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CICERONI Travel by Ciceroni Travel

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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.

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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!

CICERONI Travel Holidays

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Puglia Across the Ages from CICERONI Travel. Leisurely exploration of Puglia, the unspoilt and undiscovered part of Italy. Visits to a wide range of monuments from medieval and later periods. Time to absorb the wonders of Lecce, a jewel of southern Italian Baroque. Wonderful and unknown Norman Cathedrals and Castle. Excellent food and wine.

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Private access to the ‘Great Houses’ of Barbados from the Jacobean period to Oliver Messel’s renowned work. Private lunches in a number of houses & visits to several of the island’s tropical gardens. In-depth analysis of the island’s colonial past, led by an expert on Caribbean history. We stay at the renowned Cobbler’s Cove Hotel.

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Comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia & modern Iran. See Persepolis & other sites of the Archaemenid Empire. 3 nights in each of magnificent Shiraz & Isfahan with their spectacular mosques, shrines & bazaars. See some of the best ‘Persian’ gardens. Atmospheric south-east Iranian towns of Kerman, Mahan & Rayan, ignored by many tours, included

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The Dalmatian Coast: An Introduction to Croatia from CICERONI Travel,
Spectacular scenery along the island-peppered Dalmatian coastline
Captivating Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Explore the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
Centrally located hotels in Split and Hvar Island.
Visits to Hvar, Vis & Korcula

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Fall Beauties: Boston & the Berkshires from CICERONI Travel; Superb opportunity to discover Boston’s cultural & art institutions. Remarkable in-depth view of the newly displayed Museum of Fine Arts. Visits to the newly reopened art galleries at Harvard & Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. Excellently located historic hotel in fashionable Back Bay

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