Innovate – Inspire – Indulge Itinerary
More than a walk along an assembly line, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is an excursion where environmental innovation and industrial production combine to give visitors a look into the future of the automotive industry. Visitors will be treated to rare, never-before-seen historic footage in the Legacy Theatre, look at how automobiles are made in a multi-sensory 360-degree theater in the Art of Manufacturing, view the world’s largest living room from the Observation Deck, and witness the Ford F-150 being build in the state-of–the-art LEED assembly plant.
In the evening, relax in style at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Home of Auto Baron Edsel Ford, his wife Eleanor and their family, this breathtaking sixty room mansion is furnished with priceless antiques and extraordinary art. As a guest, you will be guided from room to glorious room while being entertained with the stories of what life was like on this magnificent estate. After your tour, dinner will be served in the quaint Cotswold Café providing a refreshing atmosphere and delicious food.
Return to the Best Western Greenfield Inn. The hotel surrounds you with its distinctive Victorian architecture and Old World charm while offering the modern day conveniences you have come to expect.
Start your day getting familiar with the city by taking a guided tour. Group Tours To Go provides informative and interesting tours that highlight history, architecture, and culture.
After getting acquainted with the city, travel to a true Detroit tradition, Morley Candy Makers. As the largest producer of chocolates and confections in Michigan, visitors will witness the production of candy, taste the wonderful products that Morley produces, including the Detroit favorite Sanders, and shop in their gift shop. The group will also have a light lunch at the candy center where guests will be treated to some of their favorites from the Sander’s Ice Cream Parlors.
Time to visit The Village of Rochester Hills, one of the newest shopping complexes in Metro Detroit. Experience the Village, and as you walk down the street, take note of unusual sidewalk art and weathervanes created by local artists. Relax in one of the parks, engage in a game of chess, or relax with a cup of coffee. More than just shopping and dining, the Village is a destination. Visitors will be entertained by a culinary demonstration at Whole Foods Market and taste the wonderful creation. Dinner will be on your own at one of the many eateries in the Village of Rochester Hills.
Rest those tired feet The Henry – An Autograph Collection is a bold new product from Marriott. The Henry reinvents the experience of fine art, gracious service, and comfortable luxury. Situated in an ideal location your guests will enjoy inviting accommodations and impeccable service.
Rise and shine! Your well-rested guests will travel to The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction.
Begin the day at the Henry Ford Museum, where over three hundred years of history comes to life. Visitors can actually sit in the seat on the very bus the Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up on in the With Liberty and Justice for All exhibit, see the presidential limousine that John F. Kennedy rode in on that fateful day in Dallas in the collection of Presidential limousines and experience what it was like to be a Barnstormer on the wings of a plane in the Heroes of the Sky exhibit. More than a car museum, visitors will be enthralled with the many exhibits the museum has to offer.
Next, head out the door to Greenfield Village and explore nearly one hundred historic buildings. You can ride in an authentic Model T around the village, visit the Menlo Park Laboratory where Thomas Edison developed the incandescent light bulb that illuminated the world, and watch skilled artisans practice authentic period crafts and trades such as glass blowing. Costumed presenters frequently provide entertainment throughout the village and there is never a shortage of things to see and do.
Lunch will be at the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village using your Henry Ford Bucks, which are redeemable for food or souvenirs.