1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes 2020

Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes 2020


Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Overview

Dates & Prices

*Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
Start DateEnd DateOffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Sun, Jul 26, 2020
To
Sun, Aug 02, 2020
Deals$2,526Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
To
Sun, Aug 16, 2020
Deals$2,526Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
To
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Deals$2,488Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
To
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Deals$2,488Get Lower PriceGet Quote
* Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON GLOBUS TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Globus Tours.

Save 5% on select 2020 Worldwide vacations

Mention Promo Code: PT7470
Promotion Image

Save 5% on select 2020 Worldwide vacations

Save 5% on select 2020 Worldwide vacations

Promotion Details
Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Plus, receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings. Discounted rate is listed on website pricing.
Combinable with Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit.
Must Book By Tue, Apr 28, 2020
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Cuba & Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and April 28, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.

Discount for Young Travelers!

Mention Promo Code: PT1073
Promotion Image

Discount for Young Travelers!

Discount for Young Travelers!

Promotion Details
Young travelers ages 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land only portion of their vacation, plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com extra savings. Child discount does not apply to all vacations, please contact your Travel Consultant for applicable tours.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Big Savings For Small Groups

Mention Promo Code: PT5412
Promotion Image

Big Savings For Small Groups

Big Savings For Small Groups

Promotion Details
Traveling with family and friends has always been rewarding, and now the rewards can really pile up. Small groups of 5, 6, or 7 can save 5% per person off the land-only portion of the vacation. And don’t forget: in groups of 8 to 15, one person travels at half price; in a group of 16+, one person travels free. You'll also receive our additional AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.

Triple Room Reduction

Mention Promo Code: PT5416
Promotion Image

Triple Room Reduction

Triple Room Reduction

Promotion Details
Save when three people travel together and share accommodations, plus you'll also get our additional AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Mention Promo Code: PT7700
Promotion Image

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

Promotion Details
Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation (Cosmos, Globus, Avalon or Monograms) from 2019 onward you can earn up to $250 per person ($500 per couple) Welcome Back Credit to use towards your next vacation, plus as always our AffordableTours.com additional savings. There will be some select exceptions to the credit, including Escapes by Globus, Oberammergau, Monograms City Get-a-ways, Private Touring and any heavily discounted programs like Avalon Suite Rewards. Please see the list below for your potential credit amount listed per person.

  • Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
  • Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
  • Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
  • Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price.
Must Book By Thu, Dec 31, 2020
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

We Are Committed To:

When you book a trip with us, whether it's halfway around the world or in your own backyard, you can rest assured that you'll benefit from our vast experience in the travel industry, our award-winning service and client satisfaction.

Learn More

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Charming and historic hotels, beautiful Lake Michigan, fun experiences, and beautiful scenery…all of this and more await you on this Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes Tour. A highlight of this tour is the time you’ll spend on Mackinac Island, one of the country’s favorite summer retreats. Here, bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only means of transportation. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island and have lunch at the elegant Grand Hotel, with its Victorian-style architecture. Witness amazing views as you sit in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch. Behold more amazing views on your drive in northern Michigan’s famed Tunnel of Trees, a narrow, winding highway with rolling hills following the shores of Lake Michigan.Outside of Detroit, visit the Henry Ford Museum, with innovations and artifacts from America’s past, including the Rosa Parks Bus, the world’s premier automotive collection, the JFK Presidential limousine, and much more. In Grand Rapids, visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. To make this tour unique, Globus also has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Enjoy a Bavarian dinner and wine tasting in Frankenmuth, a small Bavarian town founded in 1845. Near Petoskey, visit an orchard for a wagon ride and cherry pie. In Chicago, a private presentation at the historic and elegant Palmer House Hilton—where you’ll stay for the night—lets you learn about the hotel’s history and how one of America’s favorite desserts was created here. From the vibrant cities and small towns to the scenic beauty and fun-filled experiences, this Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes tour is a charming vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN DETROIT/DEARBORN.
Welcome to the Michigan! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey. Spend tonight at the historic Dearborn Inn. Built by Henry Ford in 1931, this luxury Inn is situated on 23 acres of landscaped countryside.

Day 2: DETROIT–FRANKENMUTH.
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 JFK Presidential Limousine, an original camp bed used by George Washington, and the Rosa Parks Bus. Afterward, we continue to the little Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, founded by German immigrants in 1845. This evening, enjoy an authentic [LF] BAVARIAN DINNER. Experience fine German cuisine and a wine tasting. (B,D)

Day 3: FRANKENMUTH–MACKINAC ISLAND.
This morning, visit BRONNER’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, a one-stop shop for everything Christmas. Leave the motorcoach behind and FERRY to Mackinac Island where a horse-drawn carriage transfers you to the hotel. Since the Civil War, the island has been one of the nation’s most favored summer resorts. Enjoy this special place with its air of 19th-century gentility and where bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only means of transportation. (B)

NOTE:

The July 12 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.

Day 4: MACKINAC ISLAND.
This morning is at leisure. Rent a bicycle to explore on your own, visit Fort Mackinac, or sample some of the island’s famous fudge. Then, travel by horse and carriage for lunch at the elegant GRAND HOTEL which served as a summer getaway for celebrities, such as Mark Twain, Jimmy Durante, Christopher Reeve, and five U.S. presidents since its opening in 1887. Later, 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. (B,L)

Day 5: MACKINAC ISLAND–TUNNEL OF TREES–CHARLEVOIX–PETOSKEY
. Depart by ferry from Mackinac Island, crossing through northern Michigan. Visit OLD MACKINAC POINT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK, a guiding beacon for ships since 1889. Then, stop at the historic Legs Inn for incredible views of Lake Michigan. Learn about the inn’s fascinating history and enjoy some [LF] LOCAL SPECIALTIES. Later, journey through the famed TUNNEL OF TREES, one of the most scenic roads in Michigan. Continue to Charlevoix, where a sightseeing TOUR with a Local Guide introduces you to the city’s Victorian summer resorts and renowned “Mushroom Houses.” Later, arrive at your historic hotel, perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. (B)

Day 6: PETOSKEY–GRAND RAPIDS.
This morning, visit a local [LF] ORCHARD, where you’ll be treated to a wagon ride and a delicious slice of cherry pie. After all, this is the country’s premier cherry-producing center! Next, on to Grand Rapids and a visit to the GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM. The museum lets you participate in history while learning about the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. (B)

Day 7: GRAND RAPIDS–CHICAGO.
This morning, travel through the Indiana to Chicago for a sightseeing tour of the “Windy City.” Tonight, join your Tour Director and travel companions for a festive farewell dinner. During dinner, enjoy a [LF] PRIVATE PRESENTATION to learn the history of the hotel and how one of America’s favorite desserts was created at the Palmer House Hilton. Then, enjoy a taste for yourself! (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE:
Accommodations for this evening are at the historic and elegant Palmer House Hilton. Learn the interesting story of the hotel, from the Great Chicago Fire to celebrity guests like Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and more.

Day 8: CHICAGO.
Your Great Lakes tour ends this morning, with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

DEARBORN
Explore the Henry Ford Museum

FRANKENMUTH
[LF] Traditional Bavarian dinner with wine tasting; visit to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

MACKINAC ISLAND
Carriage tour; lunch at the Grand Hotel

MACKINAC CITY
Visit the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

TUNNEL OF TREES
Visit historic Legs Inn and enjoy [LF] local specialties; sightseeing

CHARLEVOIX
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit a [LF] local orchard for a wagon ride and treat

GRAND RAPIDS
Gerald Ford Presidential Library & Museum

CHICAGO
Sightseeing; farewell dinner including a [LF] private presentation

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Chicago


OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$735 to $950

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$165 to $250

Extra Nights per person in Dearborn:
All departures except June 7: in single room $264; in twin room $151; in triple room $110
Departure June 7: in single room $467; in twin room $253; in triple room $178

Extra Nights per person in Chicago:
in single room $321; in twin room $181; in triple room $136

Dearborn: The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
Built in 1931 on the former grounds of Ford Motor Company, The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel boasts 23 landscaped acres in a prime location near Dearborn Heights. The hotel features stately guestrooms, two restaurants, fitness center, and landscaped lawns and gardens.
Address:
20301 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn MI, United States
Frankenmuth: Bavarian Inn Lodge
Located in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth on the banks of the beautiful Cass River, the Bavarian Inn is a charming German-themed hotel including a Glockenspiel, Biergarten, and on-site restaurant featuring traditional German cuisine.
Address:
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth MI, United States
Mackinac Island: Island House Hotel
The historic Island House Hotel features sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities, including two on-site restaurants, complimentary Wi-Fi, bike rentals, heated indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna.
Address:
6966 Main Street
Mackinac Island MI, United States
Petoskey: Stafford's Perry Hotel
This three-story, turn-of-the-century hotel overlooks Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Guests can enjoy the Noggins Room Pub for a casual meal and live music, or the H.O. Rose Dining room for beautiful views and regional cuisine.
Address:
100 Lewis Street
Petoskey MI, United States
Grand Rapids: Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
Situated on the Grand River, this striking 29-story hotel balances historic charm and modern amenities, and features spectacular views of the surrounding area. With a section of the hotel dating to 1913 and a newer modern tower, rooms are designed to reflect the era in which they were built, featuring historic accents and modern furnishings.
Address:
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids MI, United States
Chicago: Palmer House Hilton Chicago
Built in 1871, the luxurious Palmer House Hilton is steeped in history, hosting prominent figures including Charles Dickens, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and numerous US presidents. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Chicago, within walking distance of Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Michigan Avenue.
Address:
17 E Monroe Street
Chicago IL, United States

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 10 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

Loved this trip to the Great Lakes and Mackinac Island. Everything was not only perfect and met my expectations but the tour guide, Susanna, made the trip interesting and fun.

I did expect a short tour of Detroit, but it didn't happen. We had wine tasting, but then the bottles were not shared for the evening meal. My tour director explained, and it was all in the semantics; thus, a tasting is not a glass of wine. The visit to the Gerald Ford Museum was too long. The museum is lovely, and I liked President Ford. The visit was too long, because that museum is not so huge, but very well done and easy to get around in an hour. Overall, the tour was well paced and not exhausting.

Worst trip by Globus ever! Tour guide and bus driver - Exceptional! Accommodations - Dreadful! Island House - Worst ever! Palmer House - Awful! Renaissance Center - Very good Others - Acceptable at best. Sightseeing - Acceptable, at best. Glad to be home!

Everything went smoothly. We were especially impressed by the ease of our transfers from the Detroit airport to our hotel.

It was all great, but the highlight was the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Free Quote

Free Quote


Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!


Dedicated Travel Consultant

Dedicated Travel Consultant


Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!


Lowest Price Guaranteed

Lowest Price Guaranteed


Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!


Stress Free Travel

Stress Free Travel


Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!



Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2017.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!