Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel
featuring the Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train
 8 Days • 12 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
From the excitement of the big city to the hushed silence of lakeside dunes and the gentle elegance of the Grand Hotel, explore Michigan's unique wonders, Canada’s scenic rail and journey to the heart of Henry Ford country.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 12 Meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners)
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Chicago, the “Windy City”
  • Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Visit the Music House Museum with its one-of-a-kind collection of rare antique musical instruments
  • Embark on a narrated rail excursion through scenic Agawa Canyon during autumn foliage time
  • 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
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Chicago to Michigan
Begin with a panoramic tour of downtown Chicago with a local guide. Leave the big city behind for charming Traverse City, Michigan, known for its sparkling beaches, unique shops and cherry orchards. (Dinner)
Day 2  Traverse City
Begin your day exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that was named for an Indian legend. These expansive golden dunes stretch for more than 35 miles along the twinkling blue waters of Lake Michigan. A local guide tells the history and lore of the area including the peninsula and lighthouse. You are treated to a one-of-a-kind collection of rare antique musical instruments and music-making machines, from 1870 through 1930 at the Music House Museum. Nickelodeons, music boxes, pipe organs and a Belgian dance organ come alive. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train
Today, cross the border into Canada to board the Algoma Central Railway for a spectacular train ride through scenic Agawa Canyon during autumn foliage time. This all-day adventure takes you past massive rock formations, through thick forests of maple and birch and over pristine streams and lakes as you wind your way to Agawa Canyon. Explore the Agawa River and its waterfalls on the valley floor before returning to Sault Ste. Marie. (Breakfast and lunch)
Day 4  Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel
A trip to Mackinac Island is a like a trip back in time. From its bluff cottages to its quaint horse-drawn carriages (no cars are allowed on the island), this peaceful resort island offers a glimpse into life during a simpler and more genteel era. Upon arrival, tour the Island via horse-drawn carriage and 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, built in 1897, and our home for the next two nights. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 5  Explore Mackinac Island
You will have the entire day at leisure on Mackinac Island. Browse the many shops, visit historic Fort Mackinac or rent bikes and peddle 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 enjoy afternoon tea. Don’t forget to sample the 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 6  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 7  Ford Rouge River Factory Tour and The Henry Ford
This morning, 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 8  Journey Home
This morning, make your way home with fond memories of your Michigan autumn adventure. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1  Country Inn, Traverse City, Michigan
Days 2-3  Holiday Inn Express, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Days 4-5  Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Days 6-7  DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan
 

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