Mackinac Island

Dates: May 12–20, 2023
Registration: Open (How to Book Your Trip)
Registration deadline: Monday, December 12, 2022 

Discover Mackinac Island, featuring the Grand Hotel and the Tulip Time Festival.

Itinerary

9 days, including 13 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)

The overall activity level of this tour is a level 1. This means you’re a leisurely traveler. You like to discover the energy of a new place, but typically take it easy. You can handle at least one flight of stairs, board a coach, and walk for 15–30 minutes at a time with little difficulty.

Days 1 and 2

Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Chicago — Chicago, IL

Begin your second day with a locally guided tour of Chicago’s remarkable and impressive architecture. Highlights of your tour include famous Michigan Avenue, the “Magnificent Mile,” the Wrigley Building, the Loop, the Lakefront, and a walking tour through Millennium Park.

Day 3

Old windmill in a field of tulipsAccommodations: AC Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown — Grand Rapids, MI

Depart Chicago and make your way to Holland, Michigan, to celebrate the Tulip Time Festival. After an included lunch, a local guide will show off the town’s beautiful floral displays, while also giving you the history of this celebration that dates back to 1929.

Days 4 and 5

Accommodations: Grand Hotel — Mackinac Island, MI

Enjoy a scenic drive before arriving in Mackinaw City at the tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula. You will have some time to explore this coastal vacation town and grab lunch before boarding the ferry that will take you back to a simpler time on Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, listen for how the neighs of horses replace the roar of engines. Your home for the next two nights is the glorious Victorian-era resort, the Grand Hotel. Climb aboard your horse-drawn carriage for an island tour that includes stops at the Surrey Hills Carriage Museum and Arch Rock.

Day 6

Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City — Riverfront, Bay City, MI

Enjoy some leisure time at the Grand Hotel and in town before departing this afternoon for your riverfront accommodations in Bay City.

Days 7 and 8

Accommodations: Westin Hotel Southfield Detroit — Southfield, MI

Explore the architectural artistry of Alden B. Dow’s home and studio during a guided tour and explore the quaint town of Frankenmuth — or “Little Bavaria,” as the locals call it — with its Franconian-style architecture. Upon arrival, we’ll visit the largest Christmas store in the world — Bronner’s. On day 8, we’ll head to Dearborn, hometown of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company, and visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village for an experience in living history.

Day 9

Check out of the hotel and prepare for travel.

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Cost

Per-person rates begin at: 

  • Single occupancy: $4,699
  • Double occupancy: $3,699
  • Triple occupancy: $3,649

Included in cost: Round-trip airfare from Harrisburg International Airport, airline taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. Air travelers will arrive in Chicago and depart from Detroit.

Not included in cost: Cancellation waiver and insurance of $349 per person

All rates are per person and are subject to change.

How to Book Your Trip with Collette Travel

  • To book your trip by phone, please call 1-800-581-8942 and refer to booking #1138408
  • A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation. Deposits are refundable until December 12, 2022.
  • Final payment is due on March 13, 2023