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  • Rome to the Red Sea

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  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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  • Palatine Hill, Rome

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  • Aqaba, Jordan

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  • Dubai

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  • Colosseum, Rome

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  • Celebrity Constellation

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  • Celebrity Constellation

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  • Athens, Acropolis

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  • Aqaba, Jordan

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  • Catania, Sicily

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  • Suez Canal

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  • Extension: Muscat, Oman

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  • Extension: Nizwa, Oman

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Rome to the Red Sea

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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  • Palatine Hill, Rome

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  • Aqaba, Jordan

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Dubai

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  • Colosseum, Rome

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  • Celebrity Constellation

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  • Celebrity Constellation

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  • Athens, Acropolis

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  • Aqaba, Jordan

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  • Catania, Sicily

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  • Suez Canal

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  • Extension: Muscat, Oman

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  • Extension: Nizwa, Oman

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  • Optional Shore Excursion: Petra, Jordan

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20 Day Mediterranean & Beyond

  • Discover the ancient sites of Rome on tour
  • Cruise to Athens, Aqaba, Abu Dhabi & More
Includes Return International Flights

Experience the myths and legends, iconic cities and majestic landscapes of four countries on this dazzling 20 day ‘Middle East meets West’ journey from ancient Rome to ultra-modern Dubai.

Discover the best of the Eternal City of Rome with free time and a guided tour; see the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and more. Then, climb aboard the 5-star Celebrity Constellation ship for a sensational 15 night ‘Italy to the UAE’ cruise. Sail to Catania, the sun-kissed Sicilian city at the base of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Step back in time in Athens, the city which brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Sail through the remarkable Suez Canal from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, and then unwind in the gorgeous coastal resort of Aqaba, Jordan. Optional excursions to the rose city of Petra are available onboard. Though the trip could end here, it shifts up a gear with visits to glittering Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE. Package includes return flights, two nights pre-cruise accommodation, a 15 night cruise and much, much more!

Want to explore even further? Upgrade to the 24 day package with Oman post-cruise extension to discover the souks of Muscat, the fortresses of Nizwa, the wild desert landscape of Wahiba and much more!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Rome, Italy! Fly with award-winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).
 
Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2, these flights will also arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Artis Hotel or similar, Rome
Meals included: None

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of historic Rome. See highlights such as Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio and Imperial Street, as well as the Colosseum ‘arena of gladiators’ and the Arch of Constantine - a monument dedicated to Emperor Constantine in 315 by the Senate and the people of Rome. Afterwards view the Palatine Hill, where former emperors and influential people once lived also the exterior of the gigantic Circus Maximus, the main site in the city where carriages were held. Once the tour finishes you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, it is strongly advised to pre-purchase tickets online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: Artis Hotel or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on your exciting 15 night Arabian Sea cruise aboard the spectacular ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant and modern, this an important hub in Europe’s tech industry. Catania is also rich in baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic centre.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. One of the world's most powerful and civilised empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer, from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Once only a dream of Venetian merchants, transiting the Suez Canal has become a cherished memory for many travellers. This sea-level waterway was a Victorian-era feat connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas, shaving 4,300 miles off sailings between Europe and Asia. As the ship makes its way through the waterway on the Suez Canal, to the west you can view the green Nile Delta in Northern Egypt and the arid Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The resort city of Aqaba is situated at the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the northern most tip of the Red Sea. On a clear day, you can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Aqaba's greatest asset is widely considered the Red Sea. You can take a shore excursion to the wonders of one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, the ancient fortress city of Petra, half-built/half-carved from rock and towering cliffs (not included).

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover a breathtaking city nestled between the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and towering desert dunes. Perhaps shop the hottest designer fashions at the World Trade Centre Mall or spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the city’s gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The leading centre for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinct blend of modern city amenities with the ancient charm of Arabia. Perhaps take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Dubai has something for everyone: desert safaris, sunbathing by the emerald blue sea, restaurants featuring culinary flavours from around the world, luxury hotels and traditional Arabian flair.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before disembarking. 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.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Rome, Italy! Fly with award-winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).
 
Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2, these flights will also arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Artis Hotel or similar, Rome
Meals included: None

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of historic Rome. See highlights such as Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio and Imperial Street, as well as the Colosseum ‘arena of gladiators’ and the Arch of Constantine - a monument dedicated to Emperor Constantine in 315 by the Senate and the people of Rome. Afterwards view the Palatine Hill, where former emperors and influential people once lived also the exterior of the gigantic Circus Maximus, the main site in the city where carriages were held. Once the tour finishes you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, it is strongly advised to pre-purchase tickets online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: Artis Hotel or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on your exciting 15 night Arabian Sea cruise aboard the spectacular ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Located on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is situated at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Elegant and modern, this an important hub in Europe’s tech industry. Catania is also rich in baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic centre.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. One of the world's most powerful and civilised empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer, from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Once only a dream of Venetian merchants, transiting the Suez Canal has become a cherished memory for many travellers. This sea-level waterway was a Victorian-era feat connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas, shaving 4,300 miles off sailings between Europe and Asia. As the ship makes its way through the waterway on the Suez Canal, to the west you can view the green Nile Delta in Northern Egypt and the arid Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The resort city of Aqaba is situated at the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the northern most tip of the Red Sea. On a clear day, you can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Aqaba's greatest asset is widely considered the Red Sea. You can take a shore excursion to the wonders of one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, the ancient fortress city of Petra, half-built/half-carved from rock and towering cliffs (not included).

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover a breathtaking city nestled between the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and towering desert dunes. Perhaps shop the hottest designer fashions at the World Trade Centre Mall or spend some time soaking up the sun at one of the city’s gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The leading centre for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinct blend of modern city amenities with the ancient charm of Arabia. Perhaps take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Dubai has something for everyone: desert safaris, sunbathing by the emerald blue sea, restaurants featuring culinary flavours from around the world, luxury hotels and traditional Arabian flair.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard before disembarking where you will be met and transferred to Muscat, Oman. Upon arrival enjoy an afternoon guided city tour. Start off with a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum (entrance included). This privately owned museum is located in the old town of Muscat and is known for its fine collection of traditional costumes, antique jewellery, weapons and other treasures. Drive through the Embassy area (photography is unfortunately prohibited).

Next take a photo opportunity at Al Alam Palace, the palace of the Sultan. Afterwards you will see the Mirani and Jalali Forts before moving onto visit Muttrah Souq, which is one of the oldest markets in Oman. Its history and antiquities only increase the extent of its beauty, magic and allure. On the way back to the hotel you will see the Royal Opera House.

Overnight: Levatio Hotel or similar, Muscat
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today after breakfast visit the magnificent Grand Mosque (entrance included). A beautiful Swarovski chandelier and impressive handmade Persian carpet adorn the main prayer hall. Please consider the dress code for the visit: women must fully cover their hair, arms and legs; men must wear long trousers and a shirt.

Afterwards enjoy a guided tour of Nizwa, the former capital of Oman which lies within the vicinity of the walls of the famous Nizwa Fort. The Nizwa Souq has remained vibrant for hundreds of years and is home to a number of local industries. Next you will have a photo opportunity of the massive Bahla Fort, a UNESCO listed heritage site. Visit Jibrin Castle, (entrance included) a large rectangular building which can be distinguished by the inscriptions and frescoes that adorn its rooms. Next see Tanuf, the ruins of an old town which is located at the edge of Jabal Akhdar and at the mouth of wadi Tanuf.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel or similar, Nizwa
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today visit Al Manzifat, a village in ruins. The narrow alleys enhance the traditional architecture of the village where it was necessary to protect itself against the raids and tribal wars during the Middle Ages. Next, drive past date plantations to reach the magnificent Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman’s desert oasis. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning; feel free to plunge in and experience the crystal clear waters. Afterwards arrive at the entrance of Wahiba Sands. The dunes stretch 200km to the Arabian Sea. You can take the opportunity to venture up the high dunes to witness an unforgettable desert sunset. Afterwards be transferred by 4x4 to the camp.

Overnight: 1000 Nights Camp or similar, Wahiba Desert Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today after breakfast, witness the coastal city of Sur. Visit the dhow factory (traditional sailing vessels) to see the construction of traditional wooden boats. Enjoy time to take a photo opportunity at Ayjah Lighthouse and Wadi Shab. Marvel at the freshwater cascading from the top of the mountains where it meets the briny seawater on its banks, creating an environmental diversity unique to this wadi. Stop at Bimmah Sinkhole, a deep natural depression filled with water. The locals say that a meteor fell on this spot resulting in the natural depression and forming a small lake. This evening enjoy your last night in Muscat.

Overnight: Levatio Hotel or similar, Muscat
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning enjoy your last breakfast before being 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.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Italy, Greece, Jordan and United Arab Emirates
  • Dock in Catania, Athens, Aqaba, Abu Dhabi and Dubai
  • See the Piazza Venezia, Colosseum and more on a guided tour of Rome
  • Dock in Catania at the base of Mount Etna, Sicily
  • Step back in time in the ancient Greek city of Athens
  • Cruise through the iconic Suez Canal to the Red Sea
  • Dock in Aqaba, gateway to the fortress city of Petra
  • Visit Abu Dhabi, an ultra-modern city steeped in tradition
  • Be captivated by the dazzling Dubai skyline
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 15 night ‘Italy to the UAE’ cruise with Celebrity
  • Sail aboard the 5-star ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre-paid gratuities)
  • 2 nights 4-star pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Rome
  • Enjoy 46 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English speaking tour guide (day 3)
  • Parking and toll fees
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 4)
    All of the 20 Day Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Oman
  • 1 night Desert Camp experience
  • Enjoy 8 additional meals
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Return airport and port transfers
  • Explore Muscat on a half day sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum and Muttrah Souq
  • Explore the magnificent Grand Mosque
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Nizwa, the former capital of Oman
  • Witness the massive UNESCO listed Bahla Fort
  • Admire the detailed inscriptions and frescoes of Jibrin Castle
  • See the ruins of old town Tanuf
  • Discover the historic village of Al Manzifat
  • Relax with a swim in the enchanting oasis Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Enjoy a desert experience in Wahiba Desert
  • Marvel at the impressive desert sand dunes
  • Travel in 4x4 through the wild desert plains
  • Learn about traditional ship construction at the dhow factory
  • See the unique Wadi Shab waterfalls

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 the 15th November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
20 Day Package
- Inside Stateroom: $2150
- Ocean View Stateroom: $2300
- Veranda Stateroom: $2600
 
24 Day Package
- Inside Stateroom: $2600
- Ocean View Stateroom: $2750
- Veranda Stateroom: $3050
 
Departure Dates
15th November 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and 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.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
*20th September - 13th October 2019
- 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 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (20 Day Package only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
*14th December 2019 - 20th January 2020
- 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 Muscat, Oman (24 Day Package only)

$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
-If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online checkout.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
*14th December 2019 - 20th January 2020
- 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/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound (pre tour) only stopover may be chosen.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class: Buy now for $6199 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.





Accommodation Used
20 Day Package
4 Star (self-rated)
- Rome: Artis Hotel or similar
5 Star (self-rated)
- Cruise: ‘Celebrity Constellation’ ship
 
24 Day Package
3 Star (self-rated)
- Wahiba: 1000 Nights Camp or similar
4 Star (self-rated)
- Muscat: Levatio Hotel or similar
- Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel 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, Italy (Pre Tour): $125 per room including breakfast.
- Dubai, UAE (Post Tour): Not available.
- Muscat, Oman (Post Tour, 24 Day Package only): $220 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
3 people (subject to availability).
 
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
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.



Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
24 Day Package only
- Day 21: Camel Safari including Bedouin guide (approx. 1 hour) - $105 per person
- Day 21: Desert Quad Biking (approx. 30 minutes) - $80 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability)
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)



- Visa fees and requirements: 
  • 20 Day Package (Not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days, a visa for Jordan will be granted on arrival if participating in an 'onshore excursion' and managed by the cruise company while on the tour, a visa is granted upon arrival in UAE if travelling on an Australian passport)
  • 24 Day Package (A tourist visa for Oman is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport, please refer to the visa section)

- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping
  • Land (Italy): Tipping at the customer's discretion
  • Land (Oman): Recommended $10USD per person per day (for tour guide and driver)   
  • Cruise: Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.

- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of the cruise)
- City Tax: (payable direct to the hotel at check-in)
  • Rome: €6.00 per person, per night

- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 19 - 20 Day Package only)
- Dubai Border crossing fee - 35 AED (24 Day Package only)
- Personal expenses
- 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
Mediterranean and the Middle East:
The Mediterranean can expect 20°C daytime maximum temperatures with an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day. Dubai and Oman are hot, dry and windy year round. November weather is pleasant in the Middle East, with temperatures of around 18°C to 31°C, with an average of 25°C, paired with very little humidity.
 
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.
 
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:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour and in Italy are at the customer's discretion. In Oman the recommended tip is $10USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, and will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Cruise
Pre-paid gratuities onboard the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
 
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.



20 Day Package
Europe
A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Jordan
A visa for Jordan will be granted on arrival if participating in an 'onshore excursion' and managed by the cruise company while on the tour if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Australian passport holders are eligible for a free 30-day visitor visa-on-arrival.
 
24 Day Package
Oman
A visa for Oman is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport). Obtain a visa before arrival on the following web site: www.evisa.rop.gov.om
*Short Stay Oman Tourist Visa available for 5 OMR (approx. 15 USD) for 10-day stay
*Long Stay Oman Tourist Visa available for 20 OMR (approx. 55 USD) for 30-day stay
 
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Australian passport holders will need to pay a border crossing fee of 35 AED upon exiting the UAE and entering Oman.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
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.



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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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