Walking on sunshine...

In June 2015 we held our first singing holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Spetses. It was a great success and has now become an annual June event. We also run several other singing holidays during the year (so don’t panic if you can’t do June). LCV has teamed up with John Joannou (from the City branch), an excellent independent travel agent, to set up LCV Travel. The week (or two if you like) combines some rehearsal time with a lot of downtime and fun. Just ask anyone who has been what it was like - for many people this holiday has become an annual fixture in their diaries.

Single week 2017

£481

  • 7 nights from £481(1)
  • Departure on Monday 5 or 12 June 2017

Both weeks 2017

£805

  • 14 nights from £805(1)
  • Departure on Monday 5 June 2017

Included in the cost

  • 7 nights' accommodation on the island of Spetses. Bed & breakfast throughout.
  • Private Coach Travel from either Athens airport or city (from a fixed city pick-up point) to Kosta with a stop at Epidaurus (UNESCO World Heritage Centre) on the outbound journey and Corinth Canal on the return
  • One ferry crossing (15 minutes) and transfers to/from our Spetses accommodation
  • Exclusive use of a traditional Spetses villa with a large garden and pool. Further accommodation is in a boutique hotel (just a minute’s walk from the villa) which has had great feedback from LCV guests in 2015 and 2016.
  • Singing workshops: up to 90 minutes’ rehearsal per day (one day off) learning new repertoire (specifically arranged for the holiday), with a public performance/concert at the end of the week.

Not included

  • Flights to/from Athens
  • Extra nights’ hotel stay in Athens
  • Any extension/increase of stay in Spetses or further travelling after the holiday.
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Lunch, dinner, other meals and drinks
  • Additional organised tours/trips/events

Important notes

(1) Costs are a “from” cost depending on number of people sharing a room.(2) If, once you are there, you decide to extend your singing holiday from one week to two, given this is an activity-based holiday, we ask you to book and pay for any extension via LCV Travel and not make arrangements individually with any accommodation provider. We would prefer to book and manage both your flights and accommodation in order to ensure everyone in the group is on board the correct transfers to/from each destination and all appropriate medical/dietary requirements are met. We make no extra charge for managing your flights.Friends and family are welcome too. There is no need to be an active member of LCV to attend the holiday.However, please note the holiday is not suitable for children. There are no crèche facilities and the activities are very much based around adults.

For more info or to book

Please contact John Joannou (not Richard) for more information or to book your place.

To reserve your place, we require a non-refundable £100 deposit and you will subsequently have first choice of Spetses accommodation – villa or boutique hotel. This will be on a first-come first-served basis and each week will be capped at approximately 30 people.

If you are interested, please let us know by completing the form or by emailing John Joannou at johnjoannou@live.co.uk or call +44 (0)7763 120 452.

What our LCV travellers say

One way to describe the fantastic week in Greece would be holidays with a soundtrack: Picture waking up to a tasty Greek breakfast, a swim in the pool and then rehearse by the shadow of an olive tree… pure bliss. Our holidays repertoire included fun and uplifting songs such as “Walking on Sunshine”, “Everywhere”, and songs from Abba. The group was a friendly fun bunch from all different backgrounds but everyone got along so well creating this a really good atmosphere. And of course there was the singing, the main link between everyone which created several opportunities to sing your heart out, from the restaurants, the beach or the boat, a late acoustic session by the pool and the concert by the harbour square, exactly what you should expect from a singing holiday! And of course John, which I think without anyone’s much expectations, went above and beyond organising activities for the group in the lovely island of Spetses, including a boat trip, a pool party with caterers, organising the day-to-day restaurants, and of course all the transfers, making the holiday for everyone so stress free, the attention and care John dedicated is without doubt one of the reasons this holiday so enjoyable. Thanks Richard and John, this holiday proved to be such a good idea, definitely went above all expectations, can’t wait for more!

Jose

West End branch

I wanted to say a huge thank you to both of you for such an incredible experience. Everyone gelled so well together; such warmth…. and so much fun. I feel privileged to have been part of such a ‘family’. John; your superb organisational skills and calm manner made everything run smoothly, making sure none of us had anything to worry about. We were looked after from the word go. Great accommodation, wonderful restaurants, superb boat trip, and transfers that came on time… where would we have been without you? Richard; your talent and love of music created a relaxed and joyous atmosphere which enabled me to switch off from everything except the moment. It was an unforgettable experience to learn new songs in such a wonderful setting. You chose music that suited the mood and the environment perfectly. Performing in front of that lovely hotel with the sun going down was truly spectacular. Magic!

Christine

City Of London branch