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2024 Provisional Tour Schedule

 

We are delighted to introduce a provisional overview of our planned departures for 2024.

 

Please note that some tours and dates may be subject to change or confirmation. New tours will be added to this page on a regular basis as they become available. Tours in bold are already on sale and can be clicked through to view the tour details. Tours in standard font are not yet available for sale, but you can register an interest in them. To register your interest in a tour, please use the corresponding 'REGISTER INTEREST' link. Alternatively, you can contact the ACE office on 01223 841055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

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January

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Valletta Baroque Festival Ashley Solomon 16/01/2024

22/01/2024

DEPARTED
Mozart Festival in Salzburg Ashley Solomon 27/01/2024 02/02/2024 DEPARTED
       

February

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Jordan: Kingdoms of the Desert Nick Jackson 03/02/2024 13/02/2024 DEPARTED
Somerset Levels in Winter Peter Exley 07/02/2024 10/02/2024 DEPARTED
Cambridge College Chapels & Organs Nicholas Wearne 08/02/2024 11/02/2024 DEPARTED

Bath Bachfest

Sandy Burnett 15/02/2024 18/02/2024

DEPARTED

Wildlife in Norfolk

Kevin Hand 19/02/2024 23/02/2024

DEPARTED

The Bay of Naples

Alex Koller 19/02/2024 26/02/2024

DEPARTED

Elgar, Birmingham & Worcester

Nicholas Wearne 26/02/2024 02/03/2024

ENQUIRE

Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (Additional Departure) Tom Abbott 27/02/2024 04/03/2024 ENQUIRE
       

March

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN   
Imogen Cooper & Friends at Crathorne Hall Russell Keable 04/03/2024 07/03/2024 ENQUIRE
Aquileia: City of Antiquity (First departure) Andrew Wilson 04/03/2024 09/03/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Art on the Côte d'Azur Sarah Burles 04/03/2024 11/03/2024 ENQUIRE
South Korea Alex Koller 04/03/2024 18/03/2024 ENQUIRE
Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour Tom Abbott 05/03/2024 11/03/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna (First departure) Andrew Wilson 11/03/2024 15/03/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Art Treasures of Dresden: Porcelain & Paintings Lars Tharp 18/03/2024 23/03/2024 ENQUIRE
Wildlife & Walking in Extremadura Kevin Hand 20/03/2024 27/03/2024 ENQUIRE
Art Treasures of Manchester Sarah Burles 25/03/2024 28/03/2024 FULLY BOOKED

 

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April

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN   
Music & Opera in Dresden Paul Jackson 02/04/2024 08/04/2024 BOOK NOW
Art in Berlin Tom Abbott 08/04/2024 14/04/2024 BOOK NOW
Flemish Painting: From Van Eyck to Rubens Rupert Dickens 09/04/2024 14/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Sardinia: Birds, Flowers & Nuraghi Harriet Allen & Mark Welch 09/04/2024 16/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
The Riviera di Levante (First departure) Christopher Wellington 11/04/2024 18/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Pompeii with Herculaneum (First departure) Steve Mastin 12/04/2024 18/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Seine River Cruise: From Honfleur to Paris Sarah Burles, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Emilie Capulet & Imogen Corrigan 14/04/2024 20/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
20th Century Yorkshire: Art & Architecture Alan Powers 16/04/2024 21/04/2024 BOOK NOW
Bavarian Baroque Alex Koller 16/04/2024 23/04/2024 BOOK NOW
Algeria: Riches of the Past Philip Kenrick 16/04/2024 28/04/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Lycian Cruise Andrew Wilson 21/04/2024 05/05/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Romney Marsh Churches (First departure) Imogen Corrigan 29/04/2024 03/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Crete: Birds, Flowers & Minoans Kevin Hand 30/04/2024 07/05/2024 BOOK NOW
       

May

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Great Art Collections of Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Sarah Burles 01/05/2024 09/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Great Bardfield & Beyond: Mid-Century Art & Design in East Anglia Alan Powers 07/05/2024 11/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Ancient & Medieval Cyprus (First departure) Philip Kenrick 09/05/2024 19/05/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Lucca Christopher Wellington 10/05/2024 16/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Villas & Gardens in Lazio Lucrezia Walker 11/05/2024 17/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Dutch Masters: Rembrandt & his Legacy Rupert Dickens 13/05/2024 18/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation Evelyn Silber 14/05/2024 20/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Isles of Scilly Peter Exley & Diana Ward 14/05/2024 21/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland Cosmo Samuel Brockway 17/05/2024 22/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Kazakhstan: From the Silk Road to Sir Norman Foster Steve Mastin 19/05/2024 03/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Cornwall Calling: The Artists of Newlyn, Lamorna & St Ives Sarah Burles 20/05/2024 25/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Jewels of the Loire: Chateaux & Gardens Andrew Spira 20/05/2024 27/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Douro River Cruise on the Royal Barge Martin Symington 24/05/2024 31/05/2024 BOOK NOW
Albania: From the Illyrians to the Ottomans Philip Kenrick 29/05/2024 07/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Hebrides Andrew Wilson & Peter Exley 31/05/2024 07/06/2024 FULLY BOOKED

June

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Art on the Côte d'Azur Andrew Spira 03/06/2024 10/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Bach Festival in Leipzig Sandy Burnett 10/06/2024 17/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Northern Greece Rita Roussos 10/06/2024 22/06/2024 BOOK NOW
The Shetland Islands Peter Exley 17/06/2024 24/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Bauhaus: German Modern Art & Design Alan Powers 18/06/2024 23/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Islay, Jura & Colonsay Mark Welch 18/06/2024 25/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Hungary: Kingdom of the Magyars Alex Koller 24/06/2024 04/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels (first departure) Imogen Corrigan 25/06/2024 28/06/2024 BOOK NOW
East Neuk Festival Michael Downes 25/06/2024 01/07/2024 ENQUIRE
Verona Opera Festival Paul Jackson 26/06/2024 01/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Dingle & the Ring of Kerry Mike King 27/06/2024 04/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (First departure) Nicholas Wearne 08/06/2024 13/06/2024 BOOK NOW
Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (Second departure) Nicholas Wearne 18/06/2024 23/06/2024 BOOK NOW

 

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July

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Churches of Suffolk Imogen Corrigan 01/07/2024 05/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Medieval Burgundy Hugh Doherty 04/07/2024 11/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Buxton International Festival Russell Keable 05/07/2024 10/07/2024 BOOK NOW
York Early Music Festival Ashley Solomon 07/07/2024 12/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Art & Landscape in Switzerland Suzanne Fagence Cooper 08/07/2024 13/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Swedish Palaces & Castles Charles Hind 09/07/2024 16/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Orkney Andrew Wilson & Peter Exley 09/07/2024 16/07/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Hadrian's Wall Mike King 15/07/2024 19/07/2023 BOOK NOW
Houses & Gardens of Herefordshire & the Welsh Borders Oliver Gerrish & Andrew Taylor 15/07/2024 19/07/2024 FULLY BOOKED
The Hanseatic League: An Artistic Legacy Tom Abbott 17/07/2024 25/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Beaune Baroque Music Festival Ashley Solomon 18/07/2024 22/07/2024 ENQUIRE NOW
Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk Sarah Burles 29/07/2024 01/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Art Collections & Stately Homes of the West Country  Rupert Dickens 23/07/2024 27/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Worcester Three Choirs Festival (First departure) Paul Jackson 27/07/2024 31/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Worcester Three Choirs Festival (Second departure) Russell Keable 31/07/2024 04/08/2024 BOOK NOW
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: 30th Anniversary Tour Donald Maxwell 27/07/2024 30/07/2024 BOOK NOW
Shakespeare at Stratford Robert Stagg 29/07/2024 01/08/2024 BOOK NOW

August

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Art & Ceramics of the Industrial Revolution Lars Tharp 05/08/2024 09/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Northumbria in the First Millennium (First departure) Imogen Corrigan 12/08/2024 16/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Dorset Country Houses Charles Hind 19/08/2024 24/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Northumbria in the First Millennium (Second departure) Imogen Corrigan 19/08/2024 23/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Art & Ceramics in Copenhagen & North Zealand Lars Tharp 20/08/2024 26/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Art Nouveau in Belgium Christopher Bourne 29/08/2024 03/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation (Second departure) Evelyn Silber 13/08/2024 19/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Schubert in Schwarzenberg Nicholas Wearne 24/08/2024 31/08/2024 BOOK NOW
Lucca Puccini Festival Sandy Burnett 21/08/2024 25/08/2024 BOOK NOW

September

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART  RETURN  
Scottish Art & Craft in Edinburgh & Dundee Sarah Burles 02/09/2024 07/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels (Second departure) Imogen Corrigan 03/09/2024 06/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Ancient Sicily Jamie Sewell 03/09/2024 12/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Douro River Cruise on the Royal Barge (Second departure) Martin Symington 06/09/2024 13/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Isle of Wight Suzanne Fagence Cooper 09/09/2024 14/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Lycian Cruise (Second departure) Gillian Hovell 14/09/2024 21/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Early Christian & Medieval Rome Eireann Marshall 17/09/2024 22/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Pompeii with Herculaneum (Second departure) Steve Mastin 21/09/2024 26/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna (Second departure) Nick Jackson

23/09/2024

27/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Romney Marsh Churches (Second departure) Imogen Corrigan 23/09/2024 27/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Aquileia: City of Antiquity (Second departure) Andrew Wilson 23/09/2024 28/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Country Houses of North Norfolk Andrew Taylor 23/09/2024 28/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Art on the Côte d'Azur Suzanne Fagence Cooper 23/09/2024 30/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Turin: Art & Architecture of the Kingdom of Savoy Sarah Burles 24/09/2024 30/09/2024 BOOK NOW
Caspar David Friedrich at 250: The Age of Romanticism Tom Abbott 07/09/2024 13/09/2024 BOOK NOW

 

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October

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Verdi Festival in Parma Sandy Burnett 02/10/2024 07/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Palladio: Venice & the Villas of the Veneto Charles Hind 03/10/2024 12/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Wildlife of Albania Kevin Hand 04/10/2024 11/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Uzbekistan: Cities of the Silk Road Steve Mastin 04/10/2024 15/10/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Connoisseur's Cambridge Sarah Burles 07/10/2024 10/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Eastern Slovakia: Artistic Treasures at the Foot of the High Tatra Mountains Alex Koller 07/10/2024 15/10/2024 BOOK NOW
On the Trail of Caravaggio: His Life, Works & Muses (Register interest) Marie-Anne Mancio 08/10/2024 18/10/2024 REGISTER INTEREST
The Riviera di Levante (Second departure) Christopher Wellington 10/10/2024 17/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Ancient & Medieval Cyprus (Second departure) Gillian Hovell 14/10/2024 24/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Wexford Opera Festival Donald Maxwell 17/10/2024 21/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Moorish Spain: Córdoba & Granada Steve Mastin 18/10/2024 24/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Piero della Francesca Lucrezia Walker 21/10/2024 28/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Roussillon Hugh Doherty 21/10/2024 28/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Japan in Autumn: History, Art & Landscape Alex Koller 22/10/2024 07/11/2024 FULLY BOOKED
Oxford College Chapels & Organs Nicholas Wearne 23/10/2024 25/10/2024 BOOK NOW
Havelis: Painted Mansions of Rajasthan Cosmo Samuel Brockway 24/10/2024 07/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Athens, Delphi & the Peloponnese Gillian Hovell 25/10/2024 04/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Bruges Sarah Burles 28/10/2024 01/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Glyndebourne (Register Interest) Nicholas Wearne TBC TBC REGISTER INTEREST
       

November

     
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Beethoven & The Early Romantics: Narratio String Quartet at Hintlesham Hall Paul Jackson 11/11/2024 14/11/2024 BOOK NOW
From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses Andrew Spira 11/11/2024 17/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Renaissance Florence: City of Wonders Sarah Burles 11/11/2024 18/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Vienna 1900 (First departure) Alex Koller 12/11/2024 17/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Bath Mozartfest (Register interest) Sandy Burnett 13/11/2024 17/11/2024 REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Architecture of Puglia Andrew Spira 18/11/2024 25/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Vienna 1900 (Second departure) Alex Koller 19/11/2024 24/11/2024 BOOK NOW
The Coto Doñana & Seville Kevin Hand 19/11/2024 26/11/2024 BOOK NOW
Morocco: Archaeology of the Western Kingdom  Eireann Marshall 23/11/2024 04/12/2024 BOOK NOW

December

Ancient Egypt and the Nile: From Cairo to Aswan Gillian Hovell 04/12/2024 15/12/2024 BOOK NOW
York Early Music Christmas Festival TBC TBC TBC REGISTER INTEREST