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30 Day Grand Europe

  • An unforgettable journey through 13 countries
  • Visit Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic & More
Includes Return International Flights

Grab your passport and say goodbye to the every day on this once-in-a-lifetime 30 day grand tour visiting Italy, France, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Poland and beyond. Unravel the secrets of Paris, London, Venice and Rome on guided tours; feel like a movie star in Cannes on the French Riviera; stroll the canals of beautiful Amsterdam; discover the myths and legends of medieval Krakow; soak up the cultural delights of Barcelona at leisure; explore Ljubljana, the greenest city in Europe; visit Budapest on the mighty Danube; tour Prague’s picturesque Hradčany Castle District and more!

With return international flights, three high-speed train journeys, 27 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers and more, this trip places the best of Europe within your reach.

Have more time? The 37 day package with MSC Mediterranean cruise extension has your name on it.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Barcelona, Spain! Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair or Swiss Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Barcelona! Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Rafaelhoteles Badalona or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: None

Today is free to spend at leisure in this bustling city.

Defined by quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life; Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. It has medieval roots, seen in the maze like Gothic Quarter, juxtaposed with a modernist personality, as represented by architect Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical Sagrada Família church (entrance not included). The city’s restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars. You won’t be short of things to uncover in this fascinating city.

Overnight: Rafaelhoteles Badalona or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a scenic drive through Costa Brava towards Arles - a French city in the Provence region, encircled by an environment of exceptional beauty on the banks of the Rhône river. Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure in this UNESCO listed city, famous for its historical buildings and links to artists such as Van Gough (many of his paintings were inspired by the city).

Overnight: Hotel Styles Palais de Congres or similar, Arles
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, the journey continues to the French Riviera city of Cannes, synonymous with the annual Cannes Film Festival. This resort town is home to a level of wealth and glamour that cannot fail to impress. Upon arrival, explore the town at leisure. If you a looking for a place to enjoy dinner (not included) choose one of the many waterfront restaurants, and feel like a local as you stroll through the paved streets of town.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel along the scenic Riviera to Nice, where you’ll stop to sample its vibrant culture, before travelling onwards to Monaco - a magnet for the rich and famous. Home to the annual Monaco Grand Prix, not to mention one of the most impressive harbours (purely for the size of the yachts), Monaco is stepping into another world! In the late afternoon return to your hotel in Cannes.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Bid Cannes farewell after breakfast and head north today. Board the TGV (High Speed Train) and relax as you travel through Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Lyon en route to magical Paris (approx. five-hour journey). Upon arrival be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the iconic French capital.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a half day guided city tour of Paris. See the Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Champs Elysees, Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Germain de Pres. Place Vendome, and Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe (entrances not included). Afterwards the remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Paris Station to board the Eurostar train to London, England (approx. a 2.5-hour journey). On arrival to St. Pancras International Station you will be transferred to the hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the remarkable city of London.

Overnight: Ibis Earl Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast experience a half day guided tour of London. See Buckingham Palace - residence of the Royal family, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and the Tower of London, where the crown jewels have been kept since the 14th century (entrances not included). Afterwards, spend the afternoon continuing to explore this bustling city.

Overnight: Ibis Earl Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to St. Pancras International Station to take the Eurostar train to Amsterdam (approx. a 4.5-hour journey). Upon arrival to Amsterdam Station, transfer the hotel for check-in. Take a walking tour of Amsterdam with your tour leader to see what this incredible city has to offer. For centuries, the world’s largest commercial port has been known as the “Venice of the North” because of the many canals and over 600 bridges that cross it. See the famous Dam Square, the Benginhof, the flower Market on the Singel, and The Tower of Montelbaan (entrances not included).

Overnight: Best Western Amedia Airport or similar, Amsterdam
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Hamburg, a major port city in Northern Germany, connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It's criss-crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of scenic parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and fringed by cafes. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Leonardo Hotel City Nord or similar, Hamburg
Meals included: Breakfast

Today continue your journey to Berlin, the capital of Germany. On arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure soaking in the culture of the city. With the many cafés, clubs, bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest, Berlin has plenty to capture your attention.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Berlin Treptow or similar, Berlin
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a walking tour with your tour leader to see the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse, the Checkpoint Charlie, and the Mauermuseum (entrances not included). Afterwards enjoy free time to further explore this amazing city.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Berlin Treptow or similar, Berlin
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, say goodbye to Berlin and travel towards Prague, Czech Republic. Along the way, stop in Dresden, known as ‘the Jewel Box of Germany’ thanks to its Baroque and Rococo city centre. In the late afternoon arrive at Prague and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Clarion Congress Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day guided tour with your local tour guide through Prague, often called the “City of the Hundred Spires”. See the most significant places and sights of the city, including Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre, the Lesser Town and Hradčany with Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the former Jewish district and the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Clarion Congress Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart Prague and relax while enjoying a scenic drive to Krakow. On the way stop at Brno, a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist buildings. It is a lively place of innovation and creativity. Continue on to Krakow and check into the hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Q Hotel Plus Krakow or similar, Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Auschwitz for a guided tour of the largest Nazi concentration camp, built and operated by the Third Reich, annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Afterwards return to Krakow and enjoy time at leisure. The city’s medieval old town is one of the finest in Europe. Check out the youthful restaurants, bars and cultural hangouts. While in the city, be sure to take a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, followed by a stroll along Wisla River, or choose to discover some of the main sites such as Krakow's Main Square, St Mary’s Basilica or St Florian’s Gate (entrances not included).

Overnight: Q Hotel Plus Krakow, or similar Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart for Budapest, one of central Europe’s most delightful cities. Thanks to its scenic riverside location and spectacular architecture, it is widely known as the "Paris of the East”. Upon arrival, check into the house and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover the city.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, explore Hungary’s capital on a walking tour with your tour leader. See the 19th-century Chain Bridge that connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest and Trinity Square which is home to the 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. Continue exploring this remarkable city at your own pace this afternoon.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart for ‘the Imperial City’ of Vienna. On the way stop at Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia where the 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, Bratislava Castle overlooks the old town and the Danube River. Enjoy some free time this beautiful city before continuing on to Vienna for a late afternoon arrival.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a walking tour with your tour leader. Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial Palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museumsquartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast travel to Graz, which blends Renaissance and baroque architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy the reminder of the day at leisure in this stunning Austrian city.

Overnight: Hotel Roomz Graz or similar, Graz
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Upon arrival explore the city at leisure. From the picturesque central open-air market to the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, Ljubljanica River and Robba’s Fountain, there are plenty of sights to be uncovered (entrances not included).

Overnight: Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel to the grand Italian city of Venice. Upon arrival you will explore Venice on a half day guided tour. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island. Once on the island you’ll see some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazza with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. See the famous Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. Afterwards feel free to walk the alleyways and canals of this beautiful floating city.

Overnight: Sport Hotel All’Ancora or similar, Mestre (Venice Area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast this morning before setting out for Florence. In the heart of Tuscany, Florence (known as Firenze to the locals) was the centre of medieval European trade and finance and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy an overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River and ancient city walls out towards the Tuscan countryside. From here enjoy a walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.

Overnight: Art Hotel Museo, Prato (Florence Area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head south through the jaw-dropping Tuscan countryside to Rome. On arrival enjoy a half day guided tour with a local guide to experience some of the richest historical sites in the world. See Piazza Venezia, the Campidoglio, centre of political life; Av. Del Fora Imperiale; the former centre of political, commercial and legal life; the Colosseum (outside) arena of gladiators and the Arch of Constantine; a monument dedicated to Emperor Constantine in 315 by the Senate and the people of the Ancient Rome (entrances not included). You can also see the Palatino, where former emperors and influential people once lived, the exterior of the vast Circus Maximus, the main site in the city where chariot-racing events were held (entrances included).

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast enjoy the last full day of the tour free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Australia.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Barcelona, Spain! Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Finnair or Swiss Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Barcelona! Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Rafaelhoteles Badalona or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: None

Today is free to spend at leisure in this bustling city.

Defined by quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street life; Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. It has medieval roots, seen in the maze like Gothic Quarter, juxtaposed with a modernist personality, as represented by architect Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical Sagrada Família church (entrance not included). The city’s restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars. You won’t be short of things to uncover in this fascinating city.

Overnight: Rafaelhoteles Badalona or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a scenic drive through Costa Brava towards Arles - a French city in the Provence region, encircled by an environment of exceptional beauty on the banks of the Rhône river. Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure in this UNESCO listed city, famous for its historical buildings and links to artists such as Van Gough (many of his paintings were inspired by the city).

Overnight: Hotel Styles Palais de Congres or similar, Arles
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, the journey continues to the French Riviera city of Cannes, synonymous with the annual Cannes Film Festival. This resort town is home to a level of wealth and glamour that cannot fail to impress. Upon arrival, explore the town at leisure. If you a looking for a place to enjoy dinner (not included) choose one of the many waterfront restaurants, and feel like a local as you stroll through the paved streets of town.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel along the scenic Riviera to Nice, where you’ll stop to sample its vibrant culture, before travelling onwards to Monaco - a magnet for the rich and famous. Home to the annual Monaco Grand Prix, not to mention one of the most impressive harbours (purely for the size of the yachts), Monaco is stepping into another world! In the late afternoon return to your hotel in Cannes.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Bid Cannes farewell after breakfast and head north today. Board the TGV (High Speed Train) and relax as you travel through Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Lyon en route to magical Paris (approx. five-hour journey). Upon arrival be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the iconic French capital.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a half day guided city tour of Paris. See the Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Champs Elysees, Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Germain de Pres. Place Vendome, and Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe (entrances not included). Afterwards the remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Paris Station to board the Eurostar train to London, England (approx. a 2.5-hour journey). On arrival to St. Pancras International Station you will be transferred to the hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the remarkable city of London.

Overnight: Ibis Earl Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast experience a half day guided tour of London. See Buckingham Palace - residence of the Royal family, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and the Tower of London, where the crown jewels have been kept since the 14th century (entrances not included). Afterwards, spend the afternoon continuing to explore this bustling city.

Overnight: Ibis Earl Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to St. Pancras International Station to take the Eurostar train to Amsterdam (approx. a 4.5-hour journey). Upon arrival to Amsterdam Station, transfer the hotel for check-in. Take a walking tour of Amsterdam with your tour leader to see what this incredible city has to offer. For centuries, the world’s largest commercial port has been known as the “Venice of the North” because of the many canals and over 600 bridges that cross it. See the famous Dam Square, the Benginhof, the flower Market on the Singel, and The Tower of Montelbaan (entrances not included).

Overnight: Best Western Amedia Airport or similar, Amsterdam
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Hamburg, a major port city in Northern Germany, connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It's criss-crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of scenic parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and fringed by cafes. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Leonardo Hotel City Nord or similar, Hamburg
Meals included: Breakfast

Today continue your journey to Berlin, the capital of Germany. On arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure soaking in the culture of the city. With the many cafés, clubs, bars, street art, and numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest, Berlin has plenty to capture your attention.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Berlin Treptow or similar, Berlin
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a walking tour with your tour leader to see the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse, the Checkpoint Charlie, and the Mauermuseum (entrances not included). Afterwards enjoy free time to further explore this amazing city.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Berlin Treptow or similar, Berlin
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, say goodbye to Berlin and travel towards Prague, Czech Republic. Along the way, stop in Dresden, known as ‘the Jewel Box of Germany’ thanks to its Baroque and Rococo city centre. In the late afternoon arrive at Prague and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Clarion Congress Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day guided tour with your local tour guide through Prague, often called the “City of the Hundred Spires”. See the most significant places and sights of the city, including Wenceslas Square, the National Theatre, the Lesser Town and Hradčany with Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the former Jewish district and the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Clarion Congress Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart Prague and relax while enjoying a scenic drive to Krakow. On the way stop at Brno, a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist buildings. It is a lively place of innovation and creativity. Continue on to Krakow and check into the hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Q Hotel Plus Krakow or similar, Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Auschwitz for a guided tour of the largest Nazi concentration camp, built and operated by the Third Reich, annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Afterwards return to Krakow and enjoy time at leisure. The city’s medieval old town is one of the finest in Europe. Check out the youthful restaurants, bars and cultural hangouts. While in the city, be sure to take a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, followed by a stroll along Wisla River, or choose to discover some of the main sites such as Krakow's Main Square, St Mary’s Basilica or St Florian’s Gate (entrances not included).

Overnight: Q Hotel Plus Krakow, or similar Krakow
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart for Budapest, one of central Europe’s most delightful cities. Thanks to its scenic riverside location and spectacular architecture, it is widely known as the "Paris of the East”. Upon arrival, check into the house and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover the city.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, explore Hungary’s capital on a walking tour with your tour leader. See the 19th-century Chain Bridge that connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest and Trinity Square which is home to the 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. Continue exploring this remarkable city at your own pace this afternoon.

Overnight: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart for ‘the Imperial City’ of Vienna. On the way stop at Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia where the 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, Bratislava Castle overlooks the old town and the Danube River. Enjoy some free time this beautiful city before continuing on to Vienna for a late afternoon arrival.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a walking tour with your tour leader. Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial Palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museumsquartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

Overnight: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast travel to Graz, which blends Renaissance and baroque architecture. Upon arrival, enjoy the reminder of the day at leisure in this stunning Austrian city.

Overnight: Hotel Roomz Graz or similar, Graz
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Upon arrival explore the city at leisure. From the picturesque central open-air market to the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, Ljubljanica River and Robba’s Fountain, there are plenty of sights to be uncovered (entrances not included).

Overnight: Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel to the grand Italian city of Venice. Upon arrival you will explore Venice on a half day guided tour. Begin with a waterbus ride to San Marco Island. Once on the island you’ll see some of Venice’s best-known locations, beginning in the Piazza with the Basilica di San Marco, a stunning piece of Byzantine architecture. See the famous Bridge of Sighs, which appears on many a postcard or picture of Venice and connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. Afterwards feel free to walk the alleyways and canals of this beautiful floating city.

Overnight: Sport Hotel All’Ancora or similar, Mestre (Venice Area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast this morning before setting out for Florence. In the heart of Tuscany, Florence (known as Firenze to the locals) was the centre of medieval European trade and finance and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy an overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River and ancient city walls out towards the Tuscan countryside. From here enjoy a walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.

Overnight: Art Hotel Museo, Prato (Florence Area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head south through the sun-kissed Tuscan countryside to Rome. On arrival enjoy a half day guided tour with a local guide to experience some of the richest historical sites in the world. See Piazza Venezia, the Campidoglio, centre of political life; Av. Del Fora Imperiale; the former centre of political, commercial and legal life; the Colosseum (outside) arena of gladiators and the Arch of Constantine; a monument dedicated to Emperor Constantine in 315 by the Senate and the people of the Ancient Rome (entrances not included). You can also see the Palatino, where former emperors and influential people once lived, the exterior of the vast Circus Maximus, the main site in the city where chariot-racing events were held (entrances included).

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast enjoy the last full day of the tour free at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure before making your own way to Civitavecchia cruise terminal to embark on a dazzling seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Fantasia’. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

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

A bustling, colourful port, Palermo holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is an intricate, multi-layered port with ample exploration opportunities.

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

As the ship cruises into port, the view of Cagliari – Sardinia’s capital and main port – is striking. Crowned by its historic centre, squeezed within a protective ring of Pisan fortifications, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city, a habitat for cranes, cormorants and, somewhat surprisingly, flamingos. 

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

Palma is a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of Mallorca’s surrounding bay. Finding your way around the city centre is fairly straightforward. The notable landmark to see if you have the time while in Palma is the Cathedral, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea waterfront and backs onto the oldest part of the city, a cluster of alleys and narrow lanes whose northern and eastern limits are marked by the zigzag of avenues built beside – or in place of – the city walls. 

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

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea is enough of a drawcard in itself. Spain’s third-largest city, Valencia has reinvented itself as a thriving, modern metropolis. In the last decade and a half, the now-iconic City of Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) cultural complex has been established, the state-of-the-art metro has continued to expand, and dozens of hip new bars, restaurants and boutiques have injected new life into the historic centre.

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

When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. The cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on Belgian Quay (Quai des Belges), are wonderful spots to observe the city's street life. 

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

Genoa is marvellously eclectic city full of rough-edged style; it’s a fantastic cruise destination to explore on foot. Indeed “La Superba” (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together. 

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

Enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for the return flight to Australia.

Please note: Luggage can be stored at Rome airport for approx. €6 per bag ($10 AUD) if you choose to leave the airport.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, England, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia
  • Visit Barcelona, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Monaco and more
  • Enjoy guided tours of Paris, London, Venice and Rome
  • Marvel at the sights of Barcelona free at leisure
  • Explore the UNESCO listed city of Arles in Provence
  • Stay in the seaside town of Cannes on the French Rivera
  • Discover Monaco, home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Stop in beautiful Nice in the south of France
  • Witness the magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Marvel at Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London
  • Visit the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam
  • Discover the port city of Hamburg in Germany
  • See the iconic monuments of lively Berlin
  • Stop in the beautiful Baroque city of Dresden
  • Tour Prague’s picturesque Hradčany Castle District
  • Discover the myths & legends of medieval Kraków
  • Tour the historic Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Stop at Brno a lively city in the Czech Republic
  • Visit the lively city of Bratislava on the Danube
  • Experience the wonders of Budapest at leisure
  • Marvel at the imperial palaces of Vienna on a walking tour
  • Admire the Renaissance and baroque architecture of Graz
  • Explore Ljubljana, Europe's greenest capital city
  • Discover the beautiful floating city of Venice
  • Experience Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • See the Colosseum on a guided city tour of Rome
  • Enjoy a free day in Rome, ‘The Eternal City’
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 27 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily buffet breakfast
  • English-speaking Tour Leader
  • English-speaking Tour Guide (Day 8, 10, 16, 18, 25 & 27)
  • Venice Waterbus (Vaporetto) from/to San Marco Piazza
  • European city taxes
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicle
  • 1-way TGV high-speed train: Cannes to Paris
  • 1-way Eurostar high-speed train: Paris to London
  • 1-way Eurostar high-speed train: London to Amsterdam
  • Return airport transfers
    All of the 30-Day Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fantastic ‘MSC Fantasia’ ship
  • Enjoy 20 additional meals
  • Cruise to Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital
  • Dock in Cagliari, on the spectacular island of Sardinia
  • Explore lively Palma de Mallorca and its beautiful beaches
  • Dock in the port city of Valencia on Spain’s south-eastern coast
  • Fall in love with the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa

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 11th 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: 
Itinerary 1 – 30 Day Package: $1990 per person
 
Itinerary 2 – 37 Day Package:
- Inside Cabin: $3490 per person
- Ocean View Cabin: $3550 per person
- Balcony Cabin: $3910
 
Departure Dates (2020)
*April 12
May: 3
August: 9
September: 13
October: 11
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge:
*Flight High Season Surcharge: $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 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 Barcelona, Spain
$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.
- Arrive early not permitted during and including the following dates: 14th December 2019 – 20th January 2020, 28th March 2020 – 27th April 2020, 20th June 2020 – 19th July 2020 and 17th September 2020 – 11th October 2020
 
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.
- Stay behind not permitted during and including the following dates: 28th March 2020 - 27th April 2020, 20th June 2020 - 19th July 2020, 17th September 2020 – 11th October 2020 and 10th December – 20th January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
*Dubai
*Abu Dhabi
*Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen for Abu Dhabi and Dubai; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Only a pre OR post-tour stopover can be chosen for Doha, not both.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth departures due to Etihad no longer flying ex Perth.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now $6299
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.
- 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.



Accommodation Used


Itinerary 1 – Standard Package:

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Barcelona: Rafaelhoteles Badalona or similar

- Arles: Hotel Styles Palais de Congres or similar

- Cannes: Hotel Ibis Mandelieu or similar

- Paris: Hotel Mercure Porte de Pantin or similar

- London: Ibis Earl Court or similar

- Amsterdam: Best Western Amedia Airport or similar

- Hamburg: Leonardo Hotel City Nord or similar

- Berlin: Hotel Ibis Styles Berlin Treptow or similar

- Prague: Clarion Congress or similar 

- Krakow: Q Hotel Plus Krakow or similar

- Budapest: Ibis Styles Budapest Centre or similar

- Vienna: Arcotel Hotel Wimberger or similar

- Graz: Hotel Roomz Graz or similar

- Ljubljana: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel or similar

- Mestre (Venice Area): Sport Hotel All’Ancora or similar

- Prato (Florence Area): Art Hotel Museo or similar

- Rome: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo or similar

 

Itinerary 2 – Extension Package:

4 Star (self-rated)

Cruise: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia’ 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
- Barcelona, Spain (Pre Tour): $255 per room including breakfast.
- Rome. 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
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
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 30, maximum group size 50 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 (A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
- Land tour: Recommended €5 (approx. $7.50 AUD) per person per day
- Cruise: €10 (approx. $16 AUD) per person per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise (37 Day Package only)
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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
Europe:
Spring in Europe is in March, April and May is a great season to discover Europe. Temperatures range from lows of 5°C to highs of 19°C. Summer is from June to August and is when the region is at its peak travel time with many Europeans and Brits heading to the coastlines of France, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey to soak up some vitamin D. Generally speaking, Europe's summer temperatures average around 20° Celsius. Average temperatures for September and October at major cities throughout Europe average around 15°C.
 
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:
Land
- 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 is €5 per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise (37 Day Extension Package only)
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at €10 per person per day. If you believe you are not receiving the standard of service expected on your cruise, you may reduce or remove the gratuities charged to your onboard account at the cruise reception desk. Although expected by MSC they are a discretionary payment. 
 
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.
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