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20 Day Taste of Europe & UK

  • Discover the highlights of 6 countries
  • Visit Italy, England, Greek Islands & More
Includes Return International Flights

No matter how many times you visit Europe, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. From the icons of London to the romantic streets of Venice, Santorini and beyond, this tantalising 20 day journey will help you sample the very best of six diverse European countries by land and sea.

Begin your European odyssey with free time and a guided tour of London, taking in sights such as Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Travel by ferry across the Strait of Dover to Calais and on to beautiful Paris, where you’ll see icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and more on a city tour. Journey through the countryside to Dijon, capital of the famed Burgundy wine region; visit Lucerne, the lakeside city in the beautiful Swiss Alps; marvel at lakes Lugano and Como, playgrounds of Italy’s rich and famous; enjoy a walking tour through the historic streets and piazzas of Venice and more. From the ‘floating city’, set sail on a dazzling seven-night cruise aboard the MSC Magnifica. Sail to vibrant ports including Santorini in Greece, Bari in Italy, Dubrovnik in Croatia and more! With return flights, 10 nights quality hotel accomodation and a seven night MSC cruise, this trip has everything needed to make your European travel dream come true!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for London, England. Fly with award-winning premium airlines Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).


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, London
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, 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, London
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, Arc 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

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 to the vibrant city of Lugano, nestled on the lake’s sunny north shore. This charming city offers visitors an array of restaurants and bars, as well as 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 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. 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

After breakfast be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on your magical seven-night MSC Greek Islands Cruise aboard the ‘MSC Magnifica’. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

An ancient city just waiting to be discovered. It’s worthwhile simply wandering around the old city of Bari, or you can join an optional shore excursion (not included). Bari is home to an entrancing jumble of streets, lively cafes, and a charming waterfront filled with colourful fishing boasts.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Mediterranean sun.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The jewel in the Greek Islands crown, Santorini offers countless opportunities to take photographs on every corner of this volcanic island in the Cyclades. Renowned for its beautiful white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches, it truly is one of the most stunning islands in Greece.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek Island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, charming narrow streets, and busy waterfront restaurants.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

On the northernmost edge of the Ionian islands, with its lush vegetation and picturesque coastline, is Corfu - a unique mosaic of cultural and artistic influences.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular cruise destination, and it’s easy to see why. This medieval city was reshaped by Baroque planners after a disastrous earthquake of 1667, and its historic core seems to have been suspended in time ever since.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner;In-Flight

This morning dock back into Venice. After disembarkation (please allow approx. two hours to disembark) you will need to make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 6 amazing countries: England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia and Greece
  • 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 tour of London
  • Witness the Eiffel Tower 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 famous Burgundy wine region
  • See the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 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 the Greek Islands and Croatia
  • Experience the historic charm of Bari
  • Wander through the streets of magical Corfu Island
  • Spend a full day in stunning Santorini
  • Dock in Chania (Crete) known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour
  • Cruise to the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • Fly with premium airlines Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean and Greek Islands
  • Sail aboard the sensational ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
  • 10 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 31 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English-speaking tour leader (Day 2-11)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Day 2: Airport - Hotel transfer
  • Day 12: Hotel - Cruise transfer

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 26th of October 2020.
  
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 - $1950
Ocean cabin- $2200
Balcony cabin - $2650
 
Departure Dates (2020)
April: 27 (SOLD OUT)
May: *11
June: **1
August: ^*31
September: ^14, ^28
October: 12, 26
 
Surcharges
Please note:
Dates/months with a * incur a cruise high season surcharge of $150 per person.
Dates/months with a ** incur a cruise peak season surcharge of $300 per person.
Dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington $200 per person


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates and Qatar Airways and any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in London
$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.
- Blackout dates:
28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020
20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
 
Stay behind in Venice
$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.
- Blackout dates:
20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Doha (one direction only)
* Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- Dubai stopover is not permitted during the Dubai Grand Prix (2020 dates yet to be released)
- 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: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7499 per person
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 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
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
- Cruise: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Magnifica’ ship
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Extra Nights
- London (Pre Tour): $300 per room (including breakfast)
- Venice (Post Tour): Not available
Please note: extra nights are 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 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors 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 20, maximum group size 42 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 5: Paris: Louvre entrance: approx. €15 (approx. $25 NZD)
Day 11: Venice: Gondola ride: approx. €30 (approx. $50 NZD)
Day 11: Venice: Doges Palace entrance: approx. €19 (approx. $32 NZD)
Please note:
- prices are based on 2018/19 rates and may change slightly in 2020.
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- 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: Recommended at €5 per person/ day payable to the tour leader on tour.
* Cruise: approx. €10 per person/daywill be charged to your onboard account at the end of the cruise.
- Mandatory city taxes/check point fees: approx. €30 total, payable on tour (please note pricing is subject to change).
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 19).
- 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
As this deal covers multiple countries, temperatures will range from low to high 20's. Travel period is over the European high season, so expect dry, warm and sunny days. In May and Sep - the evenings may still require an additional layer of clothing.
 
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:
Land:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is €5 per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. This will cover both the driver and tour leader.
  
Cruise:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approximately €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 they are a discretionary payment.  
 
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 in Europe for stays of 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.