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Arena Travel

Contact Name: Alison White

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2 Betts Avenue
Martlesham Heath
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP5 3RH

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£1495
Alsace - Next course on 11th September 2019
Immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork in the heart of the beautiful Alsace! Flights and accommodation included. Enjoy the company and expertise of Mandy Shaw on this 6-day holiday where the highlight promises to be the 25th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork. Historical buildings, village halls and places of worship are turned into galleries exhibiting over 1,200 textile works of art in the four villages of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte Croix-aux-Mines, Liepvre and Rombach-le-Franc in the wonderful Val...
£1898
Suffolk - Next course on 18th October 2019
Discover the delights of the Danube on one of the most scenic journeys through the heart of Europe. From the city of Passau on the Austrian border to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, we cruise in comfort and style aboard MS Serenity, passing through the beautiful scenery of the Wachau valley and dipping into the history and culture of amazing cities along the way. Included sightseeing excursions are the Benedictine Abbey in Melk and city...
£389
Berkshire - Next course on 21st June 2019
We are delighted to have teamed up with Craft Sanctuary to bring you this embroidery retreat. Taking place in the picturesque Beaumont Estate, close to Old Windsor, this 2-night escape is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby. Take part in four workshops across the weekend with Royal School of Needlework qualified tutor, Kate Barlow. The pretty design you will be working on uses crewel...
£1945
Faroe Islands - Next course on 17th June 2019
Discover the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands in the company of fellow travellers who share your passion for knitting. Enjoy two and a half days of private workshops, where, under the guidance of local knitting expert Katrina I Geil, you’ll learn about the Faroese knitting traditions as you create your own Faroese inspired project. With both included excursions and a choice of optional tours you can delve deep and explore the stunning landscapes and...
£1599
- Next course on 29th September 2019
Join Jane Greenoff for a cross stitch retreat on the picturesque island of Madeira. Spend the week at the 4-star Baia Azul with breakfast and dinner included each day. Enjoy 3 full day and 1 half-day workshops with Jane and then explore the island on two included excursions, one of which features a visit to the renown local embroidery museum and factory.
£1495
- Next course on 16th November 2019
Join Royal School of Needlework tutor, Amy Burt, for her first embroidery retreat with Stitchtopia based in Northern Cyprus. We'll be staying in Kyrenia; a bustling town with a mix of old and new which is said to be the most beautiful town in Cyprus thanks to its harbour and mighty Venetian castle. Tours & workshops included. Full day tour to Lefkosa - the capital city of Northern Cyprus. Explore the narrow streets within the...
£3999
Cape Town - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us on this 14 night textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. Flights included. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences; Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Robben Island, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and an elephant safari. Our expert, Mandy Shaw, will be on hand throughout the tour, hosting 1 full day...
£3445
Northern Vietnam - Next course on 5th November 2019
Join Karin Hellaby on this superb textile holiday to vibrant Vietnam. This special tour showcases the rich colours and cultural highlights of a truly fascinating country. Explore historic cities, walk and cycle through tranquil rural landscapes, discover villages high in the rugged mountains and stroll through local ethnic markets where traditional dress is still a part of everyday life. Vietnam's textile traditions are very much alive and you'll explore silk villages, learn about the ethnic...
£4995
Suffolk - Next course on 24th January 2020
This textile holiday will capture your imagination and introduce you to the colourful textiles and cultural wonders of India. We’ll enjoy the Republic Day parade in Delhi, travel on India’s fastest train to Agra and, the highlight of the tour for some, visit the Taj Mahal. In Jaipur we’ll take part in a block printing workshop and in Udaipur we’ll visit a foundation set up to teach women patchwork, applique and embroidery skills. In Ahmedabad...
£5199
Kanto - Next course on 13th January 2020
Join Pat Archibald on an extraordinary journey to the Land of the Rising Sun! A fascinating fusion of old and new, Japan’s soaring skyscrapers and high-tech innovation sit side by side with historical pagodas and traditional shrines. A country with deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs, Japan also has a long history of textile excellence – making this tour the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As you visit Tokyo, Takayama,...