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Founded in 1958, ACE is by far the oldest and most experienced provider of study tours and cultural travel in the United Kingdom, running tours, cruises and courses in the British Isles, Europe and across the globe.

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As a result of the lifting of many of the previous restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we anticipate that it will soon be possible to operate a number of our scheduled tours. For more information on our policy, click here. 

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06 April 2021
Aix-en-Provence and its Festivals

The Aix-en-Provence ‘Festival de Pâques’ was founded in 2013 by the French violinist Renaud Capuçon and takes place in several venues across the town, including the historic 18th century Théâtre du Jeu de Paume and the spectacular Grand Théâtre de Provence. This annual festival runs for two weeks over the Easter period and attracts internationally renowned musicians. Since 2015, Emilie Capulet has been leading an ACE tour each year to Aix-en-Provence to attend the Festival; here, she shares some of her insights and experiences of the city.

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12 March 2021
A Spotlight on Longford Castle
Longford Castle is a remarkable country house located upon the River Avon near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Dating back to Elizabethan times, this magnificent home has been transformed by one family over the course of the past three hundred years into the setting for one of Britain’s finest collections of art. ACE is delighted to announce that a private guided tour of Longford Castle will feature on our tour of Art Collections & Stately Homes of the West Country later in 2021.

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04 March 2021
Dante in Ravenna
2021 marks 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri, who died in exile in Ravenna. ACE Tour Director Andrew Wilson muses on the city where Italy's great poet finished composing his epic work, The Divine Comedy.

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