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$1,899 per person/Double
Michigan has attracted visitors from around the globe for years with its natural wonders and boundless fascinating attractions. At the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, relax on the 660-foot front porch and view the swimming pool named after the actress Esther Williams. You can also look forward to accommodations in Thunder Bay, MI at the Thunder Bay Resort along with an elk viewing carriage ride & dinner. No tour to Michigan is complete without spending time in Frankenmuth, better known as Michigan's Little Bavaria. Experience a taste of German culture and cuisine right here in Americas Midwest. Visit the Henry Ford Museum, where youll learn about a pivotal time in our countrys history: the Industrial Revolution, tour the Rouge Factory & see the production line, and take time to explore the historic buildings and neighborhoods of Greenfield Village. Michigan has a lot to offer; so sign up today!
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Don't Let Distance Deter You: If you live 50 or more miles from Yankee Trails in Rensselaer, WELL PAY for your hotel stay the night before departure!
CUSTOMS: As of June 1, 2009 a US Passport or an enhanced drivers license is required for border crossing. Yankee Trails will incur 50% of the cost of the enhanced drivers license which is available at your local DMV. Call for details!
ALERT: Please Note: Any DUI, drug possession, DWI charges or any other felony arrest record may prevent you from entering Canada. Yankee Trails is not responsible for passengers entering Canada or the cost incurred by being refused to enter.
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:45am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:15am
We'll board the coach this morning with all of our fellow travelers and settle down to a pleasant ride to London, Ontario, Canada. We will visit Niagara Falls, ON enroute where you will have an opportunity to view Niagara Falls from the water on a “Voyage to the Falls” cruise. This is a half-hour adventure you will never forget as you experience the magic and power of the Falls. We'll then continue on to London and our accommodations at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn (519-681-7151). Dinner is included at the hotel this evening where everyone will savor a duo of roasted chicken breast and roast top sirloin. Your meal also includes soup and salad, roasted potatoes, chef’s choice of vegetable and dessert. The rest of your evening is free.
Thursday, October 10
A full breakfast is included at the hotel before we leave this morning and travel to our accommodations for the night at The Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan (989-742-4875). Upon arrival we will have time to relax and unwind. Later massive draft horses pull our deluxe covered carriages as guides fill the ride through the wooded resort with fun and interesting facts about Northern Michigan and the elk native to the area. Inside the 130 acre elk preserve you will get to see the majestic elk up close. Then it’s onto the Elk Antler Log Cabin for a five course dinner & wine tasting (included). Your evening will be free after dinner.
Friday, October 11
A full breakfast is included this morning at the hotel before we depart for Mackinaw City where we will board a ferry to Mackinac Island. Since no cars are allowed on the island, horse-drawn carriages will take us to the Grand Hotel, an American Tradition since 1887 (906-847-3331). The Grand Hotel was constructed to help accommodate the already steady stream of summer visitors who wished to escape the severe heat of the cities and enjoy the cooler weather and natural beauty of the island. Glimmering like a diamond on an island of brilliant green, the Grand Hotel beckons you to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm, and is the Crown Jewel of pristine, secluded Mackinac Island. You will have free time upon our arrival and you can relax in one of the rocking chairs on the world's largest veranda (which is two football fields long!). You'll enjoy a five-course dinner (included) at the hotel tonight. Casual wear is appropriate throughout the day at the Grand Hotel, but in accordance with tradition, guests must wear formal attire after 6pm: jackets and ties for men and dresses or dressy pant suits for women are required.
Saturday, October 12
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Next, we will be met by horse and carriage for a tour of the island ending at Fort Mackinac, where you will have time to explore. Constructed during the American Revolution, the Fort served as a sentinel in the Straits of Mackinac for 115 years. Today the original restored fort is a National Historic Landmark. The rest of the day is free for you to explore town or return to the hotel to enjoy the amenities. Tonight we will savor another five-course dinner (included) with formal attire in accordance with tradition. This evening there will be Ballroom dancing to the Grand Orchestra or you can take relax and make the most of our last night on the island.
Sunday, October 13
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning and some time to savor your luxurious accommodations before our departure from the hotel. Once on the mainland, we'll continue on to Frankenmuth also known as "Little Bavaria". Upon our arrival, we will visit Bronner's Christmas Wonderland; as seen on The Travel Channel, where you will have time on your own for shopping. It’s a shopper's dream with over 50,000 decorations and gifts. Bronner's is the size of 1 1/2 football fields. Our accommodations for tonight are at The Bavarian Lodge (989-652-7200). You will have time to freshen up before we savor dinner (included) at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Savor the chicken that put Frankenmuth on the map! Dive into a scrumptious Family-Style dinner including Kassler Rippchen (smoked pork loin), Sauerbraten (marinated roast beef), Jagerschnitzel (breaded pork cutlet), Bratwurst (pork sausage) and the famous Frankenmuth Chicken all with mashed potatoes, gravy and baked dressing as well as bread, soup, salads, veggies and dessert. Wear your stretchy clothes!
Monday, October 14
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Then we continue traveling south and you will visit the Henry Ford Museum, which began as Henry Ford's personal collection of historic objects, which he began collecting as far back as 1906. Today, the 12 acre site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and other items. You will find the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, the 1961 Lincoln Continental, SS-100-X, that President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated, the rocking chair from Ford's Theatre in which President Abraham Lincoln was sitting when he was shot, George Washington's camp bed, a ten-person safety bicycle made in 1896, Thomas Edison's alleged last breath in a sealed tube, the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, & much more! Prior to the museum we will delight in the Rouge Factory tour and see the assembly line in action! You will also receive $10 in fun money that can be used for lunch on your own either day. Later this afternoon we’ll continue on to our accommodations at the Best Western Greenfield Inn (313-271-1600), in Allen Park, MI just minutes from Greenfield Village. You will have time to relax and unwind after we check in. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight, and your meal choices are 1) Broccoli Alfredo 2) Chicken Parmesan 3) Parmesan Whitefish or 4) 8oz Rib Eye Steak. All dinners include a house salad, vegetable, rolls & butter, beverage, & chef’s choice of dessert. Your evening is free.
Tuesday, October 15
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Then we are on our way to visit historic Greenfield Village with some 80 historic structures. Your admission includes a one day ride pass that can be used on any of the rides on property including the locomotive & Model T’s! Nearly one hundred historical buildings were moved to the property from their original locations and arranged in a "village" setting. The museum's intent is to show how Americans lived and worked since the founding of the country. The Village includes buildings from the 17th century to the present, many of which are staffed by costumed interpreters who conduct period tasks like farming, sewing and cooking. A collection of craft buildings such as pottery, glass-blowing, and tin shops provide demonstrations while producing materials used in the Village and for sale. Greenfield Village has 240 acres of land of which only 90 acres are used for the attraction. Some of the buildings you will see are Menro Park Laboratory Complex of Thomas Edison, the Bicycle Shop where the Wright Brothers designed and built their first airplane, the farmhouse where Henry Ford was born and raised, and many others. We'll then continue on to London, ON and our accommodations at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn (519-681-7151). A turkey dinner is included at the hotel this evening.
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. We will then travel to Niagara Falls where we will delight in lunch (included) at the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls most famous landmark. Savor a delicious meal while enjoying gorgeous views of the Falls from the revolving dining rooms. Your meal choices are 1) Grilled NY Steak 2) Baked Chicken Breast in a Red Pepper Cream Sauce 3) Grilled Canadian Salmon Fillet in Soy Lemon Butter or 4) Eggplant Parmesan. We will depart with many fond Michigan memories to share with our family when we arrive home! Our approximate arrival in the Capital District is 9pm. Stops will be made each way.
Round Trip Motor coach Transportation
Baggage Handling & Taxes
Voyage to the Falls Cruise
Ferry Service to/from Mackinac Island
Transportation on Mackinac Island
Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
Fort Mackinac Tour
Thunder Bay Resort Elk Viewing Carriage Ride
Bronners Christmas Wonderland
Rouge Factory Tour
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
1 Day Ride Pass for Greenfield Village
$10 Fun Money at Greenfield Village
1,500 Travel Points
CUSTOMS: As of June 1, 2009 a US Passport or an Enhanced Drivers License (EDL) is required for border crossing. Yankee Trails will pay 50% of the cost of the EDL which is available at your local DMV. Call for details!
PLEASE NOTE: Any DUI, drug possession, DWI charges or any other felony arrest record may keep you from entering Canada. Yankee Trails is not responsible
for passengers entering Canada or the cost incurred by being refused to enter.
For more information on border crossing into Canada, visit the link to the right or call the Canadian Embassy at 212-596-1628.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Amsterdam|| Amsterdam Park & Ride - Exit 27 |
Off of Rte 30 (Minaville Rd) at Thruway Exit 27
|Latham Farms|| Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms |
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
|Yankee Trails|| Yankee Trails |
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY
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