Explore the cultural heritage of Cuba from the art and architecture of Havana to the natural beauty of the Viñales Valley
Delve into layers of history at Bethlehem, Caesarea, and the archeologically astonishing fortress of Masada.
One of two European Capitals of Culture in 2018, Valletta has for several years offered a magnificent annual festival celebrating some of the finest Baroque music in the world.
Following a summer exploring the heady world of Shakespeare’s Rome, the RSC’s winter season delves into another best-selling epic adapted by Poulton: Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy.
More January Tours
22-25: Wildlife in Norfolk
22-4/2: Cambodia & Laos
28-2/2: Mozart Festival in Salzburg
28-5/2: Wagner's Ring in Dresden
Alongside its acclaimed and long-established Mozartfest, the beautiful Georgian city of Bath has created a second annual festival to celebrate one of Europe’s most eminent composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750).
Enjoy extended visits to the world’s largest collection of paintings in the Hermitage Museum – including a visit to the holdings of the State Depository
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
Savour the rich and varied classical musical scene to be found in the city of Birmingham, and spend time exploring Elgar country in nearby Worcester and the Malvern Hills.
This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson
Aquileia, once described by Emperor Justinian as “the greatest of all towns in the West” is today a little known but important Roman city perched on the Adriatic coastline.
Discover the artists of Giorgio Vasari’s The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects on this art history tour of Florence
Enjoy a rousing performance of Bach’s Matthäus Passion in the stunning surroundings of the Thomaskirche, the composer’s final resting place.
More March Tours
3-10: Malta Through History
5-12: Art on the Cote d'Azur
29-3/4: Festtage: Opera in Berlin
TBC: Festival de Paques in Aix en Provence – Register interest
The ‘city of mosaics’ welcomes us for a five-day tour brimming with some of the most impressive early Christian monuments in the world
Absorb captivating views across the Cretan landscape from the beautiful Lassithi Plateau to the stunning Samaria gorge
Explore the varied cultural history of Roussillon from the prehistory origins of human habitation at Tautavel to the Modern Art Museum in Céret
More April Tours
13-17: Schnitger Organs - Register interest
16-22: Moorish Spain
22-9/5: Iran: Glories of Persia
24-28: Vienna: City of the Arts
25-2/5: Citadels of Transylvania
26-28: Secret War
30-6/5: Bologna, Mantua & Parma
More peaceful and relaxed than mainland Britain, Scilly embraces five inhabited islands and dozens of rocky outcrops, rich in sea birds.
Five ACE Tour Directors provide their unique perspectives on our historical and artistic visits, perfectly complemented by afternoon lectures and evening piano recitals.
Wander over rolling plains and through cork and holm oak dehesas in one of the most untouched areas of Spain.
Follow the work of key figures including Robert Adam, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the pioneer obstetrician and collector, William Hunter, founder of the Hunterian Museum.
More May Tours
3-10: Wild Romania
8-15: Isles of Scilly
10-17: Dorset: Isle of Purbeck – Register interest
TBC: Melk Baroque Music Festival – Register interest
14-21: Palaces & Gardens of Portugal - Register interest
14-23: Ancient Sicily
TBC: Handel in Gottingen – Register interest
19-25: Pompeii with Herculaneum
19-25: Villas & Gardens in Lazio
22-29: Poland's Green Lung
30-5/6: Albi & The Languedoc
One hundred years after the guns ceased, join historian John Greenacre and author Vivien Whelpton on this unique exploration of World War I through the words of poets and authors
Visit some of the finest country houses in Ireland across a range of periods and architectural styles
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
Delve into the minds of the figures behind Waterloo, one of the most decisive military encounters in history and enjoy on-site talks in the company of military historian Colonel Nick Lipscombe
More June Tours
TBC: Riga Opera Festival – Register interest
4-11: Upper Austria
6-12: Bach Festival in Leipzig
11-15: Roman & Byzantine Ravenna
11-18: Bach Festival in Leipzig
11-18: Germany's Romantic Road
14-27: Colonial Colombia
TBC: Aldeburgh Festival – Register interest
19-22: Artists' Houses in Sussex
26-29: Artists of the North
This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson.
Explore the artistic highlights of this fascinating trio of cities in the north of Germany.
19-26: Islay, Jura & Colonsay
8–15: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival – Register interest
14–21: Wild & Ancient Orkney
15–22: Medieval Burgundy
16–21: A White Garment of Churches
26–3/8: Danish Palaces & Country Houses
28–1/8: Hereford Three Choirs Festival – Register interest
3–11: Arctic Finland & Norway
6–9: Hadrian’s Wall
13–17: Chichester & the South Downs
14–18: Art Treasures of Copenhagen
16–20: International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival – Register interest
18–29: Russia’s Golden Ring
25–31: Northern Picts
26–2/9: Schubert in Schwarzenberg
Visit the medieval churches of Mtskheta, including the 11th century cathedral once besieged by Tamburlaine.
Take a unique opportunity to understand the decisive moments of the First World War one hundred years on from the Armistice.
4–11: Isles of Scilly
5–11: Beethoven in Bonn
10–15: Armistice: The Great War
10–17: Art on the Cote d’Azur
10–19: Ancient Sicily
16–3/10: Iran: Glories of Persia
24–26: Medieval Winchester
29–5/11: Piero della Francesca
8–19: The Dodecanese Islands
11–21: Ancient Cyprus
12–19: Wildlife of Albania
13–30: Chinese Civilisation
17–26: The Route of Caravaggio
27–2/11:Pompeii with Herculaneum – Register interest
Highlights include Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, whose top floors shimmer with gold leaf, will captivate us alongside the Silver Pavilion, once the retirement villa of a 13th century shogun.