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Mackinac Island & the Great Lakes 2022

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Tour Itinerary

Experience life in the fast and slow lanes as you venture to where the automobile was born and where it’s been banned since 1898. This tour of Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes gets your engines revving with a visit to Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum and an overnight at the elegant Dearborn Inn, built by Ford on the lush former grounds of the Ford Motor Company. Switch gears as you board a ferry for Mackinac Island, the Jewel of the Great Lakes and one of the nation’s most popular summer resorts. With horse-drawn carriages and bicycles as the island’s only means of transportation, you’ll have no choice but to fuel up on lunch at the famous Grand Hotel, military history at the restored Fort Mackinac, and the decadent fudge the charming island is known for. Other sweet detours include the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, the coastal resort of Petoskey, and the faster-paced cities of Grand Rapids and Chicago.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN DETROIT/DEARBORN
    Welcome to the Michigan! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
  2. Day 2
    DEARBORN–FRANKENMUTH
    DEARBORN Visit the Henry Ford Museum.
    FRANKENMUTH Free time this afternoon, followed by an authentic [LF] Bavarian dinner and wine tasting. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    FRANKENMUTH–MACKINAC ISLAND
    FRANKENMUTH Visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Scenic ferry ride to Mackinac Island.
    MACKINAC ISLAND Horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry to your hotel. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Mackinac Island with a bicycle ride through town. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    MACKINAC ISLAND
    MACKINAC ISLAND Free time this morning before a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Grand Hotel for a guided tour and lunch. Carriage tour of the island includes Avenue of Flags, the Governor’s Mansion, and Arch Rock. Free time this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    MACKINAC ISLAND–MACKINAW CITY–PETOSKEY
    MACKINAC ISLAND Scenic ferry ride to the mainland.
    MACKINAW CITY Visit to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse State Park. Visit Legs Inn on Lake Michigan and sample [LF] local specialties. Scenic drive through the Tunnel of Trees en route to Petoskey.
    PETOSKEY Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    PETOSKEY–CHARLEVOIX–TRAVERSE CITY–GRAND RAPIDS
    PETOSKEY Free time this morning.
    CHARLEVOIX Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Victorian summer resorts and “Mushroom” Houses.
    TRAVERSE CITY Free time for lunch and shopping.
    GRAND RAPIDS Visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    GRAND RAPIDS–CHICAGO
    GRAND RAPIDS Drive through Indiana en route to Chicago.
    CHICAGO Guided sightseeing tour, followed by free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening at your hotel, the Palmer House Hilton, includes a [LF] private presentation on the hotel’s history and a sample of the famous dessert invented here. A member of the Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Palmer House hosted notable guests such as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Sarah Bernhardt, to name a few! Considered the longest continually operating hotel in America, it was also Chicago’s first hotel to have electric lights, phones, and elevators. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    CHICAGO
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

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

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

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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
4.1
Accommodations
3.4
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 14 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.

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