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GRAND HOTEL – MACKINAC ISLAND October 11 – 19, 2020

GRAND HOTEL – MACKINAC ISLAND October 11 – 19, 2020

Starting at $2,689.00
PASSPORT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP

 

PRICE PER PERSON based on hotel room occupancy:
Single: $3414.00
Double: $2689.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$400.00 deposit due upon booking
Balance due 45 days prior to departure

No visit to Michigan is complete without a visit to Mackinac Island and no visit to Mackinac Island should end without experiencing the unique atmosphere of The Grand Hotel where time seems to stand still.

Belterra CasinoSunday Oct 11 Meet your coach and tour escort as we journey to the Belterra Casino Resort located in Florence, Indiana, just South of Cincinnati, Ohio for a one-night stay.  There will be rest stops and a lunch stop, on your own, in route.  Water and snacks will also be available onboard the coach.  Belterra is a classic but revolutionary casino resort situated on the scenic Ohio River near the Markland Dam. Offering non-stop gambling action, thrilling entertainment, incredible food, unique shopping, comfortable accommodations, an indulgent spa, and world-class golf, Belterra is a true resort experience.  Escape from the ordinary and into the best that life has to offer.  You will have a voucher for the Dinner Buffet and each person will receive $10 in Free Play at the Casino.   

fountainMonday Oct 12 This morning after an included breakfast, we check out of the resort and depart for Frankenmuth, MI, known for its Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season. There will be rest stops and lunch, on your own, enroute. Upon arrival we will check into the Bavarian Inn Lodge for a one-night stay. We then experience their world-famous chicken dinner along with entertainment including group singing of the famous German “Schnitzelbank Song”. You will have the rest of the evening to explore the area. B D

paddle boatTuesday Oct 13 This morning after an impressive breakfast buffet, we check out and board our coach where we will be met by a local guide who will give us a tour of Frankenmuth. After our tour you will have some free time to shop at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the World’s Largest Christmas Store. Christmas Lane at Bronner’s is illuminated 365 days a year (this year 366) with over 50,000 strings of lights and the Silent Night Memorial Chapel is wonderful any time of the year. We then depart for Mackinaw City with a lunch stop, on own, enroute, to arrive by 3:30 PM to catch the 4:00 PM ferry over to the beautiful Mackinac Island. Upon arrival at the dock we will be met by our horse-drawn taxis (there is no motorized transportation on the island) to take us to the Grand Hotel. Since 1887 The Grand Hotel has beckoned guests to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Experience the tradition of Afternoon Tea in the Parlor, dressing up for dinner, nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra, and sitting in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch with views of the Straits of Mackinac. Today, guests enjoy modern amenities while the hotel’s original architecture and charm have been tastefully preserved. Every evening at the Grand Hotel is a special occasion. Pull out your favorite dress or suit jacket and tie, stroll along the porch and take a photograph to remember your trip. Then head inside to the Main Dining Room for a spectacular dinner that includes an appetizer, soup, salad, entrée and dessert. After dinner, walk down the hall to the Terrace Room and enjoy dancing and live music from the Grand Hotel Orchestra and an after-dinner cocktail or grab a nightcap at the Cupola Bar, located at the top of the hotel. The view of the Mackinac Bridge at night is a sight you won’t soon forget. B D

carriage ridesWednesday Oct 14 Start your day with a full breakfast in Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room. After breakfast we board our horse-drawn carriages out front for a guided tour of the island. After the tour you will have the rest of the day free to do as you please. Rent a bicycle and ride around the island, enjoy lunch in town, tour Fort Mackinac, shop for some souvenirs, try out some of the famous Mackinac Island Fudge and buy some to take home. Be sure to be back in time to be dressed for dinner this evening. B D

shipwreckThursday Oct 15 Sadly, our time on this beautiful island must come to an end. Enjoy an early breakfast this morning as we must be at the dock in by 8:30am to catch the 9:00am ferry back to the mainland. Our motorcoach and driver will be awaiting us when we arrive at the dock in Mackinaw City. Once we have loaded up, we will depart for Alpen, MI via Heritage Route 23 – Known as the Pathway to the Sunrise Coast. We will travel part of the northern Lake Huron shoreline which offers some of the most spectacular views of Lake Huron, the forests, wetlands, lighthouses, parks, trails, museums, small towns culture and so much more. We will travel through Cheboygan, Presque Isle, home of the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes, then arriving in Alpena, on the shores of Thunder Bay. Upon arrival you will have free time for shopping, sightseeing and lunch. This afternoon we will experience the Great Lakes and their rich history … above and below the waves! Explore the shipwrecks of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on a glass bottom boat. During the 2½- hour cruise you will see magnificently preserved shipwrecks, scenic shorelines and majestic lighthouses. You will learn about the history, legends and the lore of Thunder Bay and many famous shipwrecks as you cruise the shoreline. When we return, we board our coach and depart for Thunder Bay Resort and Elk Preserve where we will spend the night. This evening you are in for a memorable experience. After check-in we board a carriage drawn by gentle draft horses and travel through the resort and across the Thunder Bay River to see the majestic elk. We then continue to the Elk Antler Log Cabin to enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared on antique wood cook stoves as well as a wine tasting featuring locally made wine. After dinner we board our carriage for the return trip back to our rooms for the evening. B D

Friday Oct 16 This morning after breakfast in the Clubhouse Grill, we board our coach and depart for Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. There will be rest stops and lunch, on own, enroute. Upon arrival we will check into our downtown area hotel for a two-night stay. You are free the rest of the evening. B

niagra fallsSaturday Oct 17 This morning after breakfast we meet our local guide for a tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Learn about the geology and hydrology of the Falls and its colorful history, including the many different and normally unsuccessful methods daredevils have attempted to “go over the falls!”  View the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Upper Niagara River and Rapids, Whirlpool, and Gorge.  Hear how modern-day man has attempted to tap into the natural power of the Falls as we pass the Power Plants, Control Dams, and Water Intakes.  Discover Table Rock Complex, the famous Floral Clock, and the School of Horticulture.  Next, we visit the historic capital of the British colony of Upper Canada since 1792, the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stop for breathtaking photos of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario and experience the old-world charm of British colonial life in Canada. We end our tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake where you will have time for lunch, on your own, and some shopping before we return to the hotel. You are free the rest of the afternoon. Tonight, you are in for a treat – Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show: Celebrating Canada for over 26 years! Canada’s longest running dinner musical features over 70 songs; from maritime folk songs to modern classics. With music from artists like Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain Bryan Adams and many more. The all-Canadian, family-style meal is served by the performers during the show. At what other show are you served by a singing Mountie!! After the show we return to our hotel, enjoying the beauty of the Falls all lit up at night. B D

Sunday Oct 18 Breakfast is available this morning prior to checking out and making our way towards home. Today’s beautiful autumn drive takes us through Pennsylvania into the Mountaineer State of West Virginia where we will spend the night in Beckley. There will be rest stops and lunch, on your own, enroute. Prior to checking into our hotel for the evening we will enjoy dinner and shopping this evening at the Tamarack Artisan Center & Restaurant. Tamarack’s striking, peaked red roof and attractively landscaped grounds draw half a million visitors annually into a welcome respite of visual beauty, Appalachian sounds, and distinctive aromas.  Tamarack offers unique retail artisan products and extraordinary food, which enhances this Mountain State’s wonderful image. B D

Monday Oct 19 Breakfast is available prior to checking out and heading home. Today will be a beautiful drive through the mountains of Virginia and into the Carolinas before finally arriving home after a colorful, exciting trip to the Grand Hotel, the State of Michigan and Canada. B

 

PRICE PER PERSON based on hotel room occupancy:
Single: $3414.00
Double: $2689.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$400.00 deposit due upon booking
Balance due 45 days prior to departure

HIGHLIGHTS
Belterra Casino Resort Hotel
Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
Ferry to Mackinac Island, MI
2 Nts. The Grand Hotel
Horse-drawn Carriage Tour
Heritage Rte 23 – Sunrise Coast
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Glass Bottom Boat
Thunder Bay Resort & Elk Preserve – horse drawn carriage ride through the preserve; gourmet dinner cooked on wood stoves; wine tasting
2 Nts. Niagara Falls, Guided tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Free time in Niagara Falls, ON
Oh Canada! Eh? Dinner Show
Tamarack Artisan Center
Beautiful Fall Colors

INCLUDED
Transportation roundtrip by motor coach
Storehouse tours tour escort
8 nights’ lodging
All tours & admissions listed
Includes 15 meals
8 Breakfasts
6 Dinners
1 Dinner Show
All taxes, baggage handling and travel arrangements

DEPARTURES
Myrtle Beach, SC

BOOKINGS
Contact Ms. Robin McCall at
(843) 235-2966 or e-mail
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TRANSPORTATION
Modern motorcoach transportation will be provided. The motorcoach will be equipped with DVD players, restroom and operated by experienced drivers.

TOUR ESCORT
A Storehosue Tours travel representative will accompany the group to all destinations to oversee the trip and take care of all travel arrangements and details.

PAYMENTS
Make all check payments payable to Storehouse Tours and mail to:

Storehouse Tours
37 Heather Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
or
you may pay with a credit card over the phone. Please note there is a 3% processing fee for all credit card payments

A PASSPORT IS REQUIRED
FOR THIS TOUR.

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
Storehouse Tours has partnered with “Kelly Tours” & “Travel Insured” who offer excellent Travel Insurance, providing peace of mind in case you have to cancel for a variety of reasons or your trip is disrupted due to medical or other reasons. Please contact Travel Insured directly:

http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=44945

or call 1-800-243-3174 & reference Kelly Tours account #44945

CANCELATION
On multi day ground trips:
No cancelation penalty if a trip is cancelled before the final payment due date. 50% cancelation penalty if a trip is cancelled 44–30 days prior to trip departure. 100% cancelation penalty if trip is canceled within 30 days of trip departure.

FINAL LETTER
A final trip letter will be provided three weeks prior to the trip departure date highlighting hotel phone numbers, departure and return times, a list of what to bring and a current itinerary.

TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS
Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve Basis. It is important that reservations and deposits be made at the earliest possible date to ensure availability of a particular tour.

Please contact Ms. Robin McCall at (843) 235-2966 for bookings & payments