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Great Experiences & Tours™ by Historic Hotels of America offers educational and engaging tours operated by the National Trust Tours to promote enriching experiences and explore the rich cultures of the world, focusing on the art and architecture that has shaped each community. For over forty years, National Trust Tours has been offering inspiring programs that uncover the traditions and unique elements of each culture through thoughtfully-planned expeditions, stimulating lectures and guidance led by expert historians and naturalists, and engaging discourse with the local communities. Select from a variety of Great Experiences & Tours and enjoy a trip of a lifetime.

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Mention Historic Hotels of America when booking your tour and receive three $100 gift certificates, each good toward a $100 refund when you book through HistoricHotels.org and stay for at least two-nights at a Historic Hotels of America hotel.*

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To book a journey, please contact our tour VIP desk by calling +1 202 772 8000 or emailing scalhoun@historichotels.org.

Featured Great Experiences & Tours

Downton Abbey & the Magnificent Stately Residences of the Cheshire Nobility
August 29 - September 5, 2015


Explore the lavish stately homes set in the picturesque, rural county of Cheshire, England, discovering Gillows furniture and treasured art collections amassed by its noble families across the centuries. In addition, uncover the romantic Capability Brown landscapes that surround some of these magnificent residences and explore Highclere Castle, the residence of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and filming location for the acclaimed Downton Abbey television series. Learn More.
Piedmonte to Portofino Walking
September 13 - September 28, 2015 |
September 28 - October 3, 2015

Piedmonte to Portofino Walking Piemonte, a gourmand’s paradise, and Portofino, the crown jewel of the Ligurian coast, provide an ideal combination of earthly goodness and glamour that encapsulates Italy. Travel by boat out of the Bay of Dolphins to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. Walk among villas to the fishing village of Camogli. Take part in a hands-on cooking lesson in Barolo. Learn More.
The French Canadian Maritimes & Historic North Atlantic Coast: Montréal to Portland Aboard Saint Laurent
October 25 - October 30, 2015


The French Canadian Maritimes & Historic North Atlantic Set sail from Montréal, Quebec, on a 10-day coastal expedition cruise to natural and historic jewels of Canada and New England, including a funicular ride in Québec City, the Gaspé Peninsula, charming Prince Edward Island, a double-decker bus tour in Nova Scotia, the reversing rapids in Saint John in the Bay of Fundy and Acadia National Park. Two-for-one pricing promotion. Learn More
Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard American Glory
October 25 - October 31, 2015


See the best of the Hudson River Valley in the company of an architectural historian and when fall colors are at their peak. Specially-arranged tours include Eleanor Roosevelt's home—Val-Kill, the United States Military Academy at West Point and National Trust Historic Sites Lyndhurst and Kykuit. Book now to save $200 per person. Learn More.
Historic North Atlantic & Coastal New England Aboard M.S. Saint Laurent
October 30 - November 11, 2015


Take advantage of 2-for-1 savings on a cruise aboard the M.S. Saint Laurent along North America’s east coast. Set sail from Portland, Maine, to Nassau, Bahamas, to tour gilded mansions, early English settlements, heroic battleships, southern plantations and beautifully-preserved Victorian towns. Sip from the fountain of youth, shop haute couture boutiques and soak up island sunshine. Learn More.
Natural Splendors of the Caribbean Aboard M.S. Saint Laurent
November 11 - November 20, 2015


Natural Splendors of the Caribbean Aboard M.S. Saint Laurent Cruise from Nassau, Bahamas through the southern Caribbean. Explore the coral reefs of Grand Turk, the pristine parklands of Saint John and the tiny island of Nevis. See Bequia’s historic whaling village, turtle sanctuary and Moonhole preserve. Meander through a spice garden in Grenada. Explore the
lush rainforests of Dominica and see Trafalgar Falls. Learn More
Authentic Hawaii
November 16-21, 2015


Join a true insiders tour on Hawaii’s Big Island featuring an exclusive stay at a private Victorian mansion located on Reed's Island in historic Hilo. Say aloha to historic museums, magical waterfalls, and galleries and uncover the area’s rich heritage. This charming coastal city by the bay is known for its friendliness and diversity of residents. Combine 130 inches of rain annually, rejuvenating sunshine, and rich volcanic soil and you have the makings of a tropical wonderland. Limited to just 14 guests! Learn More.
Vietnam Biking
January 6 - January 14, 2016 | January 31 - February 8, 2016 | February 27 - March 6, 2016 | March 9 - March 17, 2016 | October 28 - November 5, 2015 | November 10 - November 18, 2016


Vietnam Biking Experience Vietnam’s contrast of distinct cultures. Bike in the backstreets near the Citadel and dine in a private home with royal descendants. Take a private speedboat along the Saigon River and explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Taste Vietnam’s best fusion cuisine. Visit the Forbidden City and cycle to Da Nang, passing rice paddies and war memorials. Learn More
Provence Walking
May 22 - May 27, 2016 | June 19 - June 23, 2016 | September 11 - September 16, 2016 | September 25 - September 30, 2016 | October 2 - October 7, 2016


Provence Walking With dramatic rolling hills dotted with small villages as our backdrop, this Provence luxury travel experience takes you deep into the heart of Provençal life through its people, food and wine. Walk through vineyards and forest groves to the villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste; learn how to play Pétanque; and take a guided walk through van Gogh’s footsteps. Learn More
Hidden Gardens & Historic Houses of London
August 29 - September 4, 2106

Hidden Gardens & Historic Houses of London Hidden and little-known gems are nestled amidst the bustling streets of London. From stately places and quirky homes to tranquil gardens, uncover the history of London through this eclectic mix of properties and green spaces, each with a story to tell. Highlights include refreshments at Kensington Roof Gardens and a themed evening talk by a guest speaker. Learn More
Aristocrats & Manor Houses & Grand Tour of the North
August 31 - September 9, 2106


Aristocrats & Manor Houses & Grand Tour of the North Explore the architectural grandeur and superb collections of some of Britain’s finest estates, some still family homes. Discover how these dramatic properties and their society stories have inspired literature through the centuries as we travel from the Home Counties up to the rugged landscapes of the north. Among the highlights is a visit to Highclere Castle, filming location for the much loved Downton Abbey series. Learn More
Cuba 360° Inaugural Cruises
Tour Dates Coming Soon


Cuba 360 degree Cruises Board the well-appointed, 210-guest M.S. Saint Laurent to witness the colorful mosaic of Cuba on a 10-day commemorative cruise that circumnavigates the island. Sail from Miami for port calls in vibrant Havana; the verdant Viñales Valley; Maria la Gorda, an underwater paradise; the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos; French-influenced Santiago de Cuba; Alejandro de Humboldt National Park; and charming Gibara la Blanca, “the white town.” Multiple group and individual departures will sell out. The 15 departures dates will be available to choose from starting February 2016.



More Great Experiences & Tours

American Queen Steamboat
Multiple Departure Dates


American_Queen_Steamboat_Search.jpg Explore the diverse American landscape along mighty rivers with the American Queen steamboat. This elegant experience affords the opulence of the American Victorian era, reminiscent of a time of leisurely and romantic travel.
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American Empress
Multiple Departure Dates


American_Empress_Search.jpg Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress where voyages between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA will reveal soaring mountains, charming river towns, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit.
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*Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through HistoricHotels.org following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on HistoricHotels.org, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through HistoricHotels.org and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.


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