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Lake Michigan Circle Tour

Departs: 9/24/2017 Returns: 10/1/2017

featuring Mackinac Island & Wisconsin's Door County

8 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience the beauty of Lake Michigan while visiting scenic locales in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Chicago
Our tour begins with a flight to Chicago, Illinois. We have overnight accommodations in a suburb of Chicago.

Day 2 : Lambeau Field & Fish Boil
We travel through the scenic Wisconsin countryside to Green Bay and visit storied Lambeau Field, home of Green Bay's world champion football team! Experience the rich history of railroads in America at the National Railroad Museum through a series of fascinating displays and actual railroad cars including the Big Boy and Dwight D. Eisenhower's command car. We continue to picturesque Door County for two nights in Sturgeon Bay. We are guests this evening at a fish boil, a tradition of Door County's Scandinavian settlers. The catch of the day, fresh Whitefish from Lake Michigan, is prepared with potatoes and onions over an open fire as we watch! B,D

Day 3 : Door County
Enjoy a full day discovering Wisconsin’s Door County, the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." Door County has more miles of shoreline, more lighthouses and more state parks than any other county in the United States. Wave battered cliffs, sun kissed beaches, wooded retreats, quaint farms and lush orchards await us. We travel into Peninsula State Park to tour the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, visit a local winery and enjoy leisure time to explore the charming waterfront community of Fish Creek. Located along Sturgeon Bay's busy waterfront, the Door County Maritime Museum highlights the area's intriguing maritime roots. We explore the unique exhibits and learn about the rich shipping and fishing industries of the area. CB

Day 4 : Mackinac Island
This morning we depart Sturgeon Bay and travel through Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our route passes through evergreen and hardwood forests and along portions of Lake Michigan's scenic shoreline. Soon we approach the Straits of Mackinac, the waterway connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here we drive across the Mackinac Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. The bridge was opened in 1957 and connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. At the southern end of the bridge is Mackinaw City where we board a high-speed ferry for our crossing to Mackinac Island. This charming island is three miles long, two miles wide and transportation on the island is limited to carriage, bike, horse or foot! Our accommodations for two nights on the island are at the Lilac Tree Hotel. CB

Day 5 : Tour by Carriage
We depart our hotel this morning in horse drawn carriages for a tour of the island. The island's Victorian architecture recalls a time of days gone by. Our carriage tour ends at the elegant Grand Hotel, where our lunch is the hotel's sumptuous Grand Buffet! This succulent feast includes garden fresh salads, savory cheeses, slow roasted meats, seafood and more than 20 varieties of fresh baked pastries. After lunch, there is time to unwind and enjoy the marvelous views of the Straits of Mackinac from the rocking chairs on the 660 foot porch. You may also browse several interesting areas of the hotel that are open to the public. The afternoon is free to relax, sightsee on our own or visit historic sites. You may choose to visit Fort Mackinac where costumed guides, memorabilia and original buildings recall military life during the War of 1812. Tonight we enjoy our second evening on the island. B,L

Day 6 : Traverse City
Begin the day with a tasty breakfast buffet on Mackinac Island before we return to the mainland by ferry. We board our motorcoach in Mackinaw City and continue towards the scenic shoreline and picturesque towns along Lake Michigan's eastern lakefront. Enjoy time in beautiful Traverse City. Step back in time at the Music House Museum where a unique collection of rare antique musical instruments includes nickelodeons, music boxes and pipe organs. We continue to Grand Rapids for a relaxing evening. B

Day 7 : Chicago
Following our included breakfast we head south towards the "Windy City." A relaxing drive brings us to Navy Pier in the heart of Chicago's lakefront. There is time for lunch on the pier before a local guide joins us to view many of Chicago's famous landmarks. After settling into our hotel, we enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 8 : Fly Home
We fly home from Chicago, long remembering our adventures in the Upper Midwest.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

9 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Traditional Door County fish boil
• Grand Lunch Buffet at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O’Hare
2 nights at the Bridgeport Resort in Sturgeon Bay, WI
2 nights at the Lilac Tree Hotel on Mackinac Island
 1 night at the Drury Inn & Suites in Grand Rapids

Attractions & Highlights
• Green Bay
• Lambeau Field
• National Railroad Museum
• Peninsula State Park
• Eagle Bluff Lighthouse tour
• Door County
• Fish Creek, WI
• Maritime Museum
• Ferry to/from Mackinac Island
• Lake Michigan scenery
• Carriage tour on Mackinac Island
• Music House Museum
• Navy Pier
• Guided Chicago city tour

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $2299
Airport - Triple $2199
Airport - Quad $2099
Airport - Single $2999

Final Payment Date: 7/27/2017

Itinerary ID:20938601 | Tour Code: MWLM0924171
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