Take in the View from the World’s Longest Porch, overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from America’s iconic Summer Resort that has been welcoming guests since 1887.
Day 1: Sat., June 15 – The tour will depart from the Tour Office at 7:30a.m. and Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office) Our destination today is Sault Ste Marie for an overnight stay at the Fairfield Inn. Enjoy a group dinner this evening. (D)
Day 2: Sun., June 16 – Remember to bring your Canadian Passport for the border crossing into the USA. This morning after breakfast we will travel into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and take the ferry to Mackinac Island. A visit to the Mackinac Island is truly a unique experience, with only three motorized vehicles on the island: the fire truck, police car & ambulance. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a private tour in a horse-drawn carriage. Our afternoon activities begin with a Grand luncheon experience at the beautiful Grand Hotel where we will be staying overnight. During this time of year, the island is alive with the colour and fragrance of thousands of lilacs, which bloom later here than in Ontario. You are free to spend the afternoon exploring the downtown and view the annual Lilac Parade. After the parade, we will return to the Grand Hotel to prepare for a unique experience. This evening there is a dress code in effect and the dining room provides us with entertainment from the Grand Hotel Orchestra and an exquisite 5-course dinner. After dinner, there will be a demitasse service and many options for evening entertainment including ballroom dancing to the Grand Orchestra and an evening movie selection. (B, L & D)
Day 3: Mon., June 17 – This morning you may wish to explore the beautiful gardens, the hotel amenities and the quaint shops or relax and enjoy the scenery on the beautiful 660-foot Porch. We will depart the Island late afternoon and travel to Frankenmuth for an overnight stay at the Bavarian Lodge. (B & D)
Day 4: Tues., June 18 – The morning is free to enjoy Frankenmuth including a visit Bronner’s Christmas Store, the world’s largest Christmas Store. We will depart for home at 1:30p.m. with a stop at the duty free, returning at approximately 8:00p.m. to the Tour Office & 8:30p.m. to Barrie. (B)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 3 nights hotel, hotel taxes, baggage handling, admissions as outlined in the itinerary, Ferry Crossing, Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island, 7 meals, duty free shopping & HST on the Canadian portion only.
Cost per person: Twin $2100.00, Triple $1900.00, Quad $1825.00 & Single $2745.00
A deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of booking, with the balance due in full by May 10, 2024.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.