Step Back in Time at the Grand Hotel

Experience a landmark of Victorian elegance and charm – the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island. Listen to the harpist at afternoon tea. Unwind in a rocking chair on the magnificent porch lined with giant American flags and cheery red geraniums. Savor fine dining while a stringed ensemble provides pleasant background music. Relish the tradition of horse drawn carriage rides around the island. Dance the night away in the ballroom where the orchestra plays on and on. There is no place on earth like this place – the Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island. Our summertime getaway features a three-night stay at this famous hotel.  

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  • 3-night stay at the Grand Hotel

  • 3 Elegant Breakfasts & Dinners at the Grand Hotel

  • Mackinac Island Lilac Festival & the Lilac Parade

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

  • Gerald Ford Presidential Museum

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • Carriage Ride Tour of Mackinac Island

Horse Carriages at the Grand Hotel

Horse Carriages at the Grand Hotel

Day 1

Travel to Saugatuck & enjoy lunch beside the waters of Lake Kalamazoo at The Butler. Travel to Traverse City, Michigan & enjoy fine dining at Harrington’s By the Bay. Lodging in Traverse City.

Day 2

Breakfast. Guided tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Discover the lakeshore’s variety of landforms such as sand dune deserts, hardwood forests, cedar swamps & bogs of sphagnum moss and gigantic dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. Free time in Traverse City. Travel to Mackinaw City & board a Shepler’s Ferry. View the Mackinac Bridge as you cross the straits to Mackinac Island. Step back into the 19th century where  transportation is limited to horse & buggy, bicycle or foot. The Victorian atmosphere will enchant you from the moment you step off the dock. Horse drawn carriages will transport you to the world-famous Grand Hotel where we will check in for a 3-night stay. Relax on the large veranda that overlooks the Straits of Mackinac & formal gardens on the grounds. Indulge in the formal dinner at the Grand Hotel. 

Bedroom at the Grand Hotel

Bedroom at the Grand Hotel

Day 3

Full breakfast at the Grand Hotel. Discover the island on a narrated Island Carriage Tour. Free time to get acquainted with Mackinac Island with a visit to Main Street or sign up and discover the beautiful Grand Hotel on one of the optional specialty tours (fee may apply).  Indulge in the formal dinner at the Grand Hotel. 

Day 4

Full breakfast at the Grand Hotel. Free morning to visit shops & sights of Mackinac Island or take an optional Grand Hotel tour (fee may apply). Free time to take in the sights & sounds of the Lilac Festival: listen to fife & drum quartets, see decorated storefronts, & enjoy the charming, afternoon Lilac Festival Parade from your complimentary canvas chair. Indulge in the formal dinner at the Grand Hotel. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Day 5

Full breakfast at the Grand Hotel. Return to the mainland aboard Shepler’s Ferry. Scenic travel through Michigan. Check in to Hyatt Place Hotel in Wyoming, MI. Dinner in Grand Rapids. 

Day 6 

Full breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Narrated tram tour of Frederik Meijer Gardens &  Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids with free time to explore the exhibits and gift shop. Lunch at Taste of the Gardens Cafe at the gardens. Return home.




  • Free Home Pickup & Return

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

  • 5 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations

  • 12 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners

  • Luggage Handling Throughout Tour

  • All Tips & Taxes Included

  • All Attractions, Entertainment & Admissions

  • American Classic Tour Director

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*Add optional Travel Guard Travel Insurance to your package:

Travel Guard’s Travel Insurance includes trip cancellation and interruption, emergency medical and transportation, and luggage insurance.

Insurance Rate Double Occupancy: $183.53

Insurance Rate Single Occupancy: $234.65

$600.00 deposit per person with reservation. Final payment due 3/10/20. Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to or on 3/10/20 receive a full refund less a $50 cancel fee. Cancellations after 3/10/20 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 3/10/20 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.



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