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TRIP:702 Cruise Tour: Hakuna Matata (FV)06/25-06/25  

Your early morning start at the Audubon Center at Riverlands will begin your connection to the beauty of the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers confluence. Then, from the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, you can see downtown St. Louis 19 miles away. We'll stop for a guided tour of the National Great Rivers Museum/Melvin Price Locks & Dam. Lunch at Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant (opened in 1937) for a family-style meal that will include their trademarked, secret recipe fried chicken. The highlight of the afternoon will be a riverboat cruise with 360 degree views of river, bluffs, islands and historical points of interest. Trip includes tour guide, tours, transportation, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Must be able to lift leg 12-inches to board boat. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/18. Cost for adults 60 and over $80.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60061
  • Meeting Dates= 06/25-06/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 85.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Cruise Tour: Hakuna Matata (MC)06/25-06/25  

Your early morning start at the Audubon Center at Riverlands will begin your connection to the beauty of the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers confluence. Then, from the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, you can see downtown St. Louis 19 miles away. We'll stop for a guided tour of the National Great Rivers Museum/Melvin Price Locks & Dam. Lunch at Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant (opened in 1937) for a family-style meal that will include their trademarked, secret recipe fried chicken. The highlight of the afternoon will be a riverboat cruise with 360 degree views of river, bluffs, islands and historical points of interest. Trip includes tour guide, tours, transportation, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Must be able to lift leg 12-inches to board boat. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/18. Cost for adults 60 and over $80.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60060
  • Meeting Dates= 06/25-06/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 85.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Family Adventure Tour - Daniel Boone Village07/21-07/21  

Grandparents, grandchildren or parents: Spend an exciting day at historic Daniel Boone Village this summer with the special child or children in your life. Specially designed programs will include participating in fun pioneer lifestyle activities in the Village and touring the Daniel Boone Home. This is an expanded program beyond their regular tours. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks. Additional water and soda is available for purchase at the Village but there is no food. An adult must accompany every two children but extra adults are welcome. Minimum age 7. Trip includes bus, admissions (there are no child discounts at the Village), activities and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 7/2. Cost for adults 60 and over $48.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60492
  • Meeting Dates= 07/21-07/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 59.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
TRIP:702 Historic Route 66 (Tour #1): Cuba, MO to Waynesville, MO06/03-06/03  

Join us for a narrated tour (with stops) along a portion of Route 66 (the Mother Road) in Missouri. Highlights will include lunch at the iconic Elbow Inn, old ruins of days-gone-by and a dead-end (almost ghost!) town, a resort that hosted Mae West, the Trail of Tears, the finest pie in Missouri, scenic camera-ready overlook, some of the oldest (still operating) businesses on the route, the World's Largest Rocking Chair and Route 66 murals. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, BBQ lunch with the fixin's, a slice of take-home pie and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Doug Schneider. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/13. Cost for adults 60 and over $79.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60148
  • Meeting Dates= 06/03-06/03
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Historic Route 66 (Tour #2): Kirkwood, MO to Cuba, MO06/10-06/10  

Take a bus ride on the Mother Road. We'll visit buildings unchanged since the heyday of Route 66, as well as repurposed Route 66 buildings and abandoned Route 66 buildings. Learn the role of the National Park Service in preserving this historic road. We'll see tourist traps, petroliana, open mines, a haunted truck stop. Meet people who rehabbed a Route 66 building in Cuba. Lunch will be BBQ with cobbler and you will get a Route 66 candy bar to take home. Tour includes transportation and tour guide, lunch, dessert and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Doug Schneider. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/20. Cost for adults 60 and over $79.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60149
  • Meeting Dates= 06/10-06/10
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Land of Lincoln (Amtrak)08/08-08/08  

Visit the Lincoln Presidential Museum detailing the life of our nation's 16th president, from his humble beginnings to his lasting achievement. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Arlington's before a tour of the old State Capitol followed by a stop at Lincoln's final resting place to learn about the precautions taken at the Lincoln Tomb to thwart grave robbers. Then, ride the Amtrak train from Springfield, IL back to the downtown station. Your coach will be there to pick you up and return you to Meramec. Trip includes guided tour, transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Must be able to lift leg 12 inches to board Amtrak train. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 7/1. Cost for adults 60 and over $94.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60177
  • Meeting Dates= 08/08-08/08
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Mississippi River Bluff Paddlewheel Sightseeing & Lunch Cruise (FV)08/26-08/26  

All aboard for a fun daytime excursion to Grafton, Illinois. We'll take a coach to Grafton, cruise the Mississippi River on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat for a 2-hour sightseeing cruise and delicious lunch on board. You'll enjoy watching the boat's paddlewheel churning through the water and listening to music. There will be time to browse in the unique shops in Grafton prior to the cruise. Tour includes transportation, escort, cruise, lunch tickets, tax and gratuities. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Tour guide is Cindy Fricke. Refund/withdrawal deadline: 7/24. Cost for adults 60 and over $84.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60116
  • Meeting Dates= 08/26-08/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Mississippi River Bluff Paddlewheel Sightseeing & Lunch Cruise (MC)08/26-08/26  

All aboard for a fun daytime excursion to Grafton, Illinois. We'll take a coach to Grafton, cruise the Mississippi River on the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat for a 2-hour sightseeing cruise and delicious lunch on board. You'll enjoy watching the boat's paddlewheel churning through the water and listening to music. There will be time to browse in the unique shops in Grafton prior to the cruise. Tour includes transportation, escort, cruise, lunch tickets, tax and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Cindy Fricke. Refund/withdrawal deadline: 7/24. Cost for adults 60 and over $84.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60115
  • Meeting Dates= 08/26-08/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 89.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Quincy, IL: See the Unexpected! (FV)07/10-07/10  

We’ll arrive at Underbrink’s Bakery for a behind the scenes tour and to enjoy a sweet tray of their tasty treats. This authentic German Bakery has been open since 1929. You’ll also explore stunning interior murals of nearby St. Francis Catholic Church built in 1884) as well as their extensive Gothic Revival style white marble adornments. Next is a narrated architectural tour of this river city. Styles range from an authentic Mediterranean villa built on the Mississippi bluffs in 1900, majestic mansions on Maine Street, to the humble shotgun houses in the city’s German District, Calftown. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch at The Pier, cantilevered over the Mississippi. There will be a visit to Villa Kathrine, the Mediterranean castle overlooking the Mississippi built in1900, plus a tour of two private homes in Quincy’s renowned East End Historic District. Trip includes guided tour, transportation, lunch, admissions, tastings and gratuities. Meet tour bus at the top of the circular driveway between the Administration and Social Science buildings at the Florissant Valley campus. Field trip release form required. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/10. Cost for adults 60 and over $80.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60179
  • Meeting Dates= 07/10-07/10
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:40 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 85.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Quincy, IL: See the Unexpected! (MC)07/10-07/10  

We'll arrive at Underbrink's Bakery for a behind the scenes tour and to enjoy a sweet tray of their tasty treats. This authentic German Bakery has been open since 1929. You'll also explore stunning interior murals of nearby St. Francis Catholic Church built in 1884) as well as their extensive Gothic Revival style white marble adornments. Next is a narrated architectural tour of this river city. Styles range from an authentic Mediterranean villa built on the Mississippi bluffs in 1900, majestic mansions on Maine Street, to the humble shotgun houses in the city's German District, Calftown. You'll enjoy a buffet lunch at The Pier, cantilevered over the Mississippi. There will be a visit to Villa Kathrine, the Mediterranean castle overlooking the Mississippi built in1900, plus a tour of two private homes in Quincy's renowned East End Historic District. Trip includes guided tour, transportation, lunch, admissions, tastings and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Field trip release form required. Tour guide is Dea Hoover. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 6/10. Cost for adults 60 and over $80.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60178
  • Meeting Dates= 07/10-07/10
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 85.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
TRIP:701 Re-live the 1904 World's Fair06/06-06/06  

Join us for an illustrated, narrated tour of the actual fair grounds of the 1904 World's Fair in and around Forest Park. Travel back in time through a narrated 3-D stereoscopic slide presentation, then travel to the sites of the marvels you've just seen. Fee includes a light lunch of foods made famous at the fair and print materials (including maps). Special 3-D glasses are supplied. Some walking required. Provide own transportation for the tour. Rain date: 7/11. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60062
  • Meeting Dates= 06/06-06/06
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 115
  • Instructor= Charles Koehler
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777
 
  What's New in St. Lou?06/18-06/18  

Construction cranes in the sky, new buildings popping up, others being redone. Come along with us to see the newest and the latest trends in St. Louis. New museums, a candy factory, new stores, restaurants are all among the possibilities for our tour. You'll be surprised and pleased with Joan's selections. Trip includes tour, transportation, lunch and gratuities. Meet tour bus in Lot E on NW side of the Meramec campus. Tour guide is Joan Huisinga. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 5/28. Cost for adults 60 and over $49.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60253
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Off Campus (CE) 
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 59.00
Call
314-984-7777