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New Tour Releases

Browse our list of newly released tours for 2018. Our 2018 collection offers a stimulating range of familiar favourites and new experiences, from enchanting natural history tours to dramatic city breaks.




Vienna: City of the Arts

Nov 19 - 23, 2017; £1395 | Alex Koller

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Explore the artistic and architectural highlights of Austria’s capital including visits to the Habsburg dynasty’s winter and summer residences, the imperial Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palaces. More >>



Northern Greece

Jun 18 - 30, 2018; £2650 | Andrew Wilson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Explore the untamed landscape, classical history and fascinating architecture of northern Greece in the company of archaeologist and specialist in the Graeco-Roman world, Andrew Wilson. More >>


Armistice: The Great War

Sep 10 - 15, 2018; £1495 | John Greenacre

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Take a unique opportunity to understand the decisive moments of the First World War one hundred years on from the Armistice. More >>



Valletta International Baroque Festival

Jan 13 - 19, 2018; £1995 | Ashley Solomon

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Escape to the Maltese archipelago on this music tour to join the 2018 Valletta International Baroque Festival. Alongside festival perofrmances we also explore the island's ancient heritage and Baroque architecture. More >>


Villas & Gardens in Lazio

May 13 - 19, 2018; £2295 | Peter Higginson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

From the age of antiquity through the Renaissance and Baroque periods and up to the present day, villas and country gardens have served as centres of rural leisure, aesthetic reflection, philosophic debate and even political strategy. Nowhere is this multiplicity of roles more in evidence than in those of the Roman campagnaMore >>



Bach Festival in Leipzig

June 6 - 12, 2018; £2495 | Sandy Burnett

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Experience a unique musical event, a complete Bach cantata ‘ring cycle’, at the 2018 Bach Festival in the company of Tour Director Sandy Burnett, who himself “masterminded a complete performing cycle of this amazing body of work” between 1997 and 2010. More >>


Bach Festival in Leipzig

June 11 - 18, 2018; £2495 | John Bryden

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

Our tour to the 2018 Bach Festival in the company of musician and broadcaster John Bryden offers the opportunity to become immersed in the festival’s theme of ‘cycles’ during performances given by some of the world’s most experienced ensembles and artists. More >>



Japan in Autumn: Art, temples & Gardens

Nov 2 - 18, 2018; £5995 | Meri Arichi

Journey from Tokyo to Kyoto on this multi-layered tour, which looks behind the mask of contemporary Japan to uncover the nation’s artistic, religious and cultural heritage. More >>



Oct 19 - 22, 2017; £875 | Nicholas Wearne 

Oct 23 - 26, 2017; £875 | Nicholas Wearne

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour programme will present two spectacular and much-loved  operas – Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, the latter of which has not been seen at Glyndebourne since 1982 – a longside Brett Dean’s critically acclaimed Hamlet. All will be presented on Glyndebourne’s home stage.

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Vasari: Father of Art History

Mar 19 - 26, 2018; £1995 | Alex Koller

Discover the artists of Giorgio Vasari’s The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects on this art history tour of Florence.
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Somerset Levels in Winter

Feb 14 - 17, 2018; £595 | Peter Exley

Join the RSPB’s Peter Exley on this winter wildlife tour to look out for Somerset’s growing flock of cranes, recently reintroduced after a 400 year absence.
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Pompeii with

Apr 10 - 16, 2018; £1535 | Andrew

This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson.
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Riviera di Levante: from Genoa to Pisa

Apr 12 - 19, 2018; £2195 | Christopher Wellington

Travel along the Riviera di Levante tracing the artistic legacy of the Italian city-states from Genoa to Pisa. More >>

Art on the Côte d'Azur

Mar 5 - 12, 2018; £2375 | Colin Bailey

Enjoy the rich art collections of the Cote d’Azur in the landscape which inspired artists such as Monet and Bonnard. More >>

Shakespeare at Stratford

Jan 18 - 21, 2018; £695 | Vivien Heilbron

Witness the triumphs and tragedies of Shakespeare’s Rome with Robert Harris’s critically acclaimed Cicero trilogy, adapted by Tony nominated writer Mike PoultonMore >>

Art & Architecture of the Loire Valley

May 14 - 21, 2018; £2590 | Colin Bailey

Discover the rich cultural legacy of the Loire Valley through visits to the varied collections housed in the beautiful chateaux of the region. More >>

Citadels of

Apr 25 - May 2, 2018; £1645 | Alex Koller

Explore the fortified churches of the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania and visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Câlnic Citadel and the three-nave Biertan Forti ed Church.
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