Arena Travel Blog

  • Geoffrey Pyne Interview Featured in Britain Magazine

    geoffrey pyne In June this year, Geoffrey was among 48 people who took part in a tour to Normandy for the 70-year commemorations. In this interview with Britain Magazine, Geoffrey speaks about his experiences during the emotional anniversary tour, including discovering his old friend’s grave at St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux. Click here to read the full article.
  • New e-shot - The 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2015 is NOW ON SALE!

    We're thrilled to announce that we will be returning to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 2015 for their 40th show. We've released a new e-shot which has been sent out to all of our knitting fans, so please take a look and subscribe if you want to be updated with the latest Stitchtopia news and exclusive offers. Continue reading
  • News from the Shetland Isles

    Barbara Baldwin from the Knitting and Crochet Guild recently joined Carol Meldrum on a knitting holiday to the Shetland Isles. Read all about her trip here: Shetland Sojourn I have recently returned from the Shetlands where I spent  a fantastic few days with fellow knitters, learning and improving my  knitting skills and enjoying the various attractions that Shetland has to offer. shet The trip “ Spirit of the Shetlands” was organised by Arena holidays and it certainly lived up to its name.  There were 11 of us  with our own tour guide, Charlotte who looked after us magnificently and made sure that everyone mixed with everyone else and always sitting with different people at dinner. It helped too that none of us knew each other. Charlotte also made sure that we saw some of the land and learned the history of the places we visited so it was a well rounded trip. Continue reading
  • News from the Scandinavia and Russia Cruise Room

    2 Host report from Martin and Judy Holcombe What can anyone say about cruising other than fine dining, fine itinerary, fine wines and excellent company. The staff onboard the Celebrity Eclipse are excellent, we envy Judy and Allan Sanis who are directing/hosting the trip around the Canaries this coming October, numbers are limited so if you are interested then contact Arena to avoid being disappointed.  They will also be directing and hosting on the new cruise to Iceland and the Fjords on the Eclipse that is departing next June from Southampton. Continue reading
  • Latest News Nicki Trench Joins Stitchtopia


    We are thrilled that well known designer, author and columnist Nicki Trench will be joining us as our latest expert and will be leading a number of new forthcoming knitting & crochet holidays. Debbie Abrahams, who was due to lead our Knitting in Iceland holiday in October, is now unable to fly and therefore Nicki will now be taking her place instead. We thank Debbie for all the holidays she has hosted with us and look forward to her re-joining us in the future.

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