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Traverse City

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  • Traverse City

    Traverse City is Northern Michigan's attraction destination nestled on beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Known as a four-season playground, it is now celebrated for quality cuisine, wine and culture.

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    Miles of sugar-sand shoreline include the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with romantic lighthouses and coastal villages.

    The glacier-sculpted landscape of orchards and vineyards includes more than 20 golf courses. Swimming, sailing, canoeing,paddling, hiking and fishing are favorite warm weather activities, while winter turns the region into a playground for skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoers.

    No Traverse City trip is complete without at least one day spent shopping the quaint boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries and antique shops. Downtown Traverse City is a destination unto itself, with its charming tree-lined streets, historic buildings and sidewalk cafes. Take a 5-minute drive to the Village at Grand Traverse Commons to soak up some local history while you investigate more boutiques, art galleries, wineries and restaurants.

    The 40+ wineries and tasting rooms on the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Huge rolling hills are blanketed in acres of vineyards and fruit orchards -- including more than 2 ½ million cherry trees, earning Traverse City the designation of Cherry Capital of the World!

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  • Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island

    Begins in Traverse City, Michigan and ends in Detroit, Michigan

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: June, July, August, September and October

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Roundtrip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 7 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
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    Day 01

    Arrive Traverse City

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Traverse City. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, a beautiful resort set on 900 acres. Join your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner this evening.

    Hotel: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Great Lake Dunes

    Today, visit the Music House Museum, home to antique musical instruments and music-making machines, then journey along the west coast, passing through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll enjoy great views of the protected 35 mile-long shoreline which has an amazing palette, ranging from pale champagne to burnt sienna, and dunes which spike up to 400ft! The season's fruits from the vine are samped in a private wine tasting tour at Black Star Farms. This evening, enjoy a private winery dinner.

    Hotel: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Straits of Mackinac

    Your scenic journey continues to the Straits of Mackinac, where visits to Petoskey and the historic Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse will be enjoyed. In the afternoon, you take the ferry to Mackinac Island, which is only accessible by water or air. On arrival, a horse-drawn carriage awaits and transports you back in time to the Victorian era of the late 1800s. Your two night stay is at the most celebrated hotel in America.

    Hotel: Grand Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Mackinac Island

    First inhabited by the Europeans more than three centuries ago, Mackinac Island measures just two miles by three miles and remains an unspoilt treasure. Motorised vehicles are not allowed, so all visitors and residents travel by foot, bicycle and carriage; in this spirit, your private tour of the island is by horse-drawn carriage. Visit Fort Mackinac which has stood watch over the Straits of Mackinac for over 200 years, then the remainder of the day is free for exploration.

    Hotel: Grand Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Bay City

    This morning you visit Midland for a tour of the architect Alden B. Dow's home. The home is a National Historic landmark. You'll spend tonight on the east bank of Saginaw River, in the heart of historic downtown Bay City.

    Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City Riverfront (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Frankenmuth

    Now it's out onto the water! You'll take a narrated cruise aboard a 'Tall Ship' schooner up the Saginaw River to Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Your next stop is at the Bavarian inspired town of Frankenmuth for lunch and some additional time at your leisure. 

    Hotel: The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Dearborn

    Your final full day includes a private guided visit this morning. Journey through living history exhibits dedicated to the American Experience, including Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum. There's even a ride on a Model T! Enjoy a leisurely afternoon before your farewell reception and dinner with your new-found friends.

    Hotel: The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    There's time this morning for a spot of shopping before returning to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2549 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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