6 Day Mackinac Island The Grand Hotel
This morning we are greeted by our driver and tour director as we board our deluxe motorcoach to begin a delightful six-day tour to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island. We travel north through Lexington stopping for lunch in Florence, Kentucky. After lunch we cross the river into Ohio and continue north into Michigan to Ann Arbor, for overnight.
We depart Ann Arbor this morning traveling north through Michigan to Charlevoix, situated between Lake Michigan and the western end of Lake Charlevoix. Known as Charlevoix the Beautiful, you will be awed by themagnificent sights the area offers. Castle Farms, one of Michigan’s pre- mier historical attractions is a French Renaissance-style castle offering the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day elegance. Lunch included and tour of Castle Farms. We enjoy a guided tour of Charlevoix including the commonly referred to gnome homes, mushroom houses, or Hobbit houses. It’s a short drive to Petoskey for the night.
We travel Highway 119, better known as the Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heri- tage Route from Harbor Springs to Cross Village with lunch included at the Legs Inn, a unique experience. We depart Harbor Springs for a short drive to Mackinaw City, Michigan where we board Shepler’s Ferry for a brief but enjoyable 18 minute cruise across the Straits of Mackinac to the fascinating Mackinac Island for two nights at the legendary, world-famous Grand Hotel. This luxurious resort hotel, overlooking the beautiful Straits of Mackinac, is famous for its cuisine and service. Upon arrival we will enjoy their delicious grand buffet luncheon. Dress code in the evening at the Grand for both men and women.
After breakfast at our leisure this morning, we will take a Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island and the State Park located on the Island. You may wish to explore the Old Fort which is within walking distance of the downtown area. Don’t miss the many shops in the downtown area. Mackinac Island is famous for its Fudge, so be sure to purchase some. As you know, Mackinac Island has no motorized vehicles, and the only way to get around on the island is by horse-drawn carriage, bicycle or on foot. Don’t forget the fantastic Grand Luncheon Buffet!
We will enjoy our last delicious breakfast at the Grand this morning before boarding our carriages and returning to Shepler’s dock on the Island for our ferry to the little town of St. Ignace— one of the oldest cities in Michigan located on the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge. We rejoin our mo- torcoach and cross the “Mighty Mac” Bridge which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsula at Mackinaw City. We continue through Michigan stopping in Frankenmuth for lunch and shopping before continuing to Dundee for our last night.
It is hard to believe that our tour has come to an end! This has truly been a Grand Tour to a GRAND HOTEL . . . one we will not soon forget. It’s time now to start planning your next tour with KNOXVILLE TOURS.