The Drama League – 2017 Benefit Gala Auction - The Drama League
Auction Ends: Nov 2, 2017 04:00 PM EDT


European Theater and Luxury Await - VIP Varna Summer Vacation

Item Number
Estimated Value
Leading Bid
4800 USD  -  Reserve Has Been Met
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Experience a unique vacation with this prize, which takes you and a guest to the magical city of Varna in Bulgaria in June for the Varna Internatinoal Theater Festival! 

For five nights, you'll stay at the sleek mOdus hotel in one of their mid-sized suites, located right in the heart of Varna City, and will get the VIP treatment at the festival with tickets and invitations to special events, as well as a VIP dinner.

About Varna, Bulgaria

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria, located on the Northern shore of the Black Sea, and is one of the most famous resort destinations of Europe. Here you'll find thousands of treasures – ancient culture, archaeological ruins, luxury resorts, royal residences, gorgeous beaches and natural landmarks, the charm of the warm Black sea, incredible local food and wine, and more.

Summer is the time when Varna is at its most vibrant.  A typical day might include lounging on the beach, eating a delicious meal of fresh seafood, strolling in the lovely Sea Garden, visiting a museum, playing or watching outdoor sports, or attending one of the many programs in International Festival - classical music, jazz, ballet or theater.  At night Varna continues to buzz with locals and tourists alike dancing and enjoying parties well into the late night hours.  

Click here for the official Varna City brochure

About the Varna International Theatre Festival

Each summer, major theater companies and artists from around the world gather in Varna, Bulgaria, for two weeks chockful of performances, concerts, exhiitions, films, panels, and more.  The festival is truly a global collaboration, and each of its events invites artists and audiences to participate in intercultural dialogue and exchange.  The festival also injects a wonderful energy into the city of Varna beyond the official festival program, heightening the already vibrant array of cafes and restaurants, through each day of events and sometimes even into the small hours of the night.

About mOdus hotel

Amenities for the mid-sized suite at mOdus hotel include goose-down duvets and pillows, flat screen TV with satelite and video on demand, a safety deposit box, phone and high-speed internet, complimentary tea and coffee, bathrobes and slippers, a separate seating area and a large terrace

mOdus is a boutique hotel located in downtown Varna, Bulgaria, right next to the Sea Garden.  Their accommodations impress with modern and simple design, combining functionality, comfort and attention to detail. Emblematic of the coastal city of Varna, the hotel is the ideal place to stay, thanks to its convenient location and high-quality comfort and luxury.  mOdus offers guests a peaceful and cozy ambience, with each room and suite feeling like a home away from home.

Hotel amenities also include a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, a recreation area and a sauna, 24 hour reception desk, room service, parking, laundry, dry cleaning, bike rental, and more.  mOdus hotel is also committed to proactive environmentally friendly policies, using efficient devices and technologies.

Special Instructions

COURTESY OF: mOdus hotel, Varna International Theatre Festival.

PRIZE INCLUDES: 5 nights' accommodation for two guests in a mid-sized suite at the mOdus hotel in Varna; tickets to International Theatre Festival programming; invitations to special festival events and a VIP dinner; round-trip economy class airfare for two from the United States to Bulgaria.

RESTRICTIONS: This trip coincides with the Varna International Theatre Festival, and so much be taken in early June while the festival is on.  The festival programming takes place over the first two weeks of June; specific artists and performances to be announced in the spring.  Travel dates will be determined between festival scheduling and the winning bidder's preferred schedule, and are subject to availability of flights and accommodations.

Airfare is included in this prize, for two round-trip economy class flights to Bulgaria from the United States. This prize covers flights valued up to $2,400, or $1,200 per person.  These numbers are based on averages for routes between New York City and Bulgaria.

The Drama League's official air line is Delta Airlines, and whenever travel options are available through Delta on the dates and route requested by the winner, the Delta flights will be given preference in booking.

PLEASE NOTE: In order prevent credit card fraud, if the winning bid exceeds $1,000, The Drama League of New York will require a signed credit card authorization form, a photocopy of both sides of the purchasing credit card (all but the last 4 digits may be blacked out), and proof of identity (state-issued photo ID – private ID numbers may be blacked out), OR payment via check or money order before arranging the prize package for the winner.