• Tours run year-round!
  • Custom Private Tours by Private Sedan or Minivan designed for 1 to 5 persons!
  • Solos, couples, families!
  • Groups of 6 to 14 persons also welcome via our luxury 14-Passenger Minicoach
  • Groups of 15 or more, please visit our private group trolley charters & tours page!
  • Our private tours offer Mayo Clinic visitors the ultimate in convenience, flexibility, and customized service!
  • We depart and return according to your schedule!
  • On the day and time of your outing, we pick you up at your hotel or other location
  • We customize each tour around your interests!
  • Our tours are available seven days a week, unless otherwise noted!
  • Our tours run year-round: winter, spring, summer and fall.
  • All private custom sightseeing tours are for 1-5 persons, or for groups of 6-14.
  • We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.
  • Please call us for rates and more detailed information!
  • Upon request, our guides are available to meet with you, in person, to plan a tour that best suits your interests!

Private Sightseeing Tours

Old Order Amish Country Tour

Immerse yourself in the timeless culture of the Old Order Amish as we journey through Minnesota’s largest Amish settlements. This enriching, scenic tour gives you the opportunity to observe and learn first-hand about the Amish way of life, view one-room schoolhouses, attend an Amish produce auction, visit Amish shops and bakeries, and chat with Amish farmers and craftsmen.

Half Day:  3 to 4 hours roundtrip

Full Day:  5+ hours roundtrip

Extra Options: Your options include the scenic bluff-country town of Lanesboro, Amish-made crafts & goods shopping in Harmony, a State Trout Hatchery, Seed Saver’s Heritage Farm, a Laura Ingalls Wilder museum, or a tour of Mystery Cave or Niagara Cave.

Scenic Mississippi River Valley Tour I

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and unique culture of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, rated among the top scenic drives in America. Along the way you can choose to visit wildlife refuges, orchards, wineries, and vineyards, the National Eagle Center; art museums and galleries, a magical toy shop that is among the largest in the country, and the lock-and-dam navigational system. Stroll one of the parks, beaches, or marinas along magnificent Lake Pepin, take memorable photos from the many scenic overlooks, and experience unique shopping in historic river towns that line both sides of the mighty river. You’ll visit two states on the tour, traveling along both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the Mississippi!

Full Day:  5+ hours roundtrip

Extra Options: Sailboat Cruises, Paddleboat Cruises, Water Taxi out to the Great Alms Fishing Float, and more!

Scenic Mississippi River Valley Tour II

Designed for those who want to further explore the Upper Mississippi River Valley, this tour will take you further south along the river valley to explore the historic river towns of Winona, MN and LaCrosse, WI, as well as everything in between. In Winona, you can visit the Marine Art Museum which presents a major collection of water and maritime-based art including paintings by famous Impressionists, and is considered among the finest art museums in the Midwest.  Winona is also renowned for its Prairie School and stained glass architecture and historic downtown commercial buildings that recall its earlier days as a hub of steamboat activity. LaCrosse, Wisconsin’s downtown is a trove of historic preservation, unique shopping and electic restaurants, and still boasts a thriving recreational riverfront park.  Guests can choose to visit wineries and orchards, explore a lock and dam, take a paddleboat cruise, and enjoy the views from one of the most commanding blufftop overlooks of the entire river valley, Grandad Bluff, from which you’ll look out into three states.

Full Day:  5+ hours roundtrip

Extra Options:  Paddleboat Cruises, Riverboat Backwater Eco-Tour Excursions, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Historic Pickwick Mill, Elmer’s Toy Museum, Elmaro Vineyard & Winery, and much more!

Mississippi River & Amish Country “Combo” Tour

This terrific two-in-one tour offers our guests the opportunity to combine and experience the best of our Scenic Mississippi River Valley and Old Order Amish Country tours in a single outing. If you have one free day, this tour has proved itself as an absolute favorite among our many guests!

Full Day:  6+ hours roundtrip

Minneapolis & St. Paul “Twin Cities” Tour

Designed around your interests, this spectacular full-day tour showcases the major cultural, historical, and architectural highlights of the Twin Cities, Energetic Minneapolis with soaring skyscrapers is more modern and cosmopolitan, while conservative St. Paul with its winding streets and downtown parks promotes its romantic European charm. This tour features architectural wonders such as the State Capitol, St. Paul Cathedral, Summit Avenue mansions, and Stone Arch Bridge, along with famous waterfalls, historic landmarks, fine art museums, urban parks and lakes, striking scenery, and incredible cuisine. Just over an hour away, the Twin Cities are the perfect day trip!

Full Day:  5+ hours roundtrip

Rochester City & Countryside Tour

Relax and enjoy a guided tour of featuring all of Rochester’s major historic, cultural, and architectural sites. This tour offers an overview of the fascinating story of the Mayo family and Clinic they founded, along with an optional foray into the countryside, where guests can visit a winery, a nature park with a zoo featuring Minnesota animals, a perennial garden farm, and an apple orchard.

2 hours or 3 hours roundtrip

Destination Day Trips

In addition to our feature tours, we also provide a variety of outings that focus on specific areas of interest and particular destinations!

  • Twin Cities Art Tour featuring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) , Walker Art Museum and/or Outdoor Sculpture Garden, or Weisman Art Museum.
  • Twin Cities Museums such as the James J. Hill House, American Swedish Institute, Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul Cathedral, or Mill City Museum.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota and Omni Theatre showing large-format IMAX films on a 70ft. screen.
  • Dinner and a Play at the Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater, or in Minneapolis’ renowned Theatre District, or at the Commonweal in Lanesboro, MN.
  • A Concert at Orchestra Hall, an opera at The Minnesota Opera, or a concert, musical, or play at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Cabela’s Outdoor Outfitters, a 70,000 square foot retail store focused on hunting, fishing, and nature.
  • The SPAM Museum featuring multimedia exhibits about the world-wide historical reach of the ham-in-a-can product.
  • The Marine Art Museum featuring the most impressive collection of maritime and water-themed art in the country, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Winona.
  • Day Trips to Historic River Towns such as Red Wing, Wabasha, Winona, Lanesboro, or LaCrosse, WI.
  • Mall of America, Nicollet Mall, or 50th & France for a fabulous day of shopping!