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As the festive season approaches, now is the ideal time to plan a cultural holiday in the early months of 2024 to look forward to once the celebrations subside. Limited spaces remain on a number of ACE tours taking place early next year. From far-flung destinations such as South Korea and Algeria, to musical delights on offer closer to home in Bath and Birmingham, there is something for everyone.



Distant Destinations


South Korea

4 - 18 March, 2024

With Alex Koller


Explore the pagodas, palaces, temples and tumuli of South Korea at sites including Changdeokgung, Gyeongju, Haeinsa, Jongmyo, Seokguram and Bulguksa.


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Algeria: Riches of the Past

16 - 28 April, 2024

With Philip Kenrick


Travelling across Algeria's diverse landscapes, discover UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Casbah in Algiers, Timgad, Djémila and the M’Zab valley.


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Great Art Collections of Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington

1 - 9 May, 2024

With Sarah Burles


This brand new tour explores the rich holdings of paintings, sculpture and works of decorative art at important sites such as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art, alongside some lesser-known gems.


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UK tours


Cambridge College Chapels & Organs

8 - 11 February, 2024

With Nicholas Wearne


Sample the university’s superlative choral tradition at King’s College Chapel, and experience delightful organ playing courtesy of expert organist and lecturer Nicholas Wearne.


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Imogen Cooper & Friends at Crathorne Hall

4 - 7 March, 2024

With Russell Keable


Enjoy an exclusive, private concert series featuring internationally famous pianist Dame Imogen Cooper in the elegant surroundings of North Yorkshire's Crathorne Hall Hotel.


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Bath Bachfest

15 - 18 February, 2024

With Sandy Burnett


Take in the full 2024 Bach Festival in the beautiful city of Bath, including performances by Tenebrae, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Academy of Ancient Music.


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Wildlife in Norfolk

19 - 23 February, 2024

With Kevin Hand


Norfolk is renowned for its unspoilt coastlines and outstanding natural habitats. Winter offers one of the best times to experience its wildlife, from migratory birds to grey seals.


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Elgar, Birmingham & Worcester

26 February - 2 March, 2024

With Nicholas Wearne


Enjoy private recitals from our Tour Director, organist Nicholas Wearne, in Great Malvern Priory and St George’s, Worcester, where Elgar was organist.


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20th Century Yorkshire: Art & Architecture

16 - 21 April, 2024

With Alan Powers


Discover the rich array of modern art and architecture to be found across Yorkshire on this brand new tour, in the company of Alan Powers, an expert in 20th century design.


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European tours


The Bay of Naples

19 - 26 February, 2024

With Alex Koller


Learn about the rich heritage of Naples, from classical antiquity to the 18th century, with a particular focus on the city’s Baroque art treasures.


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Art in Berlin

8 - 14 April, 2024

With Tom Abbott


Discover Berlin’s rich art collections and historical architecture, from ancient sculpture at The Bode Museum to contemporary art in a converted bunker at The Boros Foundation.


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Art on the Côte d'Azur

4 - 11 March, 2024

With Sarah Burles


Visit museums dedicated to individual artists such as Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Léger and Renoir, and find out what made these artists and others travel to the south of France to live and work.


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Music & Opera in Dresden

2 - 8 April, 2024

With Paul Jackson 


Attend productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Semper Opera House, and enjoy concerts by the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Dresden Philharmonic.


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Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour

27 February - 4 March, 2024

With Tom Abbott


In the city known as 'La Serenissima', explore the richness of the Venetian palette through a wonderful array of art and architecture across palazzi, galleries and churches.


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Wildlife & Walking in Extremadura

20 - 27 March, 2024

With Kevin Hand


Explore the rolling plains of Extremadura, one of the most untouched areas of Spain, and visit the Parque Natural de Monfragüe, the finest raptor-watching site in Europe.


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