Midwestern Islands & Berries

Announcing 3 New "off-the-beaten-path" getaways for 2017

Sail across Lake Michigan, eat freshly picked berries, wade down the Mississippi River, discover some of the Midwest's most stunning lighthouses, snap photos of breath-taking sand dunes, and visit a group of hidden, Midwestern Islands. Join American Classic Tours as we travel off the beaten path on three short getaways in 2017.


Lake Michigan Blueberry Harvest

AUGUST 1-3, 2017 (5 DAYS)

Set sail with us as we cross Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan next summer. Highlights of this American Classic Tour include: Mac Woods Dune Buggy Ride over huge lakeshore dunes, Little Sable Point Lighthouse,  DeGrandchamps Blueberry Farm, TreeMendous Fruit Farm, amazing Gilmore Car Museum, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA Dinner Theater and more!


The Lake Erie Islands

August 28th - September 1st, 2017 (5 Days)

Cool off next summer as we cruise to the Bass Islands of Lake Erie on this refreshingly unique itinerary. Enjoy an open-air narrated tram tour of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island to view the South Bass Lighthouse, Doller Museum on Island Life, Heineman Winery, Antique Car Museum, Butterfly House and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. This monument commemorates Commodore Perry’s victory over the British in 1813 which occurred near Put-in-Bay. Then ferry over to neighboring Kelley’s Island to see the Glacial Grooves formed 18,000 years ago and Inscription Rock’s Indian pictographs dating back to 1200 B.C. Back on the mainland, visit Marblehead Lighthouse.


Cranberry Harvest in Wisconsin

October 11-13, 2017 (3 days)

From the Thanksgiving feast to breads, sauces, coffees and teas, cranberries are one versatile fruit. Experience the annual autumn harvest of one of America’s native berries – the cranberry. See cranberry marshes ablaze in shades of scarlet with colorful fall foliage all around. Highlights of this trip include: guided tour of the cranberry marshes; Cranberry Discovery Museum; International Crane Foundation to see 15 different species of crane birds; guided tour of Amish countryside with its scenic hills, valleys and shopping stops; a Wisconsin cheesery; a narrated fall foliage luncheon cruise along the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi River near La Crosse; and so much more! Freshly harvested cranberries available for purchase. Come join us on this beautiful autumn getaway to Cranberry Country – you’ll be “berry” glad you did!