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5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 3 Wineries on Leelanau Peninsula
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5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 3 Wineries on Leelanau Peninsula

By The Magic Shuttle Bus
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Ages 21-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking and Snacking is allowed on the bus
  • Appointments (Not reservations) are made by Magic Shuttle Bus for all customers on the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Black Star Farms
  • Entry/Admission - Shady Lane Cellars
  • Entry/Admission - Rove Winery at the Gallagher Estate
What's not included
  • Gratuity (20% for the driver is strongly recommended)
  • Wine tastings are not included and are purchased individually at each vineyard. The price for each tasting ranges from $5 to $15 per tasting.


Start:
  • Civc Center Hotline, 1125 W Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
    Please navigate to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, MI and follow the signs to "Tour Bus Parking". This will lead you to the desired parking lot where you'll see signs that state "Magic Shuttle Bus Tour Patron Parking". The bus will depart at 12pm Sun-Fri & 11am on Saturdays
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123611P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION**
    • There is a total of 10-15 parking spots that are alloted for Magic Shuttle Bus customers. These are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
    • Wineries are subject to change based on limited availability due to Covid-19
    • If Wineries on the Itinerary are booked, alternate wineries are used as substitutes
    • -WE STRONGLY RECCOMMEND 15-20% GRATUITY TO THE DRIVER-
    • *DISCLAIMER: Wineries are subject to change based on availability.
    • Customers are welcome to pack a lunch for the day, most winieries 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.
    • Most wineries have outdoor seating only, please dress accordingly to stay warm on colder days
    • Since Covid, most wineries are not offering tastings, but rather flights and wine by the glass, and samples
    • Some wineries do not accept cash, they require payment to be on a card
    • We strongly recommend that you use an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get to the pick up location, and for your return trip home.
    • This is a public tour, not a private tour
    • 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 14 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123611P11

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      Please navigate to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, MI and follow the signs to "Tour Bus Parking". This will lead you to the desired parking lot where you'll see signs that state "Magic Shuttle Bus Tour Patron Parking". The bus will depart at 12pm Sun-Fri & 11am on Saturdays
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    • HVNeale
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Laid back vineyard tour
      Was great fun on the bus and each vineyard was slightly different but all with some great views. Frose and vodka slushes were a great accompaniment to the wine
      Written June 22, 2024
    • shacariah
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Torch Lake 2024
      It was 😌 I really enjoyed myself thought I was not going to catch a buzz but I did an ate good as well I really enjoyed my time here
      Written June 21, 2024
    • Deasha J
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      Very satisfied customer!
      Frizzell was a great driver and guide. We appreciated his hospitality and great customer focused service! Thank you 😊
      Written June 21, 2024
    • preciousd890
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sooooo good
      They were great frizzle was the best tour guide. Got drunk but no food. Go before six for hot food. We had a good time. We liked Edd it
      Written June 21, 2024
    • joshhI2735PC
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mr. Frizzle Rocks!
      Mr. Frizzle ~ best in the business, highly recommend. John is a good man. Great tour and great experience. Do it…..you won’t do it.
      Written June 21, 2024
    • trevorsL6921QI
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing wine and amazing views
      The views were amazing the wine was great as well! Mr. Frizzle was amazing. I would definitely go again! It was so much fun and great vibes!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • sydneysG5287TT
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Mr. Frizzle was amazing!!! Such a great tour with great wine!! We also learned a lot about the area and the wineries while traveling to our destinations! Would definitely recommend!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • Q2892VRjordanr
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Winery tour
      Amazing trip. Mr Frizzle was an awesome tour guide highly recommend going with him. Fun, knowledgeable, and friendly will absolutely book again
      Written June 21, 2024
    • PegK20
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous
      Todd was amazing. He told us so much about each winery. We had an amazing fun trip. I highly recommend. Looking forward to our next trip
      Written June 21, 2024
    • jamiec724
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day of wine tasting and singing!
      We had such a fun day touring the wonderful wineries of Traverse and Todd was the best guide! Highly recommend this tour!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • 414maureenk
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Todd was a great driver!!! Loved all the winery choices. Plenty of time at each location and very knowledgeable driver. Loved it!!
      Written June 21, 2024
    • jmill2018
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      AWESOME
      Todd is AWESOME! my friend and I had a great day going to the wineries around old mission. if you want to have a fun and safe time drinking some wine, I highly recommend magic bus shuttle
      Written June 21, 2024
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      Old Mission Wine Tour
      We took a join in tour with Todd and it was AMAZING! Todd is so knowledgeable and kind. He took his time to describe each vineyard and his favorite wines/coders. 10/10 would book again!
      Written June 21, 2024
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    • Lauralib
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    bac26
    Charlotte, NC1,029 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    The driver Rob really tried but failed to meet expectations of this tour. We started the 1st hour with air conditioning issues in the bus. The weather was in the 80's and the heat was on blowing hot air in the bus rather than keeping it cool in the bus. The 7 of us complained multiple times to Rob who finally got the air to work after an hour of "heat" blowing in the back of the bus.

    Now the stops. Rob had a different list of winery stops than what was advertised. We were supposed to stop at Leelanau Cellars, 45 North, Suttons Bay Ciders and Rover Estate. Our 1st stop was Amoritas Vineyards which was not on the itinerary. This was a nice unexpected stop. Then Rob said we were going to another winery that was not on the itinerary so we questioned Rob who asked some of us to email him the list of wineries from the reservation. Rob did adjust and we did stop at 45 North and Rover Estate. Don't miss the food truck, Fried, at 45 North. Their Fried Fish Sandwich (walleye) was excellent!

    With the heat blowing in the bus during the 1st hour to visits at different wineries that were not on the itinerary, we were disappointed with the Magic Shuttle Bus 5-Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Leelanau Peninsula. Next time we will do the driving and save $200.
    Written June 29, 2023
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    Andrew F
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    The driver was great. But I book a winery tour for my wife and I every year for her birthday. I chose this one because we’ve never been to these 4 wineries. We ended up only going to 2 of the 4. One of the unplanned wineries we went to was understaffed and the staff they did have was very rude to us because apparently our tour was not suppose to show up at all. Honestly I feel like we did not get the experience we paid for and this wine tour group cares more about money then providing the experience that they promise.
    Written November 21, 2021
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    Amanda L
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Friends
    We loved our guide, Carol. We loved 2 of the 4 wineries. One was substituted from our original list and we were not at all impressed. With the others, even if we didn't all love the wine, the view and ambiance were nice. Our largest complaint however, was that none of the included wineries had food. We brought pretzels for the bus but were anticipating being able to order a charcuterie board or flatbread to share while tasting. I'm not sure if that was due to COVID-19 restrictions or just never offered, but it may be something to keep in mind to include at least one stop with a menu on a longer tour like that (and share that info with guests!).
    Written June 15, 2021
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    Peggy N
    Commerce Township, MI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Friends
    The views were excellent with lots of time to take amazing photos. The tour guide, Magic Mike made the tour even more fun with lots of wine information and wonderful stories. The music on the bus was well designed to keep us upbeat and in a great mood. Wineries were well chosen for the variety and breadth of wines presented. Historical notes about each winery added to the experience. The group size was perfect for meeting and enjoying the company of other wine lovers. Magic Mike mingled with the tour goers which lends a friendly touch to the event. Loved the tour and would recommend to others.
    Written September 19, 2023
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    Richr14431
    Eastpointe, MI2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    Our Tour was supposed to be for Leelanau Peninsula we ended up going on the Old Mission Tour. The Magic Bus people were very good about it. They did not have enough people for that day so they said we could go on the Old Mission Tour or get our money back. Wde went on the tour. It was very nice. Our tour driver (Andy) was very informative and gave us lot of information to the wineries. We had ten people on the tour and had so much fun that we all became friends by the time the tour was done, That might have had something to do with the wine too. We would do it again but only if we have Andy as a tour guide.
    Written September 16, 2022
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    Nichole B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    amazing. Don was such a great driver and so much fun the whole time that we were with him!!! he was very kind and mindful of everywhere that we went and was constantly making sure that we knew how much of time was left!! he was so great he even offered to take pics throughout the night. love Don!!!
    Written June 1, 2024
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    Sasha
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Family
    Ken was a great tour guide he gave us great suggestions and made sure we had a fun time. Nothing felt rushed, and we all had a wonderful experience. Every place we went to was pretty and had amazing views. Defiantly recommend
    Written June 28, 2022
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    James B
    Portland, MI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    We had a great time. Mike was easily the best tour guide we've ever had. He had great advice, was funny, and was genuinely invested in making sure everyone was happy. Definitely recommend the tour, especially if Mike is your guide!
    Written April 11, 2021
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    Mariela H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Friends
    Thank you so much, Ken! You shared some interesting winery information and we’re so patient with us. This trip was very fun, and I appreciate being able to travel safely from one winery to the next. You went above and beyond.
    Written November 6, 2021
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    Marie H
    Sault Ste. Marie, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our driver Andy was an absolutely wonderful guide and driver. We were fortunate to be only 2 of a total of 6 people on the bus. The weather was fabulous, and because it was a sunday, none of the wineries were overly busy. A very fun and relaxing day. I would highly recommend this tour company!!
    Written October 31, 2022
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