The Life Ball 2013 & Budapest Jaunt
May 22 - May 29, 2013
Land Only: $2,950 Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $1300
Prices do not include international or domestic airfare.
For the fifth consecutive year Steele Luxury Travel has once again been selected as the exclusive USA based tour operator in providing access to the Life Ball, Europe's, and quite possibly, the world's most extravagant HIV and AIDS benefit held annually in Vienna, Austria. In our fifth year of operating the exclusive Life Ball Travel Experience, this event is aimed at celebrating the beauty of life and the diversity of world cultures, Life Ball reinvents the great Viennese Ball tradition with glamorous, outlandish performances and inspirational speeches. It attracts huge interest in the media and is broadcast live on Austrian National TV prime time, with delayed airing in Germany. To date the Life Ball has raised over €17 million. It is the only AIDS charity event to take place in a government building. In 2012, the event raised € 2.1 million in one single night, a new record for Life Ball!
“Saving lives with imagination” is the link between Life Ball 2013 and its entertaining yet sensual source of inspiration: “1001 Nights”. Everyone knows her, courageous Scheherezade, bravely fighting for her life during 1001 nights. Her adventurous and fairy-tale like stories attract the king’s curiosity night after night, and her inexhaustible fantasy eventually saves her life. Opulently designed, guests of Life Ball 2013 will be immersed into a fascinating world of poetry and fairy tales, mythical creatures and djinns, desirous poems and wise allegories – using fantasy to help people infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS.
Roberto Cavalli on the Life Ball Catwalk 2013: Roberto Cavalli, one of the most committed fashion houses in the fight against HIV/AIDS, will stun Life Ball guests on the Life Ball Catwalk 2013 on May 25 presenting a special charity limited from the famous Italian label.
Best of Life Ball 2012 (official)
Steele Travelers will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience when joining the Life Ball Experience. Steele Travel will assist you in securing your Business or Economy Class seats to Vienna. Please contact us for more details on your flight arrangements.
Once in Vienna, Steele Travelers are welcomed and whisked off to the Ring Hotel, Vienna's "Casual Luxury Boutique Hotel" Vienna's city hall is transformed into a setting of decadence for Life Ball 2013. The audience can expect glitter and opulence on a mind-boggling scale, culminating in the grand finale fashion show. Designers who have presented their creations at the Life Ball in prior years include, Donatella Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferré, Missoni, Moschino, Agent Provocateur, DSQUARED2, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa, the Blonds for Patricia Field among others have presented their creations at the Life Ball.
Three very unique experiences are part of Life Ball 2013 as well. Steele Travelers have been invited to an exclusive Swarovski experience in Vienna, where we will discover the sparkling and creative world of innovative crystal design by internationally acclaimed artists. A champagne toast at Swarovski's very own Moët & Chandon bar marks the ultimate welcome to the beginning of our Life Ball extravaganza! In addition, a welcome dinner at the famed Do & Co Restaurant and a grand post-Life Ball Sunday brunch await you. Roundtrip airport transfers are also provided for Steele Travelers on the Austrian Airlines group flight.
The rare and hard-to-obtain Life Ball tickets are included with each package purchase.
The Life Ball is organized by AIDS LIFE, an independent non-profit organization, created with the objective to raise money to support people in areas of the world most affected by HIV and AIDS.
Life Ball 2012
Immediately following our Life Ball 2013 Experience, Steele Travelers will be whisked off to Budapest, the gorgeous capital of the Hungary. Once in Budapest, Steele Travelers will be treated to 3 wonderful days in the gorgeous capital. We will take you on a relaxing city tour along with some fine Hungarian dining experiences. We will spend two nights at the luxurious 5-star Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest. Conveniently located in the picturesque heart of Budapest. Following Budapest, Steele Travel can assist in arranging further travel extensions, or guests can return home.
LIFE BALL 2013 ITINERARY
- Steele Travel Flight to Vienna.
- 11:00 am: Vienna bike city tour
- 8:00 pm: The Red Ribbon Celebration Concert at Burgtheater featuring President Bill Clinton, Anna Netrebko, Elisabeth Kulman, Erwin Schrott, Piotr Beczala, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and René Pape!
- 9:30 pm: Optional Dinner at Albertina Passage - A private Dinner Club
- Free Day
- 4:00 pm: Life Ball preparations begin
- 8:00 pm: Life Ball 2013
- Free Day
- 4:00 pm: Post Life Ball brunch party at Halle
- May 27-29
Jaunt to Budapest
- 2 splendid nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest. A pleasant walking tour of Budapest and a farewell dinner and airport transfers are also included in your itinerary.