Clients come to us from different sources but over the years many have found us by way of personal recommendation from our existing clients. This is a vote of confidence which we much appreciate and you can share their regard for what we do in two ways.

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First, the Association of Indendent Tour Operators (AITO) operates a review system where clients can submit independent reviews both on their tour experiances and of CICERONI Travel as a tour operator.  Each year AITO awards the tour operators with the best reviews and based on reviews submitted in 2015 CICERONI Travel was awarded AITOs Tour Operator of the Year Silver Award.  You can see these and more recent reviews by clicking the AITO Reviews icon at the top left of this page.


Second, we also receive direct feedback from clients after individual tours and a selection of these testimonials are included immediately below. 


“We had a very thorough tour of gardens, castles and houses and all the while being told the complicated history of Ireland in easily remembered bite size pieces. We were entertained for lunch by the owners of some of the places we visited too.  It was all fascinating and fun.”

SE Ireland, Mrs HS, Hampshire

“A very well organised tour of Latvia, brilliant guides, good food, good hotel… CICERONI is unique, a jewel in the crown of British tour operators.”

Riga, Dr RM, Aberdeenshire

“To have been shown Rome by Prof Christopher Smith doesn’t, I’m sure, come better. Charming and hugely interesting. We were extremely lucky to have had him take this tour.”

Ancient Rome, Mrs CD, London

“Every holiday with CICERONI is an amazing experience. Every detail is immaculately organised. Tom and James always include private visits to palaces etc not normally open to the public… never been disappointed.”

Venice, Mrs AF, Somerset

“A brilliant analysis of the early paintings, frescoes and architecture in Florence by Paula Nuttall.”

Florence, Mr CE, Essex

“CICERONI has excellent back office staff, great guides and a first class audio guide system which together complement the well balanced holiday.”

Castile, Mr LG-C, Dorset

“I arrived knowing no one and felt at the end that I had spent five glorious days with old friends.”

Verona, Mrs CA, Illinois

“A wonderful experience of gardens and Glyndebourne.”

Sussex, Mrs SH, Aberdeenshire

“A wonderful and informative exposure to the history, art and culture of Spain. Extremely efficient in making arrangements for travel which involve variations from the standard. Nothing is too much trouble at the office and on tour. Never a hitch.”

Castile, Mr & Mrs HH, Melbourne

“A fascinating cultural and historical tour in a most beautiful part of the world.”

Croatia, Mr DS, Surrey

“CICERONI runs excellent tours, this is my sixth time with them and I live in Canada!”

The Marches, Mrs SM, Toronto

“Thanks to CICERONI’s perfect planning and organisation we were able to enjoy visits to the Bayerische Staatsoper, where the highlight was a performance of Tosca with a world class cast.”

Munich, Mrs EW, Herefordshire

“We were spoilt from the moment the holiday started, whisked from one manor house with fabulous Camellia gardens to the next.”

Galicia, Mrs IB, Buckinghamshire

“The itineraries are always of the highest calibre ensuring clients visit as many sites of outstanding interest as is possible without overloading them.”

Rome, Mrs GMcI, Buckinghamshire

“Wonderful gardens and houses in Cork and exceptional food and comfort at Ballymaloe.”

Cork, Mrs GF, Gloucestershire

Study Day

Thomas Chippendale's Genius

And None Shall Compare

Friday 7 September 2018
Thomas Chippendale exercised astonishing influence on his contemporaries, partly through
The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, the first text of its kind solely devoted to the furniture and furnishings of eighteenth century interiors in England, resulting in his illustrious international reputation today. Where better to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Chippendale’s birth in 1718 than Firle Place, Sussex, home to the ‘Panshanger Cabinets’ - two of the finest pieces ever produced by his workshop.

exploring persia & iran

ancient frontiers

Sunday 7 - Sunday 21 October 2018 (15 Days)
Many travellers think twice about visiting Iran, mostly because of poor press coverage. Anyone who has been there in the last few years will tell you that it is a fascinating and welcoming place, totally safe. The landscape is varied, the historic sites amazing and the hotels clean and comfortable. From the Achaemenid ruins at Persepolis to the great mosques of Shiraz and Isfahan, no visitor is left unmoved.

Sicily Ancient & Modern

Complex Crossroads

Tuesday 23 October - Thursday 1 November 2018 (10 Days)
Sicily has been a strategic prize fought over for millennia by competing cultures, all attracted by its location and natural resources. Their marks have been left via amazing Greek temples, Roman villas, Norman churches and mosaics and baroque palaces - all complemented by the excellent cuisine and wines.
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