The world is slowly opening up to tourists again. However, it is understandable that not everyone wants to travel abroad. During COVID19, members of the travel trade have had to rethink. Firstly, what areas of the world to promote. Secondly, what areas to sell.

Eton Travel, for example, is renowned for offering bespoke travel worldwide. However, the UK has always been a destination that we sell but not actively promoted.

Likewise, Kirker have always specialised in bespoke travel. More so to Europe. They have, however, always offered a handful of UK short breaks. Now they have added more! Perfect for discerning travellers. Certainly to those who enjoy staying in luxury hotels. A fantastic alternative to travelling abroad.


The UK offers wonderful opportunities. Herewith are some examples that Kirker offer:

Edinburgh City Break – Hotel Balmoral

Located on Princes Street. Situated in the city’s main shopping area. Next to Waverley station. The Balmoral is walking distance from many of Edinburgh’s attractions.

Edinburgh Castle


Part of the Rocco Forte Collection.  It has 188 luxurious bedrooms and suites. Many have views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

When you book with Kirker breakfast is included. Their concierge can help with sightseeing options.

London City Break – Hotel Baglioni

The Baglioni Hotel London has a fantastic location. Therefore, the perfect place for a luxurious short break. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are opposite.  London’s best museums and shops are within a short walk.

Not everyone wants to travel abroad


Moreover, this 5 star hotel has a relaxed feel. The service is friendly and attentive. In addition, the Brunello Bar is a fashionable meeting point. Furthermore, the Brunello Italian Restaurant, has a great reputation. Enjoy traditional Italian dishes served with a modern twist.

When you book with Kirker breakfast is included. Their concierge can help with sightseeing options.

Luxury Train Travel – The Royal Scotsman

Travel in style on board The Royal Scotsman!

Enjoy the Scottish Highlands. Take in the views from an open-deck observation carriage. In addition, guests disembark to view the sights along the way. Take part in activities , for example, fly fishing. Take a stroll to enjoy fresh mountain air.

Enjoy superb cuisine and fine wines.

Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower.

There are several different itineraries to choose from. All departing from Edinburgh.

This is what is included with Kirker:

  • One night’s accommodation in Edinburgh including breakfast
  • A two night journey on the Royal Scotsman staying in a two-berth cabin
  • All meals and drinks on board
  • A full programme of excursions

Cultural Tours – The Kirker Music Festival at the Tresanton, St Mawes

Hotel Tresanton in St.Mawes offers a relaxing stay in Cornwall.

In 2021, The Maxwell Quartet will perform. Furthermore, guests will also enjoy a visit to the private garden at Lamorran. A garden inspired by Lady Walton’s on the island of Ischia.

Maxwell Quartet

An annual event. Subsequently, a highlight in the Kirker calendar.

Above all, this 5 star hotel is owned by Olga Polizzi. It overlooks the sea. There are 29 bedrooms. The hotel has terrace. There is also a bar.

Furthermore, all this is included with Kirker:

  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • Three concerts
  • A visit to Lamorran Gardens in St. Mawes
  • Services of a Kirker Tour Leader

Kirker, similarly, offer short breaks to Ireland.

Why book the UK with Kirker Holidays and Eton Travel?

  1. Your money is 100% safe – ABTA and ATOL bonded.
  2. We are here to help
  3. Guide notes and maps
  4. You can rely on us

Finally, we do the hard work, so you can relax and enjoy the UK  at its best. After all, not everyone wants to travel abroad.