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Deluxe Guided Vacations and Cruises Since 1989!
Mackinac Island and Bay City
Mackinac Island- Home of the World's Largest Porch (at the Grand Hotel)
Explore Bay City, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Spend 2 nights on Mackinac Island at the historic Lakeview Hotel. Because there are no automobiles on the island, we tour by horse drawn carriage. 

4 Day Package
Tour Dates: June 12 - 15, 2023
6 Meals Included


Go Back
Spend 2 nights on lovely Mackinac Island


Price Per Person:

$1595.00 Double Occupancy
$1495.00 Triple Occupancy
$1495.00 Quad Occupancy
$1945.00 Single Occupancy

Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities.

Activity Level:

Good mobility needed - stairs and prolonged standing - includes walking of longer distances potentially over some uneven landscapes - some shorter days with some longer days

Tour Highlights:

Exploring Bay City with a guided tour
Visiting the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
2 Nights on Mackinac Island at the Lakeview Hotel
Experiencing Mackinac Island by horse-drawn carriage
Feasting in the Grand Hotel buffet lunch
Home Pick up and Return
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager

Daily Itinerary:

Gathering Day- June 11
  • Travelers departing from IOWA and MINNESOTA, take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in the Chicagoland area. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own in the Chicagoland area for a complimentary ‘gathering overnight’; or choose to wait and join the group on September 12 from one of our identified Illinois, Wisconsin or Indiana pick-up locations
  • For those spending the gathering overnight at the Chicagoland hotel, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager
DAY 1- June 12
  • This morning, travelers departing from WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS & INDIANA join the tour
  • Sit back and enjoy scenic landscapes as we travel through Michigan to Bay City, a relaxed and welcoming waterfront town located near the base of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron
  • Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Bay City
  • Prior to turning in for the evening at the DoubleTree, we’ll enjoy dinner together- Doubletree Hotel - Bay City, MI (D)
DAY 2- June 13
  • Chosen as a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio is noted as an “oasis of architecture and inspiration”. With its “reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility” it is as unique as its creator. [https://www.abdow.org/]
  • Welcome aboard! We’ll cross the Straits of Mackinac aboard Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinac Island, known as the “Bermuda of the North”
  • We’ll delight in dinner together prior to turning in at the Lake View Hotel, our home-away-from-home for two nights. Take some time to enjoy the front porch rocking chairs. They are the perfect place to appreciate the view and people watch. Lakeview Hotel - Mackinac Island, MI (B, D)
DAY 3- June 14
  • Island history comes alive as we enjoy the clip-clopping of horses’ hooves on a guide-narrated horse-drawn carriage ride
  • An event in and of itself, our Grand Hotel Buffet lunch features “garden-fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow-roasted meats, seafood and a wide selection of fruits and fresh-baked desserts made daily.” [Tip: You may also want to enjoy an after-lunch rocking chair on the “world’s largest porch”]
  • Enjoy free time to explore at your leisure the simple pleasures the Island holds for you. [Tip: We’ve heard from past travelers that Mackinac Island’s signature sweet treat - fudge – in all its flavors - is very tasty!] Lakeview Hotel - Mackinac Island, MI (B, L)
DAY 4- June 15
  • As we start our journey home, sit back, relax and enjoy the passing views while sharing your trip highlights with your fellow travel mates
  • Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA, ILLINOIS and WISCONSIN, welcome back to your departure locations (B)  

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit: $200 per person plus additional premium for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Protection. 

Final Payment Due: April 28, 2023

Cancellation Policy: 120 days or more prior to departure: Admin Fee (25% of deposit) forfeited; 119- 75 days prior to departure: deposit forfeited; 74- 30 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited; 29 days or less: no refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is non refundable. Please read Protection terms: http://www.tripmate.com/wpTPD30

Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on April 1, 2021. At the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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