Fall in Mackinac Island & Agawa Canyon

Fall in Mackinac Island & Agawa Canyon
Wed, Sep 23rd, 2020
Mon, Sep 28th, 2020
Attention: Passport Required!
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $1380
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $1360
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $1870

One or Two Beds: $1400

5 Day Motorcoach Tour to Mackinac Island, Algoma Central Railroad to Agawa Canyon, Madeline Island in the fall!

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*

Tour Highlights:

Kitch-Iti-Kipi Spring (Palm Book State Park)
Shepler's Ferry to Mackinac Island
Dinner at Pink Pony Restaurant
Horse-drawn Carriage tour of Mackinac Island
Included lunch at the Grand Hotel
Soo Locks Boat Tour
Agawa Canyon Train
Madeline Island Ferry & Tour

Day 1 Escanaba, MI
We depart this morning on an exciting
adventure to the upper peninsula of
Michigan. With our usual morning break,
we will cross into the Dairy State of
Wisconsin to Escanaba, Michigan for our
overnight stay.

Day 2 Mackinac Island, MI
This mornings route will take us along
scenic Lake Michigan. Our first stop will
be Kitch-Iti-Kipi Spring in Palm Book
State Park. This is a deep spring with blueish
colored water. You may get on a raft
and ride out to watch the fish and see the
depth of the water. Next, we will head
to Mackinac City, but first we will have to
cross over the “Mighty Mac” bridge. The
bridge connects upper Michigan with
lower Michigan and is one of the longest
suspension bridges in the world. Once
in Mackinac City, we will board Shepler’s
Ferry to Mackinac Island, which sits in Lake
Huron. This is the only place in the United
States where motorized transportation is
not allowed with the exception of a fire
truck. Visitors are free to tour the island by
foot, bicycle or horse and carriage. We’ll
check into the Bicycle Street Inn for our
overnight stay. You’ll have some time to
explore before our included dinner. (B, D)

Day 3 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Our day begins on a narrated carriage
tour of the Island. We will see Arch
Rock, Surrey Hills, and Fort Mackinac.
Then we’ll disembark our carriages at the
Grand Hotel and enjoy a bountiful feast
featuring garden-fresh salads, savory
cheese, low-roasted meats, seafood and
more than 20 varieties of fresh-baked
pastries. Afterwards, sit out on the
famous porch and take in a view of Lake
Huron. Our horse taxis will pick us up and
take us to the docks where we will board
the ferry to St. Ignace. Our coach and
luggage will be waiting for us to arrive
and bring us to Sault Ste. Marie. Upon arrival,
we’ll board a boat for a tour of
the Soo Locks, still the largest waterway
traffic system on earth. We will ride the
boat as it raises 21 feet straight up to the
level of Lake Superior. We’ll learn about
the operation of the locks, it’s history and
everything we see along the way. (B, L)

Day 4 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
This morning we will board the Algoma
Central Railroad for a tour to Agawa
Canyon. Enjoy an included lunch
onboard as we travel 114 miles north of
Sault Ste. Marie to the canyon. On this
spectacular train excursion, we will travel
over towering trestles, alongside the
northern lakes and rivers, through the
awesome granite rock formations and
mixed forests of the Canadian Shield. We
will descend 500 feet down to the floor of
the Agawa Canyon and spend two hours
experiencing the beauty. You can enjoy
a hike to the waterfalls, feed the trout or
shop in the Souvenir Car. Park rangers will
be available to point out the wildlife. (B, L)

Day 5 Ashland, WI
This morning we depart Sault Ste. Marie
and travel along Lake Superior making a
stop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park
to see it’s centerpiece, the Tahquamenon
River and it’s waterfalls. The Upper Falls
is one the largest waterfalls east of the
Mississippi, with a drop of nearly 50
feet, 200 feet across and maximum flow
of 50,000 gallons of water per second.
The amber color water is caused by
tannins leached from the cedar, spruce
and hemlock in the swamps drained by
the river. Just 4 miles downstream is the
Lower Falls, which consists of a series
of five smaller falls cascading around an
island. Afterwards, we will continue to
Ashland, a port city located on the lake
near the head of Chequamegon Bay. (B)

Day 6 Home
This morning we will board a ferry to
Madeline Island, the largest of the 22
islands that make up the Apostle Islands.
A local guide will show us around. There
will be time to explore and shop after
lunch on your own before boarding the
ferry back to the mainland. Then we’ll
spend the rest of the day driving back
home. We will have our usual comfort
stops as we drop everyone off at their
original departure points. (B)
1 dinners 
2 lunches and 
5 continental breakfasts

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