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Non-Delegate Tours - July 2




FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED for the convention
*** We still have available tickets for the following tours for purchase:

Mackinac Island Tour
Tall Ship Excursion **special note: the Blue Angels will be flying over during this event.
Float the Platte River
Lighthouse Tour
Lavender Farm Tour
Host Day Farm Tours
Sport Fishing Tour

These tickets are only available for those who are already registered for the convention. You can purchase these tickets at registration at the convention (Cash or Check ONLY).





Wheel  Tour 1 - Lighthouse & Brys Estate Tour
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. Board Bus at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
9:00 a.m. Depart hotel
9:45 a.m. Arrive at Old Mission Lighthouse Park 
10:45 a.m. Board bus
11:00 a.m. Arrive at Brys Estate
Noon Depart Brys Estate
12:30 p.m. Drop participants off at Traverse City Tourism office in downtown Traverse City for Shopping & lunch
3:30 p.m. Pick up participants at Traverse City Tourism office
4:00 p.m. Arrive at resort
Mission Point Lighthouse

Mission Point Lighthouse has been a Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula icon for decades. Located at the north end of a picturesque drive along M-37 through cherry orchards and vineyards, Mission Point Lighthouse stands as a classic piece of Michigan history. While it no longer guides mariners through West Grand Traverse Bay as it did from September 10, 1870 until it was decommissioned in 1933, Mission Point Lighthouse now offers visitors a peek into what life was like around the turn of the century for lighthouse keepers and for others who lived and worked in the area at the time. Includes 2nd floor museum and stair climb to the tower.

Arrive at Brys Estate for group wine tastings to last about one hour. Your experience will include:

Traverse City Downtown Shopping
  • Dedicated staff member for your group
  • Private tasting area
  • Short tour of our wine production areas
  • 5 wine samples
  • Souvenir Brys Estate logo wine glass


The final stop allows time to explore charming downtown Traverse City. Choose to enjoy lunch on your own or shop, or both! Lunch is on your own.



Wheel  Tour 2 - Lavender Farm and Chateau Chantal Tour
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm
8:30 a.m. Board Bus at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
9:00 a.m. Depart hotel
9:30 a.m. Arrive at the Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm
10:30 a.m. Depart
10:45 a.m. Arrive at Chateau Chantal
11:45 a.m. Depart for Downtown
12:30 p.m. Drop participants off at Traverse City Tourism office in downtown Traverse City for Shopping & lunch
3:30 p.m. Pick up participants at Traverse City Tourism office
4:00 p.m. Arrive at resort
Chateau Chantal

You will learn everything lavender when you take a tour through the Harbor View Nursery and Lavender Farm. You will learn about the different varieties of lavender and their uses as well as walking the sweet-smelling fields.

  • Learn how to grow and harvest lavender. 
  • You will learn about different types of lavender and uses, as well. 
  • The tour will take you through the fields, around the greenhouse, cherry trees and barns.   
  • Stop will include homemade lavender cookies and lavender lemonade.
  • 15% off any purchase

Next stop is at Chateau Chantal, which is beautifully located on Old Mission Peninsula to offer scenic views of both bays. You will be able to sample different wines during a walking tour at this family owned vineyard. Your experience will include:

Traverse City Downtown Shopping
  • You will get a sneak peek in the cellar where the public isn’t usually allowed to go. 
  • Dedicated staff to take care of your group
  • Four different wine samples along the tour 
  • Souvenir Chateau Chantal logo wine glass


The final stop allows time to explore charming downtown Traverse City. Choose to enjoy lunch on your own or shop, or both! Lunch is on your own.



Wheel  Tour 3 & 4 -  Repeat of Tours 1 and 2
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eaving 1 hr later at 10 am and returning at 5 pm
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.