Tour Overview

Lake Superior Splendor

Get ready for the ultimate Great Lakes getaway with a tour along Lake Superior, including delightful cruise excursions and two nights on Mackinac Island. Begin by exploring the famous port city of Duluth, Minnesota with visits to Glensheen Mansion and Canal Park, followed by a sunset dinner cruise. Then, travel into Wisconsin along the shorefront, stopping for an Apostle Islands cruise to view spectacular sea caves in gorgeous hues of rich brownstone and clear, turquoise water. Soak up the wonders of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with a Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise to discover brilliantly colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches. Traverse the Soo Locks and learn about Sault Ste Marie before ferrying to Mackinac Island for old-world charm and lakeside leisure. We stop in Frankenmuth, the “Little Bavaria” of Michigan, then conclude our journey in the Detroit area with a visit to The Henry Ford’s Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village.

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hampton Inn Duluth Canal Park
  • 1 night at Best Western - The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland
  • 1 night at Best Western Sault Ste. Marie
  • 2 nights on Mackinac Island
  • 1 night at Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth
  • 1 night at the Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Glensheen Mansion tour
  • Duluth's Canal Park District
  • Sunset Dinner cruise in Duluth
  • Apostle Islands cruise
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise
  • Soo Locks cruise
  • Mackinac Bridge
  • Ferry to Mackinac Island
  • Mackinac Island horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Leisure time on Mackinac Island
  • Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
  • The Henry Ford Museum
  • Greenfield Village
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Grand Luncheon Buffet at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$4299

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Single

$5099

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Final Payment Date: 07/01/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Duluth

Arrive at the Lake Superior port city of Duluth, Minnesota where we check in for a two-night stay.

Day 2 : Sunset Dinner Cruise

Appreciate the unique city of Duluth with its natural beauty, fascinating history, and artsy local culture. Tour Glensheen Mansion, a 20,000-square-foot historic house museum. The Jacobean-styled mansion includes 12 acres of property on the Lake Superior waterfront with 39 rooms that showcase premier Midwest design from the early 20th century. Then take time to explore, shop, and have lunch in Duluth’s charming Canal Park district, a recreation hub famously connected by the historic Aerial Lift Bridge. Freshen up before returning to Duluth Harbor for an enchanting Sunset Dinner Cruise. Savor a delicious supper while enjoying narrated harbor highlights and the panoramic city skyline above the glistening water.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : The Apostle Islands

Arrive in lovely Bayfield, Wisconsin for a narrated cruise exploring the Apostle Islands. Take in regionally unique natural wonders and history with sightings of storied lighthouses, phenomenal sea caves around Devils Island, and more. Have leisure time and lunch on your own in downtown before transferring to Ashland, Wisconsin. We stop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, then check in to our overnight accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Today we experience the splendor of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Admire the dramatic rock formations of many colors along Lake Superior's southern shore during our Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise. We also have the chance to taste a regional delicacy - the pasty! Cornish settlers brought this hearty meat-and-vegetables pastry recipe to the Upper Peninsula in the mid-19th century and it has been a savory staple ever since. Tonight’s overnight is in Munising, MI.

Breakfast

Day 5 : The Soo Locks

After breakfast cruise the famous Soo Locks, a classic adventure where we experience both up and down bound lockage. Take in the history of the area as we cruise among Sault Ste. Marie attractions and get up-close views of massive freighters. Stop for photos of the immense Mackinac Bridge before we cross to Mackinaw City and board a ferry bound for Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, we check in to our cozy accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Mackinac Island

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. Midday, we gather for an included Grand Luncheon Buffet at the luxurious Grand Hotel. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing and exploring this timeless gem of Midwest recreation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Frankenmuth: The Little Bavaria of Michigan

Journey to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Considered the state’s “Little Bavaria,” this quaint town embodies timeless German heritage while maintaining a modern edge. Enjoy an ice-cold stein of beer or other beverage with lunch on your own and have time at leisure for exploring at the River Place Shops. Visit Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland to experience why TIME named Frankenmuth one of America’s “most Christmassy towns” with year-round Christmas magic. This evening, savor an included Bavarian-style breaded chicken dinner. We stay in Frankenmuth tonight.

Dinner

Day 8 : Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

We travel to Detroit and stop along the way in Dearborn, Michigan to witness true geniusness at The Henry Ford Museum. Offering exhibits that inspire, engage, and inform based on Mr. Ford’s work, we discover the amazing technological breakthroughs of this incredible man. We also explore the historic Greenfield Village, spread over 80 acres. Ride in a Model T, travel the rails on a steam-powered locomotive, sit on the same bus where Rosa Parks made her stand, and enjoy lunch in an 1830s café. This evening, join fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner and overnight in Detroit.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Arrive Home

Enjoy breakfast before journeying home with fond memories from our Great Lakes getaway.

Breakfast
Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Lake Superior Splendor
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

WRDW TV Pickup Locations:

Atlanta, GA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Augusta, GA - Walmart Supercenter

Lake Superior Splendor

Get ready for the ultimate Great Lakes getaway with a tour along Lake Superior, including delightful cruise excursions and two nights on Mackinac Island. Begin by exploring the famous port city of Duluth, Minnesota with visits to Glensheen Mansion and Canal Park, followed by a sunset dinner cruise. Then, travel into Wisconsin along the shorefront, stopping for an Apostle Islands cruise to view spectacular sea caves in gorgeous hues of rich brownstone and clear, turquoise water. Soak up the wonders of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with a Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise to discover brilliantly colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches. Traverse the Soo Locks and learn about Sault Ste Marie before ferrying to Mackinac Island for old-world charm and lakeside leisure. We stop in Frankenmuth, the “Little Bavaria” of Michigan, then conclude our journey in the Detroit area with a visit to The Henry Ford’s Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hampton Inn Duluth Canal Park
  • 1 night at Best Western - The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland
  • 1 night at Best Western Sault Ste. Marie
  • 2 nights on Mackinac Island
  • 1 night at Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth
  • 1 night at the Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Glensheen Mansion tour
  • Duluth's Canal Park District
  • Sunset Dinner cruise in Duluth
  • Apostle Islands cruise
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise
  • Soo Locks cruise
  • Mackinac Bridge
  • Ferry to Mackinac Island
  • Mackinac Island horse-drawn carriage tour
  • Leisure time on Mackinac Island
  • Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
  • The Henry Ford Museum
  • Greenfield Village
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

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

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Sold out. Call to join the waitlist.

Double

$4299

Single

$5099

Final Payment Date: 07/01/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Duluth

Arrive at the Lake Superior port city of Duluth, Minnesota where we check in for a two-night stay.

Day 2 : Sunset Dinner Cruise

Appreciate the unique city of Duluth with its natural beauty, fascinating history, and artsy local culture. Tour Glensheen Mansion, a 20,000-square-foot historic house museum. The Jacobean-styled mansion includes 12 acres of property on the Lake Superior waterfront with 39 rooms that showcase premier Midwest design from the early 20th century. Then take time to explore, shop, and have lunch in Duluth’s charming Canal Park district, a recreation hub famously connected by the historic Aerial Lift Bridge. Freshen up before returning to Duluth Harbor for an enchanting Sunset Dinner Cruise. Savor a delicious supper while enjoying narrated harbor highlights and the panoramic city skyline above the glistening water.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : The Apostle Islands

Arrive in lovely Bayfield, Wisconsin for a narrated cruise exploring the Apostle Islands. Take in regionally unique natural wonders and history with sightings of storied lighthouses, phenomenal sea caves around Devils Island, and more. Have leisure time and lunch on your own in downtown before transferring to Ashland, Wisconsin. We stop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, then check in to our overnight accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Today we experience the splendor of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Admire the dramatic rock formations of many colors along Lake Superior's southern shore during our Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore cruise. We also have the chance to taste a regional delicacy - the pasty! Cornish settlers brought this hearty meat-and-vegetables pastry recipe to the Upper Peninsula in the mid-19th century and it has been a savory staple ever since. Tonight’s overnight is in Munising, MI.

Breakfast

Day 5 : The Soo Locks

After breakfast cruise the famous Soo Locks, a classic adventure where we experience both up and down bound lockage. Take in the history of the area as we cruise among Sault Ste. Marie attractions and get up-close views of massive freighters. Stop for photos of the immense Mackinac Bridge before we cross to Mackinaw City and board a ferry bound for Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, we check in to our cozy accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Mackinac Island

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. Midday, we gather for an included Grand Luncheon Buffet at the luxurious Grand Hotel. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing and exploring this timeless gem of Midwest recreation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Frankenmuth: The Little Bavaria of Michigan

Journey to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Considered the state’s “Little Bavaria,” this quaint town embodies timeless German heritage while maintaining a modern edge. Enjoy an ice-cold stein of beer or other beverage with lunch on your own and have time at leisure for exploring at the River Place Shops. Visit Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland to experience why TIME named Frankenmuth one of America’s “most Christmassy towns” with year-round Christmas magic. This evening, savor an included Bavarian-style breaded chicken dinner. We stay in Frankenmuth tonight.

Dinner

Day 8 : Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

We travel to Detroit and stop along the way in Dearborn, Michigan to witness true geniusness at The Henry Ford Museum. Offering exhibits that inspire, engage, and inform based on Mr. Ford’s work, we discover the amazing technological breakthroughs of this incredible man. We also explore the historic Greenfield Village, spread over 80 acres. Ride in a Model T, travel the rails on a steam-powered locomotive, sit on the same bus where Rosa Parks made her stand, and enjoy lunch in an 1830s café. This evening, join fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner and overnight in Detroit.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Arrive Home

Enjoy breakfast before journeying home with fond memories from our Great Lakes getaway.

Breakfast

Tour Map

Tour Map for Lake Superior Splendor

Departure Cities

WRDW TV Pickup Locations:

Atlanta, GA - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Augusta, GA - Walmart Supercenter