Charity Getaways

Travel packages for fundraisers at greatly discounted rates.

Consignment:

Travel inventory is limitless and available worldwide in one form or another. Everything can be found on consignment. Travel consignment are packages are specifically designed to be offered at fundraising events as premium auction items and grand prizes for raffles and games. It’s the way to go if it’s difficult to get trips and experiences donated for your charity auction. Many charities offer 100% consigned items saving time and energy on procurement.

 

Why consignment?

Charity Getaways is a boutique business.Small means flexible. Our packages are limited and exclusive and not available on the retail market. The packages we offer are private and experiences and tours can be added and head counts can be modified. Packages can be traded in on other properties within our listings. Charities can select destinations that appeal to guests and event theme from a reputable source without risk or an initial investment.  Offer our packages for free and settle up after the event.

Charity Getaways:

Charity Getaways utilizes the expert services of Julian Palmer and his partner Greta Lupetti and her brother Jacopo Lupettie of Redbriks travel. They are the boots on the ground in Cortona making sure travelers have a great experience. Julian also represents a number of properties in the hill towns of Tuscany including farmhouses and apartments. In 2018 he created more great packages to choose from including and Iceland Getaway and champagne discovering package beginning in Reims, France. 

Find Out More About Our Charity Trips Here!

We specialize in incomparable off-the-beaten-path travel packages not available anywhere on the open market.  Many properties are privately owned and include exclusive culinary and wine safaris, tours of the ancient hill towns and rare experiences that will infuse your event with excitement.  All packages expire 12 months from date of event. We provide marketing materials to pre-sell and actively market your destinations in all mediums – video, slides, posters, brochures along with gift certificates and complete descriptions.

No Effort. All Profit.

Would you like to know more about our amazing getaways? Call April Brown 206.235.4697 or email auctions@aprilbrown.com

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Splendor of Lake Como “The Italian Beverly Hills”. Magnificent Villas seem to be floating over the crystal clear waters, make up the beauty of this destination. This exclusive 4-night getaway takes place in Varenna in a typical lakeside villa, converted to a 4-star hotel, featuring a swimming pool and spa. Hotel dock, private skipper for cruising the lake. 4 nights in a 4 star accommodation, ground transport to all sights, daily breakfast, sunset cruise with dinner for 2. Talking tours to the Villa Balbianello, lunch lakeside and walking tour of the lush gardens of Villa Melzi and a guided visit of Bellagio & Menaggio.

During this 5-day experience, couples traveling to Italy will be able to enjoy the best of the Amalfi Coast, both by land and by sea: all while staying in a charming 4 start accommodation, with private access to the sea. Included in this package for 2: 5 nights in a 4 star accommodation, ground transportation to all sights, daily breakfast, 2 excursions to choose from, with stop in Pompei on day of arrival or departure. Tours to choose from a) Scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast with stops in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, mozzzarella tour with ands on demonstration, mini crujse of the shoreline and snorkeling stops, and Capri Day Trip with Blue Grotto stop.

This exclusive 3-night getaway takes place in Epernay, the “Capital” of Champagne. The day will take off from a typical French Mansion or Chateau, converted to 5-star hotel, featuring a swimming pool and spa. From the hotel, a private driver/guide will take guests to the best wine roads and Cru villages, on board a luxury minivan. Included in the package for two: 3 nights in a 5 star accommodation, ground transportation to all sights, daily breakfast, special dinner in a 3 Michelin-Star restaurant in Reims. Tours: Reims Cathedra and visit of the Taittinger Champagne House and Underground cellar, Moet and Chandon Underground visit plus tasting, Wine tour of the “Montagne de Reims” , Wine tour of the “cote des Blancs”.

This Iceland getaway is designed for groups of 4 who want to experience an amazing ouddor adventure while enjoying the hospitality of a fine hotel accommodation in the capital, Reykjavik, where one can recover after a long day exploring. Included in the package for 4: 5 nights in down town Reykjavik, 1 dinner for 4 at a fresh fish restaurant, daily breakfast. Featured by Fosshotel/Icehotel/CPH. INcluded tours and activities: From mid-April through October, 1 closeup whale watching tour and 1 Puffin Express tour. From November to mid April, 1 Tour of the Northern Lights and 1 Glacier tour.

The Italian Time Trip is a back in the day experience with lodging that catapults travelers to a time when life and cars were flowing at a slower pace. In the most picture perfect Tuscan setting, a Fiat 500 from the 60’s your Time Machine, will lead you across idyllic dirt roads and cypress lanes, all the way to our final destination – a magnificent, 14th Century Villa converted to Luxury Residence, by the name of “Villa Di Piazzano”. Get on board your Fiat Cinquecento an all-time Italian classic car and take the scenic road to Cortona. A professional photographer will immortalize the “time ride”. Included in the package for 2: Airport roundtrips Rome or florence, 4 nights in a 4 star luxury residence, Welcome Dinner, Daily Breakfast, 3-hour ride in a classic car and HD photos of the Time Ride.

A Real Food Adventure in The Woodlands of The Tuscan/Umbrian Border. Snuggle in Saturday through Saturday in a traditional Tuscan farmhouse in the middle of a truffle resort named “The Treasure in the Woods” for the spectacular truffle hunting. You will meet the owners of the agriturismo who will reveal their secrets to finding and cooking Mushrooms &Truffles. The marvel of sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from the stunning gardens, balconies, patios and poolside. Thoughtfully designed so each room provides privacy, comfort and respite. A flavor-filled Welcome Basket awaits guests along with a happy hour prepared by your Tuscan Mama Giusy.

Ultimate Gorilla Trek and Viewing of the Gorillas with accommodations at The Gorilla Village Lodge, built with the chief goal of supporting a nearby orphanage for Batwa children. Includes airport pickup with complimentary fresh fruit upon arrival Comfortable 4WD vehicle with dedicated driver/guide Lodging for six comfortable nights in southwestern Uganda. Gorilla trekking to see the legendary mountain gorillas. Guided nature walks and bird watching expeditions. All permits included to view gorillas, chimps, and other wildlife. Opportunities to experience local culture, sports and much more!

Spend Saturday through Saturday in the Old Medieval District of Cortona, Italy – an award winning Tuscan hill town as ancient as the Roman Empire. Your local Host will meet you in a café on your first day for a briefing, during which you’ll learn of Cortona’s most interesting secret corners. The confidential stories will give you a priceless local insight, inaccessible to most travelers. As you proceed with the week, your host will introduce you to the backstage of local chandlers shops. Apartments are located in ancient buildings in the heart of the Etruscans. Beautifully restored and elegantly furnished. Traditional Italian with all the comforts and modern amenities. Great for 2 adults or one adult and one child.