Since 1986, Kirker Holidays has provided carefully crafted tailor-made holidays to a range of cultural destinations throughout Europe and beyond.

Kirker’s collection of brochures, including Italy, France and Spain & Portugal, as well as Southern Africa and the India Subcontinent, now offer over 140 destinations in 40 countries – including 70 classic cities and 250 relaxing rural locations throughout Europe. Every holiday includes private car transfers, accommodation in individually selected hotels from the grandest 5* palaces to charming 3* and 4* boutique properties, and travel by any combination of flights from your local airport, ferry, rail or – for the ultimate way to celebrate in style – a journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

At the top of the Spanish Steps, Sir Rocco’s latest Italian hotel is one of the most stylish new openings in Rome for many years. There are 104 rooms and suites with views over the rooftops of Rome and contemporary interiors inspired by the era of the Grand Tour, which have been designed by Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Italian designer Tommaso Ziffer.


Internationally renowned chef Fulvio Pierangelini has created menus influenced by the cuisine of the Roman Empire for the elegant Mosaico restaurant, whilst Da Sistina offers more informal Roman trattoria dining. There is also a stylish rooftop bar and the Grand Tour theme recurs in the inventive cocktail bar taking flavours from the Venetian spice route and the Sicilian-inspired spa with five treatment rooms.


The winter months are the perfect time to visit Rome, with fewer tourists, excellent value for money, mild weather which is perfect for exploring the ancient monuments, and the best exhibitions and concerts. We can particularly recommend the new ‘Secret Impressionists’ exhibition (until 8 March 2020), taking place at the Palazzo Bonaparte, the former home of Napoleon’s mother, which has been converted into a new exhibition space displaying works by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Sisley and Gauguin – many of which have rarely been seen before in public.

Restaurants and museums remain open all year and in winter you can enjoy the Roman speciality – artichokes, at their best – whilst in December the city is adorned with Christmas decorations and atmospheric markets in Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori. Speak to the Kirker Concierge for details of concerts and opera performances or to book a table at one of our favourite restaurants.

This new offer provides exceptional value for money:

3 nights for the price of 2

For stays from 1st November 2019 to 28th February 2020

Prices from £998 per person – saving £300

(Valid for NEW bookings made before 30th November 2019 and excludes departures from 24th December 2019 to 1st January 2020)