Trips & Excursions

Date: Saturday, June 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

This summer, join Politics and Prose's perennial 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 harmonious surroundings of summer and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, June 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Note: New date is Sunday, June 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Join Bruce Beehler, author of Birds of North America: A Photographic Atlas and Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, on a guided bird walk in the heart of Rock Creek Park. This bird walk will encounter an assortment of locally-breeding birds as well as the last of the spring migrants that pass through the D.C. area in May and early June. New date: Sunday, June 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Dates: August 3 - 10, 2024

Tarcutta House surrounded by a brick wall.

Join Politics and Prose for a magical one-week Italian adventure in the Tuscan hills including cooking lessons, area sightseeing and time to relax.

New Date: August 3rd, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will leave from the Conn Ave Store.

See the "Thinker" sculpture in person and van Gogh up close. In the late morning, we will walk through the Rodin garden and see his art on display in the gallery. Then after lunch study color, lines, space and light in the works of Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso at the Barnes Foundation. New Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join author and guide Lauri Williamson to explore the “other” Shaw neighborhood, East Shaw. This is not a tour of Washington’s “Black Broadway,” but a look at the broader Shaw history featured in her new book “111 Places in Black Culture in Washington, DC that you Must Not Miss.” On Saturday, September 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

October 6 – 16, 2024

This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience the renowned beauty of northeastern Italy. There we shall discover its artistic treasures, absorb its dramatic history - from ancient Rome, through the Renaissance and the Baroque, to contemporary Italian chic, experience its people, taste and feel its culture. Join us for this fascinating exploration of the origins and development of one the most beautiful but least touristed regions of Italy. Dates: October 6 – 16, 2024

March 7-13, 2025

An expertly curated opportunity to experience New Mexico through Willa Cather’s eyes. March 7-13, 2025

Trip Dates: April 24 - May 3, 2025

Politics & Prose Invites You to Experience Art, Light and Beauty on the French Azure Coast

Trip Dates: October 20-27, 2025

Join Eric Denker, Ph.D., author, expert in Venetian art, and long a favorite lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, on this exploration of beautiful Venice