Discover the advantages of traveling on one of our guided, personally hosted, small group tours. Each of our two annual tours are hosted and led by renowned author and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith.

AMERICA'S TRUSTED HISTORICAL TOUR CO.THE PRESIDENTS & PATRIOTS DIFFERENCE

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May 10, 2021 - May 17, 2021

Crossroads of Revolution

America’s Most Surprising State!

Starting at $3,975

Smaller than Vermont, New Jersey can easily be crisscrossed in a matter of days, geography that made it the center of military action in the American Revolution. Decisive victories at Trenton and Princeton proved to be turning points in the war. We’ll stand on the riverbank from which Washington launched his Christmas night crossing of the Delaware. A brutal winter encampment at Morristown, though less well known than Valley Forge, provided an even greater test of morale for Washington and his army. It’s on our itinerary – as is the dueling field, high above the Hudson River, where Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in July 1804.

From our base in the beautiful college town of Princeton we’ll tour the home and laboratory of another revolutionary, Thomas Edison; the birthplace and gravesite of President Grover Cleveland; the Victorian-era Summer White House of Cape May; and Ellis Island, the legendary gateway to America for millions of immigrants inspired by the nearby Statue of Liberty – the focus of a stunning new museum. Odds are you’ll be as surprised as we were by the historical and scenic riches to be found in America’s most surprising state.

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September 1, 2021 - September 9, 2021

A Thousand Years of Scotland

History, Heather & the Highlands

Starting at $5,785

Join us this September for a memorable trip to some of the most beautiful – and historic – country this side of Brigadoon. Starting with two nights in the majestic English Lake District, with its brooding landscapes and literary shrines to poet William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, best known for The Tales of Peter Rabbit. En route to Edinburgh, our home for six nights, we’ll pause in the village of Lockerbie to pay our respects to the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, lost to a terrorist bomb in December 1988.

Our Edinburgh home is the Kimpton Charlotte Square, taking its name from the adjacent World Heritage Site and ideally located next to picturesque Old Town. Our itinerary includes a day in the Scottish Highlands, a walking tour of the Old Course at St. Andrews, birthplace of golf, and Glamis Castle, girlhood home of the late Queen Mother. Edinburgh Castle beckons, along with Holyrood House, St. Giles Cathedral and the multi-media extravaganza called Dynamic Earth. We’ve set aside half a day to explore the Royal Yacht Britannia. And another half to tour Scotland’s capital on your own. Visit an art museum or shop the Royal Mile. If you have been to Scotland before, we’ll take you places you haven’t been. And introduce you to a history you cannot beat.

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RICHARD NORTON SMITHYour Personal Guide

Richard is an American historian and author specializing in U.S. presidents and other political figures. In the past, he worked as a freelance writer for The Washington Post, and worked with U.S. Senators Edward Brooke and Bob Dole.
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Our REVIEWSPEOPLE LOVE US

I loved my trip through Ireland! Wonderful tour and folks! Everything was perfect: accommodations, food, travels, and best of all — our companions! I highly recommend Presidents and Patriots History Tours! Hoping to go to Scotland in 2021!Angela Gill
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WHAT SETS US APART

For more than 25 years, Presidents and Patriots History Tours has offered historically themed travel premised on a simple idea – that there is no substitute for being there. Our itineraries reflect a wide range of historical interests, periods and places, enhanced by the commentary of noted author and historian Richard Norton Smith. We are committed to offering you uniquely professional travel packages, value, peace of mind, and outstanding service.

Full Transparency

Unlike travel agencies that quote a “base price” before adding on multiple expenses as you “build” your tour, our tour pricing is all inclusive.  That means first-class hotels, deluxe motor coach transportation, all included meals, and admission to all museums and other attractions. The same price includes all taxes and gratuities for group functions, including meals, guides, bellmen, and motor coach driver. Also included is full-service baggage handing for one large suitcase per person.

QUALITY MATTERS

Our tours are historically immersive. That means staying in atmospheric hotels, dining in historic restaurants, and arranging special experiences that make for memorable travel – all the while avoiding the herd-like feeling of large, impersonal tour groups.

At Your Service

Our team is available to you 7 days a week 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns that may arise. You may feel free to telephone us anytime at (202) 657-7444 or email us at info@presidentsandpatriots.com

It’s All AboutWhat sets us apart

For more than 25 years, Presidents and Patriots History Tours has offered historically themed travel premised on a simple idea – that there is no substitute for being there. Our itineraries reflect a wide range of historical interests, periods and places, enhanced by the commentary of noted author and historian Richard Norton Smith. We are committed to offering you uniquely professional travel packages, value, peace of mind, and outstanding service.
  • Full Transparency

    Unlike travel agencies that quote a “base price” before adding on multiple expenses as you “build” your tour, our tour pricing is all inclusive.  That means first-class hotels, deluxe motor coach transportation, all included meals, and admission to all museums and other attractions. The same price includes all taxes and gratuities for group functions, including meals, guides, bellmen, and motor coach driver. Also included is full-service baggage handing for one large suitcase per person.

  • Quality Matters

    Our tours are historically immersive. That means staying in atmospheric hotels, dining in historic restaurants, and arranging special experiences that make for memorable travel – all the while avoiding the herd-like feeling of large, impersonal tour groups.

  • At Your Service

    Our team is available to you 7 days a week 365 days a year to answer any questions or concerns that may arise. You may feel free to telephone us anytime at (202) 657-7444 or email us at info@presidentsandpatriots.com