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Our most recommended Michigan Sightseeing Tours

Detroit: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Entry & Guided Tour

1. Detroit: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Entry & Guided Tour

Explore the Ford Motor Company’s first purpose-built factory. Built in 1904, the Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Model T car. The Plant is designated an official National Historic Landmark and is recognized as one of the world's most significant automotive heritage sites. Your entry ticket includes access to the facilities and a 90-minute guided factory tour. Begin your tour with watching a documentary film about the early automotive industry. Then, continue on through the 3 floors of the former Ford factory and see impressive iconic vehicles. View the "Secret Experimental Room", accessible to only select employees at the time. See where the Model T was designed and created, as well as cars converted for various tasks and industries. Finally, learn how cars were built during the early 1900s in Detroit.

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Detroit Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

2. Detroit Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Detroit, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

3. Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

Take a look behind Traverse City's darker past on this 1.5-hour downtown evening ghost tour. Follow your guide as they tell you enthralling stories during a spooky ghost hunt. Meet your guide and begin exploring Traverse City by night. Enjoy humor amongst the chills of ghost hunting as you explore some of the city's haunted locations. Visit the Perry Hannah House and the Carnegie Library and learn about their interesting history. Head to Traverse City's first official cemetery for a short ghost hunt. Have the opportunity to learn about and use ghost hunting equipment before concluding your tour.

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Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

4. Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Discover the natural landscape and history of Traverse City on a dune tour. Hike, climb dunes, and enjoy lunch on the shore of Lake Michigan. Learn about the region and see stunning views at Empire Bluffs. Take a short hike, then enjoy lunch on the soft sand beach of Lake Michigan, then head along scenic Pierce Stocking Drive. Stop at Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear, and the observation deck at Lake Michigan, and try to spot old shipwrecks. Try out your dune-climbing skills, or sit back and watch others walk, run, roll or somersault down. Learn about the historic village of Glen Haven where Schooners and Steamships operated in the 1800s. Visit the US life-saving Station where they attempted to save sinking ships. Head back along M-22, known as of the prettiest roads in Northern Michigan.

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Traverse City: Ricksaw Tour

5. Traverse City: Ricksaw Tour

This rickshaw ride will take you through Downtown front Street, the Warehouse District, The GT Commons Area, the Open Space, and Clinch Park/Marina, and the Old Town, Along the way, your driver will share information on the areas’ attractions, the neighborhoods, the city’s architecture, and the food and beverage scene in Traverse City. This rickshaw ride through Traverse City is a great way to get an overview of the city and decide which parts you want to explore on your own later.

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What people are saying about Michigan

The local guide was prompt and professional. He sent me a list of highlights to visit with links to read on each one - so I could decide on a plan. He was friendly , passionate for travel and new experiences and gave a balanced view of the city - positives and negatives. Definitely recommend it to anyone!!!

This is one of the best tours we’ve taken. The tour included all the high points of the area, including excellent vistas for memorable pictures. Our guide Matt provided great insight throughout the day to enhance our tour. I highly recommend this tour to experience all the sleeping bear dunes has to offer.

Desiree was a great storyteller and told about the amazing history of TC very well! We enjoyed the trek around the city and learned so much!

be ready to walk and hear great stories! Des was an excellent storyteller!

Very interesting especially if interested in history