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2025 Provisional Tour Schedule

We are delighted to introduce a provisional overview of our planned departures for 2025.

 

 

Please note that some tours and dates (including month of departure) may be subject to change or confirmation, and we cannot guarantee that all the tours listed below will go ahead. This schedule will be regularly updated with Tour Directors and dates, and new releases will be activated on this page as they become available to book. Tours in bold have further details available or are already on sale, and can be clicked through to view more. Tours in standard font are not yet available for sale, but you can register an interest in them by clicking the corresponding 'REGISTER INTEREST' button next to the tour name. 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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The Travelling Companions, Augustus Egg, 1862. Public domain via Birmingham Museums Trust.

 

 

January

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Secret Treasures of Egypt with a Nile Cruise Gillian Hovell 06/01/2025 19/01/2025 BOOK NOW
A Journey Through Vietnam: History, Art & Culture Alex Koller 19/01/2025 03/02/2025 BOOK NOW
Mozart Festival in Salzburg Ashley Solomon 24/01/2025 30/01/2025 BOOK NOW
Wildlife & Walking in Norfolk: Winter Tour Kevin Hand 27/01/2025 31/01/2025 BOOK NOW
Shakespeare at Stratford REGISTER INTEREST
   

February

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (First departure) Tom Abbott 04/02/2025 10/02/2025 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Somerset: Winter Tour Peter Exley 05/02/2025 08/02/2025 BOOK NOW
Renaissance Florence: City of Wonders (first departure) Sarah Burles 10/02/2025 17/02/2025 BOOK NOW
Art Treasures of Naples: From the Romans to the Baroque Alex Koller 24/02/2025 03/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Bath Bachfest REGISTER INTEREST
Cambridge College Chapels & Organs REGISTER INTEREST
   

March

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna (first departure) Andrew Wilson 03/03/2025 07/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Art on the Côte d'Azur (first departure) Sarah Burles 03/03/2025 10/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Art Treasures of Manchester (first departure) Julia Marwood 03/03/2025 06/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Aquileia: City of Antiquity (first departure) Jamie Sewell 10/03/2025 15/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Art Treasures of Manchester (second departure) Julia Marwood 17/03/2025 20/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Stained Glass in England: Style, Technique & Colour (first departure) Alex Koller 17/03/2025 21/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Wildlife & Walking in Extremadura (active edition) Kevin Hand 19/03/2025 26/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Fenland Abbeys Oliver Coulson 20/03/2025 24/03/2025 BOOK NOW
Pompeii with Herculaneum (first departure) Steve Mastin 21/03/2025 27/03/2025 FULLY BOOKED
Music & Opera in New York (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Country House Music Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Art Treasures of Dresden: Porcelain & Paintings REGISTER INTEREST

 

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April

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Algeria: Encounters between Rome & North Africa Niccolò Mugnai 01/04/2025 13/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Flemish Painting: From van Eyck to Rubens Marie-Anne Mancio 01/04/2025 06/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Cornwall Calling: The Artists of Newlyn, Lamorna & St Ives Sarah Burles 07/04/2025 12/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Art Treasures of Berlin: Historical Riches Tom Abbott 07/04/2025 13/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Douro River Cruise on the Royal Barge (first departure) Martin Symington 11/04/2025 18/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Jordan: Kingdoms of the Desert Nick Jackson 12/04/2025 22/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Crete (relaxed edition) Kevin Hand 15/04/2025 22/04/2025 BOOK NOW
Lycian Cruise (first departure - longer version) Gillian Hovell 26/04/2025 10/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Romney Marsh Churches Imogen Corrigan 28/04/2025 02/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Great Art Collections of Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Sarah Burles 30/04/2025 08/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Yorkshire: From Arts & Crafts to Modernism REGISTER INTEREST
The Rights of Man REGISTER INTEREST
Wild & Ancient Sardinia REGISTER INTEREST
Bavarian Baroque REGISTER INTEREST
Wildlife & Walking in the Alentejo & Algarve REGISTER INTEREST
Music & Opera in Berlin REGISTER INTEREST
Music in Provence REGISTER INTEREST
   

May

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Great Bardfield & Beyond: Mid-Century Art & Design in East Anglia Alan Powers 06/05/2025 10/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (first departure) Russell Keable 08/05/2025 14/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (second departure) Michael Downes 13/05/2025 19/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation Julia Marwood 13/05/2025 19/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Wildlife & Walking on the Isles of Scilly Peter Exley & Diana Ward 13/05/2025 20/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Japan in Springtime: History, Art & Landscape Alex Koller 13/05/2025 29/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Wildlife & Walking in Extremadura (relaxed edition) Kevin Hand 21/05/2025 28/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Shostakovich Festival in Leipzig: Anniversary Tour Richard Wigmore 23/05/2025 30/05/2025 BOOK NOW
Kazakhstan: From the Silk Road to Sir Norman Foster (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Wonders of Georgia (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland REGISTER INTEREST
Vienna: City of the Arts REGISTER INTEREST
Ancient Cyprus (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Wagner’s Ring Cycle (month to be confirmed) REGISTER INTEREST
The Riviera di Levante (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Art Deco in Belgium REGISTER INTEREST

June

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Churches of Herefordshire & Shropshire (first departure) Imogen Corrigan 02/06/2025 06/06/2025 BOOK NOW
Bauhaus: German Modern Art & Design Alan Powers 03/06/2025 08/06/2025 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Somerset: Summer Tour Peter Exley 19/06/2025 22/06/2025 BOOK NOW
Churches of Suffolk Imogen Corrigan 30/06/2025 04/07/2025 BOOK NOW
Islay, Jura & Colonsay REGISTER INTEREST
Dingle & the Ring of Kerry REGISTER INTEREST
St Magnus Festival on Orkney REGISTER INTEREST
Aldeburgh Festival (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Aldeburgh Festival (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Hadrian's Wall REGISTER INTEREST
East Neuk Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Bach Festival in Leipzig REGISTER INTEREST
Hungary: Kingdom of the Magyars REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Landscape in Switzerland (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Northern Greece REGISTER INTEREST
Verona Opera Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Danube River Cruise REGISTER INTEREST

 

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July

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Wildlife & Walking in Norfolk: Summer Tour Mark Welch 07/07/2025 11/07/2025 BOOK NOW
Iceland: Forces of Nature Harriet Allen 08/07/2025 18/07/2025 BOOK NOW
Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk Sarah Burles 21/07/2025 24/07/2025 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Orkney REGISTER INTEREST
Wild & Ancient Hebrides REGISTER INTEREST
Houses & Gardens of Herefordshire & the Welsh Borders REGISTER INTEREST
Buxton International Festival (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Buxton International Festival (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
York Early Music Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Hereford Three Choirs Festival (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Hereford Three Choirs Festival (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Medieval Burgundy REGISTER INTEREST
Ireland's Ancient Heartland REGISTER INTEREST
The Hanseatic League: An Artistic Legacy REGISTER INTEREST

August

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Northumbria in the First Millennium (first departure) Imogen Corrigan 04/08/2025 08/08/2025 BOOK NOW
Sussex Modernism: Artists & Writers on the Downs Suzanne Fagence Cooper 06/08/2025 09/08/2025 BOOK NOW
Northumbria in the First Millennium (second departure) Imogen Corrigan 11/08/2025 15/08/2025 BOOK NOW
Dorset Country Houses & Churches Charles Hind 11/08/2025 16/08/2025 BOOK NOW
William Morris in the Cotswolds: From the Pre-Raphaelites to Arts & Crafts Christopher Bourne 11/08/2025 16/08/2026 BOOK NOW
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Schubert in Schwarzenberg REGISTER INTEREST
Sibelius Festival in Finland: 160th Anniversary Tour REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Ceramics of the Industrial Revolution REGISTER INTEREST
Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Ceramics in Copenhagen & North Zealand REGISTER INTEREST
Music on the Côte d’Azur REGISTER INTEREST
Glyndebourne Summer Festival REGISTER INTEREST

September

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Lycian Cruise (second departure - shorter version) Gillian Hovell 06/09/2025 13/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Aquileia: City of Antiquity (second departure) Jamie Sewell 08/09/2025 13/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna (second departure) Nick Jackson 15/09/2025 19/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Churches of Herefordshire & Shropshire (second departure) Imogen Corrigan 15/09/2025 19/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Wild & Ancient Crete (active edition) Kevin Hand 16/09/2025 23/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Prague & the Vltava Cruise: A Symphony of History & Music Tom Abbott, Paul Jackson & Emilie Capulet 17/09/2025 25/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Art on the Côte d'Azur (second departure) Andrew Spira 22/09/2025 29/09/2025 BOOK NOW
Douro River Cruise on the Royal Barge (second departure) Martin Symington 26/09/2025 03/10/2025 BOOK NOW
Art Treasures of Berlin: The Modern & Contemporary Tom Abbott 29/09/2025 05/10/2025 BOOK NOW
Haydn in Eisenstadt: Herbstgold Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Isle of Wight REGISTER INTEREST
Wild & Ancient Crete (active edition) REGISTER INTEREST
Country Houses of North Norfolk REGISTER INTEREST
Scottish Art & Craft in Edinburgh & Dundee REGISTER INTEREST
Ancient Sicily REGISTER INTEREST
Turin: Art & Architecture of the Kingdom of Savoy REGISTER INTEREST
The Dodecanese Islands REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Landscape in Switzerland (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
The Riviera di Levante (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST

 

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October

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Pompeii with Herculaneum (second departure) Eireann Marshall 06/10/2025 12/10/2025 BOOK NOW
Jane Austen at 250 Suzanne Fagence Cooper 06/10/2025 11/10/2025 BOOK NOW
Japan in Autumn: History, Art & Landscape Alex Koller 21/10/2025 06/11/2025 BOOK NOW
Mekong Cruise (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Ethiopia (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Chinese Civilisation (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
International Chopin Piano Competition (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
The Arts & Crafts of Young Poland (register interest) REGISTER INTEREST
Ancient Cyprus (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Glyndebourne (first departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Glyndebourne (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Wexford Opera Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Connoisseurs' Cambridge REGISTER INTEREST
Bulgaria: Thracians, Ottomans & Painted Monasteries REGISTER INTEREST
Music Festival at Hintlesham Hall REGISTER INTEREST
Uzbekistan: Cities of the Silk Road REGISTER INTEREST
Oxford International Song Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Roussillon REGISTER INTEREST
Bruges REGISTER INTEREST
Palladio: Venice & the Villas of the Veneto REGISTER INTEREST
Havelis: Painted Mansions of Rajasthan REGISTER INTEREST
Athens, Delphi & the Peloponnese REGISTER INTEREST
Wildlife & Walking in Albania REGISTER INTEREST
Caravaggio in Italy REGISTER INTEREST
   

November

 
  TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN  
Renaissance Florence: City of Wonders (second departure) Sarah Burles 10/11/2025 17/11/2025 BOOK NOW
Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (second departure) Tom Abbott 11/11/2025 17/11/2025 BOOK NOW
Stained Glass in England: Style, Technique & Colour (second departure) Alex Koller 17/11/2025 21/11/2025 BOOK NOW
Oxford College Chapels & Organs REGISTER INTEREST
Vienna 1900 REGISTER INTEREST
Art & Architecture of Puglia REGISTER INTEREST
From Bologna to Parma: A Feast for the Soul & Senses REGISTER INTEREST
Morocco: Archaeology of the Western Kingdom REGISTER INTEREST
Piero della Francesca REGISTER INTEREST
Everyday Life in Ancient Rome REGISTER INTEREST
Renaissance Florence: City of Wonders (second departure) REGISTER INTEREST
Al-Andalus: Córdoba & Granada REGISTER INTEREST

Bath Mozartfest (first departure)

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Bath Mozartfest (second departure)

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Hidden Athens

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December

TOUR DIRECTOR DEPART RETURN
York Early Music Christmas Festival REGISTER INTEREST
Ancient Treasures of Naples REGISTER INTEREST
Ancient Egypt & the Nile: From Cairo to Aswan REGISTER INTEREST
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