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Mackinac Island Lilacs

Mackinac Island Lilacs

Get ready for a summertime adventure to beautiful Michigan.

June 9-16, 2018



  • Spend the Night at the Grand Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Ford F-150 Truck Factory Tour

  • Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

  • Celebration Belle Dinner Cruise

  • Kalamazoo Air Zoo

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

  • 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts (B); 1 Lunch (L); 4 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director - Judy Brockmeier




  • Joliet, IL - Wingate Inn

  • Mackinaw City, MI - Hamilton Inn

  • Mackinac Island, MI - Grand Hotel

  • Frankenmuth, MI - Springhill Suites

  • Dearborn, MI - Holiday Inn Express

  • Kalamazoo, MI - Four Points by Sheraton

  • Moline, IL - Stoney Creek

Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines


Rates, per person:

$1,959  Double Occupancy, per person

$2,475  Single Occupancy

$1,849  Triple Occupancy, per person


Pay by Check Savings: $65

Book by February 14, 2018 (Valentine's Day) and Save $50 per person! 



Day 1

Travel Day

Get ready for a summertime adventure to the beautiful state of Michigan. It's a perfect time to visit Mackinac Island especially when the lilacs are in full bloom.

Overnight Joliet, IL


Day 2

Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park

At Frederik Meijer Garden, experience masterpieces of art and nature that will delight your senses at one of the nation's premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks.

Overnight Mackinaw City, MI


Day 3

Mackinac Island Carriage Tour/ Grand Hotel Buffet Lunch/Grand Hotel Accommodations

Ferry to Mackinac Island this morning for a full DAY to explore and soak in its charm and beauty. Upon arrival take horse and carriage tour of the island. Then get ready for the buffet of buffets at the Grand Hotel. Check into the Grand Hotel with plenty of time to relax and enjoy this historic property. A four course dinner in the beautiful dining room is included (jacket and tie required for men, cocktail dress/pant suit suggested for women). This evening enjoy the entertainment of Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra!

Overnight Mackinac Island, MI

B, L, D

Day 4

Island Options/Frankenmuth

Start the day with a bountiful breakfast buffet and some free time. Make your way to downtown for lunch and shopping before taking the ferry back to the mainland. This afternoon, travel to Frankenmuth-Michigan's Little Bavaria.
Overnight Frankenmuth, MI

B, D

Day 5

Frankenmuth Tour/Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Meet our local guide for a tour of Frankenmuth, a quaint Bavarian Village. Learn about the history and popular sites of this quaint German-inspired town. Also visit Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland-the world's largest Christmas store. Stroll the town square and you'll feel like you are in Europe. Say goodbye to "Little Bavaria" this afternoon and travel to the Detroit area.

Overnight Dearborn, MI


Day 6

Ford Rouge (F-150 Truck) Factory Tour/Henry Ford Museum /Greenfield Village

The Ford Rouge Factory Tour will give you a new appreciation for the history of auto manufacturing and will amaze you as you watch the assembly of an F-150 Truck. This afternoon step back in time to when America was growing up when you visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Both tell the story of our country's evolution to where we are today in a very different way and will be one of the highlights of your tour.

Overnight Kalamazoo, MI


Day 7

Kalamazoo Air Zoo/Celebration Belle Riverboat Dinner Cruise

This morning visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo; a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anytging you've ever seen. Continue to the Quad Cities for an evening of dining and entertainment on the Celebration Belle Riverboat! It will be a relaxing and fun way to end your week-long adventure.

Overnight Davenport, IA

B, D

Day 8

Isabel Bloom Factory Tour/Travel Home

The artisans of Isabel Bloom invite you to a tour of the Harborview Production Studio in Davenport, Iowa. You'll have behind-the-scenes access to every step in the making of each Isabel Bloom sculpture. Then it's homeward bound after a beautiful tour in Michigan with the unforgetable memory of your stay at the Grand Hotel!


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.


June 9-16, 2018


Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines


Included in the vacation package: 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  • RT transportation aboard an Ultra Coach as stated in the itinerary

  • Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours) 

  • Luggage handling at the hotels (one piece of luggage per person)

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Tour Director:  Judy Brockmeier


Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible  fuel surcharges.


Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation.


Final Payment is due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy (Fee is per person):

Days Prior to Departure ……………….. Cancellation Fee

46 days or more prior to departure ...Full Refund

45 to 31 days before departure....... 30% of tour cost

30 to 16 days before departure .......70% of tour cost

15 days or less to departure ...........No Refund


Travel Insurance is highly recommended,  Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.


Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.


Final Documents:  Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents.  Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included,


Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.


Price Changes/Fuel Surcharge: Tour prices are effective as of Sept. 15, 2017.  Allied will do everything possible to avoid price changes. However, if significant changes in fuel prices, taxes, currency exchange rates, etc. occur, these will be passed on to passengers, and listed on your final invoice.  Every effort will be made to avoid any additional surcharges.


Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.


Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.


Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Tour Provided by Allied Tours.


RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island ATT Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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