There is a lot to see in the State of Michigan. Join us on this tour to experience beautiful unspoiled nature, unique communities rich in culture, and historic National treasures like the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the world-famous Henry Ford Museum - America's "Greatest History Attraction".
Gilmore Car Museum
Dune Buggy Ride at Silver Lake
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
Tour of Mackinac Island
Old Fort Mackinac
Free Time on Mackinac Island
Lunch Buffet at the Grand Hotel
Free Time in Frankenmuth, MI
Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI
Henry Ford Museum
11 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Day 1 & 2
As we travel to Michigan, our first night will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Westlake, OH. On our second day of travel we will make our way to the Gilmore Car Museum. This museum is rated one of the top ten in the nation with more than 140 restored antique automobiles on display, tracing the significant technical developments in automotive
transportation. Vehicles range in age from an 1899 Locomobile to the classic Duesenberg or the elusive Tucker '48, and from the Model T to the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. Our lodging and dinner this evening will be at the Holiday Inn in Spring Lake, MI.
A busy day is in store today as we travel along Michigan's beautiful western shore. First up is Silver Lake Dunes in Mears, MI. Here we will take a dune buggy ride across the Sahara-like dunes created by the Ice Age that formed the Great Lakes. Next, we will drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive through Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore with spectacular overlooks of Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Stops will be made along the way to allow for photo opportunities. Then we'll continue to our lodging in Traverse City, MI.B
The highlight of the tour is today - Mackinac Island. Our visit will begin with a tour of the island. Automobiles are not permitted; therefore, our sightseeing will be by horse drawn carriages. Many ravines, natural bridges, and strange rock formations will be seen. We will also visit Old Fort Mackinac, sitting high on a bluff above the harbor, and dating from 1780. Following our tour, we will check-in at the Lake View Hotel, our lodging for the night that is brimming with Victorian charm, 19th-century architecture, and modern amenities. Conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Mackinac Island, the hotel is casual and carefree, boasting an island-style atmosphere. It is just steps from the island's best entertainment, shopping, and dining.CB
Today is free to enjoy the views from the porch of the hotel, stroll the shops of Market Street, or walk some of the
island's endless nature trails. A lunch buffet will be enjoyed at the luxurious Grand Hotel before we take the ferry back to the mainland. Our lodging this evening is at the Breakers Resort in St. Ignace, MI. Please be aware that Breakers Resort does not have an elevator.
Before departing the area we will visit another attraction of historical significance to the region, Fort Michilimackinac. Constructed in 1715 by French soldiers and fur traders, this tiny walled community served as an important commercial depot and strategic military post for more than sixty years. This afternoon we will arrive in the charming village of Frankenmuth, MI where you'll have free time to explore on your own before checking-in to the Bavarian Inn Lodge.CB, D
Our destination today is Dearborn, MI where you will visit historic Greenfield Village, a collection of nearly 100 historic buildings on a 200-acre site that was established in 1933 by industrialist Henry Ford. Included is an all-day ride pass that allows you to hop onboard the steam train, travel in a horse-drawn Omnibus, ride the carousel or take a ride in a Model T. Also, visit the Henry Ford Museum which contains a multitude of artifacts, inventions, and mementos of American society, as well as an excellent exhibit on "The Automobile in American Life." Our lodging this evening will be at the Hampton Inn in Westlake, OH.
Our arrival home is scheduled for late afternoon.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 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. 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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