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Summer Tours 2017

Find out where to travel this Summer by taking a look at our cultural tours departing from June to August 2017.

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New 2017 Tours

Planning your cultural break for 2017? Keep abreast of next year's new cultural tours as we release them online over the summer. Latest update on 2 Feb.

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Late Availability

There is still time to book a tour this March, April and May, check out which tours have places. Latest update on Mon 20 Feb

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Our tours are led throughout by expert lecturers – both specialists in their fields and convivial hosts. We welcome a select band of new Tour Directors to our portfolio every year.

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ACE CULTURAL TOURS is a subsidiary of the charitable organisation the ACE Foundation (the Association for Cultural Exchange), an educational trust founded in 1958.

Profits from our tours are used to support the work of our parent charity, which funds education projects at home and abroad, many of them related to places visited by ACE CULTURAL TOURS.

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03 February 2017
Verdi Festival 2016

As the 2017 Verdi program is finalised, we found some diary notes from Tour Director John Bryden whilst on tour last October, enjoying a spectacular Verdi Festival


31 January 2017
Bulgarian and Serbian Monasteries

For the second year in a row I will have the privilege of visiting Bulgaria and Serbia with two ACE groups in fairly quick succession. Spring is a great time to come to this part of the world, even though one can always be surprised by some capricious weather – I remember some beautiful snow-capped mountains even in the very South of Bulgaria last year!


13 January 2017
Travelogue from Lisbon

Christopher Catling has just returned from Lisbon where he spent Christmas and New Year preparing to lead ACE's March 2017 tour of Portuguese palaces and gardens. Here he reports that Lisbon is in the midst of a building boom, but that some aspects of Portuguese culture never change.