Day 2 - OHIO/FRANKENMUTH/BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
Travel to Rochester, Michigan this morning to Meadow Brook Hall, the historic home of one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women. Widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson, the mansion is one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America and it is truly spectacular. Lunch at Meadow Brook for our tour and then continue to Bay City for overnight. Warm cookies on arrival at our riverfront hotel. Meals: B,L,D
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BAY CITY
Day 7 – DEARBORN/PITTSBURGH
Depart Dearborn and the state of Michigan this morning for Pittsburgh where we will overnight. Dinner at the delightful Grand Concourse Restaurant. Meals: B,L,D
SHERATON SQUARE HOTEL
Day 8 - PITTSBURGH/HOME
Enjoy a ride on the Incline which overlooks this Renaissance City where three rivers meet before departing for home, stopping enroute for an independent lunch. Arrival in Wilmington in the late afternoon followed by Newark and Independence. Meals: B
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington *accommodations for 7 nights based on double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary including a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE tour of Mackinac Island * meals include 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners * taxes and gratuities for included meals, hotel and guides * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours and Travel.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 per person is required with each reservation. Final payment is due July 7, 2019. Cancellations: After final payment date there are no refunds. TRIP CANCELLATION/INTERRUPTION INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 4 SEASONS TOURS. If you have a pre-existing condition for which you are being treated, insurance must be applied for within two weeks of your deposit date.
Responsibility: B & B Travel, Inc. d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
Day 5 - MACKINAC ISLAND/DEARBORN
Enjoy another mouth-watering breakfast before boarding the ferry for a short crossing to St. Ignace where we board our motorcoach for spectacular scenery as we cross the Upper Peninsula Bridge, which spans for over five miles. We’ll stop in the delightful town of Frankenmuth, originally founded by German Lutherans and now has lovely shops you can explore. Afternoon arrival in Dearborn, your home for two nights. Meals: B,D
DOUBLE TREE HOTEL DEARBORN
Day 4 – MACKINAC ISLAND
This morning board a large horse-drawn carriage and tour a variety of local sites. Remainder of day at leisure to shop, stroll the hotel gardens and perhaps book afternoon tea. The local architecture and shops are fascinating. Another delicious dinner at our hotel with music as you dine. Meals: B,D
Day 6 - FORD RIVER ROUGE FACTORY/
HENRY FORD MUSEUM
his morning, go behind the sense at the world’s largest automotive complex as you watch the Ford F150 pickup truck being built on our Ford Company factory tour. This afternoon you have a choice of visiting the Henry Ford Museum or Green Village both of great interest. This uniquely American museum’s story highlights the growth of America and is told with trains, planes and motorcars, furnishings, clockwork, silver and pewter; with a tavern, a gristmill, the DT and M Roundhouse, a one-room school house all in historic districts that show the unique growth of our country. This is one of the most interesting and fascinating museums in America. The Village is a step back into time with historic homes and famous workshops including those from The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Robert Frost. Return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Meals: B,D
DOUBLE TREE HOTEL DEARBORN
Day 3 - BAY CITY/MACKINAC ISLAND
Following breakfast, continue north to Mackinac City for a short ferry ride crossing to historic Mackinac Island, the Jewel of the Great Lakes. A unique island barely two by three miles, it lies in the Straits of Mackinac, and most of it is almost as unspoiled as it was when the European settlers arrived. The cannon still booms daily at Fort Mackinac overlooking the harbor. No automobiles are allowed on this island of just over 500 permanent residents, only horses and carriages. Two nights at this National Historic Landmark, opened originally in 1887. Meals: B,D
featuring THE GRAND HOTEL
September 13 - 20, 2019
8 days / 7 nights
Day 6 - HENRY FORD MUSEUM, GREENFIELD VILLAGE/FORD FACTORY
A day devoted to exploring the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. This uniquely American museum's story highlights the growth of American and is told with trains, planes and motorcars, furnishings, jewelry, clockwork, silver and pewter; with a tavern, a gristmill, the DT and M Roundhouse, a one-room school house all in historic districts that show the unique growth of our country. This is one of the most interesting and fascinating museums in America. The Village is a step back into time with historic homes and famous workshops including those from The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Robert Frost. Return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Or put yourself in the center of sheer manufacturing might on the Ford Factory tour where the Ford F-150 is made. Get set for some eye-opening encounters with the technology of tomorrow-today! Tonight enjoy dinner at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, followed by a private tour of this magnificent English Manor House. Meals B,D
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/ OHIO
Morning departures take us along the Pennsylvania Turnpike into Bedford, PA for lunch at the Jean Bonnet Tavern before continuing to Cleveland, Ohio for overnight. Meals: L,D
HILTON GARDEN INN
Join this colorful escorted motorcoach tour into the great state of Michigan. Two nights on beautiful MACKINAC ISLAND AT THE DELUXE GRAND HOTEL, the hotel with the longest porch in the world and where you will step back into an era before automobiles; where travel is by horse and carriage. Travel to the Bavarian-style town of Frankenmuth to sample the charm of this enchanting town with its gingerbread, castle-like Bavarian architecture. In Dearborn an entire day is devoted to exploring the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We have included many meals and lots of fun. Be sure to join this adventure!