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  • Tour Code : TUR-01337
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 7 days
  • Departs from : Pisa
  • Meeting Place : Pisa Airport

Description

The harvest time in Italy takes place from late September until the end of October and it is known in Italian as "La Stagione Del Raccolto" or "La Vendemmia". It is one of the most glroius and serene times of year to be in Italy, when the crowds of tourists who visit in the summer have gone home and the locals remain, tending to traditional crops.  For Italians,  the harvest season, which leads into winter is ironically considered to be s a time of "re-birth" a time of "replenishing" and this time of year is one of the most important times of year, for it is considered to be a time of renaissance both naturally and spiritually, for this is a time where nature sheds "the dead weight"  of the year prior and "let's go" of the ripe fruits hanging off the branches.   The ripe olives, grapes, apples, almonds, nectars, and all of the remaining produce of the summer, hanging from the branches, fall to the ground and the bounty of the season begins a new cycle.  The produce gives way to beautiful jams, olive oil, wine, honey, and important staples for the winter months ahead are all collected and prouced by the local artisans.
So as this natural cycle happens, Italians believe that this is an important time of year spiritually for "letting go", "making way for the new" and reflecting on the season passed.   

Harvest time therefore is a time of celebration, a time for joy, a time of "letting go" and a time of re-birth. For this reason it is no surprise that some of the greatest festivities and most magical festivals can be visited in Italy during this time.  To co-incide this year's wonderful "Harvest Time in Italy" which is a time of "Re-birth and Joy" we have put together a delightful program in Tuscany that includes daily yoga and mediations, a variety of wonderful excursions to incredible regions like the Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Tuscany and many others in addition to the incredible local meals we now offer as Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free in all locations we visit. 

On this harvest time journey through Tuscany, we will be visiting incredible towns and cities in central Italy like the walled city of Lucca, the "Plaza of Miracles" in Pisa, the outrageously beautiful coastal region of the Cinque Terre in the Liguria region, the natural hot-springs of San Filippo and Montecatini.

This is sure to be one of the most incredible and unforgettable journeys in Tuscany

For the full itinerary of what this amazing OXYGEN-INSPIRED journey includes, have a look at the full itinerary below and contact us today to learn more!
 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Arrival in either Pisa or Florence and Private Transfer to the Estate - Welcome Dinner

Where we visit : Lucca
Meeting Location : Pisa Airport
Upon arrival in either Pisa or Florence, you will be met by one of our local English speaking representatives and privately transferred to the property, where you will have time to settle in, take a swim in the glroius swimming pool and get ready for tonight's orientation session and welcome dinner.  We will require you to provide us with your dietary requirements before hand.

Yoga mat, journal and other welcome pack items will be presented to all students in attendance this evening.

Overnight at estate. 
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Morning Yoga & Meditation Session followed by Afternoon Excursion to Pisa and the Medieval Walled City of Lucca where You will Enjoy Cycling On the Medieval Walls

Where we visit : Pisa, Lucca
This morning will start with an early morning yoga and meditation session.  You can choose whether to enjoy a buffet breakfast before or after as per your metabolism requires! :)

Following this morning's sessions overlooking the olive groves and gardens, you will have time to get changed and get ready to experience two of Italy's most famous and beautiful towns including Pisa and Lucca.

Pisa is famous for the leaning tower and is of course a very touristy destination, but it is touristy for a reason! It is incredibly beautiful and the Plaza of Miracles where the leaning tower is built is an incredible architectural masterpiece!  Here, you will have a chance for some photos and getting inside the tower.

In Pisa, we will also enjoy lunch of typical Italian pizza that can be gluten free or Vegan!  Delicious either way!

Following Pisa, we head to the medieval walled city of Lucca, which is totally encompassed by huge walls that have now been turned into bike paths, so we thought, why not experience the city by bike and wear of lunch! 

Not only an ecological way to experience the city, but a glorious experience below the trees which offer shade!

Following the ride, you will have time to experience shopping in Lucca, before we head back to the estate for dinner and overnight!

 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 3 - Yoga in the Gardens of Tuscany

Where we visit : Tuscany
After breakfast this morning we will head into southern Tuscany, to one of Tuscany's most beautiful areas where we have an exclusive estate overlooking one of the more spectacular view points in Italy, the Castello di Velona outside of Montalcino.

Here, you will have a chance to visit this most remarkable property and do yoga among the gardens.  Following, you will have time to take a dip in the pool, get cleaned up and enjoy a wonderful lunch.

In the afternoon following lunch we will visit some of the various towns in the area where you can shop, buy some great wine or olive oil, taste a variety of products (for free), experience the wonderful local artisans or the interiors of variety of gorgeous churches. 

​In the evening we return back to the estate for dinner and overnight. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 4 - Chill Out & Reflection with Walks in Tuscany

Where we visit : Tuscany
Relaxing. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 5 - Yoga in the Cinque Terre National Park

Where we visit : Cinque Terre
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 6 - Morning Yoga & Meditation - Followed by Afternoon Thermal Springs Visit & Massage

Where we visit : Tuscany
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 7 - Time to say Arrivaderci - Private Transfer back to Florence or Pisa

Where we visit :
After buffet breakfast this morning it will be time to say our goodbyes after what we hope has been an incredibly rejuvinating and inspiring week! 

One of our English speaking drivers will come to collect you at the estate and privately transfer you back to either Florence or Pisa. 

Time to say arrivaderci! 
 
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Cooking class
  2. Daily Buffet Breakfast
  3. Daily Yoga and Meditation
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. Entrance Fees
  6. Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  7. Specialized and Personal Service
  8. Tastings of local products

What's Not Included

  1. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  2. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  3. International fights
  4. Travel Insurance

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