Trips & Excursions

DATE: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email with any questions.

Flowers and trees

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to visit the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. We will visit the gardens and learn about the plants from guides along the way. DATE: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email with any questions.

Saturday, June 24th 2023, 8 am to 8 pm.

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 verdant summer surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, June 24th 2023, 8 am to 8 pm. 

Meet at the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building  -- Starting Point --  Saturday, June 3rd -- 9:30 a.m.


Capitol Hill was originally going to be the social core of the city, with the capitol building being the focus of a bustling downtown area. Join us as we explore the stories of these iconic buildings.

September 30 to October 9, 2023

Join Politics and Prose instructor, Francis J. Ambrosio, Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown MyDante Project, and Deborah Ross Warin, Director, Renaissance Tours Company, LLC, former Director of Continuing Education and lecturer at Georgetown University, and author of the forthcoming book, Battista Sforza and the Court of Urbino.

October 6-11, 2023

Côte d'Azur trip (October 6-11, 2023) is presently booked. To put your name on the waitlist, please email


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

Mark your calendar!  April 10 – 17, 2024

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Join Politics & Prose on an exploration of this unique part of France, Périgord Nord in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, well known for its food specialties (truffles, walnuts, foie gras) and wines (Bruno loves wine!). A highlight of the trip will be spending time with Martin Walker. We’ll spend one whole day in “St. Denis,” tasting wines at Bruno’s favorite wine shop, and then going on to Martin’s house, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch while Martin pours us some favorite wines and regales us with stories about the region. For updates join our mailing list and email

Mark your calendar! May 19 – May 25, 2024

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Join former Howard University and University of Michigan professor Michele L. Simms-Burton for a lively and spirited tour of Black expatriate writers living and writing in Paris, France. Explore Black Parisian culture, stroll the streets and visit the cafes where these writers once walked and wrote, learn about their conflicts and resolutions, discover why they made a go of it in Paris, and examine why Black creatives once expatriated to Paris and continue to do so.


Mark your calendar! October 6 – October 15, 2024

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Join Eric Denker, Ph.D., author, expert in Venetian art, and a favorite lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, on this exploration of beautiful Venice. Eric will take us to his favorite sites, including the Palazzo Ducale, the Academia art museum, the Scuola Grande San Rocco (where Eric is the first American member), Ca d’Oro historic house, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venetian lagoon.