Arena Travel Blog

  • Quilting Trip to The Baltics

    church Karin Hellaby and the group had a fantastic time during our Helsinki, Tallinn & St Petersburg Quilting Holiday. They even got to meet some Russian Quilters at the weekend in an exchange of ideas and techniques! Karin has very kindly been taking the time to blog about her and the group's experiences on the trip, and these posts feature some fantastic images and accounts of their fabulous trip. Visit Karin's blog now to read some great accounts of the trip, and to see some wonderful snaps showing what the group got up to. Visit Karin's blog >>
  • Coming Soon From RBL

    You may reserve your place on any of the following Journeys of Remembrance for just £50 per person (refundable deposit). Please call 01473 660 800 to book your place.

    Norway & Russia

    The Arctic Convoys and the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Narvik. Thurs 9 – Fri 24 July 2015 Travelling by land, sea and air, this Journey of Remembrance ventures north of the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes, Norway and Murmansk in Russia, to remember the men of the Arctic Convoys. We will also spend time in Narvik to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this historic battle. Our journey south will b on board a Hurtigruten ship, visiting Tondones and the Lofoten Ilands en route to Bergen. Continue reading
  • 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

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