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17 Day 2 For 1 Italy & Greece

  • Discover the best of Florence, Rome & Venice
  • Cruise to Santorini, Kotor, Corfu, Athens & More
Includes Return International Flights

Italy, Greece and Montenegro are yours to discover on this magical 17 day two-for-one package with flights, cruise and more. Explore the stylish city of Milan, the famed canals of Venice, arts and culture of Florence and historic monuments of Rome on tour. Then, climb aboard the 4-star MSC Magnifica for a dazzling cruise among the Greek Isles and beyond. From Venice, sail down the coast to the historic city of Bari before travelling towards Greece. Sail to Katakolan, gateway to ancient Olympia - birthplace of the Olympic Games; visit Santorini, renowned for its iconic white-washed cliffside villages; dock in Piraeus, the port of Athens; and the gorgeous island of Corfu. Kotor, a hidden gem of the Adriatic Coast, will delight with its towering cliffs, charming coves and medieval buildings.

This once-in-a-lifetime package for you and a friend includes return international flights, a seven-night MSC cruise, seven nights in 4-star hotel accommodation, 27 meals and much more!

ITINERARY

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Depart from either Auckland or *Christchurch for your flight to Rome. Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines and Cathay Pacific 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 tour of Rome - the Eternal City (approx. 3 hours). The tour begins at the Trevi Fountain, which has become an iconic spot thanks to its inclusion in 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. A Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel optional tour (not included) is available for purchase in the cart.

Overnight: Novotel Roma Eur, Rome or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will continue your Italian journey to Florence in the heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival, check into your accommodation and 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, Uffizi Gallery or the Gallery of the Academy of Florence. Optional tours (not included) to the Uffizi Gallery and the Gallery of the Academy of Florence are available for purchase in the cart.

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, 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

In the afternoon, begin your journey to Venice. 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. In the afternoon head to the cruise terminal to embark on the exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Magnifica'. The cruise departs at 5:30 pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

An ancient city just waiting to be discovered. It’s worth doing an excursion just to wander around the old city of Bari (not included), an entrancing jumble of streets that are the most mind- bending places to walk around.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Katakolon is a tiny port town situated 30 minutes from Olympia, the ancient home of the Greek games which can be discovered on an optional shore excursion (not included). Alternatively, the town itself is very pretty, with great local dining options, views of the sea and the chance to take a swim.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

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 cable car (not included) to the top of Thira and admire the spectacular views over the sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Piraeus has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls, scattered remnants of which can still be seen, were built to connect it to the city.

Today it’s a substantial metropolis in its own right. The island ferries leaving from the port where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return are the reason most people come here; if you’re spending any time here, though, the real attractions of the place are around the small-boat harbours of Zéa Marina and Mikrolímano on the opposite side of the small peninsula. Here, the upscale residential areas are alive with attractive waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants offering some of the best seafood in town.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The medieval Old Town of Kotor; the undisputed jewel in Montenegro’s crown. Though no longer Europe’s best-kept secret, Kotor’s sudden elevation to the tour-cruise league has failed to dim the timeless delights of its cobbled alleyways and secluded piazzas. Enclosing cafés and churches galore, the town walls are themselves glowered down upon by a series of hulking peaks.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Magnifica'

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the Hotel. Relax for the rest of the day in Venice.

Overnight: Antony Hotel, Mestre, Venice or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

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 beauty of Italy, Greece and Montenegro
  • Explore Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome on tour
  • Learn about the diverse history & culture of Italy
  • Cruise among the spectacular Greek Islands
  • Dock in the ancient city of Bari
  • Sail to Katakolon, gateway to ancient Olympia
  • Admire the whitewashed villages of Santorini
  • See Piraeus, Athens’ main port
  • Wander through the colourful streets of Corfu
  • Be amazed by Kotor on the stunning Adriatic Coast
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4-star 'MSC Magnifica'
  • 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 24th of November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discount applies (full priced voucher must be purchased)
 
Departure Dates (2019)
November: 3, 10, 17, 24
 
Departure Cities
Auckland or *Christchurch
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch: $400 for 2 people



Full Service Airline(s) Used


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

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

 

Arrive early in Rome, Italy
$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:
* 20 September 2019 - 13 October 2019
 
Stay behind in Venice, 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 December 2019 - 20 January 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound OR inbound stopover may be chosen; not both.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $13198 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.





Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated):

- Rome: Novotel Roma Eur or similar

- Florence: The Gate hotel, Sesto Fiorentino or similar

- Milan: Domina Milano Fiera Hotel or similar

- Venice: Antony Hotel, Mestre or similar

- Cruise: ‘MSC Magnifica’

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
- Rome (Pre Tour): $185 per room.
- Venice (Post Tour): $185 per room.
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
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 30, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Rome Day 3: Vatican Musuems and Sistine Chapel tour: $185 for 2 people.
- Florence Day 4: Uffizi Gallery: $185 for 2 people.
- Florence: Day 4: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $140 for 2 people.
Please note:
- prices are for 2 people, 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: €10 (approx. $17 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)



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. During this month, the average sea water temperature for the beaches around the islands is 20°C, which is just about warm enough to enjoy a dip.
 
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:
Land

The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5.00 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. This covers both the tour leader and driver. 

Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC Cruises is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at €10 per person per day. If you believe you are not receiving the standard of service expected on your cruise, you may reduce or remove the gratuities charged to your onboard account at the cruise reception desk. Although expected by MSC Cruises they are a discretionary payment. Please note; additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on to of the normal ship board gratuity.
 
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 an 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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