Kirker has added Slovenia to its programme this year. Suitable for short break enthusiasts seeking to discover a new part of the Mediterranean or as part of a longer, multi-centre itinerary, the operator suggests combining a few days exploring the capital, Ljubljana, before heading north for mountain walks in the Julian Alps or the seaside delights of Portoroz on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast.

As examples of prices, a three-night stay at the four-star superior Antiq Palace Hotel in Ljubljana (a 16th century former private residence in the heart of the old town that has been converted into a quirky, private hotel) costs from £498 per person, while a three-night stay at the four-star Grand Hotel Toplice in Lake Bled leads in at £569.

Meanwhile, the operator has also expanded its programme in Croatia, France, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

As examples, in Croatia Istria and Rovinj join the programme with prices from £528 for three nights at a four-star property in Istria.

In Turkey, a three-night guesthouse stay in the village of Alaçati costs from £598, while a three-night half-board stay at the five-star superior D-Hotel Maris, on the Datça Peninsula leads in at £958.Packages include flights, transfers or car hire, breakfast accommodation, guide notes to restaurants, museums and sightseeing, plus the services of a concierge.

Other new additions for 2014 include a 72-hour Museum Pass for visitors to Bruges, which includes access to the Flemish masters in the Groeninge Museum, and a private walking tour with an expert local guide in Prague.

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