September 22-28, 2024

7 Days & 6 Nights

$1,638.00 per Person, Double Occupancy

$2,297.00 per Person, Single Occupancy

Package includes:

  • 6 nights lodging, including overnights & 3 nights at the Murray Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 Full course dinners, including Zehnder’s & Antlers
  • Soo Locks Boat Cruise
  • Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
  • Frankenmuth Village Shops
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island
  • Hydro-jet Ferry Ride
  • Visit to Grand Hotel
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
  • Kewadin Shores Casino
  • Souvenir Gift
  • Luggage Handling in Michigan
  • All Taxes & Meal Gratuities
  • Motorcoach Transportation

Day 1:  Depart from Cleveland, TN, and travel to your overnight stop where lodging has been arranged for you this evening (pack an overnight bag); dinner is on your own this evening.

Day 2: Following breakfast, check out and continue traveling to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s “Little Bavaria.” Spend the afternoon browsing at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland and the other shops and attractions in this fascinating village. Check into your lodging and enjoy a family-style dinner at Zehnder’s Restaurant.

Day 3: After breakfast, spend the morning in Frankenmuth visiting the attractions you missed yesterday. Lunch is on your own in Frankenmuth, then travel northward to the Straits of Mackinaw arriving at the Murray Hotel to check in for the next three nights. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.

Day 4: Breakfast, then board the high-speed, hydro-jet ferry for a fun ride to beautiful Mackinac Island. Upon arrival, board a horse-drawn carriage for a narrated tour of the island. After your tour, enjoy some time visiting the grounds, gardens, and common area at the Grand Hotel. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the area on your own before returning via ferry to the mainland for a delicious dinner, followed by a couple hours at the Kewadin Shores Casino where you can try your luck. 

Day 5: Breakfast, then depart for a day on the Upper Peninsula. Arrive in Whitefish Point to visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. View the exhibits in the museum gallery, where shipwreck legends come to life. See the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, and step inside the Shipwreck Theater to view a short documentary that details the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. You may even bravely dip your toes in frigid Lake Superior! After your visit, head to Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub (included), followed by a walk to see the falls. Continue to Sault Ste. Marie and board the cruise boat for your Soo Lucks Cruise – a relaxing 2-hour cruise on St Mary’s River through the Soo Lucls. After the cruise, depart for dinner at Antlers Restaurant. Return to your lodging for a restful night.

Day 6: After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for your last night of lodging where you will check into your hotel upon arrival (pack an overnight bag); dinner is on your own this evening.

Day 7: Following breakfast, check out and prepare for your departure home – taking with you fond memories of your visit to Mackinac Island, Frankenmuth & Upper Peninsula.  

Deposits are $100.00 per person. Deposits plus insurance are due by March 1, 2024.

Final payment is due July 24, 2024.

Optional Insurance per person:

Double is $130.00 per person.

Single is $196.00 per person.

Call or email SEC Travel Planners, Helen Semak to book today!

(423) 559-9295

[email protected] 

If you have questions for Bowater Credit Union, call Kelsey O’Daniel at (423) 303-5615.

The Gold Checking Travel Club is a special benefit to credit union members who are age 50 or better and have a checking account at Bowater Credit Union.

To learn more about our checking accounts, visit our checking account page.

View from Mackinac Island

View from Mackinac Island

Murray Hotel

Murray Hotel

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland

Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls

Soo Locks Boat Cruise

Kewadin Shores Casino

Kewadin Shores Casino

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Hydro-jet Ferry Ride

Hydro-jet Ferry Ride