Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells and other yuletide activity. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale make this Christmas story a cherished part of your own.
Lake Huron was the first of the Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers and it should be the next one discovered by you. This is a spectacular and scenic journey that includes the Thunder Bay’s Elk Carriage Ride, Two nights on Mackinaw Island, a journey across the Might Mac Bridge, eastward along the north shore visiting the town of Little Current and remote Manitoulin Island where you learn the ways of the Ojibway.
A great getaway this journey to Northern Michigan features the music of troubadour Gordon Lightfoot, a visit to Mackinac Island and a night at the Thunder Bay Resort where you learn about Elk!
Join us we repeat the past and celebrate The Gilded Age at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. Here you can let imagination inspire fantasy . . . “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
This is a combination of Michigan’s most unique destinations. Each having a significant European heritage that we have combined into one fascinating itinerary. On this trip you will see Bavarian Frankenmuth, the Victorian Resort of Mackinac Island, and the Dutch settlement of Holland.
Uniquely American, and unique in America, your imagination will quickly capture the “Somewhere in Time” feeling. This is an 1890’s Resort Island that literally has no automobiles. The architecture is preserved as it was then. It is as though you step through a portal when you step off the ferry. Here you not only visit a new destination, you visit it in a past moment.
Famous for family style dining, featuring two of America’s largest restaurants, lodging at the Bavarian Inn, German entertainment with dinner, Strudel Making Classes, and the chance to shop at The World’s largest Christmas Store.
In 2019, the Tulip Time Festival is celebrating its 90th year! Holland has a rich history and heritage to share with its visitors. The Festival began in 1929 to celebrate Dutch heritage in the community. Today the fun continues with parades, Dutch dancers, national and regional entertainment, dinner shows, a Dutch market, fireworks and the stars of the show, millions of tulips throughout Holland.
This tour features two European Cultures deeply woven into our American Tapestry. Many people believe there is a connection between them but beyond both being European immigrants there is not. The Amish are Swiss & German and any reference to Dutch is to the “Deutsch” language. The Dutch in Holland, MI are from The Netherlands and the heritage of their ancestry has lasted here for 150 years.