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All Is Bright Holiday Lights
All Is Bright Holiday Lights Don't let this cold and crazy winter stop you from having fun! Be bold, embrace the cold, make your holidays brighter in the Twin Cities' only open-air fun bus. With holiday lights and music, Santa and an Elf, it's a perfect outing for families.Learn More
Festive Holiday Lights Tour
Festive Holiday Lights Tour(2020 only by private booking) Treat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing twinkling lights while riding in style in our warm heated coach bus. Enjoy holiday music and nibbling on holiday treats to really set the mood!Learn More
Minneapolis Landmark Bus
Minneapolis Landmark BusJoin us for an unforgettable experience touring some of the most distinctive local sights and spots in Minneapolis. Travel in our fun-tastic open-air bus or our enclosed coach bus.Learn More
Minneapolis Riverboat & Bus
Minneapolis Riverboat & Bus(2020 not available) Two great experiences, one low price! We've combined our relaxing sightseeing city tour with a spectacular river cruise to create a summer midday treat. See Mill City from two distinct perspectives!Learn More
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ALL IS BRIGHT HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

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Don't let this cold and crazy winter stop you from having fun, Minnesota! Let's be bold, embrace the cold and make your holidays brighter in the Twin Cities' only open-air fun bus. We have holiday lights, music, AND Santa as your chauffeur! It's a perfect outing for families. Choose your date and time slot to book the bus for your private party!  

Be Bold!

Be Brave!

BYOB!

  • Bring your own blanket
  • Bring your own beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • Bring your own brood

TOUR INFORMATION

Dates

  • 4:45pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm each night
  • Thursdays - Dec 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Fridays - Dec 3, 10, 17
  • Saturdays - Dec 4, 11, 18
  • Sundays - Dec 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Tuesday - Dec 21
  • Wednesday - Dec 22

Price

  • $150 for the entire bus exclusively for your group up to 13 guests (that's only $11 per person for a full bus!)
  • DOT rules and regulations allow 13 guests maximum on this bus, no matter the age; infants and children must be included in total guest count

Location

Overview

No matter the season, Minnesotans embrace the outdoors. Our Bold North winters are no exception! Be bold, get out, have fun. Enjoy the spirit of the holidays with this custom, one-of-a-kind tour. Treat yourself to the magic of the season by viewing beautiful light displays in a fun, safe way. Embrace the cold in the Twin Cities’ only open-air fun bus. With a covered top and open sides, it’s the perfect way to view twinkling lights along brightly decorated streets. The crisp air, holiday music, and beautiful lights make it perfect for families! This unique private tour is sure to get you in the spirit of the season – so please join us for some festive fun! We’ll make your holidays brighter!

Good to Know

  • Bus holds 13 guests in the back; driver is isolated in separate, enclosed cab
  • We pick you up at the starting location and travel local neighborhood streets at slow speeds for the 30-minute tour (no highways!)
  • Dress warmly! This is an open-air bus!
  • Alcoholic beverages are allowed; must be 21+ years old 

What's Included

  • Clean, safe, decorated open-air fun bus for your private party
  • Professional driver, dressed as Santa, on a pre-planned route with many holiday lights 
  • Our festive holiday music playlist or yours! 

Festive Add-ons

  • Handwarmers - $3 - for a pair

Expand Your Experience

  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Inver Grove Heights is pleased to offer a special room rate of $79.95 for guests with All is Bright Holiday Tour. Based on availability; must call ahead to book reservation(s). Room type is a two bed room or a mini-suite. Taxes extra. Address: 5681 Bishop Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076. Phone: 651.552.0555

  • B-52 Burgers & Brew is pleased to offer a 10% discount for groups aboard the All is Bright Holiday Lights Tour. Discount is valid for groups of 8+ people, subject to seating availability at restaurant. Onsite dining only. Other restrictions may apply. Address: 5639 Bishop Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076. Phone: 651.451.3838

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FESTIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

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Treat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing beautiful light displays on this up-to-2-hour tour! Ride in comfort while viewing twinkling lights and nibbling on holiday candy canes. We’ll have music and fun for the whole family!

TOUR INFORMATION

Dates

  • 4:30-6:30pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays - Dec 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26
  • 7:00-9:00pm Sundays - Dec 5, 12, 19

Price

  • $575 for the entire bus exclusively for your group up to 13 guests
  • DOT rules and regulations allow 13 guests maximum on this bus, no matter the age; infants and children must be included in total guest count

Location

OVERVIEW

Treat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing beautiful light displays on this up-to-2-hour tour! You'll ride in comfort in your warm, heated coach bus while viewing twinkling lights and nibbling on holiday candy canes. We’ll have music and fun for the whole family! (Feel free to wear your ugly sweater! We know you have one!) The brightly decorated streets of the Twin Cities are sure to get you in the spirit of the season – so please join us for some festive fun!

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the bus; must be 21+ years old to consume

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Clean, safe, decorated enclosed bus for your private party
  • Professional and fun driver dressed as Santa
  • Our festive holiday music playlist or yours!
  • Pre-set holiday lights route

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Minneapolis Riverboat and Bus Tour

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Two great experiences, one low price! We've combined our relaxing sightseeing city tour with a spectacular river cruise to create a summer midday treat. See Mill City from two distinct perspectives!

Tour Information

Dates

  • 10:30am-1:45pm Thursdays (Jun - Aug)
  • 10:30am-1:45pm Fridays (May - Sep)
  • 10:45am-1:45pm Sundays (Jun - Aug)

Price

  • $55 per person

Location

Sights

  • Mississippi Riverfront
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Walker Art Museum
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St Anthony Falls
  • Basilica of St Mary
  • Mary Tyler Moore Statue
  • Nicollet Island
  • Iconic buildings - IDS & Foshay
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Mill City Museum
  • Prince landmarks
  • Bob Dylan Mural
  • Sports Stadiums - USBank, Target Field and Target Center
  • Much more!

Overview

Two great experiences, one low price! We've combined our relaxing sightseeing city tour with a spectacular river cruise to create a summer midday treat. It begins with a 90-minute city tour, incorporating the best of Minneapolis's past and present, before concluding with a thrilling 90-minute cruise down the mighty Mississippi River. What better way to see this exciting and historic city than by land and water? This tour is excellent for visitors, locals, and families alike!

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Minneapolis Landmark Tour

MINNEAPOLIS LANDMARK BUS TOUR

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Featuring not only the sights, but also the sounds of Minneapolis (in a unique way which only Experience the Twin Cities can present). Join us for an unforgettable experience touring distinctive landmarks from Minneapolis's past, present and exciting future. (Note: the open-air bus will not be running in 2021; colorful enclosed bus only)

Tour Information

Dates

  • Public Tour: No public tours available in 2022 due to pandemic.  This tour will be offered in 2023.
  • Private Tour: Select your own time Sunday through Friday, or for a different time on Saturday! Contact us for availability and booking.

Price

  • Public Tour: $48 per person
  • Private Tour: Varies depending on number of guests and size of vehicle booked

Location

Sights

  • Mississippi Riverfront
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Walker Art Museum
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St Anthony Falls
  • Basilica of St Mary
  • Mary Tyler Moore Statue
  • Nicollet Island
  • Iconic buildings - IDS & Foshay
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Mill City Museum
  • Prince landmarks
  • Bob Dylan Mural
  • Sports Stadiums - USBank, Target Field and Target Center
  • Much more!

Overview

Featuring not only the sights, but also the sounds of Minneapolis (in a unique way which only Experience the Twin Cities can present). Join us for an unforgettable experience touring distinctive landmarks from Minneapolis's past, present and exciting future. From world-famous murals to the largest river in the United States, you'll see why Minneapolis is known as "the City by Nature." A relaxing 90-minute bus ride, our Minneapolis Landmark Bus Tour is excellent for visitors, locals and families alike!

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