Experience the beauty of autumn on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the perfect combination of luxury and natural splendor. See ribbons of red and gold in the cliffs while cruising the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and enjoy lake view lodging on three Great Lakes: Lake Huron on Mackinac Island, Lake Superior in Marquette and Lake Michigan in Sheboygan.
- 2-night stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
- Soo Locks cruise
- Picture Rocks Lakeshore cruise
- Guided tour of Tahquamenon Falls
- Blue Harbor Resort on Lake Michigan
DAY 1: DEPART ST LOUIS FOR GRAND RAPIDS
Overnight in Grand Rapids. D
DAY 2: MACKINAC ISLAND
Take the ferry across Lake Huron to Mackinac Island and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the island’s premier luxury resort, the incomparable Grand Hotel where the longest porch in the world overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. Savor an elegant 5-course dinner in the Grand Dining Room with entertainment. B, D
DAY 3: MACKINAC ISLAND
After breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, enjoy a full day at leisure to relax at the hotel and explore the Island. Take a carriage tour of Mackinac Island State Park (additional expense), browse quaint shops, rent a bicycle to ride around the island, play lawn croquet or explore The Grand and learn a little more about its history. Take all day to be as active or relaxed in your wonderful surrounding. Your Sunrise Tour Manager will be available to help you plan your day (cost of additional activities not included). Tonight, indulge in another exquisite dinner in the Grand Dining Room. B, D
DAY 4: SAULT SAINTE MARIE
After another restful night in one of the Grand’s magnificent rooms and a superb breakfast, depart for Sault St. Marie, MI, known as the Northern Gateway to Canada. Visit Tahquamenon Falls State Park for a ranger-led tour and see the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Upper Falls. Enjoy rustic charm during lunch at Camp 33 before visiting the Falls, one of the largest east of the Mississippi. On beautiful St. Mary’s River, cruise through Soo Locks, one of the great wonders of the world and largest waterway traffic system on earth. See locks up close as we travel along the international shoreline of the lower harbor. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Sault Ste. Marie. B, L
DAY 5: HISTORIC SAULT SAINTE MARIE
Spend the morning exploring historic Sault Sainte Marie and free afternoon in this picturesque lakeside town, OR enjoy an optional Agawa Canyon Train Ride* (Additional cost). B
Option — Agawa Canyon Train Ride Pack your passport for a full day wilderness rail excursion through rugged Canadian wilderness 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Travel over the towering trestle at Montreal River, ride alongside remote lakes and awesome granite formations aboard a provincial train to pristine beauty of Canyon Park. Train ride is 10 hours long and includes lunch. Passport is needed for this optional tour. Price: TBD
DAY 6: MARQUETTE
Drive along the shoreline of Lake Michigan dotted with colorful fall foliage to visit delightful Munising, MI. Experience the splendor of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore lit by rays of the sun during a scenic boat ride. Cruise along crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior for perfect views of colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches. Overnight on the shore of Lake Superior in beautiful Marquette, MI. B, D
DAY 7: WISCONSIN
In charming Sheboygan, a delicious dinner and overnight at the unforgettable Blue Harbor Resort, located on the shore of Lake Michigan. Relax while enjoying the natural beauty of the classic lakeside retreat. B, D
DAY 8: RETURN HOME B
Night 1: Grand Rapids Embassy Suites, MI (or similar)
Nights 2-3: The Grand Hotel, MI (Dinner dress code enforced at the Grand Hotel: jacket and tie for men, evening attire for ladies)
Nights 4-5: Hampton Inn Sault Ste Marie, MI (or similar)
Night 6: Hampton Inn Marquette, MI
Night 7: Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, WI
- Departure Date: October 6, 2024 - SOLD OUT
- Return Date: October 13, 2024 - SOLD OUT
- Departure Date: October 10, 2024
- Return Date: October 17, 2024
- Double: $2,499
- Triple/Quad: $2,339
- Single: $3,299
*Per person rates
*Passport only necessary for the optional Agawa Canyon Train ride
Sault Ste Marie: 59/47
Mackinac Island: 60/48
Grand Rapids: 58/36
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.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carry-on bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last night if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
Each reservation requires a $250 per person deposit planning fee (exceptions may apply) to be credited toward your final payment. Some or all of your deposit may be non-refundable per our cancellation schedule noted in these Terms & Conditions below. 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:
Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.