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CICERONI Travel is a highly regarded company, founded by Tom Duncan, specialising in cultural tours for groups and individuals.

CICERONI is the Italian for a group of eighteenth century Grand Tour Guides. We create and conduct our tours in the relaxed but informative manner of “The Grand Tour” with a particular accent on private visits to houses and gardens, good food and wine, comfortable hotels in enviable country and city locations.

We escort and guide participants to many destinations including the British Isles, Ireland, Italy and around the Mediterranean basin. We enjoy a significant level of repeat bookings as our clients become long standing guests and friends.

Our visits are led by experts whose passion and authority on their subjects are equal to their sense of hospitality, attention to individual client care and above all, their sense of fun.

Welcome to CICERONI’s Grand Tours!

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A Collection of Collections: Exploring Firle & its Treasures, Study Day. Coffee on arrival, followed by a lecture and tour from Firle's Curator, Deborah Gage. After lunch (with wine), handling session with Dame Rosalind Savill, then afternoon tea. The day is limited to 24 participants.

Price from £159 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 1 days
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Firle Treasure Collection

Treasures Great & Small: Woburn Abbey Revealed, Study Day. Coffee on arrival, followed by a lecture given by Woburn’s Curator, Matthew Hirst. After lunch (with wine) we tour the house and have the great privilege of special access to the fabled French porcelain collection, led by Dame Rosalind Savill. The day is strictly limited to 20 participants.

Price from £169 Holiday duration: 1 days
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Woburn Abbey Revealed

Rome under Augustus from CICERONI Travel.
Trace Rome’s transformation under the Emperor Augustus.
Visit will be led by the Director of The British School at Rome.
Coincides with remarkable exhibition on Augustus and Rome – AUGUSTO!
Wonderful range of visits to include private access to important sites associated with ancient Rome’s history.

Price from £1,175 Holiday duration: 4 days
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Rome under Augustus

Restoration Triumph: A Weekend in Bologna from CICERONI Travel
Bologna is one of the great “art cities” of Italy
Great medieval and renaissance architecture in brick
Wonderful paintings from the Carracci family and their followers
Many newly restored palaces and excellent museums
Short visit in comfortable hotel with very good food and wine

Price from £1,195 Holiday duration: 4 days
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A Weekend in Bologna

Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock in the Globe Theatre’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Sir Antony Sher leads the cast of ‘King Lear’ for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Follow in the Bard’s footsteps from London to Stratford with a professional Shakespearean actor. Explore Shakespeare’s Globe & go behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Price from £1,275 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 4 days
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A Shakespearean Masterclass

Wonderful opportunity to explore the work of Caravaggio, his contemporaries and followers. Visit to Borghese Gallery for further works by Caravaggio, his teachers & rivals. Two remarkable works by Caravaggio still in private hands seen by special arrangement. Study Day & visit to the National Gallery (30/11/16) is included with the tour.

Price from £1,280 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 4 days
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Caravaggio & Beyond

The Mosaics of Ravenna from CICERONI Travel, Unique opportunity to come understand the world of late antiquity & early Christianity.Ravenna offers a remarkable series of mosaic cycles reflecting the religious tensions of the period. Neglected sites, such as Pomposa & Faenza, to be included.
Renowned authority, Charles Freeman will lead the tour.

Price from £1,335 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 5 days
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The Mosaics of Ravenna

The Italian Riviera: Genoa & the Gardens of Liguria from CICERONI Travel. Short & inspiring visit to Genoa, a remarkable fusion of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque influence. Wonderful series of grand palaces, some of which we shall visit privately. Genoa’s trading links with Antwerp captured by Rubens and Van Dyck. Visit to La Mortola garden.

Price from £1,355 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 5 days
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Genoa & the Gardens of Liguria

Parma’s Verdi Festival from CICERONI Travel Exciting opportunity to attend Parma’s world famous Verdi Opera Festival. An elegant base for a relaxed few days in a centrally located comfortable hotel .Splendid monuments & works of art across many different periods. Excellent local food & wine! Verdi operas: La Forza del Destino & La Traviata.

Price from £1,385 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 5 days
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Parma’s Verdi Festival

Parma offers an elegant base for a relaxed few days. Splendid monuments & works of art across many different periods. Excellent local food & wine. A visit to ‘Verdi Country’ at Busseto & Sant’Agata. Well-located 4* hotel in the historic centre.

Price from £1,385 Traveller rating:5100% Holiday duration: 4 days
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Discovering Parma