Land Journey

Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island

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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Days
8
From
$4,360 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Traverse City, Dearborn, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Frankenmuth, Midland, Mackinac Island
Michigan Lakes Mackinac Island Escorted Tour
Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private live Motown band performance during dinner in Dearborn

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Two nights in Tower Rooms at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, set on 900 scenic acres

 

Wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal winery on the Old Mission Peninsula

 

Private horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island

 

A private presentation by a local historian during a two-night stay at the legendary Grand Hotel

 

Ford Rouge Factory Tour of state-of-the-art production facilities

 

Private tall ship sailing aboard the Manitou on Grand Traverse Bay

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Our Michigan tours wouldn't be complete without a stop at the “Motor City,” Detroit.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Get set for a tour through the lush Michigan countryside and along panoramic beaches with sand dunes stretching along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Take the impressive Ford Rouge Factory Tour, connecting the innovation of the past with the technology of the present and future; enjoy a private horse-drawn carriage tour on Mackinac Island; discover Detroit on a city highlights tour; spend two nights at the famed Grand Hotel, where a historian shares unique anecdotes about this historic landmark. Explore two centuries of American history and invention at The Henry Ford in Greenfield Village – with a ride on a Model T... discover fine Michigan wines at a wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal... enjoy "Tower" rooms at the Grand Traverse Resort, and much more on Tauck's merry Michigan tour! Read Less

Wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal

Day 2

Private dinner and wine pairing at Chateau Chantal winery

Located on a 65-acre estate on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay – one of the most scenic areas of the Great Lakes – Chateau Chantal is a French-style winery, Bed & Breakfast and vineyard estate opened in 1993 by the Begin family… Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal. A unique destination combining vineyards, winery and B&B complete with winding roads, fresh air, friendly hospitality and kind company, Chateau Chantal produces Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and other varietals. The Chateau is the genteel setting for a winery tour and wine-pairing dinner for Tauck guests only.

The Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Day 7

Take the Ford Rouge Factory Tour... and ride a vintage Model T

Opened by the Ford Motor Company a century ago, the Rouge Plant in Dearborn was the realization of Henry Ford’s vision of an ideal automotive complex where every aspect of production could be processed, manufactured and assembled in one place. Its first products in 1918 were anti-submarine boats for World War I; by the time it began producing Model A’s in the late 1920s, it was the largest integrated factory in the world. Everything from tractors to jeeps, tank engines, amphibious vehicles, and iconic cars like the Thunderbird and Mustang rolled off the Rouge assembly lines until 2004, when the complex was transformed into the model of 21st-century sustainable design you’ll visit today – building F-150 trucks and celebrating Ford’s past and future.

Grand Hotel – With Water View Room Upgrade

Nights 3 and 4

Back somewhere in time at the Grand Hotel...

You may recognize the great wrap-around porch and lobby of the Grand Hotel from the movie, "Somewhere in Time," when a dashing Christopher Reeve travels back in time to declare his love for the lady in a photograph, played by Jane Seymour. The 1980s film may have wrapped long ago, but the romance remains in the Mackinac Island landmark. You’ll go back in time too during your two-night stay here, learning more about its history (and its famous porch, the longest in the world) from an expert who knows it well... you may also upgrade to a water view room for your stay at the Grand Hotel (ask for details at booking).

When I told my friends I was going to Michigan, they said 'Why?' Well now I can tell them exactly how amazing Michigan is!

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Upgrade to a Water View Room on Mackinac Island

Double  $500; Single – $990; Triple – $335

A Tauck Exclusive upgrade option to a limited number of water view rooms at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island (nights 3 and 4) is available at additional cost per person; ask at booking for details.

Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

What you need to know

Before You Go

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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