Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes Globus

Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes

Bustling and relaxed, cityscapes and sprawling coastlines, this Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes tour is an Eastern U.S. gem. From Detroit, Michigan to Chicago, Illinois you'll visit museums, stay in historic hotels, ride in horse-drawn carriages and gain insight into military history on this memorable vacation. Expert local guides escort tours and make recommendations about how to enjoy free time.

This adventure from the Motor City to the Windy City immerses guests in some of the areas most interesting attractions. In Detroit you'll visit the Henry Ford Museum than stay at the Dearborn Inn, built on the lovely former grounds of his Motor Company. One of the most beautiful vacation spots in the Great Lakes is Mackinac Island. Visitors can choose to get around via horse-drawn carriage or bicycles, the island's only forms of transportation. Frankenmuth celebrates its German heritage through wonderful Bavarian architecture, shops and restaurants. Explore Fort Mackinac an outpost and site of battles during the War of 1812. See the lovely "mushroom" houses in Charlevoix. Presidential history comes alive at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Learn about the elegant Palmer House Hilton, including former guests such as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Bernhardt among others. Embark on a vacation that will captivate guests of all interests.


8 Daysfr. $3,099

  • GAIN INSIGHT into military history at the restored Fort Mackinac
  • SAMPLE Mackinac Island's decadent fudge
  • VISIT Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum
  • OVERNIGHT at the elegant Dearborn Inn, built by Ford on the lush former grounds of the Ford Motor Company
  • EXPLORE the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth
  • STAY in Palmer House Hilton, considered the longest continually operating hotel in America and Chicago’s first hotel to have electric lights, phones, and elevators. It’s also the birthplace of the chocolate brownie
  • ENJOY an authentic Bavarian dinner
  • VISIT Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
  • TAKE a horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry to your hotel
  • EXPLORE via carriage Mackinac Island including Avenue of Flags, the Governor’s Mansion, and Arch Rock
  • VISIT Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse State Park
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Tunnel of Trees
  • SIGHTSEEING includes Victorian summer resorts and “Mushroom” Houses in Charlevoix
  • TOUR the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum
  • PRIVATE PRESENTATION on the iconic Palmer House Hilton hotel’s history
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
Breakfast daily (except Day 1), 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan (1 night)
  • Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan (1 night)
  • Island House Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan (2 nights)
  • Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan (1 night)
  • Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1 night)
  • Palmer House Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (1 night)

ARRIVE IN DETROIT/DEARBORN Location Information Description

Dearborn, United States

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

The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel

DEARBORN–FRANKENMUTH Location Information Description

Dearborn, United States

In Dearborn visit the Henry Ford Museum.

Location Information Description

Frankenmuth, United States

Free time this afternoon, followed by an authentic local favorite Bavarian dinner and wine tasting.

Breakfast, Dinner

Bavarian Inn Lodge

FRANKENMUTH–MACKINAC ISLAND Location Information Description

Frankenmuth, United States

Visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Scenic ferry ride to Mackinac Island.

Location Information Description

Mackinac Island, United States

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry to your hotel. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast

Island House Hotel

MACKINAC ISLAND Location Information Description

Mackinac Island, United States

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.

Breakfast, Lunch

Island House Hotel

MACKINAC ISLAND–MAINLAND–PETOSKEY Location Information Description

Mackinac Island, United States

Scenic ferry ride to the mainland. Visit Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse State Park. Visit Legs Inn on Lake Michigan and sample favorite local specialties.

Location Information Description

Petoskey, United States

Scenic drive through the Tunnel of Trees en route to Petoskey. Enjoy free time this evening.

Breakfast

Stafford's Perry Hotel

PETOSKEY–CHARLEVOIX–TRAVERSE CITY–GRAND RAPIDS Location Information Description

Charlevoix, United States

Free time in Petoskey then travel to Charlevoix for sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Victorian summer resorts and “Mushroom” Houses.

Location Information Description

Grand Rapids, United States

In Traverse City enjoy free time for lunch and shopping. Next, on to Grand Rapids. Visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Free time this evening.

Breakfast

Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton

GRAND RAPIDS–CHICAGO Location Information Description

Chicago, United States

Drive through Indiana en route to Chicago. Upon arrival, guided sightseeing tour, followed by free time this afternoon.

Farewell dinner this evening at your hotel, the Palmer House Hilton, includes a local favorite private presentation on the hotel’s history and a sample of the famous dessert invented here.

Breakfast, Dinner

Palmer House Hilton

CHICAGO Location Information Description

Chicago, United States

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
$3,929.00
Sun, Aug 18, 2024
$3,189.00
Sun, Sep 01, 2024
$3,579.00
Sun, Sep 15, 2024
$3,099.00
Sun, Jun 01, 2025
$3,799.00
Sun, Jun 08, 2025
$3,799.00
Sun, Jun 22, 2025
$4,329.00
Sun, Jul 06, 2025
$3,899.00
Sun, Jul 27, 2025
$4,329.00
Sun, Aug 03, 2025
$3,899.00
Sun, Aug 17, 2025
$3,899.00
Sun, Aug 31, 2025
$4,329.00
Sun, Sep 07, 2025
$3,799.00
Sun, Sep 14, 2025
$4,329.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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