Traverse City Tours LLC


$35 Join in group tours!  No groupon or discount code needed! 

Check out our microbrew tours on Fridays and Saturdays in February and March.

CALL (231) 620-8687 to book your tour direct, or book online.

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"Rochelle was awesome! She was a great tour guide and gave great recommendations on the best wineries to stop at. I highly recommend booking with them, We will be back and will ask for Rochelle!!!!!!"


 

Leelanau Peninsula & Old Mission Wine Tours

Feel free to contact us at (231) 620-8687 at anytime to book your tour with us direct. Or book online by clicking on the BOOK icon. 

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Private Anniversary Tour

Let me start out by saying Kathy is the real deal!

When Traverse City was expecting enormous amounts of snow, Kathy reached out to us and suggested that we reschedule to prevent from the event of cancellation of the tour due to the roads not being safe for driving. I’ve never had someone reach out to us to recommend changing our dates for our safety!

Alas, the day finally came when we could enjoy this private tour. We entered the pristine Mercedes car and were able to go over what WE would like to see/visit.

Kathy wasn’t just “driving” us, she was actually making sure we got the most of the trip. At our first destination, as rookies, we were really taking our time and Kathy gave us a gentle reminder that if we want to explore more destinations, then we should spend less time at each place. After some coaching tips, we were able to go to EVERY destination we wanted to and actually didn’t feel rushed!

Once the tour was done, Kathy didn’t just drop us off, she recommended restaurants to us and suggested cabs to bring us home.

Now after all of that…we had many bottles of wine and glasses from our tour. Did we have to carry everything around with us after the tour? NO! Kathy offered to leave the items in her car and she drove all the way out to Interlochen the next morning and brought everything to us at no charge!

We absolutely cannot wait to do business with this company again!

THANK YOU, KATHY!

Visited December 2016

We are passionate about providing memorable experiences for you and your guests.  That is why we are rated #1 on Trip Advisor for Tour companies in Traverse City! That goal is aided by the unbelievable wineries, breweries and people here in Traverse City. You won’t find another place in the world with miles of freshwater beaches, a myriad of restaurants to choose from, and a pace of life that reflects how the locals live. Of course, we’re extremely proud of our wineries and breweries that are found in abundance in Traverse City. Choosing the wine or beer tour that fits you and your group is easy with our experienced, local staff.

As you enjoy our wine tours on the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula you will be mesmerized by the Lake Michigan shoreline. Old Mission Peninsula is situated just north of Traverse City extending about 18 miles and divides the east and west bays with the lighthouse at the very top of Old Mission. Yes we can stop there also on your tour! Leelanau Peninsula extends about 30 miles out into Lake Michigan and is often referred to as the “pinky finger” of Michigan. The views are out of this world! We offer daily private or group tours throughout the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Guests are treated to stunning views as they travel to amazing wineries, and sample many of our area’s award-winning wines.  Our vehicles are buses so you have easy access to your seats not climbing in over each other into vans.

We know you’re spoiled for choice when choosing your Traverse City wine tour. But we hope you choose the company that puts your experience first. Our company and employees are locals, and know the area better than anyone else around. We can’t wait to show you around our hometown, and show you why Traverse City is a place and experience to return to again and again.

winte_tours_photoWINE WAGON TOURS:  This is a multiple hour tour that allows individuals, couples, and small groups to join others in a tour of local wineries. Pick up and drop off locations only in the downtown area. No rentals or out of town pick ups. We do not pick up at the Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield Inn or Baymont Inn but we can arrange to pick you up downtown! Cost is $35 per person plus you should tip your driver cash the day of the tour!

PRIVATE BUS GROUP TOUR:  This 4.5 tour planned exclusively for your group accommodates up to thirteen  passengers in luxury. One of our friendly professional chauffeurs will transport you comfortably between the magnificent local wineries and/or microbreweries in the Traverse City Area.   Private tours in our buses are $350 – $400 plus driver gratuity.

PRIVATE FORD TRANSIT VAN TOUR:  This 4.5 hour tour planned exclusively for your group accommodates up to 14 passengers in luxury Ford Transit van for $350 plus driver gratuity!

PRIVATE MERCEDES CAR  TOUR:  4 hour tour is $150 for two guests, $200 for three guests and $250 for four guests and this includes driver gratuity!  You can add additional time if the vehicle is available.

Guests are responsible for tasting fees. (approx. $3 – $5 per winery) Please feel free to call Kathy at any time regarding questions and bookings. (231) 620-8687

Old Mission Wineries

  • 2 Lads Winery
  • Black Star Farms
  • Bonobo Winery
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards
  • Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
  • Chateau Chantal
  • Chateau Grand Traverse
  • Mari Vineyards
  • Peninsula Cellars
  • Hawthorne Vineyards

wine_tours_photo_2Leelanau Peninsula Wineries

  • Brengman Brothers
  • Shady Lane Cellars
  • Chateau De Leelanau
  • Willow Vineyards
  • Ciccone Vineyards
  • M. Lawrence / L. Mawby
  • Black Star Farms
  • Forty-Five North
  • Tandem Ciders
  • Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery
  • Leelanau Cellars
  • Good Neighbor Organic
  • Verterra Winery
  • Blustone Vineyards
  • Good Harbor Vineyards
  • Chateau Fontaine
  • Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery
  • Longview Winery
  • Cherry Republic Winery
  • Boathouse Vineyards

Traverse City Wineries

  • Left Foot Charley
  • Tastes of Black Star
  • Northern Natural Cider House
  • Tap Root Cider House
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Traverse City Brewery Tours

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"What a perfect Saturday morning in TC! We wanted a knowledgeable driver to take us to the wineries, and it TCTours didn't disappoint! Rochelle was wonderful, and helped us get settled in to each winery. The wine wagon tour is the way to go to check out some northern Michigan wineries. We are looking forward to returning to try out the Leelanau tour as we did Old Mission this time around."


 

Traverse City Beer and Micro-Brew Tours

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Traverse City Micro-Brew Tour!

Feel free to contact us at anytime by calling (231) 620-8687 to book your tour! Check out our join in group Microbrew tours starting in November 2016 !

These tours will run from 4-9 p.m. with pick ups start at 4 p.m. and dropping between 8-9 p.m. This tour visits four microbrews in the surrounding Traverse City area. Cost is $35 per person plus a tip for your driver. These run Friday and Saturday nights November through February. Check it out online or call us at 231-620-8687 to book !

When looking for unique breweries in Northern Michigan in and around Traverse City, look no further than guidance and transportation from Traverse City Tours LLC.

Many of the areas establishments provide on-site tastings and samplers that are unmatched anywhere in Michigan.  Our Traverse City brew tour will take you to the brewery or breweries of your choice.  These tours offer a knowledgeable guide/chauffeur that allows you to visit the many facilities in the Grand Traverse Area. With nearly a dozen local breweries, the Grand Traverse Area makes a great location to come sample a taste of what Northern Michigan has to offer!

Let us help you design your package for your group.

Please contact us for more information on your brewery tour in Traverse City / Leelanau Peninsula area today!

Breweries we tour:

  • The Filling Station
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Hop Lot
  • Right Brain Brewery
  • The Work Shop
  • Brewery Terra Firma
  • Bravo Zulu
  • Rare Bird

Group Wine and Beer Tours

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"Vicki and Kathy are excellent to work with!!!! They both were interested in making sure that we had the best time possible when they were sold out on the day we wanted to go initially. Vicki (our driver) was known by the winery staff/owners and even called one winery to have them stay open because we were on our way. Kathy was able to steer us clear of a really busy day, giving us a lot of time with individual attention in most tasting rooms. The vehicle was nice and clean. I would recommend them 100%. Another nice feature was that gratuity was included in the pricing."


 

Group Wine and Beer Tours

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The Traverse City Tours WINE WAGON!

Experience the Wineries of Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and the Brew Pubs in and around Traverse City aboard the comfort of our Wine Wagon!

Feel free to call us at anytime at (231) 620-8687 to book your tour with us direct. Or click on the “BOOK” icon to book online!

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Our group tours in Traverse City will pick you up from your hotel or rental and take you to the  wineries of Old Mission Peninsula or the cider, spirits, and Wine of Leelanau Peninsula. You will be sure to enjoy our small Join In Wine Wagon Tours.  We keep the tour size limited to 12 people or less so you can spend an enjoyable time with other wine enthusiasts and not be too rushed.   All of our Join In Group Wine Tours will last 4 hours plus depending on the number of people on the tour and how busy the day is at all the stops.

Cost is $35 per person. (Plus a tip for your driver.)

OLD MISSION TASTING TOUR: 

SUNDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS ONLY!  OCCASIONALLY WE WILL HAVE A SATURDAY AVAILABLE.

TASTING TOUR ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA:  When you sign up for this tour you will go to for 4 or 5 stops that will take in local wine, hard cider, and on occasion beer & spirits.   We pick the best wineries on Old Mission so you can experience a wide variety of wine and ciders.

LEELANAU PENINSULA WINE TOUR

SUNDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS ONLY!  OCCASIONALLY WE WILL HAVE A SATURDAY AVAILABLE.

This tour will visit 4-5 places on Leelanau Peninsula.  Stops for this tour are L. Mawby,  Leelanau Wine Cellars,  Boathouse, Shady Lanes, Chateau Fontaine and Bel Lago.  Some of these wineries offer free tastings others are $1 per tasting!  Cost for the tour is $35 per person.

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Wine & Water Package

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Traverse City Wine Tour & Sailing Package

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Wine & Water Package with the Sailing Yacht Scout!

Available Sunday through Friday

Traverse Tall Ship Company and Traverse City Tours have partnered to make these memorable packages available for you.

Four hour wine tour on Leelanau Peninsula beginning  with a pick up at  Center Pointe Marina (home of Sailing Yacht Scout) in Greilickville,  just two miles north of downtown Traverse City.  Following your wine tour we return to the marina for a 2.5 hour sunset sail aboard Sailing Yacht Scout.  This package is available June 1st through October 1st.

  •  2  guests     $570
  •  3-6 guests   $620

Driver gratuity and tasting fees are additional.

Add on an overnight bed and breakfast package aboard Scout for an additional $250 (maximum 4 guests overnight)

For the Wine & Water package, please call (231) 620-8687.

 

Gift Certificates

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"Rochelle was awesome! She was a great tour guide and gave great recommendations on the best wineries to stop at. I highly recommend booking with them, We will be back and will ask for Rochelle!!!!!!"


 

Give the Gift of a Traverse City area Wine or Brew Pub Tour

We offer gift certificates for all of our tours.  Gift certificates are good for one year.

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Call us at (231)620-8687 or email us at kathy@traversecitytours.com to purchase this great gift!

 

Traverse City Area Wine & Beer Tour Map

Visitors from across the country and around the world look forward to experiencing Traverse City area wineries, vineyards and breweries.

Traverse City Tours is one of the original companies providing guests with first class wine and beer tours throughout Traverse City, the Leelanau Peninsula and the Old Mission Peninsula.

Take a look below at the map of ‘stops’ that we can make to ensure you have a memorable Traverse City wine and/or beer vacation visit.

Be sure to click on each for a little ‘local’ knowledge that you’ll pick up during your tour with us.

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Please Note:

  • Locations marked with ‘wine’ (also known as maroon) are our most requested and visited locations.
  • We can tailor your wine tour to include any of the locations you see here.
  • Locations marked with circles are microbreweries.

 



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"We had a great time! Kathy went above and beyond my expectations by helping me propose to my girlfriend while on the tour! We will definitely be back!"


Traverse City Tours

We are passionate about our tours for you and your guests. Once you arrive here in Northern Michigan you will become transported to another world. It is unbelievable here in Traverse City. Lake Michigan shorelines with unforgettable views. The wineries and breweries are outstanding. The fun times and memories will last forever. Traverse City Tours takes photos with our cameras and emails the photographs to your group leader within 2 days. What a nice touch for your trip to Northern Michigan.

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