SUMMER SPECIAL OFFERS f or di s c er n i n g t r av el l ers 2 0 1 1 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 www.kirkerholidays.com 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 F OR R E S E RVAT ION S C A L L 0 2 0 7 5 9 3 2 2 8 3 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) F OR R E S E RVAT ION S C A L L 0 2 0 7 5 9 3 2 2 8 3 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 F OR R E S E RVAT ION S C A L L 0 2 0 7 5 9 3 2 2 8 3 ... 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 F OR R E S E RVAT ION S C A L L 0 2 0 7 5 9 3 2 2 8 3 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request copies via our website www.kirkerholidays.com. To make a booking please call 020 7593 2283 Kirker Holidays, to speak to an expert, or email 4 Waterloo Court, email@example.com 10 Theed Street, For more holiday ideas visit our website London SE1 8ST www.kirkerholidays.com Published April 2011. Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing. Subject to availability.
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