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Lilac Festival in full bloom, charming Mackinac Island Stay, Michigan’s Coast, S.S. Badger Cruise

Day 1 – Home to Escanaba

Come discover the beauty of the Wisconsin countryside and into Michigan as you enjoy getting to know your travel companions as our first day of travel takes us to Escanaba. Dinner will be served at the charming Ludington House.

Included Meals: Dinner

Hotel: Pioneer Inn

Day 2 – Escanaba to Mackinac Island

Cross the famous Mackinac Bridge to Mackinaw City and cruise to Mackinac Island. Transportation there is limited to horse, carriage, bike, or foot! Tour the island by horse-drawn carriage. Lunch will be served at the spectacular Grand Hotel featuring its Grand Luncheon Buffet. Check into the charming Lake View Hotel on Mackinac Island, perfectly located amidst the main street shops and cafes, and where we’ll enjoy the 63rd Grand Lilac Parade right outside our hotel. It’s the only parade in North America that is totally horse drawn! The remainder of the day is free to enjoy some of the other lilac festivities on this quaint and lovely island.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Lake View Hotel Mackinac Island

Day 3 – Mackinac Island to Ludington

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave the beautiful island behind as we again ferry across Lake Huron to our awaiting motorcoach. Continue by Traverse City, “Cherry Capital of the World,” and on to the Cherry Republic in Traverse City for lunch on your own and some time to shop for everything cherry! Then on to Ludington, a charming port town and our lodging for the night. In the evening we’ll dine in style as special guests at a delightful restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 4 – Ludington to Home

Board the S.S. Badger for a relaxing cruise across beautiful Lake Michigan. Enjoy a maritime historical display, feature films, Bingo, browsing the gift shop, or relaxing in one of the ship’s lounges on the outside deck.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $799
Single: $969
Triple: $769
Quad: $729

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $53
Single: $67

Travel Bucks

$20 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Price Includes

6 Included Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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Minneapolis, Mn
Mackinac Island Lilacs
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Tour Highlights

Stay at the beautiful Lakeview Hotel
Mackinac Island Horse & Carriage Tour
Famous Lilac Festival Parade
Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet
S.S. Badger Cruise on Lake Michigan
Cherry Republic
6 Meals Included

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Mackinac Island Lilacs
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 71°
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