Mid-American Coaches
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Motor Coach Tour

Apostle Islands & Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Sunday, August 20 - Saturday, August 26, 2017

Highlights:

* Admission to the Angel Museum
* Tour of the Ashland Murals
* Visit to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
* Ferry to Madeline Island
* Tour of Madeline Island including:
     Madeline Island Historical Museum
     Big Bay Town Park
     Catholic Mission Cemetery
     Woods Hall Craft Shop
     Time for shopping the village of La Pointe, WI
* Guided tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula
* Guided tour to Pictured Rocks to include:
* Visit Michigan Iron Industry Museum
  - Picture Rock Boat Cruise (or an additional dinner if weather is inclement)
  - Visit Lakenenland Sculpture Park
* Admission to and tour of Quincy Mine
* 6 nights lodging
     1 night at the Sleep Inn in Madison, WI
     2 nights at Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland, WI
     2 nights at Baraga Lakeside Inn in Baraga, MI
     1 night at Wingate by Wyndham in Appleton, WI
* 13 meals: 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
* All Taxes & Tips on these services
* Luggage Handling
* Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
* Trip Cancellation Insurance/Trip Protection Plan Available Upon Request
 
Departures:
- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 7:00 AM / Return 6:00 PM
- Lowe’s, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 8:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM

Sunday, August 20 - Today we depart for Madison, Wisconsin.  This afternoon we will visit the Angel Museum.  The Angel Museum is a not-for-profit organization that emphasizes angels as symbols for what is joyful, noble and good in this life. Over 11,000 angels and angel artifacts are on exhibit for all to enjoy ranging in size from 1/8 inch to life size made of over 100 different materials from fine porcelain to macaroni. Lodging tonight will be at the Sleep Inn in Madison, WI.  Dinner is included at a local restaurant.  (D)

Monday, August 21 - Start the day with a hot breakfast at the hotel.  Then we continue on to Ashland, WI.  This afternoon we will tour the Ashland Murals. The eight-block Main Street business district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the background for a fascinating tour through Ashland’s history as seen through the eyes of Ashland’s mural artists Kelly Meredith and Susan Prentice Martinsen. Our lodging for the next two nights is at Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland, WI. Dinner is included in the dining room of the hotel.    (B/D)

Tuesday, August 22 - Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before we depart for the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.  Celebrate the history and heritage of Lake Superior. Step back in time and listen to spirited songs of voyageurs singing as they paddle their fur laden, 35-foot birch bark canoe across Lake Superior. Peek inside an 18th century fur trade post. Feel the pulsating rumble of an explosion in a deep-shaft iron mine. The unique displays stage an overview of human cultures interacting with the land and natural resources of the Northern Great Lakes region, from the Ice Age to the present. Next, we depart for Bayfield, WI to pick up the Madeline Island Ferry to take us to Madeline Island. The journey across Superior provides spectacular views of the Lake and several of the 22 Apostle Islands. Once on the Island a guide meets our coach. Lunch is included at The Pub Restaurant.  This afternoon, we enjoy a Motorcoach Tour of the island. Our tour will include: Madeline Island Historical Museum, Big Bay Town Park, Catholic Mission Cemetery, Woods Hall Craft Shop and time for shopping in the village of La Pointe, Wisconsin. We return to the mainland & dinner is included at historic Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield.      (B/D)

Wednesday, August 23 - Breakfast is included at the hotel before we travel to the Kewanee Peninsula. Lunch is included at The Hut Inn near Calumet, MI. This afternoon, meet your guide for a tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Begin with the picturesque Brockway Mountain Drive. Built in 1933 it is 1320 feet above sea level and is the highest above sea-level drive between the Rockies and the Alleghenies. It is recognized nationally for its incredible panoramic overlooks of Lake Superior and Copper Harbor. On a clear day Isle Royale is visible from the top of the mountain. The tour then continues along the coast of Lake Superior past the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse. This charming octagonal red brick light tower sits on the rocky entrance to the harbor and is furnished with period furnishings. A stop will be made at the Jam Pot. Dinner is included at the Pilgrim River Steakhouse. After dinner we arrive at the hotel for our two night stay at Baraga Lakeside Inn, in Baraga, MI (B/L/D)

Thursday, August 24 - After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Township. Set amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and is the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. The museum tells the story of Michigan’s Iron mining industry and the people who worked in it. A buffet luncheon is included at the Dogpatch Restaurant. Next, we will depart to tour Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Weather permitting you will take a boat cruise to see the rocks. If weather does not permit, your guide will take you to various overlooks along the National Lakeshore. The vast sandstone walls and coves that encompass Pictured Rocks are amazing. These coves are ever-changing works of art and were created from groundwater and springs rich with minerals such as iron, copper and lime that leaked out of cracks in the rock and trickled down its face.  Then we will tour the Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Ironworker Tom Lakenen populated his 37- acre park with more than 80 remarkable sculptures, from alligators to space creatures to occasional political pieces. Tom’s sculptures are striking and whimsical. This evening dinner is on own.    (B/L)

Friday, August 25 - Breakfast included at the hotel. This morning we will tour the Quincy Mine. See the world's largest steam hoist, explore the mine's surface area and ruins and ride a cog-wheel tram to a mine adit or side entrance. From there you ride by a tractor-pulled wagon into the mine, seven levels underground for a firsthand view of the mine. Learn about the hard work required to mine copper, and the conditions miners faced. Following the tour of Quincy Mine, depart for Wisconsin. This evening we will check into the Wingate by Wyndham in Appleton, WI. for an overnight stay.  Dinner is on own.  (B)

Saturday, August 26 - After breakfast at the hotel, we continue back to Missouri.   (B)

Tour Cost:
$1,350.00 per person - Double Room
$1,690.00 per person - Single Room
$1,275.00 per person - Triple Room

Deposit of $300.00 due upon reserving.  
Balance due by July 14, 2017    



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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.