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17 Day 2 for 1 Italy & The Med

  • Discover Venice, Milan, Florence & Rome
  • Cruise to Marseille, Valletta, Barcelona & more
Includes Return International Flights

Four countries, one great price. This game-changing 17-day tour and cruise package for two will showcase the beauty, history, and culture of Italy, France, Spain and Malta like never before.

Experience the magic of a Mediterranean holiday - with a friend - on this fabulous tour visiting Venice, Rome, Marseille, Valletta and beyond. Wander the fashionable streets of Milan, fall in love with the romance and history of Venice, gaze in awe at the imposing Duomo of Florence, and then tick off the iconic sights of ancient Rome. After the tour, sit back, relax, and enjoy ever-changing views of the Mediterranean aboard the brand new 5-star 'MSC Grandiosa'. Cruise to colourful ports including Palermo in Italy, Valletta in Malta, Marseille in France, and Barcelona in Spain.

With return international flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, a seven-night cruise, English-speaking tour leader and guide, return airport transfers and much more, this two-for-one Mediterranean adventure is an opportunity simply too good to miss!

ITINERARY

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Today depart Auckland for your flight to Rome. Fly with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines or British Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met by your English-speaking Tour Leader and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Novotel Roma Eur, Rome or similar

Meals included: None

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 (entrance not included); the Palazzo Madama, which houses the Senate of the Italian Republic; and the 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 online to avoid excessive queue times.

Overnight: Novotel Roma Eur, Rome or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will continue your Italian journey to Venice. Relax and enjoy the scenic landscapes. Upon arrival, be checked into the hotel and then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Antony Hotel, Mestre, Venice or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier in Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by water bus (ferry). Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at the Piazza San Marco to start a guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the hub of Venetian life. Around the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower. The church was built to house the body of St. Marc, transported from Alexandria in 828AD. Inside the basilica you can admire glittering Byzantine Mosaics (entrance not included). The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Antony Hotel, Mestre, Venice or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to 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 (entrance not included). 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, the 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: Domina Milano Fiera Hotel, Milan or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart for Florence. Upon arrival, be checked into your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon at leisure. You might like to take in some of Florence’s beautiful sights such as the Piazzale Michelangelo, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo or the Campanile Tower. Alternatively, you can join an optional tour of the Uffizi Gallery or the Gallery of the Academy of Florence (not included).

Overnight: The Gate Hotel, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

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, 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 here, linked by their geometric design and characterised by the typical white, green and pink marble coating. You will see the Baptistery (entrance not included) with its octagonal shape and three bronze doors; the Cathedral (entrance not included), built in Florentine Gothic style; and Giotto’s Bell Tower, regarded as one of the most beautiful towers in Gothic architecture (entrance not included).

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

Overnight: The Gate Hotel, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

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

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

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

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

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. The many amazing French cafés are wonderful spots to observe the city life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, a vibrant city full of rough-edged style. During a visit you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to a large palaces built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families. You might like to seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking to be met by a tour representative and transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Please note: In the event that your flight departs in the evening, luggage can be stored at Rome airport for approx €6 per bag ($10 NZD), allowing you to leave the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the best of Italy, Spain, France and Malta
  • Tour the grand cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Marvel at the art and history in Italy’s main cities
  • 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
  • Dock in Barcelona, home to iconic La Sagrada Familia
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing Auckland
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the brand new 5-star 'MSC Grandiosa'
  • Receive MSC’s ‘Fantastica’ cabin experience 
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 27 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and port transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th of March 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a full priced voucher must be purchased
 
Departure Dates (2020)
January: 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March: 7
 
Departure Cities
Auckland


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Virgin Australia, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Japan Airlines and codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot 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
$440 for 2 people, 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
* 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Jan 2020
 
Stay Behind in Rome, Italy
$440 for 2 people, 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:
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $1100 for 2 people/one way
Locations:
*  Abu Dhabi
* Doha 
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Stopover packages may only be purchased in one direction.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $13998 for 2 people
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


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

 

Cabin Experiences
Fantastica:
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.
 
Balcony Fantastica:
Balcony Fantastica rooms receive all of the above, plus a complimentary Cirque du Soleil show. 



Accommodation Used


 

5 Star (self-rated):

Cruise: 'MSC Grandiosa'  

 

4 Star (self-rated):

- Milan: Domina Milano Fiera Hotel or similar

- Venice: Antony Hotel, Mestre or similar

- Florence: The Gate hotel, Sesto Fiorentino or similar

- Rome: Novotel Roma Eur or similar

 

Please note: 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
- Milan (Pre Tour): $190 per room (including breakfast).
- Rome (Post Tour): $135 per room (including breakfast).
 
Please note: Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 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 hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Rome Day 3: Vatican Musuems and Sistine Chapel tour: $90 per person
Florence Day 7: Uffizi Gallery: $90 per person Florence: Day 7: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $70 per person
Florence Day 8: Land tour farewell dinner at a tradtional Trastevere restaurant (4 course): $65 per person
Please note:
- The above optional tours will occur during your free time. The itinerary day may change due to scheduling and time restrictions. - Due to time restrictions, we recommend purchasing only one optional tour on Day 7 in Florence.
- 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).


- Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on a New Zealand passport for stays up to 90 days).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Land tour: recommended at $5 Euro (approx. $8 NZD) per person/day payable on tour 
* Cruise: Mandatory gratuity of €10 (approx. $18 NZD) per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Additional extra’s on board will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- City Tax: (payable directly to the hotel at check-in)
*Milan €2.50 per person, per night
*Mestre, Venice: €3.10 per person, per night
*Florence €4.00 per person, per night
*Rome €6.00 per person, per night
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
November:
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 16°C to lows of 7°C.
 
January / February:
February is slightly warmer than January, but it can still be bitterly cold. On the plus side, most cruise ships have long left for the season and you don't have to fight crowds to see the sights. The average temperature only reaches a high of 14°C and can fall to as low as 4°C.
 
March:
March in Italy, sees the spring weather start to take effect, and temperatures gradually increase from an average of 9°C in the beginning of the month to 12°C degrees towards the end.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
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:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5.00 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. This will cover the tour leader/guide and driver. During the cruise, there is a mandatory gratuity of €10 (approx. $18 NZD) per person, per day payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Additional extras on board will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on a New Zealand passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order. 
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