Must see European towns this winter

From sleigh rides and skiing, to lounging in outdoor thermal pools and raging at ice festivals, Europe has some of the best and most unique places to spend winter. Here are our top picks.
Abisko, Sweden

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If you love the cold, Abisko in Sweden should be your first choice. This Swedish town is known for its incredible views of the Northern Lights. Besides gazing at the Aurora Borealis, you can ski, hike, ice skate, go dog sledding, and explore the national parks. Also, visit the world’s first and most famous ice hotel, Icehotel, in nearby Kiruna.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Picture snow-capped spires, cobblestone alleys, and old-fashioned street lamps! Prague is truly a winter fairy tale waiting to be discovered. It is usually tourist-free in the winter. The city’s natural beauty really comes to life under a blanket of snow. Stroll through the streets, see the sights at your own pace and warm up at a local café where more than a dozen types of hot chocolate are served.

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Iceland is among Europe’s coldest areas and there are many reasons why its capital is a must-see winter destination. The annual Winter Lights Festival in February is one of the best European celebrations. The city also has an abundance of winter sports, museums, and restaurants making it a happening place. Reykjavik has many outdoor geothermal swimming pools, which are some of just a few in Europe. Imagine relaxing in naturally warm waters while the snow falls around you.

Bled, Slovania

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Bled’s incredible natural beauty combined with its peaceful surroundings make it one of the most beautiful alpine areas in Europe. Renowned for its healing climate and thermal lake water it is a small city perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing winter escape. And if you’re looking for adventure – its terrain is ideal for anyone interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, or ice skating. Also it is home to Bled Castle, a medieval fortress believed to be the oldest castle in Slovenia.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is one of the most fairy tale-like cities in Europe, in the winter. Join the locals who spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying their beautiful surroundings. Top sights in Copenhagen include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg Slot, and Rosenborg Castle, which are so charming when covered in snow. Copenhagen also has a winter culture month, Wondercool, which occurs in February and includes concerts in unusual venues, art shows, and culinary events.

Wherever you decide to go this winter, do not forget to come back home and shop for European chocolates, wines and more… at our store. Pre-order at our website.

Happy Holidays!

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Travel abroad, shop at home

World Tourism Day (WTD) is held annually on 27 September.

Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

Its almost the end of summer in Europe while we in India break annually for the festival of Dasara/Dusherra. If you taking a break with the family this month, you can enjoy the last few days of summer in Europe. Watch the seasons change from summer to fall. Soak in the sights and sounds and food and culture. Do not waste time shopping.

Because when you head back home, in Bengaluru you can shop at our store at the airport for the finest of Europe – Swiss and Belgian chocolates, French and Italian wines, Italian and French perfumes, the best of Scotch from UK. There is so much more. Enough to please the whole family.

You can pre order everything, before you go on vacation to ensure that you are not disappointed on your arrival back home.

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5 new duty free products you must have

Duty Free shopping is exciting and affordable. It is one of the few places on Earth to get the newest releases on designer brands at prices that won’t break the bank.

 

Here are a selection of five great products that are hot on the shelves and selling out as we type this blog telling you to hurry up and make them yours.

Visit our website to pre order. Go to www.bengalurudutyfree.in

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The best Duty Free shopping tips

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Do you often wonder if airport duty free shops abroad are cheaper than our very own store at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore?

Here is how you can figure it out for yourself.

1. Check prices of duty free products online before you buy them. Why buy in Singapore or Dubai when you can save $5 or so if you buy in Bangalore?

Visit our website to see our catalogue of products and all our many, wonderful monthly offers.

2. Pre-order to save time and money. After you have browsed the website and identified the lowest price, act immediately. Did you know that you can get 10% off on duty free products by pre-ordering them online from our store and pick them up on your arrival at the airport. You only pay when you pick your purchases – it is that simple.

Visit our website and after you select a product, click on the Pre-Order option.

3. Before you happily start pre-ordering to your heart’s content, check for the duty free allowances. There are limits that the government imposes on the products that you buy. Check this page on our website for details.

4. Our store is always abuzz with monthly in-store offers. So you are advised to keep your eyes open for these offers and make the most of them.

We hope these tips will make airport shopping a fun and inexpensive shopping experience for you.

Happy Shopping!

Father’s Day 2017: Gift ideas

Father’s Day falls every year on the third Sunday in June. This year make no excuses for not getting your Dad the ideal gift to show your love.

Chances are you are returning from a summer holiday or work trip this week and we assure you that Bengaluru Duty Free is one of the finest places to shop for your father. And after he hears how much you saved by shopping at our duty free store, he is going to be doubly proud.

Spirits

If your dad is a connoisseur of fine spirits, then you will be spoilt for choice as we have hundreds of options to choose from. The finest Whiskies, the choicest Wines, the best Vodkas and Gins. There’s something for every type of Dad. Ask for our June specials and offers.

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Perfumes

Look no further for the latest range of perfumes from the world’s top designer brands. We have the good, old fragrances that everyone knows and loves and we also have the latest scents of summer 2017 that are bold, fresh and in fashion. We have good deals on summer scents, ongoing now. Save big.

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Chocolates

It is not true that only women have an affinity for the sweet things in life. Dads too know and love their chocolate. We have classics from the famed Swiss brands and lots of other options in dark, milk and white to choose from. We always have offers in store, so do not forget to swipe a good deal on chocolate.

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And do not forget, you can pre order on our website.

Have a Happy Father’s Day with your Dad.

Top three Mother’s Day gifts

There are never enough ways to say Thank You to Mom. And it certainly ain’t fair that only one day a year is celebrated as Mother’s Day because a mother’s love is constant, daily, lifelong… In other words, every day is Mother’s Day.

This year, to celebrate your leading lady, opt for a gift that will create an indelible impression.

If we could pick the top three summer fragrances of the year, these would be it. Spoil your mom, today.

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BVLGARI Rose Goldea Spring

More than a fragrance, Rose Goldea is an adornment of female beauty that exalts the senses and anchors itself in memory. Generously set with natural ingredients and infused with rose, Rose Goldea is a consecration of white musks.  It wholly expresses the seductiveness and fascination of Cleopatra and radiates an aura that is inspiring and sensual.

Top Notes: Pomegranate, Rose and Musks

Heart Notes: Damascena Rose and Grandiflorum Jasmine Absolute

Dry Down Notes: Musks, Sandalwood Milk and White Incense

 

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DAVIDOFF Cool Water Exotic Summer Limited Edition

This perfume evokes a tropical paradise where pristine white sand borders a tranquil turquoise sea, and gently swaying palm trees shade a sun-drenched lagoon.

Top Notes: Fresh and fruity aquatic note of melon

Heart Notes: Soft and delicate bouquet of lilies of the valley

Base Notes: Rich and sensual trail of orrisroot

 

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CALVIN KLEIN Eternity Summer for Women Limited Edition

This 2017 release from CK, is a fresh, floral, aquatic fragrance for modern women that exudes a natural sensuality. The lovely Eternity Summer bottle glows in vivaciously graduating shades of sky blue to sandy orange reflecting the colours of a desert sunset.

Top Notes: Star anise, desert rose and bergamot

Heart Notes: Osmanthus, saffron and aquatic tones

Base Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, olibanum and musk

Pre-order your perfumes on www.bengalurudutyfree.in and stop by at our store on your next visit.

 

Why women like to shop @ duty free

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Guaranteed savings. Have you ever met a woman who doesn’t like a good bargain? The answer is NO. It is a known fact that duty free shopping is way, way cheaper than downtown retail. Did you know that you can save up to 160% on Liquor and more than 30% on Perfumes & Cosmetics? Need we say more?

 

An exclusive, international range. All women love flipping though international lifestyle magazines lured by the glamour of the glossy, colourful pages that are filled with style ideas and pictures as well as the larger than life product advertisements. Shop for a wide range of such world class products at Bangalore Duty Free. We have products you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

 

Duty free specials. Every month we are the first to receive latest products that hit the market in all categories. Find them on our shelves even before you can see them at the mall near your homes. How can any woman say no to exclusive products and new arrivals that you won’t get elsewhere in the city? Choose from the latest cosmetics, perfumes and more…

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Value for money. Every woman’s three favourite words, after I Love You. Duty free shopping is literally value for your money. Shopping at duty free for liquor is a total win-win. Not only do you get these products at a steal, but most of our liquor products are 1 litre, compared to the 750 ml bottles that you find in the city.

 

Widest range. Shopping at duty free for a woman is literally like taking a kid to a candy store. With more than 10,000 SKUs available it will be hard to decide on what to buy. Luckily since our prices are so affordable you can shop to your heart’s content for yourself and then for gifts for friends and family and still make it on time for your flight/taxi.

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Warm customer service. Our staff is well-trained and make you feel at home and ensure a comfortable shopping experience. This is what every woman wants when she sets foot into a store – a warm helper that is not overbearing with sales pitch. Just someone to point out the best deals and help with the big decisions.

 

Log in today to pre order on our website for duty free specials from the comfort of your home/desk so that you can gain more time to browse while at our store.