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48 Day Round The World

  • Discover the wonders of 10 amazing countries
  • Visit Italy, India, Switzerland, Jordan & More
Includes Return International Flights

There are holidays and there are life-changing adventures - this epic 48 day Round the World tour and cruise package is definitely the latter. Taking in the highlights of 10 incredible countries, from India and the Maldives to Israel, Switzerland and beyond, this is the trip you’ve been dreaming of.

Delve into the historic sights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - a popular tourist route visiting the grand cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Gaze in wonder at the majestic Taj Mahal, visit the imposing Royal Amber Fort, and experience a tour of Delhi’s colourful Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw. From Mumbai, set sail on a 28 night voyage of discovery from India to Italy aboard the sensational Costa Victoria cruise ship. Along the way, visit New Mangalore and Cochin on the southern coast of India; spend two nights docked in Male in the Maldives; visit Jordan, the gateway to the rose-coloured city of Petra; experience a day exploring the colourful streets of Corfu in the Greek Islands; step back in time in historic Dubrovnik; and explore the ‘floating city’ of Venice on a walking tour. Though the trip could easily end here, it then embarks on a fantastic overland tour of Italy, France and Switzerland visiting Lake Como, Italy’s celebrity playground; the lakeside city of Lucerne, the Burgundy wine region, romantic Paris - long described as ‘the city of lights’ - and more.

Package includes return international flights, 18 nights hotel accommodation on tour, a 28 night Costa Cruise, 102 meals, return airport and cruise transfers, and so much more!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi, India. Fly with Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or China Southern Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Upon arrival, be met by a representative at the airport and receive a welcome garland. The representative will escort you to the hotel by private chauffeur car.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar, Delhi
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. Take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Afterwards, enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi.

In the afternoon travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. Along the way see the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, where adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar, Delhi
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold.

In the afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast

Today take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose one of the following optional activities.

Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $50 per person 
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pushkar, one of the most scenic tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots, and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is renowned for its beauty. There are some 400 temples here, attracting masses of tourists every year. The picturesque lake, the Savitri Temple, and the Pushkar Bazaar are well worth the visit.

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar, Jaipur
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart for Agra. On the way, visit Chand Baori Step Well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that is the reason it was built in front of the temple.

Upon arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj.

This afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort), the fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani-style - rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort’s innovative architectural style encapsulates a long period of history and the arts, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Overnight: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar, Agra
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 9:00am.

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Early this afternoon at approx. 1:00pm checkout of the hotel and travel back to Delhi, checking in to the hotel upon arrival. 

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar, Delhi
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your internal flight to Mumbai, India. Upon arrival be transferred to the hotel to check in, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or alternatively join an exciting optional tour (not included) of Bollywood - the heart of India’s film industry!

Optional Activity: Bollywood Tour - $100 per person
The tour of Bollywood starts with a brief introduction about the origin and evolution of the Indian Film Industry (Bollywood) ranging from the silent era to its current state. Next visit various movie sets and be taken to the studios to watch film crews shoot either feature films, television series or commercials (subject to availability on the day). You will be given an insight into the mechanics of a professional film shoot, as well as visiting some of the areas where the behind the scenes magic happens; make-up areas, film editing, dubbing, processing of raw film, background music, animation and sound effects, vision mixing, special effects, set making, choreography, stunt rehearsals, publicity campaigns and more. Following the tour you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla or similar, Mumbai 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be transferred to the Mumbai cruise terminal to board Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’ Ship. The ship will remain docked in Mumbai overnight. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Mumbai (or Bombay as it was formerly known) is a quintessential example of India - contradictions and chaos, sublime beauty and poverty, gold and dust. Nowhere else in the world has the same charm as this city. Today Mumbai offers many surprises: absolutely unmissable are visits to the Elephant Caves and the Bandra Worli Sea Link viaduct (not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The New Mangalore port is located on the southern coast of India. Surrounded by palm trees of all kinds, by undulating and verdant Sahyadri mountains and beautiful rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea, the port offers travellers the sense of escapism they’re seeking. Enjoy a stop at New Mangalore to visit the incredible Jain Temple or to discover Udupi and its temple of Lord Krishna (not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cochin is the most important port on the Malabar coast, in South-Western India, as well as the most populous city in Kerala. The Cochin stop will be truly memorable: the multicultural past of the region is attested to by the Portuguese and Dutch styles, recognisable just by walking through the streets of Mattancherry and visiting the shrines of various religions: Shiva, the Paradesi Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Church of St Francis (not included). 

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Male, on Male Atoll, is the capital and largest community of the Maldives, situated in the Indian Ocean near the equator. Here, in a heavenly setting, modern buildings coexist in perfect harmony with the traditional homes.

During the two night stopover in Male, diving enthusiasts can discover the wonderful places on the sides of the Vaadhoo Kandu, where they can explore the sea aboard a submarine (not included). Hikers can visit the fish market, enjoy the calm and coolness of the Sultan’s lush garden, or bask on the white sandy beaches (not included). 

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy one final day in the tropical Maldives before the cruise departs at 5:30pm.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Use this stop in the port of Salalah to discover the second most important city of the Sultanate of Oman. While here take the opportunity to take part in an optional shore excursion (not included). You could perhaps visit the Al Baleed Archaeological Park, where you can admire the magnificent Museum of the Land of Frankincense, and then enjoy the great views from the beach of Al Fazayih. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Port of Eilat, which offers a stunning panorama and bustling activity, is the only port in Israel overlooking the Red Sea. The seabed and coral reefs will take your breath away and the intensity of its daily life is captivating. Eilat has waters for diving that are amongst the most beautiful in the world, but don’t miss the optional shore excursions in the desert on camels (not included). The ship will be docked in Eilat overnight.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Take advantage of this stop in the port of Aqaba to discover one of the finest jewels of the Red Sea. Aqaba, Jordan's only port city that hosts the country's only seaport, is known worldwide for its beautiful seaside resorts, famous dive sites and renowned tourist spots. During your stay, don't miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Petra, a historic site and one of the seven wonders of the world (not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Suez Canal runs 160km between the sand dunes of the Sinai Peninsula and the Nile River delta. Entry to the canal’s north end is at Port Said, and exit via the port of Safaga at the south end. As you make your way through the canal, it feels as if the ship is sailing across the sand.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Crete's string of high mountains is a captivating sight. There are two main attractions in Crete - the restored 4,000-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos and the unparalleled archaeological museum in Heraklion, where the ship docks. Tourists venturing out on their own may want to visit the colourful fruit and vegetable market or explore the nearby quaint fishing villages.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

During the stopover in Katakolon, treat yourself to a visit to the port located on the Bay of Agios Andreas (not included). Despite having undergone several changes, it has managed to retain its historic soul. Do not miss the chance to visit the archaeological site of Olympia (not included), one of the largest in Greece, which hosted the first Panhellenic Olympic Games. Katakolon is a small tourist town: have fun and discover the ways of its inhabitants, stroll among flowering streets and sit in one of the many cafés.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Corfu's vineyards and olive orchards thrive amid rocky mountains on this westernmost Greek isle. Stopping at Corfu is a great opportunity to roam the narrow streets lined with tourist shops, be immersed in the lush greenery: olive trees, orange trees, and cypresses, as well as enjoying cultural events often taking place in the walled city. One of the best excursions include an island outing that explores the beaches and countryside (not included).

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Facing the Adriatic Sea, the city is famous for its walls, built in stages from ancient times to the present, surrounding it, along with the port. Its splendid historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exudes charm at every corner. The sea here is among the cleanest and bluest in the world and, breathing deeply on the coast, you cannot help but feel the scent of pine trees, which surround the beaches and cool the hottest hours of the day. The beaches, amongst the most beautiful of the whole of Croatia, are uncrowded and perfect for romantic days spent by the sea.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Split harbour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, but also one of the oldest in the Adriatic: it is over 1,700 years old, and is surrounded by an extraordinary historical heritage. With its 16 towers and three temples, the Palace of Diocletian (not included), built in around 295 BC, still enjoys an extraordinary state of preservation that makes this an unmissable stage during this stop-off.

Overnight: Costa Cruises ‘Victoria’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today the cruise reaches its final port, the romantic city of Venice. After breakfast, disembark and be met by a tour representative to transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky, Europa Jesolo or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area) 
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day in Venice, beginning with a walking tour along the canals. As you explore the cobbled laneways and grand squares, you'll soon understand why the city is regarded among the most romantic in the world. See famous sights including the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace and St Mark's Clocktower. You can also choose to take a vaporetto (water bus) down the Grand Canal (vaporetto not included).

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky, Europa Jesolo or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area) 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to Lomazzo, near Lake Como. On the way, stop at Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, inspired by the Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet. Upon arrival in Lomazzo, check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera, B&B Como or similar, Lomazzo 
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in this magnificent city to explore Lake Como at your own leisure.

Overnight: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera, B&B Como or similar, Lomazzo 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to Lake Como for a morning tour, starting from the lakefront and Piazza Cavour and continuing to Duomo, San Fedele church, the Broletto and Villa Olmo. Next, cross the Switzerland border to Lake Lugano. Enjoy a short visit of the vibrant city of Lugano, nestled on the lakes sunny north shore. This charming city offers visitors an array of restaurants and bars, plus the famous via Nassa shopping district which boasts row upon row of boutiques and department stores. Afterwards, depart to Lucerne where you will check into your hotel accommodation for the evening. 

Overnight: Hotel Zum Hirschen,Holiday Inn Express Kriens or similar, Lucerne 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free for you to explore this charming city at your own pace. You might like to admire the historic architecture of the old town, learn about the city’s history at one of the many museums, or relax over a pint or two at the Rathaus Brauerei - Lucerne’s very own brewery and pub located in a 17th century town hall.

Overnight: Hotel Zum Hirschen, Holiday Inn Express Kriens or similar, Lucerne 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, which lies on the shore of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy sights such as the world famous wooden Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Musegg Wall, the Jesuit Church, the Mill Bridge, the Lion Monument and the KKL (Lucerne) Culture and Convention Centre.

Travel westbound, passing through Mulhouse and Basel, arriving in Dijon in the early afternoon. Continue to the Chateau de Marsannay, a local winery, for a tour including a tasting of local wine and cheese products. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic tour of Dijon taking in sights such as the Notre Dame, the Place de la Liberation and the Cathedral to name a few before transferring to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel ibis Dijon Sud, Holiday Inn Express or similar, Dijon
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a morning at leisure. Afterwards, depart to Paris where you will check into your accommodation for the evening. 

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles, Ibis Issy les Moulineaux 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, Notre Dame, Seine River bridges, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and Place de la Concorde, plus visit the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles, Ibis Issy les Moulineaux or similar, Paris 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is yours to enjoy free at Leisure.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles, Ibis Issy les Moulineaux or similar, Paris 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time 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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  • Visit 10 amazing countries: India, Maldives, Oman, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland and France
  • Tour the iconic Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Experience the sights and sounds of vibrant Delhi
  • See the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • See colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
  • Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
  • Cruise India, Maldives, Oman, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Croatia and Italy
  • Sail through the Arabian, Red and Mediterranean Seas
  • Visit New Mangalore on the southern coast of India
  • Dock at the beautiful Indian port city of Cochin
  • Experience 2 nights docked in the magical Maldives
  • See the white sandy beaches of Salalah, Oman
  • Visit the Israeli resort town of Eilat on the Red Sea
  • Dock in Aqaba, Jordan - the gateway to Petra
  • Sail through the Suez Canal, a remarkable feat of engineering
  • Enjoy a day in Heraklion, the capital of the Greek Island of Crete
  • Dock in Katakolon, gateway to Olympia - birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Enjoy a day exploring the colourful streets of Corfu
  • Cruise to the UNESCO listed walled city of Dubrovnik
  • Step back in time in the centuries-old port city of Split
  • Discover the best of France, Italy and Switzerland on tour
  • Explore Venice, Verona, Lake Como, Lucerne, Dijon and Paris
  • Wander through the romantic streets of Venice on a walking tour
  • See Juliet's Balcony in Verona, inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Como, Italian’s playground of the rich and famous
  • Marvel at the beautiful Lakes Lugano and Como
  • Enjoy a day at leisure amidst snow-capped mountains in Lucerne
  • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Enjoy a winery tour at Chateau de Marsanny near Dijon
  • Tour Dijon, capital of the historic Burgundy wine region
  • Witness the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame on a Paris city tour
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 1 x additional domestic flight (economy class) from Delhi to Mumbai
  • 28 night India to Europe cruise with Costa Cruises
  • Sail aboard the sensational ‘Costa Victoria’ ship 
  • 18 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • 102 meals including three meals a day while cruising
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2-9 and Day 39 - 46)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 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 selected dates until the 21st of February 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: $3000
- Ocean View Cabin: $3600
- Balcony Cabin: $4100
 
Departure Dates
21st February 2020
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways,, Virgin Atlantic, 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. 

- Maximum baggage allowance for the internal flight from Delhi to Mumbai is 20kgs

 

Arrive early in Delhi, India
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive Early is not permitted before 31st January 2020
 
Stay behind 
Not Available
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available 
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now for $5299 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


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





Accommodation Used


India:

4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Mumbai: Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla or similar 

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar

- Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar

 

Cruise:

4 star

Costa Cruises: ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

 

Europe:

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Mogliano Veneto, Italy (Venice Area): Hotel Villa Stucky, Europa Jesolo or similar

- Lomazzo, Italy: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera, B&B Como or similar

- Lucerne, Switzerland: Hotel Zum Hirschen, Holiday Inn Express Kriens or similar

- Dijon, France: Hotel ibis Dijon Sud, Holiday Inn Express or similar

- Paris, France: Median Paris Porte de Versailles, Ibis Issy les Moulineaux 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
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 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
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 35, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 5: (please note only one tour can be chosen as they occur at the same time)
- Pushkar Full Day Tour - $50 per person 
- Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
Day 8: Bollywood Tour: $100 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).



- Visa fees and requirements (see visa section below for detailed visa information)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
* India: The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 300 rupees per person per day
* Europe: The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day
- Cruise Gratuities of approx. $448 AUD per person will be charged to your onboard account. Additional gratuities are payable on selected services and items on board.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Mandatory City Taxes: approx. €34 per person in total payable direct to the hotels during land tour in Europe
- 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
India:
February is a very pleasant time in India with mild temperatures averaging between 15°C and 22°C in Delhi. It can be quite warm during the day and quite cool in the early morning and evenings so clothing to layer or a jacket is recommended. Mumbai, New Mangalore & Cochin will be warmer with average temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. 
 
Male, Maldives:
In March, temperatures in the Maldives rise to an average maximum of 30°C, cooling down in the evening to a comfortable 26°C-27°C. Possible short bursts of rain offer relief from the hot temperatures. Ocean visibility is excellent making it ideal for days at the beach.
 
Salalah, Oman:
The average temperature in Salalah in March can drop to 20°C and peak during the day at about 30°C. This is a very pleasant time to visit with mostly blue skies and warm ocean temperatures. 
 
Aqaba, Jordan:
The average temperature in Aqaba in March cool off to lows of 14°C and pleasant daytime temperatures of 26°C. March is very agreeable in Aqaba as it is not too hot and humid nor too cold and windy. 
 
Eilat, Israel:
Experiencing an average temperature of about 19°C, Eilat's average temperature sits between 13°C and 24°C. 
 
Greece:
March sees average daytime temperatures floating around 14°C, with peaks reaching up to 17°C and going down to 10°C in the evenings. The sea is almost constantly warmer than the air outside, with average ocean temperature sitting around 16°C.
 
Croatia:
Weather in Croatia has a steady increase of warmth towards the end of March, with around 12 hours of daylight and average temperatures between 8°C and 15°C .
 
Italy:
Late March/early April in Italy is a transitional month in terms of weather. Average daytime temperatures sit between 15°C and 20°C, cooling down to 5°C to 10°C in the late afternoons and evenings. Be sure to bring a jacket.
 
Switzerland:
April is a beautiful time in Switzerland with average temperatures between 8°C and 16°C during the day, cooling off in the evenings at around 3°C.
 
France:
April marks the true beginning of spring in France with many pleasant days. Temperatures still average on the cool side, ranging from 11°C to 15°C and dropping to around 3°C. Pack clothing you can layer as temperatures vary, sometimes experiencing unusually warm or particularly cool days.
 
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:
102 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 in India is 300 rupees per person per day, which covers both the driver and tour leader/guide. In Europe, the recommended tip is €5 per person, per day, which covers both the driver and tour leader/guide.
- 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 approx. $16 AUD 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. 
 
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.



Land
Europe:
A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Cruise
India:
A Tourist Visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.  TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This visa can take approximately 5 business days to complete.
 
Maldives/Israel/Oman:
A tourist visa is not required for Maldives, Israel and Oman if participating in a Costa Cruises scheduled shore excursion. If going ashore independently a visa can be processed on arrival where necessary.
 
Jordan:
A tourist visa for Jordan is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival.
 
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.