Join us in France, Italy and Switzerland in August 2023 and in Eastern Europe in April 2024
Get ready to pack your bags and join us on a journey (or two!) in search of unique flea markets, quaint shops filled with vintage treasure and to enjoy the beauty and charm of several amazing countries.
In August 2023, we’ll be heading to France, northern Italy and Switzerland and then in spring 2024, we’ll be traveling to some amazing locations in eastern Europe!
Since 2009, Greg and I have been leading group trips to flea market destinations across Europe and we have loved every minute of planning and leading these trips. Since 2015, our daughter Ali has helped with the planning and leading the tours.
And now for the details:
Our trip in 2023 will start in the “Venice of the French Alps” and will include flea market shopping in Lyon and Annecy, France.
We are planning to spend time at Lake Maggiore on the Italian-Swiss border, travel through the most beautiful sections of the Swiss Alps and then continue on to the Alsace region of France, the setting of story Beauty and the Beast.
We’ll also have the opportunity to stay in the Champagne region of France (and yes – taste the local production!) before ending our trip at the largest flea market in Europe in Lille, France.
This trip will likely be from Wednesday August 23rd until Monday September 4th, 2023, but the exact timeframe is not yet set in stone.
We also would like to offer a pre-trip or post-trip extension to allow those of you to spend time in Paris or other areas – we would book your flights at the same rate as the group but would allow you plan your own accommodations and itinerary during the extra days.
The second trip we have in the works is in the spring of 2024, when we’ll venture to several charming and historic countries in Eastern Europe.
Although the schedule and locations are still up in the air, we are currently planning on visiting the jewel of the Danube in Budapest, see the stunning Lake Bled castle in Slovenia and end the trip on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The locations we visit will be determined by the availability of flea markets, whose scheduled will be solidified later this year.
We are so excited about seeing new places and about the opportunity to find some amazing antique pieces in this region of Europe! This trip will likely be from late April until early of May in 2024.
Space is limited for each of these trips, so please let us know if you have any additional questions!
We can’t wait to embark on these trips with you and share our love of antique hunting once again. Ali will be traveling to Europe for the month of April – researching hotels, flea markets and stops along the way for each of these two trips. We are very excited to have you join us on these trips filled with laughter, new experiences, and, of course, plenty of vintage finds once again.
• Pre-trip informational session and party
• Roundtrip airfare including taxes and fuel (Other airports possible upon request; extensions available with supplement)
• All hotel accommodations in 4-star hotels or higher; based on double occupancy; single room available with supplement ($900)
• Buffet-style breakfast daily
• Motor coach and driver
• Airport transfer on day of departure
• 1 pre-arranged lunch & 3 pre-arranged dinners
• Entrance fees (excluding optional activities)
• Two or more guided excursion
• Travel medical insurance (optional upgrades available)
• Preparatory materials including travel tips and reading suggestions
• Passport or other document costs
• Meals not indicated as included
• Beverages except when offered
• Items not listed as included
• Baggage fees
WHO WE ARE
In the antiques world, having unique or rare vintage items for customers to browse and buy is the staple of almost every shop. We, Deb and Greg, do things a little bit differently with Haupt Antiek Market.
While only open 4 days out of month, we provide our guests with a totally fresh experience every time they visit. This includes having a new & fun theme and fresh inventory each month, filled with hard to find items, vintage Junk, repurposed antiques, and much more.
With over two decades of experience in the antiques industry, our passion for this business continues to grow and be inspired. Our shop is filled with independent creative antique dealers, who are each given their own space to display their market niche and every month we welcome a guest dealer to display their unique finds. We have also borrowed inspiration from European flea markets, and enjoy offering our customers the unique finds we have made during our travels.
We have loved leading tour to destinations in Europe for antique and flea market shopping, and we are thrilled to be on the road again after so long.
Ali has spent several years living in both Shanghai, China and Heidelberg, Germany. She has currently works in the travel industry and has a passion for planning and leading tours all over the world.