Holland Tulip Festival
And Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel
 8 Days • 11 Meals
Air Holiday
Feel like you've landed in Europe with the beauty of Holland and the Dutch culture all around. Relax in the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, The Grand Hotel, and so much more!

 Highlights
  • 11 Meals (7 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 1 night in Downtown Chicago with a guided sightseeing tour of 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
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Chicago
Chicago is America’s third largest city and boasts a friendly, Midwest atmosphere. You may wish to arrive early and visit one of Chicago’s great museums or stroll along the “Magnificent Mile.” Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for suggestions on dining this evening.
Day 2  Chicago Sightseeing and Travel to Michigan
After breakfast, we begin with a panoramic tour of downtown Chicago with a local guide. Later, we depart for Michigan and arrive in Holland at the height of their annual Tulip Festival. We 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. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Holland Tulip Festival
This morning we return to Holland and visit famous Windmill Island to see “De Zwaan,” a 240-year-old working windmill. We 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 we 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. Meal: B
Day 4  Arrive on Mackinac Island
Today we 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, we 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 us to the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, The Grand Hotel. The world’s largest summer hotel, it was built in 1897 and is our home for the next two nights. Meal: B, D
Day 5  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. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Traveling in The Great Lakes State
We 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. Our destination is Dearborn, the heartland of the Ford Motor Company. Meal: B
Day 7  Ford River Rouge Factory Tour and The Henry Ford Museum
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. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Journey Home
Our journey ends with a group transfer to Detroit Metropolitan Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. or Chicago Airport for flights after 5:00 p.m. Meals: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL
Days 2-3  Doubletree Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Days 4-5  The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Days 6  DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan
 

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May 9, 2019 Request a Quote $2,459 add $999 Guaranteed
May 7, 2020 Request a Quote $2,569 add $1,059 Available
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Chicago is $299 and in Detroit is $169, tax included.

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