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Summer on Mackinac Island in Michigan, including two nights at the Grand Hotel

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For centuries, visitors have enjoyed this national treasure that’s home to historic Fort Mackinac, world-famous Mackinac Island fudge and car-free streets full of horse-drawn carriages. This ideal vacation spot is a paradise with incredible natural landmarks, awe-inspiring sunrises and unforgettable sunsets. There’s unique shopping, diverse dining and extraordinary nightlife. No wonder Travel and Leisure ranked Mackinac Island the Best Island in the Continental U.S. Come experience the Jewel of the Great Lakes yourself!
Grand Hotel, Michigan


Day 1

We begin our journey this morning, traveling northward, with our overnight at the beautiful Essenhaus Inn in Middlebury, Indiana. This evening, we will enjoy a delicious family-style Amish dinner at Indiana’s largest restaurant, Das Essenhaus. (D)

Day 2

We continue our journey this morning, arriving in Mackinaw City, Michigan tonight.  We will overnight within a short walking distance to Mackinaw Crossings and the downtown area, where there are several restaurants available for dinner on your own.  (B)

Day 3

We board the ferry to Mackinac Island this morning!  Upon arrival, we will take a horse-drawn tour of the island. There will then be time for lunch on your own and shopping in the downtown area of Mackinac Island. This afternoon a taxi ticket will be provided for your transportation to the beautiful Grand Hotel, the crown jewel of pristine secluded Mackinac Island, for the next two nights. The Grand Hotel has been America’s Summer Place since 1887. This evening, dress in your finest for dinner off the menu in the Main Dining Room (Sport coat or Suit and tie for men). After dinner, enjoy coffee service (demitasse) along with a lovely recital in the parlor. Later, choose from the intimate piano bar in the cupola or dancing to the full orchestra in the ballroom (Terrace Room). (B, D)

Day 4
Rise and Shine coffee service is available for early risers in the parlor this morning. A full breakfast is included in the Main Dining Room. Enjoy your day visiting the gardens, stables, and galleries of the hotel. Or perhaps sit on the longest front porch in the world and enjoy a bottle of Coke from the antique Coke cart. Today is free for you to explore this glorious island and beautiful hotel! This evening, dinner is included in the Main Dining Room, with after-dinner activities available. (B, D) 
Day 5

Following breakfast this morning, we ferry to Mackinaw City to depart to Frankenmuth, Michigan, “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” and number one tourist attraction. Upon arrival, we will visit Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store. The Bavarian Inn Lodge is our home tonight, nestled on the banks of the Cass River. The lodge has created an authentic German atmosphere including hand-carved woodwork, imported German wall décor and Old World hospitality. Dinner is included tonight at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6                                                                         This morning, enjoy a German Breakfast Buffet at the hotel before departing for home.  We will arrive in Southern Illinois late afternoon. (B)


  • 9 meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Breakfasts and dinners are included at the Grand HotelArch Rock Pano
  • 5 nights’ deluxe accommodations/baggage handling, including two nights at the beautiful Grand Hotel
  • One taxi carriage ticket on Mackinac Island
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island
  • Ferry to/from Mackinac Island
  • Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation and driver’s gratuity
  • Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys

Price Per Person:
Double: $2,180
Triple: $1,915
Quad: Not available
Single: $3,102

$300 deposit with reservation.     

$25 early bird discount with deposit received before September 1, 2023, to be deducted from final payment. Final payment due   June 12, 2024.

Optional cancellation insurance due to illness of person traveling or immediate family member, is recommended and available for purchase: $100 per person double; $88 per person triple; $142 per person single. Insurance payment due with deposit.