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The ACE Experience

In 2018 we will be offering over 200 stimulating programmes to destinations throughout the world as well as in the UK, from one-day study courses to extended tours.

OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

ACE Cultural tours is the UK’s longest established cultural travel tour operator with more than 55 years’ experience. Our tours cover a variety of themes:

ART

ARCHITECTURE

ARCHAEOLOGY

HISTORY

MUSIC

REGIONAL CULTURE

NATURAL HISTORY

Our Tour Directors illustrate and illuminate their themes with formal lectures and on-site talks, and where appropriate local guides will supplement their knowledge. Many itineraries include privileged access, exclusive visits and private concerts to further enhance your enjoyment. No prior knowledge is needed, just an interest in the subject concerned.


 

The overall standard was excellent and each day matched the high quality of the day before | ACE Customer.

 

 

EXPERT TOUR DIRECTORS

Our experienced Tour Directors are chosen not only for their specialist knowledge but equally for their ability to communicate their passion to others with clarity and enthusiasm. They are personally involved in the planning and creation of our tours from the earliest stages.


 

"Our Tour Director raised the bar of expectation of our guides." | ACE Customer

 

"Tour Director was exceptional for his knowledge and ability and willingness to answer questions." | ACE Customer

 

 

VALUE FOR MONEY 

Our tours are very comprehensive and our customers frequently compliment us on their value for money and the fact that there are very few personal expenses apart from the occasional meal and drinks.


 

"Excellent and very full trip, showing architecture, art and political history, all explained by a very interesting and knowledgeable lecturer. Very good value for money!" | ACE Customer

 


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REQUEST A BROCHURE

Discover brand new tours in our Christmas and Spring brochures.

 

FEATURED TOURS

Algeria: Rome Meets the Sahara

May 14 - 23, 2018; £3375 | Philip Kenrick

Discover the Roman colony of Timgad, the “Pompeii of Africa”, founded by Emperor Trajan on the edge of the Aurè€s Mountains, walk amongst the Roman ruins at Gemellae on the fringe of the Sahara Desert and Explore Tipasa, an enchanting coastal town featuring Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine ruins above a sparkling azure sea. More >>

 

Wagner's Ring Cycle in Dresden

Apr 22 - May 9, 2018; £3945 | Andrew Wilson

Experience all four Ring Cycle operas in the company of one of the world’s foremost experts on Wagner, immersed in the town where the composer made his name. More >>

 

Crete, Birds, Flowers and Minoans

April 10 - 17, 2018; £1995 | Kevin Hand

Absorb captivating views across the Cretan landscape from the beautiful Lassithi Plateau and explore the Minoan palace at Knossos in addition to the remains at Gournia and Malia. More >>

 

Art Treasures of St Petersburg

Feb 12 - 19, 2018; £2345 | Colin Bailey

Enjoy extended visits to the world’s largest collection of paintings in the Hermitage Museum – including a visit to the holdings of the State Depository. More >>

 

 

 
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