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A Uniquely American City

  • 04/28/2018 - 05/02/2018
  • 5 Days
  • Starting price $3,195

This gracious green city has repeatedly been at the vortex of American history, but today its attractive historic districts are undergoing a vigorous rejuvenation.  Richmond is a growing center for dynamic historic preservation, and this one-of-a-kind tour covers both famous landmarks and surprising center-city neighborhoods. We will enter beautiful residences along Monument Avenue, lunch with the delightful owners of a Georgian mansion, meet local historians and preservationists, and discover fascinating little-known history and architectural gems while exploring its revitalized neighborhoods.

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Max. 30 guests


  • Study the preservation and rehabilitation of Richmond’s Church Hill and Jackson Ward neighborhoods.
  • Dine with the owners at historic Westover (c. 1750) on the James River.
  • Learn about the newest discoveries and excavation work at historic Jamestown.
  • Spend four nights at the elegant and recently renovated landmark Jefferson Hotel.


Also included

  • 4 nights at The Jefferson Hotel
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 "Afternoon Tea,"
  • Coffee/tea included with each lunch/dinner, two glasses of wine or beer at dinners; bottled water daily
  • Land transportation by private coach as outlined
  • Entrance fees to sites per itinerary
  • Services of an ISDI Tour Manager
  • Expert, local guides
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers; taxes, services, and porterage fees



  • Four nights at the elegant and recently renovated Jefferson Hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America dating back to 1895.



  • $3,195 per person, based on double occupancy
  • $695 single supplement


Not included: Airfare, airline taxes, and fuel surcharges; airport porterage; airport transfers; excursions, activities, or meals during traveler’s free time; personal items; personal services; travel extensions; personal insurance for health, baggage, and tour cancellation; passport fees; visa fees; gratuities for hotel housekeeping staff; and any other items not specifically included in the itinerary.

Prices, itinerary, accommodations and experts subject to change.


This tour is managed and operated by National Trust Tours and International Seminar Design. Please download brochure or call us at 1.800.293.5725 for the full Terms and Conditions of this tour.




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Arrivals in Richmond

Take an independent flight to Richmond International Airport (RIC) and transfer independently to the historic Jefferson Hotel. After checking in, gather for a relaxing Southern Afternoon Tea under the magnificent Tiffany stained-glass ceiling of The Jefferson’s Palm Court lobby. This evening, join fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at one of Richmond’s top restaurants.

Accommodations: Jefferson Hotel
Meals: Afternoon Tea Dinner

Jamestown Settlement

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a scenic drive to the historic Jamestown Settlement for a guided visit of the site with a local expert. Weather permitting, you will also be able to see the excavation work that has helped deepen the understanding of the history of Virginia. Lunch will be held at the historic Westover estate, with elegant colonial interiors and antiques, formal gardens, and beautiful waterfront views overlooking the James River about 30 miles west of Jamestown. Head back to Richmond for an independent evening.

Accommodations: Jefferson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Jackson Ward and Monument Avenue

Begin your day in Jackson Ward, a National Historic Landmark neighborhood since 1978, and the focus of current preservation and revitalization efforts. Architectural styles that range from Federal-style homes to Victorian townhouses attest to the area’s rich history as an important African-American business community. Tour the former home of Maggie Lena Walker, the first female African-American bank president, and see the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, founded in 1867 and one of the nation’s pioneers in religious historic preservation. Continue on a tour of Monument Avenue, one of the nation’s largest thoroughfares where past and present intersect. Follow the lead of a local expert and step inside exquisite private homes designed by prominent architects. The tour will also highlight the famous and controversial statues of Confederate leaders along the avenue and the 1996 statue of Richmond native and champion tennis player Arthur Ashe flanking the western end. Enjoy lunch at Amuse, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ excellent restaurant, and a beautiful view of works by Henry Moore and Aristide Maillol displayed in the sculpture garden. Walk next door to the Virginia Historical Society and peel back the layers of Richmond’s history with a private viewing of select artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection. In the afternoon drive to Windsor Farms to discover the neighborhood’s Virginia House with its gardens designed by Charles Gillette and the Wilton House Museum with its lovely setting on the James River. Dinner is independent.

Accommodations: Jefferson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Main Street Station and Church Hill

Begin your day at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest markets still active today, and trace the evolution of the city’s business and infrastructure development through the railroad. Hear about the city’s newest renovation of Main Street Station. Walk to nearby Randolph Lodge, one of the nation’s oldest Federal style Masonic lodges. Enjoy lunch at the beautiful boutique Quirk Hotel, formerly a 1916 department store, and hear about the restoration and revitalization of the building by owner Ted Ukrop. Spend the first part of the afternoon touring Church Hill, where Richmond’s preservation movement began. Walk by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Churchyard, a National Historical landmark and stage of Patrick Henry’s 1775 “Give me liberty or give me death.” To end the day, embark on a tour of Hollywood Cemetery and look for the names of two American presidents among the memorials of this of this cemetery that dates back to the 1840s. Enjoy a farewell dinner at one of Richmond’s historic restaurants.

Accommodations: Jefferson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer independently to Richmond’s airport (RIC).

Meals: Breakfast
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