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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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Visit an eclectic selection of villas, gardens and art collections. Discover the contrasting villas of Charles, Vicomte de Noailles in Hyeres and Grasse. Several private gardens not open to the public. Literary associations from Lady Fortescue’s memoirs to Tender is the Night. Beautifully appointed 4* hotel in Mougins.

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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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Remarkable opportunity to focus on Leonardo da Vinci’s Milan period with visits to all the sites & exhibitions associated with Leonardo in this five hundredth anniversary year. Discover the world of Renaissance patronage & the ruling Visconti & Sforza dynasties. Private piano recital & visits to the Lombard town of Vigevano & Pavia's Charterhouse.

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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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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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