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19 Day Spain, Portugal & The Med

  • Discover Portugal & Northern Spain on tour
  • Cruise to Sicily, Valletta, Marseille & More
Includes Return International Flights

Five countries, nineteen days, one life-changing journey of discovery: this cultural odyssey of Spain, Portugal and the magical Mediterranean is what travel dreams are made of. From Lisbon to Porto, San Sebastian to Zaragoza, every step has the potential to reveal another awe-inspiring sight.

Uncover the diverse beauty of the Iberian Peninsula as you make your way through grand cities, across rugged mountain ranges and alongside impressive coastlines. Begin with a tour of Lisbon, home to an eclectic mix of old and new architecture; and marvel at the cascade of colourful houses in Porto, famed for its Port production. Across the border in Spain, travel to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela; feel like a member of the glitterati in sun-kissed San Sebastian; tick off the UNESCO listed wonders of Zaragoza and more. Then, when it seems the trip can’t get any better, embark on a thrilling seven-night cruise of the Mediterranean aboard MSC Grandiosa. A 4-star plus rated ship, the new Grandiosa is home to 12 dining venues and 20 bars, aqua park with water slides, and even a Cirque du Soleil show at sea! Cruise to Messina, Sicily’s multicultural capital; gaze across the azure waters of Valletta in Malta; dock in Barcelona, home of La Sagrada Familia and more!

This sensational trip includes return international flights, nine nights quality hotel accommodation on tour, a seven-night MSC cruise, English-speaking tour leader, 37 meals and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Barcelona, Spain. Fly with either Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair or Cathay Pacific, to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Lisbon! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Some customers may arrive early in the morning, and check-in will not be available until 2pm. Affected customers may make use of the hotel common areas and luggage storage so they may either relax or explore the city at leisure until check-in.

Overnight: Turim Hotel or similar, Lisbon
Meals included: None

After breakfast, enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lisbon (approx. 4 hours). In the downtown area, you will wander through the maze-like streets to reach the main attractions of the city. Delve into the centuries-old seafaring heritage of the Portuguese, paying tribute to the great explorers who bravely set off from Portugal's shores to discover the 'New World'.

See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the iconic Belém Tower and Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado (Portuguese music). On the way you will see some yellow trams, very typical of Lisbon. Next, you will enjoy a visit to the historic San Jorge Castle (entrance included) and later be joined by a ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Jerónimos Monastery (entrance not included). Take the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Turim Hotel or similar, Lisbon 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart for Porto, a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. On arrival enjoy some free time at leisure in this picturesque town.

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions, buzzing nightlife, and outstanding tourist facilities. The region is famed for the production of Port, the famous fortified wine. Take some time today to sample the region’s speciality. For those more adventurous a visit to the Ribeira District should not be missed, a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, eateries and neoclassical houses await. 

Overnight: Eurostars Heroismo or similar, Porto
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, continue your trip to the famous pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy today exploring the city with your tour leader or at leisure in the capital of the Galicia Region. Millions of people from all over the world flock to the city every year, many of them coming via the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route. 

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Old Town of Santiago - with its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings - which has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Overnight: Hotel San Lorenzo or similar, Santiago de Compostela 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head east to Oviedo between the Cantabrian mountains and the Bay of Biscay. You have the option of exploring the city with your tour leader or time at leisure. Oviedo has a medieval flavour in the historic quarter, which in modern times has been given a carefully-considered urban layout.

A pedestrian friendly historic quarter makes strolling in Oviedo a pleasure, from the University to the Cathedral, and from the palace of the Marquis of San Félix to the Camposagrado. The walk is littered with statues that appear on the pavements of historical sites. If you're looking for a place to kick back, there are an abundance of small squares filled with chigres (cider bars).

Overnight: Hotel NH Oviedo or similar, Oviedo 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart for Bilbao. On the way stop at Santander, an elegant city which extends over a wide bay overlooking the Cantabrian Sea. Discover the historic quarter, situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains. The marine and commercial sector is linked to a century old history of tourism. The main attraction being the famous El Sardinero beach and the La Magdalena peninsula. The cultural wealth of the Cantabrian capital is enriched with the passage of the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela which has been declared a World Heritage site.

In the late afternoon arrive in the capital city of the Basque region, Bilbao.

Overnight: Hotel Seminario or similar, Bilbao Area
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a half day city tour of Bilbao with a local guide (approx. 3 hours) A forward thinking city with a plentiful mix of Basque culture -  an absolute must for design and culture lovers. You will begin the tour from Mount Artxanda, where you can take in one of the best views of the city. Afterwards, cross the “Ensanche” of the city to the original/historical centre of Bilbao, a pedestrian area with more than 700 years of history. Continue onwards to St James’ Cathedral, Plaza Nueva, and the Ribera Market. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Seminario or similar, Bilbao Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing to Zaragoza. On the way, visit beautiful San Sebastian located in the mountainous Basque country. Widely known for beaches Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondarreta, framed by a picturesque bay front promenade, San Sebastian is a holiday hotspot. You will also find world-renowned restaurants helmed by innovative chefs and bars pairing local wines with bite-size regional specialties.

Arrive in Zaragoza this afternoon and take the opportunity to explore the city with your tour leader. Uncover an impressive monumental legacy in its streets, as Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians left their mark: ruins of Roman civilisation such as the Theatre; the Aljafería Palace; Mudejar-style churches are declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (entrances not included). Also home to baroque jewels such as the Basilica of Pilar (entrance not included); the work of the genius Francisco de Goya. If you are an art-lover, Zaragoza is the city for you.

Overnight: Hotel Catalonia El Pilar or similar, Zaragoza 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, travel to the beautiful city of Barcelona. On arrival be met and transferred to the port terminal to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Grandiosa'. The cruise departs at 6pm this evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A marvellously eclectic, vibrant and a rough-edged style city. Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a bustling seaport. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the city’s Renaissance heritage, which is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbour.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Naples is a large high-energy city with a sprawling Mediterranean port. The city centre has many different focuses just waiting to be discovered. No trip to Naples is complete without visiting the area between Piazza Garibaldi and Via Toledo, roughly corresponding to the old Roman Neapolis (much of which is still un-excavated like in many other Italian cities).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and it's a fine one - the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour. Perhaps take an optional shore excursion (not included) to Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomises the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, is one of the must-see stops for every Mediterranean cruise of merit. You can admire this port, constructed in the second half of the 16th century by the Frenchman Jean de la Valette and moulded by the religious and military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, from your ship even before disembarking. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking. You will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the city centre for a half day guided tour with a local guide (approx. 3 hours). You will start in Sant Jaume square and continue towards the city and the Olympic Port.

Then, you’ll go to Montjuic, where you can admire a panoramic view or stop for a photo opportunity of the city and port. Afterwards, enjoy a Gothic quarter walking tour: see the Cathedral (exterior), La Place Real, Montcada Street, Picasso Museum, the Church of Santa Maria del Mar and the Mercat de la Boqueria (entrances not included). In the afternoon enjoy free time at leisure; take a chance to see the famous architecture such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracias and Las Ramblas in the city.

Overnight: Hotel Sant Cugat or similar, Barcelona 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time make your own way to Barcelona 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 the beauty of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Malta
  • Cruise the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean sea
  • Discover the highlights of colourful Portugal
  • Fall in love with the living history and culture of Lisbon
  • Enjoy free time at leisure in the colourful city of Porto
  • Experience medieval and picturesque Northern Spain
  • Visit the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore the city of Oviedo, known for its medieval old town
  • Stop at sun-kissed Santander overlooking the Cantabrian Sea
  • Admire eclectic architecture in the Basque city of Bilbao
  • See San Sebastian in the mountainous Basque country
  • Uncover the sights, sounds and flavours of Zaragoza
  • Discover the bustling city of Barcelona on a guided tour
  • Cruise to the exuberant French port city of Marseille
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
  • Visit multicultural Naples, the birthplace of pizza
  • Dock in Messina, Sicily’s multicultural capital
  • Gaze across the azure waters of Valletta, Malta’s capital
  • Dock in Barcelona, home to iconic La Sagrada Familia
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7 night Mediterranean cruise with MSC Cruises
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4-star plus rated ‘MSC Grandiosa' ship
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Day 2: Lisbon Airport to Lisbon Hotel
  • Day 10: Zaragoza to Barcelona Cruise Port
  • Day 17: Barcelona Cruise Port to Barcelona Hotel

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 applies:
- Inside Cabin: $2000
- Fantastica Ocean View Cabin: $2200
- Fantastica Balcony Cabin: $2500
 
Departure Dates (2020)
May: 13
*August: 26
September: 9
October: 14
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight 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, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Brunei, 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 Lisbon, Portugal
$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:
14 December 2019 - 20 January 2020 
28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020 
20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020 
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020 
 
Stay behind in Barcelona, Spain
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020 
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020 
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Dubai 
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.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Blackout dates: 27 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now $6699 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.

 

Fantastica Cabin Experience [Ocean View & Balcony Cabins Only]
- Un-restricted views
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.



Accommodation Used


3 - 4 Star (self-rated)

- Lisbon: Turim Hotel or similar

- Porto: Eurostars Heroismo or similar

- Santiago de Compostela: Hotel San Lorenzo or similar

- Oviedo: Hotel NH Oviedo or similar

- Bilbao area: Hotel Seminario or similar

- Zaragoza: Hotel Catalonia el Pilar or similar 

- Barcelona: Hotel Sant Cugat or similar

 

4 Star Plus (self-rated):

- Cruise: MSC Cruises: MSC 'Grandiosa' Ship

 

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

 

Extra Nights
- Lisbon, Portugal (Pre Tour): $255 per room, including breakfast.
- Barcelona, Spain (Post Tour): $250 per room, including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
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 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Recommended land: €5 per person, per day, payable on tour
* Recommended cruise: €10 per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- City Tax: Lisbon approx. €2 per person, per night (payable directly to the hotel on check in)
- City Tax: Barcelona approx. €1,21 per person, per night (payable directly to the hotel on check in)
- Day 18: Transfer Barcelona Hotel to Barcelona Airport
- 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
Portugal:
Portugal is classified as a warm temperate forest climate, with wet winters, dry summers and the warmest month being above 25°C on average. The best time to visit Portugal is spring (March to June) when dazzling flowers carpet hillsides and the almond blossom lights up the countryside – or early autumn (September to November) when the weather is warm but not too hot and the summer crowds have thinned out.
 
Spain:
In Northern Spain, August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 24°C with the most daily sunshine hours. Spain enjoys a warm spring and autumn and a mild winter.
 
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:
29 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 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. MSC 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.
 
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 (subject to availability).
 
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.