Enjoy rich learning experiences, trouble-free travel, behind-the-scenes access, and more

Explore the world on educational excursions planned exclusively for members and friends of American Ancestors. Our tours combine stimulating travel with lifelong learning leaving you enriched, enlightened, and refreshed. You will be guided by experts and accompanied by American Ancestors members and friends. Our itineraries allow for both independent exploration and guided study, with participation of locals and area experts helping to establish relationships and impressions that last a lifetime.

Upcoming Events

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Villas and Gardens of Rome

No place can compare to Rome. And no time is better than spring in the Eternal City, where we’ll have exclusive access to some of the most private and elusive places in the Italian capital.

March 21 – March 27, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person
Paid

Hidden Philadelphia

Join us this spring on an odyssey to 21st century Philadelphia, the Athens of America and birthplace of American independence. We will explore the great treasures of art and architecture that define this city as one of the most important cultural and historical destinations in the United States.

May 12 – May 17, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person
Paid

A New England Sojourn

Take a tour of New England as the Pilgrims encountered it with expert tour leaders, behind-the scenes visits and more.

June 15 – June 19, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person
Paid

A Slice of Heaven: Country Houses of Norfolk

Experience the natural beauty, profound history, and awe-inspiring art and architecture of Norfolk with expert tour leaders.

September 11 – September 17, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person

Nova Scotia: Celtic Connections in the New World

Join American Ancestors members and friends as we discover the influence of Celtic settlers on a guided adventure through Nova Scotia.

September 19 – September 23, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person

Pilgrims in England: The Southeast Contingent

Follow expert Robert Charles Anderson as he traces the footsteps of Mayflower passengers in England.

October 18 – October 24, 2022

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Heritage Tour
In Person

An English Country Christmas

Spend a classic English Christmas at one of England's grandest country houses.

November 29 – December 4, 2022

Heritage Tours

The wealth of knowledge of the exceptional tour leaders was continually enhanced by the spectacular array of houses, gardens, and breathtaking interiors. Filled with priceless furnishings, decorative arts, and paintings, these magnificent houses were exceeded only by the meals we shared with their owners. It was a treat I shall never forget.
Bennett, Pennsylvania

Further Reading

Robert Charles Anderson's Tour Talks

Curt DiCamillo's Favorite Things

English Country House Database

Country House Pronunciation Guide

Expert Tour Leaders