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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.

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 and stay for at least two-nights at a Historic Hotels of America hotel.*

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Featured Great Experiences & Tours

Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise Aboard American Glory
October 25-31, 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.

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.

The French Canadian Maritimes & North Atlantic Journey - Aboard MS Saint Laurent with Dan Rather
May 30 - June 8, 2015

Set sail from Montréal to Portland, Maine, on a 10-day coastal expedition cruise to natural and historic jewels of Canada & New England aboard the MS Saint Laurent with Dan Rather. Explore natural wonders, including Acadia National Park, the reversing rapids in Saint John on the Bay of Fundy, a double-decker bus tour in Nova Scotia, charming Prince Edward Island, the Gaspé Peninsula, and a funicular ride in Québec City. Learn More.

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.

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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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Amazon Voyage aboard La Estrella Amazonica
Multiple Departure Dates

GAET_Exotic_Amazon.jpg 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.

Chicago: Epicenter of American Architecture
May 24-29, 2015

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.

Cruising the Baltic Sea Aboard Le Boréal
June 4-13, 2015

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.

*Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through 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, 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 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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