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  • 2 For 1 Italy and the Med

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  • The Rome skyline

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  • Milan Cathedral

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  • The view towards Ponte Vecchio in Florence

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  • Marseille

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  • Historic Valletta

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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  • Colosseum in Rome

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  • Florence Duomo

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  • Parc Guell in Barcelona

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  • Valletta Harbour

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • 2 For 1 Italy and the Med

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • The Rome skyline

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Milan Cathedral

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  • The view towards Ponte Vecchio in Florence

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  • Marseille

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  • Historic Valletta

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • MSC Virtuosa

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  • Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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  • Colosseum in Rome

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  • Florence Duomo

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  • Valletta Harbour

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17 Day 2 for 1 Italy & The Med

  • Discover Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome on tour
  • Cruise to Marseille, Valletta, Barcelona & more
Includes Return International Flights

Be awestruck by the natural beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity of Italy and the Mediterranean on this 17 day tour and cruise package for two. What better way to explore this stunning part of the world than with a friend?

Discover the iconic sights of ancient Rome, fall in love with the romance and history of Venice, wander the fashionable streets of Milan and gaze in awe at the imposing Duomo of Florence. After the tour, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ever-changing views of the Mediterranean aboard the brand new 4.5-star 'MSC Virtuosa'. Cruise to colourful ports including Palermo in Italy, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, Marseille in France and Genoa in Rome.

With return international flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, seven night MSC cruise, 27 meals, English-speaking tour guides and much more, this two-for-one Mediterranean discovery tour is an opportunity simply too good to miss!

About MSC Virtuosa:
Building on the success of the Meraviglia Class, she offers plenty of public space, elegant design and incredible viewing platforms, along with a series of other exciting innovations. Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in incredible venues and tantalizing menus at the 11 on board restaurants. The MSC Virtuosa boasts a super-amusement park, sports centre, F1 simulator and a host of other unique entertainment experiences.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for Rome, Italy. Fly with full-service airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair or Cathay Pacific, 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, you will be met by your English-speaking tour leader and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Black Hotel Roma or similar, Rome
Meals included: None

After breakfast, be met by your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of Rome - the Eternal City (approx. 3 hours). The tour begins at the Trevi Fountain, which has become an iconic spot thanks to the movie ‘La Dolce Vita’, directed by Federico Fellini. The tour will take you to the streets of the old town, visiting famous sites such as the Pantheon; the Palazzo Madama, which houses the Senate of the Italian Republic (entrance not included); and Navona Square, which was built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus. Once the tour finishes you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. If you have your sights set on visiting the famous Colosseum or Vatican Museum during your free time, we strongly advise pre-purchasing tickets to avoid excessive queue times.

Optional Activity: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour: $195 for 2 people.
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Dinner at a traditional Trastevere restaurant: $140 for 2 people.
4 Courses - Drinks not included

Overnight: Black Hotel Roma or similar, Rome
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will continue your Italian journey to Venice. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic landscapes as you venture over mainland Italy. Upon arrival, be checked into the hotel and take the remainder of the day at leisure.

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

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier where you will board a water bus to the city centre. Take the time to admire the beautiful buildings and architecture as you cruise the stunning waters of Venice. Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) and begin your guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, regarded as one of the most intricate and beautiful town squares in the world - the hub of Venetian life. Surrounding the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The church (St Mark’s Basilica) was built to house the body of St. Marc which was transported from Alexandria in 828AD. Inside the basilica, you can admire over 8,000 square meters of glittering Byzantine Mosaics. The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge in the Grand Canal and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour, you may enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

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

After breakfast, depart for Milan. Upon arrival enjoy a guided city tour (approx. 3 hours). Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city rich in art, history and culture. The tour begins from Sforza Castle (entrance not included) before walking towards the Duomo.

On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti. Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan, and the Duomo - where German influences are softened by the finesse of Italian artists - is one of its most significant Gothic style monuments. From the Piazza Duomo, your tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to one of the most famous theatres in the world; La Scala (entrance not included).

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

After breakfast, depart for Florence, home of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, be checked into your hotel and take this afternoon at leisure. You might like to take in some of Florence’s beautiful highlights such as the Piazzale Michelangelo, the medieval Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo or the Campanile Tower.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of this incredible city (approx. 3 hours). The tour will take you through some of the famous sights and attractions of Florence, including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Piazza del Duomo, together with Piazza San Giovanni, represent the heart of the city (entrances not included). The most important religious monuments of Florence are situated here, linked by their geometric design and characterised by the typical white, green and pink marble coating. You will see the Baptistery with its octagonal shape and three bronze doors; the Cathedral, built in Florentine Gothic style; and Giotto’s Bell Tower, regarded as one of the most beautiful towers in Gothic architecture (entrances not included).

The tour will continue through Piazza Signoria to the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence (entrance not included). Admire the impressive statues that surround the piazza, before continuing to the Straw Market where the tour will conclude. Enjoy time at leisure for the rest of the day or alternatively take some of the optional tours available.

Optional Activity: Uffizi Gallery: $195 for 2 people
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Optional Activity: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $155 for 2 people
Includes entrance fees, guided tour and earphones.

Please note: Only one of the (Uffizi Gallery) or (Academy of Florence) optional tours may be chosen today as they occur at the same time.

Optional Activity: Farewell Dinner at Traditional Florentine Restaurant: $130 for 2 People
4 Courses - Drinks not included.

Overnight: The Gate Hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be transferred to the cruise terminal in Civitavecchia to embark on your exciting 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the brand new ‘MSC Virtuosa’. The cruise departs at 6:00pm this evening.

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

Dock for the day in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital. A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo holds an unrivalled display of Norman art, architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. At the crossroads of civilisations for millennia, Palermo delivers a heady, heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas.

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

The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, is one of the must-see stops for every Mediterranean cruise of merit. You can admire this port, constructed in the second half of the 16th century by the Frenchman Jean de la Valette and moulded by the religious and military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, from your ship even before disembarking.

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

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

Capital of the Catalonia region - Barcelona pulsates with life. There’s no other city in the country that compares to its style, energy, and good looks. The city centre will allow you to discover its world-class art galleries and museums, as well as its countless designer restaurants, bars, and shops. The extraordinary ‘Antoni Gaudí’ designed La Sagrada Família, a church which has been under construction since 1882, and the famous Ramblas boulevard, are just two essential sights of many worth taking in.

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

Enjoy a stop in the beautiful southern French city of Marseille. When you alight from the ship, discover the Vieux Port, where glistening fresh fish are sold straight off the boats on Quai des Belges (Belgian Quay). The many amazing French cafés are wonderful spots to observe city life.

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

A marvellously eclectic, vibrant and a rough-edged style city. Famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a bustling seaport. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the city’s Renaissance heritage, which is preserved in splendid palaces overlooking the harbour. You might like to seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi, which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the days of old when Genoa’s ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean (optional shore excursion).

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

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking. Today at the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your return flight back home to New Zealand.

Please note: If the flight home is a night time departure. Luggage can be stored at Rome airport or city centre for approx €6 per bag.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the best of Italy, Spain, France and Malta
  • Tour the grand cities of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Delve into Rome’s rich history and culture on a guided tour
  • See the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Palazzo Madama and more in Rome
  • Venture across spectacular mainland Italy
  • Wander through the romantic streets of Venice on a locally guided walking tour
  • Witness Piazza San Marco, The Rialto Bridge and more in Venice
  • Discover Italy’s finest fashion and design on a guided tour of Milan
  • Tour the grand Renaissance city of Florence
  • See the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo in Florence
  • Dock in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital
  • Discover the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
  • Gaze across the azure waters of Valletta, Malta’s capital
  • Dock in Barcelona, home to iconic La Sagrada Familia
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the brand new 4.5 star 'MSC Virtuosa' ship
  • Receive MSC’s ‘Fantastica’ cabin experience for Ocean View and Balcony Cabins
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 27 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Parking and toll fees
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Guide earphones (Guided Tours Only)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Travel by water bus to Venice’s city centre
  • Day 2: Rome Airport to Rome Hotel
  • Day 9: Florence Hotel to Rome Port

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 29th November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share.
 
Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travelers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
November: 1, 8, 15, 22, *29
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 for two people.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington: $300 for two people


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Brunei, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus codeshare partners (subject to availability)
 
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in Rome, Italy
$440 for two people, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
20 June 2020 - 19 July 2020
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stay behind in Rome, Italy
$440 for two people, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
17 September 2020 - 11 October 2020
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $1100 for two people/one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour 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.
- Blackout dates:
27 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $11,398 for two people
Please note: 
- Please contract TripADeal to obtain a quote
*Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.


Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Fantastica Cabin Experience [Ocean View & Balcony Cabins Only]
- Un-restricted views
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with priority in choice of dinner sitting. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with over 13 different areas, open 20 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.


Accommodation Used
4 Star (self-rated):
- Rome: Black Hotel Roma or similar
- Venice: Delfino Hotel or similar, Mestre
- Milan Area: Devero Hotel and SPA or similar, Cavenago Brianza
- Florence: The Gate hotel or similar, Sesto Fiorentino
 
4.5 Star (self-rated):
Cruise: 'MSC Virtuosa’ 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
- Rome (Pre Tour): $140 per room, including breakfast
- Rome (Post Tour): $140 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
2 People.
 
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
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 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Dinner at a traditional Trastevere restaurant: $140 for 2 people
Day 3: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour: $195 for 2 people 
Day 8: Uffizi Gallery: $180 for 2 people
Day 8: Gallery of the Academy of Florence: $155 for 2 people
Please note:
- Due to time restrictions, you may only pick one of the (Uffizi Gallery) or (Academy of Florence) optional tours as they occur at the same time.
- The above optional tours will occur during your free time. The itinerary day may change due to scheduling and time restrictions.
- Prices are based for two people, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 
Day 8: Land tour farewell dinner at a traditional Florentine restaurant: $140 for 2 people
Please note:
- prices are based for two people, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tour listed above must be purchased over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Europe 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 per person, per day, payable on tour
* Recommended cruise: €10 per person, per day, payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- City Tax (Payable directly to the hotel at check-in): 
Milan €2.50 per person, per night
Mestre, Venice: €3.10 per person, per night
Florence €4.00 per person, per night
Rome €6.00 per person, per night
- Transfer: Day 16 Rome Cruise Port to Rome Airport 
- 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
Italy - November:
We recommend dressing in layers as there can be significant changes in temperature throughout the day. Wear good walking shoes, jeans or heavy cotton pants, a light cotton shirt plus a sweater/jacket and to fit in with the local Italians, a scarf. Expect temperatures ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C.
 
The Mediterranean Sea - November:
The temperate Mediterranean Sea can be quite inviting during this month at an average of 17 °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:
27 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 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.