• Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig
    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...
    Read More 10 - 14 December 2015
  • New Year in Lisbon
    For the first time we are offering a New Year holiday. We have chosen Lisbon, Portugal's beautiful capital city, which has a rich history and lots of interesting things to see - and the...
    Read More 29 December 2015 - 2 January 2016
  • New York
    Three operas at the Metropolitan Opera House and a concert by the NewYork Philharmonic...
    Read More 12 - 17 April 2016
  • Schubertiade en Bugey with Richard Wigmore
    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 cook...
    Read More 21 - 25 April 2016
  • Chamber Music in Andalusia
    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 nat...
    Read More 10 - 16 May 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

Bath Bachfest with Richard Wigmore : 18 - 21 February 2016

Our first visit to the Bath Bachfest with eminent musicologist Richard Wigmore. Staying in the Abbey Hotel very close to the Pump Room, Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. ...

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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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Chamber Music in Canterbury
Chamber Music in Canterbury : 14 - 17 March 2015

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 place in the Clagett Auditorium and St Peter's Methodist Church. The Clagett Auditorium is a beaut...

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Easter in Spain
Easter in Spain : 21 - 27 March 2016

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 art museum is one of the most renowned in Spain. During holy week, when the festival takes place, ther...

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Budapest : 30 March - 4 April 2016

Two operas and two concerts in this fascinating city....

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