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New 2017 Tours

Planning your cultural break for 2017? Keep abreast of next year's new cultural tours as we release them online over the summer. Latest update on 19 Jan

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Late Availability

There is still time to book a tour this March and April, check out which tours have places. Latest update on Thu 19 Jan

Browse the last spaces for early 2017

Spring tours 2017

Escape to warmer climes in Spring 2017 and discover the artistic, historical, architectural and musical heritage found in a variety of destinations - from the famous floating city of Venice to the more undiscovered ancient realms found in Aquileia and Ravenna.

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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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ACE CULTURAL TOURS is a subsidiary of the charitable organisation the ACE Foundation (the Association for Cultural Exchange), an educational trust founded in 1958.

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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13 January 2017
Travelogue from Lisbon

Christopher Catling has just returned from Lisbon where he spent Christmas and New Year preparing to lead ACE's March 2017 tour of Portuguese palaces and gardens. Here he reports that Lisbon is in the midst of a building boom, but that some aspects of Portuguese culture never change.


12 January 2017
Aix-en-Provence update

Emilie Capulet continues her musings on Aix, following a trip to the city this Christmas during which she prepared for her new ACE tour in April, Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence.


08 December 2016
Musings on Aix-en-Provence

As Emilie Capulet prepares to lead an ACE tour in April 2017 to Aix-en-Provence for its famous music festival, Festival de Pâques, she muses on her first memories of the region where she spent many years studying.