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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

Palladio’s Veneto
April 1–8, 2017

Palladio’s Veneto Follow local experts as they present the life of Palladio, arguably the most influential architect in Western history. Visit the iconic Villa Rotonda, the graceful Villa Emo, and lesser-known projects like Villa Godi and Villa Poiana. This unique program highlights magnificent exteriors and splendid interiors by artists like Giulio Romano and Paolo Veronese. Enjoy memorable dining experiences in lovely hill towns and savor a farewell dinner with the owners of a historic Renaissance villa.

Springtime in the Hudson River Valley

May 3-8, 2017

Springtime in the Hudson River Valley On this springtime sojourn, tour the spectacular gardens, mansions and historic homes of Revolutionary War heroes, famous artists and Gilded Age financiers. Private visits and special receptions distinguish this program, which will be accompanied by architectural historian Grace Gary. Accommodations at New York’s historic Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn. Learn More

Pittsburgh: Art and Architecture in the Steel City

May 15-19, 2017

National_Trust_Tours_Pittsburg.jpg See the exceptional art and architecture of the renaissance city of Pittsburgh. As the steel capital of the world for most of the 20th century, the resulting wealth produced a great cultural heritage with impressive architecture that still survives. Experience this surprisingly young and vibrant city where highlights include cutting-edge new architecture, Andrew Carnegie’s iconic libraries and grandiose museums, the home and art collection of his business partner Henry Clay Frick and Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Learn More

Village Life Dordogne
May 18-26, 2017

Experience the heart of Dordogne, a hidden treasure where all of France’s provincial delights have been distilled into one of Europe’s most beautiful and intact medieval villages, Sarlat-la-Canéda. Eexplore five impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the dramatic cliffside monastic village of Rocamadour, the important archaeological sites of L’Abri du Cap-Blanc, Rouffignac Cave and Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac, and the prehistoric troglodyte village of La Madeleine. Visit the incredible Lascaux II to appreciate one of humankind’s earliest art creations in the form of cave paintings. Exclusively arranged, enriching presentations with personal perspectives on daily life in the villages of Dordogne. Learn more.

Great Journey Through Europe
June 24-July 4, 2017

NTT_greatjourneythrougheurope.jpg Join us on this Great Journey through Europe, the trip of a lifetime and an opportunity to retrace the traditional 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century “Grand Tour.” Travel through four countries and the western heart of the Continent on this carefully planned, exclusive itinerary. Cruise Holland’s waterways, surrounded by polder land reclaimed from the North Sea, and the fairy-tale beauty of the UNESCO-designated Rhine River and its Rheingau wine region; experience three of the world’s legendary railways and visit four important UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn more.

Island Life in Ancient Greece
September 18-26, 2017

NT_ancientgreece.jpg This spectacular voyage offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit the extraordinary scenic wonder of Meteora, where 24 Orthodox monasteries, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, are perched high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through one of the most legendary sites in all of antiquity—the Palace of Minos at Knossos, where, in Greek mythology, heroic Theseus conquered the Minotaur.

Village Life in the Italian Lakes
September 21-29, 2017

NTT_villagelifeintheitalianlakes.jpg Immerse yourself in the true essence of life in northern Italy’s fabled Lake District for one full week, with a lake–view room in the charming Hotel Regina Olga in Cernobbio, a picturesque village overlooking Lake Como. Enjoy a private cruise on Lake Como and expert–guided excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello and Stresa. Cruise across Lake Maggiore to the Borromean Islands, engage in enriching lectures and meet with local residents who bring personal perspectives of the region’s modern life and cultural heritage during our exclusive Village Forum. An optional excursion to Lugano, Switzerland and pre–tour extension to Milan are also planned. Learn More.

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.

*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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