Travel Group

 

TRIP SCHEDULE

July 21, 2017

For reservations, information, or cancellations on the following trips,  please contact Fayette Senior Services, 770-461-0813.

For after hour questions or concerns and weekend or day-of cancellations, please contact Gerry Henley –Volunteer, 678-583-2282 or 404-210-8404.

If you have a confirmed reservation for a trip but cannot participate, PLEASE contact the center as soon as you are aware of your situation to possibly give someone else an opportunity to take your place.

 

    THE JEWEL OF THE GREAT LAKES, Mackinac Island, MI. Sunday, August 27 – Saturday, September 2.

Price each person:

Due at sign up                                Due May 19th              Due June 16th

Single – $850                  $300                             $275                             $275

Double – $640                 $220                             $220                             $200

Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; 6 nights hotel accommodations – 4 consecutive nights in the

Northern Michigan Mackinaw City area; 10 meals (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners); Guided tour of Mackinaw City (the perfect vacation destination at the base of the Mackinac Bridge on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac. This city is rich in history and is the home to four historic Michigan state parks); Visit to Mackinac Island, including a guided carriage tour (experience a step back in time where the automobile never replaced the horse and carriage. This charming Victorian village and resort area has no cars but only transportation by horse and buggy, bicycle or foot. Explore the historic Fort Mackinac, enjoy the beautiful downtown, try a variety of homemade fudges, snacks and meals or relax along the coastlines); Boat ride through the Soo Locks (an exciting tour through the famous Soo Locks that acts as the connection between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes); Free time and sightseeing in Sault Sainte Marie (one of the most popular destinations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A diverse waterfront community that offers year round activities, historical sites, falls, lighthouses, shopping and more); Visit to Mackinaw Crossings (a Victorian inspired center in Mackinaw City with shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone), Admission to Colonial Michilimackinac (uncover treasures from the past as they come to life at this 18th century fort and fur trading village. This one-of-a-kind 1700s era village experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts brings history alive); Gaming at Kewadin Sault Casino; Free time in “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” Frankenmuth, MI (a Bavarian village offers a distinctive German town experience). Enjoy this unique experience in these one-of-a-kind areas surrounding Mackinac Island. With beautiful vistas, shopping, carriage rides and entertainment for everyone, you’ll love this Northern get-away.

 

A more detailed itinerary will be available closer to time of departure

Sunday, August 27

7:45 a.m.          Start loading bus and depart Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

Make your way towards Michigan and check into your en route hotel in the Dayton, OH area.

 

Monday, August 28

Breakfast and dinner included. Continue to Northern Michigan and arrive at our destination in the Mackinaw City area.

 

Tuesday, August 29

Breakfast and dinner included. Head to Sault Sainte Marie and take an exciting cruise through the Soo Locks. Enjoy lunch (on your own) and spend free time in Sault Sainte Marie. Later, enjoy dinner and gaming at the Kewadin Sault Casino.

 

Wednesday, August 30

 

Breakfast and dinner included. Take a ferryboat ride to the peaceful Mackinac Island and enjoy a carriage ride tour of the island and enjoy free time exploring and having lunch (on your own). Later, cross the Straits of Mackinac again and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. 

Thursday, August 31

Breakfast and dinner included. Enjoy a guided tour of the quaint Mackinaw City and have a chance to see the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, dating back to 1892. After free time at Mackinaw Crossings, visit Colonial Michillmackinac. Later, enjoy dinner with friends.

 

Friday, September 1

Breakfast included. Start the journey home. Head towards “Michigan’s Little Bavaria”, Frankenmuth, MI. Relax in an en route hotel in the Dayton, OH area.

 

Saturday, September 2

Breakfast included. Depart for Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

 

*FSS has booked the trip through Diamond Tours, which offers trip insurance. If you  are interested in purchasing trip insurance for the Mackinac Island trip, please contact  Morgan Lanier at 770-769-8430 for more information. 

 

A FALL DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS, Mercier Orchards Blue Ridge, GA and Engelheim Vineyards Ellijay, GA. Tuesday, October 17.

 

Price each person: $60.00. Includes round trip motor coach transportation; a visit to Mercier Orchards; lunch at Sue’s Log Cabin Restaurant; tour and wine tastings at Engelheim Winery. Visit Mercier Orchards, a family owned and operated farm in the mountain town of Blue Ridge. This farm offers a bakery and deli, market store, farm winery, and u-pick events that will meet everyone’s needs! Enjoy their tasty homemade pies, cakes, breads, fruits, and more and take some home to enjoy them and share with family and friends. Next, we will head to a delicious lunch at Sue’s Log Cabin Restaurant to – a delicious meat and three vegetable option, full of southern flare to tickle your taste buds and fill you up. After, we will end our day at Engelheim Vineyards. A family owned and operated vineyard and winery in Ellijay, GA that integrates their German heritage into their Appalachian home. Enjoy the afternoon among friends sipping on wine tastings and taking in the gorgeous views of some of North Georgia’s wine county. Don’t forget to get some of your favorites to take home and enjoy later!

 

Tuesday, October 17  

8:00 a.m. Start loading bus and depart Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

10:30 a.m.        Arrive at Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge               11:30 a.m.        Load bus and depart for lunch

12:00 p.m.            Arrive at Bumble Bee’s Café for lunch

1:30 p.m.      Load bus and depart for winery

1:50 p.m.            Arrive at Engelheim Vineyards, Ellijay

2:00 p.m.   Wine tastings and free time at Engelheim Vineyards

3:30 p.m.      Load bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services

5:30 p.m.     Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

 

Trips are exclusively for members. Payments must be made at the time of reservations. Payments of cash or checks are strongly encouraged. Reservations for mailed in checks will not be made until the check has been received by Fayette Senior Services.

 

Refund Policy: After initial payment has been made, there will be no guarantee of the amount of refund given, if any. This will be determined on an individual basis.