retreat | recreate

creative tours for women

textiles – handcrafts – dance – gardens

Welcome! We offer small group women’s textile and handcraft tours to Japan, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Turkey and within Australia, with Iran, Iceland, New Zealand and Silk Road itineraries on the horizon.  We’re also expanding our offerings to include dance focussed tours to Japan and Europe (London, Paris & Amsterdam) and a garden tour of Japan.  

Click here to join our mailing list or register your Expression of Interest (EOI) for one or several destinations. Those on the EOI lists receive an early bird invitation to sign up for tours to their preferred destination before the tours are released to the general mailing list or promoted on social media.  Many of our tours sell out to their EOI list before we can advertise them.

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2023 tours

Expressions of Interest are invited for all tours unless marked as SOLD OUT

Click on the underlined tour headings below for an overview of each tour.

Thailand and Laos handcrafts: 29 January – 10 February

Morocco handcrafts: 2-18 March – PRIVATE GROUP

India Textiles & Handcrafts (Delhi – Agra – Rajasthan: 12-28 March – SOLD OUT

Morocco handcrafts: 24 April – 9 MaySOLD OUT

Japan – Dance, Performance Arts and Culture: 11-23 May – ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT!

Far North Queensland (Cairns to Cape York) handcrafts – June/July TBC

Top End Handcrafts (Northern Territory) – 12-19 August approx. TBC

Turkey handcrafts – September

Europe Ballet (London, Paris & Amsterdam) – September/October

Japan Blue (an indigo focussed textile tour) – 23 September – 8 October

Japan handcrafts – 15 – 29 October

India handcrafts – October/November

Tasmania handcrafts – TBC

New Zealand handcrafts – TBC

2024 tours

India – February

Japan – TBC

Morocco – TBC

Have you thought about a private group tour for you and your friends? If you’re part of a craft guild or stitching group, consider a private tour for your group.  Get in touch!

retreat|recreate acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to the land, sea and community.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their cultures.

retreat | recreate

Melbourne, Australia

ABN: 45 657 561 570