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Classic Tours




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. 




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