Starr Tours & Charters

Mackinac Island, Michigan

The Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island Mackinac Island; Photo Credit Michael G. Smith Mackinac Island The Grand Hotel

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Step back in time onto this enchanting island where bluff cottages, horse-drawn carriages, and historical treasures await you.


7 Days/6 Nights

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches


$1,209.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Elyria, OH
Lunch on own en route
One overnight at Country Inn & Suites
Dinner on own

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Dearborn, MI
Admission to Henry Ford Museum
Tour the Ford Rouge Factory
Lunch on own
Travel to Troy, MI
One overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites
Dinner on own

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out and travel to Mackinaw City, MI
Lunch on own
Ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island
Admission to Mackinac Island Butterfly House (at leisure on day 3 or day 4)
Two overnights at the Inn on Mackinac
Dinner on own

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel
One hour horse drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island
Lunch buffet at the Grand Hotel
Taxi ticket to return to hotel at leisure
Dinner on own

Day 5:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Arrive dock area for return ferry to Mackinaw City
Travel to Frankenmuth, MI
Visit Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
One overnight at the Drury Inn
Dinner on own

Day 6:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Free morning on own
Lunch at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
Travel to Elyria, OH
One overnight at Country Inn & Suites
Dinner on own

Day 7:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry zips you safely to Mackinac Island in just 16 minutes! You may choose from the cushioned seats and wide aisles of the main deck lounge, or experience a spectacular panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac from the open-air top-deck seating area.

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Since motor vehicles are not permitted to intrude on the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, there is no better way to visit this historic isle and see the legendary points of interest than by horse drawn carriages. You'll be taken to areas you may not discover on bicycle or on foot. Your tour will be expertly narrated and you'll travel in comfortable, charming carriages "with the fringe on top." You'll see Surrey Hill, Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac and the renowned Grand Hotel. See historic Market Street, Skull Cave, and the Governor's Mansion. Bring your camera!
The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Mackinac Island Butterfly House
The Mackinac Island Butterfly House is 1800 square feet of tropical gardens filled with hundreds of live butterflies from around the world.

Visit this fairy tale garden where beautiful butterflies of every imaginable size and color "dance" to classical music and the sound of falling water, fluttering and lighting on fragrant blossoms and the marvelous stone waterfall that centers the garden.

Frankenmuth, MI
Frankenmuth, "Michigan's Little Bavaria," delights over 3 million visitors annually with its flower-lined streets and Bavarian hospitality. Come experience another world with unique attractions, shopping, restaurants, and family fun!

Lunch at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
Established in 1888 and known for its famous all-you-can-eat Frankenmuth-style chicken dinners and German specialties, the Inn boasts seven dining rooms and a Roof Garden. Mini Village of shops is located in the lower level.

The restaurant is the home of Frankenmuth's Glockenspiel tower. Bavarian Inn's Glockenspiel Tower houses a magnificent 35-bell carillon, a beautiful figurine movement and an illuminated clock, all imported from Germany! Before striking the hour, and on each quarter hour, the clock sounds the 5-bell Westminster chime.

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Visit the Largest Christmas Store in the World with thousands of shimmering lights, sparkling ornaments, hundreds of whimsical animated figures and a worldwide selection of over 50,000 trims and gifts, displayed in a European marketplace atmosphere.

Take time to visit Bronner's replica of Oberndorf, Austria's Silent Night Memorial Chapel. Also, see an 18 minute multi-image presentation, "World of Bronners," a delight of sights and sounds highlighting the design and production of Bronner's worldwide selection.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
Step into a world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America's greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers' achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller's circular Dymaxion House. Put yourself in the place of the movers and shakers who blazed the trail to where we stand today. And in doing so, discover your own path.

Accommodations Day 1 and Day 6: Country Inn & Suites Elyria Hotel near Cleveland

The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, and Fitness Center.

The hotel is not full service, however a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily. There are also several restaurants close to the hotel as well as Rubins Family Restaurant.

Guestrooms include refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron/board, and hair dryer.

The hotel has 3 floors w/elevator access.
Hotel has smoking and non-smoking rooms.

One room has a roll in shower and is a suite with one king bed and pull out sofa. Handicap rooms have 2 beds and shower bench with grab bars.

Accommodations Day 2: Drury Inn & Suites, Troy, MI

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, and Fitness Center.

Full Hot Breakfast is served daily. Enjoy the 5:30 - 7pm Kickback with complimentary hot food and cold beverages.
There are 2 restaurants adjacent to the hotel and several within 1/4 mile.

Guestrooms include microwave, refrigerator, iron/board, hair dryer, and coffee maker.

The hotel is Non-Smoking.

Accommodations Day 3 & 4: Inn on Mackinac, Mackinac Island, MI

This Victorian bed and breakfast was built in 1867 and has retained its quaint, old fashioned charm. The Inn's facilities have been updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler while preserving its colorful history. Today, completely remodeled and redecorated, this beautiful Victorian Inn opens its doors as a bed and breakfast.

All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a private bath and color TV. There is a seasonal pool with a sundeck on the Inn's property. There is elevator service to all floors.

Since there is no restaurant, all meals can be accommodated at the Inn's sister property - The Murray Inn, located a few blocks away.

This is a non-smoking property. No refrigerators are available at this property.

Accommodations Day 5: Drury Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

The Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth, with its Bavarian style architecture, makes an ideal place to stay.

Each guest room includes a hair dryer, iron/board, coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. The hotel also has an indoor pool & whirlpool.

Cots are available at no extra charge.

The Drury Inn is conveniently located near restaurants and shopping.

-This trip has expanded leg room for your comfort.

This tour may not be for everyone.
Getting into and out of the horse drawn carriage is difficult. There is a high climb to get into the carriage and sometimes the horses sway, making it difficult to get in.

Main Street is level, however the island itself is very hilly and steep. This would present a challenge for people using wheelchairs.

-Horse drawn carriage ride - A wheelchair accessible carriage is available with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. There are no step stools to assist passengers in carriage. The carriage driver & ticket office will assist passengers who may need help getting up into the carriage.

Inn on Mackinac does not have wheelchair accessible rooms but a wheelchair can fit into the rooms depending on size. All rooms have a shower/tub combo. No grab bars are available.

Ferry Ride - Passengers confined to wheelchairs or motorized scooters must sit in the Aft deck of the ferry. This is the area where luggage is stowed. If there is a person traveling with them, they will put a chair for them in the area.

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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