Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Journey from Detroit to Mackinac Island, one of America's most favoured summer resorts on Lake Huron. Continue around the shores of Lake Michigan to Chicago on this 'Select by Globus' tour.
Fly to Detroit and transfer to your hotel. This evening join your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.
This morning, visit the Henry Ford Museum, the ultimate place to experience America's past and present. See the world's premier automotive exhibition, the limousine that JFK was in when he was assassinated, an original camp bed used by George Washington, the Rosa Parks bus, the Lincoln chair and much more. Continue to the little Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, founded by German immigrants in 1845. This evening enjoy an authentic Bavarian Dinner.
This morning visit Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, a one stop shop for everything Christmas, whatever time of year. Later, travel north to Mackinac Island. Since the Civil War, it has been one of America's most favoured summer resorts. Enjoy this special place with it's air of 19th century gentility and where bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only means of transportation. This evening you want to stroll along Main Street, shop for souvenirs or sample an island tradition, freshly made fudge.
This morning, enjoy a horse drawn Carriage Tour of this celebrated island. See the Avenue of Flags, the Governor's Mansion and enjoy a stop at Arch Rock, one of the most photographed spots on the island. From here there are breathtaking views of Lake Huron. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps, rent a bicycle to explore more of this elegant resort independently. This evening, enjoy dinner in the Main Dining Room, overlooking the Straits of Mackinac.
Depart by ferry from Mackinac Island, crossing through northern Michigan. Stop at the historic Legs Inn for incredible views of Lake Michigan. Learn about the inn's fascinating history adn enjoy some local specialities. Later, travel through the famed Tunnel of Trees, one of the most scenic roads in Michigan. Continue to Charlevoix, where a sightseeing tour introduces the city's Victorian summer resorts and renowned 'Mushroom Houses'. Later, arrive at your historic hotel, perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.
This morning, visit a local orchard, and be treated to a wagon ride and a delicious slice of cherry pie. Afterall, this the country's premier cherry producing centre. Continue to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and discover amazing views of these great sand dunes and Lake Michigan. Next, on to Grand Rapids and a visit to the Gerald Ford Presidential Library & Museum.
This morning, travel through the northern tip of Indiana to Chicago for a sightseeing tour of the 'Windy City'. Tonight join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. During dinner, enjoy a private presentation to learn the history of the hotel and how one of America's favourite desserts was created at the Palmer House Hilton, the chocolate brownie. There will be the opportunity to taste some for yourself.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.