4-Day Chicago to Detroit, Milwaukee, Mackinac Island and Great Lakes Tour

Tour Code: GOL-CHI-124
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
4-Day Chicago to Detroit, Milwaukee, Mackinac Island and Great Lakes Tour
  • 7 Days left
Departure City
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Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English

Available Days :

Special Dates

Highlights :

Explore Harley Davidson Museum, Windmill Island, Crescent Beach Board Walk, Milwaukee Public Market. Crescent Beach Board Walk, Green Bay, Traverse City Miner’s Castle, Lake Superior, Miner’s Castle, Miner’s Beach, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Lake Huron, Soo Lock Sightseeing Cruise, Lower Harbor; Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City, Gilmore Car Museum, Big Red Lighthouse, and on our exciting bus tour starting from Chicago with special discounts and hotel accommodations.


We will start the day from Milwaukee and will see the optional attraction Harley-Davidson Museum which will take around 80 minutes. Then we will head toward Milwaukee Public Market and Crescent Beach BoardWalkwhich can consume almost 2 hours or more of our day. At the end of the day, we will visit Green Bay in almost 70 minutes and return back to Escanaba.

Hotel: Super 8 by Wyndham EscanabaOr equivalent.



Harley Davidson Museum, IL

The Harley Davidson Museum is basically a Museum located in the North American downtown. The Museum comprises of 12000 m2 complex having three buildings having more than 450 motorcycles. The Museum also contains many other artifacts of the company’s 110 year history.

On the 2nd day, we will resume from Escanaba and will move toward Miner’s Castle, where we can spend almost 35 minutes. Then we will have fun at Miner’s Beach within about 35 minutes. Tahquamenon Falls would be an optional attraction that travelers can visit a maximum of 90 minutes. Later on, we will head to see the Point Iroquois Lighthouse for 30 minutes and can use the next 90 minutes by enjoying the optional Soo Lock sightseeing Cruise ride. At the end of the day, we will spend a night at St Ignace.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express St. Ignace-Lake Front or Similar.


Lake Superior, CA

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes in the United States. The lake is shared between the states of Ontario Canada in North, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the United States. It is a tourist spot for people who love fishing, boating, and sightseeing.

Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most toured regions of the world. The region is located on the upper peninsula of Michigan. The main feature of this area is its Rocks Cliffs which are multicolored in nature.

Soo Lock Elevating Cruise, MI

Soo Lock Elevating Cruise is a top tourist place in Michigan, catering tours for decades. The tour takes you to cruise along International Highway Bridge, giant lake freighters, and all four U.S Locks at the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Tahquamenon Falls, IL

The amber twin waterfalls are a scenic tourist spot which is visited by many people from all over the world. It is basically a resort with some exceptional facilities.

Today we will focus on the beautiful scenery of Mackinac Island and for this, we have approximately 240 minutes.  Then we will discover Traverse City in about 30 minutes. After this can spend at least one hour at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

Hotel: Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids SW/Byron Center or Similar.


German Style Dinner, MI

German style dinner is sure to please everyone, especially outdoor-lovers as it has beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and camping opportunities. The German food fans will appreciate the lifestyle and modern culinary culture. Here you can have dinner watching outside the calm beaches.

Mackinac Bridge, MI

Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge located in the upper state of Michigan. It is an 8 km long bridge connecting St. Ignace City and Mackinaw City. Tourists who love bird-watching, photography and driving across rivers visit Mackinac Bridge in summers.

Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island is a city that is located in Mackinac County in Michigan. It is small city that has a total population of only 492 which is very low.

Straits of Mackinac, MI

It is a region which is located in Michigan, which itself is a state in United States of America. The Straits of Mackinac are mainly considered as a waterway which is narrow in nature. It is also the connection point of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Tahquamenon Falls, IL

The amber twin waterfalls are a scenic tourist spot which is visited by many people from all over the world. It is basically a resort with some exceptional facilities.

The last day of our tour will start from Holland and will visit Big Red Lighthouse for 20 minutes. Next travelers can join the optional attractions such as Windmill Island, Gilmore Car Museum and Downtown Holland Walking Tour. In the evening we will go back home.


Detroit, MI

In the Midwestern state of Michigan, there is a largest city of America known as Detroit. The famous company Motown Records has developed on this place.

Gilmore Car Museum, MI

Gilmore Care Museum attracts thousands of car enthusiasts every month. It is always a nice visit to the Gilmore Car Museum, even if you are not a car enthusiast but the classic automobiles are always fascinating to watch. Visitors can take pictures and experience how they traveled in the old times.

Holland Village In-depth Walking Tour, MI

Michigan is a fascinating state and Holland Village is one of the places that make this state so great. With the help of an experienced tour guide, you will enjoy the beautiful sightseeing tour of the Holland Village, as it has a wide array of places that will make you keep coming back.

Windmill Island, MI

The municipal park in the Michigan’s City of Holland is known as Windmill Island. The park on this island was reconstructed in the year 1964 for grabbing more attention of the tourists.

  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.



What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.

What's Excluded

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charge for driver and the guide is $12 minimum per person.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important:We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.

Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Gilmore Car Museum, MI $16.00 $11.00 $16.00
Harley Davidson Museum, IL $22.00 $8.00 $16.00
Mackinac Island, MI $65.00 $35.00 $65.00
Tahquamenon Falls, IL $25.00 $12.00 $25.00
Windmill Island, MI $25.00 $15.00 $25.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 205 E Randolph St, (Millennium Park North Gate) Chicago, IL 60601 at 8:00 AM

Return Location

  • 205 E Randolph St, (Millennium Park North Gate) Chicago, IL 60601
  • Free Airport Drop off service is available for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for flights departing after 07:00 PM

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.

E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.

Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.

Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.


​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.


1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.


1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.



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Lake Superior is such a wonderful lake due to its crystal clear waters, and the cliffs and mountains encompassing it make it even more wonderful. The bus tour started in Chicago, I must admit that the first day was busy joining and booking the seats, when it started, all my worries vanished away as the fun started to began. The best place we found on this bus tour was that island where we needed a ferry or plane ride to reach it there. However, the Miner’s Castle and Miner’s Beach is something more magical and wonderful, there was so much to do and explore on this bus tour. I think it is one of the best tour experiences I have ever had so far. Thanks for managing this tour so well.

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My kids were bragging about the top places in our country, then we decided to experience a tour by ourselves. My husband found the tours online, after picking our favorite destinations we finally came up with this tour. One thing I like the most about this bus journey was that we just booked our bus seats online, then we reached Chicago where we met our travel guides then began on this tour. As a matter of fact, the journey was so wonderful because there were so many wonderful places we visited throughout the course of this bus journey. Although the bus was full of a passenger on the very first day, then it got less filled by the end of our journey. I don’t think there is any space to make this tour a perfect, it’s already a perfect one.

Yongze Jia
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As though the summers were already there, I just couldn’t get a chance to board this bus tour until the very end of the summers. Everyone from my family was off from their work, and so my husband and I planned on taking the family out for a vacation. I’m so glad, that we found this reasonable bus journey for us, which took us to so many wonderful places that we wanted to visit. There were just a few things that we didn’t know like we didn’t come all the way ready so we had to buy walking shoes on the tour, and the second major thing I found was the budget for the food. However, the tour is a bit pricey, they should include all the things on the tour for the passengers, then I would rate it 100%.

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being part of this bus journey has been such a great experience for me, for whole my entire I have been managing my tour all by self until I found this great new company of tourism. All things aside, the bus tour started out quite amazingly as we wandered around the famous places, and that Harley Museum provided us with such a great knowledge regarding their choppers history and how the Harley become the top motor company in the world. Fortunately, our hotels were so decent economically, we slept and took rest just so we could the morning visiting the favorite places on the schedule. I think It’s the best tour for me so far, thanks a lot.

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It felt so wonderful when we got off the bus onto the soft sand of the beach. All the passengers were more focused on filming the scenes but my wife and I were trying to enjoy this tour like we were supposed to. Later the day, they dropped us off at the Holland, we found a great opportunity to buy some presents for the relatives back home although, we had to make stops for food every now and then, we still managed to have good meals throughout the four days of the bus tour. Harley Davidson Store was such a wonderful place, also mentioning the Gilmore Museum, so many historical automobiles. Moreover, the hotels were not so luxury I might say, but they were OK to spend the night. Good days!

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The tour guide mentioned that we might get a chance to see the harvest of fresh cherries at the Traverse City. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any single one of them, yet the excitement kept me all in about the journey. I would say, for me, the tour was more about the excitement and less about the enjoyment and fun. The reason for us to board this bus tour was that it was offering us a free ticket discount on the holiday season, therefore we thought why not go out and have this adventure for the first time. All the passengers on board were nice people, including our tour guide and the bus driver, who later got massive tips from the passenger for doing their job so wonderfully. Thanks for the discount.

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my words would not be sufficient to describe how much enjoyment we had on this exciting journey. Harley Davidson Motorcycle Museum holds the bikes ranging from the historic models to the latest ones. The other best museum on this trip was the Ford museum. Spots like the Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior, and Mackinac Island just made the tour so perfect for us. But we spent abundant time while taking a bus ride which wasn’t just the perfect part of the entire experience on board.

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the very first day on the trip turned out to be the best day of the entire trip we went to Milwaukee where we browsed the captivating museum of Harley Davidson and there was pretty much new stuff to find out. Lake Superior, Mackinac Island, and Henry Ford Museum in Detroit all were quite stunning and worth visiting. Lodgings at the Soo Locks Lodge, La Quinta Inn, and Comfort Inn were luxurious. This is one of the best tour packages ever!

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