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18 Day 2 for 1 Europe

  • Visit Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria & More
  • Cruise through the glittering Mediterranean
Includes Return International Flights

A mosaic of diverse cultures and creeds, atmospheric cities and awe-inspiring landscapes; the allure of Europe is strong. On this incredible 18 day two-for-one package visiting seven countries from Hungary to Italy and beyond, the wonders of Europe are now yours to discover - with a friend!

Admire the grand architecture of beautiful Budapest, a city shaped by the mighty Danube River; explore the charming Slovakian capital of Bratislava; stroll the baroque streets of imperial Vienna; and be amazed by the beauty of Ljubljana, often called the greenest city in Europe. Tick off the romantic canals and piazzas of historic Venice; witness the iconic sights of Rome of a guided tour, from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain; and then embark on an unforgettable seven-night cruise aboard the brand-new Costa Smeralda ship. Sail to La Spezia, gateway to the picturesque Cinque Terre coastline; dock in Barcelona, home of impressive La Sagrada Familia; explore the lively seaside city of Palma de Mallorca, and more! With return international flights, a seven-night 4.5-star cruise, eight nights 4-star hotel accommodation and more, this is the 2-for-1 trip you've been waiting for.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Budapest, Hungary! Fly with either Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Budapest! Upon arrival be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar, Budapest
Meals included: None

Today enjoy a half day city tour with a local guide of Budapest. See the Palace of the Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest with the relics of the first king of Hungary, Millennium Monument (entrances not included) and Heroes' Square, the largest open-air gallery with statues representing historical figures of Hungary, and the Millennium Monument. Walking through the park Városliget, you can admire the Castle of Vajdahunyad and its pond (entrance not include), the large Széchenyi Baths and the exhibition centre. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and enjoy an orientation tour with your tour leader. The 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, Bratislava Castle (entrance not included) overlooks the old town and Danube River. This afternoon continue on to Vienna where you can explore the nightlife of this city at leisure.

Overnight: Eventhotel Pyramide or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half day guided tour of the imperial city of Vienna. You will begin with the “Ringstrasse”, an important road following the perimeter of the ancient city walls and separating it from the rest of the historical centre of Vienna. The most important buildings include the Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Court Theatre, the 'University' and, last but not least, the “Hofburg’": the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. The Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer), the Spanish Riding School, the National Library and the Emperor's Tomb form part of the Hofburg (entrances not included). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this fabulous city on your own. Marvel the baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces, or explore Vienna's coffee-house culture and vibrant design scenes.

Overnight: Eventhotel Pyramide or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Upon arrival enjoy time at leisure exploring the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the heart of the city lined with cafes.

Overnight: Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free to discover Ljubljana at leisure. From the picturesque central open-air market to the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain there are plenty of sights to see.

Overnight: Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the magical city of Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by water bus (ferry). Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at the Piazza San Marco to start a guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the hub of Venetian life. Around the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The church was built to house the body of St. Marc, transported from Alexandria in 828AD. The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and an icon of the city. Spend free time in the afternoon in this beautiful city before being transferred to the hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Hotel Delfino or similar, Mestre
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a scenic drive through the Italian countryside to Rome. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the Italian capital city.

Overnight: iH Hotels Roma Z3 or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a guided tour of Rome - the Eternal City (approx. 3 hours). The tour begins at the Trevi Fountain, which has become an iconic spot thanks to the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, directed by Federico Fellini. The tour will take you to the streets of the old town, visiting famous sites such as the Pantheon, the spectacular Colosseum, the Palazzo Madama, which houses the Senate of the Italian Republic; and the Navona Square, which was built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus (entrances not included). Enjoy some time at leisure before being transferred in the afternoon to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on the exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘Costa Smeralda'. The cruise will depart at 7:00pm.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

The gulf of La Spezia is one of the most beautiful bays in the world containing extraordinarily beautiful sights, from the Gulf of Poets to the Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, the five villages that look out over the sea. The area also features breath-taking walking trails and panoramas. This splendid area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the day on board the ship, join a shore excursion (not included) or explore La Spezia on your own.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overlooked by the imposing fortress of Priamar, the port city will welcome you to the Riviera di Ponente, with its celebrated seaside resorts. Beyond Savona’s port the medieval city centre is worth a visit to see the astonishing landmarks which include the 17th century statue of Mary, the Torre Leon Pancaldo, Fortezza del Priamar and the Sistine Chapel Savona (entrances not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock this morning in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. Vieux Port is a place where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges. Be sure to check out one of the many amazing French cafés, which provide the perfect spot to observe the city life.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Barcelona - Spain’s second city and capital of the Catalonia region - pulsates with life. There’s no other city in the country that compares to its style, energy, and good looks. The extraordinary Antoni Gaudí’ designed La Sagrada Família, a church which has been under construction since 1882, and the famous Ramblas boulevard, are just two essential sights worth taking in (not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Palma de Mallorca is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. Finding your way around Palma is fairly straightforward once you’re in the city centre. The obvious landmark to see 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: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Smeralda' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking to make your own way to the airport for the return flight back to Australia.

Please note: the flight home may be a night time departure. Luggage can be stored at Rome airport for approx. €6 per bag (not included) if you choose to leave the airport to spend a day in Rome.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Italy, France, Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia
  • Visit Bratislava, Vienna, Ljubljana, Savona, Budapest and more
  • Discover Bratislava, the buzzing capital of Slovakia
  • Uncover the best of Budapest on a guided tour
  • Admire the Baroque streetscapes of Vienna on a city tour
  • Explore Ljubljana the Europe's greenest capital city
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest city
  • Stroll the romantic streets and canals of Venice
  • See the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on a guided tour of Rome
  • Cruise to La Spezia, gateway to the magical Cinque Terre
  • Experience the beautiful Italian port city of Savona
  • Fall in love with the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Visit Barcelona, home of Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia
  • Explore lively Palma de Mallorca and its beautiful beaches
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7 night Costa cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the brand new 4.5 star ‘Costa Smeralda’ ship
  • Selected entertainment onboard
  • 8 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 28 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by 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 17th March 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
February: 18
March: 3, 10, 17
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $200 for two people



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 Budapest, Hungary
$400 for two people, 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
 
Stay behind in Rome, Italy
$400 for two people, 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 and 20th June 2020 – 19th July 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $1000 for two people/one way
Locations:
*Abu Dhabi
*Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- Only an inbound stopover may be chosen for Doha.
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen for Abu Dhabi.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth departures due to Etihad no longer flying out of Perth from October 2018.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now $12198 for two people. 
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


4.5 Star (self-rated)

Cruise: Costa Cruises ‘Costa Smeralda’ ship

 

4 Star (self-rated)

Budapest: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar

Vienna: Eventhotel Pyramide or similar

Ljubljana: Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana or similar

Venice (Mestre): Hotel Delfino or similar

Rome: iH Hotels Roma Z3 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 
- Budapest (Pre Tour): $130 per room including breakfast.
- Rome (Post Tour): Not available.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
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 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 at €5 Euro (approx. $7.50 AUD) per person/day payable on tour
-- Cruise: €10 (approx. $16 AUD) per person per day
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- City Tax: (payable directly to the hotel at check-in)
-- Mestre, Venice: €3.10 per person per night
-- Rome: €6 per person per night
- Transfer from cruise port to airport on 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
Hungary - Slovakia - Austria:
March in Eastern Europe begins the springtime travel season. Easter markets, springtime festivals, landscaped old towns, and traditional farewell rituals to winter can be enjoyed during this hopeful, colourful month. While winter temperatures may linger, particularly in the northern countries, this time of year is good for those who prefer lower prices and thinner crowds. Temperatures range from 2°C to 12 °C
 
Slovenia - Venice - Rome:
March in Slovenia and Italy sees the spring weather start to take effect and temperatures gradually increase from an average of 9°C in the beginning of the month to 16°C degrees towards the end.
 
The Mediterranean:
Spring temperatures warm up nicely, with an average of 16 degrees in March.
 
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.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Costa Cruises 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 Costa Cruises 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.