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18 Day Best of Europe

  • Explore France, Italy, Monaco, Croatia & Greece
  • Visit Paris, Venice, Monte Carlo, Santorini & More
Includes Return International Flights

Europe is within easy reach on this incredible fly, tour and cruise package. Take in world-famous landmarks, sample the delights of European culture, and cruise the sparkling Mediterranean. This unforgettable Continental adventure showcases the very best of Paris, Venice, the French Riviera, the Greek Islands and beyond.

Tick off the highlights of Europe on this spectacular 18 day journey by land and sea. See the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral on a city tour of Paris, travel to Cannes by high-speed train, and visit Nice on the stunning French Riviera. Wander the romantic streets of Venice, and explore the historic city of Florence. Experience a thrilling seven night Mediterranean and Greek Islands cruise aboard the MSC Magnifica ship. Explore the ancient city of Bari, Italy before heading to the magical Greek Islands of Santorini, Crete, Corfu and visit the stunning port town of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Includes eight nights accommodation on tour, a seven night cruise, 29 meals including daily breakfast and all meals while cruising, English-speaking tour leader, and much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Paris, France. 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 into Paris you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: None

Today enjoy a full day Paris city highlights tour. See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Seine River bridges, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde and walk the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel aboard the TGV high-speed train to Cannes on the glittering French Riviera. Best known for its annual film festival, the coastal city is brimming with luxury hotels, sunny seaside restaurants, and gorgeous stretches of beach. From Cannes, travel along the scenic Riviera to Nice, arriving in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Ibis Nice Palais de Congres Vieux or similar, Nice
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of Nice and then continue onto Monaco, the city of Prince’s. View the classic Monte Carlo Quarter with its famous casino and then enjoy a coach tour along the very same road the famous F1 Grand Prix operates on. Continue onto Italy and spend the night in Genoa.

Overnight: CIT Hotel Britannia or similar, Genoa
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a scenic drive to the stunning Cinque Terre region. Together with your tour leader board the local train (tickets included) – to visit the famous Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza. The Cinque Terre or “The Five Lands” are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain extending inland. As such, the villages and the carefully terraced lands have kept their original charm. Afterwards drive to the Pisa region for the evening to retire in the Lucca area of Tuscany.

Overnight: Relais San Lorenz or similar, Lucca Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head to Pisa and marvel at the unique leaning tower. Continue onto Florence. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the historical centre and view Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast head north and arrive in Bologna for a lunch stop (not included) and free time to walk around this lively historic city, renowned for its culinary traditions. Bologna has given its name to the well-known Bolognese sauce, which in Italian is called ragù alla bolognese. Afterwards continue onto Venice to enjoy an afternoon walk through Piazza San Marco with the tour leader and perhaps take the opportunity to experience a gondola ride (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day city tour, beginning with a walk along the canals. As you explore, admiring the cobbled laneways, colourful trattoria cafes and beautiful piazzas, it soon becomes clear why this city is considered among the most romantic in the world. See the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’ Orologio. At the end of the tour you can choose to either walk with the tour leader back to the hotel or purchase a vaporetto ticket (not included) to cruise down the Grand Canal.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on your magical 7 night MSC Greek Islands Cruise aboard the ‘MSC Magnifica’. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

An ancient city just waiting to be discovered. It’s worth doing an excursion just to wander around the old city of Bari (not included), an entrancing jumble of streets that are the most mind- bending places to walk around.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Mediterranean sun.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The jewel in the Greek Islands crown 'Santorini' will offer opportunities to take photographs on every corner of this volcanic island in the Cyclades, with its incredible variety of landscapes and its crystal clear sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek Island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

On the northern most edge of the Ionian islands, with its lush vegetation and picturesque coastline, you'll find a unique mosaic of cultural and artistic influences.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular cruise destination, and it’s not difficult to see why. This medieval town was reshaped by Baroque planners after a disastrous earthquake of 1667; Dubrovnik’s historic core seems to have been suspended in time ever since.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning dock back into Venice and after disembarkation (please allow approx. 2 hours to disembark) you will need to make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore France, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Croatia
  • Visit Paris, Cannes, Nice, Genoa, Cinque Terre Coast, Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame on a Paris city tour
  • Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Cannes
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Nice
  • Stop in Monte Carlo, home to the F1 Grand Prix
  • Stay the night in beautiful Genoa
  • Witness the colours of the Cinque Terre coastline
  • Explore the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza
  • Travel the beautiful countryside of Tuscany
  • Take a photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and more on a walking tour of Florence
  • Visit Bologna, known as a food lover’s paradise
  • See the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace on a full day Venice tour
  • Cruise to Bari, Santorini, Crete, Corfu, and Dubrovnik
  • Experience the historic charm of Bari
  • Wander through the streets of magical Corfu Island
  • Breathe in the beauty and serenity of Santorini
  • Dock in Chania (Crete) known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour
  • Dock in the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean and Greek Islands
  • Sail aboard the spectacular ‘Magnifica’ ship
  • Receive MSC’s ‘Fantastica’ cabin experience
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 10)

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 28th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Fantastica Cabin: $2100
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $2300
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $2500
 
Departure Dates (2020)
April: 29 (SOLD OUT)
May: 13 (SOLD OUT)
June: ^*3
August: ^*19
September: *2, ^*16, 
September: 30 (SOLD OUT)
October: 14, 28 (SOLD OUT)
 
Surcharges
Please note:
Dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $300 per person.
Dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, 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 any 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 Paris, France
$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.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind in Venice, 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.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
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 a post tour stop over may be purchased.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Starting from $2899 per person
- Business Class: Buy now for $6499 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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Cabins


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

 

Cabin Experiences

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


3 Star (self-rated):

- Paris, France: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar

- Nice, France: Ibis Nice Palais de Congres Vieux or similar

- Genoa, Italy: CIT Hotel Britannia or similar

- Lucca Area, Italy: Relais San Lorenz or similar

- Florence, Italy: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar 

- Venice Area, Italy: Hotel Villa Stucky, Villa Foscarini or similar

- Cruise: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship

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
- Paris, France (Pre Tour): $280 per room including breakfast.
- Venice, Italy (Post Tour): $180 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 8 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 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
PARIS:
Louvre entrance: approx. €15 (approx. $23 AUD)
VENICE:
- Gondola ride: approx. €30 (approx. $48 AUD)
- Doges Palace entrance: approx. €19 (approx. $30 AUD)
Please note:
- prices are based 2018/19 rates and my change slightly in 2020.
- 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).
- Gratuities/tipping.
* Land: Recommended at €5 per person/ day payable to the tour leader on tour.
* Cruise: Mandatory at approx. €10 per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Mandatory city taxes/check point fees: approx. €14 payable on tour (please note pricing is subject to change).
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 17).
- 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
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. In May and Sep - the evenings may still require an additional layer of clothing.
 
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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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 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 as 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.