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Musical holidays and vacations: from concert ticket and hotel breaks to music appreciation courses; from guitar making and singing courses to recording holidays.

 


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    music appreciation
    musical instrument making
    music playing courses
    music recording
    music tours
    singing courses

    songwriting

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Ballet & opera tours & holidays

artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations
based: Prague, Czech Republic
website:
artbreak.org
artbreak™ is an unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.
| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |

Guide St. Petersburg Russia
based: St Petersburg, Russia
website: guidestpetersburgrussia.com
In addition to visiting all the traditional sites in St. Petersburg, your freelance tour guide, Anya, offers one-of-a-kind tour opportunities. Some of her unique tours include visiting authentic Russian homes and canal boat tours on a private boat. She can also provide visa support and visa-free documents.
| sightseeing | historical tours | narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | ballet/opera | concerts/music festivals | native peoples | theatre/shows | Russia |

 Inspired Diversions
based: California, USA
website: inspireddiversions.com
Travel company specialising in opera and ballet events and vacations from the US to Europe. Offering inspiration from the music and arts of the grand opera houses, theaters and concert halls of Europe. Vacation packages that include tickets for opera, ballet and classical performances.
| ballet/opera | Europe |

uk flag One Traveller Ltd
based: Norfolk, UK
website: onetraveller.co.uk

Specialists in escorted holidays and cruises for mature single travellers, in the UK, Europe and Worldwide, plus an extensive Christmas/New Year offering from twice British Travel Awards winners: One Traveller. With a double room to yourself; most meals and excursions included; quality hotels; caring, knowledgeable Tour Managers and no single supplement. Travelling alone has never been more sociable!
| singles holidays | seniors/silver surfers | city breaks | sightseeing | escorted tours | ballet/opera | Christmas & New Year | art appreciation | architectural | theatre/shows | music tours | tailor made | Worldwide |

Saga Holidays
based: Kent, UK
website: Saga Holidays
Wide range of holidays and escorted tours for mature travellers aged 50 and over. Includes music appreciation trips and concert breaks including opera trips such as the Welsh National Opera, Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals and the Verona Opera Festival.
| seniors/silver surfers | music tours | ballet/opera | art appreciation | sightseeing | ballroom/sequence dancing | latin american | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

 Holidays with Music
based: UK
website: whibley.co.uk
Tours throughout Europe attending concerts and festivals.
| ballet/opera | concerts/music festivals | music tours | Western Europe | USA |

uk flag JMB Travel
based: Worcester, UK
website: jmb-travel.co.uk
Specialise in opera related travel and have unrivalled experience in catering to the particular needs of opera lovers.
| ballet/opera | theme cruises | Western Europe | Eastern Europe |

UK flag Travel for the Arts
based: London, UK
website: travelforthearts.co.uk

Opera and dance holiday specialist, providing small group tours to the world's legendary opera houses and great opera and dance festivals.
| ballet/opera | Worldwide |

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Concerts & music festivals

artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations
based: Prague, Czech Republic
website:
artbreak.org
artbreak™ is an unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.
| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |

Dash Tours
based: Saskatchewan, Canada
website: dashtours.com
Professional sports and concert tours.
| concerts/music festivals | skating | Canada | USA |

uk flag Folk Camp Activity Holidays
based: Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK
website: folkcamps.co.uk
Holidays for people who enjoy folk festivals, making music, dancing and camping; attracting a complete cross section of people including single parent families.
| single parent | concerts/music festivals | music playing | folk/regional dance | UK |

 Holidays with Music
based: UK
website: whibley.co.uk
Tours throughout Europe attending concerts and festivals.
| ballet/opera | concerts/music festivals | music tours | Europe | USA |

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Music appreciation tours & holidays

Florenceforover50s
based: Italy
website: florenceforover50s.it
Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.
| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |

Saga Holidays
based: Kent, UK
website: Saga Holidays

Wide range of holidays and escorted tours for mature travellers aged 50 and over. Includes music appreciation trips and concert breaks covering syles including jazz to classical.
| seniors/silver surfers | music tours | ballet/opera | art appreciation | sightseeing | ballroom/sequence dancing | latin american | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

Fiddlers Retreat
based: County Tipperary, Ireland
website: fiddlersretreat.com
Fiddle and violin packages to learn the Irish fiddle, play violin or appreciate traditional Irish music, culture and cooking.
| music playing | music appreciation | Ireland |

 Forestdale Hotels
based: UK
website: forestdale.com
A group of 19 hotels in England offering Special Interest breaks including whist and bridge sessions, horse racing, garden visits and tours, musical weekends etc.
| bridge/whist | horse racing | garden tours | music appreciation | England |

 HF Holidays
based: Hertfordshire, UK
website: hfholidays.co.uk/activities/music-making
Appreciation holidays, courses and weekends in styles from classical to folk, destinations across England and in Wales.
| music appreciation | England | Wales |

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Musical instrument making

usa flag John C. Campbell Folk School
based: North Carolina, USA
website: folkschool.org
Short vacations and courses teaching a diverse range of time honoured crafts, music and dance in a beautiful location in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Offering year-round week and weekend residential courses.
| dancing | felt making | storytelling | metal crafts | musical instrument making | USA |

uk flag Batafon Arts
based: Brighton, UK
website: batafonarts.co.uk
Living with local people – cultural, drumming and dance in Guinea and Gambia.
| music playing | folk/regional dance | musical instrument making | native peoples | Guinea | The Gambia |

uk flag Cambridge Violin Makers
based: Cambridgeshire, UK
website: makeviolins.com
One-week violin making workshops that welcome makers of all abilities including complete beginners as well as more experienced amateurs.
| musical instrument making | England |

uk flag Derek Roberts Violins
based: Warwickshire, UK
website: derekroberts.co.uk
Short 3 to 5 day violin making and repair courses in Leamington Spa, with professional maker Derek Roberts.
| musical instrument making | England |

usa flag Everett Guitars
based: California, USA
website: everettguitars.com
6-day course in guitar building, taking an instrument from raw materials to semi-completed product, intermediate/advanced level, previous experience required.
| musical instrument making | USA |

Formentera Guitars
based: Formentera, Balearic Islands
website: formentera-guitars.com
Three-week holidays to make your own electric guitar or bass on the island of Formentera.
| musical instrument making | Balearic Islands |

Le Bois de Lutherie
based: France
website: bois-lutherie.com
Short violin and bow making courses for amateur makers in France (site in French).
| musical instrument making | France |

usa flag Make A Drum
based: USA
website: makeadrum.com
Unique two-day Native American Indian hand drum, or powwow drum making workshops.
| musical instrument making | USA |

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Music playing courses, retreats &
residential workshops

uk flag Anglia Leisure Learning Limited
based: East Anglia, UK
website: anglialeisurelearning.co.uk
Weekend residential leisure courses with top quality tutors, comfortable venues and good home cooking. Improve your skills while making new friends and enjoying achieving more than you ever thought possible. Courses are held north and south of London, and in East Anglia, Bristol and The Midlands. See Answers to 101 Questions on the website.
| patchwork/quilting | textiles | beadwork | lace making | embroidery | music playing | mixed media | painting/drawing | knitting/crochet | jewellery | calligraphy | England |

uk flag The Kora Workshop
based: Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
website: thekoraworkshop.co.uk
A small UK company who run workshops and holidays to learn the Kora, the West Africian harp lute. These include residential workshops in South Wales and holiday courses in Kafountine in Senegal and in Larnagol in southern France. Workshops are suitable for all ability levels, from absolute beginner upwards.
The company also makes and sells Koras.
| music playing | UK | France | Senegal |

Alexander Music School
based: Andalucia, Spain
website: alexandermusicschool.com
A cultural centre offering holiday courses in art, music and the Alexander Technique. They also specialise in assistance to musicians with injuries and performance-related tension.
| music playing | flamenco | painting/drawing | Spain |

 Ardival Harps
based: Ross-shire, Scotland, UK
website: ardival.com
Four-day harp playing holidays in the Scottish Highlands, offering a chance to develop skills in harp technique for all levels.
| music playing | Scotland |

uk flag Batafon Arts
based: Brighton, UK
website: batafonarts.co.uk
Living with local people – cultural, drumming and dance in Guinea and Gambia.
| music playing | folk/regional dance | musical instrument making | native peoples | Guinea | The Gambia |

uk flag Cambridge Guitar Holidays
based: Cambridgeshire, UK
website: homepage.ntlworld.com/tchristmas/holidays.htm
Guitar holiday courses in Cambridge for beginners and improvers throughout the year.
| music playing | England |

 Cantax House
based: Wiltshire, UK
website: lacock.org
For early music. A combination of musical holiday and specialist coaching in Laycock (UK) or Europe.
| singing | music playing | UK | Italy | Spain | Germany | Belgium | Holland |

Fiddlers Retreat
based: County Tipperary, Ireland
website: fiddlersretreat.com
Fiddle and violin packages to learn the Irish fiddle, play violin or appreciate traditional Irish music, culture and cooking.
| music playing | music appreciation | Ireland |

uk flag Folk Camp Activity Holidays
based: Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK
website: folkcamps.co.uk
Holidays for people who enjoy folk festivals, making music, dancing and camping; attracting a complete cross section of people including single parent families.
| single parent | concerts/music festivals | music playing | folk/regional dance | UK |

 Guitar Weekends
based: Cumbria, UK
website: guitarweekends.co.uk
The guitarists dream holiday? Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, and singer/songwriter weekends in Cumbria.
| music playing | singing | weekends/short breaks | UK |

Hindhead Music Centre
based: Surrey, UK
website: hindheadmusiccentre.co.uk
Summer courses for players of all ages and levels, in an idyllic setting in Hindhead, Surrey.
| music playing | England |

Kerry Fiddles
based: County Kerry, Ireland
website: kerryfiddles.com
Learn to play the fiddle from scratch or for experienced fiddle players.
| music playing | Ireland |

Meitheal Summer School
based: County Clare, Ireland
website: tradweek.com
Residential summer school in Limerick, Ireland – live and breathe music with expert guidance.
| summer schools | music playing | Ireland |

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Music recording

Grouse Lodge
based: Co. Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
website: grouselodge.com
Ireland's 1st International Residential Recording Studio, located just one hour from the city of Dublin, offering two top-class recording studios together with self-catered or catered accommodation options and leisure facilities.
| music recording | Ireland |

Cross Channel Productions
based: Malaga, Spain
website: crosschannelproductions.com
Recording holidays in Spain or the Caribbean. Just bring your musical talents and they'll take care of the rest.
| music recording | Spain | Caribbean |

Messenger Studios
based: Hawaii, USA
website: kauaimusic.com
Recording vacations which are both productive and relaxing, share your time between the beach and the recording studio.
| music recording | USA |

Riverstone Studio
based: Saskatchewan, Canada
website: riverstonestudios.ca
Recording workshops and retreats with a complete digital studio suitable for CD quality recordings.
| music recording | Canada |

uk flag Stompbox Studios
based: Conwy, Wales, UK
website: stompboxstudios.co.uk
North Wales recording studio, escape to the country at this intimate recording and production studio on the outskirts of Llandudno.
| music recording | Wales |

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Music tours, & holidays & trips to the musicals

artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations
based: Prague, Czech Republic
website:
artbreak.org
artbreak™ is an unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.
| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |

uk flag Cosmos Tourama
based: Kent, UK
website: Cosmos Tourama
Special interest holidays including the 'Hollywood Trail', a movie fan tour following the stomping grounds of the stars; 'Elvis & the Southern Sounds', a must for Elvis fans on this exciting behind the scenes tour of America's musical landmark cities; and 'Bohemian Rhapsody Music' a tour of Eastern Europe's music capitals following in the footsteps of the great composers.
Book online and save up to 10%!
| bus/coach holidays | sightseeing | music tours | celebrities/stars | USA |

uk flag One Traveller Ltd
based: Norfolk, UK
website: onetraveller.co.uk
Specialists in escorted holidays and cruises for mature single travellers, in the UK, Europe and Worldwide, plus an extensive Christmas/New Year offering from twice British Travel Awards winners: One Traveller. With a double room to yourself; most meals and excursions included; quality hotels; caring, knowledgeable Tour Managers and no single supplement. Travelling alone has never been more sociable!

| singles holidays | seniors/silver surfers | city breaks | sightseeing | escorted tours | ballet/opera | Christmas & New Year | art appreciation | architectural | theatre/shows | music tours | tailor made | Worldwide |

 Holidays with Music
based: UK
website: whibley.co.uk
Tours throughout Europe attending concerts and festivals.
| ballet/opera | concerts/music festivals | music tours | Europe | USA |

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Singing courses

Atsitsa Bay Holistic Holidays
based: Skyros Island, Greece
website: skyros.com/.../greece-atsitsa-bay/
Atsitsa Bay, on Skyros Island's pine-forested coast, offers a range of activities with experienced facilitators including windsurfing, yoga, art, comedy and music. Try something new, discover hidden talents and meet a variety of interesting people. Delicious food, inspiring courses, picturesque setting and great company, it's a winning combination! Vegetarians welcome.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | windsurfing | singing courses | comedy | painting/drawing | multi-activity | self development | vegetarian/vegan | singles holidays | Greece |

Barbados Singing Holidays
based: London, UK
website: barbadossingingholidays.com
An unforgettable, fun and music filled holiday designed to be an uplifting and inspiring experience for those who love to sing, want to meet new friends and relax in paradise. Accommodation is full-board at a luxury beachfront villa where the workshops are facilitated by UK vocal coach, Mike King.
| singing courses | self development | Barbados |

uk flag French House Party Carcassonne
based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
website: frenchhouseparty.co.uk
Cookery, arts or leisure holidays in high-class private property near Carcassonne with great French cuisine and wines. Recommended in "100 World's Best Vacations" book. Eight-bedroomed accommodation has pool, tennis and boules. Tutored courses include painting, books, creative writing, songwriting, movie-making and Gastro Academy with top French chefs.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |

 Cantax House
based: Wiltshire, UK
website: lacock.org
For early music. A combination of musical holiday and specialist coaching in Laycock (UK) or Europe.
| singing | music playing | UK | Italy | Spain | Germany | Belgium | Holland |

Celtic Spirit
based: Inishmore, Ireland
website: irish-culture.ch

Cultural holidays in Inishmore, Ireland, including celtic heritage, Irish singing and dancing, basket making and archaeological tours.
| folk/regional dance | archaeological tours | singing | basket making | Ireland |

 Guitar Weekends
based: Cumbria, UK
website: guitarweekends.co.uk
The guitarists dream holiday? Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, and singer/songwriter weekends in Cumbria.
| music playing | singing | weekends/short breaks | UK |

 Helicon Arts
based: London, UK
website: heliconarts.co.uk
Summer choral courses in France, for amateur singers.
| singing | France |

uk flag International Performing Arts Summer School UK
based: Essex, UK
website: summerschooluk.info
A performing arts summer school based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex and offering a week of master classes.
| dancing (mixed styles) | singing | summer schools | England |

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Songwriting courses, retreats & workshops

Women's Music Weekend
based:
Ontario, Canada
website: womensmusicweekend.com
An inspiring music weekend for women, created and led by talented singer-songwriters, experience the joy of song, the magic of music creation, and the power of group playing.
| songwriting | women | Canada |

uk flag the song
based: London, UK
website: thesong.co.uk
Songwriters weekend workshops (residential and non-residential) in the UK, and songwriting retreats in Spain and Ireland.
| songwriting | Spain | England | Ireland |

     
 

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