MACKINAC ISLAND GRAND HOTEL
6 Night of accommodations includes 2-nights at THE GRAND HOTEL, 6 Breakfast, 4 Dinners includes a Gourmet Dinner at Thunder Bay Resort in the Elk Antler’s Cabin with wine samples, Lunch at Castle Farms, 2019 Lilac Festival Parade, All touring and admissions as stated in the itinerary
Note: Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcomed.
Package Price per Person: Single $TBA | Double $TBA | Triple $TBA | Quad $TBA
Day 1: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Overnight in Toledo Ohio
Day 2: Friday, June 14, 2019
Following breakfast, depart for Frankenmuth, Michigan – A stop will be made at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Then on to downtown Frankenmuth to explore the many shops along Main Street and enjoy lunch (on own) in one of their many restaurants. Time to view the 50 foot Glockenspiel Tower, a magnificent 35-bell carillon and beautiful figurines depicting the legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln.
Depart for Mio, MI for a rest stop at Our Lady of the Woods Shrine. Take a moment to walk through the gardens on their beautifully landscaped grounds before continuing to Thunder Bay Resort.
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 ride to 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 to this elegant yet rustic cabin while providing every amenity. Savor the delicious aromas put forth by the twin antique wood cook stoves as culinary artist prepare your gourmet meal. Throughout your dinner, sample wines from nearby Stoney Acres Winery as attentive servers see to your every need.
Day 3: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Depart for Mackinaw City following breakfast.
Ferry to Mackinac Island – As you step upon the island you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Horse drawn vehicles are the only means of transportation on the Island.
Enjoy a 2-night stay on Mackinac Island at the lovely Grand Hotel, America’s summer hotel with the world’s longest front porch, the bucket list destination for many. After arriving at the hotel by horse and carriage, you will dress for dinner, enjoy nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra and sitting in rocking chairs on the longest front porch, with views of the Straits of Mackinac.
Day 4: Sunday, June 16, 2017
Following a leisurely breakfast at The Grand Hotel, board a horse drawn 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 downtown Mackinac Island for the 2019 Lilac Festival Parade. You’ll enjoy the festivities and all the quaint little shops and especially the fudge shop! The aroma you are smelling could be the lilacs or the fudge or the local transportation, the only in town are the horse drawn vehicles!
After a full day exploring the island, return to The Grand Hotel for dining, dancing, and a restful night.
Day 5: Monday, June 17, 2019
Following breakfast at The Grand Hotel, we’ll board the ferry to the Mainland where our coach is waiting our arrival. Depart for Charlevoix and the beautiful Castle Farms. Lunch is included at Castle Farm followed by a walking tour through buildings that showcase the grandeur of the French Chateaux styled buildings. The afternoon allows time to explore the unique shops of Charlevoix or to walk along its scenic harbor front before continuing on to Houghton Lake, MI.
Tour of this lovely city Charlevoix with your local guide. Highlight of your tour are these unique, “mushroom houses” dating from 1921 to 1950’s, built out of native stone and sport cedar shake roofs.
Check in at your hotel with a buffet dinner included and evening entertainment TBA
DAY 6: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Enjoy a hot breakfast before departing for Dearborn, Michigan
Rest stop at Cops and Doughnuts, a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan. All nine members of the Clare Police Department came to the rescue to save this historic business. Dubbed “Cops and Doughnuts,” the business boasts handmade confections. Coffee & a doughnut is included.
Arrive at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation – during your visit you’ll discover America—its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit—and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it.
Depart for Toledo for our last overnight stay.
DAY 7: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Depart for home.
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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