Come to beautiful Mackinac Island, the “Bermuda of the North.” Take a step back “somewhere in time,” to an island where no motorized vehicles are allowed, only horse drawn carriages and bicycles. Savor the aroma of world famous Mackinac Island fudge, enjoy a carriage tour of the island, and view this intriguing place steeped in history and memories.
Day 1 – Frankenmuth, Michigan – Today, we travel to the quaint community of Frankenmuth, where we overnight.
Day 2 – Mackinac Island, Michigan – After an included breakfast, we drive to St. Ignace, Michigan, where we board the ferry that takes us to Mackinac Island. The island is rich in history and full of natural beauty and we will spend the next two nights in this charming place. The clip-clop of the horses’ hooves is a pleasant sound in this quiet relaxing place that has no motorized vehicles.
Day 3 – Carriage Ride – Lunch at Grand Hotel – We begin our day with a horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island. We stop at the Grand Hotel, where the hotel’s 700-foot veranda leads us into an enormous lobby decorated with priceless works of art. We have included their delicious luncheon buffet spread over ten tables of mouth-watering delights. After lunch, the rest of the day will be free to roam through the downtown shops or maybe rent a bicycle for a ride around the island.
Day 4 – Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland – This morning, we have some leisure time to browse for that last souvenir before heading to the ferry, where we cross back to the mainland. Our ferry takes us to St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where we will have the pleasure of driving back across the famous Mighty Mac Bridge that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula. In Frankenmuth, Michigan, we’ll visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, before checking into our hotel.
Day 5 – Homeward Bound – After an included breakfast, we begin our journey home with many memories of the natural beauty of Mackinac Island.
Meals: 2B, 1L