From a ride in a Model T to a cruise close to Niagara Falls this Interlude will keep you moving! Be intrigued in Detroit when visiting both the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village – both celebrating the spirit and experiences of early America. Capture the grandeur of the Victorian era when you venture back in time via horse-drawn carriage on Mackinac Island. While there you’ll bask in the elegance of a bygone era when staying at The Grand Hotel and touring the West Bluff Victorians.
Then it’s on to the Bavarian treasures of Frankenmuth – it’s not too soon to think about Christmas at Bonner’s Christmas Wonderland! Later you’ll be treated to the unique and interesting “Journey Behind the Falls” as you settle into Canada and enjoy the scenic Niagara Parkway and the incredible sites it boasts. Your dinner at the revolving restaurant overlooking the Falls is a breathtaking memory in the making, especially at night, when the Falls are all lit up!
Please read the full itinerary and plan to travel with us by car, boat and horse-drawn carriage as we explore together and take a fascinating look into some of our most treasured and revered landmarks.
Note: Date changed from original one published for fall.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING*|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
|SAVE $100||Book by May 1st (October date)|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1 Fly to Detroit
Upon arrival in Detroit, meet your vacation manager & transfer to your hotel for two nights in Dearborn. Doubletree by Hilton, Dearborn, MI
Day 2 Ford Factory & Village
This morning, visit the famous River Rouge Plant, a modern marvel of 21st century manufacturing where Ford F-150 trucks are built. Then, visit the Henry Ford Museum, known as our greatest collection documenting the American experience. See the Rosa Parks bus, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the limousine where President Kennedy was shot, and much more. Also, visit Greenfield Village, established by Henry Ford in 1929 as a living history museum to celebrate the American spirit from pioneer days to modern times. Ride in a Model T car! Doubletree by Hilton, Dearborn, MI (B,D)
Day 3 Mackinac Island
Today, journey north to Mackinac Island. Your adventure begins with a 16-minute ferry ride in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge. You’ll be greeted with the sights and sounds of the Victorian era, where transportation was by horse drawn carriage or bicycle. Step back in time for two nights at The Grand Hotel, Mackinac’s finest resort property. The Grand Hotel provides an elegant dining experience. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI (B,L,D)
Day 4 Carriage Ride / Free Time
Begin today with a narrated horse drawn carriage city tour of the island. Your private carriage will take you on a scenic tour of the famous West Bluff Victorian homes. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this quaint town. Don’t forget to try the fudge! Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI (B,D)
Day 5 Mackinac to Frankenmuth
After breakfast, ride the ferry back to the mainland. Cross the Mighty Mac, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges, and later arrive in Frankenmuth. Enjoy this small city settled by German Lutheran missionaries. The streets are lined with Bavarian style shops including Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland and Frankenmuth Riverplace. Gather tonight for another included dinner. Drury Inn & Suites, Frankenmuth, MI (B)
Day 6 Frankenmuth / Niagara Falls
Motor into Ontario, Canada, and drive east to Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Stop to see the IMAX movie: Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic. Enjoy the unique “Journey Behind the Falls” experience before checking into your hotel for two nights. Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON (B)
Day 7 Niagara Falls
A full day of incredible sightseeing awaits you as you drive the scenic Niagara Parkway with stops at the Hydro Floral Clock, Great Gorge River Walk, Whirlpool Rapids, Butterfly Conservatory, quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake village, and the Welland ship canal between lakes Erie & Ontario. Tonight, ascend Skylon Tower for your Farewell Dinner in the revolving restaurant over looking the Falls, all lit up at night. Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON (B,D)
Day 8 Niagara Falls to Buffalo /Fly Home
Motor across the bridge to Niagara Falls, NY and visit Goat Island. Then, cruise close to the falls aboard the famous Maid of Mist. Finally, drive to the airport for your return flight home. (B)