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5-Day Madison, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, The Great Lakes Tour from Chicago Tour Code: 662-5481

From USD$540  
Sat (5/13 - 10/14)
Chicago, IL; Madison, WI
English; Mandarin Chinese
5 4
Visit Holland (Dutch Village), Lake Superior (Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, Tahquamenon Falls State Park), Mackinaw City (Mackinac Island), Madison, Traverse City (Wine Tasting), Wausau (Ginseng Farm). Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodation, Local transportation
Price (/person)
    Single $780
    Double $540
    3rd Person
    Adult $300
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $300
    4th Person
    Adult $300
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $300

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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: Madison - Wisconsin Dells - Wausau(155 miles)

Today, we will travel to Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. We will visit the incredible House on the Rock, Alex Jordan's awe-inspiring man-made retreat. Wisconsin Dells has the largest water park in the country. In Wausau, we will visit a local ginseng farm.
  • Madison, WI

    Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. It consistently ranks among the best places to live in the US. It is the home of the main campus of the University of Wisconsin.

    House on the Rock

    The House on the Rock is a tourist attraction located between the cities of Dodgeville and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Opened in 1959, it is a complex of architecturally distinct rooms, streets, gardens, and shops designed by Alex Jordan, Jr.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (4-17 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28

  • Wausau, WI

    Wausau, located in central Wisconsin, is a center for the cultivation of American ginseng production and home to 37 city parks, including Whitewater Park: a class I-II+ rapid along the Wisconsin River. Interestingly, Hmong Americans are the largest ethnic minority in Wausau.

    Ginseng Farm

    Wausau is birth place of ginseng, only 10% ginseng from wausau in herbs market that we can say it's really rare.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar

Day 2: Lake Superior - Sault Ste Marie(378 miles)

Today, we will drive to Lake Superior, where we will take a boat to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls is the second largest waterfall in the eastern half of the US, behind only Niagara Falls. The Soo Locks are one of the great engineering wonders of the world and an important waterway traffic system. In the evening, we will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, situated on the border between the US and Canada.
  • Lake Superior, MI

    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.

    Pictured Rocks National Shoreline

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $40; Sightseeing Boat

    Tahquamenon Falls State Park

    This state park on the Upper Arm of Michigan covers a total area of 46,179 acres. It is named for the waterfalls located within the park which pass an immense volume of water.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 10:00pm

  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI

    Sault Ste. Marie is a city in, and the county seat of, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.It is situated on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River.

    Soo Locks

    The Soo Locks are a set of parallel locks which enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. They are located on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, between the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Standard Hotel: Ramada or similar

Day 3: Sault Ste Marie - Mackinac Island - Traverse City(141 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.
  • Mackinaw City, MI

    A popular tourist city in the state of Michigan.

    Mackinac Island

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $53; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior $53

  • Traverse City, MI

    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.

    Wine Tasting

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15

Standard Hotel: Days inn Grayling or Similar

Day 4: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park - Holland Village(189 miles)

Today, we will go to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park , which features miles of sandy beaches, lush forests and more to make up a beautiful locale. Later on, we will travel to the Dutch Village in Holland, MI, passing the largest windmill in the US on our way.
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI

    It was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Miles of sand beach, lush forests, clear inland lake, unique flora and fauna make up the beautiful natural world.
  • Holland, MI

    Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa.

    Dutch Village

    The Dutch Village in historic Holland, MI is a living museum that pays tribute to the people who settled this quaint town. From wooden shoe factories to cheese-making, guests will think they've stepped into 18th-century Holland!
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar

Day 5: Milwaukee - Lake Geneva - Chicago(119 miles)

Today, we will drive to Milwaukee, traveling along the coast of Lake Michigan. When we arrive, we will visit the Miller Brewery and the Harley Davidson Museum. At the largest cheese market in Wisconsin, we can sample a unique collection of cheeses. Afterwards, we will travel to Lake Geneva to take a cruise. Then, we will transfer to Chicago, where the tour will come to an end.
  • Milwaukee, WI

    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.

    Miller Brewery

    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.

    Harley-Davidson Museum

    Harley-Davidson Museum
    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (5-17 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14

  • Lake Geneva, WI

    Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. A resort city located on Geneva Lake, it is popular with tourists from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee.

    Lake Geneva Bay Cruise

    Beautiful estates, mansions and natural scenery that only be viewed from the lake unfold through a descriptive and insightful narrated tour or provide the backdrop for an unforgettable party or wedding celebration.
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Location Address Departure
Chicago, IL 2022 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 (in front of Citi Bank- Chicago, IL ) 9:00am
Madison, WI 800 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 (In front of Chazen Museum of Art- Madison, WI ) 10:30am
  • Return Flight Arrangement: please book a flight that departs after 7:00pm from Chicago (O'Hare) airport.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Local transportation
  • Tour guide

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Lake Superior, MI
    Pictured Rocks National Shoreline (Optional) $40 $10 (6-12 yrs) $40 (Over 65 yrs)
    Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Optional) $15 $10 $10 (Over 65 yrs)
    Mackinaw City, MI
    Mackinac Island (Optional) $53 $24 (5-12 yrs) $53
    Madison, WI
    House on the Rock (Optional) $28 $15 (4-17 yrs) $28 (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)
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I would like to find out whether the tour ends at Chicago and what time.Tour code 662-5481
by Chew Peng Tan on 2017-04-14
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Good afternoon, The ending point for this tour is at O'hare (Chicago International Airport). Please book a flight that departs after 7:00 pm from Chicago (O'Hare) airport.
by Taketours on 2017-04-23
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