A stay at the Grand Hotel is much more than delicious food, luxurious rooms, and attentive service. Stroll the flower laden grounds through a small pine forest to the newly renovated Esther Williams Swimming Pool, named after the actress and competitive swimmer who starred in the 1947 movie, This Time for Keeps which was filmed at the Hotel. Enjoy a cocktail with new friends and incredible views of the Mackinac Bridge in the Cupola Bar.
Take an indirect route to your room and peruse the pictures that adorn the walls, a visual representation of the stories and history of this magnificent property. No matter how you choose to spend your ample time at the Grand Hotel, your memories will fuel stories to recount for years to come.
- Overnight stay at world-renowned Grand Hotel luxury resort, where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac
- Explore the Silver Lake Sand Dunes with Mac Woods Dunes Rides
- Scenic drive past cherry orchards and around Old Mission Peninsula
- Guided tour of Chateau Chantel Winery
- Enjoy a 5-course dinner in the Grand Hotel’s elegant dining room
- Optional horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park
DAY 1: MID-MICHIGAN
Travel north to mid-Michigan for dinner and an overnight stay. D
DAY 2: GRAND TRAVERSE BAY
Explore the magnificent Silver Lake Sand Dunes with Mac Woods Dune Rides. A Michigan tradition for 30 years, be thrilled as you learn the history and environment of these constantly moving sand mountains. Continue to Traverse City for time to browse. Dine overlooking Lake Michigan before heading to our lakefront hotel, The Sugar Beach Resort, with beautiful views on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay for a two-night stay. B, D
DAY 3: SLEEPING BEAR DUNES AND GRAND TRAVERSE BAY
Join a local guide for a scenic drive past cherry orchards and around Old Mission Peninsula, then along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Sample local and unique cherry items at the Cherry Republic before enjoying lunch surrounded by beautiful artwork at the Old Mission Tavern. Visit Chateau Chantel Winery for a tour and tasting of local wines and visit the 1870 Mission Point Lighthouse before a relaxing lakefront evening at the Sugar Beach Resort. B, L
DAY 4: MACKINAC ISLAND AND GRAND HOTEL
Travel along Lake Michigan for a ferry ride to Mackinac Island. Enjoy free time on bustling Main Street to browse shops, taste freshly made fudge or gaze on sparkling lake views. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you take a horse drawn carriage to the world-renowned Grand Hotel, the island’s premier luxury resort, where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Enjoy a five-course dinner in the Grand Hotel’s elegant dining room. B, D
DAY 5: MACKINAC ISLAND AND GRAND RAPIDS
After a restful night in one of the Grand’s beautiful rooms, enjoy a morning at leisure to relax at the hotel or take an optional horse drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park (+$35pp). Before the return ferry ride, we have our third delectable meal at the Grand Hotel; Grand Luncheon Experience! Travel to Grand Rapids area for our overnight stay. B, L
DAY 6: RETURN HOME
Return to St. Louis having had a very “Grand” vacation! B
- Departure: September 19, 2022
- Return: September 24, 2022
Pricing: **Same Price as 2021**
- Double: $1789
- Triple/Quad: $1589
- Single: $2419
*Price per person + travel protection TBD
The Grand Hotel opened its doors in 1887 and has 397 unique rooms. No two rooms are alike! Mackinac Island was our nation’s second national park for 20 years. When the land was given to Michigan in 1895 it became its first state park.
Dress code: In the dining room of the Grand Hotel they require gentlemen to wear a jacket and tie and ladies either a dress or dress pants. Casual wear is appropriate during the day.
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
Terms and Conditions:
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