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  • The Arctic Convoys & the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Narvik



    The Arctic Convoys & the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Narvik

    The-Artic-Convoys-and-75th-Anniversary 75th Anniversary July 2015 Pre Registration open now. Call 01473 660800 or email: Travelling by air, coach and on board a Hurtigruten ship we venture north of the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes, Norway and Murmansk, Russia to remember the men of the Arctic Convoys. We will also spend time in Narvik to commemorate the 75th Anniverary of this historic battle. We will visit Trondenes in the Lofoten Islands and hold a service of Remembrance in the medieval church, before seeing the Adolf Gun and laying a wreath at the cemetery in Harstad. Our journey ends in the Hanseatic Port of Bergen from where we fly back to London. The Journey will be led by an official RBL Guide. To Register Your Interest Call: 01473 660800 or Email:
  • Operation Dynamo - The Retreat from Dunkirk



    Operation Dynamo - The Retreat from Dunkirk

    Retreat-From-Dunkirk-Holiday 75th Anniversary May 2015 Pre Registration open now. Call 01473 660800 or email: This tour commemorates the evacuation of Dunkirk in May 1940. Led by an official RBL Guide we will follow the route taken by our troops as they retreated to Dunkirk and remember the start of Operation Dynamo on 27 May. On the first day of the evacuation, only 7,669 men were evacuated, but by the ninth day a total of 338,226 soldiers had been rescued by a hastily-assembled fleet of over 800 boats. Many of the troops were able to embark from the harbour's protective mole onto 39 British destroyers and other large ships, while others had to wade out from the beaches, waiting for hours in the shoulder-deep water. Some were ferried from the beaches to the larger ships by the famous little ships of Dunkirk, a flotilla of hundreds of merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft, and lifeboats called into service for the emergency. The BEF lost 68,000 soldiers during the French campaign and had to abandon nearly all of their tanks, vehicles, and other equipment. This Journey remembers their sacrifice and the bravery of the men who rescued them. To Register Your Interest Call: 01473 660800 or Email:
  • Another Happy Prizewinner!

    Thank You For My Wonderful Holiday!

    Knitting Holiday Review             Here at Arena Travel there is nothing we like more then delighted customers! Just recently we have had another. Alison Watson went on one of our knitting holidays to The Shetlands which she won through the "Love Knitting" website. "It was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and I learnt so much as well as experienced a lovely location and met some great people". "Thank you very much again and I really hope to go on holiday again in the future (currently looking to save for the Norway Trip!)" Best Wishes Alison Watson Alison Very kindly put together a diary of her tour as well as filling in our customer satisfaction form. Alison's Diary Satisfaction Form Interested to see what all the fuss is about? Why not come and try the holiday for yourself? The Spirit of the Shetland Isles Have you had a holiday with us you have really enjoyed? If so please drop us an email and like Alison we will try and get your review on the website. Thank you!    
  • Croatia and Montenegro - 04 April 2015 - Twin Centre Holiday Free Excursion

    1 Free Excursion in Montenegro

    Montenegro-Excursions The Highlights of Montenegro – (week commencing 04 Apr 2015) The Republic of Montenegro may only be tiny, yet it makes the most of every single square mile. From a 200 mile coastline bordering the Adriatic that notches up over 100 beaches, it melts into an astounding landscape of dramatic mountains, pine forests, canyons, glacial lakes and old fortified towns, steeped in history. Montenegro is a country of beautiful landscapes, simple villages and an unpretentious outlook. On this scenic drive you can discover the rustic charm of this little-known country. The journey will bring you through one of Montenegro’s must important historical town which is Cetinje and though a magnificent nature this country has to offer. To book this excursion click here!
  • Turkey - Christmas & New Year - 2 FREE Excursions

    2 Free Excursions in Turkey over Christmas and New Year

    Turkish Excursions *Christmas and New Year departure dates only EXPLORE ALANYA Half Day Tour (week commencing 28 Dec) Let the city that enchanted Cleopatra take hold of you as well. This beautiful coastline resort is drenched in history and because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires, including the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Roman,Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Stroll the cobbles of Alanya harbour, overlooked by the vast headland which is home to the Damlataş caves, Alanya Castle, and the famous Red Tower, the old pirate lookout point. Visit the local Friday Market to pick up a few bargains.  Sit on the ‘floating tables’ as you dine up in the Taurus mountains along the beautiful but very cold Dimçay ı river. ANTALYA CITY & SHOPPING (week commencing 21 Dec) Combine a day of shopping and Sightseeing in Turkey’s most beautiful city. Discover the enchanting old town of Antalya known as Kaleici. Discover traditional Ottoman Turkish houses, many of which have been restored to their original features now serving kebab restaurants, hijab shops, boutique hotels, museums, antique shops & art galleries. There is a wealth Historical treasure`s such as Hadrian’s gate, the Fluted minaret -Selcuk’s, the Roman Clock tower and much more whilst wandering down the narrow, winding streets down to the harbour. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Marina and gaze up and admire the castle walls that surround the old town. A visit to Antalya wouldn’t be complete withouT visiting the beautiful Lower Duden Waterfalls. This day is a wonderful opportunity for you to take superb photographs of Turkey`s truly breath-taking & spectacular scenery when you look out towards the impressive Taurus Mountains & the Gulf of Antalya. To Book these added excursions click here!

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