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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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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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The Art Collections of Milan by CICERONI Travel. Discover the world of Renaissance patronage and the ruling Visconti and Sforza dynasties. F ocus on da Vinci’s Milan period. We explore the great collections of important Milanese families from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Opportunity to book La Scala tickets including Simon Boccanegra.

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In 2016 we return to Norfolk where we enjoyed so many lovely visits two years ago. Last time we met with vast acres of broad uplands and stately mansions in the west of the county. Now, we concentrate on the handsome marshland and the Broads to the east of Norwich, famous for its many wonderful manor houses, unusual churches and magnificent gardens

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Visit celebrates the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Bellini’s death.
Comprehensive introduction to Bellini’s life and work.
His sources, contemporaries and students examined too.
Explore Venice guided by an expert in the history of Italian art of the 15th century.
Excellent 5* hotel overlooking the Lagoon.

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