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  • Christmas Markets Cruise

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Cologne

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  • Amadeus Cruise

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  • Prague

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  • Festive gingerbread

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  • Strasbourg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gourmet dining onboard cruise

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  • Nuremberg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Prague

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Cologne

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Amadeus Strauss Deck Cabin

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Nuremberg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Rudesheim

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Speyer

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Amadeus Mozart Deck Suite

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Amadeus Cruises

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Stuttgart

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Cologne

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Strasbourg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Strasbourg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Christmas Markets Cruise

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Cologne

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Amadeus Cruise

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Prague

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Festive gingerbread

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Strasbourg

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Gourmet dining onboard cruise

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  • Nuremberg

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  • Prague

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  • Cologne

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  • Amadeus Strauss Deck Cabin

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  • Nuremberg

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  • Rudesheim

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  • Speyer

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  • Amadeus Mozart Deck Suite

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  • Amadeus Cruises

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  • Stuttgart

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  • Cologne

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  • Strasbourg

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  • Strasbourg

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  • Nutcrackers

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14 Day Christmas River Cruise

  • Discover magical Prague, Strasbourg & More
  • Cruise the Rhine aboard a new 5-star river ship
Includes Return International Flights

'I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need: a Christmas river cruise through the romantic cities and landscapes of Europe, magical markets and plenty of glistening white snow.'

This 14 day package is a chance to experience just that, journeying to some of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe from Strasbourg to Nuremberg, Prague and so many in between. Take in the wonders of four beautiful countries - Netherlands, Germany, France and Czech Republic - immersing yourself in their diverse cultures and festive atmosphere. Begin with free time and a city tour of eclectic Amsterdam, then travel to Cologne to embark on an unforgettable four night cruise to Strasbourg aboard the new Amadeus Imperial. Indulge in gourmet meals and free-flowing wine and beer with every lunch and dinner onboard, admiring ever-changing views as the ship travels along the Rhine River. Dock in colourful Koblenz; enjoy free time to explore the market of Speyer; explore the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, and more! When it seems the trip can’t get any better, continue on by land to explore the markets of Nuremberg and Prague in the Czech Republic.

Simply put, this is the Christmas journey you’ve been dreaming of. The sensational package also includes return international flights, seven nights quality hotel accommodation, a five-star river cruise aboard the brand-new Amadeus Imperial ship, return airport transfers and more!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Amsterdam, Netherlands! Fly with full-service airlines such as Etihad Airways, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Lufthansa or Finnair 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 Amsterdam! Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight: Corendon Village Hotel or similar, Amsterdam
Meals included: None

This morning, join a locally guided tour of Amsterdam to see what this incredible city has to offer. For centuries, the world’s largest commercial port has been nicknamed as the 'Venice of the North’ thanks to its many canals and over 600 bridges. See the famous Dam Square, the Benginhof, the Flower Market on the Singel, and The Tower of Montelbaan (entrances not included). Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk, which you might like to explore in your free time. 

Overnight: Corendon Village Hotel or similar, Amsterdam
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast head to Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River in western Germany. Although the weather in Cologne is mild, even in December, and the thermometer rarely drops below zero degrees, the Rhine metropolis welcomes you with wintery charm. Enjoy some free time in the city this afternoon.

Later today, head to the embarkation terminal to board your four-night Rhine River Christmas cruise on the brand-new 5-star ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’. Boarding will take place from 4:00pm today. You will have plenty of time to explore your festively decorated Amadeus ship, followed by a Welcome Cocktail with the on-board cruise management. Thereafter, you will savour your first culinary delights on board at a stylish welcome dinner, during which the chef will put you in an appropriately celebratory mood for your upcoming winter trip. Later at night (approx. 10:00pm), your ship will set off for Koblenz.

Overnight: Amadeus ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Reach Koblenz before breakfast and take the chance to explore the romantic town in northern Rhineland-Palatinate, allowing the Christmas flair of the old town to charm you. Afterwards, continue your trip through the magical Middle Rhine Valley, past the legendary Lorelei rock. The enchanting landscape loses none of its charm in the winter months and this section of the Rhine is rightly considered one of the most beautiful! Late in the afternoon, you will reach the wine town of Rüdesheim, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Rhine Valley. Discover this picturesque little town during a relaxed stroll and enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere, before your ship continues southwards after dinner.

Overnight: Amadeus ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Christmas magic awaits you again today in Speyer, where you arrive punctually at breakfast time. You can take an optional tour to the old imperial residence town of Heidelberg, where you can enjoy not only numerous tourist attractions, but can also admire and enjoy the regional handicrafts, as well as the gingerbread and glühwein (mulled wine) available at the romantic Christmas market. After lunch, you have the opportunity to explore Speyer. Here, a beautiful Christmas market awaits you, which you should not miss. Spend a relaxing evening enjoying the contemplative advent atmosphere before you continue to France during dinner.

Overnight: Amadeus ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The south of France welcomes you in the morning with a Christmas cheer. Visit the surrounding area and fall under the spell of the wintery Alsace and Obernai (optional tour). In contrast to these dreamy landscapes, discover the most beautiful aspects of the exciting metropolis of Strasbourg. In the pre-Christmas season, the beautifully decorated shops which set the city aglow with festive light are particularly worth seeing. Of course, a visit to the Christmas market is a must. As the day nears its end, round it off with some hot punch and enjoy the romantic atmosphere, before the exclusive Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening. During your last night on board, your ship remains anchored in Strasbourg.

Overnight: Amadeus ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another generous breakfast on board before disembarking this morning. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in Strasbourg. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for some Christmas shopping or for further exploration with your tour leader. As a European Capital, Strasbourg includes an incredible diversity of architectural styles earning it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the very heart of the city, you can discover the Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg, a masterpiece of Gothic art. 

Overnight: Mercure Strasbourg Palais Des Congrès or similar, Strasbourg
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Strasbourg and travel via Stuttgart to the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. During your stop in Stuttgart discover the city’s famous Christmas market - one of Europe’s oldest and arguably most beautiful Christmas markets. It was officially mentioned for the first time in 1692 but its roots, however, stretch back further in time. Continue onwards to Nuremberg, rich and full of architectural wonders - an energetic place. As one of Bavaria’s biggest draws, it’s alive with visitors year-round, but especially during the Christmas season. Upon arrival, spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Park Inn Radisson Hotel or similar, Nuremberg
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the romantic Christmas market of Nuremberg on your own accord or with your tour leader. The enticing smells of mulled wine and rum punch, roasted almonds, Nuremberg bratwurst and gingerbread fill the air. The ‘little town of wood and cloth’ will shine in the heart of Nuremberg’s Old Town and turn it into “Christmas City”. More than 180 market stands – all decorated for Christmas with fresh greens and lights – invite you to enjoy traditional Christmas ornaments of all shapes and sizes; the local gold-foil angel; ‘Zwetschgenmännle’ made of prunes; toys and games; and delicious holiday treats to eat and drink. Experience this one-of-a-kind atmosphere and enjoy the magic of the Christmas Market!

Overnight: Park Inn Radisson Hotel or similar, Nuremberg
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to Prague, the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core. The colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, provide an animated hourly show. On arrival in Prague, enjoy time at leisure to explore the beautiful Christmas market on your own or with your tour leader. Christmas markets are a key ingredient of the festive magic in the Czech Republic, and the Prague markets are the most impressive in the country. They light up the city, bringing locals and tourists together in a true 'winter wonderland' setting. The Prague Christmas markets consist of brightly decorated wooden huts stocked with local handicrafts and traditional Christmas treats.

Overnight: Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a half day locally guided city tour to delve further into the sights of Prague. See UNESCO listed sites such as the Old Town, Charles Bridge, the Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, the Jewish Quarter plus more. After the tour, the day is yours free to spend at leisure or to further explore the picturesque city or be delighted by the local Christmas markets.

Overnight: Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square Hotel or similar, Prague
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, accordingly with your flight time, be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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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  • Discover 4 amazing countries: Netherlands, Germany, France and Czech Republic
  • Immerse yourself in the magic of the European festive season
  • Enjoy the Christmas markets in Prague, Strasbourg, Nuremberg, Cologne and more
  • Soak up the eclectic culture of Amsterdam on tour
  • Experience Cologne, renowned for its High Gothic architecture
  • Cruise along the romantic Rhine river
  • Dock in Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Speyer and Strasbourg
  • Enjoy the Christmas flair of the romantic town of Koblenz
  • Discover the wine town of Rüdesheim, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the magic of Christmas in the historic German town of Speyer
  • See the famed Cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg
  • Enjoy a free day exploring the iconic Christmas market in Strasbourg
  • Discover the lively city and Christmas market of Stuttgart 
  • Soak up the romantic Christmas market in Nuremberg
  • Explore Prague, the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ on a guided tour
  • Discover the World Heritage listed Old Town, Charles Bridge and more in Prague
  • Return International flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 4 night Rhine River Christmas cruise from Cologne to Strasbourg
  • Sail aboard the brand new 5-star ‘Amadeus Imperial’ ship
  • Stay in an elegant large, outside river-view stateroom cabin
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water onboard cruise
  • Enjoy special onboard entertainment including music, talks and cooking demonstrations
  • Free-flowing soft drinks, beer and wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch, light lunch, dinner and midnight (late night) snack
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Take advantage of complimentary onboard bicycles
  • Bottled water replenished daily 
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 7 nights quality hotel accommodation
 
  • Enjoy 18 meals including all gourmet meals onboard ship
  • English speaking onboard Cruise Director (days 4-7), Tour Leader (days 3,8-12) and Tour Guides
  • Airline, port taxes and surcharges
  • All local taxes, parking and checkpoint fees
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and port 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 25th November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Haydn Deck Window Cabin: $850
- Strauss Deck French Balcony Cabin: $1550
- Mozart Deck French Balcony Cabin: $1900
 -Mozart Deck Suite Walkout Balcony Cabin: $3250
 
Departure Dates
25th November 2020
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates,Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM 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 Amsterdam, Netherlands
$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:
17th September 2020 - 11th October 2020
 
Stay behind in Prague, Czech Republic
Please contact our friendly reservations team for a quote, subject to availability
- 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.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $550 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Doha
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.
- Dubai stopovers are not permitted on and including: 27th November 2020 - 1st December 2020 due to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): *Starting From $5,999 per person
Please note: 
- Please contact TripADeal to obtain a ‘starting from’ quote. 
*Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- 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.

 

Amadeus Imperial Ship
Launching in April 2020, the Amadeus Imperial ship is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience. The new ship offers 72 spacious deluxe cabins (17.5m²) and 12 Amadeus suites (26.4m²) in total. As on all ships built since 2011, the Amadeus Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width. All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area
 
Cabin Information
Hayden Deck (16 m²) with panoramic window
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request
 
Strauss Deck Cabin (17.5 m²) with drop-down panoramic window
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
 
Mozart Deck (17.5 m²) with drop-down panoramic window
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
 
Mozart Deck Suite (26.4 m²) with walk-out exterior balcony
Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Amsterdam: Corendon Village Hotel or similar

- Strasbourg: Mercure Strasbourg Palais du Congres Hotel or similar

- Nuremberg: Park Inn Radisson Hotel or similar

- Prague: Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square or similar

 

5 Star (self-rated)

- Cruise: Amadeus ‘MS Amadeus Imperial’ 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
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (Pre Tour): $220 per room, including breakfast
- Prague, Czech Republic (Post Tour): Not available.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
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
Package A: $220 per person
- Koblenz walking tour
- Rüdesheim walking tour incl. music cabinet museum
- Excursion to Heidelberg with Christmas Market
- City Tour of Strasbourg with Christmas Market
 
Package B: $335 per person
All of package A, plus:
- Speyer walking tour with Christmas Market
- Wintry Alsace and Obernai
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 also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
*Land tour: recommended at €5 per person, per day, payable on tour.
*Cruise: recommended at $14 USD per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- 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
Rhine River:
Average temperatures in Rhine Valley vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. Weather is cold this time of year in Rhine Valley, the average high during this season is between 14.4°C and 10°C. On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. 
 
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
- 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.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
18 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 Euro 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. Amadeus River 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 $14 USD 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 where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (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.