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6-Day Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Detroit, The Great Lakes Tour from Chicago

Tour Code: 862-3840   
From USD  $580   
Fri (5/6/2016 - 10/28/2016)
Depart from:
Chicago, IL
6 Days 5 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (Chicago Night Tour), Detroit, Frankenmuth, Green Bay, Lake Superior (Pictured Rocks National Shoreline), Milwaukee, South Bend, Traverse City. Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accommodation, Airport transfer, Local transportation

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    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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    Day 1


    Today, guests will join with the tour as they arrive in Chicago. Those who fly into Midway Airport will have to arrange their own transportation to the hotel. There is an optional night tour for those who wish to participate.

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

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      More» Beginning downtown, we will first head to Grant Park. The fountain here is illuminated in the evening by colorful lights. Then, we will go to the 360 Chicago observation deck to see a panoramic view of the city at night! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Chicago - Milwaukee - Green Bay (210 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Milwaukee, traveling along the coast of Lake Michigan. We will visit the Miller Brewery and the Harley-Davidson Museum. Then, we will head to Green Bay, to visit Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. In the evening, we will check into a hotel for the night.

    More» Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This facility was the first brewery for the Miller Company, one of the most successful beer brewers in the U.S. Visitors can tour to learn about the company's history and the brewery process. «Less
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      More» The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company has over 100 years of history, making some of the finest "choppers" - a style of motorcycle - in the world. This museum chronicles that history through exhibits, real motorcycles, and other artifacts. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (5-17 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 9:00am - 6:30pm

    More» This city in Wisconsin is best known as the home of the Packers, one of the National Football League's oldest franchises. It is an industrial city with plants predominantly dedicated to meatpacking and paper. «Less

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      More» This outdoor stadium is home to the Green Bay Packers of the NFL, holding over 80,000 spectators. Opened in 1957, it ranks as the 3rd largest stadium in professional football. It has several nicknames, including the "Frozen Tundra." «Less
    Standard Hotel: Days inn Green bay and suite or Similar
    Day 3

    Green Bay - Munising - Sault Ste Marie (410 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Munising, where we will take a boat to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We will be able to enjoy close-up views of the spectacular scenery of sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, and forests. In the evening, we will check into a hotel in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario.

    More» The largest of the 5 Great Lakes, Lake Superior straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. It is renowned for its beautiful stretches of shoreline. «Less

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      More» This stretch of shoreline on the coast of Lake Superior in Michigan is known for its exquisite beauty and bountiful forest, full of oceanview trails. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $37; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $37; Sightseeing Boat
    Standard Hotel: Days inn Sault Ste Marie or Soo Locks Lodge and suite or similar
    Day 4

    Sault Ste Marie - Mackinac Island - Traverse City (176 miles)

    Today, we will take the ferry to Mackinac Island, one of the world's most popular island resorts. Afterward, we will take the ferry to St. Ignace in the afternoon. Then, we will visit Traverse City to attend a wine tasting.

    • Always Visit
      More» Mackinack Island, just off Michigan's shoreline, is only accessible by ferry or plane. A unique local law prohibits the use of motor vehicles, so be ready to either walk, bike, or horseback ride. Regular musical acts spice up the nightlife. «Less

    More» This city in Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the U.S., hosting the National Cherry Festival during the first week of harvest in July. It is also one of the Midwest's largest wine producers. «Less

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      More» Get the chance to taste some of the finest wines of the region surrounding Traverse City, Michigan and learn about the region's history of wine-making. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
    Standard Hotel: Days inn Grayling or Similar
    Day 5

    Traverse City - German Town - Detroit (262 miles)

    Today, we will drive to Frankenmuth, nicknamed "German Town" for its stunning wooden bridges, cuckoo clocks, a year-round Christmas village, and more. Then, we will transfer to Detroit, where we will tour the Ford Museum to get an overview of cars, ranging from primitive classics to contemporary beauties.

    More» Nicknamed "Little Bavaria" because of the history of German immigrants in the area, Frankenmuth is home to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, which bills itself as the largest Christmas store in the World. «Less

    More» Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States «Less

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      More» This National Historic Landmark in the suburbs just outside Detroit is dedicated to the collection and preservation of Americana. The Henry Ford museum contains things such Lincoln's Ford's Theater seat and Rosa Parks' famous bus. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $17; Child (5-12 yrs) $12.50; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $15
    Standard Hotel: country inn& suite Dearborn / Comfort inn Metro Airport Romulus or similar
    Day 6

    Detroit - Amish Villages - Chicago (315 miles)

    Moving on to Indiana, we arrive at Amish country. The Amish way of life is highly religious and centered around trying to keep agrarian civilization alive. For lunch there will be an authentic Amish meal provided from the provisions made on the farm.Then we will visit the largest free market in the United States, complete with a superb selection of Amish handmade and agricultural products. Thus ending your tour with a safe trip back to Chicago. Afterwards, guests will transfer to the airport. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book departure flights.

    More» The city of South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana. The city has also been featured in national news coverage for Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has achieved recognition for his various economic development projects within the city. «Less

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      More» Holland, MI is in the heart of American Amish country, and at this farm, visitors can gain some insight into what a rural life without modern technology is like, as if you stepped into a time machine. «Less
    • Departure & Return

    • The customers who don't need airport pick-up service please meet us at 9:00a.m in front of Citi Bank of Chinatown Square Branch (2022 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616).
    • Airport Pickup: Free pickup from O'Hare is available between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Outside this window, the transfer costs $120 per group of four people. There is no free transfer from Midway.
    • Return Flight Arrangement: please book a flight that departs after 7:00pm from Chicago (O'Hare) airport.
    • Price Includes

    • 5 nights hotel accommodation
    • Airport transfer
    • Local transportation
    • Tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 /
      Detroit, MI
      Henry Ford Museum (Optional) $17 $12.50 (5-12 yrs) $15 (Over 62 yrs)
      Lake Superior, MI
      Pictured Rocks National Shoreline (Optional) $37 $10 (6-12 yrs) $37 (Over 65 yrs)
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $20 $10 (5-17 yrs) $14 (Over 65 yrs)
      Traverse City, MI
      Wine Tasting (Optional) $15 $12 $15 (Over 65 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
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    • Gratuities for guide and driver ($ 8.00 per passenger per day)
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    • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Gotobus through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.354.2101. Cancellation penalties per person as follows, there is 6% handling fee add-on to the penalties.
      • Cancellations received up to 15 days prior to departure will incur a penalty of $175 per booking.
      • Cancellations received within 7-14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
      • Cancellations received within 7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
    • Itinerary Variations: We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
    • Tour Cancellation: We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Gotobus' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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