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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4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day


A Day at the Races

Our always popular Day at the Races includes a sumptuous buffet lunch and seating in the enclosed Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields by beautiful San Francisco Bay in Berkeley. Enjoy the races from a comfortable table with betting windows conveniently nearby and television monitors throughout the dining room. We’ll arrive to get settled before post time and the first race.


A New Tribute to Glenn Miller

The Tex Beneke Orchestra salutes one of the greatest big bands of all time. You will hear such favorites as “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga ChooChoo,” and “Little Brown Jug.”

Special guests for this afternoon performance include the TheModernaires (“Serenade in Blue”) and Madeline Vergari, a veteran of the Harry James and Les Brown Bands.

Lunch is included at Sports Leisure favorite Canal Street Grille prior to the 3pm performance at the Gallo Center.

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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