2017 Jubilee Vacation Packages

This year in our Jubilee silent auction we have five amazing vacation packages! Below is a preview, so you may daydream about your next trip and plan what you may want to bid on at the auction. Remember, all the money you spend at the auction benefits Fairfax County Public Library!

*Final details and values of these packages are subject to change until official posting at the Jubilee on October 21st. Thank you.

“I Dreamed of Africa” – South Africa Photo Safari for Two

These photos were taken by Foundation board member Ilyse Gart when she went on the safari vacation!

The safari vacation is back again! This is a Foundation favorite. You’ll find multiple guests at the Jubilee who’ve gone on this safari adventure and will rave to you about it!

  • Details: 6 days/6 nights, luxury accommodations – luxury Hemingway-style tents or Heritage Safari Lodge depending on availability and preference
  • Includes 3 delicious meals per day – prepared by ethnic chefs with an African flavor
  • 2 daily open land cruisers game drive with experience guides! – Where the movie I Dreamed of Africa was filmed

Zulu Nyala Game Lodge is situated near Hluhluwe, KwaZula Natal, South Africa. See elephant, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, crocodile, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, zebra, Nyala, Kudu and many more plains game. Over 400 species of birds.

This package has a value of $5,950! It does not include air fare, personal beverages, side trips, phone calls, or gratuities. Must be used within two years of purchase date.

Bidding starts at $2,500.

“Bon Voyage” – Apartment in the French Riviera with ocean views

We have a new international destination up for auction this year, thanks to our partnership with the Friends of Pohick Regional Library! This is a week-long stay at a luxury two-bedroom apartment in the French Riviera in Nice, France, with ocean views! From the website:

“The Palais Mercedes is located at 54 Promenade des Anglais, close to the famous hotel Negresco and central Nice. This luxurious beachfront apartment is located in a secure residence on the 3rd floor, featuring a large terrace overlooking the beach. The south facing terrace allows one to enjoy both day and night with prominent views of the famous Promenade des Anglais and the ocean.

Large two bedroom apartment with lots of living space and comfortable amenities. Foyer, living, & dining room. Master bedroom with king size bed, and hall bedroom with full size bed. Full service kitchen with utensils and most needed small appliances. Dishwasher, washing machine & dryer.  One full bath and one half-bath. Balcony has retractable  awning to control the amount of sun or shade one desires. For the hot summer months, the apartment has three dedicated air conditioning units with remote control operation. Flat screen TV with French cable service and Wifi for Internet access for computer and mobile devices. Telephone, with free calling to Europe and US.

Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades. But there are several spots that a tourist simply must see, such as the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, ancient Roman ruins, the Russian Cathedral and more. Nice is second only to Paris in the number of museums and galleries. Some top attractions include: Promenade des Anglais, Cours Saleya Flower Market, Matisse Museum, Vieux Nice or Old Nice, Le Chateau, Rue de France Pedestrian Zone, Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Russian Cathedral, Nice Archaeology Museum and Roman Ruins, Nice Port.” It’s also near the Alps, so it’s still a popular destination in winter months.

There is more information on the rental website!

This spectacular rental is being auctioned for a Saturday-to-Saturday stay in 2018, dates as available. It must be booked by January 31, 2018. The package does not include airfare, transportation, meals or other expenses. There is a traditional contract to sign, and a refundable security deposit. No pets, maximum 4 guests.

This item has a value of $1,600, with a starting bid of $600.

“Beach Week” – Week rental for 8 guests in Bethany Beach

Also new this year is a week-long rental in Bethany Beach, thanks to a new board member! The rental is a two-bedroom townhouse that sleeps up to 8 guests, about a mile from the beach. This package is for a rental between November 1st and April 30th, subject to availability… but there’s still plenty to do in Bethany Beach in the off-season. And it’s close by!

Check out these websites for more info: the Town of Bethany Beach and Visit Delaware.

This rental has a value of $1,000, and bidding starts at $450!

“Chi-Town Luxury” – 2-night stay at Dana Hotel & Spa in Chicago

Our next out-of-town travel package for the 2017 Library Jubilee is a 2-night stay in a Serene King Suite at the Dana Hotel & Spa in Chicago, coming to us thanks to a Friend of the Pohick Regional Library. This is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago. Learn more on their website.

This is sure to be a VIP experience for the lucky winners!

Transportation, meals, and other expenses not included.

This package has a value of $560, and bids will start at $250.

“Disney World!” – 4-pack of passes to Disney World parks!

Need we say more?! Each of the four passes has a value of $162 and is good for regular entry into Disney World parks in Florida for one day. They must be used within two years of the Jubilee, and cannot be used from December 25-31.

The passes do not include lodging, travel, food, or other expenses.

This has a value of $648 (or “PRICELESS,” because that’s what they say about a Disney vacation!) and bidding will start at $325.

When you take home one of these vacation packages, you also support the library!

Remember these items have been generously donated to the Foundation, so when you win a vacation package on October 21st, you get a magnificent travel experience AND you get to be a big library supporter!

We hope you’ll consider bidding on one of these packages. If you have questions, please email jubilee@fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org. For tickets, please visit the Jubilee page!

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