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Opera & Music in Berlin

One of the world's most foremost Wagner experts and ACE Tour Director, John Deathridge, explores die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which we will be hearing on our tour to Berlin in 2019.


Chichester & the South Downs

Richard Pailthorpe talks about his career in heritage and his passion for historical houses in his native West Sussex.


Engage with wildlife on an ACE Nature Tour

We caught up with ACE Tour Director Mark Welch exploring a site of scientific interest in north Cambridgeshire and find out how travellers can engage with wildlife on tour with Mark in Norfolk.‚Äč


Art on the Seine

Art historians Sarah Burles and Peter Higginson explore art on the Seine, from the Bayeux tapestry to the French impressionists.


Armistice and the 'Ypres Salient'

Military historian John Greenacre explores the British situation in the Belgian city of Ypres during the Great War and the highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Poetry: An extra dimension

One of the highlights of the 2018 calendar of ACE history tours will be our special exploration of Poetry and the Great War, commemorating one hundred years since the end of the First World War.

A Chamber Music Festival with a Difference

Sandy Burnett introduces the wonderfully remote town of Kuhmo, the magnificent Chamber Music Festival that happens there and the unique nature of ACE's tour this summer.



Emilie Capulet at Steinway Hall

Concert pianist Emilie Capulet talks to us from London's Steinway Hall on what makes her tour to Aix-en-Provence so special to her and to the artists and concert-goers who visit the city for the festival.


Hepworth and the 'Artists of the North'

Art historian Suzanne Fagence Cooper introduces the beguiling work of Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and other modernists for this ACE tour that goes in search of the 'Artists of the North'.

South Africa with John Parker

A series of fascinating short interviews with Professor John Parker, on the magnificent flora of South Africa's Western Cape.


Episode 3 | Glowing tubes of colour

Episode 2 | Amazing riches from South Africa's spring



Episode 1 | Magnificent flowers of the Western Cape

6 Dec, 2017 | John Parker



Matisse's Rosary Chapel

ACE Tour Director Suzanne Fagence Cooper introduces the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence by Matisse, a highlight of the Art on the Côte d'Azur tour.


Victor Hugo & the Battle of Waterloo

Tour Director Nick Lipscombe explores the influence of Victor Hugo on our collective understanding of the Battle of Waterloo.


Wellington & Napoleon at Waterloo

Delve into the minds of the figures behind Waterloo, one of the most decisive military encounters in history.


What life was like in the Roman Empire?

Tour Director and archaeologist Andrew Wilson explains in a new video for ACE, how the surviving two-storey villas at Herculaneum offer a real sense of what life was like in the Roman Empire.


Music and Motion, Seine River Cruise from Paris to Honfleur

ACE Tour Director, John Bryden introduces this magical river cruise and plays some snippets of music inspired by water and motion, part of his programme of evening piano recitals on board. 


Secrets of Gujarat's Traditional Crafts and Tribal Communities

Annie Owen introduce’s ACE’s unique tour to Gujarat and shows off some of the intricate and colourful textiles made in the region.


Inside Enigma: Mark Baldwin and the Enigma Machine

Discover the secrets of code breaking when our Tour Director Mark Baldwin demonstrates his own Enigma machine.


Douro River Cruise with Martin Symington

Martin Symington discusses his connections with the Duoro Valley, and gives an insight into what participants on the 2017 River Cruise have to look forward to.


Bach Festival in Leipzig, with John Bryden

ACE Tour Director and international concert pianist John Bryden gives a very special introduction to next year's tour to Leipzig.


Customer testimonials | Palladio with Charles Hind

On our Palladio tour last year we had the opportunity to ask some of our customers what makes travelling on an ACE tour so special.