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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mackinac Island, one of Michigan’s most photographed and talked about travel destinations. Located between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, the island offers you unforgettable natural and historical treasures surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Great Lakes. Come along with us to this little island paradise and relive the days of yesteryear when times were simpler, when the automobile was not yet invented and the common method of travel was by horse carriage. Of course, we will use modern methods of transportation and accommodation to reach this little Victorian style island on Lake Huron, but you will always remember what it once may have been like!
INCLUDED TOUR FEATURES
o Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
o 5 Nights in Quality Hotels - 3 Nights at Island House with Luggage Handling Included
o 6 Meals Included:
2 Hot Breakfasts in Duluth
3 Hot Breakfast Buffets in Mackinac, Embassy Group Buffet Lunch at the Glorious Grand Hotel
o Ferry Rides to and from Mackinac Island
o Island Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage with Local Guide
o Scenic City Tour of Duluth
o Duty-Free Shopping
o Services of a Professional Driver and Embassy Tour Director and Much, More!
DAY 1 WINNIPEG TO DULUTH, MN
Our comfortable motor coach heads for the border where our first stop will be at the Emerson Duty-Free Store. As you gaze out the window at the unfolding scenery you will be occupied in meeting your new travelling companions. We cross Minnesota lake-studded countryside, and after lunch and coffee break en route, we arrive in Duluth.
DAY 2 DULUTH TO MACKINAC ISLAND, LAKE HURON, MI
After breakfast our coach heads eastward through Wisconsin and then the picturesque Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You will marvel at the miles of secluded beaches on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan as we cruise along. Soon we catch a glimpse of “Mighty Mac”, the bridge that joins the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. As we head to the Ferry Terminal at St. Ignace and board our ferry for the short ride on Lake Huron to the Island, our home for the next three nights. Upon arrival, discover how the neighs and clip-clops of horses replace the roar of engines. This quiet island of yesteryear evokes a nostalgia that truly inspires the senses. The island is a natural gem with over eighty present of its land preserved by Mackinac State Park, a wooded paradise accented with limestone formations and ringed by Lake Huron. Enjoy your stay at the Island House, a historic waterfront hotel offering stunning harbor views, onsite bicycle rentals, evening bonfires on the terrace and more!
DAY 3 MACKINAC ISLAND
This morning we travel in style to view this unique island in its entirety! Climb aboard your horse-drawn carriage and with a local guide, you will experience this island in great depth. See the downtown” area and the outlying districts with their buildings in Victorian style architecture, beautiful views of the lakes with Mackinaw City visible in the distance. Don't forget your cameras! Lunchtime will be a special treat a magnificent buffet lunch at the glorious Victorian-era Grand Hotel a National Historic Landmark, Mackinac Island's most famous attraction. Enjoy stunning views while sitting on the famous front porch of the Grand Hotel. The balance of the day will be free for you to enjoy all of Mackinac Island’s quiet pleasures.
DAY 4 MACKINAC ISLAND
A whole day to enjoy this unique little island at your leisure. Though small in size it appeals to all tastes and best of all, most everything is within walking distance of your hotel. If you're an explorer, you can walk the quiet paths in the State Forest or hike the trails along Lake Michigan, or rent a bike and pedal yourself around the whole island. Take a stroll through quaint downtown to visit the shops and buy some fudge, a favorite item on the island, see some of the original buildings of the early settlers. If museums are to your liking, two butterfly museums will delight you. Experience this all in a traffic-free atmosphere.
DAY 5 MACKINAC ISLAND TO DULUTH, MN
We reluctantly bid adieu to this little island, as we board the ferry to Mackinaw City. We will have time for some last minute photos before we cross the Mackinac Bridge and head westwards. Duluth is our destination once again for our overnight.
DAY 6 DULUTH TO WINNIPEG, MB
This morning we enjoy a scenic tour of Duluth before heading home. Last chance for shopping at Grand Forks and then a stop to pick up our Duty Free items in Pembina. Our Mackinac odyssey may be over this time, but memories of sights seen and friends met will linger forever.
COST: $1049 Double, $1549 Single
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