Frequently asked questions

Why are retreat|recreate’s tours for women only?

Most of our guests are women who have chosen to travel with us because their families, partners and husbands don’t share the same level of interest or enthusiasm for textiles and handcrafts.

Our itineraries often include visits to places which are culturally significant to women and some that are appropriate for women only.  We also participate in handcraft and cultural activities which are demonstrated or taught by the local women.  By travelling with a women-only group, we have found that the experiences, interactions and conversations are more natural and open for both the local women and our guests.

You may wish to have your husband/partner join you at the conclusion of our tour to share your own holiday together.

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How many people are there in each tour group?

Generally, our group size is 12…… small enough so that each person gets to know everyone else pretty quickly and large enough to allow for a comfortable group dynamic.

Will you tailor an itinerary for a private group?

Yes!   Whether it’s for a group of fellow-crafters, friends, family, a school trip or university study tour, we’d be happy to customise one of our itineraries to suit the dates, budget and needs of your group.

If I’m not particularly ‘crafty’ will I still enjoy retreat|recreate’s tours?

Our itineraries  are not only a vehicle for handcraft and textile experiences, but also offer plenty of opportunities for exploring the local culture,  travelling through spectacular scenery, sampling the local cuisine and meeting the people who live in the regions we visit.  Providing you are curious about the world, you will most certainly find plenty to interest you.  All the research, planning and logistics have been taken care of, so you’re free to come along and enjoy the journey without having to do all the hard work.

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Why do tour prices vary?

We do our best to provide a value-for-money product so that our tours include a rich and diverse range of textiles, handcraft and cultural experiences in our well researched itineraries, along with all of the necessary planning and logistics.  We try to keep tour costs down, however prices may vary for a number of reasons:

  • Some destinations are inherently more expensive than others.
  • Tours vary in length. Some are 7 days, others are closer to two weeks.
  • Many of our tours are based on single accommodation. Be careful not to compare this with a tour advertising a twin share price.
  • Inclusions and the cost of the particular inclusions affect the tour price. Consider the standard of accommodation, number of meals, transport (flights/trains/private vehicle etc), activities, entry fees and workshops included in the tour price.

Can I bring my child/children on a retreat|recreate tour?

Our itineraries are not planned or structured with children in mind.  In the future, we may consider designing a program for mothers & daughters.  If this is of interest to you, please email us to register your interest, the age of your child and your preferred destination.