Shop Around Italy
Milan, Florence and Rome (6 nights)
November 10-16, 2013
Shop Around Tours is pleased to offer our 2013 holiday shopping tour at the 2012 price! November is a great time to travel to Italy - the crowds are gone and it's the perfect opportunity to shop for fabulous Italian presents for everyone on your holiday gift list (and for yourself!).
Sunday, November 10
Welcome to Milan! When you arrive, you'll check in to our hotel. The balance of the afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
Monday, November 11
The shopping begins! Today we journey to the Fox Town outlet mall, just over the Swiss/Italian border. With 160 stores, Fox Town is a European rarity: an American-style outlet mall. The many brands represented here include Armani, Bally, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, La Perla, Ferragamo, Hanro, Hugo Boss, Frette, Petite Bateau, Cerruti, Les Copains, Esprit, Missoni, Miss Sixty, Iceberg, 7 for all mankind, Superga and Versace. (click here to visit the FoxTown website for a list of all the available brands.) En route, we stop in the town of Como, once the center of the medieval silk industry, to tour a silk factory that manufactures fabric for many famous designers. (B)
Tuesday, November 12
This morning, we travel by coach from Milan to the Tuscan countryside, home to olive groves, vineyards... and Italy's top designer outlets! We'll be visiting the Dolce & Gabbana outlet, as well as The Mall, featuring Gucci, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Tods/Hogan, Valentino, Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Loro Piana, Sergio Rossi, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Emilio Pucci. There is also an adjacent Prada outlet. (B)
Wednesday, November 13
We begin our day at the Prada outlet, where you'll find a wide array of merchandise from Prada and Miu Miu. We take a break from shopping at Castello di Verrazzano, in the heart of the Chianti region, where we'll enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by a sumptuous lunch featuring local Tuscan specialties. This afternoon, we'll tour a leather factory that manufactures products for many famous designers. (B, L)
Thursday, November 14
Your morning is free for leisure, to enjoy some independent sightseeing, shopping, or simply sleep late. After lunch, we depart Florence and travel to Rome, with free time upon arrival. (B)
Friday, November 15
Our last day in Italy is yours to enjoy as you wish, to shop, relax or sightsee independently. We'll gather together tonight for our farewell dinner. (B, D)
Saturday, November 16
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we say arriverderci. (B)
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Hotels: Brunelleschi (Milan), Bernini (Florence), Hotel Twentyone (Rome)
November 10-16, 2013: $1,795
Per person, LAND ONLY and based on double occupancy.
Single supplement: $500
Superior First Class hotel accommodations including all taxes; breakfast daily; two dinners; one lunch with wine pairings; porterage of one bag per person at hotels; transportation and complete program as indicated on the itinerary.
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