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18 Day Sicily & The Med

  • Discover the magic of Palermo, Syracuse & more
  • Cruise the Med to Barcelona, Valletta & more
Includes Return International Flights

Sun-kissed beaches, colourful cities dotted with cathedrals, and remote hillside villages spilling down to the azure sea; Sicily is like something out of an Italian fairytale. This dazzling 18 day tour and cruise package is a chance to discover the wonders of this dream Mediterranean destination - and a whole lot more!

Begin with a land tour of Sicily, starting in the cosmopolitan capital of Palermo. Travel along the scenic salt road from Trapani to Marsala, stroll the charming laneways of beautiful Erice, explore the archaeological site of Selinunte, and marvel at the baroque town of Noto. Visit the smoking giant of Mt Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano; wander the streets of historic Taormina, and be inspired by the gorgeous outlook of seaside Cefalu. On return to Palermo, embark on a dazzling seven night cruise of the Mediterranean. Choose from two separate sailings, one visiting Barcelona and Valletta aboard the brand new MSC Virtuosa, or another visiting Valencia and Cagliari in Sardinia aboard the MSC Seaview. While onboard, enjoy ever-changing views of the magical Mediterranean, sensational cuisine, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation or play.

This incredible package includes return international flights, eight nights hotel accommodation on tour, a seven night MSC cruise, English speaking tour leader and guide - and more!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for your flight to Palermo, Italy. Fly with award winning Premium airlines such as Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways or Emirates to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: None

After breakfast travel to the western part of the island, with cities coined by maritime-trade, fish and salt. Erice is a small town located on the 751 meters height hilltop of the Monte Giuliano – in the ancient world it was known as the sainthood of Aphrodite, the goddess of Love – and is one of Sicily’s most impressive mythical places. Enjoy the magical atmosphere by strolling along the alleys of the town. From there you can enjoy a stunning view over the salt fields of Trapani, the Aegadian Islands and the bay of Bonagia. Afterwards enjoy a walking tour in the city centre of Trapani. Walking through the old town, admiring the architectural reminders of civilisations past.

Overnight: Hotel Vittoria or similar, Trapani
Meals included: Breakfast

Today experience an unforgettable trip among the salt route, which connects Trapani to Marsala. Here you see a vast outlook of salt pans and windmills used in the past for processing salt. Further on, visit a wine cellar in Marsala and taste three different wines with appetisers. Continue on to one of the largest Archaeological parks in Europe ‘Selinunte’. With amazing temples and ruins, the park is a great showcase of Greek civilisation (entrance included).

In the late afternoon continue on to Agrigento.

Overnight: Grand Hotel Mose or similar, Agrigento
Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning visit the Valley of the Temples ‘Valle dei Templi’ - a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas (entrance included). Enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. In the afternoon continue to the UNESCO Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina, a splendid city boasting a slew of monuments that hint at its glorious past.

Afterwards continue to the Taormina area to spend the night.

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning join your tour leader for a walking tour of Noto, the most famous Baroque town in Sicily. The magnificent cathedral of Noto is a highlight. Continue to Syracuse, the largest and most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily. Ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards, cafe tables spill onto dazzling Baroque piazzas (squares), and honey-hued medieval lanes lead down to the sparkling blue sea. This was once the largest city in the ancient world, bigger than even Athens and Corinth.

First reach the baroque city centre Ortigia, situated on a small island where you’ll meet the local guide to visit the Cathedral and picturesque Arethusa Fountain. Afterwards you’ll proceed to the archaeological area, where you’ll see the impressive Greek Theatre, the former Stone quarries and the garden around them (entrances not included).

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a visit to the famous Mount Etna. From fall to spring the 3350m high Mount Etna - classified as the highest active volcano in Europe – is covered with snow. Already Pindar, Strabon and others praised in their works the never-ending activity and beauty of Mount Etna which dominates the landscape of the whole Catania province.

The bus will bring you up to a height of 1900m on the south side of Mount Etna, where you can visit some streams of lava and the Silvestri craters. Weather permitting, there is an optional ascent to the area of the main crater by cable car and jeep (not included - approx. €64,00 per person payable onsite). Afterwards you will return to the Taormina area for the evening.

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, continue your Sicilian journey to Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily. The enchanting coastal town, with its amazing Norman Cathedral and washhouse from the Arabian period, is one of the most beautiful in all of Sicily. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit one of the biggest and oldest markets in Palermo - the Capo Market. Enjoy a guided tour through the market which features Sicilian fresh food. Enjoy tastings of typical Palermitan street food, a unique experience reflecting that Palermo is one of the country’s richest cities for street food.
 
Palermo is the capital city of Sicily and a town with many faces and it’s worth being discovered. Filled with churches, monasteries and gardens, the city is a picturesque oasis. Afterwards take a panoramic drive of the city where you will see the amazing UNESCO site Cathedral of Monreale which showcases a breathtaking 6,500sqm of marvellous mosaics (entrance not included).

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the Sicilian capital city. In the afternoon be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on the exciting 7 night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta is the capital of the island of Malta, and is one of the must-see stops for every Mediterranean cruise. The port was 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. Admire its beauty from your ship before disembarking to explore this remarkable walled city.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Barcelona - Spain’s second city and capital of the Catalonia region - pulsates with life. There’s no other city in the country that compares to its style, energy, and good looks. An optional cruise excursion (not included) to the city centre will allow you to discover its world-class art galleries and museums, as well as its countless designer restaurants, bars, and shops. The extraordinary Antoni Gaudí’ designed La Sagrada Família, a church which has been under construction since 1882, and the famous Ramblas boulevard, are just two essential sights worth taking in.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock this morning in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. Vieux Port is a place where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges. Be sure to check out one of the many amazing French cafés, which provide the perfect spot to observe the city life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, a vibrant city full of rough-edged style. The old town is a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways and is home to a large palace built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families. You might like to seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections (entrances not included), as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy. Civitavecchia enjoys a millenary history due to its coves along the coast, which offered a perfect shelter for vessels, making it a natural port long before cruise ships sailed the seas, and in fact the port was known to the Romans as Centumcellae. Choose to explore the area on your own or join an optional shore excursion (not included) to Rome to discover the best of the Italian capital city.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Virtuosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking this morning. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for the return flight back to Australia. Luggage can be stored at Palermo port for an additional charge - approx. €5 per bag ($8 AUD).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for your flight to Palermo, Italy. Fly with award winning Premium airlines such as Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways or Emirates to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: None

After breakfast travel to the western part of the island, with cities coined by maritime-trade, fish and salt. Erice is a small town located on the 751 meters height hilltop of the Monte Giuliano – in the ancient world it was known as the sainthood of Aphrodite, the goddess of Love – and is one of Sicily’s most impressive mythical places. Enjoy the magical atmosphere by strolling along the alleys of the town. From there you can enjoy a stunning view over the salt fields of Trapani, the Aegadian Islands and the bay of Bonagia. Afterwards enjoy a walking tour in the city centre of Trapani. Walking through the old town, admiring the architectural reminders of civilisations past.

Overnight: Hotel Vittoria or similar, Trapani
Meals included: Breakfast

Today experience an unforgettable trip among the salt route, which connects Trapani to Marsala. Here you see a vast outlook of salt pans and windmills used in the past for processing salt. Further on, visit a wine cellar in Marsala and taste three different wines with appetisers. Continue on to one of the largest Archaeological parks in Europe ‘Selinunte’. With amazing temples and ruins, the park is a great showcase of Greek civilisation (entrance included).

In the late afternoon continue on to Agrigento.

Overnight: Grand Hotel Mose or similar, Agrigento
Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning visit the Valley of the Temples ‘Valle dei Templi’ - a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas (entrance included). Enjoy a guided visit to the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. In the afternoon continue to the UNESCO Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina, a splendid city boasting a slew of monuments that hint at its glorious past.

Afterwards continue to the Taormina area to spend the night.

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning join your tour leader for a walking tour of Noto, the most famous Baroque town in Sicily. The magnificent cathedral of Noto is a highlight. Continue to Syracuse, the largest and most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily. Ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards, cafe tables spill onto dazzling Baroque piazzas (squares), and honey-hued medieval lanes lead down to the sparkling blue sea. This was once the largest city in the ancient world, bigger than even Athens and Corinth.

First reach the baroque city centre Ortigia, situated on a small island where you’ll meet the local guide to visit the Cathedral and picturesque Arethusa Fountain. Afterwards you’ll proceed to the archaeological area, where you’ll see the impressive Greek Theatre, the former Stone quarries and the garden around them (entrances not included).

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a visit to the famous Mount Etna. From fall to spring the 3350m high Mount Etna - classified as the highest active volcano in Europe – is covered with snow. Already Pindar, Strabon and others praised in their works the never-ending activity and beauty of Mount Etna which dominates the landscape of the whole Catania province.

The bus will bring you up to a height of 1900m on the south side of Mount Etna, where you can visit some streams of lava and the Silvestri craters. Weather permitting, there is an optional ascent to the area of the main crater by cable car and jeep (not included - approx. €64,00 per person payable onsite). Afterwards you will return to the Taormina area for the evening.

Overnight: Sporting Baia Hotel or similar, Giardini Naxos (Taormina area)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, continue your Sicilian journey to Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily. The enchanting coastal town, with its amazing Norman Cathedral and washhouse from the Arabian period, is one of the most beautiful in all of Sicily. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit one of the biggest and oldest markets in Palermo - the Capo Market. Enjoy a guided tour through the market which features Sicilian fresh food. Enjoy tastings of typical Palermitan street food, a unique experience reflecting that Palermo is one of the country’s richest cities for street food.
 
Palermo is the capital city of Sicily and a town with many faces and it’s worth being discovered. Filled with churches, monasteries and gardens, the city is a picturesque oasis. Afterwards take a panoramic drive of the city where you will see the amazing UNESCO site Cathedral of Monreale which showcases a breathtaking 6,500sqm of marvellous mosaics (entrance not included).

Overnight: Hotel Tonic or similar, Palermo
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the Sicilian capital city. In the afternoon be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on the exciting 7 night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Seaview’ ship. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

From the Sea, the view of Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and main port, is striking. Known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Palma de Mallorca is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. Finding your way around Palma is fairly straightforward once you’re in the city centre. The obvious landmark to see in Palma is the Cathedral, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea waterfront and backs onto the oldest part of the city, a cluster of alleys and narrow lanes whose northern and eastern limits are marked by the zigzag of avenues built beside – or in place of – the city walls.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea would be enough of a draw in itself. Spain’s third-largest city and one of the main ports of call on a Mediterranean cruise. In the last decade and a half, the vast, iconic City of Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) cultural complex has been established, the state-of-the-art metro has continued to expand and dozens of hip new bars, restaurants and boutiques have injected new life into the historic centre. Valencia has also fully redeveloped its beach and port area, as is evident even from the cruise ship.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock this morning in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. Vieux Port is a place where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges. Be sure to check out one of the many amazing French cafés, which provide the perfect spot to observe the city life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, a vibrant city full of rough-edged style. The old town is a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways and is home to a large palace built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families. You might like to seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections (entrances not included), as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy. Civitavecchia enjoys a millenary history due to its coves along the coast, which offered a perfect shelter for vessels, making it a natural port long before cruise ships sailed the seas, and in fact the port was known to the Romans as Centumcellae. Choose to explore the area on your own or join an optional shore excursion (not included) to Rome to discover the best of the Italian capital city.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Seaview’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking this morning. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for the return flight back to Australia. Luggage can be stored at Palermo port for an additional charge - approx. €5 per bag ($8 AUD).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover Italy, France, Spain and Malta
  • Dock in Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille, Rome and more
  • See the best of Sicily including Palermo, Selinunte, Taormina, Syracuse and Cefalu
  • Discover the charming Sicilian hill town of Erice
  • Travel along the ‘Salt Road’ from Trapani to Marsala
  • Enjoy a Marsala wine tasting
  • Visit the renowned archaeological site of Selinunte
  • Discover Trapani the town touched from various civilisations
  • Visit the amazing Greek UNESCO site of Valley of the Temples
  • Discover the UNESCO Villa Romana of Piazza Armerina
  • Travel to the stunning Baroque town of Noto
  • Tour beautiful Syracuse; the largest Greek colony in Sicily
  • See Mount Etna; Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Explore the beautiful hillside town of Taormina, ‘the Pearl of the Mediterranean’
  • Marvel the charming coastal town of Cefalu
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Capo Market in Palermo
  • Indulge with a tasting of local street food in Palermo
  • See the city of Monreale on a panoramic tour
  • Discover the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
  • Gaze across the azure waters of Valletta, Malta’s capital
  • Dock in Barcelona, home to iconic La Sagrada Familia
  • Cruise to Civitavecchia, gateway to the eternal city of Rome

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return International flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
  • Fly with premium airlines

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the brand new 4.5-star 'MSC Virtuosa’

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 28 meals including all meals while cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and port charges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles

  • TRANSFERS
  • Day 2 transfer airport/hotel
  • Day 10 transfer hotel/cruise port

    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover Italy, France and Spain
  • See the best of Sicily including Palermo, Selinunte, Taormina, Syracuse and Cefalu
  • Discover the charming Sicilian hill town of Erice
  • Travel along the ‘Salt Road’ from Trapani to Marsala
  • Enjoy a Marsala wine tasting
  • Visit the renowned archaeological site of Selinunte
  • Discover Trapani the town touched from various civilisations
  • Visit the amazing Greek UNESCO site of Valley of the Temples
  • Discover the UNESCO Villa Romana of Piazza Armerina
  • Travel to the stunning Baroque town of Noto
  • Tour beautiful Syracuse; the largest Greek colony in Sicily
  • See Mount Etna; Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Explore the beautiful hillside town of Taormina, ‘the Pearl of the Mediterranean’
  • Marvel the charming coastal town of Cefalu
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Capo Market in Palermo
  • Indulge with a tasting of local street food in Palermo
  • See the city of Monreale on a panoramic tour
  • See Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city
  • Dock in beautiful Palma de Mallorca
  • Experience the famous Spanish port city of Valencia
  • Discover the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
  • See Civitavecchia, the gateway to the eternal city of Rome

  • FLIGHTS
  • Return International flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
  • Fly with premium airlines

  • CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the 4-star 'MSC Seaview’

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 28 meals including all meals while cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and port charges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles

  • TRANSFERS
  • Day 2 transfer airport/hotel
  • Day 10 transfer hotel/cruise port

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 28th of March 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
- Inside Cabin: $1380
- Ocean View Cabin: $1490
- Balcony Cabin: $1700
 
Departure Dates (2021)
Itinerary 1 - MSC Virtuosa
March: 7, 28*
 
Itinerary 2 - MSC Seaview
April: 17
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Airline 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 Palermo, Sicily
$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:
* 10 December 2021 - 20 January 2021
 
Stay behind in Palermo, Sicily
$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:
* 1 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
* 20 June 2021- 22 July 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
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.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Blackout dates:
* 10 December 2021 - 20 January 2021
* 1 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
* 20 June 2021- 22 July 2021
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): *Starting from $5999 per person
Please note: 
- *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.





Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Palermo: Hotel Tonic or similar

- Trapani: Hotel Vittoria or similar

- Agrigento: Gran Hotel Mose or similar

- Giardini Naxos (Taormina area): Sporting Baia Hotel or similar

 

Itinerary 1 - 4.5 Star (self-rated):

Cruise: 'MSC Virtuosa’ ship

 

Itinerary 2 - 4 Star (self-rated):

Cruise: 'MSC Seaview’ 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
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
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 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 7: Mount Etna cable car and jeep tour: €70 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified 
- 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 visa is not required in Europe for stays of 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: recommended at €5 per person, per day
* Cruise: €10 per person, per day will be charged to your onboard account
- City Tax (payable directly to the hotel at check-in)
* Palermo: approx. €4 per person per night
* Trapani: approx. €2 per person per night
* Agrigento: approx. €4 per person per night
* Giardini Naxos/Taormina: approx. €2 per person per night
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Day 17: Post cruise airport transfer
- 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
Sicily
February
- February is a cooler time of the year to visit Sicily. The island is blessed with a warm climate that features long, hot and dry summers and brief and cool winters.
- Temperatures will reach a maximum high of around 12°C during the day, dropping to an average low of 5°C at night, so be prepared and pack warm clothing.
 
March
March indicates the end of winter and sees temperatures start to warm up. You can expect temperatures to reach up to 13°C during the day and dropping to 6°C at night.
 
April
The weather gradually begins to warm up in Sicily for April as spring arrives. Temperatures can reach up to 18°C during the day, which is perfect for strolling around the streets and admiring the view
 
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:
Daily breakfast is 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 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 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.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.