Your Private Island Retreat
May 3 to 10, 2020
The 19-day, all-inclusive itinerary will commence on May 3, 2020 and consist of 7 nights in a beautiful villa located on a truly incredible private island within the Venice lagoon, Isola Santa Cristina.
A private island of unsurpassed beauty, Isola Santa Cristina is a natural haven that embodies the tranquility and sophistication of the Venetian lagoon. The property is home to families of wild peacocks and a vast range of wildlife, its lovingly tended grounds cradling organic gardens and orchards, eco-friendly fish farms, and an ancient chapel.
The vast, fully-privatized island with 9-room villa is available for a limited number of bookings per year & we have pre-reserved it for a full week exclusively for our valued clients.
We’re very excited about visiting this region in May as the weather is typically lovely that time of year! We will have the opportunity to really enjoy the city of Venice and it’s surroundings before peak tourist season - and it really does make a difference.
During our week in the Venetian lagoon we will have a wide variety of truly unique, hand-crafted experiences for you to enjoy. Besides the on-call boat service to bring you into town as you please, we have put together visits to islands throughout the lagoon such as Torcello, Burano, Sant’Erasmo & Murano.
We have also arranged for a boat tour up the Brenta Canal where we will cruise past the Palladian villas of Venetian nobility. We will also be fitting in a visit to the historic city of Padua!
For those of you that would like to explore on your own when you have some free-time - we will also be providing you with the option of bringing out your own, electrically powered wooden boat to explore the lagoon on your own! This is always a favorite as you can sit back, enjoy one another, sip on a glass of Prosecco and even go swimming off the side of your boat if you’d like!
Jim’s wine program for this Platinum Experience will feature the absolute best wines of North East Italy. From the whites of Friuli to the Amarone’s of Veneto…you’ll have a chance to really taste what this region has to offer. You will also spend some time exploring the “orange” wines of the region which you may know, have really become quite a thing! We would argue that at least a couple of you may walk away with a different idea of how a white wine should taste.
Another exciting aspect of this wine program is that you will have the opportunity to taste the wine grown on your private island, one of only two vineyards in the Venetian lagoon!
Cruising With Crystal
May 10 to 22, 2020
A fabulous itinerary where the grand dames of the Mediterranean are explored in depth on overnight stays in Venice, Monte Carlo and Barcelona, while iconic coastal ports from the Adriatic to the Ionian seas beckon with ancient treasures.
While onboard Jim will host three wine dinners, including one in the acclaimed Crystal Vintage Room - which is quite the dinner experience!
Lastly, to top it all off, Jim will also be bringing along some surprise WWII era wine curiosities! It is sure to be both a memorable and educational experience for all of the Oenophiles out there!
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