Arena Travel Blog

  • 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.
  • News from the Shetland Isles with Jane Crowfoot

    seals I was once again invited to tutor a knitting workshop in Shetland with Arena Travel back in May. Ive been home a few weeks now, but keep thinking about what a fabulous time we had! I adore Shetland and couldn't wait to get there this year, especially after the disappointment last year when the trip was abandoned due to bad weather. I went with a group of 14 knitters and our tour guide Caroline and we had good weather pretty much the whole time this year and only had a few drops of rain towards the end of our stay, the rest of the time it was dry, warm and bright. Continue reading




    National-Memorial-Arboretum Group 1 - Wed 22 - Fri 24 April 2015 Group 2. - Fri 18 - Sun 20 September 2015 Pre Registration open now. Call 01473 660800 or email: Based in Lichfield this UK journey gives you the opportunity to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in nearby Alweras. This 130-acre site is home the the magnificent And evocative Armed Forces Memorial and many, many more. We will take a land train tour of the site and hold a special Service of Remembrance in the Chapel, followed by a wreath laying. Continue reading
  • Liberation, Peace & the Cold War



    Liberation, Peace & the Cold War

    Liberation,-Peace-&-the-Cold-War Berlin, Luneburg Bergen-Belsen, Hamburg and Potsdam Date: TBA Pre Registration open now. Call 01473 660800 or email: Led by an Official RBL Guide, the journey starts in Berlin, where we will explore the Battle for Berlin and explore the major sites associated with Nazi rule. We will also visit the Berlin War Cemetery for an Act of Remembrance. On then to Luneburg Heath, the site of German surrender in 1945, and to visit Bergen-Belsen. We then continue to Hamburg War Cemetery to commemorate the fallen of both world wars, to visit the infamous Neuengamme concentration camp, the largest concentration camp in north-west Germany, which was established to the south-east of Hamburg in 1938. The camp existed until 1945. We will also visit the massive underground shelter at Hamburg Central Railway Station, a relic of the Cold War. Finally we visit Potsdam, to see the Schloss Cecilienhof, the venue for the famous Potsdam Conference, and the Berlin South-Western War Cemetery, to remember the fallen of World War I. To Register Your Interest Call: 01473 660800 or Email:

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