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Please see attached pictures for the description of this trip. Here is the link to signup and pay your deposit of $500 for this trip.
The balance is due 90 days prior march 22nd. If you would like trip insurance that would also cover for covid reasons then let me know, we got a good rate from another meetup member. You can get per trip or coverage for 1 year. After the webinar Indus emailed me back saying they don't think Canada will be changing there stance for non vaccinated guests so we have decided to fly out of JFK instead. If you would like to upgrade your airfare then we can do that at a cost to be determined by supplier. I will also post the webinar here once it becomes available.
Rescheduled to June 25-July 2, 2022
A week of transformation under the Tuscan sun. Walks/hikes, inspiring views, meditation/yoga, fantastic cuisine and immersion in the spectacular Italian culture, art and history will provide you with the reset your mind and body have been craving.
Day 1 (Sat, Jun 25): Plan your flights so that you arrive in Florence sometime today. You’re picked up at the airport and brought to the villa where you will check in, freshen up and relax! Maybe a little yoga session and stroll through the olive groves or relax next to the pool with an aperitivo to kick off our week in Tuscany!
Day 2 (Sun, Jun 26): Start your day with yoga in the beautiful on-property studio! Today’s excursions start with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then, we head to Lucca for a private tour of this charming town. Later, dinner is prepared for us by our own personal chef for the week!
Day 3 (Mon, Jun 27): A private guided walking tour of beautiful Siena, the center of which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site! We’ll see the key sites including the iconic shell-shaped piazza.
Day 4 (Tues, Jun 28): Today is hiking day! We’ll take on the iconic “blue path” Cinque Terre hike from Monterosso to Vernazza (there are options for non-hikers who still want to explore these towns). From Vernazza, we can hop from town to town on the very convenient train that runs along the coast. Our ultimate destination will be Manarola, where we will savor our “aperitivo” and take in the gorgeous scenery.
Day 5 (Weds, Jun 29): We head to the beach today! We’ll have a few hours on the beach in Viareggio, where you have the option to rent chairs/umbrellas or just lay on the sand. After we wash up, we'll continue the vibe with a cooking class taught in our own kitchen at the villa! Dinner tonight will be the result of our own work – an authentic Italian meal, made by YOU (wine sampling might also be on the menu)!
Day 6 (Thurs, Jun 30): You’ll have some free time this morning to do yoga, take a stroll, or sleep in. Then, we head to Florence! Our private tour guide will meet us after our lunch. Our guided tour will grant us skip-the-line access to the Accademia Gallery where you can see the original Statue of David. We’ll see the key landmarks in Florence. And then, dinner in Florence too!
Day 7 (Fri, Jul 1): A tour through the Chianti region including a visit to San Gimignano! First stop is a private visit at a family-run olive estate. It’s perched on a hill, covered with olive trees, overlooking Florence in the distance. We’ll have a tour of the estate and learn about its history. We’ll also learn a bit about how extra virgin olive oil is produced, along with sampling! Afterwards, we’ll head to San Gimignano, where we’ll have some free time to explore this charming town, famous for its towers, saffron and a wonderful white wine. We’ll finish the day at a beautiful family-owned boutique castle winery where they’ve been making wine since 1596! After the visit, we’ll enjoy a tasting of their award-winning wines accompanied by some local Tuscan specialties.
Day 8 (Saturday, Jul 2): We check out by 10am – transport to Florence airport for your flight provided.
7 nights/8 days accommodation, includes city taxes
Each bedroom has private bathroom, AC, Wi-Fi (TV in common area)
Property includes olive groves, close walk to town, use of pool
Airport transfers to/from Florence airport
Meals at the villa – all breakfasts, most lunches, snack and dinners when not on excursions, includes table wine with dinner
Cooking class on site
Optional on-site yoga classes throughout the week
Optional day trip excursions are included
Does not include: air fare, travel insurance, tips, meals during excursions, incidental purchases, optional beach chair rental
Pricing: $3800 pp double occupancy ($4500 pp for a single; $3600 pp for a triple; $3500 pp for a quad)
Limited availability - $500 deposit (non-refundable) to reserve your spot
This trip was postponed until September 2022. We are opening up a few more spots for the next week. If you would like to go on this amazing once in a lifetime trip then don't hesitate as these few rooms will go quickly. $1200 deposit due to secure your spot. $5164 total. Includes all International and domestic flights. All inclusive meal plan. more details to come. I have a link for this trip where you can book it, pay your deposit and balance etc.
Here is the link for this event.
Total Eclipse of the Sun! In BUFFALO
This is the location where the Eclipse will be 100% for the longest duration: 2min, 41.7sec
NASA Site (https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2024Apr08Tgoogle.html)
Total Solar Eclipse
• Latitude:[masked]° N Long.:[masked]° W
• Duration of Totality: 2m 40.1s
• Start of partial eclipse (C1): 2024/04/08 14:04:05 EDT
• Start of total eclipse (C2): 2024/04/08 15:18:18 EDT
• Maximum eclipse : 2024/04/08 15:20:10 EDT
• End of total eclipse (C3) : 2024/04/08 15:22:03 EDT
• End of partial eclipse (C4) : 2024/04/08 16:32:08 EDT
UTC is 4 hrs later than EDT in April