Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes


  • 8 days

  • Eastern USA

tour : NM

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£2,079pp

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Overview

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Experience life in the fast and slow lanes as you venture to where the automobile was born and where it’s been banned since 1898. This tour of Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes gets your engines revving with a visit to Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum and an overnight at the elegant Dearborn Inn, built by Ford on the lush former grounds of the Ford Motor Company. Switch gears as you board a ferry for Mackinac Island, the Jewel of the Great Lakes and one of the nation’s most popular summer resorts. With horse-drawn carriages and bicycles as the island’s only means of transportation, you’ll have no choice but to fuel up on lunch at the famous Grand Hotel, military history at the restored Fort Mackinac, and the decadent fudge the charming island is known for. Other sweet detours include the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, the coastal resort of Petoskey, and the faster-paced cities of Grand Rapids and Chicago.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN DETROIT/DEARBORN

Day
1

Welcome to the Michigan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

DEARBORN–FRANKENMUTH

Day
2

DEARBORN Visit the Henry Ford Museum.
FRANKENMUTH Free time this afternoon, followed by an authentic LF Bavarian dinner and wine tasting.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FRANKENMUTH–MACKINAC ISLAND

Day
3

FRANKENMUTH Visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Scenic ferry ride to Mackinac Island.
MACKINAC ISLAND Horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry to your hotel. Free time this afternoon and evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Mackinac Island with a bicycle ride through town. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MACKINAC ISLAND

Day
4

MACKINAC ISLAND Free time this morning before a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Grand Hotel for a guided tour and lunch. Carriage tour of the island includes Avenue of Flags, the Governor’s Mansion, and Arch Rock. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MACKINAC ISLAND–MAINLAND–PETOSKEY

Day
5

MACKINAC ISLAND Scenic ferry ride to the mainland.
MAINLAND Visit to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse State Park. Visit Legs Inn on Lake Michigan and sample LF local specialties. Scenic drive through the Tunnel of Trees en route to Petoskey. PETOSKEY Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PETOSKEY–CHARLEVOIX–TRAVERSE CITY–GRAND RAPIDS

Day
6

PETOSKEY Free time this morning.
CHARLEVOIX Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Victorian summer resorts and “Mushroom” Houses. TRAVERSE CITY Free time for lunch and shopping.
GRAND RAPIDS Visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GRAND RAPIDS–CHICAGO

Day
7

GRAND RAPIDS Drive through Indiana en route to Chicago.
CHICAGO Guided sightseeing tour, followed by free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening at your hotel, the Palmer House Hilton, includes a LF private presentation on the hotel’s history and a sample of the famous dessert invented here.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CHICAGO

Day
8

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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