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Lake Michigan Circle Tour

Departs: 9/30/2018 Returns: 10/7/2018

featuring Mackinac Island & Wisconsin's Door County

8 Days | All Transportation Included

Experience the beauty of Lake Michigan while visiting scenic locales in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Chicago
Our tour begins with a flight to Chicago, Illinois. We have overnight accommodations near the O’Hare airport.

Day 2 : Lambeau Field & Fish Boil
We travel through the scenic Wisconsin countryside to Green Bay and visit storied Lambeau Field, home of Green Bay’s football team! Experience the rich history of railroads in America at the National Railroad Museum through a series of fascinating displays and actual railroad cars including the Big Boy and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s command car. We continue to picturesque Door County for two nights in Sturgeon Bay. We are guests this evening at a fish boil, a tradition of Door County’s Scandinavian settlers. The catch of the day, fresh Whitefish from Lake Michigan, is prepared with potatoes and onions over an open fire as we watch! B,D

Day 3 : Door County
Enjoy a full day discovering Wisconsin's Door County, the Cape Cod of the Midwest. Door County has more miles of shoreline, more lighthouses and more state parks than any other county in the United States. Wave battered cliffs, sun kissed beaches, wooded retreats, quaint farms and lush orchards await us. We travel into Peninsula State Park to tour the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, visit a local winery and enjoy leisure time to explore the charming waterfront community of Fish Creek. Located along Sturgeon Bay's busy waterfront, the Door County Maritime Museum highlights the area's intriguing maritime roots. We explore the unique exhibits and learn about the rich shipping and fishing industries of the area. CB

Day 4 : Mackinac Island
This morning we depart Sturgeon Bay and travel through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our route passes through evergreen and hardwood forests and along portions of Lake Michigan’s
scenic shoreline. Soon we approach the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here we drive across the Mackinac Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. The bridge was opened in 1957 and connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. At the southern end of the bridge is Mackinaw City where we board a high-speed ferry for our crossing to Mackinac Island. This charming island is three miles long, two miles wide and transportation on the island is limited to carriage, bike, horse or foot! Our accommodations are at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, on Mackinac Island. CB

Day 5 : Tour by Carriage
We depart our hotel this morning in horse drawn carriages for a tour of the island. The island's Victorian architecture recalls a time of days gone by. Our carriage tour ends at the elegant Grand Hotel, where our lunch is the hotel’s sumptuous Grand Buffet! This succulent feast includes garden fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow roasted meats, seafood and more than 20 varieties of fresh baked pastries. After lunch, there is time to unwind and enjoy the marvelous views of the Straits of Mackinac from the rocking chairs on the 660 foot porch. You may also browse several interesting areas of the hotel that are open to the public. The afternoon is free to relax, sightsee on our own or visit historic sites. You may choose to visit Fort Mackinac where costumed guides, memorabilia and original buildings recall military life during the War of 1812. Tonight we enjoy our second evening on the island. B,L

Day 6 : Traverse City
Begin the day with a tasty breakfast buffet on Mackinac Island before we return to the mainland by ferry. We board our motorcoach in Mackinaw City and continue towards the scenic shoreline and picturesque towns along Lake Michigan’s eastern lakefront. Enjoy time in beautiful Traverse City. Step back in time at the Music House Museum where a unique collection of rare antique musical instruments includes nickelodeons, music boxes and pipe organs. We continue to Grand Rapids for a relaxing evening. B

Day 7 : Chicago
Following our included breakfast we head south towards the "Windy City." A relaxing drive brings us to Navy Pier in the
heart of Chicago’s lakefront. There is time for lunch on the pier before a local guide joins us to view many of Chicago’s famous landmarks. After settling into our hotel, we enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 8 : Fly Home
We fly home from Chicago, long remembering our adventures in the Upper Midwest.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

9 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Traditional Door County fish boil
• Grand Lunch Buffet at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O’Hare
2 nights at the Bridgeport Resort in Sturgeon Bay, WI
2 nights at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island
1 night at the Drury Inn & Suites in Grand Rapids

Attractions & Highlights
• Green Bay
• Lambeau Field
• National Railroad Museum
• Peninsula State Park
• Eagle Bluff Lighthouse tour
• Door County
• Fish Creek
• Maritime Museum
• Ferry to/from Mackinac Island
• Lake Michigan scenery
• Mackinac Island carriage tour
• Music House Museum
• Navy Pier
• Chicago guided city tour

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $2399
Airport - Triple $2299
Airport - Quad $2199
Airport - Single $3099

Final Payment Date: 8/2/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at using the keywords Secure Flight.






Little Rock, Fayetteville


Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco





District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach






Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities


Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend


Des Moines, Cedar Rapids




Louisville, Lexington


New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport






Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw


Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester


Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi


St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson


Billings, Bozeman, Missoula


Omaha, Lincoln


Las Vegas

New Jersey


New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks


Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Oklahoma City, Tulsa




Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City


Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis


Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio


Salt Lake City


Norfolk, Richmond


Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia



Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.


Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations


PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.


Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.


You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.


You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:24319112 | Tour Code: MWLM0930181
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