“Grand” Vacation to Michigan

June 8, 2020 - June 13, 2020
6 days / 10 meals

Featuring an overnight at the incomparable Grand Hotel and a two-night stay on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Sugar Beach Resort

Day 1: Mid-Michigan
Travel north to mid-Michigan for dinner and an overnight stay. D

Day 2: Grand Traverse Bay
Board a comfortable dune buggy for a narrated tour of the Saugatuck sand dunes. Learn about the lost town of Singapore and watch for sightings of local wildlife. Spend time exploring the waterfront downtown Village Square before continuing to Traverse City. Dine overlooking Lake Michigan before heading to our lakefront hotel, The Sugar Beach Resort, with beautiful views on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay for a two-night stay. B, D

Day 3: Sleeping Bear Dunes and Grand Traverse Bay
Join our local guide for a scenic drive past cherry orchards and around Old Mission Peninsula, then along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Sample local and unique cherry items at the Cherry Republic before enjoying lunch surrounded by beautiful artwork at the Old Mission Tavern. Visit Chateau Chantel Winery for a guided tour and private tasting of local wines before heading back to our resort. B, L

Day 4: Mackinac Island, overnight Grand Hotel
Travel along Lake Michigan for a ferry ride to Mackinac Island. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you take a horse and carriage to the world-renowned Grand Hotel, the island’s premier luxury resort, where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Enjoy a five-course dinner in the Grand Hotel’s elegant dining room. B, D

Day 5: Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids
After a restful night in one of the Grand’s beautiful rooms, enjoy a morning at leisure to relax at the hotel or take an optional horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park (additional expense). Before the return ferry ride, we have our third delectable meal at the Grand Hotel; lunch at the extensive Grand Buffet! Travel to the Grand Rapids area for our overnight stay. B, L

Day 6: Return Home
Return to St. Louis having had a very “Grand” vacation! B

Per person rates
double $1529
triple/quad $1379
single $1989