Port Huron/Bay City, MI – Jul 21-24, 2019

Thumbs Up for Michigan
Port Huron and Bay City, MI

Sunday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019

$809.00 per person double
$729.00 per person triple
$689.00 per person quad
$1,059.00 per person single

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Deduct $50.00 per person if paid in full by April 22, 2019.

Depart Lafayette at 7:00 AM.  Pickups for Delphi & Logansport/Peru may be arranged.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 3 night’s lodging, luggage handling, 6 meals (3 breakfasts & 3 lunches), admissions per itinerary and Imperial Escort.

 

Pack the sunscreen and the shades as we visit beautiful Port Huron and the Great Lakes.  We begin at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.   This museum tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits. 

In Port Huron, you will delight in spending three nights at the Port Huron Doubletree which overlooks the Blue Water Bridge and the St. Clair River.  Revel in easy access to Port Huron’s historic downtown area, with its specialty shops, waterfront eateries and the boardwalk. You will experience a guided tour of nearby Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the Thomas Edison Depot Museum, Huron Lightship and the USCGC Bramble.  There will also be a sightseeing cruise aboard the Huron Lady II  

We will take one day to round the thumb where sandy beaches hug the shore line of Lake Huron.  A docent led tour of the Pointe Aux Barques Lighthoue and a shoreline view of Port Austin Reef Light gives way to a gently rolling landscape. In Bay City, MI. we visit the Saginaw Valley Navel Ship Museum, home of the USS Edson and the Antique Toy & Firehouse Museum.  As we head back to Port Huron, we will make a stop in everyone’s favorite Christmas city, Frankenmuth– you will find a plethora of shops from candy to Zeilinger Wool Co. and Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.  

We have a couple final treats as we make our way home to Indiana; first, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. The house tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family. The Fords were cultural, social and economic leaders in an era of great optimism, as well as a turbulent time of economic depression and world war. Our final stop, The Parade Company in Detroit, MI where we will take a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.