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Mackinac Island & Traverse City


  • Overnight at a National Historic Landmark - the Grand Hotel

  • Touring Mackinac Island by horse-drawn carriage

  • Enjoy a tram tour of Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

  • Exploring Mission Point Lighthouse Park

  • Stepping back in time at Sleeping Bear Dunes

  • Music will fill the air at Music House Museum

  • White Pine Village & the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum


This tour offers departure points in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana.  Depending on your pick-up point selection, the tour duration will be from 5 to 7 days.  The price will vary accordingly.  The “Base Tour”, or core, will begin on the day the last group of travelers join the tour, and end on the first day they begin to leave.  “Additions”, like a "Gathering" or "Post" core night, to that base tour will allow all travelers the convenience of departing from as close to home as possible.



Iowa & Minnesota

Departures with

Gathering & Post Nights

September 6 - 12

Arrive on Own in

Chicago Area with

Gathering Night

September 6 - 11

Chicago Area &

Indiana Departures

(Base Tour)

September 7 - 11

Double Occupancy




Single Occupancy




Triple/Quad Occupancy






  • Luxury motorcoach transportation

  • Lodging as listed on itinerary

  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person, if available

  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions (Unless listed as "Optional" or "On your own")

  • Gratuities for local guides

  • Meals as listed on itinerary

  • Guidance of a professional tour manager


Activity Level - 3

Active - Moderate pace, good mobility needed, stairs & pro-longed standing, includes city walking tours, some shorter & some longer days

September 6

* Travelers departing from IOWA or MINNESOTA, take advantage of a transfer to our 'gathering overnight' hotel - the DoubleTree Hotel in Alsip, IL. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own at the hotel for a complimentary overnight or choose to wait and join the group on September .7 from one of our identified Illinois or Indiana pick-up locations.
* For those spending the night in the Chicagoland area, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast the following morning.

September 7

* Welcome to our INDIANA travelers.
* Our first stop on tour will be Holland, MI - known for celebrating Dutch heritage. Enjoy lunch on your own and some free time to explore.
* Next, we’ll enjoy a Fredrick Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park tram tour with its diverse gardens.
* Before our overnight at the Holiday Inn in Grand Rapids, we'll gather together for dinner in the downtown area.

B, D

September 8

* Welcome aboard Shepler's Ferry for a scenic journey to Mackinac Island!
* Experience a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour, guided to showcase the beauty of the island.
* Free time is yours to have lunch on your own and explore!
* A guaranteed tour standout - an overnight stay at the iconic Grand Hotel, with thrilling optional tours for you to sign up for upon your arrival!
* Overlook the world’s longest porch and the Straits of Mackinac for a picturesque formal dinner.

B, D

September 9

* Free time is yours to explore and enjoy lunch on your own.
* After boarding our ferry, our next stop is family-owned Harbor View Nursery and Lavender Farm.
* Together, we’ll enjoy the scenic beauty and history of Mission Point Lighthouse Park.
* Enjoy exploring Traverse City and dining on your own.
* Our home-away-from-home for the next two nights is at the Bayshore Resort, Traverse City, MI.


September 10

* We start our day with a scenic drive - with stops along the way - of Sleeping Bear Dunes with a Park Ranger.
* Enjoy lunch on your own & free time to explore at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City, MI - described as "a world unto its own" for its unique adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
* Walk through music history at the Music House Museum.
* Tonight, we’ll gather for our dinner together.

B, D

September 11

* This morning, we’ll take a step back in time with a visit to White Pine Village & the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, where we’ll enjoy our boxed lunch.
* As we start our journey home, sit back, relax and enjoy the passing views while sharing your trip highlights with your fellow travel mates.
* Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA and ILLINOIS, welcome back to your departure locations.
* Travelers continuing on to Iowa and Minnesota, enjoy a relaxing overnight in the Chicagoland area.

B, L

September 12

* Travelers departing the tour in IOWA and MINNESOTA, welcome back to your departure locations.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
IA-Coralville (Pre/Post) McDonald's Restaurant - 2794 Comerce Dr
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Decorah (Pre/Post) Legacy Tour & Travel office - 703 Dudley St
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Newton (Pre/Post) Hawkeye Stages - 300 E 17th St S
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Waterloo (Pre/Post) Hawkeye Stages - 3315 Titan Trail
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IL-Alsip DoubleTree Hotel - 5000 W 127th St
IL-Chicago Area At Home PickUp - for those that qualify
IL-Rockford WalMart Super Center - 7219 Walton St
IN-Metro Chicago Home PickUp - Lake,Porter,LaPorte counties
IN-Mishawaka Legacy T&T office - 620 W Edison Rd
MN-Byron (Pre/Post) City Hall (next to LT&T) - 680 Byron Main Ct NE
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights

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