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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 and tours and enjoy a trip of a lifetime.

Special Offer!
When booking a tour, mention Historic Hotels of America and receive three $100 gift certificates for a two-night stay at a Historic Hotel.*

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Great Experiences and 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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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
February 9–13, 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, this five day excursion will uncover the architectural preservation efforts, diverse community, and true Southern hospitality through visits of 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.

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.

*The promotion is valid only on bookings through National Trust Tours and gift certificates can only be used on a two-night stay, or longer when booking on