Welcome to Carpenter Holidays, founded in 2015 by Stephen Carpenter.
Culture & Leisure Packages
Each year, Carpenter Holidays offers culture and leisure breaks of between three and six days, visiting some of the most beautiful destinations in the UK and abroad where we will hear music performed by many of the world’s leading artists and ensembles. The five holidays in 2018 visit destinations in Austria, France and Switzerland as well as the UK and have been planned by Stephen Carpenter, who will be tour leader on each trip. The holidays are either run under private arrangements by Carpenter Holidays, or in association with Travel for the Arts covered by their ABTA and ATOL membership, or with Hannick Reizen covered by their SGR membership.
The first collaboration between Stephen Carpenter and Travel for the Arts was a "Mendelssohn in Scotland Holiday" in September 2015, the success of which can be seen from the testimonials. This holiday will be repeated in 2018 with Hannick Reizen and you can get a taste of what will be in store by visiting mendelssohninscotland.com which gives details of Mendelssohn's Scottish journey in 1829 which forms the basis for our trip in 2018 which will be advertised on this site later this year.
As well as offering these holidays at established UK festivals, Bespoke Holidays offer exclusive trips for individuals or groups, such as the visit to London and Scotland organised for the American chamber music society, The Schubert Club, in May 2016, or other events to destinations throughout the UK giving you experiences that can be tailor-made to suit your dates and preferences.
This website will be regularly updated with details of new holidays, and additional information on existing holidays including programmes which are not always available at the time that they are first announced. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch either by email or phone.
+44 (0)20 8946 6821
stephen [at] carpenterholidays.com