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. The three holidays in 2019 visit destinations in Austria and Scotland and have been planned by Stephen Carpenter, who will be tour leader on each trip. The holidays are either run in association with Travel for the Arts covered by their ABTA and ATOL membership, with Hannick Reizen covered by their SGR membership, or with Kayleen Asbo.

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 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 2019.

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