2023 Northern Lake Michigan Tour
Jul 15, 2023 to Jul 23, 2023
Join us for a spectacular week of seeing Northern Lake Michigan Lighthouses. We will see approximately 23 lighthouses in just one week as well as other beautiful sites in Northern Michigan. You will be glad you took this week of your life and spent it on Northern Lake Michigan.
Destinations for hotels may change as they are confirmed.
NOTE: Due to the dynamic and fluctuating world financial markets the price per person quoted on this tour is an approximation. The actual cost may change after all of the tour elements have been negotiated and finalized.
Tour Cancellation / Refund Policy / Trip Insurance
Up to 180 days prior to departure $150.00 processing fee will be charged
179 – 90 days prior to departure Deposits become non-refundable
89 – 60 days prior to departure 25% of tour price becomes non-refundable
59 – 30 days prior to departure 50% of tour price becomes non-refundable
1 - 29 days prior to departure 100% of tour price becomes non-refundable Exceptions will be addressed on a case by case basis.
Day 1 - Saturday, July 15
Arrive at Grand Rapids Airport. Complimentary Shuttle service from Gerald R. Ford Internationa Airport to the hotel.
7:00 PM Welcome Dinner at hotel
Day 2 - Sunday, July 16
We check out and depart for about an hour drive to White River Lighthouse where we will climb the lighthouse and visit the museum. We will pick-up box lunches on our way to Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Then we head to Ludington North Pierhead Light for a photo-op. Next stop is a 1.6 mile walk over sandy road to tour Big Sable Point Lighthouse and then head for dinner at a local restaurant. Then to our hotel in Ludington.
Day 3 - Monday, July 17
We pack up and head for Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse for photo-op on the breakwater. Then we depart for tours of the USCGC Acacia and SS City of Milwaukee. Next, we head for a photo op of Frankfort North Breakwater Light. After lunch in Frankfort, we have a guided tour of Point Betsie Lighthouse. Then we stop at Robert H. Manning Memorial Lighthouse for a photo-op. We have dinner at a local restaurant in Traverse City. (night 1 of 2)
Day 4 - Tuesday, July 18
After breakfast, we will take the boat “Manitou Island Transit” to South Manitou Island cruising pass Manitou Shoal Lighthouse then a tour of Manitou Island Lighthouse with box lunch at the picnic area on the island. Upon return from Manitou Island, we will head to our hotel in Traverse City. Dinner will be at the hotel. (night 2 of 2)
Day 5 - Wednesday, July 19
We check out of the hotel and go to Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park for a group tour. The next lighthouse we will visit is Mission Point Lighthouse. Then lunch in Traverse City. We head to Mackinaw City with a rest stop. Dinner on your own in Mackinaw City. (night 1 of 2)
Day 6 - Thursday, July 20
After breakfast we visit Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse. Then stop at Colonial Michilimackinac with lunch in Mackinaw City. After lunch we take Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry to view Old Mackinac Point Light, White Shoal Light, Gray’s Reef Light, Waugoshance Light, St. Helena Island Light, Squaw Island Light and Lansing Shoal Lighthouses. Dinner at a restaurant in Mackinaw City. (night 2 of 2)
Day 7 - Friday, July 21
We pack-up and take the ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island with Beaver Island Boat Company to include Beaver Island lighthouse with lunch on the island. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Charlevoix. Then depart for hotel in Cadillac.
Day 8 - Saturday, July 22
Check-out of hotel and head for Holland Harbor Lighthouse with a rest stop on way. Next stop is Grand Haven Lighthouse Lunch will be at a restaurant in Grand Haven. Then we will stop at Muskgon South Pierhead. We will depart for our hotel in Grand Rapids Airport. Farewell Dinner at 7:00 PM
Day 9 - Sunday, July 23
- White River Lighthouse
- Little Sable Lighthouse
- Ludington North Pier Light
- Big Sable Lighthouse
- Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse
- Frankfort Breakwater Light
- Point Betsie Lighthouse
- Manning Memorial Lighthouse
- South Manitou Lighthouse
- Manitou Shoal Lighthouse
- Grand Traverse Lighthouse
- Mission Point Lighthouse
- Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
- White Shoal Lighthouse
- Gray's Reef Lighthouse
- Waugoshance Shoal Lighthouse
- St. Helena Island Lighthouse
- Squaw Island Lighthouse
- Lansing Shoal Lighthouse
- Beaver Island Harbor Lighthouse
- Beaver Head Lighthouse
- Charlevoix Pierhead Lighthouse
- Holland Harbor Lighthouse
9 Nights lodging
Tips are included in price
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