Tales from the sales... our clients speak!

We cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful personal trips you have designed for our private groups. You have completed mastered the art of traveling with groups and pay direct attention to every detail. The coordination of hotels, flights, coach between cities, designer outlets, excursions and the list goes on, is phenomenal.

Everyone in the group was amazed with the May/June 2015 trip, and it made for a great honeymoon as well. The group experienced a true taste of Italy and all it had to offer! The deals from shopping along with the VAT refund is an awesome experience for those who love to shop. We saved thousands shopping all over Italy and look forward to the next trip soon!

You are Top Notch and I would not attempt to travel to ITALY without you!


Greta S., Atlanta, GA

The trip that you put together for us was spectacular! We toured England and learned about its history. We saw all of the main attractions, including touring Kensington and Blenheim Palaces. My favorites on the trip were tea at Blenheim Palace, the special dinner cruise on the Thames River and the perfume workshop. My sons loved the cologne that I created for them!

This was my third time traveling with Shop Around Tours. I keep coming back because you are great at what you do. You take care of everything, from the nice hotels, to the comfortable transportation, to the fabulous tours and shopping. You share information and make sure we are aware of everything we need to know to make our stay perfect! My only responsibility is to come and have a wonderful travel and shopping experience. In the words of Jackie, this is why we travel with Shop Around Tours!

Thomasenia M., Woodbridge, VA

The third time with Shop Around Tours was a charm!!!!! We looked forward to this trip for years. Yes, years. My friend and I, who are true "black-belt shoppers," were part of the first group ten years ago to venture into shopping mecca. Make no mistake, there is no way to travel safer or be with "like kind" people anywhere. We came, we bought and we made great friends, plus brought home extra suitcases and plenty of goodies and "tighter pants"! Do your homework, and book this trip. We are already planning our 4th one.

Ann B., Washington D.C.

Just a note to say thanks again for leading such a fabulous trip! You've created a wonderful, non-judgmental environment for all of us bag-loving, shoe-hoarding, fashion-craving women - and we are all eternally grateful!

Kate H., Arlington, VA

Deborah, I wanted to personally thank you for your patience and the experience. This message comes to you from a true shopper and to say that the shopping alone paid for the trip is an understatement. I don't normally participate in tours and have traveled to Italy many times prior and this trip doesn't compare. Only a true designer shopper will understand. After this trip I will not shop again in the United States. I know quality and to be able to get high-end merchandise for a fraction of the cost is a dream come true. The Prada, Gucci and Yves St. Laurent outlets will have to re-stock; if there was anything fabulous there, I think I bought it.

This is a plea to my fellow designer shoppers: if you would like to shop, and I mean really shop, designer merchandise for a fraction of the cost than this tour is for you. As they say, an educated consumer is our best customer and an educated designer shopper will be dangerous here. They did not have enough space on the plane to bring back some of the great finds. Maybe the next time we will need to take my own plane :). Could be quite expensive, but the bargains will pay for it. Just when I though it could not get any better, I arrived at Castello Di Verrazzano in Tuscany - or was this a dream? I still believe this was the highlight and a nice break from shopping - shoppers do need short breaks, LOL, it was awesome. For the real shoppers, this is a MUST. I look forward to seeing you on future trips.

Tanya K., Washington, DC

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip!!! The trip exceeded our expectations - everything was perfect. You had the trip down to a "t" - the shopping was terrific, the leather factory and silk factory were real interesting, Verrazzano was the best, and everything worked like clockwork. Bea has been on 20 tours and this was the smoothest of them all.

We couldn't have done this without you and are delighted that we found you!

We cannot wait for our second Shop Around Tour!

Nancy G., South Orange, NJ and Bea G., Honolulu, HI

The London trip was so well-organized and fun. Deborah is an awesome tour leader. We experienced a variety of activities and they were all enjoyable: outlet shopping, great meals, tea at a palace, a dinner cruise on the Thames and much more. I went on my own and the group was very friendly and warm. I will definitely go on another trip with Deborah!

Debbie K., Cypress, CA

Deborah really knows how to cater to mothers and daughters who like to shop. We chatted on the way to upscale outlets in luxury buses that afforded us the pleasure of not having to worry about traffic or directions. We dined and wined on the finest feasts in between--with no worry of overdoing it and driving. Then we shopped again--on happy stomachs! I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and patience.

Renee K., Engelwood, CO

We shopped for fabulous things, ate marvelous food, and laughed our way through four Italian cities. Deborah took care of all the details, and allowed us to spend our time having fun.

This is such a unique trip. There is no way we could have found these bargains and covered the ground we did without her expertise. In addition, I lost three pounds….probably from trying to keep up with the “black belt” shoppers!

Dorothy B., Panama City Beach, FL

Words cannot describe what a wonderful time we had with you and the group in Italy. It exceeded my wildest expectations! You did indeed plan a most wonderful trip. It was a great group and we easily bonded with the extraordinary women who accompanied us. I will reminisce and enjoy the memories all winter long.....and far beyond that.

I can't thank you enough or say enough about the tremendous amount of work you did to make this tour so memorable, so exciting, so lovely, so special. It was simply stellar!!! The lunch at Verrazzano was beautiful beyond words and I do believe the high spot in the trip for me. I'll never forget that magnificent view and beautiful winery. It was exactly what I imagined Tuscany would be like.

Thank you so much for all the hard work and care you put into the tour.

Annette H., Norfolk, VA

This was the best trip ever. Mary Ann and I had more fun than we ever imagined and want to thank you for being such a great guide and shopping enthusiast. Not only was the shopping great, the weather wonderful, but also you put together a group on kindred spirit shoppers that were so much fun. We are still laughing about many of the events and comments.

Thank you so very much for one of the best trips I have ever had. I am sure you will see us again.

Ann M., Houston, TX

The Tuscany Tour was just fantastic. I can't thank you enough for your expertise and your patience. You really know your shopping! It was truly a memorable trip. Aside from all of the great shopping, I especially loved the afternoon spent at Castello Di Verrazzano in Tuscany. I can't stop thinking of the food and wine that we had there. It was just a fantastic break from the touring, shopping and our hectic lives in general. I am looking forward to another Shop Around trip.

Marlene G., Forest Hills, NY

Thanks so much for allowing me (and my nieces plus their friend) the opportunity to experience four wonderful cities in Italy! Since arriving home I have enjoyed wearing my DVF silk & cashmere scarf as well as my Prada rain hat. I noticed that my $450 black suede knee hi Gucci boots are worth $800-$1,000 here in NY. Even though the dollar was weak we were able to find deals!

I would like to especially thank you for the group celebration of my niece's 28th birthday in Rome! It was so thoughtful and a surprise she'll never forget.

Edith M., Fresh Meadows, NY