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ITALY YOGA & CULTURAL HOLIDAY

Yoga Holidays

Ravello and Positano are on the stunning Amalfi Coast which is a stretch of coastline in southern Italy. It is indeed one of Italy’s most memorable destinations with an outstanding Mediterranean landscape. The mountains plunge down into the sea and homes hang on to the side of the cliffs. There is amazing architecture, history, stunning views of turquoise seas. There are great restaurants and great spots for hiking.You will enjoy the tours to Capri, Sorrento, Ravello and the wonderful hike on the Path of the Gods with stunning views, cliff faces, caves, an ancient convent, vineyards and gardens.

Umbria, north of Ravello, has ever changing, untouched landscapes of lush green winding valleys. It comprises of mainly hills, mountains, hollows and plains. We will be visiting the Costelluccio Plains, Marmore Falls, Scheggino, Piediluco Lake, St Stephens Church at Ferentillo and a special botanical tour. We will be staying at the San Pietro in Valle Abbey in Umbria which is an exquisite venue. The architecture is from the 8th century and inclusive of high-medieval art. It is isolated, quiet and central to all daily tours. Our breakfast each morning consists of a huge spread of traditional Italian cuisine and is scrumptious! Our yoga each day is either out doors on the beautiful lawn or in a lovely room indoors. Our bedrooms are delightfully appointed and very comfortable. There is a feeling of ‘old’ Italy here.

Positano and Umbria have deeply touched the heart of all who have travelled with us.   I am extremely excited to be including Tuscany in our 2019 holiday. 

When we add Alex to this already wonderful holiday, I believe we have the best yoga and cultural holiday you will find anywhere. Alex is our vibrant, fun, knowledgeable, authentic Italian tour guide. He not only provides a great itinerary but adds impromptu events and unexpected additions to our tours.  His wonderful personality is as memorable as the country itself.

You are ensured of yet another inspiring, authentic and amazing Italian experience.

Yoga Holidays - Italy

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DATE

14 to 31 August 2019

 

LOCATION – Italy 

Tuscany                14-19 August 2019

Ravello                 19-24 August 2019

Umbria                 24-31 August 2019


GETTING THERE

Fly in to and out of Rome International Airport

RATES

EARLY BIRD

Book before 1 February 2019 

Euro 4620          TwinShare
Euro 4990          NonShare

 

Book after 1 February 2019  

Euro 5595         TwinShare
Euro 5965         NonShare

 

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DEPOSIT

 Deposit plus Comprehensive Travel Insurance is required at Time of Booking

AUD $1000.00             per single

AUD $1800.00             per couple

 

FINAL PAYMENT

Full payment required 8 weeks prior to departure.

 

PLEASE NOTE : If you are travelling alone and book twinshare without another person, you may need to be upgraded to nonshare if there is not another person to twinshare. This will incur an additional cost. We always do our best to accommodate all clients’ preferences.

Please contact Lyn if you have any questions.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Comprehensive Travel Insurance with a Cancellation Clause is Compulsory. Sunshine Yoga & Health can assist with your insurance. Please contact Lyn for further information and cost.

 

PART PAYMENT PLAN

Sunshine Yoga & Health provides a part payment plan to assist in making your holiday a reality. Many clients have achieved their special holiday by paying a small amount each month. This is a free service.

Please contact Lyn for details and a personal set-up monthly plan.

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Payments and deposits are non-refundable. Compulsory comprehensive travel insurance with a cancellation component, covers costs when there is a valid and accepted reason for non travel.

 

ITINERARY 

 

TUSCANY, RAVELLO and UMBRIA Yoga & Cultural Holiday


Please Note: 
This holiday is well suited to couples and non yoga participants. If choosing twinshare and you do not have a travel buddy, upgrading to nonshare may be necessary if we do not have a client for you to share with .We do our very best to accommodate your requests.

 

TUSCANY

14-27 August 2019

 
DAY 1 :  14 August :   TUSCANY near SIENA
Alex, our Italian Guide will meet us and stay with our group throughout our stay here.
Transfer to Yoga Retreat la Selva and settle in.
Yoga & relaxation session if there is time.

DAY 2 :  15 August  
Early morning Qigong/stretches
Free day to explore the local area
Yoga and meditation session prior to dinner

DAY 3 :  16 August    
Early morning Energisation
A day trip to San Gimignano/Monteriggioni/winery
Yoga and relaxation session before dinner

DAY 4 :  17 August
Early morning Tai Chi Warmups
Half day in Sienca
Yoga and relaxation session prior to dinner

DAY 5 :  18 August
Early morning Energisation
A day trip to Chianti/winery
Yoga before dinner

DAY 6 :  19 August :  RAVELLO
Breakfast and transfer to the train to Naples. Lyn will be your helper during this time.
We drive along the picturesque Amalfi Coast to Ravello.
Settle into  B&B Le Perled’Italia.
There may be time for yoga.
Breakfast and either lunch or dinner is provided.

DAY 7 :  20 August
Early morning energisation and breakfast.
Free day to explore the local area.

DAY 8 : 21 August
Early morning energisation and breakfast.
A day out in a private boat to the Isle of Capri.  On our return we stop off at Blue Grotto for a swim in the sparkling turquoise waters. 
Spend the day meandering around different locations, enjoying the architecture, views and its history. 

DAY 9 : 22 August
Breakfast and depart for a full day hike on the world renowned Path of the Gods. Our personal guide imparts local knowledge and history of this area.
We stop and enjoy the ancient Convent of Domenici which sits 600 metres above Positano.
See caves, terraces dropping from the cliffs to the sea and deep valleys where the elegant peregrine and kestrel falcons fly. Also old vineyards and gardens still tended by the locals who walk to these sites daily, add to the intrigue of this hike.
Our guide allows time for rest and to absorb the amazing views out to the glistening Mediterranean, Capri, the Bay of Naples and Positano.

DAY 10 : 23 August
Breakfast and drive to the la Selva Yoga Retreat at Montepurtosa. 
Yoga, relaxation and meditation sessions on the amazing wooden platform that looks out to the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean Sea. 
The hosts, Christiano and Marta, will provide a home-made vegetarian lunch made up mostly of their homegrown organic vegies and herbs.
It is a spectacular view and the half walk into the venue adds to the charm.

DAY 11 : 24 August
Breakfast and transfer to Umbria. Alex will join us again for our stay here.
Settle into the Abbey. There may be time for yoga.
Breakfast and either lunch or dinner is provided.

DAY 12 : 25 August
Early morning energisation
Breakfast and a free day to explore the local area
An afternoon yoga session prior to dinner.

DAY 13 :   26 August
A day travelling to Spoleto wander through the narrow streets of this medieval town.
Walk to the Bridge of Towers and Poreta Castle.
Yoga and relaxation before dinner.

DAY 14 : 27 August
Early morning Qigong and Stretching
Travel to Marmore Falls
Walk to Lovers Balcony.
Drive to Piediluco Lake
Time to relax before dinner.

DAY 15 :  28 August
Breakfast and a yoga and relaxation session
Free morning then lunch
Travel to Scheggino and visit the largest truffle company in Italy
Dinner and an early night

DAY 16 : 29 August
Early morning stretches or sleep in.
Breakfast and a free day to explore the local area

DAY 17 : 30 August
Breakfast and leave for a day trip to Norcia and Castelluccio
Taste local produce at a local restaurant.
Continue to Castelluccio 
Return for dinner and relax before bed

DAY 18 :  31 August
Breakfast. Pack and be ready to depart to Rome Airport

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation – Ravello, Umbria, Tuscany, B&B twinshare and nonshare
  • Meals –  breakfast only will be provided in all locations
  • All tours in Ravello, Umbria and Tuscany, as per the Itinerary
  • English speaking private drivers and tour guides
  • Minibus and driver transfers from airports and retreat centres
  • All transfers to accommodation
  • Yoga and relaxation tuition
  • Personalised Client Pack
  • Support and care
  • A photo book specially designed and created by Lyn after your holiday – the cost is usually between AUD $80 to $140

 

 NON-INCLUSIONS

  • Air travel
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Tipping is compulsory in Europe – Lyn will advise what amount is appropriate prior to departure
  • Meals – lunch and dinner not included in any of the locations
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Anything of a personal nature
  • Bottled water

REQUIREMENTS

  • Comfortable casual clothing – summer gear with maybe one jacket. Smart casual for restaurant dinners.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Good hiking boots recommended for the Path of Gods hike. New boots/shoes should be worn in prior to departure.
  • Ear plugs if you are twin sharing
  • Raingear
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • Insect repellent

ACCOMMODATION

RAVELLO – le Perle d’Italia B&B, twinshare and nonshare, if available
UMBRIA – San Pietro in Valle Abbey (or similar) twinshare and nonshare available
TUSCANY – 4-5 star Hotel, twinshare and nonshare available

  

 

MEALS

Meals will be varied with traditional Italian cuisine, a taste of wine and local delicacies.

 

  • Ravello – Breakfast only is provided
  • Umbria – Breakfast only is provided
  • Tuscany – Breakfast only is provided
  • No meals are provided whilst in transit.
  • Tipping is expected at all restaurants and eating facilities throughout Italy
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