ACE Cultural Tours - Expert-led cultural tours since 1958

Request a copy of the new ACE Cultural Tours 2017 brochure, packed with over 120 expert-led tours in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

ACE Cultural Tours is the UK's leading cultural tour operator. Over 55 years' experience goes into every one of our 200 annual departures, which give you access to the cultural heart of each destination we visit.

Our small group tours cover a wide variety of themes: art, architecture, archaeology, history, music, regional culture and natural history.

Some of our most popular tours include:

  • South Korea & Western Japan: Travel from the capitals of ancient Korean kingdoms through the heartlands of western Japan, tracing the interactions of the early kingdoms.
  • Bach Festival in Leipzig: The city's 2017 Bachfest has been specially programmed to include performances of Bach's choral, organ and piano music.
  • Pompeii with Herculaneum: Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed yet preserved by the volcanic catastrophe, offer unrivalled insight into day-to-day life in the Roman empire.
  • Villas & Gardens in Lazio: Discover the beautiful villas and country gardens in and around Rome in the company of art historian Dr Peter Higginson. Highlights include the Villa Adriana at Tivoli, Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola and the Giardino di Ninfa.

ACE offers stimulating programmes to destinations across the globe. Each of our 2017 tours is led by one of our Tour Directors who utilise their expert knowledge to bring the history, art, architecture, music and natural world to life through talks and regular on-site guidance. They are also personally involved in the planning and development of every tour they lead.

Our Tours

ACE focuses closely on designing itineraries that include privileged access, exclusive visits and private concerts to explore themes that are characterised by their originality and diversity. You need no prior knowledge of a subject to enjoy one of our programmes.

We consider different cuisines as part of the cultural experience and like to give you the chance to eat local dishes. Dinners at carefully researched restaurants allow our groups to relax in the evening and discuss the day's visits. We look after single travellers ensuring there is always somebody with whom to share a coffee or a meal.

Request a copy of the new ACE Cultural Tours 2017 brochure, packed with over 120 expert-led tours in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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