Hospes Non Hospi – A Guest Not A Stranger
Tours & Study Days At
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.
Sunday 25 June - Saturday 1 July 2017 (7 Days)
Northumbria conjures up many and varied images: Hadrian's Wall, Christian missionaries such as St Cuthbert, fine houses and spectacular gardens, abundant natural resources. These are all aspects of a marvellous part of England which we shall explorie in leisurely detail.
The Gardens of Ireland
Forty Shades of Green
Sunday 9 - Friday 14 July 2017 (6 Days)
Visitors quickly grasp that gardening in Ireland is different: abundant plantings, imaginative combinations, innovative gardeners - all emerging from a rich tradition of gardening and seen against at least "Forty Shades of Green." Join Jimi Blake, Helen Dillon and Tom Duncan for a welcome breath of fresh horticultural air!
Treasure Houses of the Tweed Valley
A Scottish Surprise
Sunday 23 - Friday 28 July 2017 (6 Days)
The handsome castles and houses, art collections and wonderful gardens of Scotland's 'Border' country are not widely known. Our visit will be an unrivalled introduction to magnificent treasures, many of which are not often seen by the public and where we shall be entertained privately in some style!
Music & Gardens in Sussex
The Glyndebourne Festival
Monday 7 - Friday 11 August 2017 (5 Days)
Glyndeboune 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.
The Dalmatian Coast
Friday 8 - Saturday 16 September 2017 (9 Days)
The beautifully furrowed Dalmatian Coast lies on a geopolitical fissure separating east from west - deep roots fed by competing cultural identities. Here, magnificent Roman remains, Venetian forts, palaces, churches and pretty squares will glisten under clear blue skies and beside the Adriatic Sea at Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Kotor.
Riga & its surroundings
Monday 11 - Friday 15 September 2017 (5 Days)
Riga is considered the most handsome of the Baltic States’ capitals, and Autumn the most rewarding time to visit its historic palaces, parks and museums. Renowned local guide, Peteris Stumburs will helps us to discover the history and future prospects of Latvia and indeed, all three Baltic States.