When: May 1 – 7
Length: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:00 A.M., Hbg E 7:45 A.M., Hbg W 8:00 A.M., York 6:30 A.M.
Day 1: We are off to one of America’s most colorful spring festivals, the Holland Tulip Festival. We have combined this popular festival with a visit to magnificent Mackinac Island on a new tour that explores the many attractions of the great state of Michigan. We travel to Dearborn, MI, today, our home for the evening. Dinner is included tonight. (D)
Day 2: Rise and shine, have breakfast and then travel through the unique adventure of 300 years of American history captured within 254 acres of indoor and outdoor historical exhibits and shops at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Founded by Henry Ford in 1929, the museum and village depict the sweeping changes that transformed America into a dynamic industrial society. The museum experience is complemented by a variety of historic structures, an operating saw mill, a pottery shop, glassmaking plant, steam-powered print shop and more. We continue to the charming Bavarian-like town of Frankenmuth, where we enjoy a delicious dinner. (D)
Day 3: The morning is free to explore Frankenmuth, known for its famous Christmas store, before we continue to Mackinac Island aboard the ferry and the luxurious Island House for two memorable nights. Following a delicious dinner, enjoy free time strolling along the enchanting village streets. (D)
Day 4: We’ve included breakfast and a captivating guided tour of the island and Fort Mackinac on a horse-drawn carriage. The magic continues as we enjoy the famous buffet lunch at the Grand Hotel. The bountiful buffet extends over 100 feet in length! Your afternoon is free to explore the shops and relax on the Island House porch with a favorite cocktail before dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 5: We depart Mackinac Island this morning and travel to Holland and enjoy the activities of the Tulip Time Festival, a celebration of our Dutch Heritage and the blooming of millions of tulips. We view the popular Tulip Parade, enjoying the floats and bands. Later we tour Veldheer Tulip Gardens to see over 2 million tulips in bloom. Dinner is included tonight along with an entertaining show. (B, D)
Day 6: We return to Holland to spend time at quaint Windmill Island, an authentic reproduction of a Dutch town with a lifestyle of 100 years ago. We later embark on an exciting dune buggy ride along the shores of Lake Saugatuck. We return to the Dearborn area but first relax over an included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (D)
Day 7: We begin our journey home filled with the memories of the beauty of spring, the Holland tulips and the charms of Mackinac Island. We return home early evening.
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,900
Caper Coupon: $19.00
Price includes: 6 nights accommodations, 6 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 luncheon buffet at the Grand Hotel, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, Round-trip ferry and taxi to Mackinac Island, Carriage tour of Mackinac Island, Tulip Parade tickets, Veldheer Tulip Gardens, Show in Holland, Windmill Island, Dune Buggy Ride and deluxe motorcoach transportation.