MONDAY, JULY 8, 2019: Following a 7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet at Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Road, Elyria, we will depart by luxury motorcoach at 8:00 AM. Lunch today is on your own at a fast-food restaurant in Saginaw, Michigan. Later in the afternoon we will visit the MUSIC HOUSE MUSEUM in Acme, Michigan. Spanning from the late 18th century to the 1950's, the tour will showcase the craftsmanship and history of the era going from simple music boxes to early recorded sound and radio. We will hear many of the rare instruments on display actually play. Our accommodations for the next two nights will be at the wonderful GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA located in Acme. Dinner this evening will be at the resort.
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019: After breakfast on your own at the resort, we will depart for CASTLE FARMS in Charlevoix, Michigan. This beautiful, historical attraction offers a chance to explore acres of gardens, discover dragons, and experience Michigan's largest outdoor model railroad. We will also enjoy lunch here today. Now you are about to see the most fascinating stone structures ever built. THE MUSHROOM HOUSES were designed by Charlevoix native Earl Young an avid nature lover. Each house is constructed from stones and boulders that line the shores of Northern Michigan. This is an unforgettable adventure through a fairy-tale land. Our next stop is the MISSION POINT LIGHTHOUSE. Here you may enjoy a self-guided tour of the historical lighthouse and visit their quaint gift shop. Wine tasting plus appetizers at BOWER HARBOR VINEYARDS will bring our day to a happy ending. Dinner is on your own at Grand Traverse Resort.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019: After breakfast on your own, let's spend some time in downtown Traverse City browsing and shopping as we explore the area. It's off to SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL PARK. We will stop in the Visitor Center where we will find fascinating interpretive displays along with brochures and maps. There are also many souvenir items available for sale. Lunch will be on our own today in Traverse City. In the late afternoon, we will arrive at our accommodations for the night .the enchanting THUNDER BAY RESORT, in Hillman, Michigan. This evening we will have the pleasure of taking part in the ELK VIEW CARRIAGE RIDE and GOURMET DINNER & WINE TASTING at the Resort. Our horse-drawn carriage ride will take us through the wooded areas of the resort, over a wooden bridge that crosses the Thunder Bay River and into the Elk Preserve. Your guide will fill the ride with interesting stories, facts and history of Northern Michigan and the elk. We will ride into the preserve where hopefully we will get a close-up look at the Rocky Mountain Elk and Whitetails. Dinner will be at the charming ELK ANTLER LOG CABIN filled with antiques and a massive split stone fireplace. We will dine on a hearty gourmet five-course meal prepared on antique wood cookstoves. We will also enjoy samples of six locally produced wines from the Stoney Acres Winery in Alpena. We will return by carriage to the resort.
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019: After breakfast, we will depart for the GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER. Here you will be able to explore shipwrecks in real time via live video feeds and discover the Great Lakes history through innovative exhibits. There will also be time for a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR. Our group will have lunch at an area restaurant and dinner will be on your own on our way home. Our arrival time back to Lorain County Community College is scheduled for 9:30 PM.
PRICE OF TOUR: $889.00/per person - double occ. $796.00/per person - triple occ.
$1151.00/per person - single occ. $758.00/per person - quad occ.
A deposit of $75.00 per person is required with reservations. Full payment is due by June 10, 2019.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS: May 27, 2019
CANCELLATION FEE: On or before June 10, 2019 - $75.00
Between June 11 and June 24, 2019 - $500.00
Between June 25 and July 8, 2019 - No Refund
The price includes deluxe motorcoach transportation; 3 nights' accommodations; all admissions; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 dinners and an escort from Footprint Tours, Inc. who will accompany the group. All other meals are at the expense of the passenger.
Make check or money order payable to Footprint Tours, Inc. and mail along with reservation form to: FOOTPRINT TOURS, INC., 401 BROADWAY AVENUE, SUITE B, LORAIN, OHIO 44052.