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50NADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2010KIRKER HOLIDAYSKirker Holidays has an ever-expandingrange of art and music holidays. Weorganise our own exclusive musicfestivals, engaging the musicians andplanning the music programmes. Newfor 2011 is a superb Opera Festival inVenice where the distinguished sopranoNelly Miricioiu will give two recitals ofarias from the many operas premieredin Venice including La Traviata, Rigolettoand Semiramide.We will be presenting our annualIschia Music Festival with Melvyn Tan,the Sacconi Quartet and Joan Rodgersat the garden created by SusanaWalton, La Mortella. Nearer to home weAbove:ShwedagonPaya, Myanmar(Swan Hellenic)Right: Visit Bali's temples(Voyages ofDiscovery)Opposite page: Scottish cruisesaboardHebrideanPrincess;Khiva,Uzbekistan(Kirker Holidays);Historic Tallinn(Tailored Travel)Global adventuresBy cruise, plane or coach, and withdestinations ranging from Burma to BoltonAbbey, there is sure to be something totempt you in the NADFAS travel affiliates'2011 travel programmesTRAVEL/TOURS

TRAVEL/TOURShave our own festivals in Aldeburgh, BoltonAbbey, St Mawes and north Norfolk. Othernew tours for 2011 include Uzbekistan,The Crimea, the Pilgrim's Route toSantiago de Compostela, Villas & Gardensof Tuscany, and Jerusalem.www.kirkerholidays.comCall: 020 7593 2286 or for abrochure. Quote reference GNA.See pages 37, 41 and 45 for more.VOYAGES OF DISCOVERYThe key to a Voyage of Discovery cruiseis simplicity itself - see more, do more.You'll discover some of the great citiesand monuments from the ancient andmodern worlds. Our renowned guestspeakers unlock the secrets, while the650-passenger Discoveryis the perfectway to get to any destination. For thosewho choose not to fly, join Discoveryineither Portsmouth or Harwich and sail tofavourite locations in northern Europe,Scandinavia and Russia. Fly-cruiseoptions include the Mediterranean andthe Black Sea. Later the same year,Discoverywill cruise through the MiddleEast to India, the Orient and on toAustralia. An irresistible blend offascinating cultures, rich history andmagnificent landscapes promises acruise holiday that you'll never 822 0835.For more informationrefer to back cover of the ReviewTAILORED TRAVELFor Tour NADFAS we are currentlypromoting tours to Tallinn, the EuropeanCapital of Culture 2011, and to Jordan(see page 7 for details). For tailor-madetours for local Societies, as always Italyis our most popular destination,particularly Bologna, Tuscany, andVenice and Lake Garda. Flight tours toBerlin, Spain and southern France; andcoach tours to northern Europe,especially Amsterdam, Paris, Normandyand the Loire Valley, are also provingvery popular. With the increasedpopularity of the 'staycation', lots of TourSecretaries are booking tours within theUK for 2011, with Cornwall,Northumbria, Glasgow and Edinburgh,and Northern Ireland being particularfavourites. Every single one of our grouptours is tailor-made to the exactrequirements of the Society. That way,your tour is exclusively for your Societyand your Society alone and you get theexact tour your members want. 8665 9966SWAN HELLENICSwan Hellenic's Summer 2011 seasonblends 'must-see' sights of theMediterranean, northern Europe, theBlack Sea, north Africa and the Levantwith smaller, 'off-the-beaten-track'destinations such as St Kilda inScotland and Rovinj and Pula in Croatia.Our season of 'no-fly' cruises aroundthe UK, the Baltic, Iceland and Norwaynow depart from the historic naval cityof Portsmouth with purpose-builtfacilities and excellent travelconnections. Swan Hellenic's fascinatingwinter 2011/12 itineraries include areturn to Myanmar (Burma), a cruise inThe Gulf calling at Bahrain and ports inthe UAE, while also sailing to India,Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia,Indonesia and the Philippines. Ourinclusive tailor-made shore excursionprogramme seeks out the highlights ofeach country visited, while our renownedGuest Speakers' talks explain the pastand illuminate the 822 0677 (Refer to magazineinsert for more information)HEBRIDEAN ISLAND CRUISESOur Clyde and Argyll cruises at the startand end of our 2011 season provide theperfect opportunity to visit some of thearea's finest historic properties. Withmany not open to the general public atthis time of year, doors will be openedespecially for us. The ever popularwalking itineraries feature strongly,escorted by our familiar 'Footloose'guides. Our circumnavigation of Britainallows us to visit new ports of callincluding, Inverness, Edinburgh, Londonand the Channel Isles, with the excitingTaste of Normandycruise, departing 22August, venturing to France and prettyHonfleur. Travelling northwards viaCardiff, Eire and Northern Ireland wereturn to the familiar waters of the westcoast of Scotland before returning to theClyde to conclude another, 01756 704704See page 49 for more information REVIEW / WINTER 2010 51We are not endorsing any product in this section. Adverts are published for members'convenience. Normal terms and conditions apply (see page 3). Any travel ad carrying theTour NADFAS logo means a commission payment is made to NADFAS on the product ortrip advertised. Those that continue to support us through advertising only will not use theTour NADFAS name and logo.