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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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discovering slovenia

a hidden europe

Tuesday 2 - Monday 8 June 2020 (7 Days)
Slovenia has truly come of age! It is a small nation of unspoilt beauty, superb food and wine with one of the most handsome capitals in central Europe - Ljubljana. Over the course of a week we shall explore many of the country’s most atmospheric places from the ‘mini-Venice’ at coastal Piran to handsome Lake Bled, and from medieval Ptuj to the elegant buildings of Ljubljana.

unspoilt romania

a medieval world

Sunday 7 - Wednesday 17 June 2020 (11 Days)
There is much more to Romania than the dreaded Count Dracula. Our visit will introduce you to an amazing heritage of medieval and later buildings and works of art. Wooden churches, painted monasteries and fortified 'Saxon' settlements are all of outstanding quality, Seize the opportunity to see this untouched world as it adapts to modernity.

In the Footsteps of J.S. Bach

The Voice of God

Monday 15 - Monday 22 June 2020 (8 Days)
Bach’s music combines in the highest degree inventiveness, intellectual mastery and emotional intensity. We shall explore most of the towns where Bach lived, with private recitals on organs in churches where he worked, culminating with time spent in Leipzig for the annual Bach Festival for six performances which will include several Cantatas, The Goldberg Variations performed by Angela Hewitt and the B Minor Mass.

Houses & Gardens of Cork


Sunday 5 - Friday 10 July 2020 (6 Days)
Co Cork has some of the most beautiful houses and gardens of south-west Ireland, many not open to the public. However, this visit will concern itself not just with food for the eye, mind and soul but with food for the body as we shall stay at the renowned Ballymaloe House Hotel.

verona & the valpolicella

villas, gardens, operas & wine

Monday 6 - Saturday 11 July 2020 (6 Days)
A warm July evening in Verona’s Roman great amphitheatre, enveloped by opera is always memorable. Equally, our visit will embrace the summer delights of the country villas and gardens of the Valpolicella wine region and nearby Lake Garda, all tantalisingly close to the civic magnificence of one of northern Italy’s most delightful cities, Verona.

Connoisseurs' Yorkshire

Amidst the Hills & Dales

Sunday 19 - Friday 24 July 2020 (6 Days)
North and East Yorkshire shelter in their midst some of the finest examples of medieval architecture, country houses and wonderful gardens. Based in the estate village of Ripley, just outside Harrogate, this tour will include a mix of visits to some old favourites such as Harewood House and Newby Hall and some houses and gardens which are not open to the public on a regular basis.