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What are some Mackinac Island packages?

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Packages to Mackinac Island, Michigan, include the Mackinac Island Experience Package and various offering from local properties, such as the Grand Hotel and the Lilac Tree Hotel and Spa. The island is reached by ferry, and tickets may or may not be included. Tickets for the island's horse drawn carriages are usually not included.

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The Mackinac Experience Package, intended to introduce visitors to the island in just one day, includes the round-trip ferry and tickets for the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. Admission to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, Fort Mackinac and a day voucher for the Grand Hotel are also featured. The entire itinerary may take up to 9 hours to complete. Visitors wanting a more leisurely pace may want to spend the night at one of the local hotels, bed and breakfasts or cottages. Pre-booking accommodations is advised.

The Grand Hotel is where the movie "Somewhere in Time" was filmed, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeves. One of the packages they feature each year is the "Somewhere in Time" weekend. Others include the Tea for Two Golf Package, featuring breakfast and dinner daily, afternoon tea, unlimited golf and discounts on the ferry.

The Fall Bed and Breakfast Package takes advantage of "leaf peeping" season and the lack of crowds. This option also includes discounted ferry tickets. For all three options, guests pay for the horse-drawn carriage ride from the ferry landing.

The Lilac Tree Suites and Spas is a high-end property offering the Lilac Love Package, including breakfast for two, a couples massage, chocolates, champagne and souvenir champagne flutes. Other package options include the Mackinac Golf Package and the Fall Escape. The latter includes a horse-drawn carriage tour showcasing the changing leaves. Ferry tickets are extra.

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