An Invitation to Textile Lovers

Submitted by Charlotte on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:43

Indian Textiles

Do you have a taste for textiles and a love of travel? Then this invitation to join our exclusive tour to India in November 2019 is for you.

Tour dates: 16th - 28th November 2019

Early booking price £3,059,  including British Airways flights

Travelling from Jaipur to Mumbai, via Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Bhuj, this 12 night, 13 day tour offers a fascinating insight into India's rich textile heritage.  You will have the chance to see artisans block printing in Bagru, tie and dying in Jodhpur and double Ikat weaving in Patan; you will discover the intricate art of Mutwa embroidery, the ancient practice of double Ikat weaving and take part in hands-on workshops led by local experts, ensuring that you return home enriched and inspired.

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To accept our invitation and join this unique textile adventure, or simply find out more, please email:, or call us on +44 (0)1225 333774

WAFA 2020 Jaipur, India: We've done the hard work so you don't have to!

Submitted by melina on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:01

WAFA Jaipur 2020

The 2020 edition of the World Association of Floral Artist’s spectacular triannual festival is being held in India’s stunning pink city, Jaipur. We have been taking flower fans to WAFA events around the world for over a decade and this one promises to be the most exciting yet, so why not come with us on the floral and cultural adventure of a lifetime?

We have two meticulously-planned programmes for you – or your entire flower club - to choose from. Highlights of Jaipur immerses you in this extraordinary city and is suitable for WAFA competitors, while The Golden Triangle combines three days at WAFA with an evocative introduction to the wonders of Northern India. Alternatively, if you are a group of 10 or more, let us design a bespoke tour just for you. Add extra sites to our existing programmes to suit your particular interests, or extend your stay and set off for a whole new region.

We are able to offer land-only packages or full programmes with flights from the UK. Whichever option you choose, you can be sure that we will find you the best hotels, the most fascinating sites and the most knowledgeable, local guides so all you have to is relax and enjoy the moment.

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WAFA opens 27 February 2020. Competitors' set up days 25 & 26 February

Tour Dates: Highlights of Jaipur, 22 February - 2 March 2020

Golden Triangle, 19 February - 3 March 2020

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WAFA Jaipur 2020

Diggi Palace WAFA 2020




An Invitation to Fashionistas

Submitted by melina on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:15

Istituto Marangoni Paris

Do you have a passion for fashion and a love of travel? Then this invitation to enjoy an exclusive visit to the Parisian school of the Istituto Marangoni in Spring 2019 is for you.

The internationally renowned Istituto Marangoni was founded in Milan and now operates campuses in the fashion capitals of Paris, London and Shanghai.

You will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour with a fascinating presentation about the Istituto’s history and heritage. Istituto Maragoni – or L’école De Mode to give it its French title - has an English teaching staff made up of practising names in fashion and design and you will attend a workshop with one of the School's teachers.

Situated in the 8th arrondissement, Paris' chicest neighbourhood, defined by the broad Avenue des Champs Elysées which links the iconic Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, L’école De Mode is walking distance from the famous fashion houses on Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Named after the millers' patron saint, this is one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world and even the most experienced fashionistas will be thrilled at this chance to visit the flagship stores of virtually every major global fashion brand. 


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To accept our invitation and join in this unique fashion experience, or simply know more -  please email: or telephone +44(0)1225 333747 

Places are limited.  


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Champs Elysee



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ECT Travel has been creating thought-provoking, experiential tours from our base in the beautiful heritage city of Bath for over 20 years. We believe that holidays should be more than just a welcome break from the daily routine; we believe that they should also connect you to your destination’s history and culture and be filled with opportunities to participate, rather than simply observe. We think of you as travellers not tourists.

Our ready-to-book and bespoke itineraries are designed to inspire, educate and entertain so, whether your passion is for gardens, textiles, literature, floral design or Christmas markets, we guarantee that you will return refreshed, exhilarated and with a new perspective.

Our thorough knowledge and expertise means that we can tailor travel, accommodation and tour itineraries to suit the needs of individuals looking for a unique and stimulating holiday in the company of like-minded people, as well as special interest clubs, student groups and friends looking to share an authentic travel experience together.

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