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Mackinac Island and the Lilac Festival * June 16 - 19, 2017
Offered By: Coach USA
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival was voted one of the top 100 festivals in the United States.

Operates: Jun 16 2017
Tour Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH

Single Room - $985.00
Double Room - $775.00
Triple Room - $725.00
Quad Room - $685.00

Tour Description:


Two Great Nights at the Historical & Elite "Island House". The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival was voted one of the top 100 festivals in the United States, and is highlighted by many events on the Island as you stroll among the aromatic blossoms and colors of some of the oldest living lilacs in North America, and we're including the Lilac Parade this year!  We are staying 2 nights in the Victorian-style rooms at the 1852 family-owned and operated "Island House" right on Mackinac Island on the crystal blue waters of Mackinac harbor, where you can enjoy the festival and the island any way you wish, at any pace you wish. Plus lunch at the magnificent Grand Hotel .... and more.... read on!!  

Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 3 Night's Accommodations Including 2 Nights Right on Mackinac Island
  • Admission and Activities as Described Below
  • 5 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 1 Grand Hotel Buffet Luncheon
    • 1 Dinner at the Island House
  • Ferry Fees
  • Carriage Tour
  • Luggage Service and Taxes
Tour Itinerary:

Days One - Two - Travel to Mackinac Island

❖ We'll travel northwest with time to get-acquainted with our new Gad-About friends, and arrive in Mackinaw City late afternoon.  The first evening, you can enjoy their new shopping and dining experience, Mackinaw Crossings, where you an get dinner and enjoy strolling the streets of this little Victorian Village.  Later, enjoy the view from your waterfront hotel. The next morning, we'll cross the the 5-mile "Mighty Mac" Bridge to St. Ignace and board a ferry to take us over to beautiful Mackinac Island, where horse-drawn carriages will be waiting to take you on a delightful, narrated tour, ending at Fort. Mackinac with time to explore this historic piece of history.  The rest of your day is wonderfully free to have fun any way you wish amidst the many scenic and interesting things to do on Mackinac Island.  The choices are especially inviting during lilac season!  Rent a bike and ride around the Island, or perhaps hire your own horse-drawn carriage.  Purchase the Island's world-famous fudge at one of the many colorful shops along Main Street.  For history buffs, there are often guided walking tours, or perhaps tea at the Ft. Mackinac Tea Room (Yes!), or maybe a tour of Astor Fur House.  For water lovers, there are boats excursions; for nature-lovers, there's the new Butterfly Conservatory; for  those who want to relax more than anything, there are miles of beautiful lakeshore to sit along and daydream!  This evening, a lovely dinner is included at our hotel.  Perhaps you'll want to relax on the massive wrap-around porch and enjoy the amazing views before retiring!


Days Three - Free Morning on the Island - Lilac Parade in the Afternoon

❖ Today is free again in the morning, and then we're picked up by the Island "taxis" for one of the special highlights of your trip ... the "Grand Buffet Lunch" at the majestic 114-year old Grand Hotel, also called "The Crown Jewel of Mackinac Island" - wonderful in every way!  In the afternoon, the festive Lilac Parade takes place, and we have planned our dates again this year to be there - what a treat!  The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the beautiful Lilac, the charming shopping area, our special accommodations at the Island House, and the Island itself.  You won't want to leave!

Days Four - Frankenmuth

❖ We'll ferry back to the mainland and journey over to the quaint Bavarian village of Frankenmuth, where you will enjoy this delightful area, including time to get lunch on your own.  Much too soon, it will be time to head for Ohio, but the fun's not over as we make a stop at the "Man's Paradise" also known as Cabela's.  With rest stops and a dinner stop planned for your traveling comfort, we arrive back safe and sound to our pick-up points.  All-in-all, a wonderful opportunity to leave the rest of the world far behind and reel in the richness and charm of a bygone era.

Important Note:

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.

Departure Details:

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Terms and Conditions:

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All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full). You will drive yourself to the airport. Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

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