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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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Connoisseurs’ venice

Patricians & Painters

Italy
Wednesday 17 - Monday 22 February 2021 (6 Days)
Be you a novice or seasoned visitor to Venice, we offer a privileged introduction to this magical city: palaces that are not open to the public; St Mark’s and its mosaics, seen privately at night; magical Torcello, “a positive ecstasy of melancholia” as Jan Morris described it; art galleries for the connoisseur – all seen at a time when the city is at its most quiet and serene.

connoisseurs' rome

behind closed doors

Italy
Tuesday 2 - Sunday 7 March 2021 (6 Days)
This is a remarkable opportunity to explore a Rome normally concealed behind closed doors. From our hotel located directly next to the Pantheon. you will be taken to visit the city's most important palaces and art collections. There will be an evening private visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and many lesser-known jewels in the city. There is no other visit to Rome of this quality.

connoisseurs' rome

behind closed doors

Italy
Tuesday 9 - Sunday 14 March 2021 (6 Days)
This is a remarkable opportunity to explore a Rome normally concealed behind closed doors. From our hotel located directly next to the Pantheon. you will be taken to visit the city's most important palaces and art collections. There will be an evening private visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and many lesser-known jewels in the city. There is no other visit to Rome of this quality.

spring in galicia

Camellias & Pilgrims

Spain
Thursday 18 - Wednesday 24 March 2021 (7 Days)
This will be an exciting week spent exploring some of the very best camellia collections in Europe, as well as combining the best of horticultural, artistic and religious traditions as we encounter many sites associated with the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

country houses of barbados

an island paradise

Barbados
Tuesday 23 March - Thursday 1 April 2021 (10 Days)
Barbados is an island paradise - rolling sugar cane fields and tropical gullies punctuated with plantation estates. Discover rich architectural treasures, from the Dutch-influenced mansions of the seventeenth century to the sophisticated houses of Oliver Messel. Most are set within lush tropical gardens, in several of which we shall be hosted privately as we discover a world hidden from most visitors.

Painting in Bruges & Ghent

Flanders in the age of Van Eyck

Belgium
Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 March 2021 (5 Days)
Flanders was home to some of the greatest painters of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods including van Eyck, van der Weyden and Memling. We shall explore both Bruges and Ghent to include Ghent’s Fine Arts Museum.