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January 7-12 5 nights 

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Nonstop flights out of Minneapolis

Credit voucher travel insurance included

Food and drinks included

Round trip transfers included 

$1363.00 per person

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Experts Are Key!

The ultimate personal shopper.

Our expert travel specialists know the best hotels and resorts, the best destination for a wedding, the best room category for a family, and all the tips and tricks for making the most out of your options.

Investment Protection

Our travel specialists respect every client’s trip and do everything they can to protect that investment. But they don’t just do it with a travel insurance policy  – there’s so much more to it. Run in to any kind of disruption, like flight delays or cancellations? Mysteriously missing hotel reservation? Our expert travel specialists can help!

Who runs the world? Our travel specialists, literally.

Feel confident and have your best trip with Great Planes Travel in Luverne, MN!

Our Most Popular Vacations

All-inclusive caribbean & mexico.

Turquoise water, sandy beaches, warm sun and umbrella drinks...sound like heaven? We know all the best all-inclusive tropical resorts for your bet trip ever.

Alaskan & River Cruises

Imagine a vacation where you get to explore fascinating ports and amazing views, while only unpacking once. Sounds good? Cruising might be for you!

European FIT

  • Destination Weddings

With expansive architecture, landscapes, and living history, Europe has many exciting travel adventures to offer. Europe truly has something for everyone!

Virtually stress-free, destination weddings help you avoid the drama and allow for an extended group vacation! What better way to say I do?

Explore the US

From the bustling energy of New York City, to wine country in California and everywhere in between, the U.S. has a million places to explore that will inspire you!

Escorted Tours

Choosing an escorted tour means you never have to worry about what you should see or how you will get there. Enjoy all the amazing sights with none of the stress!

Let's book your next adventure today!

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 I never work a day as travel is my passion!

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My goal is that my clients feel like they are on vacation from the beginning to the end.

I love assisting in the planning of experiences that last a lifetime.

Kennedy Hoffman

My love for travel started at a young age when my parents took me to Disney World.

No matter where you want to go in the world, our agents can help you get there.

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(507) 283-9166  102 N Freeman Ave, Luverne, MN 56156

Your Full Service Travel Agency in Luverne, Minnesota. Say Yes to Your Next Adventure with Great Planes Travel!

  • All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Disney Vacations
  • Business Travel
  • International Travel
  • Domestic Travel
  • Group Travel
  • Travel Insurance

SOUTHWEST TOUR & TRAVEL

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RESERVE TOUR

Our office will contact you within 48 hours

(Mon-Fri) to confirm your reservation. To make reservation over the phone or for any questions please contact our office at 1-800-669-1309. 

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All extended tours originate at designated locations:.

Marshall, MN - Southwest Tour & Travel/Southwest Coaches Inc, 1500 Travis Road

Willmar, MN – Willmar Bus Service, 1308 7th St SE

Luverne, MN – Grand Stay Hotel, 908 S Kniss Ave 

Worthington, MN – Comfort Suites, 1447 Prairie Drive

Jackson, MN – AmericanInn, 110 Belmont St

Fairmont, MN – Minnesota Motor Bus, 1115 E 1st St 

Mankato, MN – McDonalds, Hwy 169 N.

Sioux Falls, SD – Best Western Plus, 3200 W Maple St. 

Brookings, SD – Super 8, 3034 Lefevre Dr 

Watertown, SD -  Country Inn & Suites, 3400 8th Ave. SE

Additional pickup points are scheduled based on the tour routing. Courtesy shuttle transportation will be provided upon request for ten or more departing from the same location on most motorcoach tours. Some exceptions may apply.

​Southwest Tour and Travel will customize any tour to meet your group’s special needs, including custom air, motorcoach or cruise combinations. If your group is too small to fill an entire tour, we welcome you to join one of our scheduled tours. Also, the tours mentioned in this travel guide are available on other dates for pre-formed groups. We have booked shows and attractions well in advance to give you the best seats possible.

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Travel & Transportation

Adrian Bus Company

507-483-2444

Community Transit of UCAP

507-283-5058

Ellis & Eastern Company

605-336-5760

Great Planes Travel

507-283-9166/800-317-6182

Jon Finke Trucking

507-290-1500

LeBrun Trucking LLC

507-361-5424

R & R Enterprise

507-283-2078

Riggs Trucking

507-283-2252

Sierra Delta Aviation LLC

507-283-5041

Covid-19 Updates, Information, Travel Alerts & Warnings

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  • All Inclusive
  • Central America
  • North America
  • South America
  • Ocean Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Small Groups
  • Destination Weddings
  • Guided Tours
  • Business Travel

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Riverdale Travel: Full Service Twin Cities Travel Agency

  • Choose Riverdale Travel for award winning consultants in all destinations.
  • Access exclusive promotions, special amenities, and travel expert insights.
  • Customize your dream vacation within your budget and preferences.
  • Experience the thrill of travel that’s personalized just for you!

Whether you’re interested in a romantic getaway or an adventure with friends and family , planning a vacation isn’t all sun and fun – unless you work with Riverdale Travel! Take the stress out of your getaway by partnering with our experienced travel consultants to manage every detail of your trip.

Why Choose Riverdale Travel?

Riverdale Travel is one of the largest vacation travel agencies in Minnesota. We have earned “Top Producer” awards with almost every major vendor, and our travel specialists averages over 15 years of experience.

This recognition, along with our commitment to service, sets us apart from other travel companies. When you book your travel with us, you can be confident you’ll receive the best quality products and services from top industry suppliers.

Educated and Supportive Travel Consultants

Riverdale Travel has been fortunate to attract some of the industry’s brightest and most experienced. Our travel consultants have spent thousands of hours personally vetting their recommended hotels, camps, guided tours , all inclusive packages , and destinations.

Our team has also earned awards from many national and international travel companies, from Apple Vacations to Globus Family of Brands. When you choose Riverdale Travel, you’ll be partnered with a consultant who is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about our mission: creating an adventure that will exceed your expectations.

Our expertise, resources , and connections streamline trip planning and offer numerous benefits, whether you’re booking foreign international travel, a family vacation to Disney, or a corporate trip in the U.S.

You can count on us to constantly monitor travel alerts and restrictions, take care of all your accommodations (down to the finest details like dining reservations and theme park wristbands), and make adjustments should your plans need to be rescheduled.

The only thing we won’t do is pack your suitcase – but we will make sure you have the right documents and gear you need for your destination !

Custom Vacation Packages

Even better yet, we bring your dream vacation to life by customizing your experience to your personal preferences, whether you’re looking for a lively adventure or a quiet, remote island.

Exclusive Offers and Promotions

Thanks to Riverdale’s partnerships with private yachts, cruise lines, airlines, and land packages, you’ll enjoy exclusive offers to travel in luxury and style at the most affordable rates.

So where do you want to be? You say the word, and Riverdale Travel will figure out the rest!

Are You Traveling for Business or Pleasure?

We’re ready to connect you with a travel expert who specializes in the vacation or destination you’re interested in, offering intelligent insights to help you make the most of your investment.

Business Travel: Meetings and Incentives

Our business travel services are dedicated to helping you reduce expenses and streamline the reservation process.

A consultant can work with you to develop and manage full service incentive programs, special events, and strategic meeting management programs on a global scale.

Vacation Travel

Our vacation specialists cater to travelers looking to book vacation packages, including cruises , flights, hotels, honeymoons , group travel , and more!

From two-week Europe tours to last-minute getaways to Mexico , Riverdale Travel can do it all. We understand the value of travel experiences and will ensure you book only the best!

History of Riverdale Travel

Two Minnesota travel agencies with rich experience – Schilling and Riverdale – merged in 2018 to form the robust travel company we operate today!

The company started as Schilling Travel Service in 1924, founded by Wilbur Schilling, a professor from Duluth who had run student trips for years and finally decided to move from teaching and open up a storefront in Minneapolis. Wilbur handed the business over to his son, Bill Schilling, who eventually sold it to Fannie Shapiro. She then sold to a group of women who ran it for a few years and then sold to Linda Logman, who ran it for 25 years, selling to Robert Herman in 2012.

In 1986, Riverdale Travel was started by Carol and Sandy Anderson in its first Coon Rapids location. Although the name was different (Star Travel), their mission to provide valuable travel experiences to the community remains the same. As the business grew, Carol and Sandy added an experienced staff of travel professionals and moved to the current Riverdale location. In 2018, Riverdale Travel was purchased by Robert Herman, Amy Ferreira, and Jose Ferreira.

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Wisconsin Pilgrimage Tour with Fr. Jimmy Joseph Jun 4 - 6, 2024  

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Cuba March 20-26, 2025

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Upcoming Tours for 2024

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 6-day tour featuring Santa Fe and Pecos National Historic Park. $3,289

Door County /Mackinac Island /Lilac Festival - June 

More tours to be announced. 

Upcoming 2025 Tours

Cuba 7 days - March 20-26 ,2025

Alaska - July

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise including 2 days in Spain 11 days - September.

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         we accept cash, check, credit card (3-5% transaction fee added).

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