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5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula provided by The Magic Shuttle Bus

5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula

5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula
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Tour snapshot
Cover four Old Mission Peninsula wineries in just one day during a wine tour
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Skip the hassle of car hire on a day trip that takes you to four wineries in the Old Mission Peninsula. Included transport between each winery allows you to indulge in multiple wine tastings without having to worry about driving—wine samples are not included in the tour price.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An ideal choice for first-time visitors and wine lovers
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to indulge in wine
  • Enjoy the scenery without having to worry about navigating
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An ideal choice for first-time visitors and wine lovers
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to indulge in wine
  • Enjoy the scenery without having to worry about navigating
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 123611P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Premium Limo Style Bus
  • Local Tour Guide
  • Yeti Style Cooler for Customer Use
Exclusions
  • Wine tastings are not included and are purchased individually at each vineyard. The price for each tasting ranges from $5 to $10 per tasting.
  • Gratuity (20% for the driver is strongly recommended)
  • Chateau Chantal Winery: $10 with $2 tip for a flight of 3 wines or a glass of wine via reservation
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $8-$10/Flights (5 pours or 2.5 glasses of wine)- $22-$28
  • Brys Estate Winery: Wine by the Glass- $9-$11/Frose'-$10/Wine Country Snack Box- $9
  • Bonobo Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $9-$13 (Souvenir wine glass included)
  • Hawthorne Vineyards: Wine By The Glass -$10
  • Mari Vineyards: Wine By The Glass- $8-$15
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 1213 W Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION** The bus will depart at 12pm Sunday-Friday and 11am on Saturday's. We strongly recommend that you use an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get to the pick up location, and for your return trip home.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Individuals must bring a mask due to Covid-19 to get into establishments
  • **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION**
  • Wineries are subject to change based on limited availability due to Covid-19
  • Mari Vineyards will be on a first come first serve basis due to Covid-19, if booked, we will switch out with Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
  • Being that Bry's Estate has very limited capacity due to Covid-19, we will alternate between Hawthorne Vineyards and Bry's to offer the best possible experience
  • There is a total of 10-15 parking spots that are allotted for Magic Shuttle Bus customers. These are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Bry's Estate Winery is a first come, first serve basis at their lawn bar outside
  • Your driver will request that you make the reservation for Chateau Chantal/Hawthorne Vineyards when you get on the bus, but this is not required.
  • *DISCLAIMER: While most of our tours are full; If we have only 4 or fewer guests booked for a tour, we will change to a 4 hour tour and skip the last Winery/Vineyard.
  • *DISCLAIMER: Wineries are subject to change based on availability.
  • *GRATUITY of 15%-20% for the driver is strongly recommended
  • Customers are welcome to pack a lunch for the day, most wineries only offer small appetizers and snacks, no full meals
  • *DISCLAIMER: Magic Shuttle Bus does contact wineries if appointments do need to be made, keep in mind, these are not reservations and only allow us to come in at the desired time, but does not eradicate wait times.
  • Please reference this video for tour/parking info: https://youtu.be/gA-M-kap3tM
  • Most wineries have outdoor seating only, please dress accordingly to stay warm on colder days
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Premium Limo Style Bus
  • Local Tour Guide
  • Yeti Style Cooler for Customer Use
Exclusions
  • Wine tastings are not included and are purchased individually at each vineyard. The price for each tasting ranges from $5 to $10 per tasting.
  • Gratuity (20% for the driver is strongly recommended)
  • Chateau Chantal Winery: $10 with $2 tip for a flight of 3 wines or a glass of wine via reservation
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $8-$10/Flights (5 pours or 2.5 glasses of wine)- $22-$28
  • Brys Estate Winery: Wine by the Glass- $9-$11/Frose'-$10/Wine Country Snack Box- $9
  • Bonobo Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $9-$13 (Souvenir wine glass included)
  • Hawthorne Vineyards: Wine By The Glass -$10
  • Mari Vineyards: Wine By The Glass- $8-$15
Departure details
  • 1213 W Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION** The bus will depart at 12pm Sunday-Friday and 11am on Saturday's. We strongly recommend that you use an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get to the pick up location, and for your return trip home.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Individuals must bring a mask due to Covid-19 to get into establishments
  • **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION**
  • Wineries are subject to change based on limited availability due to Covid-19
  • Mari Vineyards will be on a first come first serve basis due to Covid-19, if booked, we will switch out with Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
  • Being that Bry's Estate has very limited capacity due to Covid-19, we will alternate between Hawthorne Vineyards and Bry's to offer the best possible experience
  • There is a total of 10-15 parking spots that are allotted for Magic Shuttle Bus customers. These are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Bry's Estate Winery is a first come, first serve basis at their lawn bar outside
  • Your driver will request that you make the reservation for Chateau Chantal/Hawthorne Vineyards when you get on the bus, but this is not required.
  • *DISCLAIMER: While most of our tours are full; If we have only 4 or fewer guests booked for a tour, we will change to a 4 hour tour and skip the last Winery/Vineyard.
  • *DISCLAIMER: Wineries are subject to change based on availability.
  • *GRATUITY of 15%-20% for the driver is strongly recommended
  • Customers are welcome to pack a lunch for the day, most wineries only offer small appetizers and snacks, no full meals
  • *DISCLAIMER: Magic Shuttle Bus does contact wineries if appointments do need to be made, keep in mind, these are not reservations and only allow us to come in at the desired time, but does not eradicate wait times.
  • Please reference this video for tour/parking info: https://youtu.be/gA-M-kap3tM
  • Most wineries have outdoor seating only, please dress accordingly to stay warm on colder days
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1213 W Civic Center Dr
    1213 W Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
    **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION** The bus will depart at 12pm Sunday-Friday and 11am on Saturday's. We strongly recommend that you use an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get to the pick up location, and for your return trip home.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mari Vineyards
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bowers Harbor Vineyards
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bonobo Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
540 reviews
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498
Very good
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Julie C
Grapevine, TX149 contributions
We had a great experience, Dan was informative and entertaining. We were able to spend sufficient time at each winery. I highly recommend if possible that you go during the week, as the wineries are very crowded on weekends. It was a great tour and we had a blast.
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tigsfan
Portage, MI3 contributions
We booked the wine tour a few months ago not realizing that it was going to be the busiest wine tasting weekend of the year. We do have a couple of cons. The tour seemed a little unorganized as we were told we would visit five wineries, and out of those five we were told three had reservations which we took to mean we would have a table and be able to do the tastings but what it really meant was we still had to wait in line with everybody else which is fine we just would have liked to have known that ahead of time. Other than that it was a great convenience to have somebody drive us around and pick the wineries for us. We were lucky enough to get the owner of the company Sean as our driver. He was great, very friendly and he was apologetic for the long wait times even though some things were out of his control. overall we really enjoyed our time on the magic shuttle bus and would highly recommend, the only reason they're not getting a full five stars is because of lack of communication regarding what it meant to have a reservation and some lack of organization. I will definitely use this company again.
Written October 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allie L
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
I truly believe this is the best and most cost efficient way to visit the wineries in Traverse City. Reservations to the wineries are included in the bus tour, so we were easily able to grab wine and do a nice tasting before we had to leave for the next stop. Our driver was also extremely nice and knowledgeable. I will definitely do this tour again when I return to TC!
Written October 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A. Y.
1 contribution
Nov 2020
This event has an exceptional concept, however it severely lacked execution. We were looking forward to this weekend to have a nice getaway from the chaotic day to day realities. Thankfully I was with great company and we decided to make the best of the wine tour, despite feeling disappointed at almost every turn.

Systems and Operations
I received multiple emails about updating the travelers' information which had already been taken cared of shortly after payment. When I called TripAdvisor's sister company, they did not have a clue as to why I was calling and I would have to explain the whole situation each time I called in.

False Advertising
Our "tour guide" was actually a bus driver--no tour guide whatsoever. The "limousine style bus" was a school bus with sectional seating. Multiple wineries hesitated to let us enter since the tour guide company did not reserve our spots as they were supposed to. One winery told us they had turned away the tour guide company until recently as this was a repeated offense they made. We were very disappointed in the price we paid for false advertising. We also had a hard time finding the bus at a couple wineries because our bus parked so far away from where we were. Had it not been for another party waiting with us who found it, we could have missed the bus!

Price
On the subject of price, our payment did not include any of the wine tastings for the event. We simply paid for an overpriced driver and a company which under delivered.

My Hopes for this Event in the Future
My friends and I could have created a more enjoyable experience visiting multiple wineries on our own. I hope this company gets more honest and transparent about what they are offering and what they are charging for it. While I understand the price of transportation and compensation of drivers are important, it does not compare to the operations and care we and other guests should have received. We simply did not get what we paid for.
Written December 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
themagicshuttlebus
Hey there! We are sorry your tour with us fell short of your expections! I would like to address some of these issues you addressed. First, the emails you recieved requesting to update travelers information is from Viator, not us. If they do not have the necessary information, they will continue to send you these emails until they have the information they need in regards to your tour. If you feel your tour guide was not up to par, then we ask that you give us a call and let us know who your driver was, and what you felt he did, or did not do properly on the tour. This way we can address them directly to improve the tour quality. Pictures of our vehciles can be found on our profile, as well as our website, and we suggest viewing them prior to the tour, so you know what type of vehicle you will be traveling in. As for the wineires, being that we are in the midst of a pandemic, most of the wineries are not accepting reservations, and those that are accepting reservations, do not hold tables. It will not this under "additional information" on the listing. We ask that you are flexible with us at this time, being there may be small wait times at some of the locations. Furthermore, If you look back to the listing you booked this tour on via TripAdvisor, you will see under the "exclusions", it will state that the costs at the wineries are not included in the price of the tour. It is illegal for transportation companies to purchase alcohol for our patrons, that is why transportation costs, and costs for alcohol at the wineries will always be seperate in Northern, MI. Regardless, we pride ourselfs in quality service, so feel free to give us a call so we can offer a resolution to the experience you had! Thank you for your time. -Sean Mackey
Written December 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suzanne B
Hoffman Estates, IL2 contributions
Aug 2020
This was a fun tour! John was our driver and was super! Loved the wineries.
We had so much fun! Too much fun...I got really drunk on 5 wineries. The first stop had their in flights. It was 5 glasses of wine.. No choices of One - three glasses. Only 5 of you wanted wine. ( I had the sweet taste which was very good.So nothing wrong with the four itself!

One big thing to note: The company on their website suggested using Lyft, which we did going there with no problems.
You are to meet the bus at the Civic Center parking lot.
When we returned to the parking lot, to be honest, after 5 wineries, knowing I did not need to drive, I was strongly feeling the effects of the wine.
The driver dropped us off, and it turns out no signal I could not get the Lyft App to work. No
signal to use the Lyft App to pick us up.
We were drunk and stranded. I was so scared. We walked to a building nearby to see if I could get signal. No signal. (I am from Chicago suburbs and use T-Mobile with no problems)
I asked a lady with her dog if she could help us. I was almost in tears. Drunk and stranded. This lady and another lady finally found a cab for us. She was a true saint.

My point in telling you all this, if you are not sure you can get a phone signal, get a DD.
The company should have made sure I was able to get in touch with Lyft before leaving the area. I never felt so scared or felt so stranded. They suggested using Lyft.

Is it the drivers duty to make sure the guests make their contact ride home? No. But on this type of tour with alcohol they should have made sure everyone had gotten their ride home. They knew I didn't have a good signal because before we left, I was asked to make reservations online to one winery. I could not get through and the driver gave me the winery phone number and had to call the winery for reservations .
Written August 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

April G
1 contribution
My friends and I had a great time on the wine tour. The wineries were nice, the people were nice and Wayne (our bus driver) was great! He got us to all the wineries on time and we had plenty of time to indulge in all the great wine selections at each winery. My only suggestion would be to make sure you have a nice sized breakfast before you go or supply cheese and crackers on the bus to snack on between each winery. All in all, great trip!
Written November 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brifree1776
Chicago, IL46 contributions
Sep 2020
My wife and I had a great time on the wine tour. It was the perfect way to see several vineyards in a single day. We went over Labor Day weekend on the Sunday, and was glad we did the tour instead of just doing it on our own. In one case you needed to make a reservation, and our driver had us do that as we got on the bus. If you just showed up there you would not have even gotten in. There was even one where when you got there you would have had to wait for a table, but when we said we were with Magic Bus they told us they already had tables reserved for us.

The driver was great and friendly. Additionally, felt very safe with the COVID precautions they put in place on the bus. When we showed up to get on the bus, there were 3 of them, school bus sized, and only 12 people were on a bus. We were able to socially distance from the other groups with no problem.

The best part though was that we were able to drink as uh as we wanted, and did not have to worry about driving. The only thing I would recommend if there was a particular vineyard you wanted to visit either check with them as it gets closer to your trip to find out where they are going, or just visit that one on your own on another day. With 35 vineyards in the area there is a lot to see.
Written September 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rolfnelson
Edwardsburg, MI18 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had an absolutely wonderful day. It was relaxed and perfectly paced. Plenty of time at each winery. Host/ bus driver was nice and engaging. Shared lots of interesting facts and info along the way. Gave us great tips for maximizing our experience. Beautiful views and scenery. Delicious wines too! If you are in Traverse City and want to “do” the wine thing, this is the only way to do it. We went on a Tuesday and would very much recommend going mid week. Wineries were not crowded at all and we could really relax and enjoy them.
Written July 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily R
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore a handful of wineries in one day. Our driver was Wayne, and he was great (he even made a pit stop for our bus for some snacks!!) We had a great group with us which made it even more enjoyable, and the weather in the fall is beautiful. Even with COVID, there were many safety precautions in place and we felt comfortable and safe the entire time.
Written November 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scott b
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had tours of different wineries and even though I am not a wine drinker, was recommended some hard ciders that were very good and even bought a couple of bottles. Driver made sure we were aware of Covid restrictions at wineries and that some things had changed if you had been on a tour before as some of our group had been. He apologized that some wineries had new policies and worked with us to avoid lines and waiting so we could maximize our time at individual stops. I could tell that Sean had worked hard to maintain relationships with the businesses we visited so that the experience was pleasant.
Written August 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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T6204NLannier
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A must in Traverse City!
Great tour!!! Great recommendations and winerie choices, highly recommended! Can drink as much as you want and not
578kaitlynnj
578kaitlynnj
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Fun, exciting relaxing, good time
Mike was fun and informative. I loved meeting new people and enjoying our day on this tour! Mike really helped me
shellkerry
shellkerry
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Skip this and drive yourself
Awful experience would not do this again. Lack of communication. Not happy and nothing done to fix the issue. Felt
550samiaa
550samiaa
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Amazing!!! John rocks!!! Do this tour!!
John R aka Mr fizzle was amazing! Super fun and gave us a bunch of cool facts about traverse city. He was awesome!
djl32390
djl32390
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Tour with my wife
Our tour guide was great and I enjoyed the variety on our tour. Beautiful views and good alcohol. Some information
M8536QQpattyp
M8536QQpattyp
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Wine tour
Great atmosphere and lots of fun! Driver was great and very knowledgeable! Will take a tour again in the future.
Melissa R
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Great driver but poor customer service
The driver (Matt m ) was great! Very personable and friendly. However , I had to book through TripAdvisor and never
T6471HJandreaa
T6471HJandreaa
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So much fun
Ken was the absolute best! The wineries were great, and the whole experience was so much fun, with so many laughs.
485kaitlyna
485kaitlyna
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Never been happier
Erin and Andy are AMAZINGGGGGG have ge never met people so nice. Accommodating. Friendly. Organized. Everything. Yo
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We love Dan!
Dan is the MAN! Not the mattress mam, but the wine tour MAN! Best tour EVER! He kept us on track and left is feelin
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Andy rocks! We had such a great time 💜 made sure we all had fun and were comfortable. Thank you Andy
D3676HHsamuela
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Ken is an amazing tour guide in explaining the breweries. The entire group had such a fun time. High five Ken!!
Kaliwarm
Kaliwarm
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Wonderful experience!
David was amazing and a great tour guide! Had a great time! We went to soul squeeze, rove, peninsula cellars and sh
Kamuli8
Kamuli8
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Best Wine Bus Driver
We loved Ken!!! He was such a gem!!! Perfect wine bus trip!!! He made our wine trip special and was very accommodat
Roxanne S
Roxanne S
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AMAZING
If you need a driver, request Ken! He’s amazing and very knowledgeable about the tours and wineries. He has great a
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