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Mackinac Island and Door Country

Mackinac Island and Door Country

Get ready for an exciting adventure of Great Lakes coastal fun!

September 8-16, 2018


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

Tour Highlights:

  • Overnight stay at Grand Hotel

  • Door County Sightseeing with a Local Guide

  • Bjorklunden Chapel

  • 3 Meals at the Grand Hotel, including Dinner Dance

  • Castle Farms Tour

  • 15 Meals, per itinerary

  • Tour Director - Elaine DeJong


Featured Hotels:

  • Dubuque, IA - Best Western Plus

  • Sturgeon Bay, WI (2) - Bridgeport Waterfront Resort

  • Mackinaw City, MI - Hamilton Inn

  • Mackinac Island, MI - Grand Hotel

  • Traverse City, MI - Bayshore Resort

  • Holland, MI -DoubleTree

  • Bettendorf, IA - Isle Hotel


Pricing, per person:

  • $2,159 Double, per person

  • $2,785 Single

  • $2,029 Triple, per person


Pay by Check Savings:  $70 per person


Book by May 15, 2018 and save $50 per person!

Day 1

Travel Day

Get to know your travel companions as we journey to eastern Iowa. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travel mates.

Overnight Dubuque, IA


Day 2

Wisconsin State Capitol

The journey today takes you to Madison where you will tour the Wisconsin State Capitol. Head for Door County known as the "New England" of the Midwest.

Overnight (2) Sturgeon Bay, WI


Day 3

Door County Tour

Today explore Door County with a local expert guide. Visit Bjorklunden Chapel, a local orchard, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, and quaint lakeside villages before enjoying lunch at Al Johnsons restaurant where the goats trim the grass on the roof! Continue this afternoon to visit other sights to include Boynton Chapel, Cana Island Lighthouse, Peninsula State Park, photo stops of the Bay of Green Bay, and more! Enjoy a traditional Wisconsin Fish Boil this evening!

B, L, D

Day 4

Big Spring

The Upper Peninsula (UP) is filled with beautiful shoreline scenery. This afternoon visit a most unusual natural phenomenon-Big Spring, Michigan's largest spring. Board a special observation raft to see the bottom of this crystal-clear spring that bubbles up from 40 ft below. Over 10,000 gallons per minute gush up from fissures in the limestone!

Overnight Mackinaw City, MI


Day 5

Carriage Tour/Leisure Time at Grand Hotel

Board a ferry to Mackinac Island and upon arrival, the proud tradition continues on your horse-drawn carriage island tour. Then the Grand Buffet awaits at the Grand leisure to soak in the beauty of the hotel and grounds. Tonight savor dinner in the luxurious dining room with entertainment (jacket & tie for men, cocktail dress/pantsuit for ladies).

Overnight Mackinac Island, MI

B, L, D

Day 6

Mackinac Island Free Time/Castle Farms Tour

Following breakfast at the Grand Hotel, you will have some free time to enjoy as you wish. Rent a bike for a spin around the island, take a "taxi" to visit Ft. Mackinac, or just stroll around the beautiful grounds at the Grand Hotel. Ferry back to the mainland and visit the incredible Castle Farms Mansion and Gardens. Celebrating nearly 100 years of history, you'll be amazed at this home.

Overnight Traverse City, MI


Day 7

Music House Museum/Cherry Republic

This morning a unique stop is included at the Music House Museum. The collection of antique organs, pianos, jukeboxes and more will amaze you! Next stop is Cherry Republic, home to all things cherry!

Overnight Holland, MI

B, L

Day 8

DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory

Holland is home to a rich Dutch Heritage. The DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory is the only blue and white delftware factory in the U.S. Also visit an authentic Dutch Windmill, over 240 years old and twelve stories high!

Overnight Davenport, IA

B, D

Day 9

Travel Home

We are homeward bound today after a great time of making memories, meeting new friends, and traveling scenic Wisconsin & Michigan.


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.


September 8-16, 2018


Allied Departure Cities: Allied Cities, plus Des Moines, Sioux Falls & Luverne, MN


Tour Highlights:

  • Accommodations at the Grand Hotel with 2 meals

  • Unique and interesting attractions not found on any other tour

  • Free time on Mackinac Island

  • Local expert guide in Door County

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  • Ultra Coach Transportation

  • Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities, plus Des Moines

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

  • 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)

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Tour Director, Roxie Mulder


Not included are meals not listed in itinerary, optional tours, 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 Due July 25, 2017, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Fee:

Days prior to departure.......Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More .............. Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ................. 30% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days ..................50% of the Tour Cost

15 Days or less ................No Refund


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.


Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2017 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.


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.


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. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.


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 BluffsBestWestern Council Bluffs-Best Western
2216 27th Avenue - I-80 & 24th St*712-322-3150
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
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.
Orange City Orange City
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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