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Available: June 5 – 11, 2022 Join us on an action packed six-night adventure as we take in the sites of Door County, Wisconsin, the beauty of the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island and the Bavarian atmosphere of Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Arrival at our Northern Door County waterfront resort where we will spend the next three nights. Once settled into your comfortable accommodation’s, a delicious dinner will be served at the resort.
We will be met by our local knowledgeable guide at the resort before departing via motorcoach for a day of touring on Washington Island. Our first stop brings us to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant for a feast of Swedish pancakes topped with lingonberries and lots of laughs as you watch the antics of the resident goats. We continue on to the Northport Pier Ferry terminal where we make the crossing to Washington Island. Our day on the island includes visits to the one-of-a-kind School House Beach, the Washington Island Farm Museum, Stavkirke Church and a stop at Mann’s Mercantile. Lunch will be served today at Nelsen’s Hall. After a day of touring, we return via ferry to the resort for a chance to freshen up. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Fish Boil dinner and an entertaining historical re-enactment.
Breakfast is served at the resort this morning. Once again, we are joined by our local guide for a day of touring Door County. This morning we visit a local Farm Market, the Bjorklunden Chapel and the Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Lunch and shopping on your own in Fish Creek. This afternoon we journey to the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse for a tour and a chance to climb the new tower. We return to the resort for another delightful dinner.
Breakfast is served at the resort this morning. Boarding the motorcoach, we begin our journey along the north shore of Lake Michigan on route to Mackinaw City. Stop along the way for lunch on your own at a nostalgic restaurant in Manistique. Upon arrival in Mackinaw City, we board Shepler’s Ferry for Mackinac Island. Upon arrival on the island, we make a short walk to our waterfront location on Main Street for the next two nights. Our visit to the island corresponds with the famed Lilac Festival. Your group will be mesmerized by the beauty of the canopies of lilacs that encompass the island. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.
Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. After breakfast we will take a horse drawn carriage tour of the island before arriving at the Grand Hotel. A spectacular and world-famous Grand Luncheon buffet awaits. This afternoon is free to explore the island on your own and take in the Lilac Festival events, shops, fudge and much more. Dinner is on your own this evening with many magnificent restaurants to choose from within easy walking distance of the hotel.
Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. Following breakfast, we depart for Shepler’s Ferry and the return trip back to Mackinaw City. From here we make the short trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Lunch and shopping on your own in downtown Frankenmuth. This afternoon your group will choose between a fully narrated cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheel riverboat, or visit the local attractions including the Frankenmuth Clock Company and Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. Late afternoon we check into our centrally located hotel to freshen up for dinner. A delightful Bavarian style dinner is served at a local restaurant.
Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning. Schedule permitting, we participate in a hands-on pretzel making demonstration before beginning the journey home with many fond memories.
Three night’s accommodations in Northern Door County, Wisconsin
Two night’s accommodations on Mackinac Island
One night accommodation in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Five Dinners, Two Lunches, Six Breakfasts
Roundtrip ferry transportation (with motorcoach) to Washington Island
Visit to Washington Island
Guided tour of Door County, Wisconsin
Admission to the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
Two days local guide service in Door County
Roundtrip ferry transportation to Mackinac Island
Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
Visit to Frankenmuth, Michigan
Paddlewheel Riverboat cruise or an afternoon of local attractions
Hands on Pretzel Making demonstration
Baggage, taxes and service charges
**additional night available in Frankenmuth upon request
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