Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

United Kingdom

NEW YEAR IN EDINBURGH

NEW YEAR IN EDINBURGH

29 December - 04 January, 2015
£1590

Welcome in the new year in the home of Hogmanay. From the mediaeval streets and distinctive... more

The Hidden Coast & Woods of Lincolnshire

The Hidden Coast & Woods of Lincolnshire

25 February - 28 February, 2015
£620

Wander through some of England’s wildest woods and stroll along sandy beaches with... more

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

27 July - 28 July, 2015
£595

Windsor Castle is more than just a castle. Throughout its long history the complex... more

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

02 March - 04 March, 2015
£395

During our time in historic Winchester we will be absorbed by the imagery and imagination... more

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

30 May - 03 June, 2015
£875

Grand Houses of Norfolk takes its cue from a clutch of privileged visits to some... more

CARDIFF: FROM COAL PORT TO CULTURAL CAPITAL

CARDIFF: FROM COAL PORT TO CULTURAL CAPITAL

20 April - 24 April, 2015
£585

Explore the way in which the city transformed itself from ‘the coal metropolis... more

ROYAL OPERA IN COVENT GARDEN

ROYAL OPERA IN COVENT GARDEN

19 March - 21 March, 2015
£735

A rare opportunity to explore the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – universally... more

ISLES OF SCILLY

ISLES OF SCILLY

11 May - 18 May, 2015
£1895

Scilly's singular maritime micro-climate endows this peaceful Atlantic haven with... more

WILDLIFE IN NORFOLK

WILDLIFE IN NORFOLK

12 January - 15 January, 2015
£625

The internationally renowned wetland reserves of the unspoilt Norfolk coast are the focus... more

Wren's City Churches

Wren's City Churches

01 October - 01 October, 2015
£89

This study day takes a detailed look at eight of Wren’s surviving churches and includes... more

The London Charterhouse & St Paul's Cathedral

The London Charterhouse & St Paul's Cathedral

02 November - 02 November, 2015
£165

The London Charterhouse, occupied by Queen Elizabeth I prior to her coronation and once... more

Hawksmoor's London Churches

Hawksmoor's London Churches

09 April - 09 April, 2015
£99

Nicholas Hawksmoor, who started as a lowly assistant in the office of Christopher... more

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

03 March - 03 March, 2015
£75

Westminster Abbey is the greatest repository of funerary monuments in the country,... more

Shakespeare at Stratford

Shakespeare at Stratford

07 July - 10 July, 2015
£595

Three great plays, all set in Venice, form the basis of our exciting 2015 tour. Performances:... more

Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Festival

19 June - 22 June, 2015
£895

In June each year artists such as Thomas Adès, Richard Goode, Mark Padmore and Ian Bostridge... more

20th Century Cornwall: Art, Architecture & Design

20th Century Cornwall: Art, Architecture & Design

14 April - 18 April, 2015
£795

Cornwall may immediately conjure up visions of sandy coves and mid-century modern... more

Ancient Wessex & Dorset

Ancient Wessex & Dorset

07 April - 11 April, 2015
£795

Erected between 3000 and 1600 BC, Stonehenge is the most eloquent testimony to the once... more

Glasgow's Artistic Heritage

Glasgow's Artistic Heritage

01 June - 05 June, 2015
£695

As the second city of the empire, Victorian Glasgow was famed for the wealth of its collectors... more

Musical Discovery in Birmingham

Musical Discovery in Birmingham

24 February - 27 February, 2015
£765

Birmingham has always been a city of reinvention and it is currently going through... more

The Lake District

The Lake District

29 June - 05 July, 2015
£1075

Renowned for its breathtaking scenic beauty, England’s largest National Park boasts... more

Wellington & Waterloo

Wellington & Waterloo

02 June - 05 June, 2015
£1050

The Duke of Wellington will be forever remembered as the victor of Waterloo. In the bicentennial... more

Country Houses of South Devon

Country Houses of South Devon

01 June - 05 June, 2015
£995

The delightful countryside of South Devon is not noted for grand mansions but instead... more

Saxon Suffolk: The Way of the Wuffings

Saxon Suffolk: The Way of the Wuffings

21 April - 23 April, 2015
£445

In 1939, archaeologists working at Sutton Hoo made what remains one of the greatest... more

St Martin-in-the-Fields & Royal Festival Hall

St Martin-in-the-Fields & Royal Festival Hall

23 March - 26 March, 2015
£875

This tour, based in central London, offers special insights into two of London’s... more

Houses & Gardens of Hereford & Worcester

Houses & Gardens of Hereford & Worcester

06 July - 10 July, 2015
£965

Recent preservation and restoration projects have transformed many of the great historic... more

Buxton Festival

Buxton Festival

10 July - 14 July, 2015
£1085

Every summer the Derbyshire spa-town of Buxton, surrounded by the glorious hills... more

ORKNEY - ST MAGNUS FESTIVAL

ORKNEY - ST MAGNUS FESTIVAL

18 June - 25 June, 2015
£1695

The wide-ranging St Magnus Festival programme features musicians of international... more

Artists of the North: Hepworth, Moore, Lowry & Hockney

Artists of the North: Hepworth, Moore, Lowry & Hockney

06 July - 09 July, 2015
£575

Yorkshire and Lancashire were home to four of Britain’s most important 20th century... more

Jane Austen & Georgian Bath

Jane Austen & Georgian Bath

06 July - 10 July, 2015
£1195

The vast number of Georgian buildings and bridges in the centre of Bath have become... more

Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk

Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk

13 July - 16 July, 2015
£550

Our tour will study the influence of the Suffolk countryside on Constable and his near... more

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

07 August - 10 August, 2015
£495

This long-weekend tour is devoted to Britain’s most majestic Roman monument: Hadrian’s... more

Theatres of the South Bank

Theatres of the South Bank

01 August - 01 August, 2015
£995

London’s South Bank has been a centre for entertainment and the arts since the Middle... more

Wild & Ancient Orkney

Wild & Ancient Orkney

18 July - 25 July, 2015
£1640

Separated from the Scottish mainland by the stormy Pentland Firth, the Orkney Islands... more

Victorian Oxford: Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & The Gothic Revival

Victorian Oxford: Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & The Gothic Revival

27 July - 30 July, 2015
£750

Focusing on Oxford and the surrounding region, this tour places William Morris at the epicentre... more

Liverpool: Private Wealth, Public Riches

Liverpool: Private Wealth, Public Riches

07 September - 10 September, 2015
£525

Founded eight centuries ago by King John, Liverpool rose from hesitant beginnings... more

The Cotswolds: From Arts & Crafts to Modernism

The Cotswolds: From Arts & Crafts to Modernism

25 August - 28 August, 2015
£725

The quiet remoteness of the Cotswolds was chosen by some of the most original thinkers... more

International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate

International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate

20 August - 24 August, 2015
£860

In 2015 the festival brings us performances by the outstanding Gilbert & Sullivan... more

Beethoven's Quartet Cycle with the Allegri Quartet

Beethoven's Quartet Cycle with the Allegri Quartet

20 November - 22 November, 2015
£595

ACE Cultural Tours is delighted to collaborate with the internationally renowned... more

Hereford Three Choirs Festival

Hereford Three Choirs Festival

25 July - 29 July, 2015
£950

In 2015 we mark 300 years of choral achievement by the Three Choirs Festival as we join... more

Derbyshire Halls & Houses

Derbyshire Halls & Houses

21 September - 25 September, 2015
£850

Derbyshire revels in an edifying assembly of historic country houses: Haddon Hall,... more

Secret War

Secret War

17 September - 19 September, 2015
£395

It was in September 1938 that Captain Ridley and his ‘shooting party’ first strode... more

The World of St Cuthbert & St Bede

The World of St Cuthbert & St Bede

18 August - 21 August, 2015
£520

The old Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria once stretched from the Humber to the Forth.... more

Prehistoric & Roman Anglesey & Snowdonia

Prehistoric & Roman Anglesey & Snowdonia

07 July - 10 July, 2015
£575

North Wales and the island of Anglesey are rich in remains of the prehistoric and Roman... more

Coasts of Suffolk: Minsmere & Orford Ness

Coasts of Suffolk: Minsmere & Orford Ness

02 November - 05 November, 2015
£695

The internationally important wetland reserves of the unspoilt Suffolk coast are the focus... more

Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

16 July - 18 July, 2015
£0

This short tour is designed to take in performances at both the Festival and Minerva... more

The Music & Poetry of Gloucestershire: Ivor Gurney & Friends

The Music & Poetry of Gloucestershire: Ivor Gurney & Friends

14 July - 17 July, 2015
£565

Gloucestershire has inspired some of the most beautiful – and most intriguing – music... more

Lives of the Great Composers Lecture Series

Lives of the Great Composers Lecture Series

11 November - 11 November, 2015
£145

November 11, 18 & 25, 2015 This Lives of the Great Composers lecture series looks... more