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DAY 1 | June 6 | Marshall, MN to Green Bay, WI

Arriving in Wausau, Wisconsin, this afternoon, explore the Monk Botanical Gardens at your leisure. Your’ll find over 30 acres of carefully designed and landscaped gardens that will be blooming in glorious June colors. You’ll spend this evening in Green Bay. AmericInn Lodge & Suites Green Bay East

DAY 2 | June 7 | Green Bay, WI to Ludington, MI

This morning enjoy a self-guided tour of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. This is the Midwest’s largest maritime museum and depicts the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes as well as harboring the fully restored WWII submarine, USS Cobia. Following lunch you will board the S.S. Badger for an afternoon ferry ride to Lundington, Michigan. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of the lake. Holiday Inn Express & Suites * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

DAY 3 | June 8 | Ludington, MI, MI to Mackinac Island, MI

Crossing the stunning Mackinaw Bridge this morning, you will arrive in Mackinaw City in time for a delicious lunch at The Historic Depot Restaurant. You will then have free time to explore the area on your own before boarding Shepler’s Ferry. The ferry will take you to your featured destination, and home for the next two nights, Mackinac Island. Lakeview Hotel Mackinac Island * Breakfast Included

DAY 4 | June 9 |  Mackinac Island, MI

Prepare yourself for a tour like no other with a horse-drawn carriage ride! What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to view the island. As you tour the island, enjoy the amazing Lilacs in full bloom. Lilacs grown here can reach 40 feet tall and many are said to be more than 100 years old! When your tour is complete, your carriage will take you to the world-famous Grand Hotel for the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet. The Grand Hotel, open since 1887, beckons guests to a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Your afternoon and evening are free to relax or further explore the island. Lakeview Hotel Mackinac Island * Breakfast & Lunch Included

DAY 5 | June 10 |  Mackinac Island, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Board the ferry this morning to be transported to St. Ignace, Michigan, where you will enjoy lunch and a visit to the Point Iroquois Light Station. The museum here will reveal the stories of the lightkeepers and their families through family album photographs, antiques, and artifacts. Learn about the Fresnel lens that could project a light for sixteen miles! You’ll then enjoy a guided tour of the Sault Historic Sites. The day concludes with a Soo Locks Boat Tour and Dinner. Enjoy a wonderful evening on the beautiful St. Mary’s River and experience the Soo Locks, Sugar Island, and sightseeing along the shores of Michigan and Ontario. Days Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

DAY 6 | June 11 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Oshkosh, WI

As your journey home begins, you’ll explore the Menominee Heritage Museum. Learn about the lives of fur traders, immigrants, loggers, Menominee Indians, and more. At the Springside Cheese Corporation watch how they make their speciality cheeses and be sure to buy some delicious treats to take home with you. Hawthorn Suites * Breakfast Included

DAY 7 | June 12 |  Oshkosh, WI to LaCrosse, WI

The day begins with a guided museum tour at the Air Venture Museum. The museum features historic airplanes, flight simulators, and hands-on exhibits. You’ll spend the night in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Days Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

DAY 8 | JUNE 13 |  LaCrosse, WI to Marshall, MN

Your Lilac Festival tour concludes today. Breakfast Included



Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $1,595 – Double
  • $1,405 – Triple
  • $1,315 – Quad
  • $2,195 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $1,660 – Double
  • $1,465 – Triple
  • $1,365 – Quad
  • $2,285 – Single

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  • Monk Botanical Gardens
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum
  • SS Badger Ferry
  • Mackinac Island Carriage Tour
  • Lunch at the Grand Hotel
  • Point Iroquois Light Station
  • Sault Historic Sites
  • Soo Locks Boat Tour with Dinner
  • Menominee Heritage Museum
  • Air Venture Museum
  • 7 Breakfasts / 2 Lunches / 2 Dinners
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderate) Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.