6 Day Mackinac Island
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 and travel north through Michigan to Mackinaw City 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 three 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.
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.We have two full days to enjoy the amenities ofthe magnificent Grand Hotel and all that Mackinac Island has to offer.Don’t miss the many shops in the downtown area. A tradition since the late 19th century, Mackinac Island is famous for its fudge. Don’t forget to sample and take home the island’s most popular and delicious souvenir—over 10,000 lbs. of fudge leave the island every day. Over a dozen shops can be found downtown. Grand Hotel fudge, made on the premises, is available in their gift shop. 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 daily!
After another pleasant breakfast at the Grand, we board our carriages from the Grand Hotel Front Porch for Shepler’s Ferry Dock and our short ferry ride back to St. Ignace, Michigan— one of the oldest cities in Michigan located on the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsula at Mackinaw City. We rejoin our motorcoach and cross the “Mighty Mac” Bridge on our return trip. We travel through the state of Michigan to Frankenmuth where you willbe free to enjoy lunch on your own in one of the many fine restaurantswith ample time for shopping and browsing in the many speciality shops. We continue to Dundee, Michigan, for our last overnight.
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.