Soo Locks Canal
Lunch at the Grand Hotel
Plus a Dinner Cruise
1st Day: We will be heading north through Virginia and up the West Virginia turnpike through Charleston, WV, on into Columbus, Ohio for our first night's stay.
2nd Day: This morning we head north to Dearborn, Michigan. Upon arrival we will visit Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum. This 240- acre outdoor museum resurrects 300 years of American history through 100 buildings including Abraham Lincoln's Logan County, Illinois, Courthouse’ Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory and Henry Ford's Birthplace. (B)
3rd Day: This morning we head for Mackinac Island. We will go to Mackinaw City to catch our ferry across to Mackinac Island for the next two nights. Mackinac Island is the truly “all natural” theme park of America. Limited to transportation by horse and buggy, bicycle or foot, surrounded by water, it has escaped the vast changes of time. When you step off the ferry dock, you will be in a living Victorian village. (CB)
4th Day: Today we will have a tour of Mackinac Island by horse and carriage. Some of the places you'll be visiting are Surry Hill Square, Arch Rock, Skull Cave and Fort Mackinac. After the tour, a delicious lunch is included at the fabulous Grand Hotel. The remainder of the day is free. (L)
5th Day: Later this morning we will return to the ferry. Then, on to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, home of the world famous Soo Locks. Upon arrival, we will check into our home for the night. This evening, we will have a sunset river cruise which will include a one-hour cruise on the St. Mary's River, a two-hour tour of the Soo Locks and a complete buffet dinner. (D)
6th Day: Today we travel to the beautiful little Bavarian Village of Frankenmuth, Michigan. There are shops galore and many sightseeing delights, including the Bavarian Inn Glockenspiel Tower. Our home tonight will be in the Frankenmuth area. (CB)
7th Day: Board the coach for our ride through Ohio and into Kentucky. Our home tonight will be in Lexington, KY. (CB)
8th Day: After breakfast, we will be heading for home, arriving approximately 7:00 PM. (CB)
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