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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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Bohemian Heartland: Art & Music in Prague from CICERONI Travel.
Several private visits to important palaces and collections.
See the famous Lobkowicz collection of paintings
Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture and design of great beauty.
Opportunity to attend opera, ballet and concert performances. Unhurried pace and plenty of free time.

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Themed visit to Rome in celebration of the Baroque. Private visit to Villa Borghese, to include all of Bernini’s early masterpieces & six Caravaggio paintings. An opportunity to see Palazzo Farnese to view Carracci’s remarkable frescoed Galleria Farnese. Private visits to a range of difficult to access churches & palaces.

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Earth, Fire, Air & Water: Private Gardens of Eastern Sicily from CICERONI Travel. Four full days of private garden visits hosted by the owners. Led by renowned local gardener, Rachel Lamb. Stunning botanical variety seen at the best time of the year to visit. One of Sicily’s finest private palaces, in Catania, also included.

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A Scottish Surprise: Treasures of the Tweed Valley from CICERONI Travel. Opportunity to visit one of Scotland’s most picturesque regions with a remarkable selection of castles and country houses. Private visits to houses normally not available to groups. Gardens will be at their mid-summer best! Comfortable hotel set in idyllic position.

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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.

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