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Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise

Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise

 

Explore Minneapolis and the Mississippi River on this interactive motorcoach tour

6 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

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

Includes

  • Professional driver & local expert guide

  • Gratuties for driver and guide

Please Note

PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE BOOKINGS END AT 8:00 AM (CT) THE MORNING OF THE TOUR DEPARTURE - PLEASE CALL 952-985-7514 OR 800-530-9686 FOR TOUR AVAILABILITY

  • Tour is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered. Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the tour to receive a refund
  • Please complete all contact information (including daytime phone number) when completing your purchase.
  • 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.
  • Due to construction on the Nicollet Mall the Farmer's Market has moved to a new location. We will not be able to stop at the Farmer's Market until construction is complete. An alternative lunch stop in downtown Minneapolis will be provided. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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Explore Minnesota's beautiful historic city of 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 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!
Pick-up Information:

10:30am — Mall of America North Parking Lot (charter / tour bus area)

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FARMER'S MARKET HAS MOVED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON THE NICOLLET MALL. WE WILL NOT BE STOPPING AT THE FARMER'S MARKET UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED. WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.


Directions to Mall of America Pick-up Location:
The bus pickup/dropoff is located at the north parking lot at Mall of America. Hotel shuttles, taxis, and tour busses drop off and pick up passengers at the new North Entrance with convenient access from American Boulevard. This is located in the Mall parking lot that is east of IKEA and north of Lindau Lane. Signage is placed in these areas to guide guests to their vehicles. You will be able to meet Award-Winning City Tour guide at the awaiting coach bus for tour check-in. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in.
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4.7 / 5   overall customer review rating
a Gray Line customer
Aug 25 2018
Great tour well worth the cost! River cruise very relaxed!
a Gray Line customer
Aug 27 2016
Disappointed in the river cruise portion. There were people onboard for a business outing. They obviously were not interested in the sites. They were talking and drinking the entire time. We sat on the bench at the front of the boat thinking we would be able to see the sites. Wrong! They stood in front of us the entire time so we couldn't see a thing. I think this business should have had an individual charter just for them. While I enjoyed the bus tour I would not take the river cruise again.
Sandy and Tom Wills.
Jul 23 2016
It was easy to find the embarkation site at the Mall of America. Ruth was knowledgeable, professional and entertaining as a Guide. Matt did a wonderful job driving the bus. The Minnesota Queen river tour was charming, educational and beautiful sceneries and very well narrated. We would love to do another tour with Ruth. The Rose Garden, the garden with the Asian city cooperation, the drive through neighborhoods, the tour around the lakes and Minnehaha Falls was terrific. We enjoyed our lunch in the Food Court of Macys. All in all, a fabulous tour with a GREAT Guide and driver.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 17 2016
We enjoyed this tour. Judy was an excellent guide and the driver was quite good, too. Judy knows the area well, and her narration was informative and entertaining. Although the captain was unable to take us through the locks due to river conditions, the Mississippi cruise was relaxing and impressive.
a Gray Line customer
Jul 16 2016
Unfortunately due to construction, many advertised sites were unavailable. Especially missed "Farmers Market" on NIcollet Mall...NO food trucks and difficult to get around.This made for a very disappointing lunch break.
RWM
Jul 14 2016
It was a lot of fun! We saw a lot, the tour guide was knowledgeable of the areas we were shown, and the driver of the coach did an excellent job.
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