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Journey by land and sea through Italy, France, Malta and Spain on this unforgettable 17 day package.
Parc Guell in Barcelona, Capital of the Catalonia region, Spain.
The many amazing French cafés are wonderful spots to observe city life in Marseille, France.
Enjoy a day tour in Florence, see the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo.
Enjoy the many features onboard the MSC Grandiosa.
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Best of Italy & The Med

Explore Venice, Milan, Florence & Rome on tour
Cruise to Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille & more
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights
7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
Enjoy 27 meals including all meals while cruising
Overview

Overview

Journey by land and sea through Italy, France, Malta and Spain on this unforgettable 17 day package showcasing the very best of Italy and The Mediterranean. Discover stunning natural beauty, fall in love with enchanting cultures, delve into rich history and so much more!

Discover the iconic sights of ancient Rome, fall in love with the romance and history of Venice, wander the fashionable streets of Milan and gaze in awe at the imposing Duomo of Florence. After the tour, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ever-changing views of the Mediterranean aboard the 4.5-star 'MSC Grandiosa'. Cruise to colourful ports including Palermo in Italy, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, Marseille in France and Genoa in Rome.

With return international flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, seven night MSC cruise, 27 meals, English-speaking tour guides and much more, this Mediterranean discovery tour is an opportunity simply too good to miss!

Second Cruise Itinerary also available.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience the best of Italy, Spain, France and Malta
  • Tour the grand cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Delve into Rome’s rich history and culture on a guided tour
  • See the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Palazzo Madama and more in Rome
  • Venture across spectacular mainland Italy
  • Wander through the romantic streets of Venice on a locally guided walking tour
  • Witness Piazza San Marco, The Rialto Bridge and more in Venice
  • Discover Italy’s finest fashion and design on a guided tour of Milan
  • Tour the grand Renaissance city of Florence
  • See the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo in Florence
  • Dock in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital
  • 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 (Itinerary 1)
  • Dock in Barcelona, home to iconic La Sagrada Familia (Itinerary 1)
  • Dock in Ibiza, celebrated for its medieval fortified old towns, and a brilliant array of beaches (Itinerary 2)
  • Visit Valencia a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain, a marriage of modern and ancient architecture (Itinerary 2)
FLIGHTS
  • Fly with award-winning Emirates Airline
CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4.5 star 'MSC Grandiosa' ship (Itinerary 1)
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4.5 star 'MSC Seashore' ship (Itinerary 2)
  • Receive MSC’s ‘Fantastica’ cabin experience for Ocean View and Balcony Cabins
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy 28 meals including all meals while cruising
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Guide earphones (Guided Tours Only)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Travel by water bus to Venice’s city centre
TRANSFERS
  • Day 2: Rome Airport to Rome Hotel
  • Day 9: Florence Hotel to Rome Port
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Australia - Rome, Italy

Today fly Emirates Airline from Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Rome, Italy.

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
Day 2 Welcome to Rome

Upon arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Roma Z3 or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Rome City Tour

After breakfast, be met by your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of Rome - the Eternal City (approx. 3 hours). The tour begins at the Trevi Fountain, which has become an iconic spot thanks to the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, directed by Federico Fellini. The tour will take you to the streets of the old town, visiting famous sites such as the Pantheon; the Palazzo Madama, which houses the Senate of the Italian Republic (entrance not included); and Navona Square, which was built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus. Once the tour finishes you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets to avoid excessive queue times.

Optional Activity: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour: $90 per person
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Dinner at a traditional Trastevere restaurant: $65 per person
4 Courses - Drinks not included

Overnight: Hotel Roma Z3 or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Rome -Venice (approx. 520Km)

After breakfast, you will continue your Italian journey to Venice. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic landscapes as you venture over mainland Italy. Upon arrival, be checked into the hotel and take the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Venice City Tour

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier where you will board a water bus to the city centre. Take the time to admire the beautiful buildings and architecture as you cruise the stunning waters of Venice. Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) and begin your guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, regarded as one of the most intricate and beautiful town squares in the world - the hub of Venetian life. Surrounding the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The church (St Mark’s Basilica) was built to house the body of St. Marc which was transported from Alexandria in 828AD. Inside the basilica, you can admire over 8,000 square meters of glittering Byzantine Mosaics. The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge in the Grand Canal and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour, you may enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Venice - Milan (approx. 270Km)

After breakfast, depart for Milan. Upon arrival enjoy a guided city tour (approx. 3 hours). Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city rich in art, history and culture. The tour begins from Sforza Castle (entrance not included) before walking towards the Duomo.

On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan, and the Duomo - where German influences are softened by the finesse of Italian artists - is one of its most significant Gothic style monuments. From the Piazza Duomo, your tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to one of the most famous theatres in the world; La Scala (entrance not included).

Overnight: Devero Hotel and Spa Hotel or similar, Milan Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Milan - Florence (approx. 300Km)

After breakfast, depart for Florence, home of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, take this afternoon at leisure in the city centre. You might like to take in some of Florence’s beautiful highlights such as the Piazzale Michelangelo, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo or the Campanile Tower.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Florence Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of this incredible city (approx. 3 hours). The tour will take you through some of the famous sights and attractions of Florence, including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Piazza del Duomo, together with Piazza San Giovanni, represent the heart of the city. The most important religious monuments of Florence are situated here, linked by their geometric design and characterised by the typical white, green and pink marble coating. You will see the Baptistery with its octagonal shape and three bronze doors; the Cathedral, built in Florentine Gothic style; and Giotto’s Bell Tower, regarded as one of the most beautiful towers in Gothic architecture (entrances not included).

The tour will continue through Piazza Signoria to the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence (entrance not included). Admire the impressive statues that surround the piazza, before continuing to the Straw Market where the tour will conclude. Enjoy time at leisure for the rest of the day or alternatively take some of the optional tours available.

Optional Activity: Uffizi Gallery: $95 per person
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $75
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Please note: Only one of the Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Florence optional tours may be chosen today as they occur at the same time.

Optional Activity: Farewell Dinner at Traditional Florentine Restaurant: $65
4 Courses - Drinks not included

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Florence - Rome, Civitavecchia (approx. 250km) - Begin 7 Night MSC Med Cruise

After breakfast, be transferred to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Grandiosa’. The cruise departs at 6:00pm this evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 10 Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 10am to 5pm

Dock for the day in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital. A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo holds an unrivalled display of Norman art, architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. At the crossroads of civilisations for millennia, Palermo delivers a heady, heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Valletta, Malta - 9am to 6pm

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Barcelona, Spain - 9am to 6pm

Capital of the Catalonia region - Barcelona pulsates with life. There’s no other city in the country that compares to its style, energy, and good looks. 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 of many worth taking in.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Marseille, France - 8am to 5pm

Enjoy a stop in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. When you alight from the ship, discover the Vieux Port, where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges (Belgian Quay). The many amazing French cafés are wonderful spots to observe city life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Genoa, Italy 8am to 6pm

A marvellously eclectic, vibrant and a rough-edged style city. Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a bustling seaport. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the city’s Renaissance heritage, which is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbour. 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, as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean (optional shore excursion).

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Civitavecchia, Rome - Arrive at 7am - Australia

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking. Today at the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your return flight back home to Australia.

Please note: If the flight home is a night time departure. Luggage can be stored at Rome airport or city centre for approx. €10 per bag.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 17 Arrive in Australia

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

Itinerary 2
Day 1 Australia - Rome, Italy

Today fly Emirates Airline from Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Rome, Italy.

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
Day 2 Welcome to Rome

Upon arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Roma Z3 or similar, Rome
Meals included: None
Day 3 Rome City Tour

After breakfast, be met by your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of Rome - the Eternal City (approx. 3 hours). The tour begins at the Trevi Fountain, which has become an iconic spot thanks to the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, directed by Federico Fellini. The tour will take you to the streets of the old town, visiting famous sites such as the Pantheon; the Palazzo Madama, which houses the Senate of the Italian Republic (entrance not included); and Navona Square, which was built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus. Once the tour finishes you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets to avoid excessive queue times.

Optional Activity: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour: $90 per person
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Dinner at a traditional Trastevere restaurant: $65 per person
4 Courses - Drinks not included

Overnight: Hotel Roma Z3 or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Rome -Venice (approx. 520Km)

After breakfast, you will continue your Italian journey to Venice. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic landscapes as you venture over mainland Italy. Upon arrival, be checked into the hotel and take the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Venice City Tour

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier where you will board a water bus to the city centre. Take the time to admire the beautiful buildings and architecture as you cruise the stunning waters of Venice. Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) and begin your guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, regarded as one of the most intricate and beautiful town squares in the world - the hub of Venetian life. Surrounding the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The church (St Mark’s Basilica) was built to house the body of St. Marc which was transported from Alexandria in 828AD. Inside the basilica, you can admire over 8,000 square meters of glittering Byzantine Mosaics. The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge in the Grand Canal and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour, you may enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Venice - Milan (approx. 270Km)

After breakfast, depart for Milan. Upon arrival enjoy a guided city tour (approx. 3 hours). Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city rich in art, history and culture. The tour begins from Sforza Castle (entrance not included) before walking towards the Duomo.

On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan, and the Duomo - where German influences are softened by the finesse of Italian artists - is one of its most significant Gothic style monuments. From the Piazza Duomo, your tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to one of the most famous theatres in the world; La Scala (entrance not included).

Overnight: Devero Hotel and Spa Hotel or similar, Milan Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Milan - Florence (approx. 300Km)

After breakfast, depart for Florence, home of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, take this afternoon at leisure in the city centre. You might like to take in some of Florence’s beautiful highlights such as the Piazzale Michelangelo, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo or the Campanile Tower.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Florence Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of this incredible city (approx. 3 hours). The tour will take you through some of the famous sights and attractions of Florence, including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Piazza del Duomo, together with Piazza San Giovanni, represent the heart of the city. The most important religious monuments of Florence are situated here, linked by their geometric design and characterised by the typical white, green and pink marble coating. You will see the Baptistery with its octagonal shape and three bronze doors; the Cathedral, built in Florentine Gothic style; and Giotto’s Bell Tower, regarded as one of the most beautiful towers in Gothic architecture (entrances not included).

The tour will continue through Piazza Signoria to the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence (entrance not included). Admire the impressive statues that surround the piazza, before continuing to the Straw Market where the tour will conclude. Enjoy time at leisure for the rest of the day or alternatively take some of the optional tours available.

Optional Activity: Uffizi Gallery: $95 per person
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $75
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Please note: Only one of the Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Florence optional tours may be chosen today as they occur at the same time.

Optional Activity: Farewell Dinner at Traditional Florentine Restaurant: $65
4 Courses - Drinks not included

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Florence - Rome, Civitavecchia (approx. 250km) - Begin 7 Night MSC Med Cruise

After breakfast, be transferred to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the ‘MSC Seashore’. The cruise departs at 6:00pm this evening.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 10 Palermo, Sicily, Italy - 10am to 6pm

Dock for the day in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital. A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo holds an unrivaled display of Norman art, architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. At the crossroads of civilisations for millennia, Palermo delivers a heady, heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 At sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain - 8am to 8pm

Though primarily known for its party scene, Ibiza, a Mediterannean cruise destination, aims to impress with its fortified old town, rich archaeological sites, and brilliant array of beaches. There are many shore excursions to explore the area (not included in tour price) such as sailing a few miles south, and another incredible Balearic jewel emerges from the sea: the island of Formentera.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Valencia, Spain - 7am to 4pm

Formerly a Roman settlement, Valencia is a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain, and an Mediterannean cruise destination. Its marriage of modern and ancient architecture is a sight to behold – from the futuristic stylings of the City of Arts and Sciences to the 13th-centry Valencia Cathedral. Walk around its avenues and squares and soak up the city’s spellbinding energy. For restful pursuits, take in the beauty of its protected natural wonders including Albufera National Park.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Marseille, France - 1pm to 7pm

Enjoy a stop in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. When you alight from the ship, discover the Vieux Port, where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges (Belgian Quay). The many amazing French cafés are wonderful spots to observe city life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Genoa, Italy 9am to 5pm

A marvellously eclectic, vibrant and a rough-edged style city. Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a bustling seaport. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the city’s Renaissance heritage, which is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbour. 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, as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean (optional shore excursion).

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Seashore’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Civitavecchia, Rome - Arrive at 7am - Australia

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking. Today at the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your return flight back home to Australia.

Please note: If the flight home is a night time departure. Luggage can be stored at Rome airport or city centre for approx. €10 per bag.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 17 Arrive in Australia

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

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 tour operator 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 7th October 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Inside $1860
Ocean View $2160
Balcony $2340
 
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1
2022
November: 13, 20, *27
December: *4
 
2023
February: 12, 19, 26
March: 5, 12, 19
 
Itinerary 2
2023
*April 22
May 13, 27
*June 10
*July 29
August 26
*September 9
October 7
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or * Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
* Brisbane: $100 per person

Flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates Airline, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability). 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Rome, Italy
$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:
30 November 2022 - 30 January 2023
30 March 2023 - 28 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
21 August 2023 - 3 September 2023
15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
6 December 2023 - 30 January 2024
 
Stay behind in Rome, Italy
$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:
30 November 2022 - 30 January 2023
30 March 2023 - 28 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
21 August 2023 - 3 September 2023
15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
6 December 2023 - 30 January 2024
  
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person people/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*Dubai
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4 star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however, the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates: 
30 November 2022 - 30 January 2023
30 March 2023 - 28 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
21 August 2023 - 3 September 2023
15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
6 December 2023 - 30 January 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy: Not available
• Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7999 per person
Please note: 
• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil 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.

Cruises


Cabins


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

 

• Receive MSC’s ‘Fantastica’ cabin experience for Ocean View and Balcony Cabins.

 

Comfort
Modern ships and elegant cabins
24-hour room service (delivery for a fee)
Breakfast in cabin (free delivery)
 
Food & Drinks Benefits
Chance to request preferred dinner sitting (subject to availability)
20% discount on a dedicated speciality restaurant prepaid package
 
Sport & Entertainment
Varied programme of Broadway-style theatre shows
Pool area
Open-air sports facilities
Well equipped gym with panoramic view
Entertainment activities for adults, infants and children
Recreational activities for children
 
Other Privileges
MSC Voyagers Club points

Accommodation


Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

• Rome: Hotel Roma Z3 or similar

• Venice: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre

• Milan Area: Devero Hotel and SPA or similar, Cavenago Brianza

• Florence: The Gate hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

• Itinerary 1 - Cruise: 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

• Itinerary 2 - Cruise: 'MSC Seashore’ 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.
 
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
Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.vailability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

General tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Dinner at a traditional Trastevere restaurant: $65 per person
Day 3: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour: $90 per person
Day 8: Uffizi Gallery: $95 per person
Day 8: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $75 per person
Day 8: Land tour farewell dinner at a traditional Florentine restaurant: $65 per person
 
Please note:
• Due to time restrictions, you may only pick one of the Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Florence optional tours as they occur at the same time.
• The above optional tours will occur during your free time. The itinerary day may change due to scheduling and time restrictions.
• prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions can 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 tourist visa is not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
• Gratuities/tipping:
* Recommended land: €6 per person, per day, payable on tour
* Recommended cruise: approx. €10 per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
• City Tax (Payable directly to the hotel at check-in): 
-- Milan approx.€2.50 per person, per night
-- Mestre, Venice: approx. €3.10 per person, per night
-- Florence approx.€4.00 per person, per night
-- Rome approx.€6.00 per person, per night
• Transfer: Day 16 Rome Cruise Port to Rome Airport 
• Personal expenses
• 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
Italy - November/March
We recommend dressing in layers as there can be significant changes in temperature throughout the day. Wear good walking shoes, jeans or heavy cotton pants, a light cotton shirt plus a sweater/jacket and to fit in with the local Italians, a scarf. Expect temperatures ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C
 
The Mediterranean Sea - November/March
The temperate Mediterranean Sea can be quite inviting during this month at an average of 17 °
 
Italy & the West Mediterranean May to October:
Italy is largely characterised by a typical Mediterranean climate made up of warm springs and hot and dry summers, the climate here is very pleasant. Along the coast of Southern Italy in July and August the average temperature is above 25°C. April to June and September to October are the best months to travel through southern Italy. You can expect temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day.
In the northern areas in October the average daily temperature is 14.5°C but temperatures can still reach highs of 19°C which can feel quite pleasant. Temperatures are starting to drop low during this month though, especially at night. The average minimum temperature in October is 10°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 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:
27 meals 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 €6 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC Cruises is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx. €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 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.

Visas

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.
 
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

Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. Please read the Refund and Cancellation policy prior to purchase as strict conditions apply beyond this point.
 
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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