The beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula and Mackinac Island!

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  • 2 nights at Mackinac’s famous Grand Hotel, tours by horse and carriage
  • 2 nights in Houghton, gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula, the country’s Copper Capital
  • 2 nights Marquette, on the shores of Lake Superior
  • Keweenaw Nat’l Historic Park tour – Meet the monks at Jampot Bakery, hear the stories of George Gipp (remember “win one for the Gipper?”) and the Copper Kings
  • Tour the Music House, filled with one-of-akind musical instruments
  • Day 1

    Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is not easy to get to. Perhaps that’s why many people have never visited this pristine, largely unspoiled area. History and scenery abound, along with the opportunity to meet some of the hardy people who call the U.P. home. In fact, the residents of the region are called “yoopers” (u-pers). Did we mention it’s hard to get to? Only two flights a day from Chicago to Houghton (ho-ton), and only one connects with Sacramento. Depart at the unusual time of 1:30pm, arriving at 11:40pm in Houghton. Country Inn & Suites – 2 nights

  • Day 2

    Unknown to most people outside the region, the Keweenaw Peninsula, where you tour today, was where most of the country’s copper once came out of the ground. The scenery is memorable, the people and their stories fascinating, the history is all around you. Magnificent churches, many over a hundred years old, dot the landscape. Churches gave the miners and their families a sense of community. Here, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, hardy people braved extreme weather to bring copper out of the ground. Today, you meet Father Basil, one of the monks who runs the Jampot Bakery. We’ll stop in for treats and enjoy the waterfall next door. Lighthouses abound, lunch is in a magnificent mountain lodge and afternoon libations are included at the historic Michigan House Pub and Restaurant. The entire day is a history lesson, told by the people who live here. Awesome. (B,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Time to travel. Our motorcoach leaves the Keweenaw and heads east to Marquette, on the shores of Lake Superior. Along the way, meet Sister Maria at the Shrine of Bishop Baraga. This wonderful lady is working to start a new order, in a most remote destination. We must pause at “Da Yoopers Tourist Trap,” because after all, we are tourists, and it’s a very unique gift shop. Your accommodations are the best in town, right down by the lake and every traveler has a great view of the water (and the sunrise). Hampton Inn – 2 nights (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Just an hour from Marquette is the small lakeside village of Munising. We’ve included a most interesting boat tour, to see shipwrecks through the glass bottom of the boat! A fascinating adventure. Tonight, dine in the U.P.’s finest steak house. (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Push east this afternoon, through to St. Ignace where you’ll board the ferry for the 20-minute ride to Mackinac Island. Prepare to fall in love at first sight with its historic buildings, quaint shoppes and “no motor vehicles allowed” policy. It’s a short horse-drawn carriage ride to the top of the hill and Mackinac’s iconic landmark – the Grand Hotel. Built in 1887, the Grand is prepared to satisfy your every desire this evening starting with a formal dinner and ending with live music and dancing. Best of all, you get to do it all over again tomorrow! Grand Hotel – 2 nights (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Discover Mackinac Island’s natural beauty on a morning horse-drawn wagon tour. Free time is allowed midday to explore the lakeside village. Don’t forget to buy some fudge – an island staple – for the trip home. Before long you’ll be ready for a little pick-me-up, so return to the Grand for Afternoon Tea. The filming location of Somewhere in Time, don’t miss the historical exhibits (yes, there IS a framed portrait of Jane Seymour), art gallery, horse stables and have a sit on the front porch which, at 660 feet long, is the biggest in the world! (FB,D)

  • Day 7

    Take the ferry to Mackinaw City on the LP (Lower Peninsula) and travel along the scenic east shore of Lake Michigan with lunch served in the quaint community of Petoskey. In nearby Acme, you’ll discover an incredible collection of mechanical instruments and antique phonographs at The Music House. The centerpiece of the museum, a huge Belgian pipe organ, is simply amazing, and all instruments are in perfect working order as you’ll see… and hear! The short drive to Traverse City is where your return flight awaits. (FB,L)

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38th Annual SLV Anniversary Tour – Portland Roses and Oregon’s Coast

Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade

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A Coos Bay Christmas

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

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A Magical Mystery Tour

Have you ever wondered about taking a mystery trip but didn’t want to commit to a multi-day vacation? This is a great first-time mystery daytrip. We can’t give you too many clues so we’ll just say that a magical luncheon is included along with a matinee performance that is sure to leave you mystified and laughing.

7 Days · 15 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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June 22nd - 28th
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