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  • Italy & France Foodie Tour

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  • Rome

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16 Day Italy & France Foodie Tour

  • Discover the gourmet powerhouses of Europe
  • Visit Burgundy, Champagne, Tuscany & More
Includes Return International Flights

A moment on the lips, a lifetime of unforgettable memories from exploring the renowned food and wine regions of Italy and France. Over 16 magical days, this package will showcase the grand cities and historic villages, the rolling vineyards and the fully-stocked cellars of Tuscany, Burgundy, Champagne and beyond. Quite simply, this is the gourmet escape you’ve been hungering for.

Feast your eyes on the icons of ancient Rome on a half day guided city tour; witness the immense Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine and more. Journey through the sun-kissed Tuscan countryside to Siena and Montepulciano, where you’ll enjoy a five-course lunch and wine tasting, plus explore a famous underground wine cellar. Uncover the Renaissance gems of Florence on a locally guided tour; enjoy a cellar tour and tasting in Chianti; admire the beauty of scenic Lake Garda, including its unique island villa; discover the fashion-forward city of Milan; and experience a day at leisure in Turin at the foothills of the Alps. In France, savour a taste of authentic champagne of Reims, the unofficial capital of the Champagne region; sample the delights of Cave de Lugny cellar in the Burgundy region; visit a charming hillside vineyard in Paris’ chic Montmartre neighbourhood; discover the cultural highlights of Paris with free time at leisure and a guided tour - and more!

This tantalising foodie tour includes return flights, 13 nights quality hotel accommodation, eight specialty food and wine tasting experiences, daily breakfast, airport transfers and more.

Want to stay a little longer? You can Arrive Early or Stay Behind post tour at no extra cost.

ITINERARY

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


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival in Rome, be greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight: IH Hotel Rome Z3 or similar, Rome 
Meals included: None

After breakfast this morning, venture out on a half day guided tour of Rome - the Eternal City. Discover why this cosmopolitan capital has retained its place as a major centre for art, food and culture for millennia. Enjoy a relaxing tour through Piazza Venezia, the central hub of Rome.

Continue onwards to the incredible ruins of the Colosseum; Roman Forum; Arch of Constantine; and the Imperial Fora, the centre of the ancient Roman Republic and Roman Empire (entrances not included); as well as Campidoglio, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. 
 
In the afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the city. If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: IH Hotel Rome Z3 or similar, Rome 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, begin your gastronomic journey through Italy and France.

First up, the sun-kissed region of Tuscany. En route stop at the medieval village of Montepulciano. Here, visit one of the region’s most historic wineries - La Citta Sotterranea - and sample three local wines accompanied by some bruschetta, cheese, salami and snacks. Enjoy a guided tour of the amazing underground cellars and tunnels, which provide a fascinating insight into the historic production of wine.
 
Afterwards, enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant in Montepulciano. The lunch consists of five courses and includes Tuscany entrees from local farm products, two types of pasta, assorted grilled meat with Florentine steak, three sides and dessert, with drinks coffee included.
 
Continue on to the traditional centre of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take time to discover the medieval city and its spectacular sights, such as the Duomo of Siena (entrance not included), Piazza del Campo and enjoy the open-air museum. In the late afternoon arrive in the Renaissance city of Florence for the night.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning head to the Chianti area for wine tasting at Vicchiomaggio Castello Ristorante. Vicchiomaggio offers an unforgettable experience high in the hills overlooking the Valley of Greve in Chianti, an ideal place to take part in a wine tour.
 
Enjoy a taste of your choice of 3 different selected wines: Vermentino or Trebbiano or Chardonnay, Toscana Rosso Sangiovese e Cabernet Sauvignon and Chianti Classico. All wines hold a DOCG certification, a certified wine designation created in 1980 to differentiate the top Italian wines. All served with local homemade bread and extra virgin olive oil produced by the vendor.
 
This afternoon join a half day guided tour of the city of Florence. See the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo and its surroundings (entrances not included). During the tour, see some of the most important religious monuments of Florence, such as the Cathedral in Florentine and Giotto’s Bell Tower (exterior), considered one of the most beautiful towers of the Gothic architecture era. The tour will continue through Piazza Signoria and its Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) showcasing original statues such as including Cellini's Perseus. The tour ends in the Straw Market.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast before departing for Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. On arrival, travel by boat to Garda Island and enjoy a guided tour of the island, complete with a welcome drink on board. Garda Island is presently owned by the Cavazza family, however, it has held various names over the centuries, which were nearly always linked to the different owners: insula Cranie, the island of Monks, Lechi island and later Borghese island to name a few.
 
The tour takes you through the beautiful Italian and English gardens and through two rooms inside the elegant neo-gothic Venetian style villa from the early 1900s, which is still inhabited by its owners. Afterwards, return to Sirmione and enjoy some time in the small resort town located around Lake Garda. Thermal springs are also a popular attraction in the area. This afternoon head to the Franciacorta area (Milan area countryside), meaning “short France”, famous for the cultivation of grapes and winemaking. 
 
Continue on to Castello Bonomi Tenuta, for a guided vineyard and cellar tour including a tasting of two Franciacorta wines with cheese and charcuterie. Castello Bonomi, the original Art Nouveau building designed by the architect Antonio Tagliaferri at the end of the 19th century. In the late afternoon arrive at your hotel in Milan.

Overnight: Domina Milano Fiera Hotel or similar, Milan
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a half day tour of Milan with a local guide. The tour begins at the Castello Sforzesco (entrance not included) with a visit to the external architecture and surrounding garden. From the castle, walk towards the Duomo admiring the elegant buildings that surround Via Dante and Via dei Mercanti, two historic streets of Milan and headquarters of major insurance companies.

Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan; the Duomo is one of the most significant monuments of the Gothic era, where German influences are softened by the work of local masters. Afterwards walk through the Galleria Vittorio, a magnificent glass-covered arcade, until you arrive at Piazza della Scala. This afternoon continue your journey to Turin, the capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy, known for its refined architecture and cuisine.

Overnight: Best Quality La Darsena Hotel or similar, Turin
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Take this time to stroll among the baroque buildings and old cafes that line Turin’s boulevards and grand squares. The industrious Torinese gave the world its first saleable hard chocolate, as well as Italy’s most iconic car, the Fiat. Meet the tour this afternoon for a traditional lunch at Al Dente Trattoria in the city centre, The meal will consist of three courses of local specialities. The remainder of today is spent at leisure. 

Overnight: Best Quality La Darsena Hotel or similar, Turin
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today depart for the wine region of Beaujolais, France. Enjoy a visit to Cave de Lugny winery with wine tasting. Cave de Lugny is firmly rooted in the Maconnais countryside, its origins and history have made it a specialist in producing Southern Burgundy wines. Next up is Macon, a charming mid-sized city with a varied roster of activities, from learning about the town’s culture through its history museums to exploring its epic outdoors and sipping on delectable wines. On arrival, spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Macon, on the banks of the Saone River. 

Overnight: Hotel Kyriad Nord Sancé or similar, Macon
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, explore the quaint French town of Cluny. Visit the Cluny Abbey, founded in 910, which had an exceptional influence on Europe politically and artistically. Afterwards continue to Dijon, the capital city of the Burgundy region, one of the country’s principal wine-producing areas. The city, located at the foothills of the Cote d'Or, is known as the ‘City of a Hundred Towers’. Explore the historic centre on a walking tour, with your tour leader. Some of the grand landmarks include the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, (entrance not included) and The Cathedral of Saint-Bénigne (entrance not included), which was built in a gothic style on the site of a previous Romanesque church between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

Overnight: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar, Dijon
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast head to Beaune, one of the key wine centres in Burgundy. Enjoy a wine tasting at Patriarche Pere et Fils Cantine. Be swept away by the scale of the cellars, with five kilometres of vaulted galleries under Beaune housing two million ageing bottles of wine. The marriage of wine and culture in the area has been a perfect success for ages. Taste six unique wines: Three White: Aligoté, Chablis, Saint Romain - Three Red: Bourgogne, Gevrey-Chambertin, Beaune 1er Cru.

Afterwards, travel to Dijon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar, Dijon 
Meals included: Breakfast

Depart for Reims today, the unofficial capital of the Champagne. On arrival explore this magical French town with your tour leader. For more than 1,000 years, French kings were crowned at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims. This gargantuan cathedral is known for its stained-glass windows and Gothic carved portals, including the Smiling Angel on the facade (entrance not included). Other attractions in the area include specialist museums and UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Basilique St-Remi. 

Overnight: Golden Tulip Reims L’univers or similar, Reims
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy breakfast before heading onward to a champagne house in Reims. Discover the secrets of how this prestigious wine is made, followed by a champagne tasting.

Afterwards head to Epernay, home to many of the world’s most celebrated Champagne houses such as Dom Perignon and Moët et Chandon. Visit the Centre Vinicole Champagne (Champagne Centre) in Epernay, the oldest union created for producers of champagne. The union comprises of 82 winemaking cooperatives representing more than 5000 vineyards, situated on a hill in the commune of Chouilly. Enjoy champagne tasting here also. Afterwards, visit the Hautvillers church, where the French monk Dom Pérignon, the inventor of Champagne, is buried. 
 
In the late afternoon travel to the country’s romantic capital, Paris. Head to the chic suburb of Montmartre. With its cobbled streets, stunning basilica, art studios, and bistros, Montmartre is full of charm! Enjoy a visit to a small, hillside vineyard nestled amid a Paris neighbourhood and enjoy a wine tasting.

Overnight: Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a tour with a local guide. The tour starts from the Notre Dame, a masterpiece of French Gothic art, which was witness to many significant historical events that shaped France into what it is today (entrance not included). Not far from Notre Dame, see the Palace of the Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned and put to death (entrance not included).

Continue on to the Latin Quarter, the literary and intellectual area, home to the former University of the Sorbonne. The tour then travels through the botanical gardens, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Garden and Saint Germain des Pres. Walk through to Les Halles shopping district until you reach the cultural centre George Pompidou (or Beaubourg), built in 1977 by the famous architect Renzo Piano, as the Museum of Contemporary Art. After the tour, be delighted by a three-crouse Parisienne lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Following breakfast, you will be 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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  • Experience a culinary journey through Italy and France
  • Visit Rome, Siena, Florence, Milan, Lake Garda, Reims, Dijon, Paris and more
  • Savour the flavours of Florence, Montepulciano, Turin, Cluny, Epernay, Paris and more
  • See the sights of historic Rome on a half day tour
  • Marvel at the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Visit an underground wine cellar in Montepulciano 
  • Explore the beautiful Tuscan hillside town of Siena
  • Discover the best of Florence on a locally guided tour
  • See the magnificent Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and more
  • Admire beautiful Lake Garda and the unique villa on Garda Island
  • See the small historic town of Sirmione at the shores of Lake Garda
  • Discover the fashion-forward city of Milan on a half day guided tour
  • Enjoy a free day in the elegant city of Turin, at the fringe of the Alps
  • Travel through the scenic French countryside
  • Admire the former Benedictine monastery of Cluny Abbey 
  • Discover the city of Macon on the Saone River 
  • Wander the charming streets of Dijon in Burgundy
  • Stay in Reims, in the famous Champagne wine-growing region
  • Visit Épernay, home of iconic Dom Perignon and Moët et Chandon
  • See Hautvillers church where Dom Pérignon is buried
  • Enjoy a guided tour and free time in the romantic city of Paris 
  • Sample the delights of well-known regions such as Tuscany, Franciacorta, and Burgundy
  • Try wine varietals such as Montepulciano, Chianti, Franciacorta, and Champagne
  • Taste three local varieties of red wine and local specialities in La Citta Sotterranea
  • Relax over a traditional five-course Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano 
  • Enjoy a tour and food/wine tasting at Vicchiomaggio Castello Ristorante in Chianti 
  • Sample local food and wine at Castello Bonomi Tenuta Winery in Franciacorta 
  • Sample a traditional three-course lunch at Al Dente Trattoria with local specialties in Turin 
  • Experience a wine tasting at Cave de Lugny cellar in the Burgundy region 
  • Enjoy six wine tastings at Patriarche Pere et Fils in Macon
  • Visit a champagne winery in Reims, the capital of Champagne
  • Enjoy a tasting in the famous champagne winery centre in Epernay
  • Sample wines by a small, urban hillside vineyard in Montmarte
  • Savour a Parisienne three-course lunch in Paris city 
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • 13 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 16 meals including daily breakfast
  • Enjoy 8 unique wine and food tasting experiences
  • English speaking tour leader 
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Parking, checkpoint fees
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1150 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
May: 4 
June: ^1 (SOLD OUT)
August: *8 (SOLD OUT)
September: 7
October: 14
 
Surcharges
Please note:
- Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
- Dates/months with a ^ incur a land high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person  



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 Rome, Italy
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
14th December 2019 - 20th January 2020 
28th March - 27th April 2020 
20th June - 19th July 2020
17th September - 11th October 2020 
 
Stay behind in Paris, France
Free of charge, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Blackout dates:
28th March - 27th April 2020 
20th June - 19th July 2020
17th September - 11th October 2020 
10th December 2020 - 20th January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
* Doha (one direction only)
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- A Doha stopover may only be chosen in one direction 
- 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 $6,499 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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Rome: IH Hotel Z3 or similar

- Florence: The Gate Hotel or similar

- Milan: Domina Milano Fiera Hotel or similar

- Turin: Best Quality La Darsena Hotel or similar

- Macon: Kyriand Nord Sancé or similar

- Dijon: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar

- Reims: Golden Tulip Reims L’univers or similar

- Paris: Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Rome (Pre Tour): $180 per room.
- Paris (Post Tour): $220 per room.
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
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd adult 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 hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Europe is not required if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person, per day, payable on tour
- Optional activities/tours 
- City Tax: per person, per night (payable directly to the hotel at check-in)
-- Rome: €6,00 
-- Florence: €4,00 
-- Turin: €3,70 
-- Dijon: €1,65 
-- Reims; €2,25 
-- Paris; €1,88 
- 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
Italy:
May is a wonderful time to be in Italy, summer is just around the corner, with this month bringing warmer temperatures, averaging 18°C earlier in the month and 21°C by the end of May. June marks the official start of summer, so you can expect plenty of warm temperatures and sunshine, this is the time to bring that bathing suit along as well (Average Max Temperature: 27°C) The best months for travelling in much of Italy are from April to June and mid-September to October.
 
France:
The weather in Paris, France improves dramatically in May as summer is just around the corner. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city increases from 12.5°C up to 16°C. July and August are the warmest months with the most sunshine hours. France’s weather in September: typically starts out warm with temperatures that can reach as high as 25°C, the later September, the cooler it's likely to be. The temperature is mild in October with temperatures averaging 17°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.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
16 meals are 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 (approx. $8 AUD) 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.
 
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.