September 28 - October 3, 2019

Saturday, September 28

6:00 am CDT (7:00 am EDT) Depart from Lakeside Commons (by ONB on N. Green River Rd)

Our group will depart from Evansville and settle in for a wonderful week.

10:30 am EDT Admission is included to Conner Prairie.

Lunch is included in the Overlook Room at Conner Prairie.

12:30 pm Depart from Conner Prairie.

4:00 pm Check-in at the DoubleTree Battle Creek by Hilton.

We will take a guided tour of Battle Creek.

Dinner is available (on your own) in or around the hotel.

Overnight: Double Tree Battle Creek by Hilton (L)

Sunday, September 29

Breakfast is included in the hotel.

8:00 am Departing from Battle Creek this morning, we’ll continue our journey to Michigan’s “Little Bavaria” – Frankenmuth.

10:45 am We’ll start our visit here with “pretzel rolling” - make your own!
Lunch is on your own in one of several nearby eateries.

1:30 pm Guided tour of Frankenmuth.
While in Frankenmuth you’ll find shops, fudge and Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas Store.

6:15 pm After hearing the Glockenspiel signal 6:00 pm, we’ll enjoy the Family Style Chicken and Kasseler Rippchen Dinner at Bavarian Inn.
It’s a Frankenmuth tradition!

Overnight: Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth (B, D)

Monday, September 30

Oma’s Breakfast Buffet” starts our day.
8:00 am Depart from Frankenmuth.

Arriving in Mackinaw City, you can find a place to eat lunch and enjoy the views of the bridge and see Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel in the distance.

2:30 pm After lunch we’ll take our Ferry to Mackinac Island
Upon arrival on Mackinac Island, we will take our horse-drawn wagon ride to Grand Hotel, where we will be greeted by the hotel staff and given a packet of information about the hotel.

Dinner is included at Grand Hotel.

Please note the Dress Code for Evening Attire:
Coat and tie for gentlemen and dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are required attire in public areas of the hotel after 6:00 pm.
If you don’t want to dress up for the evening, offsite dining options are available with a credit included in your Grand Hotel stay. More information is available by visiting the hotel’s website or calling Lifestyle Tours.
After dinner, you can enjoy the activities of the hotel or sit on the porch and watch the waters of the Straits of Mackinac, the boats, and the Mackinac Bridge. (B, D)
Overnight: Grand Hotel (B, D)

Tuesday, October 1

Breakfast is included at Grand Hotel.

Today you are on your own to explore Mackinac Island. Bicycles are available for rent if you would like to ride around the island.“Downtown” Mackinac Island, the area by the docks, is a short walk or carriage ride away from the Hotel. That area is filled with shops and restaurants.

Dinner is included this evening in Grand Hotel.
Overnight: Grand Hotel (B, D)

Wednesday, October 2

Breakfast is included at Grand Hotel.

8:30 am Depart from Grand Hotel and take our wagon to the ferry dock.

9:00 am Ferry to St. Ignace, where we will meet our motorcoach.

Our trip starts by crossing the Mackinac Bridge.
We’ll stop for lunch as we travel today.

5:00 pm Tour Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.
Meadow Brook was the country estate built by Matilda Dodge Wilson between 1926 and 1929. Matilda was the widow of auto pioneer John Dodge. She built the estate with her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson.

Dinner is at Meadow Brook Hall.

Overnight: Hilton Auburn Hills Suites in Auburn Hills, Michigan (B, D)

Thursday, October 3

Breakfast is included in the Hilton Auburn Hills Suites.

8:00 am EDT Depart from Auburn Hills, Michigan
As we travel, we can enjoy memories of fun and new friends.

4:30 pm CDT This evening we return to Evansville(B)

  • Refunds in Full will be given until August 16, 2019.
  • No Refunds or Credits will be given after August 16, 2019.
  • A more detailed itinerary will be sent two weeks prior to departure.
  • Balance is due August 16, 2019.

Cost of the tour: $1,897.00 per person, based on double occupancy

Transportation; Lodging for 5 nights; 10-Meals; admissions, tours and guides as shown in bold print; related taxes, tips and baggage handling for one piece per person.

Thank you for going on the Michigan Autumn tour with Lifestyle Tours!