Escorted Michigan’s Lakes & Mackinac Island Tour | Good Life Travel GroupDebra MacIntyre2023-06-22T16:08:28-03:00
Michigan’s Lakes & Mackinac Island | Tauck®
Escorted by Chris & Tracy Archer
Get set for a tour through the lush Michigan countryside and along panoramic beaches with sand dunes stretching along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. What’s fascinating about this tour? You get to step back in time with a visit to Mackinac Island and to the tiny “Bavarian” village of Frankenmuth. Enjoy wine pairings with dinner and old-time music. Explore the architecture of Alden B. Dow. And last, but not least, discover the stories behind the automobile industry at the Henry Ford and the Ford Rouge Factory.
And stay at amazing hotels along the way including the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Michigan’s Lakes & Mackinac Island
August 17-24, 2024 · Traverse City to Detroit
Exclusive Tauck Experiences beginning at $5,590 per person, double occupancy*
Tour begins: 5:15 PM, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. A transfer is included upon arrival from the Cherry capital Airport to your hotel where we have reserved a Tower Room for your 2-night stay. Join us for a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. MEALS: Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City
Discover Michigan state’s west coast, a land of vineyards, sandy beaches, and impressive sand dunes. In the morning travel along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In the afternoon, enjoy a sail on Grand Traverse Bay aboard the tall ship, schooner Manitou. Later enjoy a winery tour and wine-pairing dinner at the Chateau Chantal Winery . MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City
Begin your day with a visit to the Music House Museum which celebrates music and musical instruments from the periods 1870 to 1930. Continue along a scenic route to the town of Petroskey for lunch and where you will board a ferry over to Mackinac Island. Automobiles are forbidden on the island so you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry terminal to your historic hotel, the Grand Hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Enjoy a sight-seeing tour this day by horse-drawn carriage. Explore “downtown”, and Fort Mackinac, built by the British to guard the Straits of Mackinac during the Revolutionary War. Discover the history of the Grand Hotel with a talk by a local resident historian. Explore the island with free time. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Grand Hotel
Today is exploring the architecture of Alden B Dow, son of the founder of Dow Chemicals, and a one-time student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Explore his house, a study in angles. geometry, and integration into the landscape. It is a National Historic Landmark. Arrive at your hotel late afternoon. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City, Bay City Waterfront
Enjoy lunch and free time in the village of Frankenmuth settled by Bavarian immigrants in the 1840’s. Later, experience a guided tour of The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn. See the houses and workplaces of Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Harvey Firestone. Your 2-night stay in the heart of Dearborn is at the magnificent The Henry, Autograph Collection where you will enjoy your exclusive Tauck treat – a live band with a private Motown musical performance during dinner. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: The Henry, Autograph Collection
Start the day with a visit to the Ford Rouge Factory where you will learn about automobile manufacturing, past present and future. Continue on to “Motor City”, Detroit, for a city tour. See the Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, Fox Theatre, and more. Later return to Dearborn for some free time to explore on your own. Take a ride in a Model T then enjoy the Farewell Cocktail Reception and Dinner. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner ACCOMMODATION: The Henry, Autograph Collection
Transfer from the Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel to the Metro airport in Detroit at anytime during the day to catch your flight home. Please allow 2 hours pre-flight check in. Ground transfer to the airport is included. MEALS: Breakfast
Terms & Conditions:*Fares are in USD per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy as indicated. Triples may be quoted. Prices include: all accommodations; airport transfers and land transportation as detailed in the Trip itinerary; basic internet where available in hotel rooms and aboard riverboats (service levels are not guaranteed); entertainment and special dinners as arranged by Tauck; shore excursions and sightseeing; standard luggage handling (inquire about Luggage Policy); services of Tauck Directors, Cruise Directors and local guides. Tauck Director and Driver gratuities are not included and are voluntary for all land tours. Meals are included as specified in itinerary. All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room servers and local guides are included. The fare covers all inclusions as listed above but does not include your airfare, travel protection, passports, visas (if required) or items of a personal nature. Airfare and travel protection as quoted can be purchased separately, please inquire. Tauck will make every effort to operate the tour as published. Tauck reserves the right to alter or curtail the itinerary, or substitute sightseeing, hotels, and / or conveyances as deemed necessary. Once booked, subsequent cancellation will be monetarily penalized as per Tauck guidelines, please inquire.
Final payment date is June 18. 2024.
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