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.
September 5 & 12, 2019
*Child Rate applies based on 2 adults in the room.
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We join our traveling companions this morning to begin a most pleasant week's vacation that features one of America's most scenic destinations, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Today, you'll travel to Rochester, the city of many waterways located on the shores of Lake Ontario. This evening, you'll reside at the Holiday Inn. Dinner is included at one of the area's historic restaurants.D
Today we travel to Allen Park, Michigan, where the quaint Greenfield Inn will host our stay for the next two evenings. This evening is free for you to spend as you choose.B
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. This evening, dinner is included at a local restaurant.B, D
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
Today begins with breakfast before we bid farewell to Michigan and hello to Canada. After pausing at customs, our morning travels bring us across Ontario and into yet another highlight of our journey, Niagara Falls. Enjoy overnight accommodations and dinner at the impressive Sheraton on the Falls ideally located next to shops, restaurants and adjacent to Casino Niagara.B, D
This morning, you'll enjoy breakfast at your hotel's fabulous Fallsview Restaurant. Later, we board our motorcoach and reluctantly depart for 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
Spend an incredible 3 nights at the ideally located 5-star Sheraton on the Falls hotel. Situated steps away from the Falls in the location where Niagaras first luxury hotel, the Clifton House once stood, it is the cornerstone of the largest resort property in the region and a place where guests will feel a sense of ease and relaxation. In all guest rooms, this modern hotel features televisions, refrigerators, iron/ironing board, coffee/tea making facilities, and a hair dryer. With swimming pools, winebars, shops, restaurants, and more, this 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner boasts an incredible amount of activities and opportunities for all!
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Cumberland|| Cumberland Village Plaza at 3751-3781 Mendon Rd. |
Park at Conway Tours departure sign
|East Providence|| Park & Ride on Rt. 44 |
Across from Kentucky Fried Chicken
|Ludlow|| Park & Ride, Route 21 at I-90, exit 7 |
Behind McDonald's at 420 Center St., Ludlow, MA
|Milford|| Park & Ride, Old Gate Lane, Exit 40 off I-95 |
|New Bedford|| Park & Ride @ Exit 4 off Rt. 140 |
|Newington|| Park & Ride |
Route 15 (Berlin Turnpike) at DOT Headquarters
|Newton|| Riverside MBTA Station |
|North Haven|| State Commuter Parking Lot |
Hartford Turnpike and Divine St.
|Somerset|| Commuter Park & Ride, 1760 Wilbur Avenue |
Exit 4 off of I-195 E, Exit 4A off of I-195 W
|Warwick|| Warwick Mall, near Pole 15 (past Firestone Tire) |
400 Bald Hill Road
|Woburn|| Anderson Regional Transportation Center |
100 Atlantic Ave.
|Woonsocket|| Chelo's Restaurant, 490 Clinton St. |
Park in first row facing Social St.
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