Tours Program Manager
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) – April 28, 2016 – Award-Winning City Tours, in collaboration with Gray Line Tours Minnesota, has announced the 2016 Twin Cities public tour season schedule.
Serving more than 2,800 riders each year and known for their knowledgeable, well-trained and friendly guides, Award-Winning City Tours offers premiere city tours of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, highlighting the history, culture and scenic beauty of the Twin Cities.
The routes include Twin Cities Highlights, the Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise, and the Stillwater Tour & St. Croix River Cruise.
On the Twin Cities Highlights Tour, take a trip through the sites that make Minneapolis and St. Paul unique. From the bold architecture of the Guthrie Theater to the majestic beauty of the iconic Minnehaha Falls and all the notable landmarks in between, there is something to pique everyone’s interest on this entertaining and educational tour.
Visit the highlights of Minneapolis on the Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise, where you’ll witness historic sites and cosmopolitan culture blending effortlessly. Enjoy a lunch on your own at a downtown eatery or at one of the many food trucks available before hopping on board a replica of a historic sternwheeler for a cruise down the mighty Mississippi.
Beautiful fall foliage is the focus of the scenic Stillwater Tour & St. Croix River Cruise, which starts with a narrated journey through the charming streets of Stillwater. See the mansions of the lumber baron settlers and the elegant churches that dot the neighborhoods. Then, board a replica 1890s paddlewheel riverboat for lunch and learn how the magnificent St. Croix River played a role in Stillwater’s past.
2016 Twin Cities Highlights Tour Information:
RATES: Adults $38; Seniors (65+) $36; Children (6-17) $25*
* Children 5 and under are free when not occupying a paid seat.
Twin Cities Highlights Tour Dates:
May 6 – June 18, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays)
June 20 – August 13, 2016 (Mondays through Saturdays, except Thursdays; no tours on July 4th)
August 19 – September 30, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays)
October 2016 (Saturdays only)
2016 Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise Information:
RATES: Adults $48; Seniors (65+) $46; Children (3-17) $38*
* Children 2 and under are free when not occupying a paid seat.
Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise Dates:
July 7 – August 25, 2016 (Thursdays only)
2016 Stillwater Tour & St. Croix River Cruise Information:
RATES: Adults $60; Seniors (65+) $58; Children (4-17) $44*
* Children 3 and under are free when not occupying a paid seat.
Stillwater Tour & St. Croix River Cruise Dates:
October 1, 8 & 15, 2016 (Saturdays only)
For ticket information, contact a tour specialist at 612-929-8687 (TOUR) or reserve tickets online.
Award-Winning City Tours
Originally established as metroConnections Public Tours, Award-Winning City Tours has been providing sight-seeing tours of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since 1987. Throughout the years, Award-Winning City Tours has expanded from the Twin Cities Highlights Tour to include other excursions such as the Stillwater Tour & St. Croix River Cruise, Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise, and the Holiday Lights Tour. In 2010, metroConnections Public Tours was rebranded to “Award-Winning City Tours.” Originally the company’s tagline, it was a natural switch as many customers were already referring to the tours by this name. Award-Winning City Tours is a division owned and operated by metroConnections, Inc. For more information on metroConnections, including our private and group tours, visit www.metroconnections.com.
For more information, visit www.awardwinningcitytours.com.
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