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African Safari & Cruise to Italy
Venice, Italy
Luxor Temple
Mauritius Island
Begin your journey on an African Safari with the magnificent Mabula Game Lodge.
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40 Day Africa, Egypt & Italy

Search for elephants, rhinos & leopards on Safari
Enjoy a 30 night MSC cruise aboard the ‘Sinfonia’ ship
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Includes return international flights and 1 domestic flight in South Africa.
Relax on a 30 night cruise aboard MSC Sinfonia.
100 meals included.
Enjoy 7 nights quality hotel and safari game lodge accommodation.
Overview

Overview

Africa is home to some of the world’s most striking landscapes. From its highest peaks to the deepest valleys to endless grasslands full of wild animals, every inch of the land is absolutely awe-inspiring. Couple this with a 30 night cruise from Venice, Italy to Cape Town and you have the adventure of a lifetime.

Begin your journey aboard your 30 night cruise with MSC Cruises aboard the ‘MSC Sinfonia’ ship upon which you will discover crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and idyllic snorkeling destinations. Dock in incredible ports such as Port Louis, the capital of Madagascar, as well as Port Victoria, one of the world’s smallest and youngest capitals. Continue on to marvel at the architecture of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, visit the crystal clear waters of Egypt, explore the energetic city of Split and dock in beautiful Venice. Then, embark on an African Safari with the magnificent Mabula Game Lodge, where you will experience up to six safari game drives, searching for elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos and enjoy two nights at leisure in beautiful Cape Town.

This life changing tour and cruise includes return international flights, a 30 night cruise, 7 nights quality lodge and hotel accommodation, meals and so much more.

5 star Safari Upgrade and Extension also Available!

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Mauritius, Seychelles, Egypt, Croatia, Venice and More
  • Relax on a 30 x Night MSC Sinfonia Cruise
  • Visit Port Louis, the capital of this island nation off the coast of Madagascar
  • See Port Victoria, one of the smallest and youngest capital cities in the world
  • Admire Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a must see for architecture buffs
  • Visit Egypt and enjoy the crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and incredible snorkelling destinations
  • Relax in Split, one of Croatia’s star-attraction cities
  • Experience the highlights of South Africa
  • Visit Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Enjoy a 3 night safari within the magnificent Game Lodge
  • Experience up to 6 safari game drives with a qualified ranger
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, leopards and more
  • Enjoy time at leisure in the beautiful Cape Town
  • Spend one night at leisure in Venice
FLIGHTS
  • Return International Flights (economy class) ex Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane
  • 1 x Domestic Flight in South Africa
CRUISE
  • 30 x Night Cruise on MSC Sinfonia
ACCOMMODATION
  • 4 Nights Quality Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 Nights Quality Safari Game Lodge
DINING
  • 100 Meals included
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
TRANSFERS
  • Transfers included as per itinerary
ITINERARY 2 EXTENSION & UPGRADE PACKAGE
  • Reverse Itinerary includes all of the above plus:
  • 5 Star Ivory Tree Game Lodge
  • 1 x Additional Night at the Safari Game Lodge
  • 2 x Additional Game Drives
  • 3 x Additional Meals
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia - Venice, Italy

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane for Venice, Italy. Fly with Emirates or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Arrive in Venice, Italy

Welcome to Venice! Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this vibrant city.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)
Meals included: None
Day 3 Embark MSC Grand Voyage (Departing at 5pm)

Today, check out of the hotel and be transferred to Monfalcone Cruise Port to board the 30 Night MSC Cruise to Venice.

Please Note: boarding will commence 4 hours prior to departure.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Dinner
Day 4 Split, Croatia (08.00AM - 6.00PM)

The captivating port of Split, located on the Dalmatian coast, is one of Croatia’s star-attraction cities. Immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of its old centre, admire Diocletian buildings, or wander the city’s spectacular waterfront and shade yourself under the palm trees.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 5 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board. Take the time to recharge before embarking on the next adventure.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 Katakolon/Olympia (07.00AM - 5.00PM)

Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia.

The historic associations and resonance of Olympia, which for over a millennium hosted the most important Panhellenic games, are rivalled only by Delphi or Mycenae. Spend the day exploring this magnificent place. You can see the ruins of a gymnasium and a palaestra (wrestling school), used by the competitors during their obligatory month of pre-games training. The main focus of the Altis precinct is provided by the great Doric Temple of Zeus.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Suez Canal (transit), Egypt (6.00PM - 6.30PM)

Whilst cruising through the canal enjoy the facilities on board the ship.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 Suez Canal (transit), Egypt (3.00PM - 3.30PM)

The Suez Canal is a man made canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea and is the shortest route to Europe.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Sokhna Port, Egypt (06.00AM - 09.00PM)

Around 55km south of Suez is the town of Sokhna, the beaches are popular with Egyptians but attract few foreigners. The town’s name derives from the hot springs (35°C) originating in the Jebel Ataqa. Secreted amid the arid Red Sea Hills are Egypt’s two oldest monasteries – dedicated to St Paul and St Anthony, trace their origins back to the infancy of Christian monasticism, observing rituals that have scarcely changed over sixteen centuries.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (09.00AM - 8.00PM)

Enjoy the day in an Egyptian resort town located between the desert and the Red Sea. The sunny destination is known for its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and idyllic snorkelling destinations on the pristine coral reefs. Relax with a cocktail in hand, browse the shops, or explore the bars and restaurants.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Safaga, Egypt (06.00AM - 9.00PM)

Safaga town’s economy is driven by the nearby phosphate mines. Ever since Nile steamers began calling in the nineteenth century, visitors come to view the remains of Thebes, Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom capital, and its associated sites. The town itself boasts Luxor Temple, a graceful ornament to its waterfront and “downtown”, while 2 kilometres or so north is Karnak Temple, a stupendous complex built over 1,300 years. Across the river are the amazing tombs and mortuary temples of the Theban Necropolis, an attraction not to be missed.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (07.00AM - 6.00PM)

Homeporting in this bustling metropole, you will have your pick of sites to visit, from the famed floating Al Rahma Mosque, which is built directly over the water, to the New Jeddah Corniche, offering a waterfront boardwalk with beautiful sea views and where you may even catch the sunset. For architecture buffs, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind and the under-construction Jeddah Tower (previously known as the Kingdom Tower) is set to become the world’s first 1-kilometre-high building.

Al Balad the old town of Jeddah dates back to the 7th century, boasts beautiful buildings and an ancient souk which are a must-see. It is also one of the UNESCO Heritage sites, located in Saudi Arabia.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 19 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 20 Port Victoria, Seychelles (10.00AM - Overnight)

When you arrive in the Seychelles, you will dock in Victoria, the capital of this country composed of 115 islands dotting the Indian Ocean. Victoria is located on Mahé, one of the archipelago’s largest, most important and vibrant islands.

Victoria is one of the smallest and youngest capital cities in the world; founded as late as 1770 by a group of Frenchmen, whose influence is still strongly felt on the island, in spite of the long occupation by the British, which ended with the island's independence in 1976. Victoria has been reconstructed several times but its original colonial style can still be seen in the lines of the Palace of Justice and of the Clock Tower of the Roundabout, a reduced-scale reproduction of the Big Ben constructed in 1903 in honour of Queen Victoria.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 21 Port Victoria, Seychelles (Depart at 7.00PM)

While in Victoria, don’t miss out on the centre of every-day life: a market offering typical local products, spices, fish, fruit and vegetables and the delightful shops selling crafts flanked by beautiful Creole houses. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

If you would like to drink a local cocktail, head to the Pirate’s Arms, it is the most famous bar of the entire archipelago.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 22 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 23 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 24 Port Louis, Mauritius (09.00AM - Overnight)

A holiday in Mauritius means disembarking at Port Louis, the capital of this island nation off the coast of Madagascar. Port Louis has taken its role as the country’s first city seriously and has expanded over time with new streets, buildings and a beautiful promenade. Perhaps take a stroll along the Caudan Waterfront, lined with old cannons and numerous shops. Traces of Port Luis’s colonial past can be seen on Place D’Armes, where the statue of Bertrand François Mahé, the count of La Bourdonnais and a former governor of the island, observes passers-by surrounded by palm trees.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 25 Port Louis, Mauritius (Depart at 6.00PM)

Spend another full day at leisure exploring Port Louis. Don’t miss the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, which is almost three hundred years old. Over the centuries, it has been lovingly tended by expert gardeners, who have slowly enriched it with plant species from three different continents, Asia, Africa and Oceania. If you are not fascinated by the beauty of plants then you might like to spend the day relaxing on the beach with a coconut in hand.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 26 La Possession, Reunion (08.00AM - 6.00PM)

La Possession, on the splendid Punta des Galets, makes one of the most unique stops in Southern Africa. As soon as you disembark, you can independently explore or choose to embark on an optional excursion (not included). Perhaps head off to the so-called Circus of Salazie, the remains of an enormous volcanic caldera located a few kilometres from La Possession.

Another must see in Saint-Denis, La Possession is the Central Post Office, which is reminiscent of some Algerian cities, and the unique building housing the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are worth a visit.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 27 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 28 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 29 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 30 Durban, South Africa (07.00AM - 6.00PM)

When you arrive in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port – you will be captured by the tropical colours and vibrant atmosphere.

The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s beachfront is a high-energy, happy environment just east of the centre and is South Africa’s most developed seaside destination.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 31 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 32 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 33 Cape Town, South Africa - Disembark Cruise at 7AM

This morning after breakfast, disembark the cruise. The cruise docks at 7AM but please note that disembarking will take 2 hours after the ship has docked.

Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the cruise port by the English speaking tour guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 34 Cape Town - Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Cape Town.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Fire & Ice Cape Town or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 35 Cape Town - Johannesburg - Safari Game Lodge

Today, you will be met at the hotel by the English speaking tour guide and transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will then be transferred to the Safari Lodge.

On arrival enjoy a well deserved lunch before checking into the accommodation. Enjoy your first game drive, conducted in a comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rover accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge early evening in time for dinner.

Overnight: Mabula Game Lodge or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 36 Safari Game Lodge

Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. The varied habitats on Mabula Private Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari at Mabula Game Lodge. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast before heading out again later in the afternoon to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening and relax before dinner.

Overnight: Mabula Game Lodge or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 37 Safari Game Lodge

Discover new and exciting areas of the Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Mabula Game Lodge or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 38 Safari Lodge - Johannesburg

Wake up early in time for a 5.30am game drive at the reserve. After the safari, enjoy breakfast before checking out. Be transferred to Johannesburg airport accommodation for the evening.

Ovenight: Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R Tambo Airport or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 39 Johannesburg - Australia

Depart Johannesburg for your international flight back to Australia.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 40 Arrive in Australia

Please note that some guests may arrive +1 day

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia - Johannesburg

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane for Johannesburg, South Africa with Emirates or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, make use of the complimentary airport shuttle and transfer to the nearby airport hotel for check-in.

Please note:
- Some customers will arrive in Johannesburg early morning of Day 2, and will not require airport accommodation on day 1. Affected customers will be picked up directly from the airport and taken to the Safari lodge.
- Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R Tambo Airport or Similar, Johannesburg
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Johannesburg - Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Today, check out of your hotel and be met by the English speaking tour guide at the airport meeting point before being transferred to Ivory Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park (approximately 2.5 - 3 Hours drive).

On arrival enjoy a well deserved lunch before checking in to the accommodation. Later in the afternoon enjoy your first game drive, conducted in a comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rover accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge early evening in time for dinner.

Overnight: 5 Star - Ivory Tree Lodge
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner
Day 3 Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. The varied habitats on a Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast before heading out again later in the afternoon to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening and relax before dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 4 Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Discover new and exciting areas of the Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 5 Ivory Tree Game Lodge

After breakfast, enjoy an early morning game drive followed by an afternoon game drive to spot more fascinating wildlife.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 Ivory Tree Game Lodge - Johannesburg - Cape Town

This morning after an early game drive you will be transferred to Johannesburg airport for a domestic flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Fire & Ice Cape Town or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Cape Town - Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Cape Town.

Overnight: Fire & Ice Cape Town or Similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Embark MSC Grand Voyage (Departing at 6.00PM)

Today, check out of the hotel and spend the day at leisure before embarking on the 30 Night MSC Cruise to Venice. Luggage can be stored in the reception of the hotel until it is time to board the cruise. Please make your own way to the cruise port in time for the cruise.

Please Note: The cruise will depart at 6.00PM, and boarding will commence 4 hours prior to departure.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 9 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board. While at sea, take the time to recharge before embarking on the next adventure.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Durban, South Africa (07.00AM - 5.00PM)

When you arrive in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port – you will be captured by the tropical colours and vibrant atmosphere.

The pulsing warren of bazaars, alleyways and mosques that makes up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street is ripe for exploration, and there are some excellent restaurants around Durban’s photogenic harbour area. Durban’s beachfront is a high-energy, happy environment just east of the centre and is South Africa’s most developed seaside destination.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 La Possession, Reunion (08.00AM - 7.00PM)

La Possession, on the splendid Punta des Galets, makes one of the most unique stops in Southern Africa. As soon as you disembark, you can independently explore or choose to embark on an optional excursion (not included). Possibly head off to the so-called Circus of Salazie, the remains of an enormous volcanic caldera located a few kilometres from La Possession.

Another must see in Saint-Denis, La Possession is the Central Post Office, which is reminiscent of some Algerian cities, and the unique building housing the Department of Agriculture and Forestry is worth a visit.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Port Louis, Mauritius (09.00AM - Overnight)

A holiday in Mauritius means disembarking at Port Louis, the capital of this island nation off the coast of Madagascar. Port Louis has taken its role as the country’s first city seriously and has expanded over time with new streets, buildings and a beautiful promenade. Perhaps take a stroll along the Caudan Waterfront, lined with some cannons and numerous shops. Traces of Port Luis’s colonial past can be seen on Place D’Armes, where the statue of Bertrand François Mahé, the count of La Bourdonnais and a former governor of the island, observes passers-by surrounded by palm trees.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 Port Louis, Mauritius (Depart at 7.00PM)

Spend another full day at leisure exploring Port Louis. Don’t miss the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, which is almost three hundred years old. Over the centuries, it has been lovingly tended by expert gardeners, who have slowly enriched it with plant species from three different continents, Asia, Africa and Oceania. If you are not fascinated by the beauty of plants then choose to spend the day relaxing on the beach with a coconut in hand.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 19 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 20 Port Victoria, Seychelles (08.00AM - Overnight)

When you arrive in the Seychelles, you will dock in Victoria, the capital of this country composed of 115 islands dotting the Indian Ocean. Victoria is located on Mahé, one of the archipelago’s largest, most important and vibrant islands.

Victoria is one of the smallest and youngest capital cities in the world; founded as late as 1770 by a group of Frenchmen, whose influence is still strongly felt on the island, in spite of the long occupation by the British, which ended with the island's independence in 1976. Victoria has been reconstructed several times but its original colonial style can still be seen in the lines of the Palace of Justice and of the Clock Tower of the Roundabout, a reduced-scale reproduction of the Big Ben constructed in 1903 in honour of Queen Victoria.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 21 Port Victoria, Seychelles (Depart at 4.00PM)

While in Victoria, also don’t miss out on the centre of every-day life: a market offering typical local products, spices, fish, fruit and vegetables and the delightful shops selling crafts flanked by beautiful Creole houses. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches.

If you would like to drink a local cocktail, head to the Pirate’s Arms, the most famous bar of the entire archipelago.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 22 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 23 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 24 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 25 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 26 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 27 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (09.00AM - 8.00PM)

Docking in this bustling metropole, you will have your pick of sites to visit, from the famed floating Al Rahma Mosque, which is built directly over the water, to the New Jeddah Corniche, offering a waterfront boardwalk with beautiful sea views and where you may even catch the sunset. For architecture buffs, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind and the under-construction Jeddah Tower (previously known as the Kingdom Tower) is set to become the world’s first 1-kilometre-high building.

Al Balad the old town of Jeddah dates back to the 7th century, boasts beautiful buildings and an ancient souk which are a must-see. It is also one of the UNESCO Heritage sites, located in Saudi Arabia.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 28 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 29 Safaga, Egypt (06.00AM - 10.00PM)

Safaga town’s economy is driven by the nearby phosphate mines. Ever since Nile steamers began calling in the nineteenth century, visitors come to view the remains of Thebes, Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom capital, and its associated sites. The town itself boasts Luxor Temple, a graceful ornament to its waterfront and “downtown”, while 2 kilometres or so north is Karnak Temple, a stupendous complex built over 1,300 years. Across the river are the amazing tombs and mortuary temples of the Theban Necropolis, an attraction not to be missed.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 30 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (06.00AM - 6.00PM)

Enjoy the day in an Egyptian resort town located between the desert and the Red Sea. The sunny destination is known for its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and idyllic snorkelling destinations on the pristine coral reefs. Relax with a cocktail in hand, browse the shops, or explore the bars and restaurants.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 31 Sokhna Port, Egypt (07.00AM - 08.00PM) - Suez Canal (transit), Egypt (10.00PM - 10.30PM)

Around 55km south of Suez is the town of Sokhna, the beaches are popular with Egyptians but attract few foreigners. The town’s name derives from the hot springs (35°C) originating in the Jebel Ataqa. Secreted amid the arid Red Sea Hills are Egypt’s two oldest monasteries – dedicated to St Paul and St Anthony, trace their origins back to the infancy of Christian monasticism, observing rituals that have scarcely changed over sixteen centuries. Then cruise down the Suez Canal, a man made canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea and is the shortest route to Europe.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 32 Suez Canal (transit), Egypt (6.00PM - 6.30PM)

Whilst cruising through the canal enjoy the facilities on board the ship.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 33 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board. While at sea, take the time to recharge before embarking on the next adventure.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 34 Heraklion, Crete (07.30AM - 4.30PM)

Explore Crete's capital Heraklion, an energetic city with a prolific history. Admire majestic Mount Yioúhtas as you dock in the harbour and the ancient Koules Fortress on the port’s western pier. Discover the mythical Palace of Knossos or visit historical monasteries and churches. Crete is a fascinating slice of Greek island life just waiting to be explored!

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 35 Piraeus, Athens (07.00AM - 6.00PM)

The city of Piraeus, has one of the oldest ports in the world. Guests will be introduced to the treasures of Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Piraeus has been the port of Athens since ancient times. It’s a city filled with incredible wonders including Mikrolimano Bay, Agia Triada (Church of the Holy Trinity), and the Archaeological Museum. Nowadays, Piraeus is a bustling centre with attractive waterfront cafés and restaurants, making it an ideal stop in the Mediterranean.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 36 At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea and make the most of the facilities on board.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 37 Split, Croatia (08.00AM - 6.00PM)

The captivating port of Split, located on the Dalmatian coast, is one of Croatia’s star-attraction cities. Immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of its old centre, admire Diocletian buildings, or wander the city’s spectacular waterfront and shade yourself under the palm trees.

Overnight: MSC SINFONIA
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 38 Venice (Monfalcone), Italy (Dock at 09.00AM)

This morning at 9.00am the ship will dock in Venice. Upon disembarking, be met by the english speaking tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

Please Note: disembarking will take place 2 hours after the ship has docked.

Due to a change in policy in Venice, cruise ships will now dock in Monfalcone and then you will be transferred to Venice (Approx. 1 HR 15 Mins).

Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore Venice.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 39 Venice - Free Day

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area) Meals included: None
Meals included: None
Day 40 Venice - Australia

This morning, check out of the hotel and make your own way to the airport in time for the return flight to Australia.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 41 Arrive in Australia

Please note that some guests will arrive +1 day.

Important Info

Booking information

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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.

Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd March 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Itinerary 1:
Inside: $3,200
Ocean View: $4,200
Balcony: $5,300
 
Itinerary 2: (SOLD OUT)
Inside:$3,000
Ocean View: $3,900
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1: 
14 November 2022
 
Itinerary 2: (SOLD OUT)
3 March 2023
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane 
 
Departure City Surcharges
Melbourne or Brisbane: $200 per person

Flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Fly with Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways to name a few (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 Venice, Italy (Itinerary 1)
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• The following Black Out dates apply:
* 20 June 2022 - 20 October 2022
* 1 December 2022 - 20 February 2023
* 20 June 2023 - 20 October 2023
 
Arrive Early in Johannesburg, South Africa (Itinerary 2)
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• The following Black Out dates apply:
* 20 June 2022 - 20 October 2022
* 1 December 2022 - 20 February 2023
* 20 June 2023 - 20 October 2023
 
Stay Behind in Venice, Italy (Itinerary 2) 
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• The following Black Out dates apply:
* 1 December 2022 - 20 February 2023
* 20 June 2023 - 20 October 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not Available

Cruises


Cabins


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



Accommodation


Accommodation Used


Itinerary 1
3- 4 Star (self-rated)
Venice: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)
Safari: Mabula Game Reserve or Similar 
Cape Town: The Cape Milner or Similar 
Johannesburg: Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R Tambo Airport or Similar  
 
Itinerary 2 (SOLD OUT)
4-5 Star (self-rated)
Johannesburg: Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R Tambo Airport or Similar
Safari: 5 Star Ivory Tree Game Lodge 
Cape Town: Fire & Ice Cape Town or Similar 
Venice: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)
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 at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people. 
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin 
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

General tour information

Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 14 per vehicle whilst on safari (this does not include transfers).
 
Optional Tours / Activities
• 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).

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (A visa for South Africa and Italy is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
• Gratuities/tipping: 
* Safari: Recommended $5 USD per person
City Tax
* Cruise: Approx. $14.00 USD per person/per day
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
• Personal expenses
• Transfers not stated in the itinerary
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

Other important information

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
South Africa
South Africa has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17°C. With highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C in March. November/ December has highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. 
 
Egypt
March is the first month of spring in Egypt with an average temperature fluctuating between 23.5°C and 11.6°C. November is warm in Egypt with highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C. 
 
Mauritius
March is a popular time to visit Mauritius, the weather is warm reaching a maximum of 27°C and lows of 21°C. November is also a good time to visit Mauritius with highs of 20°C and highs of 29°C.
 
Europe 
March brings wonderful spring weather to the Mediterranean with the average high temperature being 17°C. Places like Crete occasionally reach 20°C or higher. In November, Europe is cooler than the other destinations you have visited with lows of 4°C and highs of 12°C. The clear blue skies and cooler air is extremely refreshing. 
 
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 the 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:
100 meals are included in the package, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. 
Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. 
 
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 $14.00 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 similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: (International)
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.

Visas

A tourist visa is not required if travelling to Italy or South Africa on an Australian Passport.
 
Important: 
Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
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.

Schedule of fees

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.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
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.
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