The thrill of a great buy. A steal-of-a-deal. Luxury goods for a fraction of their original price. Shop Around Tours brings you the best of wining, dining and outlet shopping in Europe - we live to shop and love to travel!
That's outlet shopping European-style. That’s Shop Around Tours.
Shop Around Tours offers fashionistas the opportunity to indulge their desire for luxury fashion at discount prices. It’s the ultimate vacation for anyone who lives to shop and loves to travel!
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Happy National Handbag Day! Here's Mia, the official Shop Around Tours mascot, with one of our favorite Prada bags!
So excited to see Dario Belardinelli, from one of my favorite Venetian stores, Rialto 79, in Conde Nast Traveler.
How Venice's Artisans Are Working to Save the City In the wake of overwhelming visitor numbers, there's a new plan to help preserve the city's traditional craftsmanship.
Once again, three of our favorite cities - Venice, Florence and Rome - make Travel+Leisure's Top 15 European cities list, with Florence topping the list at #1.
The Top 15 Cities in Europe Our readers anointed some of the Continent’s greatest cultural capitals — places rich in art, history, architecture, and food — as their favorite places to visit.
The new Shop Around Tours website is now live! Created entirely by myself (with a little tech support help), something I admit I am quite proud of. Check it out and let me know what you think: www.shoparoundtours.com
Last group shopping stop.
Taking a break from shopping for some delicious food and wine.
A factory tour and some leather shopping this morning.
The Mall has changed so much since the first Shop Around Tours group was here in 2001, when there were only six stores! Every visit, we find that new stores have opened and another building is under construction now. Who knows what our next visit will bring?
I've been shopping at Rialto 79 ever since my first visit to Venice 16 years ago. Today, Dario resized a lovely necklace for me.
It's not too late to take advantage of Alitalia's latest fare sale and join us in Italy in March! Visit us online at www.shoparoundtours.com for more information.
Happy National Spaghetti Day!
January 4th is National Spaghetti Day! Here are today’s five things to know about Spaghetti: The word spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word “spaghetto” meaning “thin string” or “twine.” Pasta existed for thousands …
We agree, shopping while traveling is the best! Visit us at www.shoparoundtours.com and come shopping and traveling with us!
Shopping Is the Worst, Shopping While Traveling Is the Best I’ve got a secret: I actually hate shopping. (Shhh, don’t tell my coworkers.) Okay, I don’t actually hate shopping, but I just don’t really do it — let alone enjoy it — with one exception. When I travel, I’m all about shopping.
Travel to Italy with us in March as we visit three of the 40 Best Cities in the World - Florence, Rome and Venice - rated by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards survey. Visit our website at www.shoparoundtours.com for more information.
The 40 Best Cities in the World More than 159,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world (outside the U.S.) in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards survey. Is your favorite on the list?
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Happy World Pasta Day! How many of these Italian pasta shapes have you tried?
How to decipher Italy's mind-boggling pasta menus In case you hadn’t noticed, Italians take pasta very seriously. There are dozens of varieties - it's much more than just spaghetti and fusili - and menus can be hard to decipher to visitors and newcomers.
Joining us in Italy in March? Discover Alitalia’s Autumn Global Sale offers. Book by November 6th!
Visit us online at www.shoparoundtours.com for more tour details!
Alitalia Fares are round-trip per person in Economy Class for travel on Alitalia flights and include government taxes/fees and carrier-imposed charges. Fares are valid for departure until May 10, 2017. Tickets must be purchased by November 6, 2016 11:59 PM EST. Additional conditions regarding travel dates, d...
Joining us in March? Don't miss Alitalia's fantastic fare sale but hurry, tickets must be purchased by September 28th!
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With more than half of 2016 already over, it's time to think about your 2017 vacation. And with that in mind, we have important news:
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!
Visit us online at www.shoparoundtours.com for details!
Greetings from the Shop Around London tour, currently enjoying a morning of shopping in the English countryside!
Missing out on the 2016 Shop Around London tour? We also offer customized exclusive departures for private groups. Contact us to create an unforgettable travel experience for your exclusive group of ten or more people. View our online brochure for more details:https://shoparoundtours.com/Brochure.pdf
Brexit Benefits? London Vacations Less Expensive for Americans After the Brexit vote the pound and dollar are more closely matched. Emily Goldfischer, our London correspondent, urges travelers to take advantage of the exchange rate with these top summer experiences.
Our new e-brochure is now online!
We're now accepting reservations for the March 11-19, 2017 Shop Around Italy tour! Visit us online at www.shoparoundtours.com for more details!
Join us for Shop Around Italy, where our Florence hotel is just a short stroll from the gorgeous Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy (I've been addicted to their amazing hand cream since my first visit there in 2000). Visit us online at www.shoparoundtours.com for more details!
Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Pharmacy in the World Creative director Yolanda Edwards gets rare access to a Florentine landmark, founded by monks in the 13th century.
This popped up in today's Facebook memories, #ICYMI.
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: She Cut Her Pay In Half To Pursue A Passion For Fashion (PHOTOS) One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing them -- that there is always time to start a new dream.
Burberry, Valentino, Ted Baker...and so much more! Come join us in London and shop till you drop at Bicester Village with us!
5 London Fashion Trends That Still Slay When you're good, you're good. And when you're London, you really are at the top of your fashion game. The rest of the world may sneer at our weather — fair play — and our cuisine — so improved, thankyouverymuch — but they can't kid us about our style. That's because they're all wearing
Join us for Shop Around London, when we'll travel to the Oxfordshire countryside for a day at Bicester Village!
Bicester Village: top UK tourist attraction and shopping Shangri-la Bargains, glamour and its own station – no wonder Bicester is one of Britain’s top tourist attractions, says Eva Wiseman
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Shop Around Tours For people who live to shop and love to travel!
Shop Around Tours: The Real Deal with Deborah Mayer Deborah Mayer started her touring company, Shop Around Tour, with the intent to add shopping deals within the wining, dining, and touring.
Here at Shop Around Tours, we know all about shopping tourism!
Why People are Vacationing at the Mall This article originally appeared on fortune.com.
Still holiday shopping? Give the gift of travel!
If you have a traveler on your gift list and don't know what to get for him or her, Shop Around Tours offers gift certificates in any denomination that can be applied to any tour, with no expiration date.
Register for any 2016 Shop Around Tour on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and save $150!
"Half love letter and half #travelenvy log" sums it up pretty well. A great list that includes many of my Italian favorite things.
10 Things We Wish We Could Do Like The Italians We thought we'd offer up our own little tribute to Italy's genius, half love letter and half #travelenvy log. Here are ten things our Italian friends do like no one else.
For the second year in a row, Florence has been voted the #1 city in the world by Conde Nast Traveler readers, with Rome as #6 and Venice #13. Join us in March to experience these beautiful cities!
The 30 Best Cities in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2015 More than 128,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world this year. Is your favorite on the list?
Planning on joining us in 2016? $100 from each registration received in October will be donated to breast cancer research.
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