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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.

Special Offer!
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 at +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org.

Great Experiences & Tours

American Queen Steamboat
Multiple Departure Dates


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


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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Amazon Voyage aboard La Estrella Amazonica
Multiple Departure Dates


Uncover one of the world's most exotic natural landscapes—the vast and mysterious Amazon, the world's second longest river—aboard La Estrella Amazonica for a ten-day expedition accompanied by expert naturalist guides. This experience will explore the upper Amazon's lush rainforest wildlife, including pink river dolphins and capuchin monkeys, visit the remote indigenous villages of the Ribereño people, and tour Peru's historic capital, Lima, and its distinguished architecture. Learn More.

Cuba: Its Culture & Its People
February 1-8, 2014


Experience Cuba’s world-class architecture and culture with guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Old Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, and through engaging discussions and meaningful interactions with integral members of the community. Travelers will visit the fishing village of Cojimar, where Ernest Hemingway was inspired to write The Old Man and the Sea, explore the vibrant art scene, and discuss the island's preservation efforts. Learn More.

Oaxaca, Mexico with Historian Florencio Moreno
January 20-26, 2014


Explore the Spanish Colonial architecture, vibrant countryside villages, and meet with painters, sculptors, and craftspeople of Oaxaca, Mexico. Guided by Oaxaca native, geography scholar, and distinguished historian Florencio L. Moreno, this expedition uncovers the enchanting art and craftwork community, gracious local culture, and treasured traditions of this 16th century, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn More.

Modern Miami and Beyond
February 9–13, 2014


Discover South Florida's colorful art and architectural masterpieces with exclusive access and tours of the region's finest landmarks, including the historic Art Deco District, vibrant Little Havana, the iconic Vizcaya museum and gardens, and the homes and private collections of prominent artists. Guided by preservation advocate and architectural expert John Meffert, this expedition uncovers the unique creative pleasures of Miami and beyond. Learn More.

Charleston: An Insider's View
March 31 - April 4, 2014


Witness the unique antebellum splendors, gracious interiors, lush private gardens, fascinating people, and enduring legacy of South Carolina's oldest town, and second largest city. Led by Charleston-native and historian John Meffert, the five day excursion uncovers the architectural preservation efforts, diverse community, and true Southern hospitality with visits to grand historic residences, dramatic landscape, and tastes of distinct, flavorful cuisine. Learn More.

Japan by Sea: In the Land of the Rising Sun Aboard Caledonian Sky
May 7-20, 2014


Experience dramatic coastlines, sacred temples, celebrated gardens, and cutting-edge architecture of Kyoto, Tokyo, and other vibrant port cities and islands of Japan and South Korea aboard The Caledonian Sky. Travelers will have the chance to meet with the owner of a traditional geisha house, take part in a traditional tea ceremony, and enjoy a performance by the Kodo Drummers on this expedition guided by experts on Japanese culture, religion, and art. Learn More.

St. Petersburg Seminar
May 15-23, 2014


Explore St. Petersburg through Dostoevsky’s eyes with a literary tour, attend the ballet at the Mariinsky Theater and go back stage, view Baroque and Neo-Classical architecture, and become immersed in Russian history and culture during this week-long educational tour that begins each day with an engaging lecture focused on a particular aspect of Peter the Great's monumental city. Learn More.

D-Day: 70th Anniversary of the Allied Landings
May 16-23, 2014 and September 6-13, 2014


Gain the unique perspective of a soldier in June of 1944 with this expedition that explores the historic landmarks that facilitated the Normandy Landings. From crossing the English Channel to surveying multiple communes and beaches, including Utah Beach, Sainte Mère Église, and Arromanches, the tour is led by WWII expert and historian, Frank Whitlock who will provide commentary and guidance to recreate the D-Day experience. Learn More.

Chicago: Epicenter of American Architecture
May 25-30, 2014


A quintessential destination for architecture and art lovers, Chicago is home to the iconic collections from Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and other fine examples of 20th-century architecture. Visitors will also explore the Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing and private collections of decorative arts from the American and English Arts and Crafts movements while staying at the Beaux-Arts marvel, The Palmer House Hilton. Learn More.

Pittsburgh and Fallingwater
June 9-13, 2014


Uncover the architectural treasures of Pittsburgh with strolls through historic Grand Street and visits to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, the preserved Clayton House, and unique buildings at the University of Pittsburgh campus. Experience the city's dramatic skyline atop Mount Washington and discover the heritage and influence of the former Steel Capital with Director of National Trust Tours and veteran preservationist Scott Gerloff. Learn More.

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea Aboard Le Boréal
June 20-29, 2014


Experience the Baltic States and imperial St. Petersburg aboard M.S. Le Boréal and enjoy an exclusive opportunity to meet with former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa, and John Cochran, former White House correspondent. En route to Stockholm, discover Peter the Great's St. Petersburg, the renaissance of Gdańsk, Poland, the medieval charms of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Tallinn, Estonia and Visby, Sweden, and the stunning architecture of Helsinki, Finland. Learn More.

Art and Architecture Along the Coast of Maine Aboard Independence
August 1–9, 2014


Explore Maine's breathtaking coastline aboard the Independence with preservation historian Greg Paxton and uncover its distinct maritime heritage. Cruise through calm waterways that lead to charming ports, including Bar Harbor, home of Acadia National Park and the Rockefeller carriage roads; Castine, rich in Revolutionary War history; Rockland and the Farnsworth Art Museum; and Belfast, featuring Penobscot Marine Museum's collection of 19th century structures. Learn More.

Iceland to Greenland: Voyage to the Arctic Circle Aboard M.S. L'Austral
August 2-14, 2014


Join this rare opportunity to cruise aboard the five-star M.S. L'Austral from Reykjavik, Iceland, along Greenland’s culturally rich western coast and into the rarely-visited Arctic circle where breathtaking fjords, glaciers, and waterways will lead to remote villages and settlements and cover the culture and heritage of the native Inuit people, the history of the first Norse settlers and their traditions, and the diverse ecosystems and marvelous nuances of wildlife found ashore. Learn More.

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia Aboard Tere Moana
August 15-23, 2014


Sail the ancient trade routes of Phoenician, Roman, and Moor mariners, and explore the treasures, including four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, of idyllic seaside cities, towns, and villages en route from Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal. Discover the Pillars of Hercules from Gibraltar’s “Top of the Rock,” the enchanting Balearic Islands: Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, the Alhambra Palace, and Seville's Giralda Tower, lavish Cathedral, and Moorish Alcázar. Learn More.

Noble Bastions in the Rugged North: Edinburgh & Northumberland
September 6-13, 2014


Uncover England and Scotland's history, as this tour focuses on the Anglo-Scottish border relations that beset Scottish royalty with visits to the Queen's the Palace of Holyroodhouse; Stirling Castle; Scone Palace; and the Roman fortification, Hadrian’s Wall. Just ahead of Scotland's Independence referendum, this experience offers an exclusive look into the historic pact between the two British countries before what may be a significant year for the United Kingdom. Learn More.

Oxford & The English Countryside
September 6-14, 2014


Visit England’s storybook Oxfordshire Cotswolds and discover the distinguished countryside with exclusive experiences, including a private lunch with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill at Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, educational lectures at the prestigious Oxford University, and refined accommodations at historic hotels. Learn More.

Paris to Provence: Cruising the Rhône River Aboard Amadeus Symphony
September 8-16, 2014


Aboard M.S. Amadeus Symphony, travel through the River Rhône and River Saône to discover firsthand Town & Country Life® in France, from quintessential Provence and the famous wine regions of Beaujolais and Burgundy to the sophisticated city-life of Paris. This exclusive itinerary explores art, history, and culture, visiting distinctive architecture in the arrondissements, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, medieval castles, ancient Roman monuments, and rolling lavender fields. Learn More.

Artistic Legacies of the Mediterranean Aboard Sea Cloud II
September 12-20, 2014


Explore the Spanish Riviera and Côte d’Azur aboard the exclusively-chartered Sea Cloud II and uncover the diverse landscape and artistic, architectural, and cultural legacies of the Mediterranean coastline, with visits including Gaudi's masterpieces in Barcelona; the stunning Perpignan in Port-Vendres, France; Nice's Matisse Museum; the Musée des Beaux Arts in Marseille; the secluded island of Porquerolles; and the magnificent gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Learn More.

Berlin Reborn - Europe’s Cultural Capital of the 21st Century
September 13-20, 2014


Uncover Berlin's complex history, diverse perspectives, and its amazing transformation since the fall of the Berlin Wall, with visits to iconic landmarks such as Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, and Brandenburg Gate; the restored Desden Castle; enthralling museums housing ancient treasures, including Nefertiti, the Pergamon Altar, and the Ishtar Gate; modern architectural marvels; UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island; and excursions to nearby Postdam and Dresden. Learn More.

Magnificent Mansions & Fine Furnishings in Yorkshire
September 14-22, 2014


Explore the magnificent Yorkshire countryside and uncover beautifully-diverse architecture and furnishings. Experience private tours of England's most elegant homes, including visits to the opulent Elizabethan Burghley House, the imposing 17th century Castle Howard, and the distinguished Harewood House, showcasing Robert Adam interiors, Thomas Chippendale furniture, and an impressive art collection ranging from Renaissance masterpieces to 20th century pieces. Learn More.

Village Life in Dordogne
September 18-26, 2014


Explore France’s picturesque southwestern Dordogne River Valley and uncover the largest concentration of prehistoric art in the world; the medieval, Renaissance, and 17th-century façades in Sarlat-la-Canéda; five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the dramatic cliffside village of Rocamadour, L’Abri du Cap-Blanc, Rouffi gnac Cave, Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac, and the prehistoric troglodyte village of La Madeleine; and the rich culture, food, and rhythms of daily life. Learn More.


*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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