Each year, proceeds from the festival go towards benefiting the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which supports charitable programs that focus on improving the physical, emotional, and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
This year, there are over 60 exclusive auction lots up for bid, many of which feature unique travel experiences perfect for a luxurious getaway. Below, we highlight a cross-section of this year’s travel-themed lots.
#8: Around the World and Napa Day – One couple will get to experience the best of Napa on this 24-day journey around the world by private jet to nine of the world’s most stunning destinations, plus a three-day “Insider’s” visit to the Jones Family Vineyards.
#12: Pampered & Adorned – Two couples will enjoy four nights at Europe’s top-rated resort in Germany, three nights of dinners and wine tastings in Switzerland, a private tour of the Riedel Crystal Factory in Austria, and two nights in New York with tickets to Hamilton and more.
#15: The Safari Less Traveled – If you’re an animal lover, this package features an eight-night safari for two couples to the Katavi and Mahale Mountain National Parks in western Tanzania, including several chimpanzee treks to see the wild African chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains.
#28: Happy 100th Birthday! – Two couples will celebrate the U.S. National Parks 100-Year Anniversary by visiting four majestic national parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Zion, and the Grand Canyon.
#29: Intriguing India: The Jewel in the Crown – Two couples will enjoy a privately curated and guided 10-day trip to India including a lavish dinner at the City Palace, a tiger safari, tours by elephants, and more.
#36: The Passion for Fashion – If you’re a fashionista, you won’t want to miss this – two guests will enjoy two nights in Rome and two nights in Milan to attend the FENDI Spring ’18 Collection fashion show (which includes a VIP tour of FENDI’s showrooms).
#51: Find Paradise and Toast Gold – 10 people will experience seven nights at Sir Richard Branson’s villa on his private island in Australia, and enjoy a wine dinner, sunset lake cruise, gourmet picnic, and more.
#52: The Scenic Route, Eh? – Looking for some northern views? With this package, two couples will spend two nights in Vancouver before traveling to Calgary for a journey aboard the Royal Canadian Pacific’s Vista train, which will take them through the Rockies, the Elk and Columbia Valleys and the Spiral Tunnels, to Banff and Lake Louise, and more.
#55: Big Ben and Bagpipes – Two couples will spend three nights in the Belgravia Suites in London and enjoy shopping, wine and pub lunches, theatre, gallery tours, and more before flying to Edinburgh for a three-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caldonian, before boarding the Belmond Royal Scotsman train for a 4-day journey to explore the beautiful sights of Scotland.
#60: Chateaux, Chanel and Jet-Setting – On this trip, one lucky couple will enjoy a 14-day European trip from May 19-June 2, 2017 that includes privately-guided tours, unique experiences, and luxury accommodations in Norway, Romania, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and Monaco, as well as two nights in Bordeaux at Château Rauzan-Ségla.
For a complete list of the festival’s auction lots, click here.