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.
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. So in a lot of 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.
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 rain forest 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.
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.
In the peaceful countryside surrounding Avignon, this 5-star hotel, Auberge de Noves, is a charming property featuring beautifully crafted original masonry walls. Owned and operated by a top chef, you are sure to enjoy dining on the terrace of the gourmet restaurant. The hotel has 23 guestrooms, all uniquely decorated and appointed.Provence
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.Morocco