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									           SUMMER SPECIAL OFFERS
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If you are planning a summer holiday, or perhaps a quick short break, we hope that we shall be able to tempt you with one of our new special offers
highlighted below. Featured hotels provide that vital element – a stylish swimming pool with a sublime, oasis-like atmosphere. As well as choosing some
excellent countryside and coastal properties – including some with beaches, we have also selected a number of comfortable hotels located in the heart of the
great classical cities of Europe.There is no better way to relax after a morning’s sightseeing than to enjoy an afternoon by the pool whilst planning which
restaurant to select for a delicious alfresco dinner – the Kirker Concierge can help you to book a table –
or perhaps a ticket to one of the great summer opera festivals such as Verona or Puccini.

As ever, we offer complete flexibility to fly from your local airport.We can also tailor-make your
itinerary to combine a few nights in a city with a stay in a countryside or lakeside hotel with private
transfers or car hire if you prefer.

We look forward to hearing from you soon

Ted Wake - Director of Sales & Marketing
                                                                                                      Gran Hotel Son Net - Mallorca

  Prices include flights, private transfers or hire car, accommodation with breakfast, Kirker City Guide Notes to
                  restaurants, museums and sightseeing, and the services of the Kirker Concierge.

             Cadaques, Catalunya                                                         Barcelona                                       Rome
                                        Rocamar *** Superior                            Duquesa de Cardona                            Aldrovani Palace
                                          The north of the province of                    **** Superior                               ***** Superior
                                       Catalunya is home to some of Spain’s              This grand, 19th century                 With its tranquil location in
                                        most beautiful and unspoilt scenery.        building stands on the waterfront           the Parioli district and its large
                                        It is well worth exploring not only         in the heart of the Gothic centre           summer swimming pool, this
                                         for the flora and fauna but also for        of the city. Decorated in a very         grand hotel is the perfect base for
                                         its rich cultural history. Cadaques,       comfortable contemporary style.             a summer holiday in Rome. A
                                          with its attractive whitewashed            The rooftop solarium, with its           pleasant 25 minute stroll through
                                 houses, is one of our favourite towns on              summer plunge pool, gives               the Borghese Gardens takes you
                     the Costa Brava and has a delightful seaside setting,            a wonderful panorama of the            to the historic centre; alternatively,
wonderful galleries and seafood restaurants. The Rocamar is situated in                harbour. Barcelona’s popular          there is a complimentary minibus.
a tranquil position within a large park that leads to two beaches and has             beach is a short taxi ride away.           4 nights for 3 until 14 July -
                 indoor and outdoor swimming pools.                                                                          price from £1,119, saving £246.
 5 nights for the price of 4 - price from £598, saving £98 until 17 June.               4 nights for the price of 3
                                                                                     - price from £598, saving £98            3 nights for 2 from 15 July - 12
       7 nights for the price of 6 - price from £798, saving £78                                                                September - price from £738,
                           from 17 June - 16 July                                       Valid 10 July - 31 August
                                                                                                                                         saving £175

         Cannes                                     Frejus                                                       Umbria
   Canberra **** Deluxe                       L’Arena *** Superior                                 Villa Milani
    The Canberra is located on              The Mediaeval town of Fréjus
   the main shopping street, the
                                                                                     (a historical private residence)
                                           is located between Cannes and                Owned and run by our good friend
  Rue d’Antibes and is just 100               Saint Tropez and has a rich              Luigi Capobianchi, this beautiful villa
   metres from La Croisette and           artistic and architectural heritage.         dates from 1880 and has been restored
 the beach. It reopened recently          It is a delightful destination with          to its original splendour. It has just 11
 and has been transformed into              some excellent sandy beaches              bedrooms and is one of our favourite
a stylish contemporary property.              close by. L’Arena is a small,           rural retreats. It stands in a prominent
It has 35 spacious bedrooms and             family-run hotel in the heart              position above the historic Umbrian
  a large terrace with a summer             of the town, with a delightful            town of Spoleto and is furnished throughout
         swimming pool.                     garden and swimming pool.                 with beautiful antiques. A unique and highly civilised base in the heart
  4 nights for the price of 3 until        5 nights for the price of 4 until               of Umbria. Attractive gardens with summer swimming pool.
5 July - price from £698, saving              30 June - price from £639,
£108. 7 nights for the price of 6         saving £60. 7 nights for the price                3 nights for the price of 2 - price from £648, saving £122
 from 6 July - 31 August - price          of 6 from 1 July to 30 September                  6 nights for the price of 4 - price from £898, saving £244
    from £1,198, saving £142               - price from £849, saving £76                                           Valid to 31 October

020 7593 2283
cities · lakes · countryside · coast · islands
                                                                       Published April 2011
                           Cit y Hotels With Swimming Pools
               Prices include flights, private transfers or hire car, accommodation with breakfast and the services of the Kirker Concierge.

      Florence                             Marrakech                                                Palermo - Sicily
 Villa Cora ***** Deluxe                        Es Saadi ****                                 Grand Hotel Villa Igiea ***** Superior
 This elegant, 19th century villa            In the leafy Gueliz area of          The Sicilian capital has Mediaeval streets, markets, art and architecture,
   has a peaceful setting behind        Marrakech, yet only 15 minutes’              Baroque churches and the beautiful Norman Cathedral at nearby
 the Boboli Gardens. It has been          walk from the Koutoubia, this          Monreale. Located on the coast with wonderful views across the marina,
    beautifully restored and has             1950’s built, family owned         this historic, Liberty style property is 10 minutes by taxi from the heart of
   eclectic furnishing, a relaxed            hotel has long been a firm         the city and offers guests a tranquil haven in an idyllic setting.There is an
   atmosphere and a wonderful              favourite with many English                                                       excellent restaurant terrace and
    summer swimming pool.                   and French guests. Friendly                                                      you can relax in a quiet corner
  A complimentary shuttle bus           service, delicious food, excellent                                                   of the gardens, or enjoy a drink
    operates to the city centre.              swimming pool and spa.                                                          from the bar by the summer
  Price includes Uffizi tickets.            Price includes half board                                                        swimming pool; there is also a
                                                and a walking tour.                                                               sea bathing platform.
3 nights for the price of 2½ - price       3 nights for the price of 2, price
from £876, saving £98 (until 15          from £548, saving £68. 7 nights                                                   4 nights for the price of 3 - price
  July) - price from £798, saving       for the price of 5, price from £746,                                                  from £729, saving £120
    £88 (16 July - 31 August)             saving £135. Valid 5 June – 31                                                             Valid all year

                              Venice                                                      Naples                        Lake Maggiore
              San Clemente Palace ***** Superior                                  San Francisco al Monte                   Grand Hotel Des Isles
A former monastery with a rich and varied history, the San Clemente                   **** Superior                      Borromees ***** Superior
     Palace is located on its own island in the Venetian lagoon with             This former monastery is located          Set in its own extensive park
 wonderful views of the city. The beautiful tree filled park has a large         above the city and has a rooftop          in the popular lakeside town
summer swimming pool, two tennis courts, a three hole golf course               swimming pool, beautiful hanging           of Stresa, this imposing Belle
   and plenty of space to relax and unwind. The island is 15 minutes                garden and ancient frescoes.           Epoque hotel has welcomed
 from St. Mark’s Square from where the                                           The nearby funicular leads to the       distinguished guests from around
hotel operates a complimentary shuttle                                          historic city centre. Hop on a ferry      the world since 1861.There is
service. Price includes Doge’s Palace                                            for a day trip to Capri, Sorrento,       an excellent restaurant, a large
    tickets and private water taxi                                                       Amalfi or Positano.             summer swimming pool and a
                 transfers.                                                     7 nights for the price of 6 until 30       spa with a small indoor pool.
4 nights for the price of 3 - price from                                          June - price from £998, saving
£1,244, saving £240 (until 2 July) -                                                                                      4 nights for the price of 3 - price
                                                                                 £98. 5 nights for the price of 4            from £839, saving £139
    price from £1,079, saving £186                                               from 1 July - 31 August - price
            (3 July - 31 August)                                                                                         Valid for Sunday/Monday arrivals
                                                                                     from £749, saving £83                             all year

       Monaco                                       Nice                                           Aix-En-Provence
  Columbus **** Deluxe                  La Perouse **** Superior                Le Pigonnet **** Superior
    Perfect for a summer short           Nestling into the rock face in           A classical Provençal city, with
 break, the Columbus is located           a secluded position near the            elegant 17th and 18th Century
in the quiet district of Fontvielle,     flower market, the old town,                architecture, Aix has broad
five minutes by taxi from Casino        the port and the city’s beaches,             avenues, tempting cafés and
   Square. It has a large terrace      La Perouse is an attractive hotel            wonderful markets. It was the
 overlooking the Princess Grace          with comfortable bedrooms,                 home and inspiration of Paul
    Rose Garden, swimming              flower-filled terraces, a summer          Cezanne and is the perfect base
  pool and a private beach close       swimming pool and wonderful               to enjoy the beautiful scenery of
    by. Price includes return          views of the town and the Baie              the Luberon. A delightful family-owned hotel, Le Pigonnet is
helicopter transfers from Nice.        des Anges. The fabulous Chagall           an 18th century country house surrounded by tranquil gardens
4 nights for the price of 3 until 30     Museum is not to be missed.             yet is just 800 metres from the centre of the city. Summer swimming
  June - price from £598, saving                                                       pool, excellent restaurant with terrace and a champagne bar.
 £114. 5 nights for the price of 4      5 nights for the price of 4 - price
from 1 July - 30 September - price         from £849, saving £140                        4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £728, saving £114
     from £798, saving £133              Valid 1 May - 30 September                               Valid in May, June, August & September

                              Lisbon                                                     Madrid                               Barcelona
  Lapa Palace ***** Deluxe                                                             Emperador ****                        Grand Hotel Central
   Built in the 19th century for a                                                Located at the top of the Gran                **** Superior
    noble Portuguese family this is                                               Via a few steps from the main            This striking, contemporary
 now Lisbon’s most luxurious and                                                   shopping area in the centre              hotel is near the Cathedral
 sumptuously furnished hotel. Set                                                   of Madrid, the Emperador                 and the fashionable ‘born’
  in beautiful landscaped gardens,                                                  is a classical city hotel and         district with its many bars and
     the hotel has indoor and                                                      has a large summer rooftop            restaurants. It has a small rooftop
  outdoor swimming pools and                                                    swimming pool and sun terraces.          terrace and summer swimming
  a health spa. Discover one of the                                              Complimentary tickets for the           pool with superb views over the
friendliest, most charming and unspoilt                                         Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia             city and a popular restaurant.
     cities in Europe with its magnificent restaurants and winding                   museums are included.               Barcelona’s beaches can easily be
   cobbled streets or visit the beaches of Cascais and Guincho which are                                                     reached by metro or taxi.
                     just 30 minutes by train from Lisbon.                        4 nights for the price of 3 - price       3 nights for the price of 2 ½
          4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £876, saving £195                  from £578, saving £80               - price from £596, saving £58
                            Valid 1 July - 31 August                                 Valid 1 July - 31 August                        Valid all year

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                            Fa mily Holiday Recommendations
   We have a wide range of destinations that are perfect for family summer holidays. Here are eight recommendations; however please do call us for
  alternative suggestions - we are experts at finding the right hotel to suit your requirements. All prices shown are guideline costs for a family of four.
               Prices include flights, private transfers or hire car, accommodation with breakfast and the services of the Kirker Concierge.

                    Lake Maggiore                                                                                  Gozo
                                           Grand Hotel Des Isles                     Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
                                         Borromees ***** Superior                          ***** Superior
                                         Set in its own extensive park in the           The island of Gozo is a tranquil
                                        popular lakeside town of Stresa, this          destination with a rural landscape
                                          imposing Belle Epoque hotel has             dotted with old stone farmhouses,
                                        welcomed distinguished guests from          Baroque churches, as well as prehistoric
                                        around the world since 1861.There           temples. The Kempinski is on the edge
                                           is an excellent restaurant, a large        of a pretty village and has extensive
                                        summer swimming pool and a spa                 gardens and great facilities for a family summer break including
                                         with a small indoor pool.There are           swimming pools, an extensive spa, tennis and squash, a kids club
 plenty of activities available from walks in the subtropical gardens, tennis,      and a scuba diving centre. All rooms have balconies with views of the
                      golf to exploring the lake by boat.                                                       valley or gardens.
    Price for a family of 4 to include flights to Milan Malpensa, return             Price for a family of 4 to include flights, return transfers and 7 nights
  transfers and 7 nights b&b in 2 connecting rooms from £4,490 (July)                b&b in a junior suite with 2 extra beds from £3,198 (July) £3,488
                               £3,488 (August)                                                                       (August)

                           Halkidiki                                                                           Sardinia
       Eagles Palace *****                                                           Don Diego **** Superior
Halkidiki in Northern Greece is a                                                      This beautiful island has some
region of outstanding natural beauty                                                    of the Mediterranean’s most
with pine and olive forests and                                                         breathtaking coastal scenery
enchanting coves and bays. Located                                                    and plenty to explore including
close to the village of Ouranoupolis,                                                 Roman and Carthaginian ruins,
90 minutes drive from Thessaloniki,                                                     fortresses and churches. The
Eagles Palace shares a prong of the                                                    charming, family-owned hotel
peninsula with the private monastic community of Mount Athos.                        Don Diego is our favourite on the island and has an idyllic seaside
This is a family-owned resort set in extensive gardens that lead to                 location just eight miles south of Olbia airport. It sits in flower-filled
a wonderful, gently-shelving sandy beach, indoor and outdoor                           gardens that lead down to a private sandy beach and has a tennis
swimming pools, an Elemis spa, water sports and a kids club.                        court, a lovely seawater swimming pool and a great restaurant with
    Price for a family of 4 to include flights to Thessaloniki, return                         views of the nearby islands of Molara and Tavolara.
   transfers and 7 nights b&b in a family suite from £4,320 (valid                    Price for a family of 4 to include flights to Olbia, return transfers and 7
                        throughout July & August)                                   nights b&b in a 4-bedded room from £4,160 (price not valid 6 – 26 Aug)

                             Algarve                                                                           Estepona
                                            Martinhal Beach Resort                                                           Grand Hotel Elba *****
                                                    *****                                                                   This tranquil hotel overlooks a
                                            This luxury resort is located on                                                sandy beach and is close to the
                                           the western coast of the Algarve                                               popular seaside town of Estepona.
                                              in its own parkland near the                                                 Gibraltar is 30 minutes away and
                                              fishing port of Sagres and is                                                 Malaga is a 90 minute drive. It
                                            highly recommended for family                                                    is a member of ‘Small Luxury
                                             holidays. It consists of clusters                                            Hotels of the World’ and was built
                                               of self-contained two, three                                                in a traditional architectural style
  and four bedroom houses with kitchenettes (if you prefer not to                    that blends into the surroundings. It has spacious and comfortable
 self cater there is a restaurant or meals can be delivered). The resort             bedrooms, a choice of restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming
offers five swimming pools, tennis, watersports, scuba diving, horse                              pools, a kids club and an exceptional spa.
    riding and cycling. There is an excellent kids club and crèche.                 Price for a family of 4 to include flights to Malaga, return transfers and
Price for a family of 4 to include flights to Faro, return transfers and 7 nights    7 nights b&b in a family sea view suite from £4,320 (July) £4,990
   b&b in a 2-bedroom villa from £3,995. Price valid in July and August.                                             (August)

                                Sicily                                                                        Mallorca
                                      The Falconara Resort *****                            Cala Fornells
                                          Situated 60 kilometres from                       **** Superior
                                     Agrigento the Falconara is the ideal              This characterful, privately
                                     place for a family holiday combining           owned hotel has a very relaxed
                                      relaxation with sightseeing. In only           atmosphere and is located on
                                       a few minutes you can reach the              a small bay with a sandy beach
                                     historical towns of Licata, Butera and            where guests can relax on
                                    Gela, and some of the most important            complimentary sun loungers. There are good restaurants nearby and
  wineries in Sicily. It is just 200 metres from the sea and is next to a           a free shuttle bus to the nearby town of Paguera. Facilities include a
 14th century castle. The resort is a member of Design Hotels and is                summer rooftop pool as well as a tennis court, sauna, fitness room,
decorated in contemporary style. There is a large outdoor swimming                    restaurant with terrace, and a bar with live music in the evening.
           pool, there is a tennis court and a wellness centre.                         Cycling, golf and walking are all popular activities in the area.
 Price for a family of 4 to include flights, return transfers and 7 nights           Price for a family of 4 to include flights, return transfers and 7 nights
 half board in a sea view junior suite with 2 extra beds from £4,180                   half board in 2 interconnecting rooms with sea view from £4,480
                    (valid throughout July & August)                                                    (valid throughout July & August)

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                                      Warm Rel axing Sunshine....
               Prices include flights, private transfers or hire car, accommodation with breakfast and the services of the Kirker Concierge.

       Pallanza, Lake Maggiore                                                                               Umbria
                                         Grand Hotel Majestic                           Palazzo Terranova
                                             **** Deluxe                         (a luxurious country house hotel)
                                  With its formal gardens and fine old           Palazzo Terranova is set on a hillside
                                  villas, Pallanza is the most beautiful           overlooking a stunning Umbrian
                                  town on Lake Maggiore. This                     valley and is one of Europe’s most
                                  delightful, privately owned hotel has             exquisite hideaways. Its unique
                                  a majestic setting on the shores of            setting and harmonious surroundings
                                  the lake with wonderful views of the                offer complete tranquillity in a
 mountains and the picturesque island of San Giovanni. Recently                    wonderfully hospitable environment. It has just
 completely renovated, it has an indoor swimming pool, a tennis                   eight beautifully decorated bedrooms, an infinity swimming pool, a
 court and a small private beach. The town is a short walk away and              spa and superb food. Kirker clients receive a complimentary welcome
 from there you can explore the famous Borromeo Islands by ferry.                dinner. There are two private cottages in the grounds – further details
   5 nights for the price of 4 until 16 June - price from £894, saving                                             on request.
    £114. 7 nights for the price of 6 from 17 June to 17 September                       3 nights for the price of 2 - price from £826, saving £205
                    - price from £1,129, saving £114                                                        Valid May - September

                           Frascati                                                                         Tuscany
  Park Hotel Villa Grazioli                                                                                                  Borgo Scopeto Relais
       **** Superior                                                                                                            **** Superior
     Built in 1580 by Cardinal                                                                                             Affordable, family-run properties
   Carafa, who chose the site for                                                                                                in the exclusive Chianti
 its tranquillity and its wonderful                                                                                         countryside between Siena and
  views of the city. Much of the                                                                                             Florence are hard to find and
   original decoration has been                                                                                              so we were delighted to offer
 restored to its former splendour                                                                                           this charming hotel. Set against
  and the public rooms of the main villa are spectacular, with vaulted                                                       a dramatic backdrop of rolling
    ceilings and intricate 17th century frescoes. There is an excellent          countryside, Scopeto Relais offers great value for money and is perfectly
restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the park and a swimming                       situated for discovering many important Tuscan towns.
pool. The setting is peaceful and relaxing, yet Rome is easily accessible        The excellent facilities include two swimming pools, tennis courts and a
                                in 40 minutes.                                                                  wellness centre.
        4 nights for the price of 3 and complimentary 3-course dinner              4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £698, saving £98 (until 17
                - price from £678, saving £109. Valid all year                       June) - price from £826, saving £136 (18 June to 15 August)

     Valpolicella Countryside                                                                  Italian Lakes, Orta
                                              Palazzo Arzaga                                                           Villa Crespi **** Deluxe
                                              ***** Superior                                                          Just eight miles long and two miles
                                         This fine 15th century mansion is                                           wide, Lake Orta is among the most
                                         located 10 minutes’ drive from the                                          picturesque of the Italian Lakes. Built
                                       shores of Lake Garda and 30 minutes                                          in 1879, this is a unique Moorish style
                                          from Verona.The hotel’s extensive                                          villa with a distinctive minaret and an
                                        grounds include two championship                                           acclaimed restaurant with two Michelin
                                        golf courses, and the emphasis is on                                          stars.There are flower filled gardens
                                        relaxation, comfort and fine cuisine.                                       leading to the shore – direct access to
   There is a beautiful summer swimming pool, a terrace for dining                                            the lake is three minutes’ walk; alternatively,
  under the stars and the wonderful Saturnia Spa. Cycling and nature              there is a swimming pool at their sister hotel which is one kilometre
  walks can be arranged.Why not visit the magnificent Verona Opera               away.Villa Crespi is just 45 minutes drive from Milan’s Malpensa airport
Festival during your stay? Kirker clients arriving on a Sunday receive                 and five minutes from the pretty town of Orta San Giulio.
               one complimentary green fee per person.                                  4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £998, saving £195
 5 nights for the price of 4 - price from £998, saving £149. Valid all year                                     Valid all year

Andalucia, El Puerto de Santa Maria                                                                       Mallorca
                                     Duques de Medinaceli                           Gran Hotel Son Net
                                        **** Superior                                  ***** Deluxe
                             Just to the south of Jerez, lies this historic         The west of Mallorca has
                            fishing port. It’s a typically Spanish seaside        scenery to rival anywhere in
                              town, with excellent fish restaurants and            the world with spectacular
                               tapas bars and an interesting harbour to          mountains sweeping down to
                           explore. The fascinating city of Cádiz, with          hidden sandy coves. The Son
                            its Moorish influences is easily reached by            Net overlooks the unspoilt
                           ferry and the unspoilt beaches of the Costa            village of Puigpunyent and is a restored manor house dating back to
                              Ballena and Costa de la Luz are close by.            1672. Many of the original natural stone-flagged floors and rustic
                            This fine hotel is the former palace of the             wooden beams remain. It has a stylish swimming pool, outdoor
Medinaceli dukes. It is built around an Andalucian courtyard and has             Jacuzzis, a beauty centre and one of the best restaurants on the island.
   attractive botanical gardens and a summer swimming pool.                         5 nights for the price of 4 to 1 June - price from £898, saving £130
       4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £698, saving £96                7 nights for the price of 6 from 2 June to 11 September - price from £1,348,
                                Valid all year                                                                    saving £163

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                             ... For a Perfect Summer Holiday
               Prices include flights, private transfers or hire car, accommodation with breakfast and the services of the Kirker Concierge.

                     Carcassonne                                                                       CÔte d’Azur
  De La Cite ***** Deluxe                                                           Le Mas Candille, Mougins
Carcassonne is the largest mediaeval                                                    **** Deluxe
    fortified city in the world                                                    This luxurious hotel is located in
 and has a spectacular position                                                  the hills above Cannes and has been
   overlooking the Languedoc                                                       converted from an 18th Century
 landscape. Owned by Orient-                                                        farmhouse. It is located just 250
     Express, this fine hotel is                                                     metres from the centre of the
     highly recommended for                                                       mediaeval village of Mougins, one
    those looking for a relaxing stay                                            of the gastronomic and artistic centres
  in a unique and picturesque location. Set in formal gardens and                    of France. The hotel has great facilities
beautifully renovated, the original stained glass windows, wood panelling         including two beautiful swimming pools and a Shiseido spa, as well
  and floral tapestries have been retained. It has two excellent restaurants         as an exceptional restaurant serving delicious Provençale cuisine.
      and an outdoor swimming pool with views over the ramparts.                    4 nights for the price of 3 until 16 June - price from £898, saving
  6 nights for the price of 5 - price from £1,229, saving £182 (until 30           £178. 7 nights for the price of 6 from 17 June to 26 August - price
       June) - price from £1,358, saving £208 (1 July to 31 August)                                      from £1,748, saving £115

                           Tenerife                                                                         Madeira
   San Roque **** Superior                                                         Choupana Hills *****
     Built in the 18th century, this                                                This stylish, contemporary
      former private residence has                                               hotel is located near the centre
    been lovingly converted into a                                                   of Funchal, on a tranquil
  beautiful boutique hotel. Located                                                hillside, with views over the
   in the north of the island within                                                Atlantic Ocean. There are
  the pretty town of Garachico, the                                                63 bedrooms located in the
 San Roque offers guests a relaxed                                               subtropical gardens; each with
 ambience and striking contrast to                                               a large balcony and spectacular
   larger tourist hotels of the south.                                             views. There is a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and an
   Facilities include a swimming pool, rooftop terrace and library, as             outstanding restaurant. Choupana is perfect as a place to relax and
           well as an excellent restaurant serving local produce.                 unwind or as a base from which to explore this subtropical paradise
 7 nights for the price of 6, a room upgrade and a complimentary dinner                            island with its unique flora and fauna.
                      – price from £998, saving £92                                      4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £798, saving £139
          Valid for bookings made at least 30 days prior to arrival                                              Valid all year

                             Cascais                                                                           Evora
                                          Senhora da Guia *****                                                          Convento do Espinheiro
                                           This elegant retreat is located                                                   ***** Deluxe
                                          close to the magnificent beach                                               Evora, a World Heritage Site, is one
                                          at Guincho and just two miles                                                 of the most beautiful and historic
                                         from Cascais. The wonderful sea                                                 cities of Portugal. It is located on
                                          views can be enjoyed whether                                                 the plains of the Alentejo, just over
                                           you are lounging by the salt                                                an hour from Lisbon. Based around
                                         water swimming pool, relaxing                                                  a beautiful 15th Century convent,
                                           in the landscaped gardens or           this fine hotel is situated in rolling countryside five kilometres from
  sampling the cuisine in the hotel’s panoramic restaurant. There are                Evora. A contrasting contemporary part has been added to the
   plenty of activities in the vicinity ranging from golf, tennis, horse          convent and imaginatively blends in with the historical cloisters. The
                   riding, sailing, cycling and walking.                            Diana Spa is superb and has a heated indoor pool and there is an
   4 nights for the price of 3 until 30 June - price from £668, saving                 outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court in the gardens.
       £112. 7 nights for the price of 6 from 1 July to 31 August                        4 nights for the price of 3 - price from £639 saving £84
                    - price from £1,098, saving £132                                                            Valid all year

             Lisbon Countryside                                                                                               Lake Geneva
                                         Penha Longa Hotel and                                                                 Des Trois Couronnes,
                                        Golf Resort ***** Deluxe                                                               Vevey ***** Deluxe
                                        This stylish country club hotel                                                            This palatial belle époque
                                           is situated in the wooded                                                                 hotel is located in the
                                          hills close to Sintra and is a                                                             heart of Vevey on the
                                        40 minute drive from Lisbon.                                                               Swiss Riviera.The ornate
                                         There are excellent facilities                                                          restaurant and piano bar lead
  including two golf courses, tennis and squash courts, a spa and                                                                  to the panoramic terrace
   a large outdoor swimming pool. The ‘Midori’ is considered                                                                      where you can experience
   the best Japanese restaurant in Portugal and ‘Assamassa’ serves                      the very best of this unique setting on the shores of the lake.The
  gastronomic cuisine. In addition, top Spanish chef Sergi Arola has           hotel’s spa is superb and has a large indoor swimming pool, and a peaceful
        recently opened a fashionable restaurant at the property.              garden terrace. A stay here is a relaxing and civilised experience.Transfers
  4 nights for the price of 3 until 31 May - price from £678, saving                        by return 1st class rail from Geneva airport to Vevey.
       £117. 5 nights for the price of 4 from 1 July to 31 August                        3 nights for the price of 2 - price from £738, saving £190.
                    - price from £856, saving £133                                                      Valid May, August & September

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                            Escorted Music Holidays
                                  Summer 2011
We have four escorted music holidays operating during the summer months including visits to some of Europe’s leading festivals. A key feature of all our
                     itineraries is that you will be travelling with like-minded people and in the company of an expert tour leader.
Don’t forget that our expert team of cultural tours consultants would be pleased to provide more detailed information about any of the itineraries, or if you
prefer, we can create a tailor-made holiday for your own private group, or quote for an independent short break including opera tickets. If you would like a
            copy of the 2011 Cultural Tours & Music Holidays brochure, please call 020 7593 2284 or email

             Warsaw Mozart Festival                                                                     The Buxton Opera Festival
            a five night holiday | 21-26 July                                                                a four night holiday | 9-13 July
  Including performances of Le nozze di Figaro, La Betulia liberata,                                        Includes tickets for three operas - Saul by
          the Requiem Mass in D Minor and a concert of                                                      Handel, Mignon by Thomas and Maria di
               chamber music at the Wilanow Palace.                                                                    Rohan by Donizetti
 The Warsaw Chamber Opera is the only                                                                   The annual Buxton Opera Festival is one of the country’s
 company in the world that annually presents                                                            leading festivals with a reputation for presenting a
 all Mozart’s stage works along with selected                                                           programme of rarely-performed operas each summer at
 chamber and symphonic works, staying at                                                                the town’s jewel-like Opera House. The tour is based
 the 5* Hotel Bristol. Our comprehensive                                                                at Buxton’s favourite hotel, the 3* Old Hall, located
 sightseeing programme includes visits to                                                               opposite the Opera House in the town centre. We include
 the Royal Palace at Wilanow and to the                                                                 two excursions in our tour - Chatsworth, the seat of the
 birthplace of Frédéric Chopin followed by a                                                            Duke of Devonshire and Hardwick, one of the greatest
 short recital of his music.                                                                            Elizabethan buildings in the country.
 Price from £1,099 per person for five nights                                                            Price from £960 per person including four dinners at the
 including four dinners and tickets for four                                                            hotel and first category tickets for the three operas.
 performances. Single supplement £215                                                                   Single supplement £148

 The Puccini Opera Festival                                                                  A Visit to La Fenice, Venice
               a five night holiday                                                          a three night holiday | 28-31 August
             21-26 July or 11-16 August
                                                                                                                                                      Includes tickets for
            Includes tickets for two operas                                                                                                           La traviata by Verdi
              - Turandot and La Bohème                                                                                                        Venice’s beautiful
     Anyone who loves Puccini should make the journey to                                                                                       opera house, La
   his beloved Torre del Lago where he lived and composed                                                                                      Fenice, is one of the
   for more than thirty years. There is no better time to visit                                                                               most historic of all
    than in July or August when the annual Puccini Festival                                                                              opera houses and certainly
   takes place, with performances of two of his operas being                                                                  one of the most beautiful and
                performed on the lakeside stage.                                   romantic. As well as our visit to La Fenice there will be three guided walking
  Our tour is based at the 4* Hotel Celide in Lucca and we                         tours with visits to some of the finest churches in Venice and its two famous art
    will spend time exploring the city as well as two Tuscan                       galleries, the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.We shall stay
  gardens; Villa Garzoni with its dazzling water cascades and
                                                                                   at the famous 4* Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, right on the water and a few
                    the Villa Reale at Marlia.
                                                                                   steps from La Fenice and St Mark’s Square.
    Price from £1,692 per person including four dinners and                        Price from £1,456 per person including one dinner and a first category ticket
       tickets for the two operas. Single supplement £178                          for La traviata at La Fenice. Single Supplement £160

         Request a copy of one of our specialist brochures
                                      Telephone 020 7593 2283 or email
                                     You may also request copies via our website

To make a booking please call 020 7593 2283                                                                 Kirker Holidays,
to speak to an expert, or email                                                                           4 Waterloo Court,                                                                                   10 Theed Street,
For more holiday ideas visit our website                                                                  London SE1 8ST
                               Published April 2011. Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing. Subject to availability.

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