Experience Mackinac Island's timeless charm and historical sites from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Dine amid luxury at the famed Grand Hotel. Visit the Bavarian influenced town of Frankenmuth. Explore the Ford Museum and Greenfield Village to take a journey back into American history.
Sept. 6 & 13, 2019
Rates include $56 in air transportation taxes and fees subject to change. All rates are based out of Boston and New York. Add $100pp for Hartford.
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Today we fly into Detroit, Michigan and travel to Allen Park where the quaint Greenfield Inn will host our stay for the next two evenings. This evening, dinner is included.D
Today we take a compelling step back in time with a visit to historic Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum. American History comes to life in Greenfield Village as we stroll the quaint streets, view the homes and browse through the workshops and mills that helped spark the Industrial Revolution. The Henry Ford Museum features over twelve acres of artifacts, inventions and mementos of American History.B
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Dearborn and make our way into northern Michigan. We board our ferry for the short ride to Mackinac Island, where we'll step back "Somewhere in Time" to a bygone era. Our home for the next two evenings will be the gracious Island House, overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. (Horses, buggies and bicycles are the only transportation allowed on the island!) This evening, dinner is served at the hotel. Later, you may want to visit the Grand Hotel for music and dancing. (Note: Jackets and ties are required for gentlemen).B, D
After breakfast, we are met by our horse drawn carriage for a tour of such scenic and historic sights as Arch Rock and Surrey Hill. Midday, we arrive at the magnificent Grand Hotel where an outstanding luncheon awaits us. The rest of your day is free to explore the island on your own.B, L
We enjoy breakfast again this morning before we take leave of the majesty of Mackinac Island. We board our ferry for the crossing to St. Ignace where we board our motorcoach for a ride over the impressive bridge over the Straits of Mackinac. We head south through Bay City and Saginaw before we arrive early afternoon in Frankenmuth, the quaint Bavarian Village settled in 1845. Here, we check into our comfortable accommodations at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We have time this afternoon for a narrated tour of the area as well as enjoy some shopping time at Bonner's Christmas Wonderland, the largest Christmas store in the world. Tonight, a special treat is in store as we enjoy a famous Frankenmuth family style dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.B, D
Breakfast is included. Later you'll be transferred to Detroit airport for your return flight home.B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
A true blend of old world charm and modern conveniences creates a warm and welcoming ambiance at the Best Western Greenfield Inn. Over 600 auto-inspired prints grace the halls of the property: a nod to the incredible history of the area. With a prime location minutes from Ford Motor Companys World Headquarters and the Henry Ford Museum, as well just a short drive to the capital city, the Inn is a great base for exploration. To ensure a comfortable stay, Victorian-style guest rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, flat screen televisions, Keurig coffee makers and high-speed Internet access. Relax and recharge in the indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, dry sauna and exercise facility before a meal at one of two on-site restaurants.
A visit to an iconic destination requires a stay at a landmark property: The Island House. Welcoming guests for over 160 years, this waterfront hotel will be an enchanting retreat during our 2-night stay. Each guestroom is unique yet modestly equipped with all of the essential amenities including free WiFi. Two on-site restaurants allow diners the choice of incredible views of the harbor as well as secluded spaces to enjoy spirits and sustenance any time of the day. The Island House bike shop, heated indoor pool, hot tub and sauna are also available to guests to allow for the ultimate in relaxation. A tradition of warm hospitality and fantastic service coupled with unmatched views and modern amenities make for an unforgettable stay on illustrious Mackinac Island.
The family owned and operated Bavarian Inn Lodge is an impressive sight to behold. Boasting authentic German architectural details like a Glockenspiel tower, Jäger fences, intricate wood carvings and murals, its meticulously maintained grounds and European flair have delighted guests for over half a century. Enjoy in-room amenities include flat-screen television, free WiFi, mini refrigerator, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, and hair dryer. On-site restaurants, bars, shopping, indoor pool/whirlpool, fitness center and walking trails will certainly provide nearly unlimited entertainment options during our 1-night stay in "Michigan's Little Bavaria", Frankenmuth.
River Place Shops
Wooden Covered Bridge