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  • South Africa

  • Iguazu Falls, South America

  • Venice, Italy

  • Paris, France

  • London, England

  • Colosseum, Rome

  • Buenos Aires

  • South Africa

  • Iguazu Falls, South America

  • Venice, Italy

  • Paris, France

  • London, England

  • Colosseum, Rome

  • Buenos Aires

  • Trevi Fountain, Rome

   

27 Day Round The World

  • Discover 7 countries across 3 continents
  • Visit Paris, London, Venice, Rio & More
Includes Round the World Flights

The world is within reach on this 27-day globe trotting expedition to the plains of South Africa, through the grand capitals of Western Europe, and on to the South American cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Get set for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

This extraordinary Round the World journey begins in South Africa with a tour of Johannesburg, taking in historic Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. Experience a thrilling wild animal safari, and stay at the African Mabula Game Lodge overlooked by the Waterberg Mountains.

Over to London, and a chance to tick off your bucket list with a tour past Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Tower of London. Connect to Paris, the city of romance, via a seamless Eurostar train journey. Experience the beauty of this iconic city, see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place Vendome and the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. After Paris, take the high-speed TGV train and witness the stunning landscape of Lucerne, Switzerland. The best of Western Europe and Italy is yours with tours of Lake Como, Venice and Rome. See ancient living history at play in the Vatican City, and take a tour past the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon.

Next up is South America, and an introduction to Rio de Janeiro via a private city tour. Marvel at the statue of Christ the Redeemer, and magnificent view of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Transfer by domestic flight to Puerto Iguazu to see the spectacular Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, then enjoy a final stop in Buenos Aires, the home of Tango. Includes Round the World flights, 22 nights accommodation including the boutique Mabula Game Lodge, 31 meals including three meals a day while on safari, transportation by private vehicles and fast train (TGV & Eurostar), return airport and train transfers and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Johannesburg, South Africa to start your bucket list around the world journey! Fly with either Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand or South African Airways (subject to availability). Upon arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel for the night. Dinner at Leisure. *NB If departing from Perth you will depart the night before at approximately 11:45pm, arriving into Johannesburg at approximately 4:30am, involving airport transfers and an extra night for an early check-in.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Meals included: In-Flight

Soweto is a cluster of townships, on the south-western flank of Johannesburg and was created in the 1930s. It is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. A visit to Soweto is seamlessly combined with a stop at The Apartheid Museum for an in-depth discovery of 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story – a nation’s resistance, courage and fortitude.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning you will be picked up around 11:00am and transferred for about 2.5 hours up to your safari lodge in Mabula Private Game Reserve. The varied habitats on Mabula Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Elephants, Lions, Rhinos and other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your game drive at Mabula Game Lodge. Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings.

Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Safari drives are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.

Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After a quick morning tea/coffee reception, you embark on an early morning game drive in search of the once again. You will return to the lodge around mid-morning for breakfast and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Just before sunset you will go on you second game drive of the day for more wildlife viewing opportunities.

Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Another full day of safari game drives including early morning and sunset drives with your professional ranger. Last chance to spot some of Africa’s magnificent wildlife and get your photos to wow folks back home!

Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After your morning safari and breakfast, it's time to check out. You will be picked up around 11:00am and transferred down to Sandton City where you will spend the afternoon at leisure until it's time to continue to the airport in time for your flight to London, with a short stopover in Zurich.

In-Flight Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Arrive into London this morning and you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure to relax or take on some sightseeing including wandering over to see the not-to-be-missed London Bridge.

Novotel Excel, London Meals included: In-Flight

Enjoy a full day in London. Take a walking tour to see the iconic Buckingham Palace - residence of the Royal family, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and see the Tower of London, where the crown jewels have been kept since the 14th century (entrance not included).

Novotel Excel, London Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to London Station to board the Eurostar train to Paris (approx. a 2.5-hour journey). You will arrive at Gare de Lyon and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city.

Novotel Le Defense, Paris Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day in magical Paris. See the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and so much more on a walking tour. Stroll through Place Vendome and the beautiful Champs Elysee and on to the Arch de Triomphe or take the opportunity to visit the Louvre Museum (entrance not included), the world's largest museum housing Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and is an historic monument in Paris.

Novotel Le Defense, Paris Meals included: Breakfast

Bid Paris farewell after breakfast transfer to Paris Station and head south today aboard the TGV (High Speed Train – approx. 4-hour journey) and relax traveling through the French countryside, look out for the famous champagne houses and vineyards of Epernay. Get off at the station in Basel before transferring to the ancient Lucerne, Switzerland (50 min journey). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to see Lucerne’s famous landmarks, including Chapel Bridge, and the Water Tower.

Hotel Felmis, Lucerne Meals included: Breakfast

Relax over a coffee and breakfast before departing for Lake Como; a resort area known for its scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. It is the most spectacular of the region's three major lakes. Shaped like an upside-down Y, its winding shoreline is dotted with ancient villages and exquisite villas. In the afternoon continue your journey to the charming city of Venice.

Sport Hotel all'Ancora, Mestre (Venice Area) Meals included: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Venice, the most magical of cities. Begin with a water bus ride to San Marco Island, a memorable crossing of the lagoon that gives you a real taste of the city’s charm as you approach the dreamy spires and distinctive waterside buildings. Once on the island you’ll be led around some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazza San Marco with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. Also see the legendary Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace.

Sport Hotel all'Ancora, Mestre (Venice Area) Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning transfer to Mestre train station to head the eternal city of Rome, (approx. a 3.5 hours’ journey). Relax on board and enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside scenery. You will arrive in Rome station and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the Italian capital city.

Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Rome Meals included: Breakfast

Today experience some of the richest history in the world - see the Vatican City to observe the famous St Peter's Basilica. After lunch walk through the area surrounding the incredible ruins of the Colosseum (entrance excluded) and see The Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon (entrance excluded). Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain before a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square.

Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, Rome Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a last morning in Rome before bidding farewell to Europe and transfer to the airport for your next international flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! In case of early departure, a packed breakfast will be provided by the hotel available for pick-up the night before.

In-Flight Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Arrive into Rio this morning at approximately 6:00am and be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel in Rio for the night. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Premier Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Meals included: None

Today you will enjoy a private tour in Rio. The first stop is the Corcovado Mountain, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the new seven wonders of the world. From Corcovado, ride the impressive cable cars to the Sugar Loaf summit. An iconic spot with a fantastic view of Copacabana beach and Guanabara Bay.

Premier Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Puerto Iguazu, the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls that sit on the border of brazil and Argentina. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Golden Park International Hotel, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will visit the stunning Iguazu Falls, one of the planets most awe-inspiring sights that stretch in width for 2.7 breathtaking kilometers. After breakfast you will be met for your excursion to Iguazu National Park. The Brazilian side of the falls offer great panoramic views and walkways to allow you to get up close and personal.

Golden Park International Hotel, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will cross into the Argentinian side to spend the day exploring the falls and the surrounding rivers and jungle. The park consists of various trails that take you through the jungle onto wooden walkways built a few meters above the jungle floor and waterways. These raised platforms protect the natural habitat of the jungle wildlife and will give you some spectacular views

Golden Park International Hotel, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Buenos Aires in Argentina, the home of Tango! You will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Hotel De Las Americas, Buenos Aires Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will get to know Buenos Aires beyond the surface and general tourist route, with a tour by a specially trained guide. You will visit the historical Plaza de Mayo and its surrounding buildings such as the Cathedral and the Pink House, the green parks of Palermo and Recoleta and its cemetery where Eve Perón is buried. You also visit the district of Tango; San Telmo and La Boca.

Hotel De Las Americas, Buenos Aires Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day at leisure in this vibrant city, before departing for your return flight home tonight. Please note: customers may leave their luggage with the concierge service at the hotel after check-out. A transfer will be arranged to the airport from the hotel in the late evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

In Transit Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Round The World international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER
  • Visit three amazing continents: Africa, Europe and South America
  • 22 nights accommodation, including the boutique Mabula Game Lodge
  • 31 meals including three meals a day while on safari
  • Transportation by private vehicles
  • Return airport and train transfers
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Discover the beauty of South Africa
  • Experience up to 7 safari game drives with a professional ranger
  • Stay in Mabula Private Game Reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife and birds
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, leopards and more
  • Tour historic Soweto townships with a local guide
  • Visit the interesting Apartheid Museum Tour
  • Go shopping at Sandton City, Johannesburg
  • English-speaking Tour Guides
  • See the best of France, England, Switzerland and Italy
  • Visit Rome, London, Venice, Lucerne, Lake Como and more
  • Discover the capital city of the United Kingdom, London and it's iconic highlights
  • Explore Paris on a walking tour and see the Eiffel Tower
  • Stop for a photo at the iconic Lake Como
  • Discover the magic of Venice and see St Mark’s Basilica
  • Marvel at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and more in Rome
  • Enjoy the preserved medieval architecture town of Lucerne
  • Discover the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world
  • Enjoy scenic rail journeys through France, Switzerland and Italy onboard high-speed trains
  • Relax onboard the Eurostar train from London to Paris
  • English-speaking Tour Leader
  • Venice return water bus ticket (Tronchetto to San Marco Square)
  • Discover the highlights of Brazil, Argentina plus Iguazu
  • Tour Rio de Janeiro including Corcovado Mountain
  • Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy views over Copacabana beach
  • Tour the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls
  • Discover the magic of Iguazu National Park
  • Enjoy a guided city tour of Buenos Aires
  • Visit Plaza de Mayo, the green parks of Palermo, the home of Tango and more
  • Two internal flights from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu and Iguazu to Buenos Aires
  • English-speaking Tour Guides

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 13th September 2017

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $2700 applies

Departure Dates (2018)
May: 10 (SOLD OUT)
July: 26
August: 30
September: 13

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Perth: $330 per person
Please note: If you are departing from PERTH your flight will depart the night before at approximately 11:45pm, arriving into Johannesburg at approximately 4:30am, involving airport transfers and an extra night in Johannesburg for an early check-in.



Airline(s) Used
Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, South African Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive early or Stay Behind
Not available

Stopover Packages
Not available

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: not available
- Business Class: buy now $6499 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration
- Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded)
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration



Accommodation Used
AFRICA:
4 Star (self-rated)
- Johannesburg (South Africa): Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
- Mabula Private Game Reserve (South Africa): Mabula Game Lodge

EUROPE:
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- London (England): Novotel Excel
- Paris (France): Novotel Le Defense
- Lucerne (Switzerland): Hotel Felmis
- Mestre (Venice Area - Italy): Sport Hotel all'Ancora
- Rome (Italy): Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

SOUTH AMERICA:
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Premier Copacabana Hotel
- Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side): Golden Park International Hotel
- Buenos Aires (Argentina): Hotel De Las Americas

*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. 
Please note, some hotels are not located in the downtown area. Due to this reason, we cannot guarantee that transportation will be made available if requesting to travel between locations during free time.
Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
Not available

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children 10 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
Not available

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option



Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 30 per vehicle

Optional Tours / Activities
Not available



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Brazil is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport, a Visa for Europe or South Africa is not required for stays up to 90 days)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Gratuities/Tipping
* South Africa: pre-paid tipping is included for the Safari Lodge and porterage at the airports 
* Europe: Recommended at €5 per person/day
* South America: pre-paid tipping is included
* Any extra tipping is at the customer's discretion
- Mandatory European city taxes/fee's (payable on the spot at each hotel in euros)
* Venice: approx. €3 per person/night
* Rome: approx. €6 per person/night
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.



TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR:
Meals:
31 meals included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is:
- South Africa:
Tipping in South Africa has been included for the Safari Lodge and porterage at the airports 
* Any extra tipping is at the customer's discretion
- Europe: 
€5 per person/day payable to the Tour Leader to share with the driver
- South America: 
Tipping is included in the price
* Any extra tipping is at the customer's discretion

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



AFRICA: 
A Tourist visa is not required for stays in South Africa for up to 90 days; if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Please note: Yellow Fever Vaccination
Effective 01 Oct 2011, all travellers to South Africa (even in airport transit) who have been in countries where Yellow Fever is endemic, are required to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination (issued at least 10 days before arrival). Passengers without an international Yellow Fever certificate will be refused entry. Yellow Fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the Yellow Fever belt of Africa or South America

EUROPE:
A Tourist visa is not required for stays in Europe for up to 90 days; if travelling on an Australian Passport

BRAZIL: 
A Tourist visa for Brazil is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. Please start arranging your visa at least 1 month prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

ARGENTINA:
Australian citizens travelling to Argentina from the 1st of July 2017 onwards will not be required to pay the current reciprocity fee of $100 USD to enter the country. Australian tourists may be eligible to enter Argentina from this date onwards without a visa for visits up to 90 days. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Argentina for the most up-to-date information.

Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required



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Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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