How to Get the VAT Back

Save over 10% on Large Purchases in Europe

Get the VAT backTravelers are always looking for ways to save money and I have a tip for you today that will put more money in your pocket without sacrificing luxury or comfort.  If you follow my tip, it won't take much time at all to save this money.

The VAT (Value Added Tax) is a hidden surcharge (about 20%) already added on to just about every retail item sold. For large purchases (over €175) on items like jewelry, clothes, antiques, or artwork, a buyer may get at least a partial refund (about 12%) of the VAT.  The eligible purchase(s) can consist of multiple items totaling more than the threshold amount, but they must be made from the same store on the same day.

Check out my blog post to find out how to save the VAT.

Sunday, April 3, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1121)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips
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Top Ten Ways to Save Money (and Time) in Europe

Save Money and Time Without Sacrificing Luxury or Comfort

save money in europeEveryone wants to go to Paris, London, Italy, Spain, Norway and just about everywhere else in Europe. And everyone wants to save money.  However, they don't want to go through great pains to save a few euros.   In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor shows his top ten ways to save money on your next tour to Europe.

Thursday, October 29, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1746)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3
Categories: Travel Tips

How to Get the VAT Back

You Can Get Money Back on Your Paris Purchases

Get the #VAT backI am leaving for a tour of Paris tomorrow.  Although I don't expect to make too many large purchases there, you might be on your next tour of Paris.   In Paris, a surcharge called the VAT is added to most purchases.   Since it is about 20% of the purchase price, it can be a significant amount, especially if making large purchases.   So, how do you get the VAT back on a purchase in Paris?  Check out today's Paris blog post.

Friday, July 25, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2715)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Paris
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6 Tips on Staying Healthy While Traveling

travel insurance the traveling professorThe Traveling Professor is on the road with his small group tours about 150 days a year.  We visit places like Paris, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Italy, and Croatia.  We can be in a warm climate one week and a cold one the next week.  For instance, we finished up a trip in Croatia where the temperature was in the 90's and the next week in Norway we saw snowflakes.  We travel on all types of transportation, at all hours of the day, eat all kinds of foods, and use all kinds of public facilities. Keeping healthy on a trip is a challenge and in this blog post, The Professor gives his best tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
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The Professor's Favorite Places to Travel in 2020

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People are traveling more than ever.  The economy is good, people seem to have more leisure time, and they want to go to new places and experience different foods and culture. The Traveling Professor small group tours go all over Europe, to Canada, and South America.  People generally travel to places they have heard of before, but in today's blog post, The Traveling Professor has some suggestions of places to travel in 2020. Take a look, some of them are quite interesting!

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