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The Cultural Arts Centre offers a variety of bus tours/day trips throughout the year. Escorted trips include motorcoach transportation, and admission to the scheduled activities. Meals are also included with planned stops at restaurants unless otherwise stated. Most tours are narrated.  

 

All tours are guided by Linda Koenig and meet in the west parking lot at City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd. See below for a list of upcoming motorcoach tours that the Cultural Arts Centre has scheduled. For more information on current tours, call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624.

 

CLICK HERE for a PDF download for 2019 Bus Tours/Day Trips.

CLICK HERE to register today for a Bus Tour/Day Trip today! Or, you may call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.


2019 BUS TOURS/DAY TRIPS 

All tours include transportation, lunch, donations, gratuities and admissions unless otherwise noted. 


  

WALKING LEVEL: The stars shown indicate how much walking is involved with each trip.

     *  Little walking. Mostly on the bus or sitting.
   **  Some walking.
  *** Quite a bit of walking, but mostly at your leisure.
**** Mostly walking.

 



THE KOSHER KONNECTION 

Thursday, Aug. 15 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • $78 •

 

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT! 

 

Take a special guided tour of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, including a film viewing of Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig, who talks about his family’s experiences in Poland during World War II.

 

Learn about the concept of "kosher,” and shop at a whole market full of kosher products and delicious baked goods at Kohn's Deli and Kosher Meat Market. While you’re there, enjoy a traditional kosher lunch complete with matzo ball soup, knish, and a choice of corned beef, pastrami, turkey or roast beef sandwich. Visit Temple Israel for a tour of the synagogue and learn about rabbis and the Torah Scrolls. Visit the smallest Jewish Cemetery in the U.S., Ohave Shalom, where only Holocaust survivors are buried and see the inspiring monument there to honor all victims of the Holocaust.

 

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HISTORIC CAHOKIA & CAHOKIA MOUNDS 

Wednesday, Sept. 18 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • $87 • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER *** 

  

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Take a guided tour of the Cahokia Courthouse, the site of legal hearings, postal services, and other governmental activities when Lewis and Clark were in the area. Next, visit the 1799 Holy Family Church and Museum, one of only two vertical timber churches in North America, then tour the 1810 Jarrot Mansion, the oldest brick home in the state of Illinois.

 

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Shrine Restaurant at Our Lady of the Snows, which will include soups, Shrine salad, cold cuts and croissants, fruit salad, breads and beverages. Take a driving tour of the grounds after lunch. Visit Cahokia Mounds, once the center of the largest civilization ever in North America until the late 1700s and one of only 22 United Nations World Heritage sites in America. The Mississippian Culture, peaking around the year 1200, built nearly 140 mounds on this site, of which only 63 remain, including the 100-foot-tall Monks' Mound. Visit the excellent interpretive center there and stroll among some of the mounds.

 

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ANGELS & DEMONS 

Tuesday, Oct. 22 • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • $84 •

 

Bellefontaine Cemetery-Services

 

 

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

 

If you don't think St. Louis has its fair share of angels and demons, then join this tour to hear stories of hauntings, unusual happenings, miracles and even a real-life exorcism that happened right here in St. Louis. Explore the history of some superstitions, familiar sayings and customs on this supernatural tour. Stops will be at the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the College Church, the famous Pink Sisters and Bellefontaine Cemetery. Enjoy lunch at the Bissell Mansion.

 

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ST. LOUIS ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES 

Thursday, Nov. 14 • 9:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m. • $99 • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER **** 

  

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Central Library in downtown St. Louis

 

You will be sure to enjoy your visit to one of St. Louis' longtime landmarks and architectural treasures, the Fox Theatre, which hosts over 200 performances and special events each year. Also known as the "Fabulous Fox," it opened in 1929 as a movie theater, then closed in 1978. It was privately purchased in 1981, completely restored and reopened in 1982. The restoration of the Fox was recognized by the National Trust of Historic Preservation with a National Trust Honor Award in 1983.

 

Enjoy a delicious cafeteria-style, home-cooked lunch at the very popular and plentiful Sweetie Pie's Restaurant in the Grand Avenue Theatre District. Tour St. Louis Public Library’s marvelously-renovated, state-of-the-art Central Library in downtown St. Louis, a historic treasure designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and built in 1912. Last, visit the newly restored Soldiers' Memorial and Military Museum, which was dedicated by President Roosevelt in 1936 and honors the St. Louis soldiers who were killed in World War I.

 

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HERMANN GERMAN HOLIDAY 

Friday, Dec. 13 • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • $89 •

 

Hermann German Holiday Tour-Carolers Hermann German Holiday Tour

 

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

 

Travel to the wonderful village of Hermann, Mo., to enjoy some good, old German gemutlichkeit ("pleasant atmosphere"). First up, sample and shop for hickory smoked ham, bacon, turkey and more than 30 varieties of award-winning sausages and brats at the nationally-famous Swiss Meat and Sausage Company in Swiss, Mo.

 

Enjoy a traditional German schnitzel dinner in the Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery, followed by a tour of their unparalleled wine cellars and a formal tasting of the winery's award-winning wines. Don’t worry, there will be time for shopping here, too—head downtown to visit and shop the festive Hermann Kristkindlmarkt, as well as the quaint little shops for holiday gifts.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION on current tours, call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624. TO REGISTER, call 636-939-2386, ext. 1400, or go online to Rec-Connect
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