Holland Tulip Festival
And Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel
 7 Days • 10 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
Spring is in the air and so are a plethora of colorful tulips surrounding the famous 240-year old “De Zwaan” windmill. Step back in time as you travel by horse-drawn carriage around Mackinac Island. Sample fudge, visit a candle-making shop, and so much more!

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 10 Meals (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Chicago, the "Windy City"
  • Attend the annual Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan, steeped in the area's rich Dutch heritage
  • Visit Veldheer-DeKlomp Tulip Gardens, ablaze with acres of brilliant color in a Dutch setting
  • Attend the Dutch Musiekparade (Music Parade) featuring local and national marching bands, floats and Dutch Dancers
  • Spend 2 nights at the Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Mackinac Island
  • Explore the charm of a bygone era on Mackinac Island and learn of its history during a private lecture with a local historian
  • Tour Mackinac Island via a horse-drawn carriage en route to the hotel
  • Take the River Rouge Ford Factory Tour to see the F150 pickup truck being built
  • Have the choice of visiting either the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • $35 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Chicago Sightseeing and Travel to Michigan
Begin with a panoramic tour of downtown Chicago with a local guide. Later, depart for Michigan and arrive in Holland at the height of their annual Tulip Festival. Visit Veldheer-DeKlomp Tulip Gardens, Holland’s only tulip farm ablaze with acres of tulips in brilliant color in a Dutch setting of windmills, drawbridges and canals. You may also wish to shop for Delftware, the famous Dutch pottery or be fitted for a pair of wooden shoes. (Dinner)
Day 2  Holland Tulip Festival
This morning, return to Holland and visit famous Windmill Island to see “De Zwaan,” a 240-year-old working windmill. Also visit a miniature Netherlands Village, a candle-making shop and an antique carousel with hand carved wooden horses and beautiful paintings. You will have time available to explore Holland on your own. This afternoon you have reserved seating at the Muziekparade (Music Parade), where local and national marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, Dutch dancers and more participate to the delight of young and old alike. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Arrive on Mackinac Island
Today, ferry to Mackinac Island, a picturesque spot in Lake Huron that still preserves the charm of a bygone era. No automobiles are permitted and nothing intrudes on the serenity and natural beauty of the Island. Upon arrival, tour via horse-drawn carriage. Take a step back in time as you enjoy the atmosphere of this unique treasure. At the end of the tour, the carriage brings you to the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel. The world’s largest summer hotel, it was built in 1897 and is your home for the next two nights. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4  Explore Mackinac Island and Private Lecture
You will have the entire day at leisure on Mackinac Island. Browse the many shops, visit historic Fort Mackinac or rent bikes and pedal along the coast of Lake Huron. “The Grand” is a venerable island institution and the perfect place to enjoy a stroll in the beautifully landscaped gardens or afternoon tea. Don’t forget to sample some world-famous Mackinac Island fudge! During the day enjoy a private lecture with a local historian to learn the history of the island. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 5  Traveling in The Great Lakes State
Leave Mackinac Island today and travel through the Great Lakes State. Michigan has the unique distinction of being surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. Your destination is Dearborn, the heartland of the Ford Motor Company. (Breakfast)
Day 6  Ford Rouge River Factory Tour and The Henry Ford
This morning, you go behind the scenes at the world’s largest automotive complex as you watch the Ford F150 pickup truck being built on a Ford Motor Company factory tour. This afternoon you have the choice of visiting the Henry Ford Museum, often called “the attic” or Greenfield Village, also known as “America’s Hometown.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 7  Journey Home
This morning, make your way home with fond memories of your Michigan adventure. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1-2  Doubletree Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Days 3-4  Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Days 5-6  DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan
 

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Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Status
May 10, 2019 $2,259 add $819 Available
May 8, 2020 $2,339 add $869 Available
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