The beautiful states of Wisconsin and Michigan are filled with diverse natural, man-made and cultural offerings. Our tour highlights them all ... Shaped by the currents and curves of the Wisconsin River, the Wisconsin Dells have been a favorite family vacation destination for more than 150 years.
A cruise on the Dells is a scenic wonder. Every day is timeless on Mackinac Island which is suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time where you will relive the simple pleasures of life. The Horse-drawn Carriage Tour at Thunder Bay Resort in Michigan will give you the chance to experience Northern Elk in their natural habitat. This tour is a feast for the eyes; bring your camera to capture all the scenic beauty.
Guided Tour of Notre Dame Campus
Swiss Village of New Glarus
National Mustard Museum
House on the Rock
Boat Cruise on the Upper Dells
Old Fort Mackinac
Lunch Buffet at the Grand Hotel
Free Time on Mackinac Island
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Tour of Old Preque Isle Lighthouse & New Presque Isle Lighthouse
Overnight at Thunder Bay Resort
Horse-drawn Carriage Tour of the Elk Preserve
5 Course Gourmet Dinner at Elk Antler Log Cabin
Toledo Art & Glass Museum
12 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Days 1 & 2
Our westward route through Pennsylvania's mountains will lead us to our lodging for the evening at the Hampton Inn, Westlake, Ohio.
Our highlight on day 2 will be a guided tour of the Notre Dame campus. Our lodging for this evening will be at the Springhill Suites in Schaumburg, Illinois.
This morning's travel will bring us to Monroe, Wisconsin - the Swiss cheese capital of the hemisphere. Here you can shop for snacks and gifts before we travel on to the Swiss village of New Glarus for more free time. (You may want to bring along a cooler bag for your cheese purchases.) A tour of the National Mustard Museum will be included before checking-in to our hotel at the Hampton Inn Madison East.B
Our morning highlight will be the House on the Rock. This extraordinary multilevel home stands atop a chimney-like rock 450 feet above the Wyoming Valley. The house is a modern architectural wonderland with several pools of running water, six massive fireplaces and one entire wall of windows jutting out over the valley below; trees grow from the foundation through the roof. This afternoon we will travel to the Wisconsin Dells where we will be treated to a boat cruise of the Upper Dells. After checking-in to our lodging at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites Wisconsin Dells for the evening, we can look forward to some special entertainment tonight.CB, D
A scenic Lake Michigan coastal route will guide us to our lodging for the next two nights in St. Ignace, Michigan. On Michigan's Upper Peninsula, three of the world's largest freshwater lakes form the shoreline.B
An early morning ferry ride will provide a full day of sightseeing on charming Mackinac Island. Since automobiles are not permitted on the island, our sightseeing tour will be by horse-drawn carriage. Many ravines, natural bridges and strange rock formations may be found. Old Fort Mackinac, high on a bluff above the harbor, dates from 1780 and is preserved as a museum. A special treat will be a delicious buffet lunch at the historic Mackinac Grand Hotel. The afternoon will be at your leisure to stroll the shops along Huron Street or walk some of the endless nature trails on the island before we ferry back to St. Ignace for the evening.CB, L
Our tour leads us today to visit two lighthouses. Old Presque Isle Lighthouse built in 1840 which operated until 1871 when the keepers moved to the New Presque Isle Lighthouse, which is the tallest lighthouse tower accessible by the public on the Great Lakes. Later, visit the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Here we will experience the maritime history, shipwrecks and archaeology of the Great Lakes. Also, we will see a full size replica of a wooden Great Lakes schooner and shipwreck where visitors can walk the decks, feel a Great Lakes storm and touch the massive timers of the boat resting on the lake bottom without getting wet! We will then travel to our overnight accommodations at Thunder Bay Resort. This evening we will have a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour of the Elk Preserve followed by a five course gourmet dinner at Elk Antler Log Cabin.CB, D
We will begin our journey home with a stop at the Toledo Art & Glass Museums. Lodging tonight will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Maumee, OH.
Saturday, our travels will bring us home by early evening.CB
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 can not 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. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
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. www.perkiomentours.com.
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.
|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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