We are delighted to be running a broad range of tours over the upcoming year, taking in art, architecture, archaeology, music and nature in destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Aquileia, once described by Emperor Justinian as “the greatest of all towns in the West” is today a little known but important Roman city perched on the Adriatic coastline.
Discover the artists of Giorgio Vasari’s The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects on this art history tour of Florence
Enjoy a rousing performance of Bach’s Matthäus Passion in the stunning surroundings of the Thomaskirche, the composer’s final resting place.
More March Tours
5-12: Art on the Cote d'Azur
29-3/4: Festtage: Opera in Berlin
The ‘city of mosaics’ welcomes us for a five-day tour brimming with some of the most impressive early Christian monuments in the world
Absorb captivating views across the Cretan landscape from the beautiful Lassithi Plateau to the stunning Samaria gorge
Explore the varied cultural history of Roussillon from the prehistory origins of human habitation at Tautavel to the Modern Art Museum in Céret
More April Tours
22-9/5: Iran: Glories of Persia
24-28: Vienna: City of the Arts
25-2/5: Citadels of Transylvania
30-6/5: Bologna, Mantua & Parma
More peaceful and relaxed than mainland Britain, Scilly embraces five inhabited islands and dozens of rocky outcrops, rich in sea birds.
Five ACE Tour Directors provide their unique perspectives on our historical and artistic visits, perfectly complemented by afternoon lectures and evening piano recitals.
Wander over rolling plains and through cork and holm oak dehesas in one of the most untouched areas of Spain.
Follow the work of key figures including Robert Adam, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the pioneer obstetrician and collector, William Hunter, founder of the Hunterian Museum.
More May Tours
3-10: Wild Romania
8-15: Isles of Scilly
17-22: Melk Baroque Music Festival
14-23: Ancient Sicily
16-23: Handel festival in Gottingen
16-23: Handel in Gottingen
19-25: Pompeii with Herculaneum
19-25: Villas & Gardens in Lazio
22-29: Poland's Green Lung
29-08/06: Uzbekistan: Cities of the Silk Road
30-5/6: Albi & The Languedoc
One hundred years after the guns ceased, join historian John Greenacre and author Vivien Whelpton on this unique exploration of World War I through the words of poets and authors
Visit some of the finest country houses in Ireland across a range of periods and architectural styles
Explore the untamed landscape, classical history and fascinating architecture of northern Greece in the company of archaeologist and specialist in the Graeco-Roman world, Andrew Wilson
Delve into the minds of the figures behind Waterloo, one of the most decisive military encounters in history and enjoy on-site talks in the company of military historian Colonel Nick Lipscombe
More June Tours
4-11: Upper Austria
6-12: Bach Festival in Leipzig
11-15: Roman & Byzantine Ravenna
11-18: Bach Festival in Leipzig
11-18: Germany's Romantic Road
12-27: Riga Opera Festival
TBC: Aldeburgh Festival – Register interest
19-22: Artists' Houses in Sussex
26-29: Artists of the North
This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson.
Explore the artistic highlights of this fascinating trio of cities in the north of Germany.
3-10: Islay, Jura & Colonsay
8–15: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival – Register interest
11-14: Shakespeare at Stratford
14–21: Wild & Ancient Orkney
15–22: Medieval Burgundy
16–21: A White Garment of Churches
26–3/8: Danish Palaces & Country Houses
28–1/8: Hereford Three Choirs Festival
3–11: Arctic Finland & Norway
6–9: Hadrian’s Wall
9-14: Lucca Puccini Festival
13–17: Chichester & the South Downs
14–18: Art Treasures of Copenhagen
18–29: Russia’s Golden Ring
25–31: Northern Picts
26–2/9: Schubert in Schwarzenberg
Visit the medieval churches of Mtskheta, including the 11th century cathedral once besieged by Tamburlaine.
Take a unique opportunity to understand the decisive moments of the First World War one hundred years on from the Armistice.
4–11: Isles of Scilly
5–11: Beethoven in Bonn
10-16: Haydn in Eisenstadt
10–15: Armistice: The Great War
10–17: Art on the Cote d’Azur
10–19: Ancient Sicily
16–3/10: Iran: Glories of Persia
17-21: Derbyshire Halls & Houses
24–26: Medieval Winchester
29–5/11: Piero della Francesca
8–19: The Dodecanese Islands
11–21: Ancient Cyprus
12–19: Wildlife of Albania
13–30: Chinese Civilisation
16-22: Verdi festival in Parma
17–26: The Route of Caravaggio
29-5/11: Piero Della Francesca
5-12: Art Treasures of Bavaria
10-14: Yuletide in Copenhagen
20–27: Salzburg at Christmas
21-28: Christmas in Athens
21-28: Christmas in Genoa
21-27: Christmas in Dresden