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Sasha Kagan

70 tours from £350pp

Sasha Kagan is a well known knitwear designer who chose textiles as her medium of expression after completing a Master of Arts degree at the Royal College of Art. Her first publication "The Sasha Kagan Sweater Book" helped start the Knitwear Revolution in the 1980's and she has continued ever since to promote hand knitting as a textile art. She exhibits regularly at Made London, Wonderwool Wales, craft centers and The Knitting and Stitching shows. In 2000 she had an exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum which has helped to elevate the humble craft of hand knitting. Author of 7 design books, Sasha is an experienced workshop tutor and has taught extensively in the UK, USA, Australia and Japan. She has designed for Rowan Yarns since their first magazine, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Interweave Knits, The Knitter and Woman's Weekly. Sasha's passion for beautiful yarns and textiles leads her to teach knitters how to design for themselves so that they can enjoy the process as much as she does!

By far the most popular event in our programme, Stitchtopia Festival is back! This is the ultimate weekend residential event for all crafters.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • Up to 4 half-day workshops with our experts, kit cost extra
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during workshop breaks
  • Evening talks and entertainment

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The March 2024 EBU Overseas Congress will take place at the 4-star Hotel Bella Playa & Spa, Cala Ratjada.

  • 7 or 9 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Bridge fee for the EBU Congress
  • Drinks and prize giving sponsored by First for Bridge
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Flight packages also available at extra cost from London Gatwick and regionals at a supplement

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Rob and Rosa Richardson

Enjoy a Twixmas bridge break to Oxford, staying at the fantastic and perfectly located Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel.

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and bridge hosts
  • One seminar

Availability:

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Colin Simcox & more

Join us in the heart of Torquay and enjoy a fantastic location just five minutes away from the stunning seafront.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 seminar
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Devonshire cream tea
  • Welcome drink

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Gary and Lesley Conrad
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From the Sprowston Manor, Golf & Country Club, play bridge and visit Sandringham, ride the Bure Valley Railway and cruise the Norfolk Broads.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 morning seminar
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions
  • Complimentary car parking

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James and Jane Tullett & more

Travel to the southwest coast of Cyprus, soak up the sun, and play bridge and bowls in gorgeous Paphos.

  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Wine and fruit on arrival
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 weekly morning seminars
  • 3 or 7 bowls sessions
  • 2 weekly dance lessons

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Chris and Linda Benneworth

From the 4-star Marriott Cheltenham Chase, enjoy rolling countryside, incredible views of the Cotswold Hills, and modern luxury.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 seminar
  • Complimentary parking
  • Welcome drink

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Jacky Baker & more

The Hotel Bella Playa & Spa is a renowned resort, with excellent dining, friendly service and relaxing facilities.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Palma with 1 piece of checked-in luggage
  • Return airport transfers from Palma Airport
  • 10 nights half-board accommodation
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 morning seminars
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and bridge hosts
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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James and Jane Tullett

Join us for a festive, relaxed New Year bridge break in gorgeous South Devon, staying at the firm favourite Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail
  • A glass of fizz and canapes on New Year's Eve
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with sessions and interactive seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded

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Alongside expert Mandy Shaw, explore the UK’s northeast with tours of the Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens.

  • 7 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 full days of hand-sewing workshops with Mandy Shaw, kit included
  • 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees and excursions included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva, Bhukara and Samarkand as we pass along the route of the Silk Road.

  • Return economy class flight from London Heathrow to Tashkent, with 1 piece of checked baggage
  • 13 nights half-board accommodation, breakfast and dinner included
  • Business class train travel Tashkent to Kokand, Bukhara to Samarkand and Samarkand to Tashkent
  • Economy class flights Tashkent to Urgench and Urgench to Bukhara
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and expert-led workshops as described
  • Local English-speaking guide to accompany the tour throughout
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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James and Jane Tullett
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Within the heart of the Rhine Valley, relax, explore and play bridge in the delightful winemaking town of Boppard.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Frankfurt with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Manchester and Birmingham are available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Frankfurt Airport
  • Services of our friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions and interactive seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Free use of local public transport
  • Entrance to Boppard Castle and Museum
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary

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Christine and Stewart MacFarlane
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A historic 19th-century villa restored into a beautiful hotel, our amazing 4-star base sits within rich parkland near Treviso.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Manchester Airport is available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Venice Marco Polo
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Drinks package with dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Enjoy knitting workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz and visit the Knitting & Crochet Guild, West Yorkshire Spinners and British Wools mills.

  • 5 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Knitting workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • 2 evening meals
  • Private coach transfers for excursions and visits
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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John and Sarah Barker & more
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Staying at the lovely Acacia Marina resort, enjoy the beautiful gardens and a short level walk along the seafront promenade.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Catania with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Manchester is available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation in your chosen hotel of either Acacia Marina or Acacia Palace
  • Return airport transfers from Catania Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Gary and Lesley Conrad
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Based at the Charlecote Pheasant, enjoy a fabulous visit to the beautiful Sudeley Castle and a relaxing railway journey on this bridge break.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 seminar
  • Welcome drink
  • Coach travel for excursions
  • Complimentary car parking

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Nigel Durie
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Take an indulgent bridge holiday at the luxurious, adults-only La Quinta Menorca by Portblue Boutique, with its first-class facilities and service.

  • Transfers between Mahon Airport and the hotel on our arrival and departure days
  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 weekly morning seminars
  • Welcome drink and canapes

Availability:

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Enjoy a 5-night stay at the wonderful Ufford Park Resort. For keen golf enthusiasts, make this one to remember with our fantastic golf package.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • 1 seminar
  • Welcome drink
  • Complimentary car parking

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Experience the magical colours that form in the Arctic sky, cruise among the Norwegian fjords, and enjoy fantastic, expert-led workshops.

  • Return flights from London to Bergen and Kirkenes to London (via Oslo)
  • 6 nights accommodation on MS Polarlys (2023) or MS Nordlys (2024)
  • 1 night half-board accommodation in both Bergen and Kirkenes
  • A full programme of workshops with Anna (2023) or Carol (2024), knitting kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions and entrance fees

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Dr Ulrike Ziegler & more

The most brilliant jewels in Burgundy’s crown are monuments of mediaeval and Early Renaissance art and architecture.

  • Return Eurostar from London to Dijon via Paris
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast at the Hotel La Poste, Beaune
  • 1 lunch, 1 picnic lunch and 2 evening meals
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Transfers and excursions by private coach
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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Colin Simcox
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Embark on a charming holiday to Harrogate, the heart of Yorkshire, where the exquisite Crowne Plaza Hotel awaits.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 morning seminar
  • Welcome drink

Availability:

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Join us for a festive 3-night retreat in Harrogate with Frederica Patmore. Enjoy creating several crochet and knitting Christmas-themed makes!

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Christmas-themed workshops with Frederica Patmore, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Afternoon tea at Bettys

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Hilary and David Powell & more
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Join us at the Hotel Principe Palace in Lido di Jesolo for an 8-day bridge holiday, featuring a wonderful trip to Venice.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Regional flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol are available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Venice Marco Polo
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 morning seminars
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

Availability:

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Discover the rugged beauty and rich knitting history of the remote Faroe Islands under the guidance of local expert, Katrina í Geil.

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Vagar with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 4-star accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at the hotel
  • 5 half-day knitting workshops with Katrina í Geil, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to local textile designers

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Staying at the Makeney Hall Hotel, enjoy visits to Chatsworth House and Crich Tramway Village on this 5-day bridge break.

  • 4 night half-board accommodation
  • Services of our friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions and an interactive seminar
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Join us in Japan and discover iconic tourist attractions, experience exclusive tours, and take part in crafting workshops.

  • 12 nights bed and breakfast in 3-star and 4-star hotels
  • Travel by coach and train in Japan
  • The company and knowledge of our expert, Janice Gunner
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Services of a local English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Travel package includes return international flights
  • Excursions, entrance fees and workshops

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Barry and Maggie Watts

Visit Westport House, Achill Island and Connemara’s Kylemore Abbey, and take a cruise on Killary Fjord, as you discover Ireland’s west coast.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Knock with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Liverpool is available at a supplement
  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Knock Airport
  • Services of our friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Join Carolyn Forster in Yorkshire and enjoy a week of quilting workshops on our Bernina sewing machines and discovery of Yorkshire's textile history.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 dinners
  • 3 full-day workshops using Bernina sewing machines with Carolyn, kit included
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experience Tour Manager

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Anne Wright & more
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An excellent 5-star hotel awaits you in Albena, with a wide, sandy beach, complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas, and spacious bridge room.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Varna with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Manchester and Liverpool are available at a supplement
  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Varna Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 weekly morning seminars
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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This lovely retreat combines Janet Clare's quilting workshops with excursions exploring the Swiss sights, textile history and chocolate!

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast in 3-star accommodation
  • 3 full-day and 1 half-day machine-quilting workshops with Janet Clare, using Bernina B590 machines
  • Lunch with morning and afternoon refreshments on workshop days
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Zurich with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Entrance fees and excursions

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Join us for a Northern Lights cruise and experience the magical mix of colours that form in the Arctic sky.

  • Flights London to Bergen and Kirkenes to London (via Oslo)
  • 6 nights’ accommodation on MS Polarlys
  • 1 night accommodation on a half-board basis in both Bergen & Kirkenes
  • A full programme of workshops with Pat – kit included
  • Services of a Tour Manager throughout the tour
  • Half-day sightseeing tours of Bergen & Kirkenes

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Eddie and Kathy Williams
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Join us in the market town of Tiverton, mid-Devon, on this 5-day bridge holiday, staying at the Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 1 morning seminar
  • An afternoon with cream tea
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Welcome drink

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James and Jane Tullett & more
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At the entrance of Boka Bay where the Adriatic Sea meets the mountains of Montenegro, the Carine Hotel Kumbor boasts a truly stunning location.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik or Tivat with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Regional airports are available at a supplement
  • 11 nights all-inclusive accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Dubrovnik Airport or Tivat Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 3 seminars
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Michael Marriott & more

Michael Marriott hosts and Kirsty Fergusson leads on this special tour timed to coincide with the magical weeks of early Italian summer.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Rome
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 4-star Donna Camilla Savelli
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 5-star Sina Brufani
  • 3 evening meals and 4 lunches with wine
  • Private coach transfers and excursions
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Tour Host and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Learn about the rich textile and knitting traditions of Estonia and Latvia and explore Tallinn and Riga's magical Christmas markets.

  • Return flights to Tallinn and from Riga with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2 half-day workshops with Anna Nikipirowicz, kit included
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Dr Ulrike Ziegler

At the borders of Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the Venosta Valley has been a major thoroughfare of the Central Alps since Ancient times.

  • Return economy flights from London to Innsbruck
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast at the 4-star Hotel Bavaria
  • Transfers and excursions by private coach
  • 3 dinners and 2 lunches
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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Sarah Amos

Join us at the popular Athena Beach Hotel for a Christmas and New Year overseas bridge and bowls break.

  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Paphos Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 weekly seminars
  • 3 weekly bowls sessions
  • 2 weekly dance lessons
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner on 15-day holiday
  • Fruit and wine in room on arrival

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Dr Sally Dormer

Join expert Dr Sally Dormer on this exciting mediaeval exploration throughout Shropshire.

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Private coach travel for excursions
  • Guided visits to all sites listed in the programme
  • Services of the Lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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Chris and Linda Benneworth

From the idyllic Kernos Beach Hotel, overlooking the shining Sea of Crete, enjoy guided tours of Knossos Palace and Spinalonga.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Regional airports are available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge sessions with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 morning seminars
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions

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Brighten up your home and learn how to crochet these colourful Crochet Lanterns and Lobster Pots with Emma Leith on this weekend retreat.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Emma Leith, kit included
  • Tea and coffee during workshops
  • Complementary WIFI

Availability:

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Join Anna Nikipirowicz for this Christmas crochet weekend retreat at Staverton Park & Golf Club.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Anna, kit included
  • Tea/coffee during workshops
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room

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John and Sarah Barker & more
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Within walking distance of the popular marina, the 5-star Barcelo Concorde Green Park Palace is the best located hotel in Port El Kantaoui.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Tunisia with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Regional flights from Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham are available at a supplement
  • Return airport transfers from Enfidha Airport
  • 10 nights all-inclusive accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Local tourist tax and porterage
  • Coach travel for excursions

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On the picturesque island of Madeira, join Sarah Smith in embroidery workshops and enjoy our two fantastic, included excursions.

  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers
  • Workshops with Sarah, kit included
  • Local embroidery workshop
  • Local folklore dinner
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Funchal, with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Excursions and entrance fees

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Eddie and Kathy Williams
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Along the outskirts of St Helier, we stay at the highly-rated Westhill Country Hotel, renowned for its excellent dining and friendly staff.

  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • 2 morning seminars
  • Complimentary daily shuttle bus to St Helier
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Flight and transfer packages are available at a supplement

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James and Jane Tullett
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Enjoy this relaxed bridge holiday in the Bay of Kotor, with two half-day boat trips to Herceg Novi and Kotor included!

  • 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation
  • Services of our friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions and interactive seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Welcome drink
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers from Dubrovnik Airport
  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik Airport. Regional departure airports available at a supplement.

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John and Sarah Barker
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Experience ultimate relaxation at the popular and charming Château des Comtes de Challes, set within truly beautiful surroundings.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva with 1 piece of checked-in luggage. Manchester is available at a supplement
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Geneva Airport
  • Fine wine with dinner
  • Services of our friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions and interactive seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
  • Coach travel for excursions
  • All local taxes and porterage

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Dr Richard Plant

Join us as we travel from Burgos to León on this culturally thrilling portion of the Camino de Santiago that threads across the northern plains of Castilla y León, packed with art and architecture.

  • Return flights from London to Bilbao with Vueling
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star NH Collection Palacio de Burgos
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast at the Hotel Real Colegiata
  • 2 evening meals and 3 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott leads our tour to Basel, once home to Erasmus of Rotterdam and Hans Holbein the Younger, merging tradition with cutting-edge design.

  • 5 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star Hotel Basel
  • Travel package includes flights from London to Basel, returning from Zurich
  • Private coach travel for transfers and excursions
  • 2 evening meals and 2 lunches
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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From the eateries and shops he frequented to various movie and photoshoot locations, tour some of the top Elvis-related locations in Germany.

  • Travel package includes flights from London to Frankfurt
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Get to know other stitchers and discover the stunning sights of historic Prague on this stitching holiday centred around the Brno International Quilt Festival.

  • Return flights from London to Prague with checked luggage
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 evening meals
  • 2 full-day hand-sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Excursions, entrance fees and coach travel as described in the itinerary

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Based in the Northamptonshire countryside, this retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the weekend
  • Gratuities for driver and local tour guide
  • 2 full days of tuition with a qualified Royal School of Needlework tutor, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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On this superb holiday, enjoy workshops led by Julie Dubreux and discover the stunning scenery and traditional crafts of Ireland's west coast.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 4 half-day knitting workshops with our expert, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Shannon with 1 piece of hold luggage and airport transfers
  • Excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary

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See the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy a guided tour of Kerry Woollen Mills on this County Kerry knitting and crochet holiday with Sarah Hazell.

  • Return flights from London to Cork, with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation and 2 dinners
  • 1 full-day workshop and 2 half-day workshops with Sarah Hazell, kit included
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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From the capital of Lima to colonial Arequipa and Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu, this holiday takes you on a journey of discovery.

  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 half-day hand sewing workshops with our expert
  • Internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and Cusco to Lima
  • Titicaca train from Puno to Cusco
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Travel package includes international flights from London to Lima (1 stop) with 1 piece of check-in luggage

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Exploring the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting, join us in wonderful Galway.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 1 lunch
  • Expert-led knitting and crochet workshops with Carol
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Shannon with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Entrance fees and excursions

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In the captivating country of Jordan, enjoy hand-stitching workshops and explore the Jordan River and the famous archaeological site of Petra.

  • 9 nights half-board accommodation including 1 night in a deluxe tent at the Rum Magic Luxury Camp in Wadi Rum
  • 4 lunches
  • Workshops with your expert, kit and tea/coffee included
  • Local workshop at Tiraz Centre
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for driver and local guide
  • Coach travel as detailed in the itinerary
  • Travel package includes return flights from London to Amman with 1 piece of checked luggage
  • Entrance fees and excursions

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Discover the highlights of the Scottish Highlands as you join Carol Meldrum for a week of knitting workshops and excursions.

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation with dinner on the first and final evenings
  • 2 and a half days of knitting workshops with Carol Meldrum, kit included
  • Beaded Dorset Buttons workshop with Tania Ashton Jones
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • The services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Embrace knitting traditions, gaze out on Colca Canyon and take in the majestic views at Aguas Calientes alongside Carol Meldrum or Jane Crowfoot.

  • International flights
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 3 knitting workshops with our expert
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 visits to Machu Picchu
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Dr Richard Plant

This tour of England’s west country explores the Countries early mediaeval history, diving into the core of Alfred the Great’s kingdom, a crucial importance in the establishment of England’s Kingdom.

  • Private coach travel for transfers and excursions
  • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star The Crown Manor House Hotel, Lyndhurst
  • Services of the Tour Leader and Hosts
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • 2 evening meals, 1 light lunch

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Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Emma on this relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to beginner’s crochet.

  • 2 nights full-board accommodation, from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
  • 2 days tuition with Emma Leith
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Tea and coffee during workshops
  • Kit with a ball of chunky yarn and hooks included for the first part of the course
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities (subject to availability); gym, heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room

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James and Jane Tullett & more

With excellent dining in the beachfront restaurant and an ultra all-inclusive package, the 5-star Raga Side Hotel is a Mediterranean dream.

  • 7 or 14 nights ultra all-inclusive accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Antalya Airport
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Varied bridge programme with masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Seminars twice weekly
  • Complimentary weekly laundry service

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Knit with Frederica Patmore or crochet with Anna Nikipirowicz on this fascinating holiday to Germany’s Black Forest.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Basel with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7 nights in 4-star accommodation with breakfast included
  • Dinner on the first and last night at the hotel
  • Lunch and tea and coffee each morning and afternoon during workshop sessions
  • 3 full-day workshops with one of our experts, kit included
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Entrance fees and excursions

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On the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, discover a fascinating textile history, beautiful beaches and exceptional architecture.

  • Travel package includes flights from London to Yogyakarta, returning from Bali, with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 12 nights bed and breakfast 5-star accommodation
  • 3 full-day workshops with Pat Archibald, kit included
  • Local Batik workshops
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Join Karin Hellaby and discover the textiles of the Arabian Peninsula as you explore the countries of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Return flights from London to Dubai and Muscat to London with 1 piece of checked luggage included
  • 11 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast, plus 6 lunches and 10 dinners
  • 1 full and 1 half day workshop with Karin and tour accompanied by Karin throughout
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Arena Travel Tour Manager

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Eddie and Kathy Williams

Nestled in 225 acres of glorious South Devon countryside, join us at the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa for an idyllic bridge retreat.

  • 4 nights half-board accommodation
  • Services of an EBU-qualified director and friendly hosts
  • Relaxed bridge sessions and interactive seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Welcome cocktail

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Helen Yemm & more

From a rectory garden in the shadow of church towers to densely-planted borders below the walls of country homes, this tour has it all.

  • Transport from Banbury station
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 evening meals with wine and 4 lunches
  • Private coach transfers
  • Guided visits to all sites listed in the programme
  • Detailed programme and garden notes
  • Services of the Tour Manager and Tour Host

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Stephen Anderton & more

Join our wonderful hosts, including special guest Jimi Blake, on this fascinating Irish garden tour visiting Hunting Brook and Patthana.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Dublin Airport
  • 2 nights half-board at The Marfield Hotel
  • 1 night half-board at The Dylan Hotel
  • 3 evening meals and 4 lunches with wine
  • Services of our Tour Manager and Tour Host
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Kirsty Fergusson

This special Moroccan garden tour offers a unique selection of 21st-century, mostly private, gardens, designed by some of the best.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Marrakech
  • 5 nights accommodation at the 5-star La Maison Arabe
  • 3 dinners and 4 lunches with wine
  • Guided visits as listed in the programme
  • Services of our Tour Manager and Tour Host
  • Detailed programme and garden notes

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Leo Nikolic

Indulge in the rich art history of the Dalmatian Coast with our expert Lecturer Leo Nikolic, venturing from ancient ruins to mediaeval villages.

  • Return economy flights from London to Split
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Bastion in Zadar
  • 4 nights at the Hotel Cornaro in Split
  • Private coach transfers and excursions
  • 4 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Detailed programme and study notes

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Sue Rollin

Alongside expert Sue Rollin, experience Istanbul, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

  • Return economy flights from London
  • 5 nights bed and breakfast at the Boutique Eresin Hotel, Istanbul
  • Transfers and excursions in Turkey by private coach
  • 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • Guided visits to monuments and museums listed in the programme
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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