Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island Tauck Tours

Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island

The Michigan’s Lakes and Mackinac Island tour is an 8 day vacation from Tauck tours that offers up some of the most picturesque landscapes in all of North America. Your luxury tour will highlight the countryside as well as the lakefront. Check out the Ford Factory tour to see the technology and engineering that helped build up much of this area.

Your Michigan’s Lakes and Mackinac Island tour kicks off in Traverse City, Michigan where you’ll stay in the luxurious Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Your next stop is the glorious sand dunes and beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Then on to one of the most popular destinations in the area, Mackinac Island where you’ll spend several days getting to know the area through exclusive tours and excursions. Book your Michigan’s Lakes and Mackinac Island tour now to see what is so great about this part of America.


8 Daysfr. $3,490

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • Two nights in Tower Rooms at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, set on 900 scenic acres
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private live Motown band performance during dinner in Dearborn
  • Wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal winery on the Old Mission Peninsula
  • Private horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island
  • A private presentation by a local historian during a two-stay at the legendary Grand Hotel
  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour of state-of-the-art production facilities
  • Private tall ship sailing aboard the Manitou on Grand Traverse Bay
  • City orientation tour of Detroit
  • Guided visit including a ride aboard a vintage Model T at The Henry Ford in Dearborn
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan (2 nights)
  • Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan (2 nights)
  • The H Hotel, Dolce Hotels & Resorts in Midland, Michigan (1 night)
  • The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan (2 nights)

Welcome to Michigan!

Traverse City, USA

Your marvelous Michigan tour begins at 5:15 PM at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. A transfer is included from the Cherry Capital Airport to the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, set amidst 900 acres of lush landscapes. Tauck has reserved Tower Rooms for your two nights at this great resort, named among the top 50 domestic destinations by Condé Nast Traveler. Join us tonight for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.

Dinner

GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA

Dunes, tall ships & wine on Lake Michigan

Traverse Bay, USA

You might be surprised to learn on your Michigan tour that the state's western coast is a land of vineyards and sandy beaches as well as really impressive sand dunes. This morning you’ll see some of the spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline as you travel along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; ranging in color from the palest champagne to vibrant sienna, the constantly shifting dunes can be as high as 400 feet! This afternoon, board the 114-foot schooner Manitou for a private tall ship cruise on the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Wind up a great day with a winery tour and wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal Winery on the Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay.

Breakfast, Dinner

GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA

Old-time music, Petoskey & Mackinac Island

Traverse Bay, USA

On your first stop today, music fills the air at the Music House Museum, displaying rare antique musical instruments and music-making machines from between 1870 and 1930; feel free to hum along during your visit! Then wind your way along the shoreline of beautiful Grand Traverse Bay as your Michigan tour continues toward the historic Straits of Mackinac; this strip of water connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron saw both booming commerce and some pretty spirited conflicts during the active fur-trading era of centuries ago.

Mackinac Island, USA

Stop in quaint Petoskey for lunch en route to Mackinaw City, from which a ferry carries you across the strategically important straits to historic Mackinac Island, where no cars are allowed... so you'll ride a horse-drawn carriage to your accommodation at the world-famous Grand Hotel, among the most celebrated hotels in America! This stately hotel's front porch, reputed to be the longest of its kind when it was built in 1887, is still a very popular gathering place for guests and local residents alike.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GRAND HOTEL

Back in time on magical Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, USA

The tiny treasure known as Mackinac (pronounced "Mackinaw") Island remains much as it was when the first Europeans settled the island centuries ago. Folks get around here by foot, by bicycle or by horse... because motorized vehicles are not permitted on the island. Although the year-round human population is only about 600 residents, the horse population can be as high as 500 during the summer months!

A sightseeing tour by horse-drawn carriage reveals all that is magical about Mackinac Island and is sure to be a highlight of your Michigan tour. You'll see Fort Mackinac, built by the British to guard the Straits of Mackinac during the American Revolution, as well as "downtown" Mackinac Island with many historic homes and grand Victorian cottages. You'll also learn more about your celebrated hotel at a presentation by a local resident historian who shares unique anecdotes about this famous landmark. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the island as you please; you're bound to discover things that capture your interest.

Breakfast, Dinner

GRAND HOTEL

An architectural gem in Midland

Midland, USA

Leaving peaceful Mackinac Island behind via ferry to the mainland, continue on to Midland, where you’ll explore the home and studio of noted 20th-century architect Alden B. Dow, son of the founder of the Dow Chemical Company, who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Dow's innovative use of geometric planes, angles and landscaping elements to integrate his home into its natural surroundings has earned the home the designation as a National Historic Landmark. Arrive late afternoon at your riverfront hotel in Bay City, where you'll have dinner at your leisure this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL BAY CITY – RIVERFRONT

Bavarian Frankenmuth & The Henry Ford

Frankenmuth, USA

You might think you've landed in Bavaria today when you visit the little village of Frankenmuth, founded by German pioneers in the 1840s, for lunch and some free time to poke around.

Dearborn, USA

Continue on to Dearborn, a city instrumental in America's automobile culture, where a guided visit to The Henry Ford is a fascinating, "must-do" experience on any Michigan tour. Historic trains, automobiles, airplanes and more help illustrate the American experience of progress and innovation between 1800 and 1950 – along with Dymaxion House, created by R. Buckminster Fuller; and the homes and workplaces of ground-breaking innovators such as Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers and Harvey Firestone.

Tonight you'll begin a two-night stay at The Dearborn Inn on the Ford Motor Company grounds. During dinner at the hotel tonight, enjoy a Tauck Exclusive – a private Motown musical performance by a live band.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE DEARBORN INN, A MARRIOTT HOTEL

Dearborn, The Ford Rouge Factory & Detroit

Dearborn, USA

Begin the day with a look at a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility when you take the impressive Ford Rouge Factory Tour in Dearborn, connecting the innovation of the past with the technology of the present and future.

Detroit, USA

Next head to Detroit, where a city orientation tour introduces you to the "Motor City," historic home to the American automobile industry; see the Renaissance Center, Comerica Park (home of the Detroit Tigers), the Fox Theatre and more.

Dearborn, USA

Return to Dearborn, where the afternoon is free for your own further exploration and discovery amidst the living history and Americana of Greenfield Village; in true Tauck Style, when you take an included spin in a Model T, you won't have to pay for the gas! Please join us at our farewell cocktail reception and dinner this evening, and enjoy the opportunity to share your memories of your Michigan tour with those who shared the adventure with you.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE DEARBORN INN, A MARRIOTT HOTEL

Journey home

Detroit, USA

Tauck's comprehensive Michigan tour ends in Detroit. Fly home anytime. A transfer from The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel to Detroit Metro Airport is included. Please allow two hours for flight check-in.

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Departure Date
Price
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
$3,890.00
Sat, Jul 06, 2019
$3,890.00
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Jul 27, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Aug 03, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
$3,890.00
Sat, Aug 24, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Aug 31, 2019
$3,890.00
Sat, Sep 07, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
$3,490.00
Sat, Sep 28, 2019
$3,890.00
Sat, Oct 05, 2019
$3,490.00
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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.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

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 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • 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.
  • 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 $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. 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.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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