The Great Lakes & Mackinac Island

Price per person
from £2,979

Price based on
London Heathrow
17th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Western USA

  • Platinum escorted tours

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.

At a glance


  • Detroit: Henry Ford Museum
  • Frankenmuth: Bavarian dinner
  • Mackinac Island: Carriage Tour
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Grand Rapids: Gerald Ford Presidential Library & Museum
  • Chicago: City Sightseeing

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Detroit

Day
1

Fly to Detroit and transfer to your hotel. 

This evening join your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Detroit - Frankenmuth

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Frankenmuth - Mackinac Island

Day
3

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. NOTE: The next two nights are spent at the Grand Hotel. It's Victorian architecture has appeared in many movies and has been a summer getaway for at least 5 US Presidents.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Mackinac Island

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Mackinac Island - Tunnel of Trees - Charlevoix - Petoskey

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Petoskey - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Grand Rapids

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Grand Rapids - Chicago

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Chicago - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Note: The July 21 departure has you on Mackinac Island during the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. “The Mac” is the longest annual freshwater race in the world.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Detroit: Marriott at Renaissance Center
  • Frankenmuth: Bavarian Inn Lodge
  • Mackinac Isalnd: Island House Hotel
  • Petoskey: Stafford's Perry Hotel
  • Grand Rapids: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Chicago: Palmer House Hilton

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