Lake Michigan Circle Tour (7-Day)

7 day motorcoach tour

Experience the beauty of Lake Michigan and scenic locales in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois including two nights on Mackinac Island. Begin with a tour of Lambeau Field and the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Next we arrive in Door County, the Cape Cod of the Midwest, for a classic Wisconsin fish boil, a tour of the famous Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park, and more. Travel through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for two nights in delightful Mackinac Island. Explore this one-of-a-kind destination by horse-drawn carriage and enjoy free time at leisure. Complete the circle around Lake Michigan back in Chicago for a tour of the Windy City before we return home.

Hosted By: Dion Cheney

Evening Anchor

KEYC TV

View Biography

Tour Highlights
  • All taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
Request a Call
Call to Book 1-800-826-2266

Share this Trip:

Day 1 : Lambeau Field & Fish Boil

We begin the journey traveling by motorcoach through scenic Wisconsin countryside to Green Bay for a tour of 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.

This evening we are guests 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!

L,D.

Day 2 : 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.

Travel into Peninsula State Park to tour the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and view the beautiful woodland and scenic shoreline within the park.

We travel into Peninsula State Park to tour the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and view the beautiful woodland and scenic shoreline within the park.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore the charming waterfront community of Fish Creek, and afterward, visit Door Peninsula Winery for a true taste of Door County.

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.

B.

Day 3 : Mackinac Island

This morning we depart Sturgeon Bay and travel through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our route passes through evergreen forests, 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 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 by two miles wide and transportation on the island is limited to carriage, bike, horse, or foot!

Our accommodations for the next two nights are at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island.

B.

Day 4 : Tour by Carriage

We depart our hotel this morning in horse drawn carriages for a tour of Mackinac Island. The island’s Victorian architecture recalls a time of days gone by.

Our carriage tour ends at the elegant Grand Hotel for a 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 our hotel’s 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 5 : 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 along 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 to explore a unique collection of rare antique musical instruments includes nickelodeons, music boxes, and pipe organs.

We continue to Grand Rapids for a restful evening.

B.

Day 6 : 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 7 : Return Home

We return home by motorcoach, long remembering our adventures in the Upper Midwest.

B.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Sturgeon Bay
  • 2 nights at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront on Mackinac Island
  • 1 night in Grand Rapids
  • 1 night at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O’Hare

Attractions & Highlights

  • Lambeau Field stadium tour
  • National Railroad Museum
  • Door County
  • Peninsula State Park
  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
  • Fish Creek
  • Door County Maritime Museum
  • Mackinac Bridge
  • Mackinac Island carriage tour
  • Scenic Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Music House Museum
  • Navy Pier
  • Chicago city tour

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Grand Luncheon Buffet at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Chicago

Tour Dates & Pricing

September 28th, 2020 - October 4th, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$2199

Quad

$1999

Single

$2899

Triple

$2099

Final Payment Date: 07/30/2020

Tour Map for Lake Michigan Circle Tour (7-Day)

Departure Cities

KEYC TV Pickup Locations:

Fairmont, MN - Holiday Inn Fairmont

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Mankato, MN - Norwood Inn & Suites

New Ulm, MN - Best Western Plus New Ulm

Dion Cheney

Dion Cheney joined KEYC News 12 in 1998. During his first year, he worked behind the scenes; running cameras and audio during newscasts. After that, Cheney accepted a reporting position and even anchored the weekend and midday newscasts. In 2003 he moved into the main anchor position. Dion currently anchors the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts.

His work at KEYC News 12 has taken him all across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. His work has also taken him places like Jamaica and Kosovo. But Cheney says the best part of the job is right at the station. He treasures getting to work with people like Perry Dyke, Curt Crandall, Bob Conzemius, and countless others over the years.

Outside of work, he enjoys classical and jazz music, used book sales, reading and defeating his coworkers in Jeopardy.

Join Dion and other KEYC viewers on this spectacular trip of a life time.