DETROIT GROUP TOUR PLANNING MANUAL

This information is supplied as a public service by: Best Western Sterling Inn Banquet and Conference Center.


LOCAL RECEPTIVE OPERATORS

AAA TRAVEL AGENCY

1 Auto Club Drive

313/336-1607

Dearborn, MI 48126

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per person

Group rate minimum: 40 people

Foreign speaking guides: no

Sampling of tours offered: Mackinac Island, Marshall Homes Tour, Frankenmuth


ACTION TOURS

5563 Haverhill Rd.

313/559-6729

West Bloomfield, MI 48033

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per hour, 3-hour minimum

Group rate minimum=30 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German

Sampling of tours offered: Ethnic evening in Greektown, A Day with Henry Ford I, Showcase of Detroit, the Cultural Side of Detroit, Detroit and the Automobile

CHARTER BUS UNLIMITED

1255 Washington Blvd.

313/962-3003

Detroit, MI 48226

Step-on-guide service: Only with coach chartered from same

Fees based= per person

Group rate minimum: 36 +/- 10

Foreign speaking guides: no

Sampling of tours offered: Detroit & Windsor sightseeing; Greektown, Trappers Alley & Rindsor


CONVENTION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL

494 Lakeshore Lane

313/881-5288

Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per hour

Group rate minimum: N/A

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German, Japanese

Sampling of tours offered: Ford Country, International Day - Canada, Renaissance City - Detroit, Edsel & Eleanor Ford Home, Meadow Brook Estate, A Wagnerian Bavarian Village - Frankenmuth

D- TOURS

450 Billingsgate Road

810/855-2740

Birmingham, MI 48010

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based= per person

Group rate minimum: 30 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; 35 foreign languages on call

Sampling of tours offered: Metropolitan Detroit 3-hour tour; Fall Color Tour; Windsor, Canada; Canadian Tour to Kingsville, Amherstburg; Fisher Mansion and Edsel Ford Home; Frankenmuth

DELUX MOTOR STAGES

33200 Schoolcraft, Suite 208

313/522-8980

Livonia, MI 48150

Step-on-guide service: no Charter Bus Service Only DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MD GMYLINE TOURS

313/833-7389

1301 E Warren Detroit, MI 48211

Step-on-guide service: no, tours on DOT coaches only

Fees based: per person

Group rate minimum: 20 persons

Foreign speaking guides: no

Sampling of tours offered: Downtown Detroit/Greenfield Village; Belle Isle Park and Trappers Alley; Medical and Cultural area

DETROIT UPBEAT

18430 Fairway Dr.

313/341-6808 or 6810

Detroit, MI 48221

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per person or flat bus rate

Group rate minimum: bus - 25 people, van - 6 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian Sampling of tours offered: Auto Barons Homes Tour, Detroit Overview, Windsor Overview, Historic Christmas Tours, "Spirit of Transportation"

INDIAN TRAILS

109 E. Comstock

810/963-3090

Owosso, MI 48867

Step-on-guide service: no

Fees based: per person for tours; per hour for charter buses only

Group rate minimum:32 people

Foreign speaking guides: no

Sampling of tours offered: Designed upon request for pre-formed groups only

KIRBY TOURS

One Kennedy Square

313/963-8585 or 800/521-0711

Detroit, MI 48226

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per person/per hour

Group rate minimum: 10 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, etc.

Sampling of tours offered: Best of Detroit, Historical Experience, Auto plant tour, Lake Superior Gateway tour, Best of the Great Lakes

MICHIGAN MERRY-GO-ROUND, INC.

16500 North Park Drive, #1403

313/559-1870

Southfield, MI 48075

Step-on-guide service= yes

Fees based: per person/per hour

Group rate minimum: 30 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Chinese

Sampling of tours offered= custom designed to fit needs of clients utilizing major and unusual sites.

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY

660 Woodward Avenue

313/256-8541

Detroit, MI 48226

Step-on-guide service: no

Bus Service Only

TOWER BUS, INC.

363 North Gratiot

810/961-5800

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Step-on-guide service: yes

Fees based: per hour

Group rate minimum: 36 people

Foreign speaking guides: yes; French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian Sampling of tours offered: "Highlights of Detroit" 4-hour tour, complete custom package tours including all elements