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MACKINAC ISLAND LILAC FESTIVAL: JUNE 11-17, 2020

MACKINAC ISLAND LILAC FESTIVAL

Tour Includes

Price per person staying at the Bicycle Street Inn:  $1,499 Double, $1,955 Single, $1,385 Triple

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott, Toledo, OH (1st and last night)
  • 1 night at the Zehnders Splash Village, Frankenmuth, MI
  • 2 nights at the Bicycle Street Inn or Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  • 1 nights at Thunder Bay Resort, Hillman, MI
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Lunch at Castle Farms
  • Lunch at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
  • Buffet dinner at Courtyard by Marriott
  • Elk Viewing Carriage Ride and Gourmet dinner at Thunder Bay Resort
  • Catered BBQ Dinner at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum
  • Admission to the Henry Ford Museum
  • Admission to the Rouge Factory Tour
  • General admission to the tents at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Festival
  • Ferry to and from Mackinac Island
  • Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
  • Tour and admission to Castle Farms
  • Tour of Charlevoix
  • Tour and admission to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum
  • Luggage handling

Price per person staying at the Grand Hotel: $1,850 Double, $2,445 Single, $1,710 Triple

TOUR INCLUDES:

All the above plus two dinners in the Salle a’ Manger dining room at the Grand Hotel

*Dress Guide: Since Grand Hotel is a resort, we want you to feel at ease and dress comfortably. During the day casual resort clothing is appropriate. Prior to 6:30pm please no midriff baring tops, sweatpants or cut-off shorts for ladies. For gentleman no sleeveless shirts, sweatpants, or cut-off shorts. Since every evening at Grand Hotel is a special occasion after 6:30pm dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are preferred, while gentleman are required to wear a suit coat, necktie and dress pants, no denim or shorts. This applies for all areas inside the hotel with the exception of the Cupola Bar. Grand Hotel operates on a “NO TIPPING” policy within Grand Hotel.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday, June 11, 2020

6:00 PM Arrive Courtyard by Marriott Toledo.

6:30 PM A buffet dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 2: Friday, June 12, 2020

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

8:00 AM Depart Toledo Area

9:30 AM Arrive the Ford Rouge Factory tour – a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery.

11:30 AM Depart for the Henry Ford Museum – Explore its many exhibits. (lunch is on own).

1:45 PM Depart for Frankenmuth, MI.

3:45 PM Arrive Zehnder’s Splash Village.

  • Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
    • Bavarian Festival Street Party o 5-10 pm: Entertainment, Fireworks, and plenty to Eat!

Day 3: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Breakfast is included in the Breakfast Room.

8:00 AM Depart for Charlevoix, MI.

11:15 AM Arrive Castle Farms. Lunch is included at Castle Farms

12:15 PM Enjoy a tram tour through the gardens and a walking tour through buildings that showcase the grandeur of the French Chateaux styled buildings. Your tour guide will delight your group with the rich history of Castle Farms, from its original construction 1918 as the Loeb Farm, to the Van Haver art studio and gallery period.

2:15 PM Depart with guide for a tour of Charlevoix – This picturesque city is located on three bodies of water: Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix and Round Lake. Your local guide will show you the architectural diversity of this lovely city. Highlighted are the more than thirty homes designed by local architect Earl Young. Dating from 1921 to the 1950’s, these unique, “mushroom houses” are built out of native stone and sport cedar shake roofs.

4:30 PM Ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island – As you step upon the island you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Horse drawn vehicles transport everything from supplies for the business on the island to passengers. Evening is free to explore the island.

Price based on accommodations the next two nights at the Bicycle Street Inn.

Staying at the Bicycle Street Inn – dinner on own.

Price based on accommodations the next two nights at the Grand Hotel.

*Dinner from 6:30-8:30pm included at the Grand Hotel, open seating – guest choice of menu.

Day 4: Sunday, June 14, 2020

A continental breakfast is included at the Bicycle Street Inn.

A full breakfast is included at the Grand Hotel – is guest choice of menu or buffet.

10:00 AM Board a carriage for a tour of the island. For anyone who has seen the movie “Somewhere in Time” there will be moments of déjà vu during the tour of this picturesque island.

The tour concludes at the Grand Hotel for their famous Buffet Lunch. After lunch take time to walk around the hotel or sit on their famous porch.

4:00 PM Lilac Festival Parade.

Staying at the Bicycle Street Inn – dinner on own.

*Dinner from 6:30-8:30pm included at the Grand Hotel, open seating – guest choice of menu.

Day 5: Monday, June 15, 2020

A continental breakfast is included at the Bicycle Street Inn.

A full breakfast is included at the Grand Hotel – is guest choice of menu or buffet.

TBA Luggage out.

2:00 PM Ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City.

2:30 PM Depart for Thunder Bay Resort.

4:00 PM Arrive Thunder Bay Resort. This family run resort offers the beauty of Northern Michigan combined with a friendly staff to give you a matchless Northern Michigan experience.

This evening step back in time as you board a horse drawn carriage that takes you through over the Thunder Bay River and into the woods at Thunder Bay Resort. Enjoy the scenery, the smell of pine, and the ever-changing face of the Thunder Bay River as the horses make their way deep in the woods to the beautiful Elk Antler Log Cabin. A blazing fire in a massive split stone fireplace welcomes you. Wonderful aromas mix with the scent of hardwood smoke and emanate from two antique wood cook stoves in full view. This elegant cabin maintains its rustic appearance while providing every amenity. Warm yourself by the fire and savor the delicious aromas put forth by the twin antique wood cook stoves as culinary artist Spenser James and his staff prepare your gourmet meal. Throughout your dinner, sample five to seven wines from nearby Stoney Acres Winery as attentive servers see to your every need.

Your Gourmet Dinner Includes: Pear & Apple Crepe, Shrimp Cocktail, Jan’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Thunder Bay Sweet Napa Salad and Croissant, Crown Roast of Pork with Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, and White Chocolate Mousse Filled Pizzelles with Fresh Raspberries.

DAY 6: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A hot breakfast is included at the Clubhouse Grille.

8:30 AM Depart for Bay City (Lunch on own in the Bay City area).

1:00 PM Arrive the USS Edson, Bay City, MI. USS Edson (DD-946) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy, during the Vietnam Era. Initially she served in the Western Pacific/Far East, operating particularly in the Taiwan Strait and off the coast of Vietnam. Her exceptionally meritorious service in 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin was recognized with the first of three Navy Unit Commendations. During the following years she was shelled by North Vietnamese land forces, and apparently received friendly fire from the US Air Force. Following an onboard fire in 1974, Edson returned to the West Pacific and was later commended for her roles in the evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon. She was decommissioned in 1988, and the following year became a museum ship at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York. Returning to Navy lay-up in 2004, it was agreed in 2012 that she should again become a museum ship, at Bay City, Michigan.

2:30 PM Depart for Detroit

4:45 PM Arrive the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – is a former factory located within the Milwaukee Junction area of Detroit, Michigan. Built in 1904, it was the second center of automobile production for the Ford Motor Company, after the Ford Mack Avenue Plant. At the Piquette Avenue Plant, the company created and first produced the Ford Model T. It was also the first factory where more than 100 cars were assembled in one day.

A tour and dinner (catered by Slows BBQ) are included at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

7:15 PM Depart for Toledo, OH

8:30 PM Arrive Courtyard by Marriott Toledo

DAY 7: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel

Depart for home with wonderful memories to cherish!

Special Requests & Additional Information

SEATING PREFERENCE: If yes, please let us know your preference in the special requirements section on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours. Check out the seating chart to the left!!

We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure that members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.

ROOM PREFERENCE: We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.

RESERVATIONS:  To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation.  Deposit of $100 per person. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations within 60 days from departure will be subject to a $100 fee per person, plus cost for tickets, meals, hotels and other non-recoverable expenses.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Is available and recommended due to unforeseen circumstances that can arise and if they do, we want you to be protected BEFORE and DURING your tour. Travel Insurance 

BAGGAGE: One large suitcase, and one carry-on bag per person.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Thursday, June, 11, 2020
7 Days
10
$100.00
$100.00

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A $100.00 deposit is due at booking. Full payment must be received 60 days prior to the tour. You will need to call our reservationist at (518) 355-4500 to make the full payment.
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