Mackinac Island & Grand Hotel 2023
Featuring the Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train
 8 Days • 12 Meals
Motorcoach Holiday
Relax and enjoy the carefree lifestyle of Mackinac Island in Autumn. Ride the Algoma Central Railway into scenic Agawa Canyon, visit the heart of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn and spend two nights at Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of Michigan.

 Highlights
  • 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Free round trip airport transfers
  • 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
  • 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

 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. Meal: D
Day 2  Traverse City
Begin at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore whose golden dunes stretch along the blue waters of Lake Michigan. Hear the history and lore of the area from a local guide. See the collection of rare antique musical instruments and music-making machines at the Music House Museum. Nickelodeons, music boxes, pipe organs and a Belgian dance organ come alive. Meal: B
Day 3  Agawa Canyon Autumn Foliage Train
Cross into Canada for a train ride through scenic Agawa Canyon. This all-day adventure takes you past massive rock formations, through thick forests of maple and birch and over pristine streams. Explore the Agawa River and its waterfalls on the valley floor before returning to Sault Ste. Marie. Meals: B, Box Lunch
Day 4  Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel
A trip to Mackinac Island is a like a trip back in time as this peaceful resort island offers a glimpse into life during a simpler and more genteel era. A horse-drawn carriage greets you for a tour en route 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. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Explore Mackinac Island
You will have the entire day at leisure to browse the shops or rent bikes to peddle along Lake Huron. “The Grand” is 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. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Traveling The Great Lakes State
Leave Mackinac Island and travel through the Great Lakes State to Dearborn, the home of the Ford Motor Company. Meal: B
Day 7  Ford Rouge River Factory Tour & The Henry Ford
Go behind the scenes to see the Ford F150 pickup truck being built. Later you can choose to visit the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village followed by a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Journey Home
Make your way home with fond memories of your Michigan autumn adventure. Meal: B

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

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room
September 16, 2023 Request a Quote $2,999 + $1,499
September 21, 2023 Request a Quote $2,999 + $1,499
September 29, 2023 Request a Quote $2,999 + $1,499
October 5, 2023 Request a Quote $2,999 + $1,499
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NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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