The tutor and Arena staff were top notch! The project was fun and relevant. We had a great group of stitchers; I hope to meet all of them again.
This was my first trip with Arena and it was great. I will be recommending them to friends and family
Lovely location and good hotel on sea front
What can I say!!! I was originally a little nervous to be travelling to India but I now would not hesitate to recommend Stitchtopia and this particular holiday to a crafting friend. We were so well looked after, the hotels were fantastic, all visits were interesting and well planned. Thank you so much for everything.
My trip to Japan was so well planned and included so many diverse experiences It was wonderful. Lynn Cornish our tour manager was there to help when needed and a wonderful warm caring person. I would definitely consider another holiday with Arena.
The whole experience in Japan was excellent, well organised, diverse itinerary showing many different aspects of their culture. Hotel standard was really good and our guide Yuka, was lovely. Lynn Cornish our tour manager was so kind and thoughtful to everyone making sure we had a wonderful holiday. Thank you to everyone. Edwina and Isabel from Worcester.
Interesting trip, great visits and workshops, also saw stunning scenery.
Excellent itinerary including travel through rural areas, visits to textile experts, and workshops. All the arrangements were impeccable.
Fantastic trip and I will definitely go on another holiday with Stitchtopia.
Arrangements were excellent and the support for everyone on the tour was brilliant. I was very impressed with the content of the tour and the way in which Lynn and Mandy checked that everyone knew the plans and had made decisions for meals. They changed their plans in order that our needs were catered for. Amazing and lovely people!
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic. No more needs to be said.
Everything was exceptional. Could not have been bettered.
The tour was well organised and researched. The guide was full of interesting information and he was very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was of a very high standard as was the food. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. Thank you.
Overall excellent, perfect mix of organised time, interesting travel and free space. Local guide and driver exceptionally good.
The African Cape was a highlight for me. Organisation, planning and ability to make the group happy was wonderful. Thank you everyone at Arena.
Very well organized, the local agent had everything off to a "T". Group was the right size, leader was good.
It was a wonderful experience. Everything was timed to perfection and the group I was with were excellent travel companions
Everyone was very helpful - I booked the land package with Arena and booked my own air travel as I was going onto Australia after the Vietnam tour. Arena, even arranged a driver and guide to pick me up and take me to the airport at the end of the tour as my flight was 3 hours earlier than the group who were returning to London.
A well arranged trip with outstanding experiences. The specialist, Pat who accompanied us was great fun and made the trip worthwhile. Our local guides were outstanding. This is the second trip I have done with Arena and I will definitely book with them again.
Trip to remember!
Whenever I had a question, someone was always at the end of a phone to answer it. There were no difficulties with booking or payment and everyone I contacted was friendly & helpful.
There was a good combination of sight-seeing and textile experiences. We went to places and had hands-on experiences that we could not have arranged for ourselves had we been travelling solo. Mandy was an excellent organiser and facilitator and our local guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. I’ll never forget the kimono museum and the quilt festival itself was quite astonishing, more so than I expected, and a wonderful finish to the trip.
Once in a lifetime trip - I thought - but now want to go back!
Everything was above expectations. From Mandy being with us to Yuka our Japanese guide, travel and hotel arrangements plus all the places we visited and experiences arranged for us. Many wonderful memories. The whole trip was excellent from start to finish.
The trip went very well and everything was very well organised.
The organisation and planning was excellent throughout. All our guides were lovely and made the trip really enjoyable. Wonderful experiences that I couldn't have found on my own.