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Award-Winning Hotels & Inns
What are great hotels worth to you?

When you’re planning a vacation, there’s no easier way to compare your options than by looking at the hotels they include. At Classic Journeys, we win that contest time and again. Some nights, it’s because of our coveted 5-star properties that regularly appear in "World’s Best" and "Top 100" rankings. Other nights, it might be the utterly authentic French farmhouse or a too-scenic-to-believe rainforest lodge. On itinerary after itinerary, they’re the same or superior to accommodations you’ll find on other companies’ tours that cost as much as 20-40% more than ours.

How can we offer hotel luxury for less?
The answer is really simple. Classic Journeys doesn’t mark up the cost of hotels as much as other companies do. What’s more, with a hand from our local guides, we spend years cultivating warm personal relationships with hoteliers. That means that in many cases, we’re able to obtain lower rates than bigger companies that throw their weight around in negotiations. And it doesn’t hurt that smaller inns and lodges particularly appreciate the quality of our guests—genial, experienced travelers who appreciate the unique character of their lodgings.

The traits you value most in a hotel.
We choose all accommodations for the way they reflect the style and hospitality of a region. All rooms include private baths. As often as possible, we spend two or more nights in each location, so you can settle in a bit. Often, each room is unique. After all, it’s hard to create cookie-cutter rooms in converted abbeys, Mediterranean villas, and rainforest lodges. If there’s a hotel in the heart of a nature preserve, within view of the Taj Mahal or clinging to the cliffs in Santorini, we’ll find it.

The luxury extends to solo travelers, too.
Classic Journeys has the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find anywhere. Just as important, we arrange accommodations that are “doubles for single use” so that you can have as much space as everyone else and get full advantage of all every property has to offer.

A few of our favorite properties 
These are just a sampling. On every itinerary page, you’ll find a "Tour Hotels" tab. Click it to get details about the properties for the destination you’re considering.​

Europe Italy Amalfi Coast Capri Quisisana Hotel large pool serene sunbathing lounge - luxury vacation destinations

Grand Hotel Quisiana

The "Quisi" is THE hotel in Capri. Grand and gracious, it's been named one of the World's Top 100 Hotels by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Amalfi, Coast & Capri
Europe Italy Panzano in Chianti Villa Le Barone garden with ivy walls - luxury vacation destinations

Villa Le Barone

This historic home dates back to the 16th century, and your hosts are a count and countess. Its gracious rooms have wood-beamed ceilings and local antiques. The property boasts spectacular gardens, a pool, and an outside terrace for Chianti sipping.

South America Ecuador Galapagos Islands Iguana Crossing eco-friendly hotel outdoor pool -luxury vacation destinations

Iguana Crossing

The ocean laps at the front door. There's nothing but National Park (with a live volcano) out the back. This comfortable hotel is cool, very close to nature and eco-minded.

Europe France Provence Le Chateau des Alpilles treelined entrance at dusk - luxury vacation destinations

Chateau des Alpilles

Set in a beautiful park with gardens and a pool, this 19th-century chateau features antique furnishings, high ceilings, and fireplaces.

Africa Morocco Fez Hotel Sahrai relaxing reflective rooftop pool Moorish style architecture - luxury vacation destinations

Hotel Sahrai

On a hill between the Fes Medina and the New Town, this boutique hotel has unparalleled views. Light-flooded rooms are decorated with a contemporary twist on traditional Moroccan design. Facilities include an infinity pool, fitness center and Givenchy spa

Asia Cambodia Siem Reap Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor guest room with patio and garden - luxury vacation destinations

Raffles Grand D'angkor

Rated as one of the world's best places to stay, the Raffles Grand has been synonymous with Angkor Wat for 75 years.

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia