Lilacs & Leisure on Mackinac Island June 10-14, 2018
Featuring the Annual Mackinac Lilac Festival, Mission Point Resort and the Henry Ford Museum!
Day 1: Embark this morning for a summer retreat on the beautiful Mackinac Island, MI. Along the way, stop in Mt. Pleasant, MI for 1 night to experience the luxurious Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino. You will be provided with a $20 Dining Card to use at any one of the many restaurants located throughout the resort, for dinner and a $30 Premium Play credit to try your luck in the Casino. If gaming is not for you, then simply relax and enjoy the resort. Take advantage of the 2400 square foot “free form” indoor pool holds 64,000 gallons of water and features over half a million glass tiles imported from Milan, Italy or visit the Spa. (D - $20 Dining Card) Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast and free time at the resort this morning, then board the Motor Coach for Mackinaw, MI where you will board Shepler’s Ferry for Mackinac Island. Upon arrival to the Island, you can choose to take a short scenic walk or a horse-drawn carriage taxi ride to the Mission Point Resort for check in. No need to worry about your bags as they will be taken from the Ferry and brought to the Resort by hotel staff. This evening, explore the grounds on a guided Horticulture Tour and receive a commemorative plant to take home with you. Dinner is included tonight in the Summit Room at the Resort. (B,D) Mission Point Resort - Mackinac Island
Day 3: After breakfast, get a feel for the Island, known as The Jewel of the Great Lakes, full of beautiful vistas, on a guided Carriage Tour. Mackinac Island has something for everyone. The tour will end at The Grand Hotel, where your admittance is included. Tour the hotel and grounds at your leisure. There are several dining options should you choose to have lunch here. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the Island. Beautiful and fragrant lilacs will be in full bloom during The Annual Lilac Festival, so take a moment to “stop and smell the lilacs”! Visit one of the many events happening all over the Island or simply relax on the grounds of the Grand Hotel or Mission Point Resort. You will have Carriage Taxi tickets provided from the Mission Point Resort to get around. (B) Mission Point Resort - Mackinac Island
Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel before checking out. The hotel will hold your bags to transfer to the ferry this afternoon. You will have free time this morning to say farewell to this majestic Island, having lunch on your own prior to taking Shepler’s Ferry back to the mainland. Once back in Mackinaw, board the Motor Coach to journey to Allen Park, MI to check in at the BW Greenfield Inn for 1 night. Dinner will be included tonight. (B,D) BW Greenfield Inn - Allen Park, MI
Day 5: After breakfast, you will check out and head into Dearborn, MI for the Henry Ford campus. Here you will tour the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation at your own pace. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers' achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House. Afterwards, depart for home having stepped into a simpler time on the beautiful Mackinac Island and been inspired by the innovation and modern mechanics displayed at the Henry Ford! (B)
• Round trip Shepler’s Ferry ticket
• On Mackinac Island: Roundtrip Carriage Taxi between the Ferry and Resort, 1 Additional Carriage Taxi ticket per person, a Carriage Tour of the Island, Guided Horticulture tour with Commemorative plant and admittance to The Grand Hotel & Grounds
• In Detroit: Henry Ford Museum
• Taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions
• Baggage Handling
- Nature Observance
- Prices are per-person and subject to a 3% Surcharge on all Credit Card payments.