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ACE Cultural Tours

ACE Cultural Tours, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ACE Foundation, is the original provider of cultural travel and a pioneer in adult education.

In 1958 the Association for Cultural Exchange began evolving a unique brand of cultural travel, designed for individuals who wished to learn something new and engage in other cultures. The variety and number of tours has grown steadily ever since. The tours are based on inspiring educational themes and blend cultural sightseeing with privileged visits and explanatory talks. The development of the tours has been an extraordinary adventure in itself, covering over 90 countries and nearly 4000 tours in our first 50 years. Some customers have been on as many as 200 tours within just a few decades!

With such fantastic experience ACE Cultural Tours now conducts over 200 programmes a year, with leading scholars and academics as course directors. Courses run in various lengths and cover a diverse range of subjects. Not only do the profits from the tours go straight back into supporting educational projects worldwide but often it is on the tours that projects are found or initiated that the ACE Foundation then supports.