ACE offers a wide range of courses and cruises
Our programme for 2014 covers firm favourites such as Roman and Byzantine Ravenna, as well as new departures including Aberdeenshire, Rome, and Oman.
In 2014 we admire the genius of William Kent in Norfolk and Palladio in the Veneto, and explore architectural riches in Palermo, St Petersburg and Istria.
We trace the routes of famous artists and explore prolific artistic ages in 2014, seeking out art treasures in Saxony, Holland, Vienna and more.
Our selection of Christmas and New Year itineraries in 2013 covers some of Europe’s richest cultural heritage, from fine art in Milan to Fado and fireworks in Lisbon.
On our small ship cruises – for between 15 and 30 participants – we explore Portugal’s Douro River aboard the royal barge, as well as the Lycian coast of Turkey.
Although we don’t offer any gastronomy tours in 2014 many tours include cuisine of very high quality, not least our cruises in Provence and Portugal.
We mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with new tours and special events, and tackle a range of historical subjects from mediaeval Spain to the Industrial Revolution.
In 2014 we visit historic halls and houses from Scotland to the Cotswolds. Further afield we tour palaces and country houses in Denmark, as well as exquisite gardens in Italy and France.
Our music tours in 2014 take in diverse festivals from opera in Riga to Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate, and we inaugurate a new classical music lecture series.
Our natural history programme in 2014 beckons wildlife enthusiasts to spectacular and remote regions from northernmost Caledonia to the Faroe Islands and New Zealand.
In 2014, we contextualise the history and cultural heritage of specific destinations as diverse as Japan, Hungary, Mongolia and Lorraine.
On each of our tours to Shakespeare’s Stratford in 2014 we see three RSC performances, and we explore behind the scenes of the theatres of London’s South Bank.