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17 Day Majestic Scandinavia

  • Discover Denmark, Norway, Sweden & More
  • Visit Copenhagen, Alesund, Tallinn, Helsinki & More
Includes Return International Flights

There’s more to Scandinavian culture and style than IKEA alone. Striking landscapes, colourful cities, ornate architecture and plenty of surprises along the way, this 17 day tour will showcase the very best of majestic Scandinavia as it twists and turns its way through five bucket list countries.

Experience the eclectic culture and creativity of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Bergen, Tallinn and Oslo; enjoy stunning views as you weave along the hairpin bends of the Trolls Road; and explore the spectacular Geiranger Fjord. See the famous Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, witness the powerful Vøringsfossen waterfall, admire the Art Nouveau architecture of Alesund, visit the Olympic city of Lillehammer, be awe-struck by the wild beauty of Gudbrandsdal valley and more!

This once-in-a-lifetime cultural tour also includes an overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo, as well as an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn and one-way ferry to Helsinki! With return international flights, 12 nights quality hotel accommodation, English speaking tour leader and guides, all transfers and more, this journey has the makings of an un-fjord-gettable adventure.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Copenhagen, Denmark. Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, or Scandinavian Airlines 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

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Scandic Kødbyen Hotel or similar, Copenhagen
Meals included: None

After breakfast this morning, meet your local guide at the reception and enjoy a half day city tour of Copenhagen (approx. 3hrs). You will discover charms from the past and present, including the infamous Little Mermaid and the rococo Royal Palace Amalienborg. Take a stroll around Nyhavn, originally a busy commercial port, but nowadays a popular tourist hotspot known for its colourful 17th-century houses. Some of the houses within the port provide great historical significance, such as house number 20, which was home to the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. You will find that during summertime Nyhavn is the perfect place to end a long day. If your free time allows, you may like to bike around the city like a true Copenhagener (not included). Copenhagen is world famous for its biking culture which is as old as the bicycle itself.

Overnight: Scandic Kødbyen Hotel or similar, Copenhagen
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy free time to shop for Viking souvenirs, relax or take one of the two optional tours on offer today. A Royal Copenhagen Canal Cruise or alternatively an amazing Copenhagen Food tour. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the ferry terminal to embark on your DFDS overnight cruise to Oslo. Dinner will be provided onboard tonight.

Please note: You may only choose one of the two optional tours listed below, due to both tours occurring at the same time today.

Optional Activity: Copenhagen Royal Canal Cruise: $25 per person

Optional Activity: Copenhagen Food Tour (From 10:30am): $225 per person
This Culinary Experience tour lets you delve further into the Nordic country’s exquisite burgeoning cuisine and restaurant scene! Discover produce as fresh as the Scandinavian air and scout out the locals’ favourite eateries and market halls with an expert guide at your side.
- Walking distance: 4km
- Duration: 4 hours approx.
- Number of individual tastings: 8-9 (Makes up for a whole meal)

Overnight: DFDS Ferry Line - Inside B-class cabin
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway, a country with some of the most beautiful fjords on Earth. Upon arrival, meet your local guide at the cruise ship terminal and depart on a half day city sightseeing tour (approx. 3hrs). You will take in the main highlights of Oslo. Visit the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included) home to three original Viking Age ships, and see the Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress (entrances not included).

You will also get to enjoy a visit to the famous Frogner Park (entrance included). The largest park in the city, it is home to an assortment of 200 bronze, granite and cast iron sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The park is one of Norway’s premier tourist attractions with upwards of one million visiting the park each year. Take some time to see why.

Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included), before departing to the picturesque resort town of Geilo, passing Lake Tyrifjord and the magnificent Hallingdal Valley along the way.

Overnight: Ustedalen Hotel or similar, Geilo
Meals included: Breakfast

The stage leads you to a deserted area and the beautiful mountains of Hardangervidda, with a stop to admire the Vøringfoss waterfall, one of the highest in the country, before continuing to Bergen.

Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year round. After some free time for lunch (not included), meet your local guide and enjoy a tour of this Hanseatic Capital of Norway. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous Fish market. 

Overnight: Thon Bergen Airport Hotel or similar, Bergen
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy some free time to discover the city on your own. In the early afternoon, depart to Gudvangen, a small village in the heart of the fjords region. From Gudvangen you will embark on a fjord cruise to Flam. During the trip you will cruise on the stunning Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, and arms of the famous Sognefjord, which is also called the King of the Fjords. Upon arrival in Flam, you will depart to Førde. During the trip you will cross the Sognefjord once more from Fodnes to Manheller. Upon arrival enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel or similar, Førde
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast begin your excursion to Briksdal, where you can explore the arm of Jostedalbreen, the biggest glacier on Europe's mainland. The Glacier falls from a height of 1200m to the narrow valley. Continue to Geiranger where you will board a cruise on the spectacular Geirangerfjord, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before driving towards Alesund via the famous Eagle Road. The Eagle Road is the name given to the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal. The road was an attraction from the very first day, and was called Eagle Road because at its highest point it passed through terrain that had traditionally been the domain of a large number of eagles.

Overnight: Thon Alesund Hotel or similar, Alesund
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart towards Andalsnes via the Trolls road; an exciting series of 11 hairpin bends that descend the mountain. A true work of art with astonishing views, an impressive piece of engineering where the road snakes and climbs its way up and up along steep mountainsides. The scenic drive continues to the villages of Bjorli and Dombas via the beautiful Gudbrandsdal valley, before arriving in Otta. 

Overnight: Thon Hotel Skeikampen or similar, Svingvoll, Otta Region
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head towards Oslo, enjoying a short stop in Lillehammer to have a look around the olympic city. In the afternoon arrive in Hamar, a Norwegian city on the banks of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake. Continue along the coast of Lake Mjøsa, to reach Oslo in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Comfort Børsparken Hotel or similar, Oslo
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will make your own way to the railway station and board your train towards Stockholm. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Elite Palace Hotel or similar, Stockholm
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, meet your local guide at the reception of the hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city (approx. 4 hrs). Stockholm is generally referred to as ‘Beauty on Water’ and ‘Venice of the North’, which is understandable as the city is built upon 14 islands. It is surrounded by Lake Mälaren, and the Baltic Sea. The city's grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700-year-old history beautifully. During your sightseeing tour, you will see the Gamla Stan (Old town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, The Royal Palace, gothic churches, excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops (entrances not included).

Overnight: Elite Palace Hotel or similar, Stockholm
Meals included: Breakfast

Spend a final morning at leisure in Stockholm, enjoying this time to further explore the city’s fashion, design, restaurants and cultural experiences as well as beautiful architecture. Alternatively you may join an optional Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with a guide.

Optional Activity: Stockholm Archipelago Cruise: $55 per person
This is the perfect boat sightseeing tour if you're looking to discover the best and most beautiful parts of the Stockholm archipelago in a short period of time (approx. 2.5-3hrs). During the tour, the knowledgeable onboard guide will share little anecdotes and tell you all there is to know about the various historical, cultural, and natural sights you pass on your way. Enjoy a journey full of beautiful attractions and fascinating stories while you relax and take in the famous scenery of the archipelago. You can also enjoy on-board cooked lunch in the beautiful dining room while listening to the guide (not included).

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the cruise-ship terminal where you will board an overnight ferry to the medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia. 

Overnight: The Tallink Silja Ferry Line - inside B-class cabin
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning the ship will arrive in Tallinn, Estonia. Upon arrival, be met by a local guide and enjoy a 2 hour sightseeing tour of the city. Tallinn offers a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The tour takes you around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where you will see; Toompea Castle, Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Old Town Hall and the Great Guild Hall (entrances not included). After the tour, enjoy some time at leisure. Alternatively, you may like to join an optional lunch at a medieval restaurant in Tallinn (not included).

In the afternoon you will embark on a short cruise to Helsinki by ferry and be transferred to the hotel.

Optional Activity: Lunch at a medieval restaurant in Tallinn: $30 per person

Overnight: Scandic Park Helsinki Hotel or similar, Helsinki
Meals included: Breakfast

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city encased by beautiful islands and great green parks. Enjoy a guided tour with a local guide (approx. 3 hrs) to see the highlights of the city. Amongst others, you will see Senaatintori, the Senate square and its magnificent architectural ensemble. Right around the corner near the harbour, you will find the Kauppatori, a picturesque market square, characterised by an abundance of flowers, fruits and busy traders.

Next, see the Tuomiokirkko (cathedral), It was built in the 19th century and has an impressive copper dome - Concerts regularly take place inside. Another church, the Temppeliaukio kirkko, is carved into the rocky earth which enhances the excellent acoustics. Your last stop is the Uspenski Cathedral - the neo-Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral rears its mighty mass of red brick in the Katajanokka Island (entrances not included). Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight: Scandic Park Helsinki Hotel or similar, Helsinki
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, at the appropriate time be transferred to the airport for your return flight 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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  • Discover the highlights of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia on tour
  • Explore Copenhagen, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and more
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Copenhagen, Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital
  • See the ‘Little Mermaid’, Royal Palace, the Nyhavn port and more
  • Cruise the North Sea from Denmark to Norway
  • Uncover the highlights of Oslo on a guided city tour
  • See the medieval Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace and Frogner Park
  • Take a photo stop at the beautiful Lake Tyrifjord and Hallingdal Valley
  • Spend a night in the popular ski resort town of Geilo
  • Admire the spectacular Vøringfoss waterfall
  • Enjoy a locally guided tour of UNESCO listed Bergen
  • Walk along the iconic Bryggen Wharf
  • Discover the Sognefjord area, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world
  • Sail the picturesque, UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Enjoy a cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord
  • See the famous village of Flam, home of the famous Flam Railway
  • Experience the Briksdal Glacier the biggest glacier on the Europe’s mainland
  • Drive on the famous scenic Eagle Road
  • Soak up the Art Nouveau architectural style of Alesund
  • Wind along the hairpin bends of the Trolls Road 
  • See the beautiful Gudbrandsdal valley
  • Visit the Olympic city of Lillehammer
  • Travel along the coast of Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway
  • Tour vibrant Galma Stan, the old town of Stockholm
  • Explore Stockholm, Sweden’s energetic capital on a free day
  • Cruise the Baltic Sea from Sweden to Estonia
  • Sail through the breathtaking Stockholm archipelago
  • Journey inside the medieval Baltic city of Tallinn
  • Visit Helsinki, the ‘White City of the North’ on a guided tour
  • See Uspenski Cathedral and more on a tour of Helsinki
  • Admire the famous Temppeliaukio ‘Church in the Rock’ in Helsinki
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 1 x overnight ferry aboard DFDS Line: Copenhagen, Denmark to Oslo, Norway
  • 1 x overnight ferry aboard Silja Line: Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1 x one-way ferry trip from Tallinn, Estonia - Helsinki, Finland
  • 12 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 15 meals including daily breakfast
  • Parking, check point fees
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • One way train way Oslo to Stockholm
  • All 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 selected dates until the 10th of October 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1500 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
April: 21
May: 12, 26
*July: 21
*August: 18
*September: 1
October: 10
 
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



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian 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 Copenhagen, Denmark
$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 - 19 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021
 
Stay behind in Helsinki, Finland
$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 - 19 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021
* 6 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Available as a post tour stopover only
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Blackout dates:
* 1 April 2021 - 19 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021
* 6 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): *Starting from $5699 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.

 

DFDS Ferry Line (Copenhagen - Oslo)

Inside B-class cabin

All cabins include a continental plug point, clothes hooks and hangers and your choice of a 2 or 4-berth arrangement.

En suite bathroom with shower & WC. 

 

Tallink Silja Ferry Line (Stockholm - Tallinn, Tallinn - Helsinki)

Inside B-class cabin

Inside cabins (9 m2) without a window for 2 or 4 persons on decks 5, 8 and 9. All cabins have WC, shower and TV.





Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Copenhagen: Scandic Kødbyen Hotel or similar

- Geilo: Ustedalen hotel or similar

 -Bergen: Thon Bergen Airport Hotel or similar

- Forde: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel or similar

- Alesund: the Thon Ålesund Hotel or similar

- Otta Region, Svingoll: Thon Hotel Skeikampen

- Oslo: Comfort Børsparken Hotel or similar

- Stockholm: Elite Palace Hotel or similar

- Helsinki: Scandic Park Helsinki or similar

 

No Star Rating

- Silja Ferry Line - Inside B-class cabin

- DFDS Ferry Line - Inside B-class cabin

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
- Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre Tour): $385 per room, including breakfast
- Helsinki, Finland (Post Tour): $305 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 (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 4: Copenhagen Royal Canal Cruise: $25 per person
Day 4: Copenhagen Culinary Experience Tour: $225 per person
Day 13: Stockholm Archipelago Cruise with guide: $55 per person
Day 14: Lunch at a medieval Restaurant in Tallinn: $30 per person
Please note:
- Only one optional tour may be chosen on day 4 due to both optional tours occurring at the same time 
- 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) 



- Visa fees and requirements (a visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping at €5 per person, per day, payable on tour.
- Optional activities/tours
- 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
Scandinavia and Baltic States
- In spring, the days get longer, and the temperatures rise slowly; the first warm days, more likely in the second half of April. By mid-May, the maximum temperatures hover around 20/22°C.
- Summer is pleasant, with maximum temperatures hovering around 21/22°C - ideal for outdoor activities. The nights are cool still cool however, with minimum temperatures around 11/12 °C. August is one of the hottest months of the year with average temperatures around 18°C with highs of 23°C.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.