TOURS FOR THE CULTURALLY-CURIOUS TRAVELLER
If you are looking for inspiration for your next cultural trip, browse through this collection of highlights. These cultural tours are great favourites with ACE travellers.
In the company of a specialist in the arts, music or history you will discover the cultural story of the places you visit on tour.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017....
Byzantine & Roman Ravenna Discover the superb collection of monuments and mosaics in the former Byzantine capital. Mar 13-17, Jun 12-16 & Sept 11-15
Aquileia: City of Antiquity Many exceptional 4th century mosaics and historic sites remain unscathed in this once great Roman town. Mar 6-10, Jun 5-9 & Sept 4-8
Pompeii with Herculaneum Wander through preserved Roman streets and houses and imagine day-to-day life nearly 2,000 years ago. Apr 1-7 & Oct 21-27
Bologna, Mantua & Parma Admire the region's artistic splendours, from works by Rubens and Leonardo to imposing pallazzi. Apr 24-30 & Sept
Secret War Unravel the myriad clandestine strategems dreamt up by British Intelligence during World War II. Apr 20-22 & Aug 17-19
Ancient Sicily Absorb the monumental magnificence of Sicily's Classical heritage, from Agrigento and Syracuse to Ortygia. May 8-17 & Sept 4-13
Villas & Gardens of Lazio May 13-19
Villas & Gardens in the Italian Lakes May 2-Jun 3 Explore some of the world's finest Italian houses and gardens and uncover their rich social and political histories.
Aldeburgh Festival Jun The atmospheric surroundings of Snape Maltings provide an idyllic setting for world-renowned musicians to perform. See the 2016 programme>>
Glyndebourne Oct & Nov Glyndebourne's annual tour starts at home where we enjoy opera productions on consecutive evenings. See the 2016 programme>>
Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels Discover the hidden gems and iconic masterpieces that adorn the churches in this heartland of late medieval England. Mar 28-31 & Jun 13-16
Art on the Cóte d'Azur The light and landscapes of this glittering coastal area has helped produce a rich legacy of art and architecture. Mar 13-20, Sept 11-18 & Oct 16-23
Roussillon Enjoy the charms of a picturesque historic region that inspired so many 20th century artists. Apr 3-10 & Oct 30-Nov 6
Isles of Scilly The archipelago's location and singluar maritime micro-climate endows this Atlantic haven with botanical and ornithological interest May 9-16 & Sept 5-12