Your Private Island Retreat
Sep 5 to 12, 2021
The 16-day, all-inclusive itinerary will commence on Sep 5, 2021 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.
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
Sep 12 to 21, 2021
Explore Venice’s watery avenues, with gelaterias and bejeweled masks between masterpieces; relish Kotor’s Old Town, among the most romantic historical settings in Europe; and breathe the drama of Portofino, Corfu and Marseille.
While onboard Jim will host three wine dinners, including one in the acclaimed Crystal Vintage Room - which is quite the dinner experience!
Jim & Brenda will also host two truly special dining experience on shore. In Dubrovnik, we will host our guests at Michelin one star restaurant 360 featuring a tasting menu of Croatian specialties and the best of Croatian wine. In Sorrento, Jim & Brenda will host a food, wine and boating experience culminating with a lunch at Michelin two star restaurant Quatro Passi. The cost for these optional shore experiences is $700 per person (total for both).
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