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Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island sits in Lake Huron, between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. In June of each year, the first and largest summer event on the island, The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, attracts thousands of visitors for this 10-day celebration. Event festivities include nature tours, walking tours with a lilac expert, art shows, numerous concerts, free admission to the Mackinac Art Museum, and so much more.

  • Escorted

  • Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island

  • Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum

  • Fort Mackinac

  • Arch Rock

  • Lunch at the Grand Hotel

  • Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

  • Free Time at Frankenmuth River Place Shops

  • Frankenmuth Highlights Tour

  • 10 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Walking

Day 1

Pennsylvania springtime panorama will provide the sights as we travel westward. With stops for rest & lunch, we'll arrive to our lodging for the evening in Maumee, OH. Dinner this evening will be included at a local restaurant.


Day 2

After an early breakfast, we travel into Michigan with arrival in Mackinaw City by mid-afternoon. After lunch on your own we will board a ferry that will take us to Mackinac Island to enjoy the Lilac Festival and a 2-night stay. Celebrating Mackinac's lilac collection began in 1949, with the idea to bring people to the island to enjoy the lovely lilacs that fragrance the island in June. With a full schedule, this event has now blossomed into a 10-day festival. Later we will check-in to the newest hotel on the island, Bicycle Street Inn & Suites. After an included dinner, the remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy how you wish.


Day 3

This morning, after a continental breakfast, we will enjoy a narrated, 2-horse-drawn carriage tour of the Island. Enjoy the history, views, and beauty of the island as we ride through the downtown area. After a brief stop at Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum, we will enjoy a 3-horse-drawn, narrated carriage ride through Mackinac State Park, making a stop at Arch Rock. Mackinac State Park was once America's 2nd National Park, second only to Yellowstone. After a visit to Fort Mackinac, we will be transported by carriage taxi to our included lunch at the Grand Hotel, home to the world's longest porch. Take in the beautiful views including the hotel's many American Flags, signature red Geraniums, and glistening Lake Huron. The remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure to enjoy the island. Dinner will be on your own this evening.


Day 4

After breakfast we will check-out and board the ferry back to Mackinaw City. Once back on land, we will depart for Frankenmuth, MI, known for its Bavarian-style architecture. This afternoon you will have time to browse the world's largest Christmas store, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. After checking-in to the Bavarian Inn Lodge, we will enjoy a delightful evening with light entertainment and delicious cuisine.


Day 5

This morning, after breakfast, a step-on guide will show us the highlights of Frankenmuth. After free time for lunch and shopping on your own, we will depart for Westlake, OH, the location of our lodging for this evening. Dinner this evening will be included at a local restaurant.

B, D

Day 6

After breakfast, we'll check-out and depart for home. With stops for lunch and rest, arrival home is scheduled for early evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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