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6 Days Swiss Shopping & Sight-seeing

As Europe tours become very expensive, travellers begin to hesitate at the thought of going there. A good solution would be to book your accommodation in Switzerland with us and we will take you shopping in Switzerland and Italy. You are able to save on accommodation and transport because we show you the cheapest way.

The places that we take you to, are those patronise by the Swiss themselves - where better should tourists go shopping, if not to the places where the local people go? Swiss are said to be very price and quality conscious.

Specially dedicated to those who love shopping:

  • Zürich: Bahnhofstrasse in the northern part of Switzerland - Upmarket shopping which includes departmental stores like Globus and Jemoli and boutiques or shops like Bally, Prada, Jaeger, Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer, Benetton, etc. Other department stores include Manor etc. Other boutiques include H & M, Vero Moda etc.

  • Factory Outlet Shopping - Situated in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and just 40 minutes' drive from Milan (Italy), FoxTown with its factory outlets have all-year-round discount of 30% to 70% on surplus and garments from the previous season (manufacturers control their stores directly here). The 130 stores consist of prestigious brands of men's, women's and children's clothings, sports articles, household goods and accessories.

    Brands include:
    Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, Valentino, Gianni Versace, Gucci, Etro, Cerruti, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Versace Classic, Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Luciano Soprani, Missoni, Ralph Lauren blue label, Ralph Lauren purple label, Helmut Lang etc.

    Casual wear brands include:
    Adidas, Balmain, Calvin Klein, CK Jeans, Diadora, Diesel, Dockers, Esprit, Ferre' Jeans, Fred Perry, Gucci, Guess, Helmut Lang, Iceberg Jeans, Invicta, Levi's, Missoni Sport, Miu Miu, Pepe Jeans, Polo Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, Prada, Prada Sport, Puma, Quiksilver, Reebok, Replay, Stefanel, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace Jeans Couture, Versace Sport etc.

    Childrenswear brand include:
    Adidas, Chevignon, Diadora, Espirit, Invicta, Puma, Reebok, Replay, Stefanel, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace Young, Haky Paki, Onyx, Iana, 365 + Kids, Kid-cool, Kway, Ellepi, M9K, Tender etc.

  • Lugano - This is Switzerland's fashion capital in canton Ticino, the Italian-speaking southern part of Switzerland. It is where some of Asia's fashion merchandisers or fashion buyers go to take a look at the latest fashion or buy before they arrive in Asia.

  • Como (Italy) - A fashion town just across the Swiss border. Italian fashion about 2 seasons earlier than other parts of the world.

  • St Moritz - This is in the eastern part of Switzerland where the wealthy go to enjoy their riches. You'll be surprise that the prices of some goods here are cheaper than those that you get back home!

  • Lucerne - visit a town with the largest selection and the latest models of Rolex watches! Well-known Swiss brands like Audemars Piguet, Baum & Mercier, Chopard, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, Gucci, IWC, Omega, Panerai, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Swatch, etc complete the extensive range of precious time pieces. Whatever you are looking for, you could find it in Lucerne, from the smallest souvenir to the most expensive watch, from chocolate to music boxes, from Swiss army knives to cuckoo clocks - a truly "one-stop-shop"!

Accompanying males (e.g. husbands, fiancee, boyfriends, sons etc) who may not be interested in shopping, may want to try the following:

  • Zürich - visit Grossmünster and have a bird's eye view of Zürich city. Visit Fraumünster known for its pretty stained glass windows. Visit the largest clockface in Europe. Drink coffee or eat a chocolate cake at Sprüngli, an upmarket chocolate boutique. Visit the Lake of Zürich.

  • Mendrisio - Visit the old city of Mendrisio or simply go to these places in Foxtown building or the next building: 1) Casino Admiral with 150 Slot machines, 7 bars and a restaurant 2) CD / DVD shop 3) Bookshop 4) Art Gallery 5) Hairdresser 6) Tailor 7) Snack Bar 8) Solarium etc. And/or visit a nearby mountain with a wonderful view of the southern Swiss Alps and the gorgeous lakes below (optional).

  • Lugano - Sip a cup of coffee on Piazza Grande, check out the little back alleys. Stroll along the shores of Lake Lugano and simply enjoy the view.

  • Como - Visit its historical old town. Ship cruise or boat pedalling on Lake Como (in summer only) (optional). Sit or stroll along the lake and just enjoy the scenery.

  • St Moritz - See the leaning tower of St Moritz. Visit the Lake of St Moritz where the White Turf takes place every year in February - where horses run races on this frozen lake!

  • Lucerne -Visit the landmark of Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, and see the saddest piece of monument according to Mark Twain, the Lion Monument. Stroll along the Lake of Lucerne. Visit also the Picasso museum where the whole world goes to see the paintings of Pablo Picasso as well as photos of his private life (optional). Paintings by master painters are also displayed at the Rosengart museum (optional).

What's Included:

  • Transfers to and fro Zürich airport / Hotel in Zürich / Zürich main train station.
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation.
  • 5 buffet breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners.
  • 1 driver-guide.
  • 1 tour guide.
  • 1 touring vehicle. 

 

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