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31 Day Grand Mediterranean

  • An epic journey through the magical Med
  • Discover Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Israel & More
Includes Return International Flights

Azure waters, secluded beaches, charming waterfront villages and incredible cuisine: the Mediterranean is a dream destination in every possible way. On this dazzling 31-day highlights package visiting nine unique countries, the very best of the Med is yours to discover.

Beginning in France, take in the beauty of Paris, the chic waterfront promenade of Cannes, and the graceful elegance of Nice. Then, embark on two back-to-back cruises aboard the 4-star MSC Opera ship. Covering both the Eastern and Western sides of the magical Mediterranean, the cruises will offer 22 nights of pure bliss. Discover iconic destinations across Italy, Spain, Morocco, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, the Canary Islands and Monaco. With time at leisure in each port, the choice is yours: relax and observe day-to-day life in each of these exotic locals, or put your best foot forward and explore.

This once-in-a-lifetime package includes return international flights, 22 nights aboard the fabulous MSC Opera, six nights in quality hotel accommodation, 71 meals and so much more!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for Paris, France. Fly with premium airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qantas Airways or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). 

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart the morning of Day 2, however affected customers will still arrive on day 2.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Mercure Porte De Versailles Hotel or similar, Paris
Meals included: None

Following breakfast at the hotel, begin a half-day city tour of Paris with a local guide. The tour starts from the Notre Dame in Île de la Cité, (view from outside) considered by many as the most significant church in Paris, a masterpiece of French Gothic art, renowned for stunning stained glass windows, flying buttresses and intricate statues. Not far from Notre Dame, you will see the Palace of the Conciergerie, formerly a prison but presently used for practising law. The prison housed as many as 1200 prisoners in its heyday, including the famous Marie Antoinette.

You will then continue to the Latin Quarter, the literary and intellectual area, home to the former University of the Sorbonne. Afterwards, you will have time to admire the impressive Luxembourg Garden and Saint Germain des Pres (entrances not included). Walkthrough Les Halles (general markets were held here in the 19th century) until you reach the cultural centre “George Pompidou”, built-in 1977 by the famous architect Renzo Piano as the Museum of Contemporary Art. To finish your tour on a high you will see the centrepiece of Paris’ cityscape, the Eiffel Tower.


Enjoy this afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Mercure Porte De Versailles Hotel or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, be transferred to Paris Train Station to board the TGV train to Cannes (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival in Cannes, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the at leisure in this beautiful resort town on the French Riviera.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Cannes Le Cannet or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a free day in Cannes. Famed for its international film festival and Boulevard de la Croisette. Curving along the coast, Cannes is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. It’s also home to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (convention centre) which is complete with red carpet and Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Styles Cannes Le Cannet or similar, Cannes
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a full-day experience on the french riviera. Explore Nice with your tour leader. Known for its old-world opulence, year-round sunshine, vibrant street life and stunning seaside location.


Continue to Monaco, the city of Princes and the world's second-smallest country. View the central hub of Monte Carlo and famous casino ‘Casino Monte-Carlo’ and be driven along the very same road of the famous Monaco Grand Prix. Later this afternoon, you will be driven to the Italian port city of Genoa. Arrive in Genoa and check into the hotel. 

Overnight: Hotel Novotel Genova City or similar, Genoa
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, spend the morning in Genoa. A marvellously eclectic, vibrant and a rough-edged style city. Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa remains a bustling seaport. Perhaps take some time to learn about the city's Renaissance heritage, which is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbour.


In the afternoon, be transferred to the cruise terminal, where you will embark on your 11 Night West Mediterranean cruise. The cruise departs at 4:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Opera’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

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

The elegant central zone of Málaga is largely pedestrianised with the focal point, marble-paved Calle Marqués de Larios, lined with fashionable stores. Plaza de la Constitución, Málaga’s main square, hosts a monumental fountain flanked by slender palms and the terraces of numerous cafés and restaurants. Málaga centre has a number of interesting churches and museums, not to mention the birthplace of Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga.

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

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

As you arrive in Funchal, your ship will cast anchor in a bay protected by mountains rising straight up behind the port. The name, Funchal, derives from that of the fennel plant, the funcho still used today in the traditional sweets known as ‘rebuçados de funcho’, that one can find anywhere on the island of Madeira. 

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

The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife welcomes cruisers ashore on its Ramblas (wide, tree-lined avenues). The old part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife showcases churches built in a variety of architectural styles, from the insular baroque of the church of St. Francis, to the colonial Canary style of the church of the Concepciòn or the 18th century Iglesia del Pilar. 

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

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

Tangier’s strategic location has made it a highly sought-after locale since ancient times. The layout within Tangier’s Medina, like most throughout Morocco, was never planned in advance. As the need arose, a labyrinth of streets and small squares emerged that eventually became the various quarters there today. 

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

When you arrive in the old town from the Mediterranean Sea and the port, you can see the real character of the area, with narrow medieval streets and packed bars and restaurants. Considered Hannibal’s capital city on the Iberian peninsula, it was named after his Carthage in North Africa, and was a strategic port and administrative centre for the Romans. 

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

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

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy and is, of course, a gateway to the eternal city of Rome. Civitavecchia enjoys a millenary history due to its coves along the coast, which offered a perfect shelter for vessels, making it a natural port long before cruise ships sailed the seas, and in fact, the port was known to the Romans as Centumcellae. 

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

Today you will arrive back into Genoa Cruise Port for the next part of your journey.


Please note: customers may need to disembark and then re-embark the cruise ship. Some customers may also be required to change cabins more information will be included in your final documentation. The cruise departs at 4:00pm.

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

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

Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20km away from the ancient site of Olympia. According to many legends, Zeus held the first Olympic Games to celebrate beating his father Kronos at wrestling. This is the birthplace of the ideal that still brings the world together, differences aside, for the sake of friendly athletic competition.


Do not miss the chance to visit the archaeological site of Olympia, one of the largest in Greece (optional shore excursion). Discover the ways of Katakolon’s inhabitants, stroll among flowering streets and unwind in one of the many cafés.  

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

The best way to arrive in Heraklion is from the sea on a cruise ship. It’s the traditional approach and is still the one that shows the city in its best light, with Mount Yioúhtas rising behind, the heights of the Psilorítis range to the west and, as you get closer, the great fortress guarding the harbour entrance and the city walls encircling and dominating the oldest part of town.

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

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

Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions of great interest, especially if you would like to learn more about the world’s three greatest religions during your voyage. In Israel, the three Religions of the Book, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, encounter each other at every angle. Take a shore excursion (not included) to visit places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem, you will be able to truthfully say that you have tread on the same ground as the prophets, the disciples of Jesus and the Arab conquerors.

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

Cast anchor not only in the Mediterranean but also in a port that boasts 4000 years of history. In Limassol, there are also traces of the Knight Templars. On landing, one can admire the centre and the medieval castle, part of a constellation of nine forts guarding the whole island, which now hosts a museum with exhibits dating from the 5th to the 19th century.


Along the seafront, pines, cypresses, eucalyptuses brim over the public gardens.

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

Historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is surrounded by beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. The fortified enclave now known as the Old Town was created by the Knights Hospitaller - commonly referred to as the Order of Saint John - in the fourteenth century. It’s one of the finest medieval walled cities you could ever hope to see. 

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

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

Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and it's a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour. Perhaps take an optional shore excursion (not included) to Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomises the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster.

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

Enjoy another day docked in Civitavecchia. The city centre is reachable by foot and amongst the most important monuments to visit are the Forte Michelangelo, built by Bramante in the 16th century, the ancient walls of the old port, where there is a fountain in travertine marble by Vanvitelli. Rome is also not far away for those more adventurous. 

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

This morning disembark your Grand Mediterranean cruise and be met and driven to Milan.

Take some time to explore Milan with your tour leader. Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city rich in art, history and culture. See the magnificent Duomo (entrance not included) and admire the elegant buildings along two of Milan’s most iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. Piazza del Duomo is located in 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.

Continue through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to one of the most famous theatres in the world; La Scala (entrance not included).

Overnight: Ibis Ca Granda or similar, Milan  
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. 

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 +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the best of 9 countries
  • Discover France, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Israel, and Cyprus 
  • Explore Paris, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Genoa, Milan, Tenerife, Tangier, Rome, Haifa, Katakolon, Rhodes, Limassol, Messina, and more
  • Uncover the best of the Mediterranean on two back-to-back 11 night cruises
  • See the Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and more on a guided tour of Paris
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the chic resort town of Cannes
  • Explore the French Riviera on a full-day excursion
  • Stop in the stunning seaside city of Nice
  • Feel like a celebrity in cosmopolitan Monaco, the 'City of Princes'
  • Step back in time in the Italian port city of Genoa
  • Dock in Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso
  • Explore colourful Funchal on Madeira Island
  • Dock in Tenerife, the pearl of the Canary Islands
  • Visit Tangier, home to one of Morocco's best medinas
  • Dock in Civitavecchia, the gateway to the eternal city of Rome
  • Visit Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia
  • Enjoy the Greek town of Heraklion in Crete
  • Discover the wonders of Haifa, the gateway to Jerusalem
  • Enjoy the medieval architecture of Limassol, Cyprus
  • Shop up a storm in the famous old town of Rhodes, Greece
  • Tempt your tastebuds in the Sicilian city of Messina
  • Stroll among the ultra-fashionable streets of Milan
  • Discover the old Roman town of Cartagena in Spain
  • Return international flights (economy class) with premium airlines ex AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • 11 Night West Mediterranean MSC Cruise 
  • 11 Night East Mediterranean MSC Cruise 
  • Sail aboard the 4-star 'MSC Opera' ship
  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 71 meals including daily breakfast
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • City taxes
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • 1 x One Way TGV Train Paris to Cannes
  • Day 2 Transfer: Paris Airport/Hotel
  • Day 4 Transfer: Paris Hotel/Train Station 
  • Day 4 Transfer: Cannes Train Station/Hotel 
  • Day 7 Transfer: Genoa Hotel/Port 
  • Day 29 Transfer: Genoa Port/Milan Hotel 

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 11th February 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Cabin: $3150
- Ocean View Cabin: $3600
- Balcony Cabin: $4500
 
Departure Dates (2020)
January: 20
February: 11
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch & *Wellington: $100 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss 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 Paris, France
$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: 
14th December 2019 - 16th January 2020  
 
Stay behind in Milan, Italy
$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: 
28th March - 27th April 2020  
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $550 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
* Doha (one direction only)
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen for Abu Dhabi; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Doha stopovers may only be chosen in one direction 
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now for $5999 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, 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


3 - 4 Star (self-rated)

Paris: Mercure Porte De Versailles or similar

Cannes: Ibis Styles Cannes Le Cannet or similar

Genoa: Novotel Genova City, or similar

Milan: Ibis Ca’ Granda, or similar

 

4 Star (self-rated)

Cruise: MSC ‘Opera’ 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
- Paris, France (Pre Tour): $235 per room.
- Milan, Italy (Post Tour): $255 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
3 People (Subject to availability)
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 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
Available on request, please contact our friendly reservations team if you are interested in this option. 
No discounts apply for 3rd adult travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
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 25, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on a New Zealand Passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping 
-- Land: Recommended at €5 Euro per person, per day
-- Cruise: €10 Euro per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise. 
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Day 30 Transfer: Milan Hotel/Airport
- 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
Europe:
The average temperature in the French Riviera during February is 15°C, the French coastline that goes from Marseille to Menton (near the border with Italy), is mild area during winter. Paris in February; the city is in the midst of the winter season. During the months of January and February, the average temperature for the capital increases very slightly to 4°C.
 
Mediterranean:
Temperatures during the start of the year are still mild in Spain, Portugal and Greece, making it a pleasant place to travel. Days can be a little cloudy but sunshine tends to increase as the month goes on. The average temperature in February is 10°C, while the average low is 7°C, and the average high checks in at 13°C. Thanks to the island's year-round mild temperatures, the average sea temperature for the waters around the Portuguese island of Madeira hovers around 19°C in February. In Haifa, Israel, the average temperature in February is cool at 14°C.
 
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:
71 Meals are 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 is €5 Euro per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC 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 Euro per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary 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.