Shopping tours, holidays & vacations

SHOPPING HOLIDAYS DIRECTORY

 

US flagArtisans of Leisure

based: New York, USA
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Luxury travel business offering exclusive, custom-designed tours worldwide, including tours for shoppers with personalised shopping excursions tailored to each traveller's interests. Shop for custom jewellery in Hong Kong, cookware in Rajasthan, hand-tailored clothing in Hong Kong, cutting-edge fashion in London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo or hand-made furniture in Morocco.

| shopping | Worldwide |

 

Chic Shopping Paris

based: Paris, France
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Paris tours for shoppers, with knowledgeable bilingual guides who offer a genuine behind-the-scenes experience. Discover Parisian shopping secrets and tips, including boutiques, arts and antiques markets, luxury French and European labels, or a patriotic 'Made in France' tour.

| shopping | France |

 

uk flagEmirates Vacations

based: Suffolk, UK

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City break vacations and packages in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Lebanon) and Europe. Including city fashion and shopping breaks and romantic city breaks.

| city breaks | shopping | Middle East | Europe |

 

Florenceforover50s

based: Italy
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Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.

| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |

 

uk flagGo Britain Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Offering guided tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with Go Britain Tours. Guided sightseeing tours from London and Edinburgh to cultural and historical sights. Group tours and private tours are available.

| bus tours/coach holidays | sightseeing | tailor made | historical tours | escorted tours | weekend/short breaks | shopping | Scotland | England | Wales | Ireland |

 

uk flagGo Scotland Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Online one-stop-shop for tours in Scotland; offering various tours from the most recommended tour guides in Scotland. Scotland sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and selected cruise ship ports. Many different tour types including: coach tours, city breaks, historical, student travel, landscape, whisky tours, film locations and much more.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | weekend/short breaks | bus tours/coach holidays | city breaks | shopping | student travel/discounts | historical tours | whisky tours | cinema/film/TV/celebrity | Scotland |

 

uk flag Hotel Russell

based: London, UK
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Hotel Russell is a 4-star luxury hotel in the heart of Bloomsbury, in central London, an ideal location in this shoppers mecca. Their London Shopping Break package invites you to 'Shop & Drop in Style', it includes hotel accommodation (standard twin or double), full English breakfast, a bottle of bubbly and a £20 Harrods shopping voucher.

| shopping | England |

 

US flagMall of America

based: Minnesota, USA
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The big one, featuring over 500 stores and numerous restaurants and attractions, Mall of America is one of the World's most visited shopping destinations. They offer online vacation packages that can include air transport, hotels, car rental, attraction passes and discount coupon books. If you want a shopping break in America this has to be the place!

| shopping | USA |

 

Milan Shopping Tours

based: Milan, Italy
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Private, personalized shopping tours in Milan for serious shoppers and fashion buyers. Each tour comes with its own expert guide/driver and is tailored to personal tastes and preferences. Services include finding a suitable hotel, villa or other accommodation at the best price.

| shopping | Italy |

 

uk flagSuperbreak five star Featured Site

based: UK

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SuperbreakWithin their Theme Park & Attractions section you'll find a number of shopping and hotel packages to shopping villages/outlets in Europe and the UK: offers include discount cards and transfers. This includes shopping breaks to Kildare Village near Dublin, Massmechelen Village near Brussels, Ingolstadt Village near Munich and Fidenza Village near Milan.

| theme park | UK | Europe |

 

US flagComfort Inn Manhattan

based: Manhattan, New York, USA

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Offering a dedicated New York City shopping package featuring accommodation, Macy's Department Store discount card and shoppers gifts.

| shopping | USA |

 

Atlantic Tours

based: Nova Scotia, Canada

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Offering a range of short 3 to 5-day shopping tours in Bangor, Portsmouth and Kittery, and North Conway.

| shopping | Canada | USA |

 

US flagLalaLuxe – Luxury Personal Shopping, Styling & Private Concierge

based: California, USA

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Offering bespoke shopping excursions and tours, including shopping by private jet in five cities or private in-store parties.

| shopping | Worldwide |

 

uk flagLambert Arms

based: Watlington, Oxfordshire, UK

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Offering a Bicester Village shopping break with accommodation, 3-course dinner, continental breakfast and a VIP Bicester Village Membership Card earning a 10% discount in all stores.

| shopping | England |

 

US flagShop Around Tours

based: New York, USA

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Shopping trips visiting shops, outlets and factories in Italy, visiting Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and Tuscany.

| shopping | Italy |

 

FEATURED SHOPPING PACKAGES

 

ARTICLE:

What to look for from a shopping break

You'll get a lot of results on a Search Engine search for 'shopping breaks', but annoyingly a lot of those aren't really offering anything more than proximity to the shops and a standard short break package! We feel a shopping break should offer shoppers more than that and these are the breaks we endeavor to list on Travel-Quest.

 

So what else makes it a good shopping package? We'll take a great shopping location as read; here are some of the other things we look for when reviewing sites/offers:

• A good pre-shopping breakfast to set you up for the day. Take a full breakfast and you might not need to stop for lunch, don't waste good shopping time! (Although we do appreciate that for some people lunch is part of the whole 'event' too.)

• Vouchers, discount cards and special deals, if your aim is a bargain or two. Some packages are more generous than others, so compare carefully and also remember that you may be paying indirectly for some of the discounts through the package price (that can still be well worth it, but isn't always!).

• A personal shopper service, this will most usually be an extra, but can be invaluable if you're after some extra special shopping.

• Pre-shopping consultations, colour guidance, specialist advice, fashion shows, demos and the like are always welcome.

• Local knowledge, this is where small local hotels can win out over big chains or more anonymous packages, hotel staff or tour guides who really do know the local shopping area are worth their weight in gold.

• Collection services that pick up your purchases from the shops, you might get these in higher end packages.

• Post shopping services like foot massage, afternoon tea, wine, late check out, luggage storage etc.

• Free WiFi, essential for pre-shopping research, to find out who's got sales on or which shop stocks those particular shoes you're after.

• Free parking, particularly important if you're shopping in a traditional shopping area where parking can be difficult and pricey.

• Travel deals for people who don't want to drive.

• Special openings, not that common but we have seen some packages/tours where early/late opening has been offered.

• Free gifts!

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