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18 Day Incredible Europe

  • Discover France, Italy & Switzerland on tour
  • Cruise the Med to Santorini, Kotor & More
Includes Return International Flights

The grand cities, majestic mountains, sun-kissed beaches and historic wonders of five bucket list countries are yours to discover on this 18 day European extravaganza. From the romantic streets of Paris to the alpine wonder of Lucerne, whitewashed Santorini to the vibrant canals of Venice, this is the trip you’ve waited a whole lifetime to experience - and it’s now firmly within your reach.

Kick things off in style with an unforgettable land tour from grand Paris to magical Venice. See Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower; take in the historic city of Dijon, capital of the Burgundy wine region; explore Lake Como, the playground of the Italian glitterati; visit fashion-forward Milan and more. Then, embark on a dazzling seven-night cruise of the Mediterranean aboard the MSC Musica. With a glamorous swimming pool and spa deck, multiple gourmet dining options, a Broadway-style theatre and more, this fabulous 4-star ship is the perfect way to live La Dolce Vita - the sweet life. Cruise to eclectic ports such as Brindisi, a jewel in Italy’s southern Puglia region; the whitewashed villages and dramatic cliffs of Santorini; the beautiful city of Kotor on Montenegro’s Adriatic Coast and many more! With return flights, eight nights quality hotel accommodation on tour, and English-speaking tour leader and guides, this is a trip you’ll be talking about for many years to come.

Have more time? The sensational 21 day option with London pre-tour extension has your name all over it.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for Paris, France! Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM, Finnair or Singapore plus codeshare partners to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival in Paris, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: None

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy a half day city tour of Paris with a local guide. You will begin the tour from outside the imposing Notre Dame in Ile de la Cite, 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 (Queen of France).

Continue onwards to the Latin Quarter, the literary and intellectual area and home to the former University of Sorbonne. Afterwards, take some time to admire the impressive Luxembourg Garden and Saint Germain des Pres (entrances not included). Continue through Les Halles shopping district (formerly a fresh food market in the 19th century) until you reach the cultural centre of ‘George Pompidou’, built in 1977 by the famous architect Renzo Piano as the Museum of Contemporary Art. To finish your tour on a high, see the centrepiece of Paris’ cityscape, the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy the remainder of today at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart for Dijon, the capital city of the historical Burgundy region, one of the country’s principal wine-producing areas. The region is known for its vineyards, International Gastronomic Fair and building styles ranging from gothic to art deco. Nestled in the foothills of the Côte d'Or, the city is offered referred to as the ‘city of a hundred towers’.

Enjoy a walking tour of the historic city centre with your tour leader. You will be spoilt for choice as Dijon is blessed with an abundance of beautiful architecture. Firstly, see the remarkably well-preserved 17th century Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy (entrance not included) in the city centre. You will also see The Cathedral of Saint-Bénigne (entrance not included) which was built on the remains of a previous Romanesque church between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

Overnight: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar, Dijon
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast today, travel eastbound from Dijon. On the way, enjoy a stop in one of Europe’s hippest destinations, Zurich. Continue onwards to Lucerne this afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore this historic city.

For an authentic taste of Switzerland, why not head to one of the many authentic fondue restaurants in town for dinner (not included). Cheese, meat or chocolate - Fondue is the national dish of Switzerland and should not be missed!

Overnight: Luzernhof Hotel or similar, Lucerne
Meals included: Breakfast

Rewind with a free day in the beautiful city of Lucerne, nestled amongst lakes and soaring peaks in the heart of central Switzerland.

Overnight: Luzernhof Hotel or similar, Lucerne
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, begin the drive to Lake Como. Sit back and enjoy the remarkable scenery of the Swiss Alps. You’ll also travel through the Gotthard Tunnel (15km). Continue along the breathtaking shores of Lake Lugano until you reach Lake Como. Upon arrival in Como, enjoy time at leisure or perhaps take a stroll on the waterfront promenade. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Milan for the night.

Overnight: Devero Hotel and Spa or similar, Milan
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour with a local guide (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 before walking towards the Duomo (entrances not included).

On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. See the grand Piazza del Duomo 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. From the Piazza del Duomo, the tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to the famous theatre; La Scala (entrance not included). 

In the afternoon depart for Venice, en-route stop in the medieval old town of Verona. The setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and home to a 14th-century residence rumoured to be Juliet’s. You will also see the massive Verona Arena, a 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances (entrance not included). Arrive in Mestre and check into the hotel this evening.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tronchetto Pier in Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by ferry/water bus. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local guide at Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) to start your guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours).
 
The tour begins at the iconic St Mark’s Square, a grand square that beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. In close proximity to the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). 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 oldest and most beautiful bridges of the grand canal.

This afternoon you will be transferred to Venice cruise terminal to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Musica’ ship. The cruise departs at 4:30pm today.

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

Once a bridging point for crusading knights and now a stop not to be missed on a Mediterranean cruise. These days little has changed in the city of Brindisi, except that its pilgrims are now sun-seekers rather than soul-seekers. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the old town, which has a pleasant, almost oriental flavour, and a few hidden gems tucked down its narrow streets.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Musica’ 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 flower-filled streets, or perhaps unwind in one of the many cafés.

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

Whitewashed villages clinging to the rugged sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as to the location of the lost city of Atlantis.
 
After exploring Santorini, depart for Mykonos tonight. Mykonos is the most glamorous of the Greek Isles - well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful beaches and incredible nightlife. The old town has many tantalising dining options to choose from.

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

Today dock in Piraeus, the ancient port of Athens. Take the time to visit the Acropolis, built in the 5th century and maybe the museum located at its base (entrance not included). Beyond Athens, are more spectacular antiquities to be found, such as the Temple of Poseidon and the site of Ancient Eleusis, as well as some beautiful beaches.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Musica’ ship
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 two 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 Musica’ ship
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 rapid rise 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 watched over upon by a series of hulking peaks.

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

Today after disembarkation you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, accordingly with your flight you will be transferred 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.

Please note: Some customers may depart later today. Affected customers may make use of the hotel common areas and luggage storage until you are transferred at the appropriate time today.


Meals included: In-Flight

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

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for London, England! Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air France, KLM, Finnair or Singapore to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival in London, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Ibis London Earls Court or similar, London
Meals included: None

Today after breakfast, enjoy a half day guided city tour with a local guide (approx. 3 hours).   The tour begins from Westminster Abbey, next to the Houses of Parliament and adjacent to famous ‘Big Ben’. Continue to Buckingham Palace where, on alternate days, you can see the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a full military band playing a selection of music ranging from traditional marches to songs from musicals and familiar pop songs, the ceremony is a colourful military tradition.

Next, head towards Trafalgar Square, where you can admire the massive bronze lions standing guard to Admiral Nelson's statue before finally reaching the National Gallery (entrance is free). The gallery houses a vast collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to the 1900s. The tour will conclude Hyde Park; take some time to explore the largest park in London or spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis London Earls Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

Take today at leisure in England’s cosmopolitan capital city.

Overnight: Ibis London Earls Court or similar, London
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to London Station for your Eurostar train journey to Paris (approx. 2.5 hours). Upon arrival at Gare de Lyon Station you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy a half day city tour of Paris with a local guide. You will begin the tour from outside the imposing Notre Dame in Ile de la Cite, 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 (Queen of France).

Continue onwards to the Latin Quarter, the literary and intellectual area and home to the former University of Sorbonne. Afterwards, take some time to admire the impressive Luxembourg Garden and Saint Germain des Pres (entrances not included). Continue through Les Halles shopping district (formerly a fresh food market in the 19th century) until you reach the cultural centre of ‘George Pompidou’, built in 1977 by the famous architect Renzo Piano as the Museum of Contemporary Art. To finish your tour on a high, see the centrepiece of Paris’ cityscape, the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy the remainder of today at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Ibis Porte de Montreuil or similar, Paris
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart for Dijon, the capital city of the historical Burgundy region, one of the country’s principal wine-producing areas. The region is known for its vineyards, International Gastronomic Fair and building styles ranging from gothic to art deco. Nestled in the foothills of the Côte d'Or, the city is offered referred to as the ‘city of a hundred towers’.

Enjoy a walking tour of the historic city centre with your tour leader. You will be spoilt for choice as Dijon is blessed with an abundance of beautiful architecture. Firstly, see the remarkably well-preserved 17th century Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy (entrance not included) in the city centre. You will also see The Cathedral of Saint-Bénigne (entrance not included) which was built on the remains of a previous Romanesque church between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

Overnight: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar, Dijon
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast today, travel eastbound from Dijon. On the way, enjoy a stop in one of Europe’s hippest destinations, Zurich. Continue onwards to Lucerne this afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore this historic city. For an authentic taste of Switzerland, why not head to one of the many authentic fondue restaurants in town for dinner (not included). Cheese, meat or chocolate - Fondue is the national dish of Switzerland and should not be missed!

Overnight: Luzernhof Hotel or similar, Lucerne
Meals included: Breakfast

Rewind with a free day in the beautiful city of Lucerne, nestled amongst lakes and soaring peaks in the heart of central Switzerland

Overnight: Luzernhof Hotel or similar, Lucerne
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, begin the drive to Lake Como. Sit back and enjoy the remarkable scenery of the Swiss Alps. You’ll also travel through the Gotthard Tunnel (15km). Continue along the breathtaking shores of Lake Lugano until you reach Lake Como. Upon arrival in Como, enjoy time at leisure or perhaps take a stroll on the waterfront promenade. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Milan for the night.

Overnight: Devero Hotel and Spa or similar, Milan
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour with a local guide (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 before walking towards the Duomo (entrances not included.

On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. See the grand Piazza del Duomo 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. From the Piazza del Duomo, the tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to the famous theatre; La Scala (entrance not included).

In the afternoon depart for Venice, en-route stop in the medieval old town of Verona. The setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and home to a 14th-century residence rumoured to be Juliet’s. You will also see the massive Verona Arena, a 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances (entrance not included). Arrive in Mestre and check into the hotel this evening

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tronchetto Pier in Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by ferry/water bus. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local guide at Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) to start your guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours).

The tour begins at the iconic St Mark’s Square, a grand square that beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. In close proximity to the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). 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 oldest and most beautiful bridges of the grand canal.

This afternoon you will be transferred to Venice cruise terminal to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Musica’ ship. The cruise departs at 4:30pm today.

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

Once a bridging point for crusading knights and now a stop not to be missed on a Mediterranean cruise. These days little has changed in the city of Brindisi, except that its pilgrims are now sun-seekers rather than soul-seekers. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the old town, which has a pleasant, almost oriental flavour, and a few hidden gems tucked down its narrow streets.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Musica’ 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 flower-filled streets, or perhaps unwind in one of the many cafés.

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

Whitewashed villages clinging to the rugged sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as to the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

After exploring Santorini, depart for Mykonos tonight. Mykonos is the most glamorous of the Greek Isles - well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful beaches and incredible nightlife. The old town has many tantalising dining options to choose from.

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

Today dock in Piraeus, the ancient port of Athens. Take the time to visit the Acropolis, built in the 5th century and maybe the museum located at its base (entrance not included). Beyond Athens, are more spectacular antiquities to be found, such as the Temple of Poseidon and the site of Ancient Eleusis, as well as some beautiful beaches.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Musica’ ship
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 two 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 Musica’ ship
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 rapid rise 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 watched over upon by a series of hulking peaks.

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

Today after disembarkation you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre, Venice Area
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, accordingly with your flight you will be transferred 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.

Please note: Some customers may depart later today. Affected customers may make use of the hotel common areas and luggage storage until you are transferred at the appropriate time today.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Italy, France, Switzerland, Montenegro and Greece
  • Explore Paris, Dijon, Lucerne, Zurich, Lake Como, Venice and more
  • See the Notre Dame and more on a guided tour of Paris
  • Explore Dijon’s historic centre on a walking tour
  • Enjoy free time in the scenic lakeside city of Lucerne
  • Stop in one of Europe’s hippest destinations, Zurich
  • Marvel at the beauty of Lake Como, playground of Italy’s rich and famous
  • Discover the fashion-forward city of Milan on a guided tour
  • Stop in the medieval city of Verona, home to the Romeo & Juliet balcony
  • Discover Venice on a guided tour
  • Cruise to Brindisi, Katakolon, Santorini, Athens, Corfu and Kotor
  • Experience the southern Italian gem of Brindisi, Puglia
  • Visit Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia
  • Admire the rugged cliffs and whitewashed villages of Santorini
  • Dock in Piraeus, the centuries-old port of Athens
  • Explore the elegant island of Corfu, home to medieval lanes and Venetian fortresses
  • Be amazed by Kotor on Montenegro’s stunning Adriatic Coast
  • Stroll among the colourful canals of Venice at leisure
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • 7 night MSC Cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘MSC Musica’ 4-star ship
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 28 meals including daily breakfast
  • Parking, check point fees and city taxes
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Venice water bus: Tronchetto Pier to St Mark’s Place
  • Return airport and cruise transfers
    All of the 18 Day Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 3 additional meals
  • Explore London on an half-day city tour
  • Enjoy a free day in the cosmopolitan city of London
  • 1-way train journey aboard the Eurostar from London - Paris
  • English speaking tour leader and guide (days 2-4)
  • Airport and rail 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 10th 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:
18 Day Standard Package:
- Inside Cabin: $2475
- Ocean View Cabin: $2650
- Balcony Cabin: $2900
 
21 Day Package with London Extension:
- Inside Cabin: $2900
- Ocean View Cabin: $3100
- Balcony Cabin: $3350
 
Departure Dates (2020)
18 Day Standard Package:
April: **11
May: 2, 23
*June: 6
*August: 22
September: 5
October: **3, 10
 
21 Day Package with London Extension:
April: **8, 29
May: 20
*June: 3
*August: 19
September: 2, **30
October: 7
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
Please note: dates/months with a ** incur a flight peak season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington: $100 per person


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Scandinavian Airlines, 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 Paris, France   [18 Day Package Only]
$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
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Arrive early in London, England   [21 Day Package Only]
$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
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stay behind in Venice, 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:
* 28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $550 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
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen for Dubai; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- A Doha Stopover may only be chosen in one direction
- Dubai stopover is not permitted on the 27th November - 30th November 2020
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now for $6299 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
18 Day Standard Package:
3 - 4 Star (self-rated)
- Paris: Hotel IIbis Porte de Montreuil or similar
- Dijon: Ibis Dijon Gare Hotel or similar
- Lucerne: Luzernhof Hotel or similar
- Milan: Devero Hotel and Spa or similar
- Venice Area: Quality Hotel Delfino, Mestre or similar
 
4 Star (self-rated)
- Cruise: MSC Cruises: MSC ‘Musica’ Ship
 
21 Day Package with London Extension:
3 - 4 Star (self-rated):
- London: Ibis London Earls Court or similar
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Extra Nights
- Paris, France (Pre Tour - 18 Day Package): $360 per room including breakfast
- London, England (Pre Tour - 21 Day Package): $490 per room including breakfast
- Venice, Italy (Post Tour): $165 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
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
On request, please contact our friendly reservations team if you are interested in this option.
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 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 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- 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).
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required in 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:
* Recommended land: €5 Euro per person/day payable on tour
* Recommended 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
- 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 – though 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:
28 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 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 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 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.