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 - an in every destination Kirker transfers will be waiting to whsik you to your hotel. We have carefully selected every one of our hotel partners for their comfort, service, style and location, and you can choose from historic private residences, charming boutique hotels, grand palaces, luxurious resorts and exquisite romantic retreats. Wherever you choose to travel the Kirker Concierge is at your disposal to arrange opera, concert or ballet tickets, entrance to museums and galleries, expert local guides, and recommend the best restaurants, bars and cafes. For those who prefer to travel with a small group of like-minded companions, we also offer a range of expert-led Cultural Tours and Music Holidays in the company of experienced tour lecturers and world-class musicians. Speak to an expert for personal advice today.

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G O Z O 🏝  Malta’s beautiful sister island, Gozo will also hopefully be on the travel green list this month, and it prov...
06/05/2021

G O Z O 🏝

Malta’s beautiful sister island, Gozo will also hopefully be on the travel green list this month, and it provides a wonderful contrast to its larger sibling.

With a population less than that of Canvey Island, it is far less developed than Malta, with just a handful of quality hotels, including the fabulous @kempinskigozo, and natural scenery including the curious Inland Sea, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, wildflowers, world-class diving and the fascinating temples at Ggantija, some of the oldest free standing structures in the world.

Book now for an early summer escape and take advantage of fantastic value for money!

🌞 🏝 🪨 🌊 🏖 🏊‍♂️ 🍷

@kempinski
@visitmalta

#gozo #malta #juneholiday #17may #greenlight #travel #summerholidays #specialoffer #booknow #earlybird #traveller

G O Z O 🏝

Malta’s beautiful sister island, Gozo will also hopefully be on the travel green list this month, and it provides a wonderful contrast to its larger sibling.

With a population less than that of Canvey Island, it is far less developed than Malta, with just a handful of quality hotels, including the fabulous @kempinskigozo, and natural scenery including the curious Inland Sea, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, wildflowers, world-class diving and the fascinating temples at Ggantija, some of the oldest free standing structures in the world.

Book now for an early summer escape and take advantage of fantastic value for money!

🌞 🏝 🪨 🌊 🏖 🏊‍♂️ 🍷

@kempinski
@visitmalta

#gozo #malta #juneholiday #17may #greenlight #travel #summerholidays #specialoffer #booknow #earlybird #traveller

Fresh market produce 🫑 🍅 From street markets in the Balkans to famous covered markets like the Mercato Albinelli in Mode...
05/05/2021

Fresh market produce 🫑 🍅

From street markets in the Balkans to famous covered markets like the Mercato Albinelli in Modena, La Boqueria in Barcelona and the Marché aux Fleurs in Nice, there are no better places to soak up local culture and find out what the specialties of the area are.

Stop for a coffee, a glass of wine or perhaps a freshly prepared lunch? Pick up some souvenirs to take home our ingredients for a picnic? Markets have it all...
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#markets #marketstall #marketplace #foodmarket #freshfood #colours #red #produce #localproduce #coveredmarket #flowermarket

Fresh market produce 🫑 🍅

From street markets in the Balkans to famous covered markets like the Mercato Albinelli in Modena, La Boqueria in Barcelona and the Marché aux Fleurs in Nice, there are no better places to soak up local culture and find out what the specialties of the area are.

Stop for a coffee, a glass of wine or perhaps a freshly prepared lunch? Pick up some souvenirs to take home our ingredients for a picnic? Markets have it all...
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#markets #marketstall #marketplace #foodmarket #freshfood #colours #red #produce #localproduce #coveredmarket #flowermarket

The Arena of Nîmes, Occitane, France 🇫🇷 This double tiered Roman amphitheatre, in the French city of Nîmes was built abo...
04/05/2021

The Arena of Nîmes, Occitane, France 🇫🇷

This double tiered Roman amphitheatre, in the French city of Nîmes was built about the same time as the Coliseum of Rome, and remains one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world.

Used for gladiator contests and performances when the city was an important Roman settlement, it later became a fortress against invading Goths, Arabs and Franks, a ballooning field, and in more recent years has hosted concerts ranging from Dire Straits to Depeche Mode and Bob Dylan to David Bowie. 🎵
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#nimes #occitanie #occitanietourisme #france #visitfrance #romanhistory #ancientrome #amphitheatre #arena #southoffrance #gladiator #music #festival #festivaldenimes #coliseum

The Arena of Nîmes, Occitane, France 🇫🇷

This double tiered Roman amphitheatre, in the French city of Nîmes was built about the same time as the Coliseum of Rome, and remains one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world.

Used for gladiator contests and performances when the city was an important Roman settlement, it later became a fortress against invading Goths, Arabs and Franks, a ballooning field, and in more recent years has hosted concerts ranging from Dire Straits to Depeche Mode and Bob Dylan to David Bowie. 🎵
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#nimes #occitanie #occitanietourisme #france #visitfrance #romanhistory #ancientrome #amphitheatre #arena #southoffrance #gladiator #music #festival #festivaldenimes #coliseum

MALLORCA - more than just sun, sea and sand, the most sophisticated of the Balearic isles has unspoilt mountain ranges, ...
03/05/2021

MALLORCA - more than just sun, sea and sand, the most sophisticated of the Balearic isles has unspoilt mountain ranges, dramatic coastal cliffs, beautiful hillside villages, Gaudi architecture and a history as an artists’ haven.

Chopin spent a winter here and poets, writers and musicians flocked to the mountain village of Deia in particular - from the poet Robert Graves who stayed until his death, to singers and songwriters including Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, and Mick Jagger.

Whether or not you are creating your own magnum opus, there are few more inspiring places to spend an autumn short break than @belmondlaresidencia
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#deia #mallorca #poetsofinstagram #artists #musicians #belmond #laresidencia #hotel #offer #boutiquehotel #luxurytravel #luxuryhotel #travelgram #freenight #september #october #autumnsunshine

MALLORCA - more than just sun, sea and sand, the most sophisticated of the Balearic isles has unspoilt mountain ranges, dramatic coastal cliffs, beautiful hillside villages, Gaudi architecture and a history as an artists’ haven.

Chopin spent a winter here and poets, writers and musicians flocked to the mountain village of Deia in particular - from the poet Robert Graves who stayed until his death, to singers and songwriters including Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, and Mick Jagger.

Whether or not you are creating your own magnum opus, there are few more inspiring places to spend an autumn short break than @belmondlaresidencia
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#deia #mallorca #poetsofinstagram #artists #musicians #belmond #laresidencia #hotel #offer #boutiquehotel #luxurytravel #luxuryhotel #travelgram #freenight #september #october #autumnsunshine

Piazza San Pietro, Rome, looking from the Basilica of St. Peter towards the Via della Conciliazione.....#rome #travelpho...
02/05/2021

Piazza San Pietro, Rome, looking from the Basilica of St. Peter towards the Via della Conciliazione
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Piazza San Pietro, Rome, looking from the Basilica of St. Peter towards the Via della Conciliazione
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#rome #travelphotography #travel #vatican #italy #catholic #obelisk #piazza #marble #blackandwhite

Happy May Day! 🌹 The red carnation has long been a symbol of the labour movement, and it has a special symbolism in Russ...
01/05/2021

Happy May Day! 🌹

The red carnation has long been a symbol of the labour movement, and it has a special symbolism in Russia where it has multiple meanings.

Most powerfully it is associated with the revolution and bunches are still placed by communists on the graves of Soviet heroes, including here at the Kremlin Wall necropolis, where celebrated figures were entombed from martyrs of the October Revolution through to politicians, cosmonauts, scientists, artists and writers - including Stalin, Brezhnev, Maxim Gorky and Yuri Gagarin.

#may #mayday #firstofmay #may1st #russia #ussr #sovietunion #labour #socialism #red #redcarnation #carnation #moscow #kremlin #communism

Happy May Day! 🌹

The red carnation has long been a symbol of the labour movement, and it has a special symbolism in Russia where it has multiple meanings.

Most powerfully it is associated with the revolution and bunches are still placed by communists on the graves of Soviet heroes, including here at the Kremlin Wall necropolis, where celebrated figures were entombed from martyrs of the October Revolution through to politicians, cosmonauts, scientists, artists and writers - including Stalin, Brezhnev, Maxim Gorky and Yuri Gagarin.

#may #mayday #firstofmay #may1st #russia #ussr #sovietunion #labour #socialism #red #redcarnation #carnation #moscow #kremlin #communism

There’s not many cities in the world we’d rather escape to for a few days than #seville and no better hotel to stay in t...
30/04/2021

There’s not many cities in the world we’d rather escape to for a few days than #seville and no better hotel to stay in than @corraldelrey

Book now for summer, autumn or even a winter break to look forward to - Seville is the hottest city in Europe!

🍊🌶🥂🌸🍷🇪🇸 🌞

@spain

#spain #travel #sevilla #seville #orangeblossom #tapas #spanishfood #holidays #holidaytohelpout #shortbreak #hotel #boutiquehotel #hotelsfortheholidays #hotelsofinstagram #escape

There’s not many cities in the world we’d rather escape to for a few days than #seville and no better hotel to stay in than @corraldelrey

Book now for summer, autumn or even a winter break to look forward to - Seville is the hottest city in Europe!

🍊🌶🥂🌸🍷🇪🇸 🌞

@spain

#spain #travel #sevilla #seville #orangeblossom #tapas #spanishfood #holidays #holidaytohelpout #shortbreak #hotel #boutiquehotel #hotelsfortheholidays #hotelsofinstagram #escape

CHARLES WOLFEThe Burial of Sir John Moore after CorunnaSometimes it is a piece of music, other times a movie or a piece ...
29/04/2021

CHARLES WOLFE
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna

Sometimes it is a piece of music, other times a movie or a piece of writing which inspires us to visit a destination which is not on the beaten tourist trail. For some of us it is a poem, and this one was dramatically brought to life by the most incredible local historian who was our guide in the city of A Coruña. He surprised us in full Napoleonic uniform and recited this famous poem in the San Carlos Garden where Sir John Moore is interred.

A Coruña, on the dramatic northwest coast of Galicia in Spain 🇪🇸 is a wonderful city to visit for a short break, whether or not you have read the poem. Incredible seafood, Albariño wines, fascinating Roman and Celtic history and a lively, authentic city surrounded by the sea.

🦞🍷 🌊 🌞 ⛱

#johnmoore #napoleon #seafood #albariño #spanishfood #napoleonicwars #corunna #coruña #galicia #spain @spain

CHARLES WOLFE
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna

Sometimes it is a piece of music, other times a movie or a piece of writing which inspires us to visit a destination which is not on the beaten tourist trail. For some of us it is a poem, and this one was dramatically brought to life by the most incredible local historian who was our guide in the city of A Coruña. He surprised us in full Napoleonic uniform and recited this famous poem in the San Carlos Garden where Sir John Moore is interred.

A Coruña, on the dramatic northwest coast of Galicia in Spain 🇪🇸 is a wonderful city to visit for a short break, whether or not you have read the poem. Incredible seafood, Albariño wines, fascinating Roman and Celtic history and a lively, authentic city surrounded by the sea.

🦞🍷 🌊 🌞 ⛱

#johnmoore #napoleon #seafood #albariño #spanishfood #napoleonicwars #corunna #coruña #galicia #spain @spain

Explore Spain by car this autumn, there is no better way to get off the beaten path and explore the vast and fascinating...
28/04/2021

Explore Spain by car this autumn, there is no better way to get off the beaten path and explore the vast and fascinating interior of the country.
🚗 🌞 🥘 🏰 ⛪️ 🖼 ⛰ 🌃

Take your car over on the ferry, drive down via France, or fly and pick up a hire car when you land. However you get your wheels, it gives you the freedom to explore ancient hill towns, mediaeval castles, sprawling vineyards and olive groves and the plains of Castile, the real Don Quixote country 🐎 💨

Stay in some of our favourite boutique hotels and paradors housed in converted castles and monasteries, where you can enjoy the best local cuisine - all exceptionally good value for money!

Speak to an expert today to start planning your driving holiday, whether it is through moorish Andalusia, unspoiled Extremadura, the vast open skies of Castile, the mountains and coastline of the north and the Basque Country, or the historic kingdoms of Aragon and Catalonia.

🧑‍💻 kirkerholidays.com

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#backtospain #spain #visitspain #travel #summeriscoming #autumnholiday #driving #drivingholiday #carlovers #touring #tourspain #roadtrip @spain

Explore Spain by car this autumn, there is no better way to get off the beaten path and explore the vast and fascinating interior of the country.
🚗 🌞 🥘 🏰 ⛪️ 🖼 ⛰ 🌃

Take your car over on the ferry, drive down via France, or fly and pick up a hire car when you land. However you get your wheels, it gives you the freedom to explore ancient hill towns, mediaeval castles, sprawling vineyards and olive groves and the plains of Castile, the real Don Quixote country 🐎 💨

Stay in some of our favourite boutique hotels and paradors housed in converted castles and monasteries, where you can enjoy the best local cuisine - all exceptionally good value for money!

Speak to an expert today to start planning your driving holiday, whether it is through moorish Andalusia, unspoiled Extremadura, the vast open skies of Castile, the mountains and coastline of the north and the Basque Country, or the historic kingdoms of Aragon and Catalonia.

🧑‍💻 kirkerholidays.com

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#backtospain #spain #visitspain #travel #summeriscoming #autumnholiday #driving #drivingholiday #carlovers #touring #tourspain #roadtrip @spain

RIOJA🍷 🌞 ⛰ Skip the airport and take your own car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao this summer, just like Coogan a...
27/04/2021

RIOJA🍷 🌞 ⛰

Skip the airport and take your own car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao this summer, just like Coogan and Brydon in their Trip to Spain 🇪🇸

An hour after arriving you can be in the hills of La Rioja, surrounded by rolling vineyards bathed in sunshine. Stay at the quirky and stylish @egurenugarte which offers Kirker guests a complimentary tour and wine tasting, not to mention fabulous rooms, spectacular views and exquisite Basque cuisine. It is one of the world’s oldest wineries and has more than two thousand metres of underground cellars!

And on the way home you can stock up the boot with some wine to take home and enjoy with friends when you get back, the perfect excuse to tell them about your holiday!

📞 020 7593 2288 to speak to an expert today.
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#spain #spain🇪🇸 #rioja #wine #basquecountry #paysbasque #larioja #winetasting #holidays #travel #roadtrip #bilbao #ferrytospain #noflytravel

RIOJA🍷 🌞 ⛰

Skip the airport and take your own car on the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao this summer, just like Coogan and Brydon in their Trip to Spain 🇪🇸

An hour after arriving you can be in the hills of La Rioja, surrounded by rolling vineyards bathed in sunshine. Stay at the quirky and stylish @egurenugarte which offers Kirker guests a complimentary tour and wine tasting, not to mention fabulous rooms, spectacular views and exquisite Basque cuisine. It is one of the world’s oldest wineries and has more than two thousand metres of underground cellars!

And on the way home you can stock up the boot with some wine to take home and enjoy with friends when you get back, the perfect excuse to tell them about your holiday!

📞 020 7593 2288 to speak to an expert today.
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#spain #spain🇪🇸 #rioja #wine #basquecountry #paysbasque #larioja #winetasting #holidays #travel #roadtrip #bilbao #ferrytospain #noflytravel

26/04/2021

The Bay of Naples right now 😍

With Italy exiting lockdown from today, and vaccine confidence spreading, now is the time to book an escape for the summer or autumn, while availability and prices last... and you could do worse than heading to Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast 🌞 🍋 🌊🍝🍷

#booknow #summer #holidays #holidaysarecoming #amalficoast #italy #sorrento #bayofnaples #vesuvius #summervibes #sunshine #seaview

Port barrels ageing in the cellars of Taylor’s, PortoEntrance here is included free for Kirker clients visiting Porto an...
25/04/2021

Port barrels ageing in the cellars of Taylor’s, Porto

Entrance here is included free for Kirker clients visiting Porto and the tour finishes with a tasting. 🍷

There is a lot more to Port than Christmas, and the range includes not just the Ruby port we know, but the excellent Tawny and a refreshing chilled White port, best enjoyed alfresco on the roof terrace...

@taylorsportwine @visitportugal

#portugal #porto #port #drinks #barrel #cellar #wine #tasting

Port barrels ageing in the cellars of Taylor’s, Porto

Entrance here is included free for Kirker clients visiting Porto and the tour finishes with a tasting. 🍷

There is a lot more to Port than Christmas, and the range includes not just the Ruby port we know, but the excellent Tawny and a refreshing chilled White port, best enjoyed alfresco on the roof terrace...

@taylorsportwine @visitportugal

#portugal #porto #port #drinks #barrel #cellar #wine #tasting

BARCELONA!Few cities in the world excite the senses like the Catalan capital, and this year could be the best time to vi...
23/04/2021

BARCELONA!

Few cities in the world excite the senses like the Catalan capital, and this year could be the best time to visit in many years.

Art Deco, Gothic and of course Gaudi architecture, the art of Miro and Picasso, delicious tapas and locally made cava, all on the Mediterranean coast with a vast sandy beach right in the city centre.

If there was one thing we could hold against Barcelona it was sometimes the crowds in summer. However, most tourists and cruise ships have been absent for months and look set to return only gradually, which means that the first to go back this year will enjoy one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations in relative peace and tranquillity.

Book now for the summer before the crowds return, stay in style at this modern hotel with a rooftop pool, and let the Kirker concierge handle prebooked Museum tickets and restaurant reservations before you go.
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#backtospain #spain #barcelona #gaudi #art #architecture #summerbreaks #summerinthecity #travel #summerholidays

BARCELONA!

Few cities in the world excite the senses like the Catalan capital, and this year could be the best time to visit in many years.

Art Deco, Gothic and of course Gaudi architecture, the art of Miro and Picasso, delicious tapas and locally made cava, all on the Mediterranean coast with a vast sandy beach right in the city centre.

If there was one thing we could hold against Barcelona it was sometimes the crowds in summer. However, most tourists and cruise ships have been absent for months and look set to return only gradually, which means that the first to go back this year will enjoy one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations in relative peace and tranquillity.

Book now for the summer before the crowds return, stay in style at this modern hotel with a rooftop pool, and let the Kirker concierge handle prebooked Museum tickets and restaurant reservations before you go.
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#backtospain #spain #barcelona #gaudi #art #architecture #summerbreaks #summerinthecity #travel #summerholidays

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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).😀
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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..