Palladian Pathways in Italy’s Veneto

Tour Leader: Curt DiCamillo

May 6-12, 2018 Veneto, Italy

Join NEHGS next May as we explore Italy’s Veneto region, meandering between classic Palladian villas, sumptuous private homes, picturesque vineyards, and captivating historic cities. We’ll stay in the heart of Verona for six nights while getting an in-depth appreciation of the city’s public and hidden charms. We’ll visit Vicenza, Mantua, and cultural treasures like the villas of Andrea Palladio. Along the way, we will meet local families on their beautiful estates and taste some of the best food Northern Italy has to offer.

Villa Rotonda, Photo: Jiuguang Wang

The Great Houses of Yorkshire

Tour Leader: Curt DiCamillo

June 24 – 30, 2018 Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire may contain more magnificent historic houses than any county in Britain. We’ll be visiting many of them, including Castle Howard, famous as the starring player in the two filmed versions of Brideshead Revisited, as well as the little-visited Sledmere, a jewel-like Neoclassical masterpiece still in the ownership of its original family. Another star is Newby Hall, a glorious Robert Adam house with a core very likely by Christopher Wren, followed by Sion Hill House, an exceptional Edwardian country house designed by Walter Brierley, known as “the Lutyens of Yorkshire.” One of the highlights will be a visit to the mysterious Wentworth Woodhouse, which boasts the longest façade – 650 feet – of any house in Britain. And, for the icing on the cake, we’ll be staying at Middlethorpe Hall in York, a late 17th century house that is one of England’s supreme country house hotels.

Wentworth Woodhouse, Photo: Curt DiCamillo

The New York You've Never Seen

Tour Leader: Don Friary

June 20-23, 2018 New York

Most of us have visited Manhattan, but how many have explored NYC’s private clubs and residences, the New York Stock Exchange, Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens? This tour will take us to many corners of the nation’s largest city to explore its history, its diversity, its eccentricities. We’ll learn about the city’s Dutch beginnings and its rapid expansion, and we’ll visit with collection experts, curators and historians who will bring the city’s history to life in vivid detail.

A private residence in NYC, courtesy of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Pilgrim Roots of the Great Migration

Tour Leader: Robert Charles Anderson

August 7-15, 2018 Nottingham, England

Based in Nottingham and led by world-renowned Great Migration expert Robert Charles Anderson, this tour will visit Scrooby Manor and environs, where we will explore the deep roots of the Great Migration and follow in the footsteps of William Bradford, William Brewster, and other Pilgrims in this examination of the important years leading up to the decision to leave England.

Gardens at Scrooby Manor, Nottingham

Pilgrim Escape to Leiden

2019 The Netherlands

Our second tour will take us to the Netherlands where we will explore the old university town of Leiden, where a group of about one hundred Pilgrims, under Pastor John Robinson, formed a congregation and sought permission to settle in 1609. In Leiden, Delftshaven, and Amsterdam we will gain an understanding of Pilgrim life outside of England but before the voyage to the New World.

Houses along the canal in Leiden, The Netherlands

The Mayflower Embarkation

Spring 2020 Plymouth and London, England

We will return to England for our third tour, where we will visit Plymouth, Southampton, London, Harwich, and Canterbury, among other locations, as we illuminate the moments before the embarkation of the Mayflower in 1620—a journey that would change the world.

Mayflower II, an exact replica of the original Mayflower

A New England Sojourn

June and September 2020 Massachusetts

Our experts will lead two exclusive three-day visits to historic sites in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts associated with the Pilgrims, including Plymouth, Provincetown, Boston, Duxbury, and elsewhere.

A resident of Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts