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Mackinac Island, MI

Aug 15, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us on one of our two tours in August and September to 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
  • 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 DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 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 tonight aboard the CHAUTAUQUA BELLE.

Day 8

Homeward bound after our MACKINAC ISLAND ADVENTURE…

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

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

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.









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $600 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: July 5, 2023

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to July 5, 2023 fee of $200.00 pp; July 6, 2023 to August 1, 2023 fee of $500.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on August 2, 2023 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068 OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply. Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan. Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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