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Tours & Study Days At
Ciceroni Travel

Our company name, CICERONI, is the Italian word for a group of eighteenth century ‘Grand Tour’ guides. We create and conduct our tours in the relaxed and informative manner of the Grand Tour with a particular accent on private visits. We use comfortable hotels in enviable country and city locations while good food and wine are an important part of our sense of hospitality. Our study days focus on individual themes, collections and exhibitions, offering an independent overview of each subject, many of which complement our tour programme.

We are in the process of publishing our revised 2021 programme following the impact of Covid-19. You can find the draft programme under the 'News' here

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The Glyndebourne Festival

Opera in the Country

Sunday 8 - Thursday 12 August 2021 (5 Days)
Glyndebourne is synonymous with all that represents excellence in the musical traditions of Great Britain. Thus, it is with great pleasure that we offer members of our own list the opportunity to enjoy this unique Festival supported by a programme of visits to some os Sussex's most interesting houses and gardens.

Visiting Normandy

Medieval Might to Monet

Saturday 21 - Friday 27 August 2021 (7 Days)
The verdant landscapes of Normandy are an oasis of peace and tranquillity, masking a history full of incident. Its rural semi-obscurity attracted some of the finest painters of nineteenth century France, the precursors to and creators of Impressionism, above all Claude Monet.

William kent’s Norfolk

Arcadian bliss

Sunday 5 - Saturday 11 September 2021 (7 Days)
North Norfolk's broad rolling acres have long been home to great estates and important country houses. A remarkable figure looms large over the best of these – William Kent! Kent dominated the visual arts of early Georgian England and our visit will include three spectacular houses where he worked, Houghton, Holkham and Raynham. The wealth which created these was two-fold: trade and agriculture, so we shall spend a day in Kings Lynn, with its membership of the Hanseatic League the key to understanding its wealth of buildings. Visits to other major houses and gardens will also be included.

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy’s secret

Tuesday 7 - Monday 13 September 2021 (7 Days)
Cradled between the Julian Alps, Austria and the pastures of Slovenia, this lovely part of Italy is a veritable 'horn of plenty' rich in artistic treasures, complemented by marvellous food and wine. Based in handsome Udine, we shall discover the Roman site of Aquileia, the Lombard settlement of Cividale and the Habsburg port city of Trieste.

Lisbon & sintra

Explorers’ rewards

Thursday 16 - Tuesday 21 September 2021 (6 Days)
There are strong links between the British and Portuguese people, established via many centuries of trade, shared maritime history and royal dynastic links. We shall appreciate the remarkably beautiful city of Lisbon on the River Tagus and the country palaces of Sintra.

Villas & Gardens on Como & Lugano

Lakeside Idyll

Tuesday 21 - Monday 27 September 2021 (7 Days)
Combine Alpine peaks with cool lake water, garlanded with stunning noble lakeside villas and exquisite gardens and what comes to mind – the Italian lakes? Our tour of Lakes Como and Lugano includes not only some of the best known villas and gardens but most are completely new to our itineraries and three of these are quite exceptional private visits.