Trips & Excursions

Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m. – around 6 p.m.

Join Politics and Prose and experienced tour guide Ed Moser on a walking tour of D.C.’s Irish-American landmarks and personalities.

Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m. to around 3 p.m.

Join Rick Massimo, author of A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set, for a tour of the neighborhood that was home to the bureaucratic, journalistic, and spy elites of Washington during the Cold War. Discover the house where a tea set was knocked over to stave off an international incident, the restaurant where a Soviet defector escaped through a bathroom, the house Kennedy made his last stop on Inauguration Night, and a whole lot more.

Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the spring bloom and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C., for a walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of the park, where the group will witness Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, trout lilies and other early spring wildflowers of the floodplain forest as well as the miracle of “budbreak” among the park’s venerable trees.

April 15 through 21, 2018

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a delightful week in southern France. We’ll visit sites associated with artists Cézanne and van Gogh and writer Émile Zola, as well as experiencing classic Provençal food, wine, and culture. We’ll settle in for three days in Aix-en-Provence, known for its abundance of beautiful fountains, and then three days in St. Rémy, with side trips to Arles and Les Baux.

Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.

 

Jazz and Prohibition collided in 1920s Washington, and one neighborhood saw it all. We will explore Shaw neighborhood, home to U Street and Washington’s “Black Broadway,” and visit historical and unusual sites that most Washingtonians never see. Led by author Garrett Peck, the walk will be capped by a prohibition-appropriate happy hour, of course.

Saturday, June 9, 1 to 4 p.m.

 

 

Politics and Prose welcomes you on a guided walking tour of Walt Whitman-related sites in the nation’s capital with author Garrett Peck. The tour will reflect on the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as well as on Whitman, the poet laureate of the Civil War, who lived in Washington for ten remarkable years during that tumultuous period.

July 15 through 22, 2018

Politics and Prose invites you to join a group of fellow readers and fans of mystery writer Mark Pryor for an exclusive and affordable week in Paris. You’ll spend time with Mark exploring some of the most memorable scenes associated with Hugo Marston, fictional head of security at the American Embassy. And you’ll also have time to explore some of the small gems of Paris—the lesser-known museums, the spectacular parks, the off-the-beaten-track cafés, the hidden passages that are home to specialty boutiques and other treasures.

 

September 30 through October 5

Join author Phyllis Theroux at The Bishop’s Ranch, which is located in beautiful Sonoma wine country, the perfect place for those seeking quiet, comfort, and the kind of perspective that only gazing at Mount St. Helena from the comforts of a lawn chair can provide. Participants will enjoy daily opportunities to write, read, share experiences, and discuss the virtues and frustrations of journaling, as well as memorable meals, rustic common rooms for work and play, and a small library for browsing.

Saturday, August 25 to Saturday, September 1

One of the many highlights of this trip is the day we spend with Martin at his home, enjoying a lavish lunch while Martin thrills us with his stories about the French Resistance in the area, plus its early history. We’ll visit the magnificent Lascaux IV cave, Josephine Baker’s chateau and much more. Of course we’ll taste Bruno’s favorite wines. Our base for the trip is the historic Sarlat-la-Canéda, plus one night in beautiful Bordeaux. Please note: this trip fills up very quickly.