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Mackinac Island, MI

Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Experience Michigan's crown jewel, Mackinac Island. The village has no motorized vehicles... only the slow-paced clip clop of horses.

8 Day(s) | 13 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • 7 Nights Hotel including a stay for 2 nights on Mackinac Island at the Island House Hotel
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Island Tour
  • Henry Ford Museum & the Greenfield Village
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Board a deluxe motorcoach heading toward Michigan. Overnight and welcome dinner at the CHAUTAUQUA HARBOR HOTEL in Celoron, New York.

Day 2

We head to MICHIGAN and HENRY FORD COUNTRY. En route visit the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in Cleveland, Ohio. Spend 2 nights at the GREENFIELD INN DEARBORN. Dinner at leisure in the hotel.

Day 3

Enjoy a visit to the HENRY FORD MUSEUM with exhibits illustrating inventions and mementos of American History and the automobile and also GREENFIELD VILLAGE, America’s hometown and stroll the quaint streets, view homes and browse through the workshops and mills - a great slice of Americana. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4

Head north today to MACKINAC ISLAND, here we stay for 2 nights at the ISLAND HOUSE with its beautiful VICTORIAN GUESTROOMS. The village has no motorized vehicles… only the slow-paced clip clop of horses. Dinner in the hotel tonight.

Day 5

Breakfast at the famous GRAND HOTEL with the world’s largest porch at 660’. Hop aboard our HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE ISLAND TOUR, with views of Arch Rock, Surrey Hill Carriage Museum, Fort Mackinac and more. Enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure to explore the Island...don’t forget to try their famous fudge!

Day 6

Back on the mainland we travel south to FRANKENMUTH, the fairytale Bavarian Village. Overnight at the old world BAVARIAN INN LODGE. Dinner at the BAVARIAN INN RESTAURANT. Before dinner you’ll be transformed into German bakers while you learn the proper PRETZEL ROLLING method. Enjoy your delicious pretzels at the end.

Day 7

Say goodbye to our friends in Michigan as we head towards home with an overnight at the CHAUTAUQUA HARBOR HOTEL in Celoron, New York. Farewell dinner cruise aboard the CHAUTAUQUA BELLE.

Day 8

Homeward bound after our MACKINAC ISLAND ADVENTURE…

Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $500 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: August 9, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 9, 2022 fee of $200.00 pp; August 10, 2022 to September 6, 2022 fee of $700.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on September 7, 2022 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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