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Holland Tulip Festival | May 5, 2022
Featuring Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel
 8 Days • 11 Meals

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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 visit the heart of the Ford Motor Company at The Henry Ford Museum.

  • 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend one night in Chicago with a guided sightseeing tour
  • Attend the annual Tulip Festival in Holland, steeped in the area’s rich Dutch heritage
  • Spend two 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
  • River Rouge Ford Factory Tour and see the F150 pickup truck being built
  • Have the choice of visiting either The Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

Day 1  Arrive in Chicago
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, you’ll begin the day 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. You’ll 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, 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 as well as an antique Amsterdam street organ. You will have time available to explore Holland on your own to visit the Artisan Market and the Posthouse Museum which is an exact replica of a 14th-century wayside Inn. Meal: B
Day 4  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 horse­drawn 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
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
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
Day 7  Ford River Rouge Factory Tour and The Henry Ford Museum
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. Meals: B, D
Day 8   Journey Home
Your journey ends with a group transfer to Detroit Metropolitan Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. or Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for flights after out 5:00 p.m. Meal: B

Days 1  Embassy Suites, Chicago, Illinois
Days 2 & 3  DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Days 4 & 5  Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Days 6 & 7  DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan


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