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40 Day Round The World

  • Visit 6 countries in Asia, Europe & Sth. America
  • Cruise the Atlantic Ocean & Halong Bay
Includes Return International Flights

The world is within reach on this spectacular 40 day globe-trotting expedition of six countries across three continents. Journey from ancient Hanoi to merry old London, Paris to the French Riviera, and on to vibrant Barcelona, the Canary Islands and Rio de Janeiro - with a whole lot more in between!

Discover the centuries-old culture and cuisine of Hanoi and Halong Bay, stroll the charming streets of historic Hoi An, and experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Take in the city sights of London and Paris on tour; see the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and more. Journey to the glamorous French Riviera by high-speed TGV train; see the Sagrada Familia on a tour of sensational Barcelona; and then board the Costa Fascinosa cruise ship for an unforgettable 16-night cruise from Spain to Brazil. Dock in Malaga on Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol; explore beautiful Funchal, capital of the Madeira Islands; cruise to sunny Recife, often called the ‘Venice of Brazil’; and let the samba beat of Rio de Janeiro dance its way into your memories.

This once-in-a-lifetime package includes return international flights, three additional flights, 20 nights quality hotel accommodation, a 16 night Costa Cruise and much more. If you’ve been dreaming of criss-crossing the globe, this incredible expedition will at last make it a reality!

ITINERARY

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Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). On arrival you will be met at Hanoi Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or similar, Hanoi
Meals included: In-Flight

Today enjoy the day free at leisure in Hanoi the capital city of Vietnam.

Overnight: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or similar, Hanoi 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, drive through scenic rice paddies on the way to the coast (approx. 4 hours) where you will board a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise amidst the towering limestone islands and emerald waters of UNESCO listed Halong Bay.

Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view. Also cruise further into the bay to visit a floating pearl farm. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat, Majestic Cruises, Halong Bay 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early risers can take part in an optional Tai Chi class on deck this morning.

After breakfast, climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, a grotto filled with huge stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back into port, where you will disembark and return to Hanoi (approx. 4 hours).

Upon arrival back into Hanoi, check into the hotel for an evening at leisure. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional evening activity (not included). 

Optional Activity: Traditional Vietnamese Dinner with Water Puppet show - $40 USD per person arranged on tour
This evening you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to one of the best restaurants in Hanoi’s famous Old Quarter - Duong’s Restaurant. Here you will enjoy many traditional dishes such as Goi Cuon Tom Thit (fresh rice paper roll with prawn and pork), Pho bo (noodle soup with beef), Bun Cha (BBQ Vietnamese pork meatballs with noodles), Goi Ga Hoa Chuoi (banana blossom salad with chicken), and Che Nep Dua (sticky rice in coconut cream). After the dinner you will transfer to a water puppet theatre for a spectacular water puppet show. Water puppetry is a unique, traditional art of Vietnam. Each show lasts 45 minutes and includes lively illustrative Vietnamese pastoral scenes, rural daily life as well as fairy legends. Finish the evening with a transfer back to your hotel. Please note: The itinerary may be adjusted if the water puppet show at 8:00pm is not available. The water puppet show will be arranged at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner at the restaurant after the show.

Overnight: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or similar, Hanoi 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Da Nang (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will drive onwards to the ancient coastal city of Hoi An (approx. 1 hour), where you will check into the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure to explore this amazing city.

Overnight: Venus Hotel or similar, Hoi An 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the graceful and historic Hoi An, which is one of Vietnam’s most delightfully atmospheric cities. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, with the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution almost entirely absent. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: My Son Holy Land Tour - $70 AUD per person 
Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people, and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The city was built between the 7th to 13th century BC and is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples’ roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour, be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel to My Son Holy Land and a English speaking tour guide.

Overnight: Venus Hotel or similar, Hoi An 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy another day free at leisure to explore this fascinating river city. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge & Da Nang Full Day Tour - $150 AUD per person
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Here you will take a cable car to Ba Na Hills where you will be greeted by amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden - Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum, and the now-iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore this resort park, then travel onwards to Da Nang where lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, return to Hoi An where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Inclusions: Transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, Entrance Fees, Cable Car Ticket, and Drinking Water.

Overnight: Venus Hotel or similar, Hoi An 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight: Le Duy Grand Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be picked up from the hotel and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 1 hour) for a half day tour. The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. The network of tunnels that make up this underground city include living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was a way for the Viet Cong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. After exploring these tunnels, along with nearby remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the mid afternoon. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Le Duy Grand Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $60 AUD per person 
This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely spot where you will transfer to canoes so you may navigate the smaller canals. These canals are a great place to escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family’s home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation. Please note :this tour includes travel in smaller traditional river boats, which may be difficult for less mobile, and/or elderly travellers to get in and out of. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits and a traditional music performance.

This evening you will be transferred to the airport for your onwards flight to London, England.

Please note:
- An extra nights accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is provided so you may use the hotel room and facilities right up until the evening airport transfer.
- Some flights may depart the following day (day 11) and arrive the same day. Affected passengers will overnight in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the airport early on day 11.

Overnight: Le Duy Grand Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City OR In Transit
Meals included: Breakfast

Upon arrival into London, be met by a transfer assistant and head to the hotel. Please note, some flights may arrive early morning and early check in will be provided.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis London Greenwich Hotel or similar, London
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning depart for a panoramic tour of London, a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. Take in famous sights such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Oxford Street, and more. See the Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Parliament House, and the London Eye Ferris wheel. Next travel past the Tower of London; a medieval fortress built in the year 1078 by William the Conqueror, before returning to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis London Greenwich Hotel or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Dover (approx. 2 hours) where you will embark the ferry to Calais, France (approx. 1.5 hour). Afterwards enjoy a scenic 4-hour drive southbound to Paris, the City of Light and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its exquisite 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine.

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

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of this beautiful city with your tour leader. See highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Seine River bridges, Arch de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and Place de la Concorde, plus visit the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood.

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

This morning check out and transfer to the train station to board the TGV high-speed train for the journey to Cannes on the glittering French Riviera (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. This afternoon enjoy a short walking tour of this famous coastal resort town, which is renowned for its annual international film festival.

Overnight: Hotel B&B La Bocca Plage or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a 45min drive along the scenic French Riviera to Nice. Together with your tour leader, you will see the famous Promenade des Anglais, Hotel Negresco, Place Massena, Nice Old Town and Market & Place Garibaldi before you return to Cannes in the early afternoon where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel B&B La Bocca Plage or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will travel to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. Along the way there will be a stop for lunch (not included) in the beautiful city of Montpellier, a unique mix of modern and ancient architecture. Early this evening arrive into Barcelona and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Century Hotel or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head out on a city tour of Barcelona. Admire the exceptional architectural heritage of the city that owes much to the sculptor and architect Gaudi. Specifically, among his original works, you will see Sagrada Familia (entrance not included). Continue to the Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral, the Old Town Hall, and the magnificent palace of the Archbishopric. Pass from the famous Las Ramblas with the unique flower markets and continue up to Montjuic Hill where you will see Pueblo Espanyol (entrance not included). Enjoy a panoramic view of this beautiful city before returning to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Century Hotel or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Barcelona.

Overnight: Century Hotel or similar, Barcelona
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the cruise port where you will board your home for the next 16 nights - the incredible ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship. The cruise will depart at 6:00pm.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

All the flavour of Spain in one place. Perfect on the legendary Costa del Sol, Malaga is synonymous with art, culture and sunshine, while its surrounding hills invite you to explore the area.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Funchal, the capital of the volcanic Madeira islands, is a unique port founded in a protective natural bay. It owes its name to the fennel plants found in the surrounding areas. The port is also the International Maritime Station of Madeira, a city that is nestled in the mountains and has an atmosphere of tranquillity.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the city’s access to the sea and is characterised by a mix of cultures that have managed to coexist in harmony with each other. Santa Cruz is a cosmopolitan city of different influences and varied trends, as you can see from the mix of historic buildings and modern architecture.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dubbed the "Venice of Brazil", Recife has an enviable cultural heritage and fascinating sights. Appreciate the beauty of the city as you explore its colourful streets, and be sure to set aside time to visit the numerous cafes, restaurants or bars to engage with the friendly locals.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover the rich history of this Brazilian coastal city, capital of the State of Alagoas. Maceio is home to magnificent lagoons, as well as phenomenal coral reefs to dive and snorkel.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The smiles of the children of Salvador is one of the memories that will remain in your heart for a long time. The vibrant streetscapes, beautiful beaches, rich Afro-Brazilian culture of the city are sure to be highlights.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A must-visit for chocolate lovers, the port city of Ilheus is home to one of Brazil's most famous plantations of artisan chocolate. Discover the natural, historical and cultural riches of this charming Brazilian city, which is one of the main destinations of the State of Bahia.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, disembark the cruise and be met by your guide and enjoy a city tour of Rio de Janeiro. Home to famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the 38-metre high Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit, Rio is a city which will soon samba its way into your heart.

First up will be a visit to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Visit the Sambadrome, Praca XV, Cinelandia, Maracana Stadium and the Metropolitan Cathedral (entrances not included). Continue onwards to Sugarloaf Mountain ascending by cable car, where you can enjoy the amazing views from the top of the famous mountain, including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel where you can check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio de Janeiro
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore this amazing city. 

Optional Activity - Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour - $120 per person
Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to a nearby port to begin the journey to the beautiful Angra dos Reis region (approx. 170 km). Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality of 365 islands surrounded by steep, forested coastline and amazing golden sand beaches. Embark on a boat ride (approx. 4 hours) through the beautiful Lagoa Azul and Praia de Araça located on the Ilha Grande. Enjoy lunch on the boat whilst anchored in a beautiful bay (drinks not included). Return to port and transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio de Janeiro
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 days later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore 6 amazing countries across Asia, Europe and South America
  • Visit Vietnam, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Brazil
  • Experience the centuries-old culture of Vietnam
  • Discover Vietnam's ancient capital of Hanoi
  • Drive through the beautiful rice paddy fields in Hanoi
  • Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Visit a grotto of stalactites and stalagmites
  • Witness the incredible Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class onboard cruise
  • Visit a floating pearl farm on Halong Bay
  • Discover the historic river city of Hoi An on 2 days free at leisure
  • Enjoy the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City at leisure
  • Learn about the Viet Cong at the Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Take in the city sights of London on a guided tour
  • See Trafalgar Square, the Albert Memorial and more
  • Travel past the medieval fortress of the London Tower
  • Witness the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and more on a city tour of Paris
  • Stay in Cannes, home of the glamorous annual international film festival
  • See Promenade des Anglais, Hotel Negresco and more on tour in Nice
  • Drive along the striking French Riviera
  • Stop in Montpellier, with its eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture
  • See the Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter on a tour of Barcelona
  • Dock in Malaga, Spain on Southern Spain’s Costa del Sol
  • Visit Funchal, capital of the volcanic Madeira islands
  • Explore Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands
  • Cruise to sunny Recife, often called the ‘Venice of Brazil’
  • Discover rich history in the Brazilian coastal town of Maceio
  • Enjoy the amazing architecture and natural scenery of Salvador
  • Dock in Ilheus, home to one of Brazil's most famous cocoa plantations
  • Explore the sights of Rio de Janeiro with a local guide
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 1-way international flight (economy class): Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to London, England
  • 2 x internal flights in Vietnam (economy class): Hanoi to Da Nang (Hoi An), Da Nang (Hoi An) to Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 x overnight Halong Bay cruise aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • 16 night Costa Cruise from Spain to Brazil
  • Sail aboard the incredible ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship
  • Selected entertainment
  • 20 nights quality hotel accommodation 
  • Enjoy 70 meals including all meals whilst cruising
  • English speaking local tour guides (Vietnam & Rio de Janeiro)
  • English speaking local tour leader (Europe)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C coach
  • 1-way TGV high-speed rail journey: Paris to Cannes
  • 1-way ferry trip: Dover, England to Calais, France
  • Return airport and cruise 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 the 30th 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:
- Inside Cabin: $2100
- Ocean View Cabin: $2700
- Balcony Cabin: $2900
 
Departure Dates
30th October 2020
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide: $300 per person
*Perth: $500 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Air China, Latam Airlines, Air New Zealand, Avianca, United Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Domestic Airline(s) Used in Vietnam
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air (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 Hanoi, Vietnam
$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.
- Blackout dates apply between the below date ranges:
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 4th February 2021
 
Stay Behind in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
$400 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 for departures after the 9 December 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Cabins


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





Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Hanoi, Vietnam: Flower Hotel, May De Ville Hotel, Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel, Adamas Hotel or similar

- Hoi An, Vietnam: Indochine River Hotel, Kim An Hotel, Rose Garden Hotel, Venus Hotel or similar

- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Le Duy Hotel, Ha Hien Signature Hotel, Signature Saigon Hotel, Le Duy Grand Hotel or similar

- London, England: Hotel Ibis Greenwich, Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth, Ibis Wembley or similar

- Paris, France: Hotel Median Paris Porte de Versailles, Ibis Issy Le Moulineaux, Ibis Porte D’ Orleans or similar

- Cannes, France: Hotel B&B La Bocca Plage, Hôtel Abrial Cannes Centre, Ibis Cannes La Bocca or similar

- Barcelona, Spain: Century Hotel, Campanile Hotel, Best Western Alfa Airport Hotel or similar

- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana, Astoria Copacabana 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.

 

4 Star (self-rated)

- Cruise: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Fascinosa’ ship

 

No Star Rating

- Halong Bay, Vietnam: Majestic Cruises

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (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 48 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase upon checkout
- Day 6: My Son Holy Land Tour - $70 per person
- Day 7: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge & Da Nang Full Day Tour - $150 per person
- Day 10: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $60 per person
- Day 37: Angra Dos Rio Islands Boat Tour - $120 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can 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).
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase on tour
- Day 4: Traditional Vietnamese Dinner with Water Puppet show - $40 USD per person arranged on tour
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. 



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Vietnam is a strict requirement however a visa is not required for Europe or Brazil if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Land: Recommended at $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
* Cruise: Mandatory at €10 per person per day payable onboard. Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of 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
Vietnam
Vietnam's climate can be divided into a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity.
 
Europe
Average temperatures for October at major cities throughout Europe average around 15°C.
 
Brazil
Because of its location on the Tropic of Cancer, Rio is very tropical and has pleasant weather year round. During the summer months you can expect it to be hot and humid, and the winter months very mild.
 
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:
70 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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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 $10 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.
 
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 have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Please note: Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
 
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.



Vietnam


- Since December 2017, Australian passport holders are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration - https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/. You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check in. Keep this e-visa print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam.

- Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.

- Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam for up-to-date information.

Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

 

England, France, Spain & Portugal
A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Brazil
As of 17th June 2019, Australian citizens wishing to visit Brazil will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa. They will be able to stay in Brazil for 90 days from the date of first entry in the country, extendable for an equal period, provided that it does not exceed one hundred and eighty days, every twelve months, counted from the date of the first entry into the country.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



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Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.