Relax at Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Mackinac Island, and visit the heart of the Ford Motor Company at The Henry Ford Museum.
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. Meal: D
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 Quality Car Wash
Volksparade (people’s parade), where locals scrub the streets
clean for the marching bands and community floats that follow
once the streets pass inspection. Meal: B
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. Meals: B, D
4 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 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!
Meals: B, D
5 Traveling 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. Meal: B
6 Ford Rouge River Factory Tour & 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 or Greenfield Village. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: B, D
7 Journey Home
This morning, make your way home with fond memories of your Michigan adventure. Meal: B