MACKINAC ISLAND 8 DAYS • 11 MEALS $ FROM 2799
land only, per person, double occupancy
CULTURAL EXPERIENCES • Visit the Henry Ford Museum and explore Greenfield Village. • Climb aboard your horse-drawn carriage for a Mackinac Island tour.
MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS • Spend two nights at the glorious Victorian-era resort, the Grand Hotel. • In Frankenmuth, visit Bronner’s Christmas Shop - the world’s largest Christmas Store. • Stroll through Chicago’s Millennium Park on a walking tour.
The Grand Hotel CULINARY INCLUSIONS • 7 breakfasts • 4 dinners • Dine at the Grand Hotel where “every meal is an event.” • Enjoy a private vineyard tour and wine tasting at a winery on Leelanau Peninsula.
Discover the Midwest and all its charm on this delightful journey from idyllic Mackinac Island to the dynamic Great Lakes region. START E ARLY Chicago: Take some time to explore the beauty found in the “Windy City.” CALL FOR DETAILS.
ACCOMMODATIONS Days 1, 2 Day 3 Days 4, 5 Day 6 Day 7
Courtyard Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL Bayshore Resort or Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI The Westin Hotel Southfield Detroit, Southfield, or Detroit Marriott, Troy, MI
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL
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Day 1: Chicago, Illinois - Tour Begins Get ready for a relaxing journey. The tranquil beauty of Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes region comes alive amid oldfashioned traditions. Day 2: Chicago Begin your day with a locally guided tour of Chicago’s remarkable and impressive architecture. This dynamic city goes by many names including “Second City” and “The Windy City.” No matter what you call it, you are sure to love it! Highlights of your tour include famous Michigan Avenue, the “Magnificent Mile,” the Wrigley Building, the Loop, the Lakefront, and a walking tour through Millennium Park. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll visit one of Chicago’s many museums, relax during a scenic boat ride across the Chicago River, or visit the Chicago Cultural Center which hosts the largest Tiffany dome in the
world. Or, you might visit the Art Institute of Chicago and see the most complete collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris. Perhaps you’ll ride to the top of the Sears Tower for remarkable views of the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (B, D) Day 3: Chicago - Traverse City, Michigan Today we head north to the shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Here we find Traverse City, the cherry capital of the United States. It may come as a surprise to you that the state’s western coast boasts the perfect climate for cultivating grapes and is considered the land of vineyards. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a private vineyard tour and wine tasting at a winery on Leelanau Peninsula. (B) Day 4: Traverse City - Charlevoix - Mackinac Island Today we’ll travel north, making a stop in the small city of Charlevoix which is surrounded by four bodies of water, including Lake Michigan. A local guide will provide some interesting history and you’ll view the fairytale mushroom houses built by the famous architect Earl Young. Then, enjoy a scenic drive before boarding the ferry that will
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