• Amsterdam and Weesp
    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’...
    Read More 9 - 14 March 2016
  • Chamber Music in Canterbury
    We will stay at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge within the grounds of the Cathedral. The concerts given by The Navarra Quartet, Leon Bosch double bass and Lora Dimitrova piano, will take pla...
    Read More 14 - 17 March 2016
  • Easter in Spain
    Cuenca is one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Spain, perched on top of a hill, in the La Mancha region, famous for its stunning views, hanging houses and artistic community. Its abstract ar...
    Read More 21 - 27 March 2016
  • Budapest
    Two operas and two concerts in this fascinating city....
    Read More 30 March - 4 April 2016
  • St Magnus Festival
    The St Magnus Festival is Orkney's annual celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by Orkney's distinguished resident composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the festival has grown from small beginnings to...
    Read More 19 - 25 June 2016

Welcome to our 2016 holidays.

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

We have compiled a great programme, starting with our first ever New Year holiday in Lisbon. This will include a New Year’s Eve concert with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, a New Year’s Day concert with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra and a Fado concert. We will have sightseeing tours of this historical city including a visit to the Palaces of Sintra and will eat in good local restaurants. Also new for 2016 is our “With Richard Wigmore” series where each holiday will concentrate on a particular composer. The eminent musicologist Richard Wigmore will stay with us for the holiday and give talks about the composer in question. Our own festivals this year will include the “Callino Festival at Dartington” a new festival in Dartington Great Hall with the Callino Quartet and friends.

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 Jo Orme.

Featured Holidays

New York
New York : 12 - 17 April 2016

Three operas at the Metropolitan Opera House and a concert by the NewYork Philharmonic...

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Schubertiade en Bugey with Richard Wigmore
Schubertiade en Bugey with Richard Wigmore : 21 - 25 April 2016

Our very own Schubertiade in Evosges, a tiny French village half way between Lyon and Geneva. We are offering full board at L'Auberge Campagnarde, a family run hotel with excellent French country cooking. The concerts, given by The Callino Quartet, Finghin Collins piano, Mathias Kjøller clarine...

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Chamber Music in Andalusia
Chamber Music in Andalusia : 10 - 16 May 2016

The Andalusian village and castle of Segura de la Sierra are perched on the olive tree covered hills of Andalusia’s national park with breathtaking viewsLondon based clarinetist Daniel Broncano, a native of Segura is very passionate about his village. As artistic director of the festival “Música en ...

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Music and Wine in Italy
Music and Wine in Italy : 18 - 24 May 2016

The Collio region of north east Italy, renowned for its fine wines, is a beautiful area with a fascinating history. From the small town of Cormons, where this holiday will be based, one is within easy reach of some of Italy’s most interesting, almost unknown, treasures. We will visit the magnificent...

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Music in a French Village
Music in a French Village : 25 May - 1 June 2016

We hold our own festival in Cucugnan, a pretty mediaeval village in the wine growing Corbières region of the South of France. Cucugnan is overlooked by Quéribus, one of the many spectacular Cathar Castles in this area.This year we are happy to have the Callino Quartet together with Tom Poster piano,...

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