Trips & Excursions

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.


Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

No other city is as associated with George Washington as Alexandria, and Washington considered it his hometown. He surveyed Alexandria's streets in 1749 as a seventeen-year old, and his public memorial services were held there fifty years later after his death. This one-mile, 2.5 hour walking tour of Old Town explores historic churches, houses, taverns, breweries, the waterfront, and other sites associated with the founding father - nineteen sites in all.

August 25 to 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.

Mon., September 3 to Fri., September 7

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.

January 28 through February 3, 2019

Politics & Prose invites you to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Cape Town, South Africa, often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Saturday, September, 15, 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.