Land Journey

Michigan's Lakes & Mackinac Island


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$4,490 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Jun - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Traverse City, Dearborn, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Frankenmuth, Midland, Mackinac Island
Michigan Lakes Mackinac Island Escorted Tour
Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private live Motown band performance during dinner in Dearborn




Two nights in Tower Rooms at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, set on 900 scenic acres


Wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal winery on the Old Mission Peninsula


Private horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island


A private presentation by a local historian during a two-night stay at the legendary Grand Hotel


Ford Rouge Factory Tour of state-of-the-art production facilities


Private tall ship sailing aboard the Manitou on Grand Traverse Bay





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Get set for a tour through the lush Michigan countryside and along panoramic beaches with sand dunes stretching along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Take the impressive Ford Rouge Factory Tour, connecting the innovation of the past with the technology of the present and future; enjoy a private horse-drawn carriage tour on Mackinac Island; discover Detroit on a city highlights tour; spend two nights at the famed Grand Hotel, where a historian shares unique anecdotes about this historic landmark. Explore two centuries of American history and invention at The Henry Ford in Greenfield Village – with a ride on a Model T... discover fine Michigan wines at a wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal... enjoy "Tower" rooms at the Grand Traverse Resort, and much more on Tauck's merry Michigan tour! Read Less

Wine-pairing dinner at Chateau Chantal

Day 2

Private dinner and wine pairing at Chateau Chantal winery

Located on a 65-acre estate on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay – one of the most scenic areas of the Great Lakes – Chateau Chantal is a French-style winery, Bed & Breakfast and vineyard estate opened in 1993 by the Begin family… Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal. A unique destination combining vineyards, winery and B&B complete with winding roads, fresh air, friendly hospitality and kind company, Chateau Chantal produces Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and other varietals. The Chateau is the genteel setting for a winery tour and wine-pairing dinner for Tauck guests only.

The Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Day 7

Take the Ford Rouge Factory Tour... and ride a vintage Model T

Opened by the Ford Motor Company a century ago, the Rouge Plant in Dearborn was the realization of Henry Ford's vision of an ideal automotive complex where every aspect of production could be processed, manufactured and assembled in one place. Its first products in 1918 were anti-submarine boats for World War I; by the time it began producing Model A's in the late 1920s, it was the largest integrated factory in the world. Everything from tractors to jeeps, tank engines, amphibious vehicles, and iconic cars like the Thunderbird and Mustang rolled off the Rouge assembly lines until 2004, when the complex was transformed into the model of 21st-century sustainable design you'll visit today – building F-150 trucks and celebrating Ford's past and future.

Grand Hotel – With Water View Room Upgrade

Nights 3 and 4

Back somewhere in time at the Grand Hotel...

You may recognize the great wrap-around porch and lobby of the Grand Hotel from the movie, "Somewhere in Time," when a dashing Christopher Reeve travels back in time to declare his love for the lady in a photograph, played by Jane Seymour. The 1980s film may have wrapped long ago, but the romance remains in the Mackinac Island landmark. You'll go back in time too during your two-night stay here, learning more about its history (and its famous porch, the longest in the world) from an expert who knows it well... you may also upgrade to a water view room for your stay at the Grand Hotel (ask for details at booking).

When I told my friends I was going to Michigan, they said 'Why?' Well now I can tell them exactly how amazing Michigan is!

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Upgrade to a Water View Room on Mackinac Island:

Double  $500; Single – $1000; Triple – $375

A Tauck Exclusive upgrade option to a limited number of water view rooms at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island (nights 3 and 4) is available at additional cost per person; ask at booking for details.

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Reviews (55)

It was the best trip ever. Food was unbelievable. The stops on the tours that I thought weren't going to be good were very interesting so much so that I would go back.

Most Memorable Moment:

enjoyed the henry ford museum

Having a close friend in Wisconsin, visiting Door County with her, I knew that the midwest held some treasures and I was correct. We had an excellent tour guide who was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. There were many surprises, places of interst we never knew about. Our bus driver was good, too. There is not enough room to explain.

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The people on our bus were just lovely, nice to know. There were many memorable moments. I liked Grand Hotel, Mackinac, but thought that would be more romantic. It was too crowded, and children were running free, not behaving, parents turning their heads. I loved the Motown concert; that group was excellent. Not enough room to write

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.