Shop Around Italy
Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome (8 nights)
ON SALE NOW - MARCH 2017!
With our 2018/19 tour seasons committed to private group tours, the March 2017 Shop Around Italy tour will be the last opportunity for individual travelers to join us for the foreseeable future. So if you've been planning on traveling with Shop Around Tours but keep saying you'll do it next year, make 2017 the year you join us in Italy!
Saturday, March 11
Welcome to Milan! When you arrive, you'll check in to our hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)
Sunday, March 12
The shopping begins! Today we visit the legendary Serravalle, the largest outlet mall in Europe and named one of "Five Outlet Malls Worth The Schlep" in Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. You'll find over 150 brands including A. Testoni, Alberta Ferretti, Allen-Edmonds, Bric's, Brioni, Bulgari, Cacharel, Cerruti, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Ferragamo, Fratelli Rosetti, Frette, Furla, Geox, Lacoste, La Perla, Malo, Mandarina Duck, Mariella Burani, Petit Bateau, Pollini, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Rosenthal, Swarovski, Stuart Weitzman, Trussardi, Versace and Wolford. (Click here for all the brands available at Serravalle.) (B)
Monday, March 13
Today, we travel by coach from Milan to Venice. Schedule permitting, en route, we stop to tour a silk factory that manufactures fabric for many famous designers. Should the silk factory be unable to accommodate our visit, we will travel directly to Venice, with free time on arrival. (B)
Tuesday, March 14
Your day in Venice is free to shop, sightsee and dine independently. Our hotel, just a short stroll from St. Mark's Square, is in the heart of Venice, perfectly located for you to explore on your own. (B)
Wednesday, March 15
This morning, we travel by coach from Venice 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 35 brands including 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)
Thursday, March 16
Florence is famous for leather goods, and we begin our day touring a leather factory where we'll learn about the craftsmanship the Florentines are known for. 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. Afterwards, we'll end our day at at the original Prada outlet, attached to their factory, where you'll find a wide array of merchandise from Prada and Miu Miu. (B, L)
Friday, March 17
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)
Saturday, March 18
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)
Sunday, March 19
All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we say arrivederci! (B)
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Hotels: UNA Hotel Century (Milan), Bonvecchiati (Venice), Ambasciatori (Florence), TwentyOne (Rome)
March 2017: $2,495
Per person, land only and based on double occupancy.
Single supplement: $700
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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