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With over 200 escorted programmes every year. Our itineraries cover every aspect of the arts – music, fine art, the theatre – as well as architecture, archaeology, history and the natural world.

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In 2015 our small ship cruises – on vessels catering for between 15 and 30 participants – will include the waterways of Provence, the Lycian and Carian coasts of Turkey, and Portugal’s Douro river. 

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Day courses

Led by one of our expert lecturers, our UK based one-day courses are an ideal opportunity to introduce or further your knowledge in a particular subject or field of interest.

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Some of our tour directors

Tour Directors

Our tours are led throughout by expert lecturers – both specialists in their fields and convivial hosts. We welcome a select band of new Tour Directors to our portfolio every year.

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The Association for Cultural Exchange & The Ace Foundation

ACE Cultural Tours is wholly owned by charitable organisation the ACE Foundation (the Association for Cultural Exchange), an educational trust founded in 1958.

All of the profits from our tours are used to support the work of our parent charity, which funds education projects at home and abroad, many of them related to places visited by ACE Cultural Tours.

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10 Jun 2015
ACE Interviews BBC Springwatch

As this year's series of BBC Springwatch draws to a close, ACE Tour...


3 Jun 2015
Huguenots of the CĂ©vennes

The Cévennes mountains in Languedoc is one of the most remote parts...


23 Jan 2015
The Imitation Game: Reviewed by Mark Baldwin

In 2013, ACE Tour Director and expert on WWII military intelligence,...