It's our 30th Anniversary, so we have re-imagined one of our all time favorite states to visit and refreshed our Discover Michigan 2022 tour!
Sit back, relax and enjoy our travel day east through Minnesota and on to Appleton, Wisconsin for our first overnight at the beautiful Fairfield Inn & Suites, which just happens to be Appleton's newest hotel. Get ready for some exciting days ahead!
We begin our day with a truly unique tour destination: London Dairy Alpaca Ranch located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Kevin and crew will share their love for their beloved Alpaca's as we interact and feed these beautiful and friendly animals. We will learn about use of their fiber and understand the uniqueness of this century owned family ranch. Of course we'll shop at the Alpaca Threads gift and wine shop! This afternoon, we will load the coach on the S.S. Badger for our four-hour cruise across Lake Michigan between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan. Enjoy Badger Bingo, a movie lounge, gift shop plus full food and beverage. Overnight is at the Drury Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Today, we tap into our can-do-spirit with six hours at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village. Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and sensations of America's fascinating formation, where over 80 acres brim with resourcefulness and ingenuity. Step foot in the lab where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment or the workshop where the Wright brothers taught us to reach for the sky. Vouchers will allow you to take a ride in a real Model T, jump on a real steam-powered locomotive and visit the 7 historic districts. Overnight is at the Detroit Marriott Livonia, located next door to Laurel Park Place Mall.
Discover your drive as we get an inside look at the making of America's most iconic truck, the Ford F-150, as we witness workers building a truck right before our eyes at the Ford Factory Rouge Plant Tour. We'll step into the world of Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation as we visit the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat, or check inside Buckminster Fuller's circular Dymaxion House. See vehicles that transported 20th century Presidents, reflect as you view the rocking chair President Lincoln was assassinated in and oh so much more. Our next two overnights will be enjoyed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge located in Michigan's Little Bavaria, Frankenmuth.
This morning, we will be turned into German bakers at our pretzel-rolling class and of course, we will reap our rewards after our Frankenmuth City tour with local guide. Start your Christmas shopping early at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland which just happens to be the world's largest Christmas store. Stroll over to Bronner's Silent Night Memorial Chapel, a replica of the original chapel located in Oberndorf, Austria. The peaceful Chapel consists of a walk-thru area, information about the composers of Silent Night and a reproduction of the original musical score. The Glockenspiel Tower houses a magnificent 35-bell carillon, a beautiful figurine movement and an illuminate clock, all imported from Germany. Late this afternoon, we will enjoy a narrated cruise on the Cass River on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat to learn Frankenmuth history. Dinner will be included with Frankenmuth's World Famous Chicken dinner, served family style at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.
Our first stop as we enter Mackinaw City will be at the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse for a self-guided tour. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits and the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum make this Cast of the Straits a true gem of the Great Lakes. We'll spend some time at Mackinaw Crossings before we board Shepler's Ferry and glide across Lake Huron to Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island is the truly "all natural theme park of America." Limited transportation to horse and buggy, bicycle or foot and surrounded by water, it has escaped the vast changes of time. As soon as you step off the Ferry, you will find yourself in a living Victorian village. We'll get checked in The Island House hotel which boasts beautifully renovated Victorian style rooms. You will have the remainder of today to enjoy as you wish.
It's Thursday morning already and time for our narrated, horse-drawn Carriage Tour of the Island. Our lunch will be at the legendary Grand Hotel Buffet after which time you are free to explore the Grand Hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening on your own.
Enjoy your morning on Mackinac Island before Shepler's Ferry will once again whisk us across Lake Huron for our return to the main land. We'll drive the five-mile long Mighty Mac suspension bridge. The Mackinac Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful bridges and the longest suspension bridge in America. It's then time to bid a fond farewell to the beautiful Straits of Mackinac and begin our journey homeward. Our overnight will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Tour Dates: Friday, July 22 thru Saturday, July 30, 2022
Tour Package Price
$2,350 - Two to Four Passengers Sharing a Hotel Room
$3,450 - Single Passenger
Marvelous Michigan Tour Inclusions:
London Dairy Alpaca Ranch guided tour, Two Rivers, WI
S.S. Badger Car Ferry across Lake Michigan. Manitowoc, WI-Ludington, MI
Self-guided time at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI
Greenfield Village Ride Vouchers: model T, carriage, bus, train, carousel*
Self-guided Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn, MI
Self-guided time The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation, Dearborn, MI
Pretzel Rolling Experience, Frankenmuth, MI
City Tour with local step-on guide, Frankenmuth, MI
Narrated Bavarian Belle Riverboat Cruise, Frankenmuth, MI
Self-guided Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw City, MI
Free time at Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI
5 mile Drive of Mackinac Bridge from Mackinaw City, MI to St. Igance, MI
Round Trip Shepler's Ferry, St. Ignace, MI to Mackinac Island, MI
Narrated Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island, MI
Admission to the Historic Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
Overnight accommodations at:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Appleton, Wisconsin
Drury Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Detroit Marriot Livonia, Livona, Michigan
2 nights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Michigan
2 nights at The Island House, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Eau Claire Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Continental Breakfast or deluxe hot breakfast buffet each morning
2 delicious Lunch and Dinner meals included at:
Bavarian Inn Restaurant AYCE Chicken Dinner, Frankenmuth, MI
Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet, Mackinac Island, MI
Round trip motor-coach transportation
A $1,000 per person deposit is due within 7 days of receipt of confirmation invoice. If payment is not received within 7 days, your name may be removed from the reservation list without notice. VISA, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted. Final payment is due June 10, 2022
Cancellations made prior to June 10 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made June 11 or after will receive no refund. Tour package is transferable to any party, without penalty, provided original tour passenger finds own replacement. No cash refunds will be given. Any refunds that may be due will be in the form of a future tour voucher.
Montam Tours offers Travelex Travel Insurance available for purchase. Price for individual plans are age based. Travel Select rate*:
ages 35-59= $158
Ages 60-69= $217
Ages 75-79= $367
Ages 80-84= $512
Ages 85+= $694
Plans must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip deposit to cover pre-existing conditions. Travel insurance can be purchased prior to departure. Other plans available. Please inquire. Currently no travel insurance policies cover COVID-19. * Rates subject to change without notice.
*Rides subject to availability.
**Itinerary/accommodations/meals may be changed as deemed necessary prior to final departure date. Any changes will be reflected in final tour documents mailed approximately 10 days prior to departure. A minimum number of passengers are required before this tour can operate.