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18 Day Incredible Europe

  • Visit Italy, France, Switzerland & more
  • Plus cruise the Greek Islands
Includes Return International Flights

Take in the magic of Europe by land and sea on a journey that traverses iconic cityscapes, rolling countryside, stunning alps, rich cultural history, and the dazzling Mediterranean. Discover Italy, France and Switzerland by land, before boarding MSC Cruises’ MSC Musica for a seven night cruise to the Greek Isles and more. Make this dream a reality!

Kick off your 18 day European Dream in the city of love! Take a city tour of Paris that starts at Notre Dame, enjoy the food and wine region of historic Burgundy, and free time in Lucerne. Discover amazing art in Zurich before travelling through the magnificent Swiss Alps, past Lake Como and on to Venice, Italy. From here, jump aboard the MSC Musica for a seven night cruise to Santorini, Brindisi, Katakolon, Piraeus and Corfu. Includes return international flights, eight nights hotel accommodation, seven night cruise, 28 meals and more.

Feel like no trip to Europe is complete without London? Book the pre-tour extension that takes in Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Paris, France. Fly with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air France or British Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival in Paris be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Alesia Montparnasse or similar, Paris

Meals included: None

Following breakfast at the hotel begin a locally guided half day city tour visiting Ile de la Cite. The tour starts from Notre Dame, one of the first Gothic cathedrals ever built. You won’t need to go far to see the Palace of the Conciergerie, where many were imprisoned; including the famous Marie Antoinette. Continue to the Latin Quarter, the literary and intellectual area, home to the former University of the Sorbonne. Continuing the tour, you will admire the botanical gardens, the Mosque, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden and Saint Germain des Pres. Walk through Les Halles until you reach the cultural centre George Pompidou, built in 1977 as the Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Alesia Montparnasse or similar, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to Dijon, the capital city of the historic Burgundy region. The region is renowned for its vineyards and the wine they produce, delicious food, and architecture that traverses Gothic, medieval houses, renaissance townhouses and art deco. The city is located at the foot of the hills of the Côte d’Or, and is known as the ‘city of a hundred towers’. Explore the historic centre on a walking tour where you’ll see the afore mentioned architectural styles come to life. See the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, (entrance not included) in the centre of the city; and the Cathedral of St.-Bénigne (entrance not included).

Overnight: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar, Dijon

Meals included: Breakfast

Today arrive in Lucerne and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful city with its 14th century covered wooden bridges and medieval fortifications. Afterwards continue to Zurich. This evening, treat yourself to one of many Fondue restaurants in town for dinner (not included). Cheese, meat or chocolate - Fondue is the national dish of Switzerland and should not be missed!

Overnight: Dorint Airport Zurich Hotel or similar, Zurich

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of Zurich. See Grossmünster, the old Romanesque church, a symbol of reformed Zurich. You will also see the Fraumünster, an old Gothic church (former convent) with window paintings made by Russian-French artist, Marc Chagall. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Overnight: Dorint Airport Zurich Hotel or similar, Zurich

Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the spectacularly scenic drive through the Swiss Alps. Drive through the Gotthard Tunnel (16km) and continue along the breathtaking shores of Lake Lugano and Lake Como; set against the foothills of the Alps. Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region's three major lakes and is surrounded by beautiful villages. Bellagio, the most famous town of the lake, has narrow and steep lanes and offers unparalleled views of the lake. Tremezzo is an important tourist centre thanks to Villa Carlotta (entrance not included), an imposing neoclassical residence that was built in 1843 as a wedding gift for Charlotte of Prussia. In the late afternoon arrive at the hotel in the Venice area.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Delfino / Hotel Venezia or similar, Mestre (Venice)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Venice by boat for a half day locally guided tour of this magical city. The tour starts from the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the centre of Venetian life. On the north side of the square stands Saint Mark’s Clocktower and the Procuratie Vecchie; the west there is the Napoleonic wing and in the south, the Procuratie Nuove. The Basilica of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale (entrances not included) are symbolic monuments of the Republic, which stand in the background of the square. The church was built to house the body of Saint Mark. Continue the tour by walking to see the Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and symbols of the town. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Delfino / Hotel Venezia or similar, Mestre (Venice)

Meals included: Breakfast

After check out you will be transferred to the cruise terminal. The cruise does not depart until 5:00pm, but you may leave your luggage in secure storage (cost not included) at the terminal and spend the day at leisure before embarkation. Please note, it is your own responsibility to embark the cruise ship on time (as indicated on your cruise documents). The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Once a bridging point for crusading knights, Brindisi is one of the most surprising locations on the Mediterranean. As simple as it sounds, you may have the best time of your trip simply whiling away the hours in a bar or restaurant in Brindisi’s old town.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20km away from the ancient site of Olympia, where the olympics were originally staged. The town centre is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Santorini (also called Thera), in the fabulous group of Greek Islands known as the Cyclades, is hugely popular with holiday makers. Famous for its architecture, Santorini’s white buildings and azure seas often grace the covers of Greece, and Greek Island, holiday brochures across world.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Piraeus has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls - scattered remnants of which can still be seen - were built to connect it to the city. Today it’s a substantial metropolis in its own right.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

An island in the Ionian Sea off Greece’s northwest coast, Corfu is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule, before it was eventually united with Greece in 1864.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Kotor is an old Mediterranean port located on a stunning bay in Montenegro. The town is surrounded by well-preserved walls and features landmarks which have helped Kotor earn a place on the UNESCO World heritage site list.

Overnight: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will dock back in Venice. After disembarkation you will be transferred to the hotel in the Venice area. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Delfino / Hotel Venezia or similar, Mestre (Venice)

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to London, England. Fly with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air France or British Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into London today be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Holiday Inn London Whitechapel or similar, London

Meals included: None

Today after breakfast enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of London with your tour leader. Walk 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 (entrance not included), where the crown jewels have been kept since the 14th century.

Overnight: Holiday Inn London Whitechapel or similar, London

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to London Station to board the Eurostar train to Paris (approx. 2.5 hour journey). Upon arrival at Gare de Lyon you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Alesia Montparnasse or similar, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Montenegro
  • Explore Paris, Dijon, Lucerne, Zurich, Lake Como and Venice
  • See the Eiffel Tower on a guided tour of Paris
  • Explore Dijon’s historic centre on a walking tour
  • Enjoy free time in the lakeside city of Lucerne
  • See Grossmünster on a walking tour of Zurich
  • Witness jaw-dropping scenery in the Swiss Alps
  • Experience the dramatic beauty of Lake Como
  • Explore the colourful streets and canals of Venice on a guided tour
  • Cruise to Santorini, Brindisi, Katakolon, Piraeus, Corfu and Kotor
  • Discover Brindisi’s history
  • Dock in Katakolon in the bay of Agios Andreas
  • Admire the whitewashed villages of Santorini
  • See Piraeus, Athens’ main port
  • Visit the island of Corfu, framed by dramatic blue waters
  • Dock in Kotor a UNESCO World heritage site
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fantastic ‘MSC Musica’ ship
  • Enjoy 28 meals including daily breakfast
  • Parking, check point fees and city taxes
  • English speaking tour leader (days 2 -9 and 16)
  • English speaking tour guide (day 3 and 8)
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise transfers
All of the 18 Day Package, plus:
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 2 additional meals
  • Explore London on a full day sightseeing tour
  • 1 way train journey aboard the Eurostar from London - Paris
  • English speaking tour leader (days 2 - 4)
  • Airport and rail transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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 the General 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 your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th September 2018.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
18 Day Package:
- Interior Bella Cabin: $2050
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $2450
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2750

20 Day Package with London Pre Tour Extension:
- Interior Bella Cabin: $2300
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $2700
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $3000

Departure Dates (2018)
August: 25
September: 8
Please Note: If departing on the 20 Day Package with the London Pre Tour Extension, your departure date is 2 days prior.

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



Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Air Berlin, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Alitalia, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines plus any codeshare partners. (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Paris, France (18 Day Package Only) OR London, England (20 Day Package Only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Venice, Italy (Both Packages)
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way.
Solo Traveller: $700 each way.
Locations:
* Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Starting from $2899* per person.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6999 per person.
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and 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 Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration. 



Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.



Accommodation Used

18 Day Package
3-4 Star (self-rated):
- Paris: Hotel Ibis Alesia Montparnasse
- Dijon: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel
- Zurich: Dorint Airport Zurich Hotel 
- Mestre (Venice): Quality Hotel Delfino / Hotel Venezia
- Cruise: MSC Cruise Lines - ‘MSC Musica’ ship

20 Day Package with London Pre Tour Extension 
3-4 Star (self-rated):
- London: Holiday Inn London Whitechapel
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights 
- Paris, France (Pre Tour): $150 per room including breakfast.
- Venice, Italy (Post Tour): $180 per room including breakfast.

- London, England (Pre Tour Extension Only) $460 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 2 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 / 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 50 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Please Note:
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Gratuities/tipping.
* Land: Recommended at €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/ day payable to the tour leader on tour.
* Cruise: Mandatory at approx. €9 (approx. $14 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
As this deal covers multiple countries, temperatures will range from low to high 20’s. Travel period is over the European high season, so expect dry, warm and sunny days – though the evenings may still require an additional layer of clothing.

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 travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CRUISE
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is 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 off-loading 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 €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. Tipping for the cruise is mandatory at €9 (approx. $14 AUD) per person/day and will be automatically charged to your onboard account.

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 standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A Tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
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.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



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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