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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.*

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

Featured Great Experiences & Tours

Village Life in Languedoc
October 7-15, 2017

NTT_villagelifeinlanguedoc.jpg Experience the real South of France during this nine–day itinerary in a historic region of unspoiled landscapes, traditional French villages, lofty Cathar fortresses and lush olive groves and vineyards. Stay in the enchanting 16th–century Château des Ducs de Joyeuse, a historical monument in the Pyrénées. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Cité de Carcassonne and the ruins of Peyrepertuse. Cruise the Canal du Midi, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the natural wonders of the Corbières and the Gorges of Galamus. Enjoy our exclusive Village Forum with local residents to learn about everyday life in this corner of France. Pre– and post– tour extensions to Toulouse and Albi are also planned.

Voyage of Ancient Empires
October 7-15, 2017

NTT_Italy_Sicily_taormina-32hetl3s8raiagiq6ew3k0.jpg Experience the diverse cultural legacy of Malta, Sicily, and Italy that began over 7000 years ago and was shaped by their strategic location between Europe and Africa and the seemingly endless roll call of empires who vied for control of their ancient coasts.

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia
October 9-17, 2017

NTT_traderoutescoastaliberia.jpg This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year. Cruise up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river,” into the heart of beautiful Seville, an exclusive opportunity only available on this itinerary and by small ship. Learn more.

Rivieras & Islands of France, Italy, and Spain
October 14-22, 2017

NTT_rivierasfranceitalyspain.jpg The sparkling turquoise waters and emerald coasts of the French and Italian Rivieras have long enticed the Greeks, Etruscans, Phoenicians, Romans, and Germanic peoples. The beau monde began flocking to these seaside towns as de rigueur of the 19th-century “Grand Tour” to rejuvenate in their healing climates. Learn more.

Charming Charleston
December 5-9, 2017

Tour_Charleston_Winter.jpg Led by Charleston resident John Meffert, see the best of the city and its surrounds. Visit exquisite private homes and gardens in Charleston’s historic quarter. Enjoy insider tours at the outstanding Ashley River plantations Drayton Hall and Middleton Place and experience true Southern hospitality at a traditional oyster bake on Bowen’s Island. Reside at the Francis Marion Hotel (1924), a Historic Hotels of America member hotel. 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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