Take an Award-Winning City Tour through the glass and steel of Minneapolis, the stately stonework of St. Paul and the diverse neighborhoods between. Try our historic Stillwater Tour and River Cruise, and our ever-popular Holiday Lights Tour. We can even design private, customized tours for groups. With educational and entertaining live narratives of famous homes and historic sites, our spacious motorcoach tours are always engaging. No matter which city tour you choose, you'll have an unforgettable time in the Twin Cities!

Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise

Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise

Duration: 6 Hours

Explore Minneapolis and the Mississippi River on this interactive tour. Begin aboard a motorcoach traveling around sparkling city lakes and famous Minneapolis landmarks, with live commentary from our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides. The tour includes a short stop at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) and a stop on Nicollet Mall at the Farmers Market for lunch on your own.

The tour continues aboard a modern replica of a historic sternwheeler for a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. This summer, the boat with be cruising the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, through the Lower Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam*, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the incredible downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!

*Locking through the Lower Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam may be disrupted without notice at times depending on the availability by the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Minneapolis.  

View Gallery


  • Minneapolis' Flour Milling District
  • Foshay Tower
  • Nicollet Mall Farmers Market
  • Minneapolis Skyline
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • U of M Campus riverfront
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail


June 4 - August 27, 2015 | Thursdays Only Choose a date

Departure Locations & Times

10:30 am — Mall of America Transit Station (east side / lower level)

Mall of America Pickup Location

Directions to the Transit Station

Proceed to the east side of the Mall of America to the Transit Station (lower level). An Award-Winning City Tour guide will meet you inside the Transit Station lobby and escort you to the waiting motorcoach. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.