave. - Photo Op
  18. Illinois - September 19 - W.E. Dever - Photo Op
  19. Illinois - September 19 - Four Mile - Photo Op
  20. Illinois - September 19 - 68th Street - Photo Op
  21. Michigan - September 21 - Holland Harbor - Photo Op
  22. Michigan - September 21 - Muskegon South Breakwater - Photo Op
  23. Michigan - September 21 - Muskegon South Pierhead Light - Photo Op
  24. Michigan - September 21 - Grand Haven - Photo Op
  25. Illinois - September 22 - St. Joseph Pierhead - Photo Op
  26. Illinois - September 22 - St. Joseph Outer - Photo Op
  27. Indiana - September 22 - Michigan City Lighthouse - Tour & Climb
  28. Indiana - September 22 - Michigan City East Pierhead - Photo Op
  29. Illinois- September 23 - Grosse Point - Tour & Climb
Wisconsin - September 18 - Port Washington - Tour & Climb
Wisconsin - September 18 - Port Washington Breakwater - Photo Op
Wisconsin - September 18 - North Point Lighthouse - Tour & Climb
Wisconsin - September 18 - Milwaukee Pierhead - Photo Op
Wisconsin - September 18 - Milwaukee Breakwater - Photo Op
Wisconsin - September 18 - Wind Point - Tour & Climb
Wisconsin - September 18 - Racine North - Photo Op
Wisconsin - September 18 - Racine Harbor - Photo Op
Wisconsin - September 18 - Kenosha Southport - Tour & Climb
Wisconsin - September 18 - Kenosha North Pierhead - Photo Op
Illinois - September 18 - Waukegan Harbor - Photo Op
Indiana - September 19 - Gary Breakwater - Photo Op
Indiana - September 19 - Buffington Breakwater - Photo Op
Indiana - September 19 - Indiana Harbor - Photo Op
Indiana - September 19 - Calumet Harbor - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - Chicago Harbor - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - Chicago South Guide Wall - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - Wilson Ave. - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - W.E. Dever - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - Four Mile - Photo Op
Illinois - September 19 - 68th Street - Photo Op
Michigan - September 21 - Holland Harbor - Photo Op
Michigan - September 21 - Muskegon South Breakwater - Photo Op
Michigan - September 21 - Muskegon South Pierhead Light - Photo Op
Michigan - September 21 - Grand Haven - Photo Op
Illinois - September 22 - St. Joseph Pierhead - Photo Op
Illinois - September 22 - St. Joseph Outer - Photo Op
Indiana - September 22 - Michigan City Lighthouse - Tour & Climb
Indiana - September 22 - Michigan City East Pierhead - Photo Op
Illinois- September 23 - Grosse Point - Tour & Climb

Costs:

Single: $3875
Double (per person): $2940
What's Included: 

Hotel Accommodation: 7 nights
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers, coach tours, ferry tickets
Other: Entrance fees to lighthouse and museums 

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OTHER STOPS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Attractions:
Navy Pier
Chicago with Dinner
Bus tour of Chicago

 

Optional Visits in Chicago:-
Wills Tower Skydeck (tallest building in Chicago)
Art Institute
Adler Planetarium
Shedd Aquarium
Field Museum
Millennium Park (The Bean)
Water Tower
Magnificent Mile Shopping District

 

Tour schedule, lighthouses and accommodations subject to change

Download a Tour Registration form (PDF) Complete and mail your check to USLHS, 9005 Point No Point Rd NE, Hansville, WA 98340.