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Lake Michigan Circle Tour
Mackinac Island at dusk
Mackinac Island carriage tour
Door County Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
"Harbor View Sunrise" Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Bridge
Chicago Navy Pier
Lambeau Field Green Bay
Tour Dates & Pricing
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.
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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!
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 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.
Day 4 : 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.
Day 5 : 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.
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 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.
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.
Day 8 : Fly Home
We fly home from Chicago, long remembering our adventures in the Upper Midwest.
June 20, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 04/21/2020
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Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
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Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
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