September 19-23, 2016
Join us as we explore the history and culture of the "Gateway City" with period homes, Civil War sites, architecture, gardens, and more!
Day 1: Welcome to St. Louis
We'll settle into our hotel, meet our guide, and then take in the Italian culinary culture of St. Louis.
Day 2: Narrated City Tour and the Blues Highway
For the first half of the day, we'll visit the Missouri Civil War Museum and hear from a guest speaker about the role of Missouri in the Civil War. Then, we're off to see the Budweiser Clydesdales, explore Forest Park, and tour the Cathedral Basilica. For dinner, we'll eat at a southern-style restaurant that pays tribute to the "Blues Highway."
Day 3: Historic Homes of St. Louis
This will be a day of amazing architecture, including the Campbell House Museum, the City Hall of University City, and the estate of the founder of the Quick Meal & Magic Chef Stove Company. We'll also stroll the historic Delmar Loop and experience the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Day 4: History and Gardens
Three major sites will make for a very full fourth day: the Missouri History Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, and brand-new National Blues Museum. We'll wrap up the day with dinner high atop the Metropolitan Square building.
Day 5: Farewell St. Louis
We'll head for home on the fifth day.
This five-day, four-night trip includes deluxe motor coach with baggage handling and bus driver and tour gratuities, accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Airport, a professional St. Louis tour guide, 10 meals, and all admissions and attractions. The double occupancy cost will be $995 for members and $1,095 for nonmembers.
Click here for a brochure with registration information.