Niagara Falls & Mackinac Island
June 6, 2024 thru June 13, 2024
Our Niagara Falls and Mackinac Island Tour is full of exploration and variety, and has something special for every traveler. We will spend most of our time near Niagara Falls and Mackinac Island, but we also have lay overs in Canada and northern Michigan. Fun and scenic ferry rides will get us from place to place, such as Mackinac Island, and a comfortable motorcoach will get us around the mainland. The Niagara Falls and Mackinac Island are certainly some of the highlights, but travelers will also love Dundurn Castle and the Green Field Village at the Henry Ford Museum! We’ve been told by many travelers the weather is the real draw, too!
Roundtrip Airfare Included
Roundtrip Airfare Included!
Ferries will sometimes take us between place to place.
Ferries included in trip
A motorcoach will be our main method of transportation.
8 Days and 7 Nights
8 Days and 7 Nights Tour
Activity Level 3
12 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners) included
- A visit to the majestic Niagra Falls, with admissions and transportation included
- A visit to Dundurn Castle, rich in aristocratic history of Canada – plus opportunities to learn about history everywhere on our trip!
- Lodging, dining, and opportunities to explore on famed Mackinac Island.
- A SUN TOURS Tour Director and escort
- Most of your lodging, dining, and transportation needs by SUN TOURS
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- Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ to Buffalo, Detroit to ABQ (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
- Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
- 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners)
- Two ferry crossings
- Admission to all listed attractions
- Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
- All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Day 1 - Arrive at the Falls
We fly to Buffalo. We’ll head into Ontario for our lodging near the falls. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy our welcome dinner and you may view “The Falls Illuminated.”
Meals Included: (D)
Day 2 - To the Base of the Falls
Today we’ll start with an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls then view the falls from Skylon Tower before we get up close and personal with the Falls. We don slickers to board the Hornblower for a cruise to the base of the falls.
Meals Included: (B, L)
Day 3 - Dundurn Castle
We travel through Ontario, stopping at Dundurn Castle, the 18,000 sq. ft mansion completed in 1935 for Sir Allan Napier McNab. Now owned by the City of Hamilton, ON and open to the public, Dundurn guides help us explore daily life in the 1850s. We cross the border back into the U.S. and arrive at our hotel in Michigan.
Meals Included: (B)
Day 4 - Mackinac Island
Boarding a ferry, we arrive on Mackinac Island, (pronounced “Mackinaw”) where we are transported to another world and time. Transportation is by horse-drawn carriages and bicycles only. We have a free afternoon and evening to explore the island’s attractions and shops. Two nights’ lodging on Mackinac Island.
Meals Included: (B)
Day 5 - Time-travel on Mackinac
We take a carriage tour of Mackinac Island, and feast at the Grand Hotel’s luncheon buffet. The rest of the day is ours to explore this quaint town.
Meals Included: (B, L)
Day 6 - Cranbrook School
A ferry takes us back to the mainland. In the Detroit area, we head to the leafy suburb of Bloomfield Hills for a guided tour of the art and architecture of Cranbrook School, renowned for its architecture in the Arts and Crafts and Art Deco styles. The chief architect was Eliel Saarinen while Albert Kahn was responsible for the Booth mansion. Sculptors Carl Milles and Marshall Fredericks also spent many years in residence at Cranbrook. We enjoy a dinner at Hazel’s and check into our Detroit area hotel for the next two nights.
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 7 - Dive into the Automobile Industry
Our factory tour of the Ford Rouge Plant is a first-hand journey behind the scenes of a modern, working automobile factory. This plant once employed 100,000 workers and has built Ford cars since the Model A. Explore nearby Greenfield Village, which features buildings that span 350 years of American history. Dinner tonight to celebrate our wonderful tour of the upper Midwest.
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 8 - Return Home
After breakfast, we fly home with memories of summer in the North Country.
Meals Included: (B)
Itinerary subject to change.
Thousands of gallons of water
Niagara Falls pours 150,000 gallons of water every second from its cliffs!
World's Largest Porch
Visible from the ferry ride over, the Grand Hotel hosts the largest porch in the world at 660 feet!
With Ford's introduction of electric vehicles, they have also been producing vehicles at the Rogue Ford Factory for over 100 years!
The Dundurn Castle hosts a museum featuring Canada's roles throughout its wars, with a great focus on history.
Holiday Inn by the Falls
Niagara Falls, ON
Doubletree Bay City Riverfront
Bay City, MI
Mackinac Island, MI
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Metro Airport
$3,545 per person
$4,295 per person
Final Payment Due:
March 2, 2024
• Roundtrip air transportation from ABQ to Buffalo, Detroit to ABQ (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinner)
• Two ferry crossings
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 2, 2024
- None – through March 2, 2024
- $200 – March 3 – April 3, 2024
- $1,900 – April 4 – May 9, 2024
- 100% – after May 9, 2024
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 3: Moderate
Expectations: Walking for extended periods (such as touring sites). Traveling at a leisurely pace, this itinerary requires a small amount of physical activity. Depending on the itinerary details, guests will need to be prepared to board a plane, bus, boat, ferry or ship. There will be some walking to rooms, cabins or restaurants and general points of interest. This may also include an occasional flight of stairs or some steps during transfers and stops.
Appropriate for: Travelers looking to explore towns and sites on foot and don't mind being on their feet for long periods.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation. If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry on baggage and contents due to enhanced security.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
Weather in New York/Canada/Michican this time of the year will fluctuate in the 70s during the day and 50s at night. Weather can change, although tends to stay mostly dry. We recommend bringing rain gear regardless due to being close to Niagara Falls.
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