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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.

 



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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2020 BUS TOURS/DAY TRIPS

All tours include transportation, lunch, donations, gratuities and admissions, unless otherwise noted. Additional information about the 2020 bus tour/day trip schedule will be published soon.

 

PERE MARQUETTE AND EAGLES

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 • $79 *

 

Pere Marquette - 2017 Bus Tour 

 

Spend the day exploring the Great River Road, designated as one of the top U.S. Scenic Byways. Admire and discuss the Melvin Price Locks and Dam on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, where white pelicans and trumpeter swans wintering near the dam find fishing to be easy. Stop at the Audubon Visitors Center and use telescopes to watch eagles and other waterfowl. Cross the 4,600-foot Clark Bridge into Illinois and visit the charming river towns of Elsah and Grafton along the Great River Road, stopping to view eagles as they are spotted in their winter hunting grounds. Warm up at the lodge and conference center at Pere Marquette State Park and enjoy an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner as you overlook the Illinois River. Be sure to bring binoculars for this tour!

 


ST. LOUIS STEEPLECHASE TOUR

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 • $77 **


FULTON, MO: WINSTON CHURCHILL AND AUTO WORLD

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 • $96 ****


IL AMISH: QUILTFEST AND MORE

Saturday, April 25, 2020 • $106 ***


HISTORIC NEW HARMONY, IND.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 • $109 ****


IN THE ARMY NOW

Thursday, June 25, 2020 • $78 **


ARROW ROCK AND THE LYCECUM THEATRE

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • $123 ***


ST. LOUIS HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 • $87 ****


HISTORIC WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOMES

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 • $99 ****


TOUCHSTONES TO OUR PAST

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 • $75 **


KIMMSWICK HOLIDAY SHOPPING/ANHEUSER MANSION

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 • $88 ****


TREE-MENDOUS ST. LOUIS HOLLY-DAY TRIP

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 • $82 **** 


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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