Specialist tour operator for discerning travellers, Kirker Holidays, offers an enticing array of short breaks and tailor-made itineraries for 2010: JUST RELEASED - Short Breaks Kirker’s popular programme features over 140 destinations in some of the world’s most sought-after locations. New for 2010, Gdansk and Bergen offer an intriguing alternative to the standard short break in Northern Europe, while sun-seekers can indulge in Greece (Nafplion, Thessaloniki, the Halkidiki Peninsula & Santorini), Turkey (Bodrum) or Tenerife. In Italy, Kirker’s long-established programme now includes the historic cities of Ferrara and Modena, the Aeolian island of Salina and beautiful Lake Orta. For a Middle Eastern treat, there’s Israel (Jerusalem &Tel Aviv), Jordan (Ammam & Petra), Lebanon (Beirut) and Syria (Aleppo & Damascus). In Monaco, Kirker clients now receive a complimentary ‘Passport to Monte Carlo’ including complimentary helicopter transfers and free entrance to number of the Principality’s museums and attractions. JUST RELEASED - Italy With more than 23 years’ experience in arranging stylish holidays to Italy, Kirker’s 2010 programme now includes Ferrara, Modena, Salina and Lake Orta as well as classic city, coast and countryside options in over 40 other destinations. Kirker also offers Weddings in Italy - a tailor-made service featuring wonderful venues in four dream destinations – Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Rome & Florence. North Africa & the Middle East Offering short breaks and tailor-made itineraries to authentic smaller hotels/riads and deluxe properties. New for 2010, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria join Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia in an expanding Middle East programme. Kirker’s specialist team assists clients in creating a holiday that takes them under the skin of their chosen destination, including access to knowledgeable English-speaking local guides. Southern Africa Tailor-made holidays in outstanding locations across South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Mauritius as well as – new for 2010 - the Kingdom of Lesotho. India Combining classic highlights with more off-beat destinations, Kirker’s programme includes tailor-made itineraries to Northern & Southern India, the Himalayan Foothills, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Cultural Tours & Music Holidays Suitable for culture vultures and music aficionados alike, Kirker’s programme of 28 itineraries in the UK and overseas includes exclusive music festivals (one at sea, five on land), escorted tours to Europe’s leading music festivals and destinations as diverse as Syria and Luton Hoo, as well as independent opera holidays. Christmas Markets Featuring 18 of Europe’s most festive destinations, from Berlin to Budapest and Cologne to Krakow. MORE FOR LESS! Kirker’s range of special offers – updated regularly – currently include: MONACO – Three nights for the price of two at the four-star deluxe Hotel Columbus From £445 pp* – saving £119 pp – including helicopter transfers and a Passport to Monte Carlo PARIS – Three nights for the price of two at the three-star superior Victor Hugo hotel From £379 pp* - saving £183 pp – including Seine river cruise and a carnet of Metro tickets BARCELONA – Three nights for the price of two at the three-star superior Reding hotel From £450 pp* - saving £78 pp *Prices based on two sharing and include return scheduled flights (Eurostar First Class/Leisure Select for Paris), accommodation with breakfast, private transfers and Kirker’s Guide Notes to restaurants and sightseeing. Contact: Kirker Holidays on 020 7593 2283, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kirkerholidays.com. Press: Karen Carpenter at Travel PR on 020 8891 4440 or email email@example.com.