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@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Online | Off-Site

See the sights and embark on journeys to explore regional destinations and hidden treasures of the area.

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Close Encounters of the European Kind

Looking for more interesting travel excursions? Learn the ins and outs of European adventures from a seasoned traveler. You’ll laugh as you learn the dos and don’ts for a truly memorable trip experience.
TRIP-703 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P03 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Mike Ochonicky
Feb. 17 | Online

St. Louis on the Move

Private enterprise has recently invested billions in St. Louis. Find out about our newest additions and view the newest hotels, condos, entertainment districts and public spaces. While most of the tour will be driving, we will tour the inside of several newly opened sites. Enjoy some time at the (Ferris) Wheel at St. Louis Union Station, where there will be time for a ride (at your own expense) while the rest of us wave at you. Tour includes bus, lunch, donations and gratuities. Meet the tour bus on Lot E on northwest side of STLCC Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: Feb. 26. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $84 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P04 Tu 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
March 23 | MC-Off Campus

Are We There Yet? Travel Like a Pro... or at Least Look Like It!

Enjoy a presentation with St. Louis tour guide Dea Hoover as she takes you down the path of planning, preparing and embarking upon any journey — short or long, domestic or international. Discover what sort of travel you most enjoy and expl ore ways to prepare for pleasure, business or emergency travel.
TRIP-703 | 1 session | $29 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
March 24 | Online

Are We There Yet? Music and Mill in Cape

Enjoy lunch at Celebrations while attending a private musical performance by Jerry Ford. A fixture at the Purple Crackle and the Colony Club in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. for many years, Ford has entertained audiences throughout the Midwest since 1957, providing back-up to Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Ray Stevens, Bobby Vinton, Ted Lewis and others. We’ll next visit Bollinger Mill Historic Site, home of Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of its type in Missouri. Also, learn how the milling process works and, if river levels allow, observe a milling demonstration. Tour includes professional tour guide, motorcoach, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: March 1. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $124 AGE 60+ | $124 REG
P01 Th 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
March 25 | MC-Off Campus

Are We There Yet? Tips for the Solo Traveler

Going solo does not mean going alone! Learn about groups to join, independent booking sites, cruise lines with no single supplement, private guides and how to safely navigate cities . Also navigate the ins and outs of using VRBO™, hostels and Airbnb™.
TRIP-703 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Are We There Yet?
March 27 | Online

Walking Tour: History of Grand

Gather at Strauss Park (across from the Fabulous FoxTheatre) for a leisurely walking tour (complete with stops and seated pauses.) Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of our theater district, what’s new and what’s coming. The exact locations we’ll visit will depend on restrictions at the time of the tour, but there is so much to see! Lunch on your own. Parking is available in the garage at Grand and Washington, other nearby lots in the area or at meters (using the ParkMobile app). Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $21.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P01 W 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
March 31 | FP-Off Campus

Are We There Yet? Explore the Valley of Coal in Glen Carbon

Spend a day getting to know the village of Glen Carbon. You’ll start with a visit to the 100-year-old brick school that now houses Heritage Museum and Old City Hall/Fire House. From there, you’ll explore vibrant exhibits and learn how the Madison Coal Corporation impacted the community with its company town approach to mining. After enjoying a catered lunch by Wooden Nickel Pub and Grill, you’ll experience the history and lingering wood smoke smells of Yanda Log Cabin, which served as home to a blacksmith family with 10 children. Delight in a guided driving tour of Glen Carbon including the site of the former Acme schoolhouse, Glen Carbon covered bridge and doughboy statue. Before heading home, we’ll stop at Bobby’s Frozen Custard, home of the famous turtle sundae, to appreciate a refreshing treat. Tour includes professional tour guide, motorcoach, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus at the Meramec Campus (7:45 a.m.) on Lot E, or at the Florissant Campus (8:30 a.m.) at top of circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: March 15. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
P02 Tu 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
April 6 | MC-Off Campus

Exploring St. Louis

Discover places you probably haven’t seen before throughout the St. Louis area. While some are historical, others are so new that you may be the first of your friends to visit. Bring a lunch the first day. Come explore with us. Each week is a fun adventure! Walking is involved. First class meeting location will be emailed on April 8. Tour includes tour guide, all fees for attractions and gratuities. Withdrawal deadline for refund: April 1. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-701 | 4 sessions | $76.50 AGE 60+ | $115 REG
P03 Th 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
April 22-May 13 | MC-Off Campus

Are We There Yet? Gorgeous Grafton by Air, Land and Water

Join us as we soar over the Mississippi Bluffs on the brand new Grafton SkyTour to Aerie’s Resort and Winery. The SkyTour is the only combination lift in the Midwest and the second fixed-grip gondola in North America. At the top, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Explore the resort gift shops and stores and grab a drink on the expansive deck and beer garden. Group wine and beer tasting included. Next, enjoy lunch at Pere Marquette State Park Lodge. End the tour relaxing on the Hakuna Matata riverboat for a Mississippi River cruise. Based out of the Grafton Harbor, the Hakuna Matata has upper deck open-air seating and enclosed mid-deck seating. Tour includes professional guide Dea Hoover, motorcoach, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 4/16. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $124 AGE 60+ | $124 REG
P03 Tu 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
May 4 | MC/FV-Off Campus

Meet tour bus at the Meramec campus (9 a.m.) on Lot E, or at the Florissant Valley campus (9:30 a.m.) at top of circular driveway between administration and social sciences buildings. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Are We There Yet? Historic Hermann and Dierberg Farm ft. Amtrak Ride

Ride the rails of Amtrak from Kirkwood, Mo. to Hermann, Mo., and step back in time as you visit Hermann School Museum. Used as an elementary school until 1955, the museum contains a large assortment of memorabilia from the early days of the town. A period-costumed docent will make the experience come to life. Enjoy lunch at Harvest Table followed by Dierberg Farm living history tour. Spend this guided tour learning about the history and the story of the people who lived and worked on the farm. Tour includes the first settlement village, two historic homes, period gardens, and an open-air tram ride around the property. Before heading home, we will be sure to stop by Hermann Wurst Haus for a smoked sausage and bratwurst tasting. Tour includes professional tour guide, motorcoach, Amtrak ticket, all listed attractions, speakers, experiences, inclusive lunch and all gratuities to driver and guide. Meet tour bus on Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Withdrawal deadline for refund: April 12. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $124 AGE 60+ | $124 REG
P04 F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Are We There Yet?
May 7 | MC-Off Campus

Walking Tour: Central West End

Recently listed by U.S. News and World Report Travel as third in their list of “Best Things To Do in St. Louis,” Cathedral Basilica is our first stop on a walking tour along Taylor Ave. from Lindell Blvd. to McPherson Ave. It is a path members of the Women’s Suffrage Movement took on their way to the Wednesday Club, passing the private streets and early homes of several literary greats. Two of Theodore Links architectural gems sit across the street from one another. From the Wednesday Club, we’ll venture to Second Presbyterian Church and view its fine collection of Tiffany windows. Meet in the small park in the northwest corner of the Cathedral parking lot (near the large black dome). Park on Taylor, Maryland or in church parking lot. Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $21.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P02 Tu 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
May 11 | FP-Off Campus

We care about your comfort during our tours and trips!

So it’s important you are aware that these outings may require navigation of stairs or uneven surfaces. By nature, walking tours may offer limited access to seating.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity, please contact the Continuing Education Access Office at 314-984-7704 as soon as possible in advance of the program for consideration of your accommodations request. For trips and tours, it is helpful to receive advance notice of up to one month. With less advance notice, it may be difficult to meet needs of interested members.

 

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