ATA Optional Leisure Tours
American Translators Association
40th Annual Conference
Regal Riverfront Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

Wednesday, November 3

Gateway to St. Louis (8 hours). Explore the Cahokia Mounds, the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico. Your tour continues with a stop at Union Station, once the busiest rail terminal in the world. The Grand Hall and Train Shed have been magnificently renovated and are filled with over 80 shops. Continue on to the famous Gateway Arch -- the nation's tallest monument, which commemorates the gateway to the west for thousands of 19th-century pioneers. ($32 per person includes transportation and guide.) Lunch on your own.

Thursday, November 4

St. Louis Churches Tour (4 hours). Early St. Louis settlers, arriving from various walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, settled in different sections of the Gateway City and created some of the most fascinating and beautiful churches for many generations to follow. Your tour begins at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi. Next, visit Soulard, a neighborhood which boasts several magnificent churches. See St. Peter and Paul, an enormous edifice built in 1873. Lunch will be at the 9th Street Abbey, formerly a church dating circa 1850. ($33 per person includes transportation, guide, and lunch.)

Friday, November 5

A Museum, Mansion, and More! (4 hours). This tour will familiarize you with the rich history of St. Louis. Includes Cahokia Mounds, Laclede's Landing, the Riverfront and Gateway Arch. The first stop is the Cupples House built in 1889. Cupples House's lavish interior includes fine examples of Tiffany stained glass. On to the St. Louis Cathedral, built in 1907, this basilica, has the largest collection of mosaics in the world in over 8,000 breathtaking colors. Tour Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair, is the third largest city park in the country. This tour also includes an introductory tour of St Louis Art Museum. ($22 per person includes transportation, guide, Cupples House admission, and guide.) Lunch on your own.

Saturday, November 6

St. Louis Grand Tour (5 hours). Trace the history of St. Louis beginning with the city's original settlement, Laclede's Landing, now a nine-block historic district. Visit the famous Gateway Arch and take the Tram to the Observation Deck for the 30-mile panoramic view. Travel past the Old Cathedral, Busch Stadium, and the National Bowling Hall of Fame en route to Union Station, once the busiest rail terminal in the world. Tour the St. Louis Cathedral, with the largest collection of mosaics in the world. Pass the historic Central West End and Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair. ($24 per person includes transportation and guide.) Lunch on your own.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Forest Park (6 hours). "Meet Me in St. Louis" at Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair, the St. Louis Zoo, and St. Louis Art Museum, among other attractions. Tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the world's largest brewer, known for its world famous Clydesdales. After the tour sample the family of Busch products. ($18 per person includes transportation and guide.) Lunch on your own.

Complete the ATA Leisure Tours Registration Form to register.

 

 

For more information, contact ATA,
phone: (703) 683-6100; fax: (703) 683-6122;
or e-mail: conference@atanet.org.