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50 Day Round the World

  • Discover 11 incredible countries
  • Cruise through the Arabian, Red & Med Seas
Includes Return International Flights

There are life-changing journeys of discovery, and then there’s this: our epic 50 day round-the-world adventure to 11 countries, including France, Italy, Oman, India, Maldives and many, many more. With so many iconic destinations in one trip, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed!

Discover the best of London, from Big Ben to Piccadilly Circus; witness the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral on a city tour of Paris; journey through the stunning Burgundy Wine Region; see famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne; feel like a movie star at beautiful Lake Como; and explore the atmospheric streets and canals of romantic Venice. Then set sail on a 28-night cruise from Italy to India aboard the effortlessly-chic Costa Victoria ship. Spend a full day in magical Santorini; sail to the beautiful beach resort of Eilat; dock in Aqaba, gateway to the archaeological wonder of Petra; spend two nights docked in the glittering Maldives and admire the stunning landscape of Muscat. When it feels like the trip can’t get any better, take in the famed Golden Triangle of India on tour, where you can explore vibrant Delhi, gaze in wonder at the iconic Taj Mahal, and delve into the rich history of Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Your trip includes return international flights with award-winning Singapore Airlines, 19 nights hotel accommodation on tour, a 28-night cruise, 108 meals, return airport and cruise transfers and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland, Christchurch* or Wellington* for London, England. Fly with award-winning Singapore Airlines (plus any codeshare partners).

Please note due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may depart just after midnight on Day 1 (technically Day 2).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met by your TripADeal transfer assistant and be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Ibis London Greenwich Hotel or similar 

Meals included: None

In the morning depart from the hotel for a panoramic tour of London. Take in famous sights such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Oxford Street, and more. See the Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Big Ben, Parliament House, and the London Eye Ferris wheel. Next travel past the Tower of London; a medieval fortress built in the year 1078 by William the Conqueror, before returning to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis London Greenwich Hotel or similar 

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Dover where you will embark the ferry to Calais, France. Afterwards enjoy a scenic 4 hour drive (290km) southbound to Paris, the City of Light!

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of this beautiful city with your tour leader. See highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Seine River bridges, Arch de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and Place de la Concorde, plus visit the famous Saint Germain neighbourhood.

Overnight: Median Paris Porte de Versailles or similar, Paris

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast this morning before beginning the scenic journey south-east to the Burgundy region - famous for producing top quality wines. Arrive in Dijon and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in sights such as the Notre Dame, the Place de la Liberation and the Cathedral to name a few. Continue to the famous Fromagerie Gaugry, where you will enjoy a wine and cheese tour and discover why their quality products are among the best in the world.

Overnight: Hotel ibis Dijon Sud or similar, Dijon

Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will travel eastbound from Dijon, passing through Mulhouse and Basel, arriving in the city of Lucerne in the early afternoon. On arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, which lies on the shore of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy sights such as the world famous wooden Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Musegg Wall, the Jesuit Church, the Mill Bridge, the Lion Monument and the KKL (Lucerne) Culture and Convention Centre.

Overnight: Hotel Zum Hirschen or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free for you to explore this charming city at your own pace. You might like to admire the historic architecture of the old town, learn about the city’s history at one of the many museums, or relax over a pint or two at the Rathaus Brauerei - Lucerne’s very own brewery and pub located in a 17th century town hall.

Overnight: Hotel Zum Hirschen or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Leaving the city of Lucerne behind at approx. 11:00am, continue to Italy. On the way see Lugano Lake at the Switzerland-Italy border (approx. two hours). Enjoy a short visit of the vibrant city of Lugano, nestled on the lake's sunny north shore. This charming city offers visitors an array of restaurants and bars, plus the famous via Nassa shopping district which boasts of row upon row of boutiques and department stores.

Continue to Como for a nice afternoon tour, starting from the lakefront and Piazza Cavour and continuing to Duomo, San Fedele church, the Broletto and Villa Olmo. This evening check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera or similar, Lomazzo

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in this magnificent city to explore Lake Como on your own.

Overnight: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera or similar, Lomazzo

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast continue onwards to Verona for a short stop to see Juliet's Balcony, inspired by the Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet, and then continue to the Venice area for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day in Venice, beginning with a walking tour along the canals. As you explore the cobbled laneways and grand squares, you'll soon understand why the city is regarded among the most romantic in the world. See famous sights including the Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace and St Mark's Clocktower. You can also take a vaporetto (water bus) down the Grand Canal (vaporetto not included, approx. €10 per person/each way).

Overnight: Hotel Villa Stucky or similar, Mogliano Veneto (Venice Area)

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure before embarking to your 28-night cruise aboard the Costa Victoria! You will be picked up from hotel at approx. 11:00am where you will transfer to cruise port and check in before enjoying lunch on board. Cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast

Bari is an Italian university town and the administrative centre for Puglia. Visit the old town district to see impressive Romanesque-Pugliese structures and numerous churches. Take a relaxing walk along the Lungomare or go to the Via Sparano, famous for its luxurious shops. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Corfu's vineyards and olive orchards thrive amid rocky mountains on this westernmost Greek isle. Horse-drawn carriages for hire lead tours of the Liston, a galleria of open-air cafes and alluring shops. The best excursions include an island outing that explores the beaches and countryside. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Argostoli is the beautiful capital of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. The port boasts a natural harbour where travellers can see local fishermen at work, and a short stroll brings you to a market of fresh produce and nearby cafes. Several museums and landmarks exist throughout the city, including the Koutavos lagoon, a well-known bird sanctuary. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Santorini embraces all that has made the Greek Islands legendary - beaches, unparalleled architecture, dramatic cliffs and quaint villages. Ride a donkey up the trail to the city of Thira or take a cable car (not included). Set atop a ledge overlooking the sea, the views from Thira are spectacular. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Crete's string of high mountains captivate this Greek isle's scenery. There are two main attractions - the restored 4,000-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos and the unparalleled archaeological museum in Heraklion where the ship docks. Tourists venturing out on their own may want to visit the colourful fruit and vegetable market or explore the nearby quaint fishing villages. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Suez Canal runs 100 miles between the sand dunes of the Sinai Peninsula and the Nile River delta. Entry to the canal's north end is at Port Said, and exit via the port of Safaga at the south end. As you make your way through the canal, it feels as if the ship is sailing across the sand.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Aqaba - Jordan's Red Sea port and resort town - boasts ancient sites as well as spectacular coral reefs. It will, however, be Petra that will be yet another memorable highlight of this cruise. Named for the Greek word meaning "rock", Petra was a flourishing trade centre in ancient times and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can discover the 2,000-year-old structures built into soaring salmon-pink sandstone on foot or horseback (not included). The Nabataeans, the civilisation that built Petra, also were expert hydraulic engineers, as evidenced by channels carved into the rock that prevented flood damage and helped store water during droughts. Archaeologists from all over the world continue to excavate the Hellenistic temples, tombs and theatres, as only one percent of the city is believed to have been “discovered". 

In the late evening, the ship will arrive into Eilat, the southernmost city of Israel and the gateway to the Red Sea. Its beaches and resorts attract travellers from all over the world, drawn to the opportunities for scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, or camel tours of the Southern Negev Desert looking for traces of Eilat’s 10,000 years of settled history. The Coral Beach Nature Reserve and Coral World Underwater Observatory each give visitors an up-close look at the local sea life. Eilat is also on a major migration route for birds traveling between Africa and Europe, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. An overnight stop allows time for excursions to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Salalah is the capital city of southern Oman's Dhofar province. It's known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with marine life. The Khareef, an annual monsoon, transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape and creates seasonal waterfalls. The Frankincense Land Museum, part of the Al Balid Archaeological Site, recounts the city’s maritime history and role in the spice trade.

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Muscat, the capital of Oman, touts itself as one of the cleanest cities in the world. Installed on the rocky shoreline are three forts built during the Portuguese occupation of the country in the late 1500s. Cultural attractions include an aquarium displaying native specimens, the history-heavy Oman Museum, the National Museum and the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum. You could spend an entire day touring the fish market and shopping in the souk. Be sure to check out the sultan's palace. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Male, on Male Atoll, is the capital and largest community of the Maldives, situated in the Indian Ocean near the equator. Male is just one of the 1,190 islands that comprise the Maldives. Thanks to the intimate size of the island, it can be explored on foot to see the many faces of this unique land. The Grand Mosque, centrepiece of the Islamic centre, is a masterpiece of intricate wood carving and Arabic calligraphy, with enormous chandeliers providing illumination. The former palace of the Sultan is located in Male's expansive park, and a stroll through the grounds reveals not only the indigenous flora of the Maldives but also the National Museum, which offers an interesting exhibit of royal possessions, artefacts and archaeological findings. So stunning are these remote islands, you will have three days to relax and explore. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Colombo, located off the coast of India, boasts a unique oriental spirit behind the colonial architecture. The primary excursions here visit Victoria Park, the President's Palace, the Colombo Museum and the shrine at Kelaniya. Trips through the tea plantation area where Buddha's tooth is displayed are also popular. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Goa is one of India’s gems, with attractions that include the magnificent Portuguese cathedrals of Old Goa, palm-fringed beaches and some of the best seafood and curry in India. Over the centuries, Goa became well known as a great source for spices and an important link in the Arabian trade routes. Roman Catholicism remains a major religion in Goa, and skirts far outnumber saris. The atmosphere is easygoing and the people are very friendly.

In the oldest part of the town, the Portuguese heritage has survived remarkably well, with narrow, winding streets, old houses with overhanging balconies and red-tiled roofs, whitewashed churches and numerous small bars and cafés. There is an atmosphere more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than of India. You might like to visit the many Renaissance monuments like the Cathedral, the Basilica Bom Jesu, and the convent of St. Francis, a converted mosque. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Mumbai (Bombay) is a rich city of contrasts. Its diversity is manifested in its collection of Western-style skyscrapers and historical buildings and temples. At Chowpatty Beach the atmosphere is festive and the bright fabrics and crafts tempting. Tours also highlight the 1911 Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, the Towers of Silence and the Jain Temple. Or take the launch to Elephant Island to see the sixth-century temples carved out of rocks. 

Overnight: Costa Cruises - ‘Costa Victoria’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning after breakfast, disembark the cruise and be met by a TripADeal representative who will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Mumbai. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel The Orchid / Holiday Inn Airport or similar, Mumbai

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Delhi. On arrival into Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar, Delhi 

Meals included: Breakfast

The capital of India, Delhi is a major gateway city for international visitors. It’s a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders, and also serves as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties, reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India. 

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi. 

Travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Also visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, where adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar, Delhi 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit. 

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look. 

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Jaipur 

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold. 

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple. 

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar, Jaipur 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose from two optional activities. 

Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $60 per person  
Home of the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair. Pushkar is renowned for its scenic beauty. Enjoy time to take in the sights and local markets. 

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $35 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar, Jaipur 

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will depart for Agra. On the way, you will visit Chand Baori Step Well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that’s the reason it was built in front of the temple.

On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal. 

This afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort) a fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation and the Kohinoor diamond was reportedly part of the furnishings. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Overnight: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar, Agra 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 9:00am. 

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later. 

Early this afternoon at approx. 1:00pm checkout of the hotel and travel back to Delhi Upon arrival check into your Dehli accommodation.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Welcome Dwarka or simiar, Delhi 

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 11 amazing countries: England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Maldives, Oman, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Sri Lanka and India
  • Discover the best of England, France, Italy and Switzerland on tour
  • Explore London, Paris, Dijon, Lucerne, Lake Como, Verona and Venice
  • See Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and more on a city tour of London
  • Witness the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame on a Paris city tour
  • Drive through the scenic Burgundy wine region
  • Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting tour at the famous Fromagerie Gaugry
  • Tour Dijon, capital of the historic Burgundy region
  • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in stunning Lucerne
  • Marvel at the beautiful Lakes Lugano and Como
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Como
  • See Juliet's Balcony in Verona, inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Wander through the romantic streets of Venice on a walking tour
  • Cruise to Greece, Jordan, Israel, Oman, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India
  • Spend a full day in stunning Santorini
  • Sail to the Red Sea port of Eilat, Israel
  • Dock in Aqaba, Jordan - gateway to Petra
  • Sail through the iconic Suez Canal in Egypt
  • Enjoy a day in Heraklion, capital of the Greek Island of Crete
  • Spend 2 nights docked in the Maldives
  • Dock in Colombo, the colourful capital of Sri Lanka
  • Cruise to the colourful Indian city of Goa
  • Tour the famed Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Experience the sights and sounds of vibrant Delhi
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • See colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
  • Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/CHC*/WLG*
  • Fly with award-winning Singapore Airlines (plus any codeshare partners)
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class) from Mumbai to Delhi
  • 28 night Europe to India cruise with Costa Cruises
  • Sail aboard the incredible ‘Costa Victoria’ ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard pre-paid gratuities
  • Cruise the Arabian, Red and Mediterranean Seas
  • 19 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • 108 meals including three meals a day while cruising
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2-12 and Day 41-48)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise 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 30th of September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Cabin: $2900
- Ocean View Cabin: $3250
- Balcony Cabin: $3650
  
Departure Dates
30th September 2019
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington: $100 per person


Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Singapore Airlines and any 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 London, England
$220 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.
- Arrive early is only available on dates prior to the 16th of September 2019.
 
Stay behind in Delhi, India
Not Available.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
*  Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound 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.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International Sectors Only): *Starting from $2999 per person
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7299 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, 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.



Accommodation Used


Europe

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- London, England: Ibis London Greenwich Hotel or similar 

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

- Dijon, France: Hotel ibis Dijon Sud or similar

- Lucerne, Switzerland: Hotel Zum Hirschen or similar

- Lomazzo, Italy: Just Hotel Lomazzo Fiera or similar

- Mogliano Veneto, Italy (Venice Area): Hotel Villa Stucky or similar

 

India

4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Mumbai: Hotel The Orchid / Holiday Inn Airport or similar

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar

- Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar

 

Cruise

4 star

Costa Cruises: ‘Costa Victoria’ ship 

 

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
Not Available
 
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 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double (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 20, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $60 per person 
Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $35 per person
Please note:
- Only one tour can be selected on Day 46 as these occur at the same time.
- 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 (see visa section below for detailed visa information)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
* Europe: The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 (approx. $8.5 NZD) per person per day
* India: The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 300 rupees (approx. $7 NZD) per person per day
* Cruise: Please note gratuities are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Mandatory City Taxes: approx. €30 (approx. $50 NZD) per person in total payable direct to the hotels on land tour in Europe
- 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
England :
October is a lovely time to travel to England with mild temps from 10 - 20 degrees. You will need a jacket in the evenings
 
France, Switzerland, Italy:
Temperatures are very pleasant in October, around 10-20 degrees. You will need a jacket for the evenings
 
Greece :
Temperatures are very pleasant in October, around 15-25 degrees
 
Oman, Israel, Jordan:
Temperatures are very pleasant in October/November, around 15-25 degrees
 
Maldives/Sri Lanka:
November is a great time to visit with tropical weather, little rain and temperatures in the mid 20's
 
India:
November is a great time to visit India, on the coast it will be temperatures in the low 20's and in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur you can expect temperatures from the mid teens to low 20's. A light jacket would be suitable in the evening
 
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.
 
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 for the tour leader and driver is €5 (approx. $8.50 NZD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour in England and Europe and The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 300 rupees ($7 NZD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour in India. Gratuities for the cruise are included, however additional gratuities are payable on items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
 
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.


Europe :
A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on a New Zealand passport.
 
Cruise - Jordan/Oman/Israel/Maldives/Sri Lanka:
A tourist visa is not required in any of the above countries visited if participating in a Costa scheduled shore excursion. If going ashore independently a visa can be processed on arrival where necessary.
 
India:
A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
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 a 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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