Sail through Lake Erie for an introduction to the legendary American city of Cleveland, OH, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Explore this Great Lakes metropolis during an optional panoramic city tour via trolley. Don’t miss the Great Lakes Science Center and educational facility on the shores of Cleveland Harbor, along with the Steamship William G. Mather Maritime Museum.
Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.
Authentic Cleveland Tour
This special Tour of Cleveland will combine culture, history and heritage, to give you a unique view of the rich tapestry that make Cleveland, “The Best Location in the Nation.” Cleveland offers a unique sightseeing adventure, combining the elegance of its golden age, along with new developments, attractions and sights. Here is your chance to indulge yourself into some of the attractions that showcase the best of what Cleveland has to offer. As we depart the ship, we’ll head for the nearby Warehouse district, once the largest garment district between Chicago and New York. Next, arrive in Public Square, the heart of downtown. We’ll have a short walking tour of Terminal Tower and the Tower City complex (the tallest US building outside of NYC, when it opened in 1929) and one of the filming locations of the classic movie, “A Christmas Story!” Cross the street for a short walking tour of Public Square, seeing the statue of Moses Cleveland, before we tour the “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” of 1893, a tribute to the American Civil War. This monument is impressive from the stained-glass windows to the symbolic elements that show the struggle of America’s greatest conflict. A short drive will take us to The Old Arcade of 1891, Cleveland’s Crystal Cathedral and now part of a Hyatt Hotel. Our walking tour will also include the E. 4th street entertainment district and one of the major symbols of Cleveland’s dramatic turnaround. You will see the three major sports stadiums. Travel along Euclid Ave, once “Millionaire’s Row” hosting 40 major mansions in the late 1800’s, when over 50% of all US Millionaire’s lived in Cleveland. See the vestiges that remain from that time – Mather Mansion, Trinity Cathedral, Masonic Auditorium, East Mt. Zion Baptist – along with the tremendous development of the Cleveland Clinic Main campus, a village of its’ own. Arrive at University Circle, the greatest cultural concentration in the US. And our driving tour will include seeing Severance Hall home of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Botanical Garden (and its Glass House,) and many more assets. Stop at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where you will have a short amount of free time at this world-class attraction. On our return downtown, we’ll enjoy a short stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that sits majestically overlooking the water with a chance to take wonderful skyline pictures of Cleveland.