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MACKINAC ISLAND LILAC FESTIVAL: JUNE 13-19, 2019

MACKINAC ISLAND GRAND HOTEL

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights lodging
    • 1 night at the Lakeside Resort & Conference Center, Houghton Lake, MI
    • 2 nights at the Bicycle Street Inn, Mackinac Island or GRAND HOTEL*
    • 1 nights at Thunder Bay Resort, Hillman, MI
    • 2 nights in Toledo, OH
  • 11 Meals
    • 6 breakfasts
    • Lunch at Castle Farms
    • Lunch at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
    • Lunch at the Bavarian Inn
    • Dinner and The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute at Lakeside Resort & Conference Center
    • Elk Viewing Carriage Ride and Gourmet dinner at Thunder Bay Resort
    • 2 additional dinners included with the GRAND HOTEL*, total of 13 meals
  • Admission to the Henry Ford Museum
  • Admission to the Rouge Factory Tour
  • Ferry to and from Mackinac Island
  • Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
  • All day tour of Charlevoix plus tour of Castle Farms
  • Tour across the Mackinac Bridge
  • Tour of Frankenmuth

Note: Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcomed.

Prices

Package Price per Person:
PRICE staying at the Bicycle Street Inn: $1399 per person double, Single $1855, Triple $1322 per person

PRICE staying at the GRAND HOTEL*: $1749 per person double, Single $2319, Triple $1649 per person

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Overnight in Toledo Ohio

Day 2: Friday, June 14, 2019

Enjoy a hot breakfast before departing for Dearborn, Michigan

Upon arrival our group will take part in the Rouge Factory tour, a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and Legacy Gallery.  Then at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation – explore its many exhibits.

Lunch on own today, before departing for Clare, 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 Lakeside Resort for check in and a buffet dinner and evening entertainment.  Enjoy the show, The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute.  This show replicates the songs and styles made famous by the Canadian balladeer who wrote about the woods and the water, sailing ships, broken hearts and lost loves.

Day 3: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Following breakfast at your resort, depart with your guide for Charlevoix and the beautiful Castle Farms. Enjoy a tram tour through the gardens and lunch at Castle Farm, followed by a walking tour through buildings that showcase the grandeur of the French Chateaux styled buildings. Then, depart for a 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.

Depart for Mackinaw City.

Meet your guide for a fascinating ride across the Mighty Mac.  At one time this was the longest suspension bridge in the world.  Hear the dramatic tales of the brave iron workers who built this massive structure.  Your guide will provide more than hearsay – in many cases these are eyewitness accounts of local history.

Ferry from St. Ignace 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.

Evening is free to explore the island at your leisure

Accommodations for the next two nights are at the Bicycle Street Inn along Main Street, on the Island.

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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, 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 at the Grand Hotel for their famous Lunch Buffet.  Then, after lunch we will depart for 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!  This aroma you smell, 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, guest staying at the Grand Hotel will return for an evening of entertainment, fine dining, dancing, and a restful night.  Since every evening at Grand Hotel is a special occasion after 6:30pm a dress guide is required.

Day 5: Monday, June 17, 2019

After Breakfast at your hotel, our group will gather for the ferry back to the mainland to meet our coach and depart for 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 6: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Following breakfast, depart for Frankenmuth, Michigan – Upon arrival enjoy a tour of this charming little village of Frankenmuth.  A stop will be made at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store, a fascinating year-round attraction. Then on to downtown Frankenmuth to explore the many shops along Main Street and enjoy a 3-piece chicken lunch included at the Bavarian Inn. 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 Toledo for our last overnight stay.

DAY 7: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Following breakfast, depart for home.

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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