Michigan’s Grand German Tradition

Willkommen to Frankenmuth - Michigan's Little Bavaria. This charming village is known for its well tended flowers, lush greenery, Bavarian architecture and its annual Oktoberfest. Celebrate German culture with German food, German dancing, live bands playing German music and of course, plenty of beer!


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • German Dinner at Bavarian Inn

  • Guided Tour of Frankenmuth

  • Historic St. Lorenz Church

  • Strudel Making & Tasting Demonstration

  • German Wine Tasting

  • Scenic Cruise on the Cass River

  • Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

  • Frankenmuth’s Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

  • Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

  • Tour Michigan State Capitol

  • Potter Park Zoo

  • Lunch at Charming English Inn


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Day 1

The fun begins with lunch at Martells Restaurant in Kalmazoo. Willkommen to Frankenmuth, MI! Founded in 1845 by a group of German Lutheran missionaries, Frankenmuth is a thriving community that takes pride in preserving its German heritage. As you pass through the village, notice well tended flowers, lush greenery, authentic Bavarian architecture, giving it the name, “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Arrive at the Bavarian Lodge for a two night stay. The inn is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth & Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. The lodge is nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cass River. German Dinner with all the trimmings at the Bavarian Inn with German entertainment.

Day 2

Full breakfast at the hotel. A local guide in Bavarian costume showcases Frankenmuth. See St. Lorenz Church built in 1880; the Maypole that identifies traditions & crafts found in German villages, and a replica of a 19th century covered bridge. Learn the art of Strudel making at the Bavarian Inn & discover German wines at the wine tasting. Free time in downtown Frankenmuth or Riverplace. Both areas feature shops, eateries & attractions amidst charming Bavarian architecture. See the Glockenspiel performance. Scenic cruise on the Bavarian Belle along the Cass River. Visit Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, the world's largest Christmas store, with 5 acres under one roof! Make your selections from over 50,000 trims & gifts from around the world. Spend a few moments at the Silent Night Chapel which tells the origin of this beloved Christmas carol. Time for Frankenmuth's annual Oktoberfest! Celebrate with German food, German dancing, listen to the live band playing German music & of course, plenty of beer. Dinner, entertainment & beer all included! View the night lights at Bronner's outdoor Christmas light display.

Day 3

Breakfast at the lodge. Discover the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village with hundreds of thousands of artifacts that tell a tale about America’s passion for innovation. See vast collections of everything from transportation to household furnishings. Special exhibits feature: the rocking chair Lincoln was seated in on that fateful night at Ford’s Theater, Wright Flyer Replica, George Washington’s Camp Bed, the limousine President Kennedy rode in when assassinated in Dallas and the newest exhibit “Driving America.” At Greenfield Village see historical buildings representing the entrepreneurs that changed our lives. From the invention of the light bulb in Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory and the birthplace of flight at the home & workshop of the Wright brothers to the court house where Abraham Lincoln first practiced law. Arrive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing, Michgan. Dinner & musical entertainment at the hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the Michigan State Capitol Building. Visit Potter Park Zoo with wildlife presentation. Lunch at English Inn en route home.

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THE AMERICAN CLASSIC DIFFERENCE:

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR?

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

  • 3 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations

  • 9 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners

  • All Attractions, Tours, Admissions

  • Luggage Handling Throughout Tour

  • All Tips & Taxes Included

  • American Classic Tour Director


READY TO JOIN US ON THIS AMERICAN CLASSIC TOUR?

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1268.00 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $1397.00

*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: $91.00

Insurance Rate Single Occupancy: $101.00

$500.00 deposit per person with reservation. Final payment due 6/18/19. Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to or on 6/18/19 receive a full refund less a $50 cancel fee. Cancellations after 6/18/19 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 6/18/19 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.

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1-800-666-0358


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