Shop Around Tuscany
Tuscany, home to olive groves, wineries and Italy’s top designer outlets, is the setting for the the most relaxing Shop Around Tour. Our Tuscany tour is based in Florence, the capital city of the Tuscan region and voted #1 European city by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Welcome to Florence! When you arrive, you'll check in to our hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure. This evening, we gather for our welcome dinner. (D)
This morning, our local guide will take us on a walking tour of Florence, where we’ll see the Duomo, capped by Brunelleschi’s famous dome and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, known for its jewelry stores. After a break for lunch, we'll visit the brand-new Gucci Museum. (B)
We begin our day at the Prada outlet, where you'll find a wide array of merchandise from Prada and Miu Miu. Then we'll continue to the Dolce & Gabbana outlet, followed by 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 and Emilio Pucci. (B)
This morning, we'll tour a leather factory that manufactures products for many famous designers and learn about how designer handbags are created. We take a break from shopping at Castello di Verrazzano, in the heart of the Chianti region, where we'll enjoy a sumptuous lunch featuring local Tuscan specialties and free-flowing wine. (B, L)
Today we visit the Barberino Designer Outlet, in the Valle della Sieve hills outside Florence. With over 100 stores ranging from luxury goods to moderate brands, as well as home products, cosmetics and lingerie, there's something for everyone at Barberino. You'll find a large Max Mara outlet - the only one in Tuscany - as well as Missoni, Les Copains, Pollini, Furla, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Mariella Burani, Frette, Bric's, Lacoste, United Colors of Benetton, Ferre and many more. (Click here for a list of all the brands available at Barberino.) (B)
Our final day in Italy is yours to enjoy as you wish. Tonight, we gather for our farewell dinner. (B, D)
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we say arrivederci! (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Fall 2014: Price to be announced
Per person, land only and based on double occupancy.
Single supplement: TBA
Included: Superior first class hotel accommodations including all taxes; breakfast daily; two dinners; one lunch with wine pairings; guided tours of Florence, winery and leather factory; transportation and complete program as indicated on the itinerary.
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