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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish!

Have a whale of a time on this 7 nights / 8 days Ireland experience and explore the Emerald Isle in total luxury. We will meet you at the airport in Dublin and get you to The Shelbourne Hotel for your 2-night stay. The historic Shelbourne marries traditional splendor with contemporary convenience. Your first day will feature a guided walking tour of Dublin. Seeing the most important sites, enjoy a Guinness and experience the pub life or stop for afternoon high tea. After you get your pub time in, we will take you to Cork, the land of Saints and Scholars!

We will make sure you stop along the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale. After a kiss of the Blarney stone, you’ll find yourself in stunning accommodations in Cork for a blissful night at the Hayfield Manor, in Cork’s center. We will help you plan an authentic Irish meal in Cork before you get a good night’s rest to head to Killarney for more amazing tours, vistas and experiences.

From Cork, you’ll head to Killarney, the wild Atlantic Way, along the rugged coastline. First, you’ll make a stop for breathtaking scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale, one of the world’s largest natural harbors – truly the very best of Irish scenery. You’ll stay in Killarney for three nights at the 5 star The Killarney Park Hotel. With your home base in Killarney, you’ll enjoy dramatic views of the Dingle Peninsula, stunning coastal vistas at Skellig Island, and the rugged and impressive Cliffs of Moher, before staying your final night at the expansive and historic Dromoland Castle, a stunning 5-star hotel on one of the best properties in Ireland featuring a golf course and a Michelin-star restaurant.

The beauty of Ireland is not just the landscapes and towns you will visit, it is also within the people and the hospitality they extend to visitors. Truly one of the best and most memorable cultures you will ever experience. Ireland is host to countless festivals, so you’re sure to experience festive gatherings wherever you go, and the trip can be coordinated to experience the REAL Ireland YOUR WAY.

Storytelling is the cornerstone of Irish folklore, so while you’re stateside, keep the art alive with an Opera Box for the crowd favorite performance of The Moth at the Paramount, with dinner and wine for 10 people in the private dining room at the Roaring Fork. It will be a grand time!

Must be booked by May 2019 on mutually agreeable dates. Can be extended if discussed in advance of the expiration date. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Patricia Travels & Roaring Fork



Tranquil Island Retreat and a Juliet Homecoming

Tranquil Island Retreat and a Juliet Homecoming

Perched high on a one-of-a-kind ridge top parcel offering unobstructed 270 degree views of distant islands, tranquil waters and endlessly entertaining sunsets, Casa Cielo offers a panorama like no other within St John’s magical East End neighborhood. The property comes with 4 romantic, well-appointed guest suites and 4 ½ baths, a rambling pool deck with hot tub, high-end appliances and access to the waterfront on Round Bay just a short walk away.

The villa’s thoughtful design and tastefully chosen finishes provide a comfortably casual feel while offering all the requisite trappings one expects from an island home of this stature. Relax and unwind with a massage for two people at the home at your convenience and then witness a breathtaking sunset during your waterfront dinner for two at the French Influenced Chef Driven Restaurant, The Terrace.

We will take care of your choice of scuba or snorkel gear for two so you can enjoy all the magic this island has to offer. And – we’ll help you coordinate some excursions like a power boat charter for a day trip to various islands, an exploration to Starfish Market or a private chef to prepare meals at the Villa. Before you leave the island, make sure to plan a night of hanging out and enjoying fine wine and cheeses for two people at Island Cork in Cruz Bay. You can stay and enjoy it at the shop or back at home. Paul, the proprietor, is from New Jersey and is so friendly and knowledgeable about wine.

When you’re back in Austin, reminisce about the bliss of your St. John trip with dinner paired with wine for 10 people at Juliet Italian Kitchen on Barton Springs (might we recommend the crudo!).

Must be used by Fall of 2019 and booked on mutually agreeable dates. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Anonymous Donor and Juliet Italian Kitchen



Private Dinner and Concert for 50 on the Paramount Stage

Private Dinner and Concert for 50 on the Paramount Stage

Create the memories of a lifetime when you experience any of these musicians for an up-close, intimate and acoustic concert for you and 49 of your closest friends on the historic Paramount stage. See your choice of music legends: Lukas Nelson, Bob Schneider, Marcia Ball, or Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, for a truly unique experience. You and your guests will enjoy catered hearty hors d’oeuvres, desserts and open bar for 50. We will add in complimentary parking at One American Center for all. Yes – you will experience the theatre from the artists’ vantage point as you enjoy being in the most intimate and historic private club in Texas.

When the show is over, head to the Four Seasons Hotel Austin for your two night stay for 2 people with breakfast included.

Must be used by June 2019 and booked on mutually agreeable dates. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Lukas Nelson, Bob Schneider, Marcia Ball, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Four Seasons Hotel Austin



L.A. Laughs - VIP Style

L.A. Laughs – VIP Style

You’ve laughed ’til your face hurt at the Paramount for the Moontower Comedy Festival. Now take those laughs on the road with a whirlwind five-night, six-day trip to Los Angeles for a true VIP comedy experience. Drop your luggage at your five-star hotel in Beverly Hills and prepare to enjoy the city of lights… and laughs. (Your 5 star hotel stay will include breakfast each day).

Kick off your trip with the ultimate “Artist Meet & Greet” when you stop into Carl Reiner’s private home on Rodeo Drive for a visit, photo and autograph. Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, three as a writer and two as a producer. Carl created The Dick Van Dyke Show, and films like The Jerk – the stuff of Hollywood legend. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2000. We think you’ll La-La-Love this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the remaining industry classic icons.

Then add to your L.A. experience with two VIP Green Room tickets to Jimmy Kimmel Live, tickets to the amazingly funny Ellen Show (make sure to bring your dancing shoes), and spend a day for two on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank. On the tour, get ready to experience one of the busiest movie studios in L.A. as you explore iconic backlots, DC Universe: The Exhibit, and original Batmobiles. Another day in L.A. will be spent getting in to see the best comics in L.A. with your 2 tickets to the famous Comedy Store. The Store was founded April 7, 1972 by comedian Sammy Shore, his wife Mitzi and comedy writer Rudy DeLuca. Recently, comedians like Ali Wong, Marc Maron, Iliza, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Sebastian Maniscalso, Joey Diaz, Eddie Pepitone, Jeff Ross, and Neal Brennan have graced its stage.

Back in Austin, you will want to keep the laughs going with your year-round VIP access at Moontower Comedy Festival and at the Paramount & Stateside Theatres. You will enjoy a pair of prime tickets to every comedy show for a year at the Paramount & Stateside Theatres, giving you access to 20+ shows annually. Shows that will be included in this package are Michael Che (6/19), Mo Amer (6/28), Anthony Jeselnik (6/30), Aparna Nancherla (8/18), and many more!

And, enjoy your pair of Star 4 Moontower badges to 2019 Festival. You will want to share your stories and joke lists with your friends, so plan to do so over happy hour and drinks for 20 at Uchiko before you head over to Cap City Comedy Club with your 20 tickets for a comedy night on the town with friends.

For the Ellen Show: Guests must be at least 14. For Jimmy Kimmel Live: Guests must be at least 18. All opportunities will be booked per availability.

Expires May 2019 and hotel must be booked on mutually agreeable dates. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Carl Reiner, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen Show, Comedy Store, Cap City Comedy Club, Moontower Comedy Festival



Extravagant Park City Spring Break & Downtown Austin Royalty Stay

Extravagant Park City Spring Break & Downtown Austin Royalty Stay

Spend your mountain getaway at the luxurious retreat at Snow Top in Park City, Utah for Spring Break 2019! This modern 10,000 square foot estate offers 5 bedrooms and 5 full and 2 half bathrooms, accommodating up to 12 guests. Retreat at Snow Top is the perfect combination of modern luxury and a mountain escape. Enjoy the seclusion of one of Park City’s most prestigious gated neighborhoods with stunning mountain and lake views of Deer Valley Resort, Jordanelle Reservoir and Jupiter Peak, all just a short 5-minute drive to the heart of Park City. The gorgeous home boasts an open floor plan, featuring multiple living spaces, vaulted ceilings, and a private elevator. Fully equipped, the gourmet kitchen is a dream come true for the cook in the family and perfectly situated for Utopian’s private chef to create a gourmet meal. The formal dining area features gorgeous views. And it doesn’t stop there, from the game area to the full service bar to the patio with hot tub to the spa quality massage room (and in-home spa treatment)!

The home theater features stadium-style seating and comfortable couches to watch a film after a long day on the slopes. And speaking of that incredible home theatre, allow us to bring the magic of the Paramount along with you on your trip. Favorite Film Programmer, Stephen Jannise, will consult with you to create the perfect schedule of films to enjoy, complete with characteristic pre-film insights recorded for your trip.

The game area includes a professional foosball table, a 14-foot shuffle board table and a Vegas quality game and poker table. You’ll love the full-service bar area with dishwasher, sink, microwave and refrigerator to ensure a cold beverage and snacks are just an arm’s length away. Adjacent to the game area is the spa quality massage room and table with an oversized steam room that comfortably hosts up to six adults and a similarly sized sauna.

Schedule an in-home spa treatment with our local masseuse for a world-class in-home spa experience. No trip to Park City would be complete without experiencing the grandeur of the mountains! Retreat at Snow Top features multiple outdoor areas: Enjoy the deck off the great room, or step out on the comfortable patio featuring gas fire pit and the private hot tub with stunning views.

Take advantage of your one-night stay in the newly updated Presidential Suite at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel. You will be treated to champagne & hors d’oeuvres on arrival and then play host to a 4-course dinner with wine pairing, after dinner drinks, desserts, and cordials, for six (6) people served in the suite. Before you leave, plan to enjoy breakfast for 2. And, since you will be staying next door to the Paramount, you can enjoy 6 front row tickets to the show of your choice from our season.

Dates for Snow Top: Spring Break 2019 – Summer 2019 per availability. Paramount season shows must be selected early to guarantee prime seats. Hotel certificate expires October 2019. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Tom & Mellie Hogan, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel



African Safari and Texas Wildlife Park & Rhino Legacy

African Safari and Texas Wildlife Park & Rhino Legacy

“Imagine the sheer primal energy as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra make their perilous journey across the Great Plains. There really is nothing else like it on planet earth.” – David Attenborough.

Absorb a wondrous landscape as you enjoy a fantastic trip for two to Tanzania (7 days in Tanzania, 10 days of full travel time). You will start in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern wildlife parks. Arusha is also an eclectic town that melds African and European influences. Often called the “Switzerland of Africa,” Arusha has beautiful museums and art galleries, as well as places to shop for local artwork (paintings, sculptures, masks) as well as jewelry. You will be met at the airport and driven to Arusha and checked into the Mount Meru Hotel. After your breakfast at the hotel, check out and you will be driven to Karatu/Ngorongoro Area, often called “The Garden of Eden” because of the variety and density of wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – for good reason. Karatu is a beautiful town located in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Once you check into the Ngorongoro Farm House, relax for a lunch and an afternoon of leisure – an opportunity to do a hike in the Ngorongoro Highlands or simply relax at the lodge.

The next day will be filled with beauty when you depart for safari game drives in Ngorongoro Crater (with picnic lunch boxes). In the late afternoon, you will return to the lodge in Karatu and enjoy a lovely dinner and great night’s rest at the Farm House. After breakfast at Ngorongoro Farm House, you will be driven to Serengeti National Park (with wildlife viewing en route) for lunch at the camp. In the afternoon, you will enjoy safari game drives in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Your three-night stay will be at a luxury tented camp located near the migrating herds, including the chance to see the Great Wildebeest Migration! After a morning game drive in Serengeti, followed by breakfast at the camp/lodge, you will be driven back to Arusha (with safari game drive en route). In the evening, you will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home after a trip of a lifetime – with beautiful photographs, amazing video clips, and of course unforgettable memories!

To continue the memories from your African Safari, take advantage of a unique privilege in our own state of Texas. “M’Bili” the rhino gave birth to the cutest female southern white rhino calf on February 17th, but the little lady still needs a name! Southern white rhinos are the largest species of land mammal after the elephant and can live to be 50 years old, so you have a big decision to make about this rhino that will last for decades to come! In addition to meeting your new namesake, you will explore the Fossil Rim Wildlife Park in Glen Rose, Texas. The park is tucked away on 1,800 acres surrounded by over 50 species of wildlife. Spend two nights at the Fossil Rim Lodge, with breakfast and a private Morning Safari Tour of the park.

Back in Austin and want to share all the amazing photos, stories and memories with your closest friends? Take your group to the private dining room at the Roaring Fork and enjoy full dinner, paired with wine for ten people as you re-live all the amazing trips you have taken, near and far.

The African Safari is for 2 people with a total duration, including travel time, of 10 days. Upgrades, extensions or additional people can be easily accommodated at additional costs to the winning bidder. Flights, international travel fees, and optional excursions not included, but Fair Trade Safaris staff will assist with choosing flights to make the travel easy for you. All dates must be scheduled per availability. Fair Trade Safaris is a socially-responsible luxury travel company taking you on a journey to witness real Africa. Fossil Rim Wildlife is a non-profit with a focus on the good stewardship of wildlife for the wellbeing of our planet, our children and the generations to come, supported through the participation of an informed and concerned public.

All package items expire in May 2019. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Fair Trade Safaris, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Roaring Fork



Salt Lick BBQ & Live Music

Salt Lick BBQ & Live Music

You and 249 of your closest friends will enjoy the best BBQ in Texas at the Salt Lick Pecan Grove. The Pecan Grove will be rockin’ as you are treated to a performance by one of the following beloved Austin musicians: the fantastically entertaining Peterson Brothers, the legendary Kevin Russell solo (of Shinyribs), breakout talent Jackie Venson, or Texas icon Joe Ely. The menu includes: chips & salsa and brisket stuffed mushrooms to start the night, followed by a family style buffet dinner of brisket, pork ribs, sausage served with classic side dishes of potato salad, coleslaw, beans and all the fixins! Top off the dinner with peach and blackberry cobbler served with ice cream.

All package items expire in May 2019. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Salt Lick BBQ, Kevin Russell (of Shinyribs), The Peterson Brothers, Jackie Venson, Joe Ely



Texas Home Game Suite & TX/OU Cotton Bowl Tickets

Texas Home Game Suite & TX/OU Cotton Bowl Tickets

The Kickoff! Pick any home game from the 2018 Season and you will receive 10 VIP tickets for your whole team in a Private UT Suite (Saturday, Sep. 8 vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Saturday, Sep. 15 vs USC Trojans | Saturday, Sept. 22 vs TCU Horned Frogs | Saturday, Oct. 13 vs Baylor Bears | Saturday, Nov. 3 vs West Virginia Mountaineers | Saturday, Nov. 17 vs Iowa State Cyclones). The suite comes stocked with the very best hosts you could ever ask for, all the food and beverages you can handle and two VIP parking passes.

Touchdown! Invite a friend to experience the Red River Showdown in style on 10/6/18 with your 2 prime seats at the Cotton Bowl and cheer the Longhorns on to victory over OU. These tickets come with access to a pre-game, halftime and post-game hospitality tailgate party in an air-conditioned tent just outside the Cotton Bowl.

All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Judy & Patrick Cantilo, Longhorn IMG Sports Marketing



San Miguel Luxury and Delbert McClinton’s 25th Anniversary Music Cruise

San Miguel Luxury and Delbert McClinton’s 25th Anniversary Music Cruise

Spend a week at Wendy and Delbert McClinton’s San Miguel de Allende home: Casa Rosy! Spend your time in this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom hidden oasis located minutes away from the historic city center, only 5 blocks from El Jardin, and one block from the Artisan Market. Casa Rosy has been lovingly furnished in comfortable San Miguel style and equipped with all of the modern amenities. It is 1200 square feet of living space, plus a patio and roof terrace for maximum enjoyment of San Miguel’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The home comes with: sitting area with fireplace, living room and dining room for six, fully equipped kitchen, master suite with a king bed, lovely courtyard which separates the main living area, and second bedroom with a queen bed and full bathroom. Upstairs is a covered roof terrace for outdoor lounging and table for dining al fresco. High speed internet, cable TV, a Vonage phone for making calls to the U.S. or Canada, and a purified water system are all included. Your stay includes housekeeping services and a gardener 3 days a week who will make you feel truly pampered. While you are there, we can help you arrange for a hot air balloon ride, a walking tour of the town, horseback riding, and mountain bike tours. Excellent restaurants and shopping are abundant.

THEN, plan to take that special someone and set sail on one of the best cruises out there: Sandy Beaches XXV. On January 5, 2019, you’ll embark from Ft. Lauderdale on the Holland America Oosterdam to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. Relax and enjoy your own signature suite. All aboard Holland American – Oosterdam. We are thrilled to announce the cruise’s world-famous headliners: Delbert McClinton, The Mavericks, Marcia Ball, Wayne Toups, Teresa James, Shinyribs, California Honeydrops, Band of Heathens, Lee Roy Parnell, Marc Broussard, Mingo Fishtrap, Al Anderson, Casey James, Doyle and Debbie, Jaston Williams, Ryan McMullan and MORE TO COME!

While on board, choose from an array of activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. The fully equipped fitness center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in yoga, pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck, enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and volleyball courts.

Cap off your travel with 4 prime tickets for Delbert McClinton’s performance on February 9, 2019 – complete with dinner and wine for 4 at Juliet, an invitation to join us for the 2019 Congress Avenue Star Unveiling Ceremony for Delbert and an autographed guitar from Delbert himself.

Air & ground transportation are not included. For the cruise: Gratuities not included (currently $12/pp/day), onboard expenses and incidentals are not included. For Casa Rosy: Expiration for booking is May 2019; Blackout dates for are December 17, 2018 through February 5, 2019 and all dates are subject to availability. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Wendy & Delbert McClinton, Juliet Italian Kitchen



YETI, Set, Go! The Ultimate Austin Party for 150 & Glamping Staycation

YETI, Set, Go! The Ultimate Austin Party for 150 & Glamping Staycation

Is Austin one of your favorite places to be? Do the outdoors call your name?

Kick back and enjoy a party for 150 at the newly opened YETI Flagship in Central Austin. BBQ, Beer, and concert by Ray Wylie Hubbard round out this true Austin experience. It shouldn’t surprise you that, though indoors, you’ll feel like you’re on the best patio in Austin (but with air conditioning!). Your party will be rockin’ with specialty cocktails, beer and wine, and barbeque provided by Valentina’s BBQ. Ray Wylie Hubbard will bring his signature storytelling, both spoken and sung.

When you’ve had all the city life you can handle, head on out to the Wahwahtaysee Resort nestled on over 100 acres on the San Marcos River south of Lockhart. Escape for a long weekend (three nights) of luxury glamping for twelve in safari tents that combine five-star amenities of a hotel with the great outdoors. Each of the three luxury tents is 650 square feet and can sleep up to four adults.

While you are there, enjoy a half-day of guided fishing on the San Marcos River from Go Outside Expedition Company. Also, your entire group can be picked up by the Tito’s Party Bus for an eight hour joy ride, complete with unlimited Tito’s and Texas scenery. All you have to do is choose your destination. Perfect for a family gathering, birthday celebration, or just enjoying what the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

Must be used by June 2019 and booked on mutually agreeable dates. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: YETI, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Valentina’s BBQ, Wahwahtaysee Resort, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Go Outside Expedition Company



Spectacular Spain Tour: San Sebastian, La Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Spectacular Spain Tour: San Sebastian, La Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Prepare for a seven-night, eight-day European vacation full of sidewalk cafes, incredible wine, plentiful art, and stunning landscapes. The trip is for 2 people and is for 8 days and 7 nights.

We will have a driver meet you at the airport in Bilbao and take you to your two-night stay at the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian. Your room will be a premium king with a river view. San Sebastain is a visually-stimulating, mouthwatering treat of a city with white sand beaches, and the ideal base from which to explore the Basque region. Wake up and have breakfast at the hotel, then head out on your guided walking tour with entry fees, fast track access to all sights, and taxi transport covered. Enjoy a Pintxos Dinner tour with a host to guide you on a Basque food and wine adventure. The next day, enjoy breakfast in the hotel before you check out. Your personal driver will take you to Elciego at the Hotel Marques de Riscal to get settled into your deluxe room for 2 nights, and you can relax and prepare for your wine tours the next day. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with vineyard views for miles. Your driver will pick you up and take you through Haro, La Sonsierra, Briones and San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Arrive at La Marquesa Winery for your tour and tasting, then visit the town of Laguarda and Ysios Winery to take in the sights. After that, head back to your stunning hotel for a quiet night. Wake up and enjoy breakfast before you check out and meet your personal driver who will take you on a scenic route to Bilbao for your guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum before making your way to the airport. Your travel to Barcelona is covered and luggage assistance will be provided. Arrive at El Prat airport and your driver will take you to check in at Hotel El Palace for your 3 nights in Barcelona. Enjoy guided walking tours, and a guided driving tour of the Passeig de Gracia, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and more. After breakfast, you can check out and a private driver will take you back to the airport.

Much of this can be customized to your tastes and is negotiable. San Sebastain is a visually-stimulating, mouthwatering treat of a city with white sand beaches, and the ideal base from which to explore the Basque region. Flights to and from Europe are not included. All other transportation while you are there is included and handled for you.

Must be booked by May 2019 on mutually agreeable dates. Can be extended if discussed in advance of the expiration date. All package items are non-transferable and non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization.

Provided by: Patricia Travels, Vineyard Brands

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