Carpenter Holidays

Culture & Leisure
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Carpenter Holidays

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. No holidays have been possible in 2020 and 2021, but they will resume in 2022 with "Spirit of Scotland" which has been planned by Stephen Carpenter and Kaylenn Asbo, who will be tour leaders on the trip. Further holidays in 2022 and 2023 will be announced in the coming months.

Stephen Carpenter has collaborated with Travel for the Arts on serveral holidays, the first being "Mendelssohn in Scotland" in September 2015, the success of which can be seen from the testimonials. This holiday was repeated in 2019 with Hannick Reizen and you can get a taste of what will be in store by visiting which gives details of Mendelssohn's Scottish journey in 1829 which forms the basis for our trip in September 2022.

Bespoke Holidays

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.

Holiday Updates

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.

Stephen Carpenter
Carpenter Holidays

+44 (0)20 8946 6821
stephen [at]

You were a first-class leader of the tour – full of excellent information and contagious enthusiasm

Mr and Mrs D, London - Mendelssohn in Scotland, September 2015