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12 Day Taste of the Mediterranean

  • Discover the best of Rome, Pompeii & Naples
  • Cruise the Med Sea to Italy, Spain & France
Includes Return International Flights

The Mediterranean is renowned for its mouth-watering food and flavours. The full-bodied reds and crisp whites of Italy, the bountiful paellas and fresh salads of Spain, the aged cheeses and buttery pastries of France… and you can sample them all on this dazzling 12 day Mediterranean odyssey.

Begin with an unforgettable land tour of Italy, taking in some of the country’s most iconic cities and landmarks. Explore the historic capital of Rome on a guided tour; see the ancient Colosseum, make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, gaze in wonder at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and more. Wander through the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Pompeii, an ancient city buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD; and take in the highlights of seaside Naples - the birthplace of the pizza. Then, embark on a seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the MSC Seaview. The Seaview features several fabulous bars, restaurants and boutiques, multiple pools, and plenty of spaces to kick back and soak up the ever-changing views of the Med. Cruise to ports including Cannes on the French Riviera, La Spezia on the Cinque Terre, lively Barcelona and more! This package also includes return flights, two nights 4-star hotel accommodation, and an English-speaking tour leader and guide.

Is your belly rumbling thinking about the food? Take your trip to the next level on the 18 day option with food and wine extension. Savour the delicious wines of Montepulciano in Tuscany, indulge with a street food walking tour of Florence, enjoy a cooking class in the famous Chianti region and more!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Rome, Italy! Fly with Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Virgin Australia, to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Rome, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to experience the history, culture and beauty of this gorgeous capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Artis or similar, Rome

Meals included: None

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, depart for Pompeii - one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located on the stunning Sorrento Coast, the ancient city was buried in ash during the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. Rediscovered in 1748, the remarkably well-preserved city offers a fascinating glimpse into the ancient Roman empire.

After the tour, continue to the beautiful seaside city of Naples. Take a walking tour with your Tour Leader and experience the unique charms of this seaside city. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples is brimming with important art and architecture. See the Naples Cathedral (entrance not included). Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle (entrance not included). Take a chance to taste authentic Napoli pizza and the delicious traditional “sfogliatelle” - a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Italy’s southwest region of Campania (not included). In the evening arrive back into Rome.

Overnight: Hotel Artis or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a three hour guided tour of Rome this morning, experiencing why this charming city has remained a centre of art, food and culture for millennia. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain before enjoying a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square and Piazza Venezia - the central hub of Rome. You will also see the incredible ruins of the Colosseum (entrance not included), the Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon.

Afterwards you will continue to the Vatican City to see St Peter’s Basilica (entrance not included). After the tour you might like to visit the Sistine Chapel on your own to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling (entrance not included). After the tour, enjoy some free time at leisure before being transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on the wondrous seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Seaview’. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.

Please note: If you have your sights set on going inside the famous Colosseum or Sistine Chapel during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

With its immaculate seafront, hotels and beachfront, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, Cannes is in many ways the symbol of the French Riviera, particularly during the annual film festival. Enjoy a stroll along the Bay of Cannes, recline on one of the striped sun-loungers at the beach, or maybe relax at one of the chic cafes. Be sure to keep an eye out for visiting stars.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Admire the honey-coloured beauty of Palma Cathedral, explore the charming cluster of alleys and narrow lanes that form the old city, wander through the bustling public squares, or simply relax and watch the world go by at the harbour. Palma is a world away from the heaving tourist meccas of the surrounding bay, yet it still has a myriad of fabulous bars, galleries and restaurants to enjoy. An optional shore excursion (not included) is a fantastic way to get the most out of your visit.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Barcelona – Spain’s second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya – vibrates with life. No other city in the country comes close with its style, looks or energy. A cruise excursion (not included) to the Barcelona city centre will help you discover the world-class art museums, fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. Antoni Gaudí’s church ‘La Sagrada Familia’, an extraordinary architectural wonder which has been under construction since 1882, and the world-famous boulevard ‘La Ramblas’ are just two essential places to see.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Known for its agreeable climate and wealth of charming cafés, restaurants and shops, Ajaccio is the relaxed capital of Corsica island. It was also the birthplace of French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. The core of the old town – a cluster of elegant streets stretching north and south of Place Foch, which opens to the seafront by the port and the marina – holds the most interest. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, a vibrant city full of rough-edged style. During a visit you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways. Home to large palaces built by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is a photographers dream. Seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (Cathedral of Saint Lawrence), Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), and the palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the days when Genoa’s ships once sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

At the head of the majestic Gulf of La Spezia, an impressively sweeping panorama of islands and rough headlands, lies magical La Spezia. A major naval and shipbuilding centre, it is home to the Museo Amedeo Lia, home to one of the finest collections of medieval and Renaissance art in the region. The renowned Cinque Terre (Five Lands) stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. Named for five colourful villages wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the Cinque Terre is a genuine highlight of the Italian Riviera.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive back into the port of Civitavecchia, Rome. After breakfast, disembark and make your own way to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Rome, Italy! Fly with Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Virgin Australia, to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Rome, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to experience the history, culture and beauty of this gorgeous capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Artis or similar, Rome

Meals included: None

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, depart for Pompeii - one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located on the stunning Sorrento Coast, the ancient city was buried in ash during the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. Rediscovered in 1748, the remarkably well-preserved city offers a fascinating glimpse into the ancient Roman empire.

After the tour, continue to the beautiful seaside city of Naples. Take a walking tour with your Tour Leader and experience the unique charms of this seaside city. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples is brimming with important art and architecture. See the Naples Cathedral (entrance not included). Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle (entrance not included). Take a chance to taste authentic Napoli pizza and the delicious traditional “sfogliatelle” - a shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Italy’s southwest region of Campania (not included). In the evening arrive back into Rome.

Overnight: Hotel Artis or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a three hour guided tour of Rome this morning, experiencing why this charming city has remained a centre of art, food and culture for millennia. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain before enjoying a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square and Piazza Venezia - the central hub of Rome. You will also see the incredible ruins of the Colosseum (entrance not included), the Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon.

Afterwards you will continue to the Vatican City to see St Peter’s Basilica (entrance not included). After the tour you might like to visit the Sistine Chapel on your own to view Michelangelo’s famous painted ceiling (entrance not included). After the tour, enjoy some free time at leisure before being transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on the wondrous seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Seaview’. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.

Please note: If you have your sights set on going inside the famous Colosseum or Sistine Chapel during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

With its immaculate seafront, hotels and beachfront, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, Cannes is in many ways the symbol of the French Riviera, particularly during the annual film festival. Enjoy a stroll along the Bay of Cannes, recline on one of the striped sun-loungers at the beach, or maybe relax at one of the chic cafes. Be sure to keep an eye out for visiting stars.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Admire the honey-coloured beauty of Palma Cathedral, explore the charming cluster of alleys and narrow lanes that form the old city, wander through the bustling public squares, or simply relax and watch the world go by at the harbour. Palma is a world away from the heaving tourist meccas of the surrounding bay, yet it still has a myriad of fabulous bars, galleries and restaurants to enjoy. An optional shore excursion (not included) is a fantastic way to get the most out of your visit.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Barcelona – Spain’s second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya – vibrates with life. No other city in the country comes close with its style, looks or energy. A cruise excursion (not included) to the Barcelona city centre will help you discover the world-class art museums, fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. Antoni Gaudí’s church ‘La Sagrada Familia’, an extraordinary architectural wonder which has been under construction since 1882, and the world-famous boulevard ‘La Ramblas’ are just two essential places to see.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Known for its agreeable climate and wealth of charming cafés, restaurants and shops, Ajaccio is the relaxed capital of Corsica island. It was also the birthplace of French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte. The core of the old town – a cluster of elegant streets stretching north and south of Place Foch, which opens to the seafront by the port and the marina – holds the most interest. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, a vibrant city full of rough-edged style. During a visit you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways. Home to large palaces built by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is a photographers dream. Seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (Cathedral of Saint Lawrence), Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), and the palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the days when Genoa’s ships once sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

At the head of the majestic Gulf of La Spezia, an impressively sweeping panorama of islands and rough headlands, lies magical La Spezia. A major naval and shipbuilding centre, it is home to the Museo Amedeo Lia, home to one of the finest collections of medieval and Renaissance art in the region. The renowned Cinque Terre (Five Lands) stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. Named for five colourful villages wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the Cinque Terre is a genuine highlight of the Italian Riviera.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seaview’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive back into the port of Civitavecchia, Rome. After breakfast, you will disembark and meet your tour leader to begin your Italian gastronomic adventure. Head to the romantic Tuscany region, with a stop in the medieval village of Montepulciano. Here you will visit a winery and sample two local red wines - Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG - and enjoy a typical lunch including local cuts, pasta and dessert.

Afterwards, proceed toward Pienza, where you will stop for a brief visit to the town centre with your Tour Leader. Continue onwards to Montalcino, enjoying a visit to a local winery for a red wine tasting along the way. In the late afternoon arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Delle Nazioni or similar, Florence

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

In the morning meet your local guide for a tour of the city. Stop at local street food markets to get to know some mouth-watering local specialities such as Lampredotto and Trippa. The tour will begin from the colourful Market of San Lorenzo – home to stalls offering the best Florentine and Italian food specialities. Butchers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable vendors and small specialty shops selling local olive oils, meats, cheeses and much, much more. It’s great fun to walk around and take in all the new things you have may have never seen or eaten before. During the tour, you will also discover the most classical sites of Florence including Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. In the afternoon, enjoy free time at leisure to explore or relax on your own.

Overnight: Hotel Delle Nazioni or similar, Florence

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast head to the Chianti area for wine tasting, a cooking class and typical lunch of Tuscan specialties. In the afternoon, you will be met by your local guide for a tour of Siena, whose historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Afterwards, return to Florence for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Delle Nazioni or similar, Florence

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning depart to Liguria, the crescent-shaped region in northwest Italy. On the way make a stop in La Spezia and from there you will embark on a boat to Cinque Terre (weather permitting). In the event of bad sea conditions, you will take a regional train. Enjoy a full day with you tour leader to discover the beautiful villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Here you will also get to enjoy a guided wine tasting of local Cinque Terre wines, made even better by an incredible location: at the beginning of the famous Via dell’Amore (Street of Love) high on the cliffs over the sea. The owner Yvonne, a sommelier, will introduce you the wines of the Cinque Terre, offering four wines of different winegrowers. The tasting will be accompanied by some local snacks such as focaccia bread, olives, and pesto. Savour the delicious flavours and location, making sure to snap a few photographs of the sea and colourful houses.

Overnight: Hotel CDH or similar, La Spezia

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Genoa. Delve deeper into the history of the city with a walking tour among the narrow alleys of its historic centre with your Tour Leader. Here you will discover the real “heart” of the city; charming old shops, noble palaces and grand 18th century churches that contain incredible works of art.

Enjoy lunch at Sa Pesta, one of the city’s oldest osterias (a type of restaurant that typically has a short and snappy menu showcasing local specialties). Taste traditional delights such as Farinata, anchovies, vegetable pie and the famous pesto sauce, together with a glass of local white wine “il bianchetto”.

After lunch, enjoy a visit to a Gold Leaf Laboratory. Here the Master Craftsmen will show you the techniques of gilding and lacquering. As a special treat, take part in a two hour workshop in which you will create your own gold frame to take home as a souvenir! Master Craftsman Pozzo Marco continues a long family tradition – his father Luigi started his apprenticeship as a Church Restorer and Gilder in Genoa in 1960. The laboratory has gained a reputation over the years for its commitment to excellence, combined with the versatility, experience and skills of the gilders led by Mr. Pozzo and his staff. In the evening, you will return back to La Spezia for the night.

Overnight: Hotel CDH or similar, La Spezia

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Check out this morning and transfer to the train station for your trip by high speed train to Rome. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the city.

Overnight: Hotel di Porta Maggiore or similar, Roma

Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of Italy, Spain and France
  • See the sights of historic Rome on a half day tour
  • Marvel at the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • See the Vatican City; the world’s smallest country
  • Tour the ruins of Pompeii, devastated by Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD
  • Discover the history and cafe culture of Naples
  • Cruise to glamorous Cannes on the French Riviera
  • Visit the energetic city of Barcelona
  • Soak up the history of vibrant Palma de Mallorca
  • Relax in Ajaccio, the pearl of Corsica Island
  • Stop in the port of Genoa; birthplace of Christopher Columbus
  • Dock in La Spezia on the magical Cinque Terre coast
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/*MEL/BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 7 night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
  • 2 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 22 meals including daily breakfast
  • Parking, check point fees
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Day 2: Transfer airport to hotel
  • Day 4: Transfer hotel to cruise port
    All of the 12 Day Package, plus the following:
  • Savour the flavours of Florence, Siena, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Genoa and more
  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 10 meals including daily breakfast and 3 traditional lunches
  • Taste 2 local varietals of red wine in Montepulciano
  • Explore the beautiful medieval town of Pienza in Tuscany
  • Relax over a traditional lunch in Montepulciano
  • Enjoy a tour and wine tasting in a local winery in Montalcino
  • Sample local flavours on a street food walking tour of Florence’s markets
  • See Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio in Florence
  • Experience a locally guided tour of medieval Siena
  • Enjoy a wine tasting, an Italian cooking class and a traditional lunch in the Chianti area
  • Discover the Cinque Terre on a full day boat tour from La Spezia (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy wine tasting and snacks on the Cinque Terre with a local sommelier
  • Experience a walking tour through the famous port city of Genoa
  • Enjoy a local lunch in one of the oldest “osterias” in Genoa
  • Visit a Gold Leaf Laboratory and create your own gold frame
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the ancient city of Rome
  • 1 x intercity train: La Spezia - Rome
  • 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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 27th of October 2019    
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
12 Day Package: 
- Inside Bella Cabin: $1230
- Ocean View Bella Cabin: $1450
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $1720
 
18 Day Package with Wine and Food Extension: 
- Inside Bella Cabin: $1875
- Ocean View Bella Cabin: $2100
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2370
 
Departure Dates (2019)
September: 15
October: 27
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, or Perth.
 
Interstate Surcharges
Melbourne and Adelaide: $150 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Rome, Italy
$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.
- Blackout dates:
* 20 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
 
Stay behind in Rome, Italy
$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.
- Blackout dates:
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20 January 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only an outbound OR inbound stopover may be chosen; not both.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $6499 per person
Please note: 
- 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.

 

Cabin Experiences
Bella:
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
 
Fantastica:
‘Fantastica’ fares are a wonderful way to enjoy the comforts of life on board an elegant, modern cruise ship, plus a variety of extra privileges. Benefits are: 
- Enjoy a wide choice of superb cuisine to celebrate the tastes of the Mediterranean with a chance to indicate preferred dinner sitting.
- Access to gourmet buffets with 13 different gastronomic corners open 20 hours a day.
- Daily cabin service and goodnight turn down service.
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Priority in choice of dinner sitting.
- Complimentary continental breakfast on every morning except morning of departure.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day



Accommodation Used


12D Package

4 Star (self-rated)

- Rome: Hotel Artis or similar

 

18D Package with Wine and Food extension

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Florence: Hotel Delle Nazioni or similar

- La Spezia: Hotel CDH or similar

- Rome: Hotel Di Porta Maggiore or similar

Please note: Accommodation/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 Tour): $215 per room including breakfast
- Rome (Post Tour - Extension only): $215 per room including breakfast
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
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 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
Twin or Double bedding(subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Standard Package:
Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Extension Package: 
Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- 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).
- Gratuities/tipping:
- * Land: Recommended at €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/ day payable on tour.
- * Cruise: Mandatory at approx. €10 (approx. $16 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- City Tax, payable upon check in:
12D Package: 
* Rome: €6 per person, per night 
18D Extension Package: 
* Florence €4.80 per person, per night 
* La Spezia €3 per person, per night
* Rome: €6 per person, per night 
- Personal expenses.
- Transfer Day 11: Civitavecchia, Rome to airport (standard package only)
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Italy and the West Med:
Italy is largely characterised by a typical Mediterranean climate made up by warm springs and hot and dry summers, the climate here is very pleasant. Along South Italy September to October are the best months to travel through Italy. You can expect temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day. The climate will be much of the same throughout the cruise portion of the trip. 
 
FLIGHTS
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.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- 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. 
 
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. 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.
 
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 the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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 €10 (approx. $16 AUD) per person/day and will be automatically charged to your onboard account. Please note; additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top of the normal ship board gratuity. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



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 visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.
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