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Best of Europe
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Best of Europe

Explore France, Monaco, Italy & Greece
Visit Paris, Florence, Bari, Santorini & more
Dates: 19 Apr - 28 Jul 2023
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER/*AKL
9 nights hotel accommodation
7 night MSC Mediterranean & Greek Islands cruise
Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
Overview

Overview

Iconic cities and world-famous landmarks, intriguing cultures and the most magical sunsets you’ve ever seen; the very best of Europe is yours to discover on this incredible 19 day fly, tour and cruise package. Paris, Venice, Santorini, Monaco and beyond... this trip is what dreams are made of.

Four countries, one unforgettable tour. Begin your European odyssey in the dazzling city of Paris, home to icons from the Eiffel Tower to the cathedral of Notre Dame. Journey through the French countryside on a high-speed TGV train to Cannes on the French Riviera; stop in Monte Carlo in Monaco, where the glitterati come out to play and the sound of F1 cars blare through the city streets during the Grand Prix; and then witness the rainbow of hillside villages in Italy’s Cinque Terre. Stroll among the historic streets of Florence on a guided tour and day at leisure, visit the foodie’s paradise of Bologna, and experience the highlights of Venice on a full day city tour. Then, it’s time to embark on a cruise of Italy and the magical Greek Islands aboard the MSC Lirica. Simply put, this is a bucket list itinerary you do not want to miss!

This amazing package includes return international flights, nine nights hotel accommodation on tour, a seven night Mediterranean cruise, selected transfers and more. Have more time? Choose the 21 day package with Paris pre-tour extension to explore this iconic city at leisure.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore France, Monaco, Italy and Greece
  • Visit Paris, Cannes, Nice, Genoa, Cinque Terre Coast, Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Venice
  • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame on a Paris city tour
  • Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Cannes
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Nice on the French Riviera
  • Stop in Monte Carlo, home to the F1 Grand Prix
  • Spend a night in the historic city of Genoa
  • Witness the colours of the Cinque Terre coastline
  • Explore the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza
  • Journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside
  • Take a photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and more on a walking tour of Florence
  • Enjoy a day to experience the wonders of Florence at leisure
  • Visit Bologna, known as a food lover’s paradise
  • See the Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace on a full day Venice tour
  • Cruise among the spectacular Greek Islands
  • Discover the jewel of the Ionian Sea, the Greek island of Cephalonia
  • Dock in Chania, a magical, picturesque town in Crete
  • Discover the whitewashed beauty of Santorini
  • Dock in the Italian port city of Bari, an ancient town with a remarkable mix of old and new
FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER/*AKL
CRUISE
  • 7 night Mediterranean and Greek Islands cruise
  • Sail aboard the spectacular 'MSC Lirica' Ship
ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
DINING
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Transfer airport to hotel (day 2) - 19 day itinerary only
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 11 or day 13 on the extension package)
21 DAY PRE TOUR EXTENSION PACKAGE:
    All of the above plus the following:
  • Relax with two additional nights in beautiful Paris, France
  • Explore the Parisian highlights over two full days free at leisure
  • Enjoy two additional breakfasts
Itinerary 1
19 Day Standard Package
Day 1 Australia - Paris, France

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland for your flight to Paris, France. Fly with award winning airlines such as Qantas Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Some customers may be required to depart on day 2. Affected customers will still arrive on day 2.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Paris, France

Upon arrival into Paris, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: None
Day 3 Paris City Tour

Today enjoy a full day Paris city highlights tour. See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Seine River bridges, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde and walk the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Paris - Cannes (TGV Fast Train approx. 5hrs) - Nice (approx. 30km day)

This morning travel aboard the TGV high-speed train to Cannes on the glittering French Riviera. Best known for its annual film festival, the coastal city is brimming with luxury hotels, sunny seaside restaurants, and gorgeous stretches of beach. From Cannes, travel along the scenic Riviera to Nice, arriving in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Ibis Nice Palais des Congres Vieux or similar, Nice
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Nice, France - Monaco - Genoa, Italy (approx. 231km day)

After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of Nice and then continue onto Monaco, the city of Prince’s. View the classic Monte Carlo Quarter with its famous casino and then enjoy a coach tour along the very same road the famous F1 Grand Prix operates on. Continue to Italy and spend the night in Genoa.

Overnight: CIT Hotel Britannia or similar, Genoa
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Genoa - Cinque Terre - Lucca Area, Tuscany (approx. 190km day)

This morning enjoy a scenic drive to the stunning Cinque Terre region. Together with your tour leader board the local train (tickets included) – to visit the famous Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza. The Cinque Terre or “The Five Lands” are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain extending inland. As such, the villages and the carefully terraced lands have kept their original charm. Afterwards drive to the Pisa region for the evening to retire in the Lucca area of Tuscany.

Overnight: Relais San Lorenzo or similar, Lucca Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Lucca - Pisa - Florence - Walking Tour (approx. 88km day)

Today head to Pisa and marvel at the unique leaning tower. Continue onto Florence. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the historical centre and view Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Florence Free Day

Today is free to explore this beautiful city at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Florence - Bologna - Venice - Walking Tour (approx. 260km day)

After breakfast head north and arrive in Bologna for a lunch stop (not included) and free time to walk around this lively historic city, renowned for its culinary traditions. Bologna has given its name to the well-known Bolognese sauce, which in Italian is called ragù alla bolognese. Afterwards continue onto Venice to enjoy an afternoon walk through Piazza San Marco with the tour leader and perhaps take the opportunity to experience a gondola ride (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Venice Full Day City Tour

Today enjoy a full day city tour, beginning with a walk along the canals. As you explore, admiring the cobbled laneways, colourful trattoria cafes and beautiful piazzas, it soon becomes clear why this city is considered among the most romantic in the world. See the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’ Orologio. At the end of the tour you can choose to either walk with the tour leader back to the hotel or purchase a vaporetto ticket (not included) to cruise down the Grand Canal.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Venice - Begin 7 Night Italy & Greek Islands MSC Cruise - Departs 6.00pm

After breakfast be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on your magical 7-night MSC Greek Islands Cruise aboard the ‘MSC Lirica’. The cruise will depart at 6:00pm.

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Cefalonia/Argostoli, Greece (7.00am - 4.00pm)

Discover the jewel of the Ionian Sea — the Greek island of Cephalonia. Explore awe-inspiring caves, wander sandy coves, or take a dip in its turquoise waters. Here, colourful port villages cluster around scenic harbours and dazzling beaches. This natural paradise is home to an abundance of fauna including turtles, pine martens, and seals.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Santorini, Greece (9.00am - 7.00pm)

Whitewashed villages clinging to the rugged sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as to the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Chania (Crete), Greece (8.00am - 8.00pm)

Chania is known as the small greek Venice, along Kanevarostreet, a display of houses and buildings can be found recognizable for their Italian character ‒ the gates still contain the coats of arms of La Serenissima (Republic of Venice) ‒ to which are added the typical features of Turkish architecture. In the old city, you can visit the Jewish quarter with the synagogue, and Kastelli, where the foundations of the Minoan houses can be found. The Church of San Nicola is also not to be missed. Built in 1320 by the Dominicans, it was later converted into a mosque and in 1918, was transformed into an Orthodox church. Returning to the port, in front of the dock, it is impossible to miss the KioutsoukHasan Mosque, known as the Janissaries Mosque, the oldest in Crete.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 Bari, Italy (7.00am - 2.00pm)

The Italian port city of Bari lies on the coast of the archaeologically rich Apulia region. This ancient town offers a remarkable mix of old and new, with historical churches, castles and piazzas positioned near modern galleries, shops, and museums. Further afield, discover an abundance of natural wonders including UNESCO World Heritage site caves. With its breathtaking beaches and world-class restaurants, Bari is a memorable seaside destination.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 Venice Italy - Arrive at 9.00am - Australia

This morning dock back into Venice and after disembarkation (please allow approx. 2 hours to disembark) you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 19 Arrive in Australia

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

Itinerary 2
21 Day with Paris Free Time Pre-Tour Extension
Day 1 Australia - Paris, France

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for your flight to Paris, France. Fly with award winning airlines such as Qantas Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Some customers may be required to depart on day 2. Affected customers will still arrive on day 2.


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Paris, France

Upon arrival into Paris, please make your own way to your centrally located hotel.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: None
Day 3 Paris Free Day

Today is free to explore Paris at leisure.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Paris Free Day

Enjoy a further day to explore Paris - the city of Lights.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Paris City Tour

Today enjoy a full day Paris city highlights tour. See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Seine River bridges, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde and walk the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Paris - Cannes (TGV Fast Train approx. 5hrs) - Nice (approx. 30km day)

This morning travel aboard the TGV high-speed train to Cannes on the glittering French Riviera. Best known for its annual film festival, the coastal city is brimming with luxury hotels, sunny seaside restaurants, and gorgeous stretches of beach. From Cannes, travel along the scenic Riviera to Nice, arriving in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Ibis Nice Palais des Congres Vieux or similar, Nice
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Nice, France - Monaco - Genoa, Italy (approx. 231km day)

After breakfast enjoy a panoramic tour of Nice and then continue onto Monaco, the city of Prince’s. View the classic Monte Carlo Quarter with its famous casino and then enjoy a coach tour along the very same road the famous F1 Grand Prix operates on. Continue to Italy and spend the night in Genoa.

Overnight: CIT Hotel Britannia or similar, Genoa
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Genoa - Cinque Terre - Lucca Area, Tuscany (approx. 190km day)

This morning enjoy a scenic drive to the stunning Cinque Terre region. Together with your tour leader board the local train (tickets included) – to visit the famous Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza. The Ω Terre or “The Five Lands” are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain extending inland. As such, the villages and the carefully terraced lands have kept their original charm. Afterwards drive to the Pisa region for the evening to retire in the Lucca area of Tuscany.

Overnight: Relais San Lorenzo or similar, Lucca Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Lucca - Pisa - Florence - Walking Tour (approx. 88km day)

Today head to Pisa and marvel at the unique leaning tower. Continue onto Florence. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the historical centre and view Santa Maria Novella, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Florence Free Day

Today is free to explore this beautiful city at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Florence - Bologna - Venice - Walking Tour (approx. 260km day)

After breakfast head north and arrive in Bologna for a lunch stop (not included) and free time to walk around this lively historic city, renowned for its culinary traditions. Bologna has given its name to the well-known Bolognese sauce, which in Italian is called ragù alla bolognese. Afterwards continue onto Venice to enjoy an afternoon walk through Piazza San Marco with the tour leader and perhaps take the opportunity to experience a gondola ride (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12 Venice Full Day City Tour

Today enjoy a full day city tour, beginning with a walk along the canals. As you explore, admiring the cobbled laneways, colourful trattoria cafes and beautiful piazzas, it soon becomes clear why this city is considered among the most romantic in the world. See the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’ Orologio. At the end of the tour you can choose to either walk with the tour leader back to the hotel or purchase a vaporetto ticket (not included) to cruise down the Grand Canal.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky OR Villa Foscarini or similar, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 Venice - Begin 7 Night Italy & Greek Islands MSC Cruise - Departs 6.00pm

After breakfast be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on your magical 7-night MSC Greek Islands Cruise aboard the ‘MSC Lirica’. The cruise will depart at 6:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
Day 14 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Cefalonia/Argostoli, Greece (7.00am - 4.00pm)

Discover the jewel of the Ionian Sea — the Greek island of Cephalonia. Explore awe-inspiring caves, wander sandy coves, or take a dip in its turquoise waters. Here, colourful port villages cluster around scenic harbours and dazzling beaches. This natural paradise is home to an abundance of fauna including turtles, pine martens, and seals.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Santorini, Greece (9.00am - 7.00pm)

Whitewashed villages clinging to the rugged sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as to the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 Chania (Crete), Greece (8.00am - 8.00pm)

Chania is known as the small greek Venice, along Kanevarostreet, a display of houses and buildings can be found recognizable for their Italian character ‒ the gates still contain the coats of arms of La Serenissima (Republic of Venice) ‒ to which are added the typical features of Turkish architecture. In the old city, you can visit the Jewish quarter with the synagogue, and Kastelli, where the foundations of the Minoan houses can be found. The Church of San Nicola is also not to be missed. Built in 1320 by the Dominicans, it was later converted into a mosque and in 1918, was transformed into an Orthodox church. Returning to the port, in front of the dock, it is impossible to miss the KioutsoukHasan Mosque, known as the Janissaries Mosque, the oldest in Crete.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 At Sea

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 19 Bari, Italy (7.00am - 2.00pm)

The Italian port city of Bari lies on the coast of the archaeologically rich Apulia region. This ancient town offers a remarkable mix of old and new, with historical churches, castles and piazzas positioned near modern galleries, shops, and museums. Further afield, discover an abundance of natural wonders including UNESCO World Heritage site caves. With its breathtaking beaches and world-class restaurants, Bari is a memorable seaside destination.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 20 Venice Italy - Arrive at 9.00am - Australia

This morning dock back into Venice and after disembarkation (please allow approx. 2 hours to disembark) you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast
Day 21 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.
 
It is strongly advised that you purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. If you are unable to travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 4th August 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies.
Standard Package:
• Inside Cabin: $2000
• Ocean View Cabin: $2300
• Balcony Cabin: $2600
 
Extension Package:
• Inside Cabin: $2200
• Ocean View Cabin: $2500
• Balcony Cabin: $2800
 
Departure Dates     
19 Day Standard Package:
2023
April: ^21
May: 5, 12, 19, *26
June: *2
July: ^**28
August: **4
 
21 Day Package with Paris Pre-Tour Extension:
2023
April: ^19
May: 3, 10, 17, *24, *31
July: ^**26
August: **2
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note:
• dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $650 per person.
• dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $200 per person.
• dates/months with a ** incur a land peak season surcharge of $500 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Perth, *Adelaide or *Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person
Adelaide: $300 per person
Auckland: $350

Flights


Full-Service Airline(s) Used


Qantas Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Brunei, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability).

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

 

Arrive Early in Paris, France
$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.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6 December 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 Venice, 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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6 December 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/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4 star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however, the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
• Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
6 December 2022 - 30 January 2023
31 March 2023 - 30 April 2023
16 June 2023 - 22 July 2023
15 September 2023 - 14 October 2023
18 November 2023 - 21 November 2023 (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or the weekend Friday - Monday inclusive of 2023 Grand Prix (dates yet to be released)
7 December 2023 - 31 January 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.

Cruises


MSC Lirica Ship


Provides a distinctive cruise experience centred on elegance, comfort and hospitality in the finest traditions of MSC Cruises’ Mediterranean way of life. 

An atmosphere of relaxed spaciousness pervades, with magnificent internal vistas from the foyer and unimpeded ocean views from the lounges’ floor-to-ceiling picture windows.

But you’ll also find an abundance of intimate spaces, like the swish Beverly Hills Bar or traditional English-style Lord Nelson Pub, the perfect haven for a pre-theatre drink. Modernity and tradition mingle on this ecological ship. 

 

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

Accommodation


Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

• Paris, France: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar

• Nice, France: Ibis Nice Palais des Congres Vieux or similar

• Genoa, Italy: CIT Hotel Britannia or similar

• Lucca Area, Italy: Relais San Lorenzo or similar

• Florence, Italy: Hotel Ibis Firenze Nord Airport or similar 

• Venice Area, Italy: Hotel Villa Stucky, Villa Foscarini or similar

 

4 Star (self-rated)

• Cruise: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Lirica’ 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. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.

General tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 26 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
• 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 (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard the cruise)
• Gratuities/tipping:
Land: Recommended at €5 per person/ day payable to the tour leader on tour.
Cruise: Mandatory at approx. €10 per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of the cruise)
• Personal expenses
• Arrival transfer (extension package only)
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
• City taxes
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 the 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 at 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 of 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
As this deal covers multiple countries, temperatures will range from low to high 20's. Travel period is over the European high season, so expect dry, warm and sunny days. In April and May - the evenings will be cooler and will require an additional layer of clothing.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential 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 the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included on tour and meals whilst cruising. For all other meals, 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, we 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 the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver 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 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.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation / 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.
• Strict COVID 19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering COVID 19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information prior to boarding.
 
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. 
 

Msc Covid-19 Terms and Conditions: 
At Embarkation:
• All Guests aged 12 and older are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 and all Guests aged 2 and older are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding.
• Guests are required to bring proof of a negative COVID 19 test to the cruise terminal on embarkation day. Test must meet stated travel requirements by Country of residence and cruise destination.
• Boarding denied to any guest showing signs of illness or in case of exposure to a case of COVID-19 (14 days prior to embarkation). Boarding denied if proof of mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy is not provided. Please check the travel requirements for each destination.
• All Guests aged 12 years and older are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 and all Guests aged 2 and older are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding.

Visas

A Tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling 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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