Kirker Holidays

Kirker Holidays Kirker Holidays offers carefully-crafted tailor-made holidays and expert-led cultural tours for discerning travellers throughout Europe and beyond.
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We have been creating tailor-made holidays to Europe's cultural cities since 1986 and the Kirker team takes immense care to offer our clients personal, expert advice. Kirker features a range of destinations throughout Europe and beyond, from the great classical cities to relaxing coast and countryside retreats, lakes, mountains and islands. Travel by any combination of air, rail, road - or ferry -

We have been creating tailor-made holidays to Europe's cultural cities since 1986 and the Kirker team takes immense care to offer our clients personal, expert advice. Kirker features a range of destinations throughout Europe and beyond, from the great classical cities to relaxing coast and countryside retreats, lakes, mountains and islands. Travel by any combination of air, rail, road - or ferry -

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If you need a holiday, book now and relax in the confidence that we are here to help if the rules change.In the event th...
02/08/2021

If you need a holiday, book now and relax in the confidence that we are here to help if the rules change.

In the event that your trip can’t go ahead as planned you can speak to a human being 24 hours a day… Date change? Amendments? Full refund? Just ask!

If you are still unsure just all @whichuk who gave us their top rating for Covid flexibility
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#travel #holiday #flexible #covid #booking #touroperators #travelagent #green #which
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If you need a holiday, book now and relax in the confidence that we are here to help if the rules change.

In the event that your trip can’t go ahead as planned you can speak to a human being 24 hours a day… Date change? Amendments? Full refund? Just ask!

If you are still unsure just all @whichuk who gave us their top rating for Covid flexibility
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#travel #holiday #flexible #covid #booking #touroperators #travelagent #green #which
#peaceofmind

Having rediscovered Gibraltar properly in June - when there were few other places we could travel - we can highly recomm...
31/07/2021

Having rediscovered Gibraltar properly in June - when there were few other places we could travel - we can highly recommend it as an autumn short break destination with reliable sunshine, surprising history and about as secure as possible a position on the UK ‘green list’. The Elliott is an excellent hotel in the heart of town, fully refurbished in 2019 and with both a terrace restaurant on a leafy square and a rooftop bar and swimming pool!
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#autumn #autumnsunshine #gibraltar #escape #shortbreak #therock #surprises #history #ww2history #caves #tunnels #beaches

Having rediscovered Gibraltar properly in June - when there were few other places we could travel - we can highly recommend it as an autumn short break destination with reliable sunshine, surprising history and about as secure as possible a position on the UK ‘green list’. The Elliott is an excellent hotel in the heart of town, fully refurbished in 2019 and with both a terrace restaurant on a leafy square and a rooftop bar and swimming pool!
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#autumn #autumnsunshine #gibraltar #escape #shortbreak #therock #surprises #history #ww2history #caves #tunnels #beaches

31/07/2021

Wish you were here? The glorious Cap de Formentor on the north coast of Mallorca 🌞

A lovely family-run hotel with a private cove in Mallorca, one of our favourites for a late summer escape.......#summer ...
29/07/2021

A lovely family-run hotel with a private cove in Mallorca, one of our favourites for a late summer escape
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#summer #summertime #mallorca #sun #kirker #holidays #spain #escape #escapetothesun

A lovely family-run hotel with a private cove in Mallorca, one of our favourites for a late summer escape
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#summer #summertime #mallorca #sun #kirker #holidays #spain #escape #escapetothesun

There’s still availability for a short break in #madeira this summer, in case you’ve had enough of the great British sum...
27/07/2021

There’s still availability for a short break in #madeira this summer, in case you’ve had enough of the great British summer…
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#sun #sunset #seaviews #portugal #august #holiday #summerholidays

There’s still availability for a short break in #madeira this summer, in case you’ve had enough of the great British summer…
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#sun #sunset #seaviews #portugal #august #holiday #summerholidays

Thank you to all our travel agent partners for your enormous patience, continued support and undimmed enthusiasm and pas...
23/07/2021

Thank you to all our travel agent partners for your enormous patience, continued support and undimmed enthusiasm and passion through the last long year and a half. We wish you all the best and here’s to the future and the bounce back - it is taking its time but it will come!
#nationaltravelagentday #travel #travelagent

Thank you to all our travel agent partners for your enormous patience, continued support and undimmed enthusiasm and passion through the last long year and a half. We wish you all the best and here’s to the future and the bounce back - it is taking its time but it will come!
#nationaltravelagentday #travel #travelagent

Malta’s little sister, the island of Gozo is beautiful, unspoiled, and home to the delightful Hotel Ta’Cenc, the perfect...
19/07/2021

Malta’s little sister, the island of Gozo is beautiful, unspoiled, and home to the delightful Hotel Ta’Cenc, the perfect destination for a late summer escape. Relax in the spa, the two swimming pools, or the spectacular fjord inlet, enjoy delicious al fresco lunches and cocktails overlooking the sea, and spend your days discovering Gozo’s dramatic cliffs, ancient citadel and mysterious prehistoric sites.
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#gozo #malta #tacenc #summerholidays #autumnsunshine #alfrescodining #swimmingpool #spa #seaviews #seaswimming

Malta’s little sister, the island of Gozo is beautiful, unspoiled, and home to the delightful Hotel Ta’Cenc, the perfect destination for a late summer escape. Relax in the spa, the two swimming pools, or the spectacular fjord inlet, enjoy delicious al fresco lunches and cocktails overlooking the sea, and spend your days discovering Gozo’s dramatic cliffs, ancient citadel and mysterious prehistoric sites.
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#gozo #malta #tacenc #summerholidays #autumnsunshine #alfrescodining #swimmingpool #spa #seaviews #seaswimming

What is it about cypress avenues? 😍....#mallorca #cypress #tramuntana #spain #summer #trees #avenue
14/07/2021

What is it about cypress avenues? 😍
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#mallorca #cypress #tramuntana #spain #summer #trees #avenue

What is it about cypress avenues? 😍
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#mallorca #cypress #tramuntana #spain #summer #trees #avenue

09/07/2021

Beach time! 😁🏖

If you haven’t booked a summer escape yet there is still time, and you could be here next week, with no quarantine, just an overdue dose of vitamin D!

#beachlife #sun #mallorca #balearicislands #spain #travel #summervibes #summerholidays #greenlist #gonow

08/07/2021

Chocoholics look no further, Palma’s café Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo is a 300-year-old institution you have to visit!

The speciality is the ensaïmadas (traditional Mallorcan patisserie), which has to be enjoyed with a cup of the extraordinary, thick hot chocolate. Or on a hot day, retreat here for a deliciously refreshing almond ice cream, made with local almonds to a centuries old recipe 😋

#mallorca #palma #icecream #patisserie #chocolate #hotchocolate #almondicecream #almendras #sweettreats

Malta’s most famous artwork, and one of the world’s most important masterpieces, the Beheading of St John the Baptist by...
05/07/2021

Malta’s most famous artwork, and one of the world’s most important masterpieces, the Beheading of St John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

Commissioned by the Knights of Malta as a magnificent altarpiece it is still on display here in the Oratory of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
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#malta #valletta #knights #knightshospitaller #caravaggio #stjohnthebaptist #fineart #paintings #art #altarpiece #cathedral #masterpiece

Malta’s most famous artwork, and one of the world’s most important masterpieces, the Beheading of St John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

Commissioned by the Knights of Malta as a magnificent altarpiece it is still on display here in the Oratory of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
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#malta #valletta #knights #knightshospitaller #caravaggio #stjohnthebaptist #fineart #paintings #art #altarpiece #cathedral #masterpiece

04/07/2021

Views from Valletta this weekend. #malta #valletta #summersun #shortbreak #travel #bluesky #sunshine

Good morning from the infinity pool at the Hotel Phoenicia Malta! 🇲🇹 Kirker’s Hisham and Pat arrived yesterday and will ...
03/07/2021

Good morning from the infinity pool at the Hotel Phoenicia Malta! 🇲🇹

Kirker’s Hisham and Pat arrived yesterday and will be exploring the island this weekend to show you what it is like right now.

Where would you rather be right now? A dip in this stunning pool built into the ancient bastions and overlooking the harbour is the prefect start to the day 🌞
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#postcovidtravel #malta #maltaandgozo #travel #swimmingpool #hotel #summervibes #holidays #greenlist #green #blue #valletta

Good morning from the infinity pool at the Hotel Phoenicia Malta! 🇲🇹

Kirker’s Hisham and Pat arrived yesterday and will be exploring the island this weekend to show you what it is like right now.

Where would you rather be right now? A dip in this stunning pool built into the ancient bastions and overlooking the harbour is the prefect start to the day 🌞
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#postcovidtravel #malta #maltaandgozo #travel #swimmingpool #hotel #summervibes #holidays #greenlist #green #blue #valletta

01/07/2021

An Angel in flight!

If you ever wondered how they make, clean and repair those sculptures which adorn the vaulted ceilings and arches of ornate churches, here is an insight… at least this is how they do it in Malta!

#church #angel #flying #baroque #art #behindthescenes #howdotheydoit #lookoutbelow #malta

30/06/2021

Enjoying the exquisite garden at St Cross last night, in anticipation of our first Kirker Concert in 16 months.
Plenty of space for social distancing and even the rain held off.

Many thanks to the Trustees and to the Brothers of St Cross for hosting us in their unique home with great warmth as always. We can’t wait to be back with a full capacity audience next year!

@hospitalofstcross @laserenissimauk
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29/06/2021

Virtuoso solo violin from Adrian Chandler 🎻 🎶

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#tartini #baroque #music #italianmusic #classicalmusic

29/06/2021

Warming up for the Kirker Summer Concert at the Hospital of St Cross, with @laserenissima

Obumbrasti Super Caput Meum In Di Belli MCMXL - MCMXLIII “You cast thy shadow upon my head during the time of war 1940-1...
28/06/2021

Obumbrasti Super Caput Meum In Di Belli MCMXL - MCMXLIII
“You cast thy shadow upon my head during the time of war 1940-1943”.

This inscription is on the Siege Bell Memorial, a vast bell which stands overlooking the Grand Harbour in Valletta to commemorate the island’s heroic resistance in WW2.

In the first half of 1942, the Siege of Malta by Axis forces was one of the most intense ever experienced. Just 2 of 24 merchant vessels successfully unloaded their cargo of precious supplies, and the island endured 154 days and nights of continuous bombing.

The siege was finally broken with the relief mission Operation Pedestal, and the island as a whole was awarded the George Cross.

Today this bell tolls every noon to remember the more than 7,000 brave civilians and military personnel who died during the three year siege.
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#malta #valletta #ww2 #greatsiege #siegeofmalta #siegebellmemorial #history #militaryhistory #mediterranean #siege #bell #memorial

Obumbrasti Super Caput Meum In Di Belli MCMXL - MCMXLIII
“You cast thy shadow upon my head during the time of war 1940-1943”.

This inscription is on the Siege Bell Memorial, a vast bell which stands overlooking the Grand Harbour in Valletta to commemorate the island’s heroic resistance in WW2.

In the first half of 1942, the Siege of Malta by Axis forces was one of the most intense ever experienced. Just 2 of 24 merchant vessels successfully unloaded their cargo of precious supplies, and the island endured 154 days and nights of continuous bombing.

The siege was finally broken with the relief mission Operation Pedestal, and the island as a whole was awarded the George Cross.

Today this bell tolls every noon to remember the more than 7,000 brave civilians and military personnel who died during the three year siege.
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#malta #valletta #ww2 #greatsiege #siegeofmalta #siegebellmemorial #history #militaryhistory #mediterranean #siege #bell #memorial

Malta 🇲🇹 finally added to the UK travel green list, and none too soon considering they have one of the world’s highest v...
24/06/2021

Malta 🇲🇹 finally added to the UK travel green list, and none too soon considering they have one of the world’s highest vaccination rates.

Where better for a last minute summer escape than this small but perfectly formed island which offers visitors glorious sunshine, elegant architecture, fascinating history - and prehistory - and surrounded by the blue Mediterranean on all sides.

If you haven’t been before, now is the time, and if you have, it could be time to go back: in recent years Valletta has been transformed and the island even has its first Michelin star restaurant…
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#malta #travel #islands #greenlist #greenlight #trafficlight #med #mediterranean #history #ww2 #baroque #valletta

Malta 🇲🇹 finally added to the UK travel green list, and none too soon considering they have one of the world’s highest vaccination rates.

Where better for a last minute summer escape than this small but perfectly formed island which offers visitors glorious sunshine, elegant architecture, fascinating history - and prehistory - and surrounded by the blue Mediterranean on all sides.

If you haven’t been before, now is the time, and if you have, it could be time to go back: in recent years Valletta has been transformed and the island even has its first Michelin star restaurant…
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#malta #travel #islands #greenlist #greenlight #trafficlight #med #mediterranean #history #ww2 #baroque #valletta

Our predecessors ⭐️ 🛶 All of us who love travel and discovering new places, owe something to the pioneers of navigation ...
22/06/2021

Our predecessors ⭐️ 🛶

All of us who love travel and discovering new places, owe something to the pioneers of navigation and exploration who first opened up the world. It was Portugal that led the way, and this monument in Lisbon celebrates some of the key individuals.

Known as the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (the Monument of the Discoveries) it overlooks the Tagus estuary, in Belém, from where ships set sail to explore India and the Orient some 500 years ago.

Some of the individuals celebrated here are household names: Vasco da Gama (discoverer of the sea route to India), Ferdinand Magellan (first to circumnavigate the globe), Bartolomeu Dias (first to cross over the Cape of Good Hope), and others less known, but they all shared a daring spirit and a passion for exploring, whatever the risks…
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#travel #travelphotography #travelgram #travelmore #explore #discover #explorers #portugal #lisbon #belem #ageofdiscovery #history #exploration #firsttravelers #smallworld #keepcalmtravelon #savefuturetravel #keeptraveling

Our predecessors ⭐️ 🛶

All of us who love travel and discovering new places, owe something to the pioneers of navigation and exploration who first opened up the world. It was Portugal that led the way, and this monument in Lisbon celebrates some of the key individuals.

Known as the Padrão dos Descobrimentos (the Monument of the Discoveries) it overlooks the Tagus estuary, in Belém, from where ships set sail to explore India and the Orient some 500 years ago.

Some of the individuals celebrated here are household names: Vasco da Gama (discoverer of the sea route to India), Ferdinand Magellan (first to circumnavigate the globe), Bartolomeu Dias (first to cross over the Cape of Good Hope), and others less known, but they all shared a daring spirit and a passion for exploring, whatever the risks…
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#travel #travelphotography #travelgram #travelmore #explore #discover #explorers #portugal #lisbon #belem #ageofdiscovery #history #exploration #firsttravelers #smallworld #keepcalmtravelon #savefuturetravel #keeptraveling

21/06/2021

Bashing the Dunes! 🏜 🐪 🚙

Never mind social distancing…

Traversing the best open spaces of the edge of the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Oman, in the safe hands of an expert driver-guide.

One of the travel experiences we can’t wait to get back to as soon as possible.

If you want a winter escape to look forward to, there is no better destination for adventure, culture and guaranteed sun 🌞

#oman #visitoman #middleeast #arabia #wintersun #desert #driving #dunebashing #sanddunes #explore #adventuretime #offroad #4x4
#travel #travelgram

20/06/2021

Happy Sunday!

Where would you rather be today?

Somewhere by the sea with a warm breeze, a sundowner and a sunset view?

#seaview #sunday #sunset #sundayvibes #sundowner #cocktails #wishyouwerehere #travel #travelgram #italy #amalficoast

19/06/2021

Don’t look down!

The precipitous but spectacular Mediterranean Steps on The Rock of Gibraltar 🇬🇮

It’s a challenging hour to walk down, and a bit harder to come back up, but the views are well worth the effort!

#gibraltar #gib #hiking #walking #steps #medsteps #mediterranean #panorama #dontlookdown #vertigo #viewfromthetop

The Escher-like atrium of Reykjavik’s incredible Harpa Concert Hall. There is more to Iceland than volcanoes and geysirs...
18/06/2021

The Escher-like atrium of Reykjavik’s incredible Harpa Concert Hall. There is more to Iceland than volcanoes and geysirs, the capital has a rich cultural scene and music is very important here.
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#iceland #reykjavik #harpa #concerthall #music #venue #atrium #blackandwhite #monochrome #mcescher #architecture #modernarchitecture #travelphotography

The Escher-like atrium of Reykjavik’s incredible Harpa Concert Hall. There is more to Iceland than volcanoes and geysirs, the capital has a rich cultural scene and music is very important here.
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#iceland #reykjavik #harpa #concerthall #music #venue #atrium #blackandwhite #monochrome #mcescher #architecture #modernarchitecture #travelphotography

I C E L A N D 🧊 If you’ve had two vaccines, Iceland is open as a holiday destination this summer. And there is a lot mor...
16/06/2021

I C E L A N D 🧊

If you’ve had two vaccines, Iceland is open as a holiday destination this summer. And there is a lot more to this island nation than ice - in fact it’s not even that cold in winter, the vast majority of the country is below the Arctic Circle and due to its unique geology, Iceland is blessed with enormous quantities of geothermal heat, powering everything from household heating to open air swimming pools.

Find out for yourself, and don’t forget to visit the world’s smallest tourist info centre!
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#visiticeland #iceland #travel #summerholidays #opentotravel #green #tourism #touristinformation #signsofinstagram #flags #travelphotography #travelgram #inspiration

I C E L A N D 🧊

If you’ve had two vaccines, Iceland is open as a holiday destination this summer. And there is a lot more to this island nation than ice - in fact it’s not even that cold in winter, the vast majority of the country is below the Arctic Circle and due to its unique geology, Iceland is blessed with enormous quantities of geothermal heat, powering everything from household heating to open air swimming pools.

Find out for yourself, and don’t forget to visit the world’s smallest tourist info centre!
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#visiticeland #iceland #travel #summerholidays #opentotravel #green #tourism #touristinformation #signsofinstagram #flags #travelphotography #travelgram #inspiration

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Waterloo Court, 10 Theed St Unit 4
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Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

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Kirker Holidays' destinations range from the classic cultural centres and rural heartlands of Europe from Paris to St Petersburg and Venice to Istanbul to the dramatic landscapes of North Africa and the Middle East, India and Southern Africa. This makes Kirker the first choice for people booking Over 50s Holidays. Our city breaks to numerous major cultural cities in Europe include a wide range of extras from museum passes to private walking tours with an English speaking guide and the Kirker Concierge is on hand to recommend restaurants and to book concert and opera tickets prior to your departure. Nothing is too much trouble!

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Look forward to a spot of January sunshine accompanied by classical music concerts, sightseeing and unspoilt landscapes on subtropical Tenerife - the Kirker Music Festival. Kirker Holidays @travelBeginsat40
Off on my Kirker holiday to Italy taking in Milan, Florence, a wedding and Sienna. So far impeccable organisation. Amazing drivers and Hotel Manzoni so welcoming and lovely. Today Florence - thank you @kirkerholidays
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Thank you Kirker for my bubbly 😁🍾xx
Travellling to Venice with Kirker Holidays Try this new visual travle guide to make getting around easier. 5 top travel tips for going to Venice 1 How long to stay. At least 2 nights, but 3 is better. But to make the most of it you need to arrive early on the first day and leave late on the last one, preferably after a good late lunch to finish things off with a bottle of good vino. 2 Where to stay. A hotel near a water taxi (Vaporetto) stop. You do not want to drag your heavy luggage very far in Venice. San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco are the best areas for getting around. 3 Using the Vaporetto. A single ticket costs €6.50. After your feet start to complain you will need to get quite a lot of them. Best to get a 24, 48 or 72 hour pass. 4 Eat where the locals eat. These restaurants may not be on TripAdvisor, but they are just as good if not better than tourist ones at 2 or 3 times the price. The further you go from St Marks Square the cheaper it gets. Campo Santa Margherita is a good place, also try, https://www.cntraveler.com/…/where-the-locals-eat-in-venice… 5 Take a Gondola ride. If you have never done it before, it is a must. Make economies elsewhere if budget is the issue. Venice is the only place which has proper gondolas, the ones in Las Vegas don’t count. It is an experience of a lifetime.
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Please will you pass on my thanks to Sarah for her unwavering patience in securing a Vienna package for our customer; we got there in the end. (It was also my first ever booking with Kirker).😀
Thank you very much for my champagne
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Lovely feedback from a customer today who went to see Andrea Bocelli on his homecoming tour - which I booked through yourselves. Thank you. Hello pamela..just wanted to say a huge thanks from myself and mr salter ...you went out of your way to make sure our holiday to italy and andrea bocelli was first class... best hotel we have ever stayed in , in the centre of florence to. Everything was well organized meaning we didnt have to worry about anything. We both thank you very much , will definately book our next adventure with you..