Michigan’s Magical Upper Peninsula

July 25 – August 2, 2021

9 Days – 14 Meals

Sailing under the Mackinac Bridge

This wonderful tour explores the beauty and magic of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Bordered by Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Huron, this is a land that is truly unique.
From the heights of the world’s tallest ski jump to the depths of an iron mine; the awe inspiring National Lakeshore to grand waterfalls; history and industry; lighthouses and shipwrecks- the “U.P.” has it all. Of course, no trip to Michigan would be complete without the crown jewel-Mackinac Island!

Highlights:

  • Tour iconic Lambeau Field with Stadium style lunch
  • Tour Iron Mountain Mine
  • Boat Tour along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
  • Visit Tahquamenon State Park
  • Soo Locks Cruise
  • Ferry to Mackinac Island
  • Lunch at the Grand Hotel
  • Overnight stay on Mackinac Island
  • Tour of Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix

Prices

Double – $1995/pp

Single – $2495

Triple/Quad – $1695/pp

Trip protection(due at time of booking):

Double – $207/pp

Single – $261

Deposit (due at time of booking): $50/pp

Final payment due June 10, 2021

Day 1 – Sunday July 25
We start our journey north today as we travel across Missouri and into Illinois for our first nights stay in Loves Park, IL. (D)

Day 2 – Monday July 26
The fun starts this morning in Green Bay, Wisconsin with a tour of the iconic Lambeau Field-home of the Green Bay Packers and the famous Lambeau leap! The “Frozen Tundra” is the longest continually operating NFL stadium and is home to the only publicly owned NFL team. After a behind the scenes tour, we will be treated to an informal stadium style lunch before heading on into Michigan. (B, L)

Day 3 – Tuesday July 27
We start our morning at the WWII Glider museum in Iron Mountain Michigan. During World War II, the Ford Motor Company’s plant in Kingsford built more Model CG-4A gliders for the United States Army than any other company and the glider featured in this museum is one of only seven fully restored CG-4A World War II gliders in the world. Then don your hard hat and raincoat and board the train to tour the state’s historical Iron Mountain Mine. This mine operated for 68 years and produced over 21 million tons of iron ore! From 400 feet below Iron Mountain we go up to the summit of Pine Mountain, home of the world tallest man made ski jump. Here we will take in the view at the Pine Mountain Veterans Memorial before enjoying a “Pasty lunch”-a staple in the diet of upper peninsula miners. After lunch we travel to the “Queen City of the Upper Peninsula”, Marquette, MI. (B, L)

Day 4 Wednesday July 28
Today will be one of the most awesome days yet! We will drive along the scenic lakeshore with a stop at Munising Falls as we head toward the town of Munising where we will have time for lunch. After lunch, we board our boat for a tour into, and alongside, the most visually stunning 40 miles of shoreline on the Great lakes. You will be awed by the Painted Coves, the Caves of All Colors, the Battleship Rocks and many other beautiful sites on this 2 ½ hour ride. We then drive over to Sault Ste Marie for a 2 nights stay. You have your evening free to relax. (B)

Day 5 – Thursday July 29
This morning we venture up to Whitefish point to the Great Lakes Shipwreck museum. Here we pay tribute to the famed “Edmund Fitzgerald” and view the original bell salvaged from the wreckage. We retrace our path toward Sault Ste. Marie with a stop for lunch at the Tahquamenon Brewery and Pub at the entrance to Tahquamenon Falls State Park. After lunch you can relax on the porch or take the easy walk back to view the Upper falls, one of the largest falls east of the Mississippi. This evening we will be treated to a relaxing cruise along the shoreline of Michigan and Ontario. We will lock through the “Soo Locks”, the world’s largest locking system before returning to the dock. We will stop for dinner at a local restaurant before turning in for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Friday July 30
We leave early this morning toward the jewel of the upper peninsula-Mackinac Island. The ferry takes us across to the quaint Island where we are met by a horse drawn taxi to whisk us to the Grand Hotel for a truly grand, Grand Buffet lunch. Lunch is followed by a carriage tour of the beautiful island before dropping us back in the heart of the village. We will stay the night at the Lakeview Hotel, right in the heart of town, so we have plenty of opportunity to explore, shop, and eat, right at our doorstep! (B, L)

Day 7 – Saturday July 31
After breakfast on your own, we board the ferry back to the mainland and turn toward home. We will be treated to a driving tour of the famous Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix, before having some time on your own for lunch. Then it is on to Grand Rapids for our last overnight stay in Michigan.

Day 8 – Sunday August 1
We stay on the southward trek today, leaving Michigan and continuing on to Springfield, IL for our final night. (B)

Day 9 – Monday August 2
Our last day on the road is full of memories of all the beautiful places we have seen and all the great people we have met. We will treat you all to a farewell lunch as a way of saying “Thank you” for traveling with Sunnyland. (B, L)