• Lucerne Festival
    Lucerne hosts one of the great festivals of the world. The birth of the Lucerne Festival dates from the gala concert conducted by Toscanini in front of Wagner's home in Tribschen in 1938.A feast ...
    Read More 10 - 14 September 2015
  • La Fenice, Venice
    Two operas at La Fenice Puccini: ToscaRossini: La Cambiale di Matrimonio  and a concert by Interpreti Veneziani including works by Vivaldi ...
    Read More 18 - 22 September 2015
  • New Ross Piano Festival
    New Ross is a small town on the river Barrow in County Wexford, Ireland. The internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Finghin Collins, started the festival in 2006 and its popularity has grown ever ...
    Read More 24 - 28 September 2015
  • Music in La Mancha
    John Whibley "Holidays with Music" holds its own chamber music festival in Cuenca, one of the most fascinating mediaeval cities in Spain, perched on top of a hill, in the La Mancha region. The old c...
    Read More 30 September - 5 October 2015
  • Copenhagen
    Copenhagen is a fascinating city with a vast musical culture. In the last few years it has commissioned many interesting and impressive new buildings including a beautiful opera house and an impressiv...
    Read More 21 - 25 October 2015

Welcome to our 2015 holidays.

Welcome to our 2015 and 2016 holidays, which we hope you enjoy reading. 

On this website you will find the latest information on our autumn 2015 holidays, including our first holiday in Lisbon over the New Year, and a preview of the exciting programme of 2016 holidays. 
In 2016 we are introducing a new series of holidays “with Richard Wigmore” where we will concentrate on a particular composer. Eminent musicologist, Richard Wigmore will stay with us for the holiday and give talks about the composer in question. 
We are also developing our repertoire of Chamber Music Festivals with the addition of the first Callino Festival at Dartington, where the Callino Quartet and friends will perform in the Great Hall at Dartington. We will also be holding our own "Chamber Music in a Portuguese Village".

John, Helen or Richard will accompany our groups on all of the holidays to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. We normally have some sightseeing with well chosen local guides but this varies according to where we are. Some holidays are quite busy, others are very relaxed and of course nothing on the schedule is compulsory! It is our policy to give guests plenty of free time. 
Although the holiday arrangements are made by us, we work in association with Specialised Travel Limited and are fully covered by its membership of ABTA and ATOL. 

We hope you will join us!

With best wishes,
    John, Helen and Richard Whibley, 
Catherine Hart and our new office manager Jo Orme.

Featured Holidays

Glyndebourne Touring Opera
Glyndebourne Touring Opera : 29 October - 1 November 2015

Three great operas at GlyndebourneHandel: SaulDonizetti: Don PasqualeMozart: Il Seraglio...

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Bath Mozartfest
Bath Mozartfest : 13 - 18 November 2015

Bath is such a beautiful city one hardly needs the excuse of a music festival to visit it, but listening to music in Bath Abbey and the Assembly Rooms is an experience not to be missed.  ...

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Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig
Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig : 10 - 14 December 2015

Leipzig is the ideal place for a pre-Christmas weekend break. You can hear Bach's Christmas Oratorio in the Thomaskirche, where he was cantor for the last 27 years of his life. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy the famous Christmas Market with its wonderful atmosphere and lots of glühwein t...

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New Year in Lisbon : 29 December 2015 - 2 January 2016

For the first time we are offering a New Year holiday. We have chosen Lisbon because it is such a beautiful Portuguese city with a rich history and the weather is usually good at this time of year.Staying at the very central 5* Altis Grand Hotel, there will be guided sightseeing tours of the ci...

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Amsterdam and Weesp
Amsterdam and Weesp : 9 - 14 March 2016

Opera, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music in HollandAfter a very successful trip to Amsterdam and Weesp in 2015, we will be returning in 2016 to see the Dutch National Opera performing Mussorgsky’s Khovanschina. The Concertgebouw under Daniel Harding performing Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor&n...

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Our ATOL Number is ATOL2178