June 4-8, 2017
$905.00 Per Person, Twin Accommodations
$850.00 per person Triple
$820.00 per person Quad
- Round trip deluxe motor coach with Lodestar Bus Lines
- Round trip deluxe motor coach with Lodestar Bus Lines
- 4 nights' accommodations ~ one in the Detroit Area - Best Western Greenfield, two
at Mackinac - Lake View Hotel, and one in Frankenmuth - Drury Inn
- 4 Breakfasts - 3 Dinners
- Luncheon Buffet at the Grand Hotel
- Henry Ford Museum
- Rouge Factory Tour
- Ferry Service to and from Mackinac Island
- Island Carriage Tour and transfers at Mackinac Island
- Visit to Zeilinger Wool Company, Bronner's Christmas World, St. Lorenz Church
- Baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities, including the driver
Our first stop on this trip will be Dearborn, Michigan with a visit to the Henry
Ford Museum. Visit the Ford Rouge Factory and then off to Mackinac City where we'll
board the afternoon ferry to beautiful Mackinac Island. We are visiting the Island
during the Lilac Festival, a celebration that blends the Island's
historic varieties of lilacs. On the island, you will have a 90 minute narrated
tour that will take you past the beautiful Grand Hotel, up to Surrey Hill, through
the state park and a stop for a great view at Arch Rock. Your tour ends at Fort
Mackinac where history will come alive before your very eyes. We'll have a great
lunch at the Grand Hotel's sumptuous luncheon buffet. Afterwards, you'll have time
to spend relaxing on the front porch of the hotel and strolling the grounds and
shops. Our next destination on the trip is Frankenmuth, where we'll visit Bronner's
Christmas Wonderland and tour the Zielinger Wool Company. You will visit the St.
Lorenz Lutheran Church known for their beautiful stained glass windows.
A deposit of $100.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation.
The balance is due by April 21, 2017
Day One - Sunday, June 4
Depart Johnstown PA for Michigan, arrive in Dearborn, MI mid-afternoon. Visit
The Henry Ford Museum - 12-acre museum houses major collections in transportation,
Power and ship machinery, agriculture, lighting and communications, home arts, furniture,
glass and ceramics. The "Automobile in American Life", a study of car culture in
the United States, headlines the many exhibits, which also include the mighty 600-ton
Allegheny locomotive. Best Western Greenfield Inn, Romulus MI Dinner included at
Day Two - Monday, June 5
Full Buffet Breakfast at your hotel. Tour the Ford Rouge Factory.
It is a celebration of the innovation of manufacturing in America - where history
and technology merge. GO behind the scenes inside the world's largest automotive
complex. EXPERIENCE a virtual reality theater adventure. See the world's
largest living roof. DISCOVER the new Ford factory where the F-150 is made.
Depart for Mackinaw City, with lunch on your own along the way. Board the
ferry to Mackinac Island. Upon arrival to the island, check in at a full service
historic hotel with restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, whirlpool. Dinner
included tonight at the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening on your own, the hotel
is close to pubs and shops to browse, or sit and listen to live music.
Day Three - Tuesday, June 6
Buffet Breakfast included at the hotel. Meet in front of the hotel for your
Mackinac Island Carriage tour. Your 90 minute narrated tour of the island
will take you past the beautiful Grand Hotel, up to Surrey Hill, through the State
Park and stop for a great view at Arch Rock. Your tour stops at Fort Mackinac
- where history comes alive! After your tour, horse drawn taxis will transport
your group to lunch. Your tour will stop at the Grand Hotel, where you will
enjoy the sumptuous Luncheon Buffet. Afterwards, spend some time relaxing
on the 660' front porch of the hotel, stroll the grounds and the shops. Meet your
horse drawn taxis to take you back down the hill and into the downtown area.
The rest of the afternoon is on your own to enjoy as you wish. Relax on the front
porch, rent a bike, walk the boardwalk, or buy some fudge and souvenirs! Dinner
is on your own tonight, lots of choices within close walking distance to the hotel.
Day Four - Wednesday, June 7
Buffet Breakfast included. Ferry to the mainland and meet your coach to depart
for Frankenmuth. Tour the Zeilinger Wool Company and see how wool socks are
made. Hear and see the Glockenspiel play The Piped Piper outside the Bavarian
Inn restaurant in the 35 - carillon bell tower. Beneath the bells is a large stage
where carved wooden figures moving on tracks act out the legend of the Pied Piper
of Hameln. The tale of the Pied Piper of Hameln dates back to the 13th Century and
tells of a plague of rats in the German town of Hameln. There is a plaza here with
benches to sit on. Arrive at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, the world's
largest Christmas retail store. Check in to your hotel, Drury Inn & Suites.
The hotel is located downtown, you can venture down the street and browse the shops
here on your own, or stay and enjoy the 5:30pm Kick Back at the hotel with
heavy appetizers and complimentary drinks. Dinner at Bavarian Inn Restaurant
in the main dining room. They offer a strolling accordion player throughout the
restaurant. Family Style Dinners include: Homemade Stolen and White Bread with house-made
Preserves, Noodle Soup, Coleslaw and three Seasonal Salads, Hot Vegetables, Buttered
Noodles, BIR Famous Chicken, served with bowls of creamy mashed potatoes, gravy
and baked dressing. Chef's Choice Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Milk or Fountain Soft Drinks.
Afterwards browse the shops - the Castle Shops are open until 9pm. If you missed
the Glockenspiel at 3pm, it plays again at 9pm.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, with
its beautiful stained glass windows. (Subject to availability) More time for shopping
at Bronner's or downtown before you depart for home.
NOTE: Be sure to bring a jacket on this trip, as the weather is unpredictable this
time of year