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Tours and Trips

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ 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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314-984-7777

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Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial

Enjoy a guided tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery, highlighting the resting place of some of St. Louis’s most important historical figures. Lunch is included at Lombardo’s downtown. Then, enjoy a ride on The Wheel at Union Station. Finally, venture on to the Eugene Field House Museum and see the Special Bicentennial Quilt, featuring squares created by quilters across the state in celebration of Missouri’s 200th Birthday. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 8/27.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F06 F 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Sept. 10 | FV-Off Campus
F11 F 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Sept. 10 | MC-Off Campus

Spirit of Peoria Lunch Cruise

Tour the Melvin Price Lock and Dam system and a visit to the National Great Rivers Museum. Enjoy lunch aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat while you cruise along the Mississippi River. Lunch is included. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/8.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F12 W 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Sept. 22 | 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. Each week is a fun adventure! Walking is involved. Bring a lunch the first day. Tour includes tour guide, all fees for attractions and gratuities. Students must provide their own transportation.*
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $76.50 AGE 60+ | $115 REG
F01 F 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Oct. 1-22 | TBA

Haunted Alton and Cruise

Enjoy a morning haunted sightseeing cruise aboard the Hakuna Matata. Enjoy lunch at Castelli’s Moonlight, famous for their Talk-n-Chic fried chicken. Adventure on a Haunted Alton tour with a local guide, which includes a visit to Smallpox Island and a tour at the McPike Mansion. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/17.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $80.50 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F07 F 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 1 | MC-Off Campus
F08 F 9:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 1 | FV-Off Campus

Mid-Century Modern St. Louis

Post-World War II St. Louis became a leader in modernistic architecture. See a selection of these buildings, from family homes in Crestwood to well-known commercial structures, and learn about their famous architects. Lunch is on your own at the fast food “Flying Saucer” building on Grand Ave. Because of uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, this will mainly be a driving tour and lecture by a well-known architect, but hopefully interior access will be available to several buildings. The tour includes the bus, architects talk, gratuities and admissions. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/23.*
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $94.50 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F06 Th 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Oct. 7 | MC-Off Campus

Taste of St. Louis

St. Louis’ favorite foods may be a dietician’s dilemma. Take a trip around St. Louis, tasting the foods unique or invented in our area. We do not stop for lunch, but rather nibble all day, starting with coffee cake and ending with dessert in various locations around town significant to the food's origin. If you wish to make purchases to bring home, please bring a bag to keep them in. The tour includes bus, food tastings and gratuities. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 9/29.*
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $86.50 AGE 60+ | $115 REG
F08 W 9 a.m. -3 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Oct. 13 | MC-Off Campus

Alton Historic Homes and Arts Tour

Enjoy a driving tour with a local guide to see the “kit homes” — homes shipped to individuals with assembly instructions to build! Alton is home to more than 40 kit homes today. Plus, visit the Jacoby Arts Center and see a live art demo, enjoy lunch at Josephine’s Tea Room and take a tour of Beall Mansion! Withdrawal deadline for refund: 10/11.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $119 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F03 M 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 25 | FV-Off Campus
F04 M 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Oct. 25 | MC-Off Campus

Favorite Haunts: St. Charles and North County

Hop on your broomstick (a nice bus) and explore the ghostly tales of St. Charles and a bit of North St. Louis county. Our first stop will be the Payne-Gentry house in North County, home to many unusual spirits and stories. Then, you’ll move on to Main Street St. Charles, where it seems ghosts lurk behind every facade. Lunch will take place in a haunted restaurant. There will be a short time for some looking or shopping on Main Street, or to sit and watch the river roll by before heading to a group of Linden trees to learn another story. The tour includes the bus, lunch, admissions and gratuities. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 10/13.*
TRIP-701 | 1 session | $98.50 AGE 60+ | $119 REG
F07 W 9 a.m. -3 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Oct. 27 | MC-Off Campus

Beautiful Belleville

Enjoy a walking tour of historical Belleville, highlighting the town’s famous German heritage. Plus, visit the Labor & Industry Museum and a tour of the Cathedral of St. Peter. Please note, the tour of Belleville is an approximately 1.5 mile walking tour at a leisure pace. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 10/22.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $109 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F05 F 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Nov. 5 | FV-Off Campus
F13 F 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Nov. 5 | MC-Off Campus

Country Christmas

Travel back and explore Christmas customs from more than a century ago at the Sappington House and the Hawken House, and learn about their celebrations. Then move on to Kimmswick for an up-to-date lunch at the Blue Owl, followed by a tour of the Anheuser Home and perhaps the Burgess House with a bit of time for last minute shopping. The tour includes guide, homes, lunch transportation and gratuities. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 11/30.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $94 AGE 60+ | $125 REG
F01 Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Dec. 9 | MC-Off Campus

Quincy Christmas

Join a private home tour decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy lunch at Tiramisu, followed by a tour of John Wood Mansion and a visit to the St. Francis Church. End with a take-home treat from Underbrink’s Bakery. Lunch included. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 11/30.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $129 AGE 60+ | $129 REG
F09 Tu 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | AWTY? Dea Hoover
Dec. 14 | MC-Off Campus

Victorian Holiday

Travel back to the late 1800s with a refreshed and updated traditional Victorian holiday tour. Start with coffee and scones at Campbell House, one of the best examples of Victorian style in the U.S. Then venture to the Old Court House for a holiday concert. Enjoy high tea at the Missouri Athletic Club, home of an ever-changing gingerbread village. Lastly, travel to the historic Samuel Cupples house, a magnificent Renaissance building, for a bite of chocolate. Both houses have second floors that contain steep steps. Fee covers transportation, food, admissions and gratuities. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 12/1.*
TRIP-702 | 1 session | $97.50 AGE 60+ | $129 REG
F02 W 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Joan Huisinga
Dec. 15 | MC-Off Campus

 

* Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed before departure.

For FV-Off Campus tours, meet the tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between Administration and Social Sciences Buildings.
For MC-Off Campus tours, meet the tour bus in Lot E on NW side of Meramec campus. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for all tours and trips.

We care about your comfort during our tours and trips!

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 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 the needs of interested members.


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