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14 Day Last Minute Med Cruise

  • Discover Italy, Albania, Croatia & more
  • Take in the wonders of the Greek Islands
Includes return international flights

Be captivated by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, thrilled by the historic landmarks of Italy, and delighted by the sheer beauty of the Greek Islands on this amazing 14 day tour and cruise package taking in four European countries.

Your trip begins in Rome, with a half day tour taking in the iconic landmarks from the Vatican to the Colosseum. See St. Mark’s Square and the Piazza San Marco on a tour of romantic Venice. Then, climb aboard ‘MSC Poesia’ for your seven night cruise to Bari, the Olympic city of Katakolon, the white washed villages of Mykonos, Pireaeus, stunning Sarande and the historic city of Dubrovnik. Package includes return international flights, seven night cruise, four nights hotel accommodation, 24 meals, and more.


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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Italy, Rome. Fly with award-winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

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

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome, Italy.

Following breakfast at the hotel begin a locally guided half day city tour experiencing some of the richest history in the world today. See The Vatican City & St. Peter Basilica which stands on the traditional site where St. Peter was crucified and buried (not included). Next, you will see the Colosseum, one of the most famous monuments in the world and an iconic symbol of Rome (not included). Continue on to the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. Then, enjoy a fantastic photo opportunity at the world-famous Pantheon, a unique historic temple with sleek marble columns. Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain before a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square.

If you want to visit the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums it is strongly advised to book your entrance tickets online prior in order to avoid waiting in queues. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure in the Italian capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome, Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, your journey will continue to the magic city of Venice. Arriving in Venice this afternoon, a local guide will await you at Tronchetto pier from where you will board a waterbus to the city centre. The tour (2 hours) starts from the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the centre of Venetian life.

On the tour you will see the main attractions of the city including St. Mark's Square and its famous Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower. See the Bridge of Sighs, one of the most infamous landmarks in Venice. It links the opulent grandeur of the Doge’s Palace to the arched, minimalist cells of the New Prisons. It is said that the bridge gets its name from the sighs of desperation exhaled by those crossing it into captivity. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure in Venice.

Overnight: Hotel Lugano Torretta or similar, Mestre, Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast

After checkout you will be transferred from your hotel to the cruise terminal arriving before 9am. At the terminal you can store your luggage (approx. 7 euros per person). Enjoy some free time in Venice before boarding your home for the next 7 nights. The ship will depart Venice at 4:30pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Situated at the far end of Corso Cavour, its labyrinth of seemingly endless passages, weaving through courtyards and under arches, were originally designed to spare the inhabitants from the wind and throw invaders into a state of confusion. Here, life is lived very much outdoors, and on summer evenings it’s full of people sitting outside their kitchen doors.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas. Choose to join an optional excursion (not included) where you will spend a few hours off the ship to follow the trail of ancient Olympians on a fascinating tour to the archaeological remains of Olympia, only a short coach drive from Katakolon. Ancient Olympia is the town that gave rise to, hosted the Olympic Games in classical times, and is still the place where the Olympic torch is lit for our modern-day Summer Olympics, which were reinstated in 1896.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Whilst sailing on your cruise to the Mediterranean Sea, Mykonos is the quintessential image of the Cyclades. From your cruise ship you’ll pass the archaeological museum on your way into town, which was specially built in 1905 to display artefacts from the cemeteries on Rinia Island, opposite Delos.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Pireas (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. Piraeus, is a short 30 minute bus trip to the centre of Athens. An optional shore excursion (not included) can be the opportunity to visit Athens. The vestiges of the ancient Classical Greek city, most famously represented by the Parthenon and other remains that top the Acropolis, are an inevitable focus, along with the magnificent National Archaeological Museum.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

One of the most beautiful natural environments of the entire Albanian coast, with its beaches of small natural stones and a wonderful blue sea, Sarande – near the border with Greece, from its seaside you can see Corfu – has become one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in the Ionian Sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Poesia’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will dock back in Venice. After disembarkation you will be transferred to your hotel back in Rome for one final night. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome, Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast and check-out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. In case of an early departure the hotel will provide breakfast that may be taken with you.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Italy, Albania, Greece and Croatia
  • Feel the romance of Venice on guided tour
  • Learn the history of the incredible city of Rome
  • Cruise to Bari, Katakolon, Piraeus, Mykonos, Sarande and Dubrovnik
  • Dock in the Old City of Bari in Italy
  • Enjoy the buzz and beaches of colourful Mykonos
  • Dock in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik
  • Experience the ancient Greek city of Piraeus
  • Discover the natural beauty of Sarande
  • Dock in Katakolon in the bay of Agios Andreas
  • Return international flights (economy flights) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the magnificent ‘MSC Poesia’ ship
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rome
  • 1 night accommodation in Venice
  • Enjoy 24 meals including daily breakfast
  • Airline and cruise taxes, city tax, and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and port 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 the 14th August 2018.

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

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
- Interior Bella Cabin: $1620
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $1990
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2250

Departure Date
14th August 2018

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

Full Service Airline(s) Used

Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, China Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Rome
$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 Rome
$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
* Singapore
- 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 $2399* per person.
- Business Class: Buy now for $5899 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.
Please note: If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available


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

Accommodation Used

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Rome: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

- Mestre (Venice): Hotel Lugano Torretta

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
- Rome (Pre/Post Tour): $150 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and 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
3 people (subject to availability).

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
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.

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:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- 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).
*Land: Recommended at approx. €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.

Italy, Greece, Albania and Croatia
In August the average temperature is 27°C while the average low is 22°C. July and August are the peak summer months when the temperature will rarely drop below 20°C even at night. Fortunately, the islands are visited by the cooling "meltemi" winds - sea breezes that blow from the north and north-west. The winds are strongest in July and August when they are enjoyed the most.

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. 

Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

Begins approximately 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.

Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 

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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.

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 the luggage from the coach.

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

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/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.

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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