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  • Europe to Africa

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  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

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  • Budapest, Hungary

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  • Rhodes, Greece

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  • Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve

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  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Eilat, Israel

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna

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  • Port Victoria, Seychelles

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Venice, Italy

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  • Petra, Jordan - Optional MSC Shore Excursion at additional cost

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  • Leopard, South Africa

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  • Suez Canal, Egypt

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  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

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  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Heraklion, Crete

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  • St Mark's Square, Venice

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  • Hluhluwe Reserve Game Drive

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  • Europe to Africa

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  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Budapest, Hungary

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  • Rhodes, Greece

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  • Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve

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  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

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  • Eilat, Israel

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  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna

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  • Port Victoria, Seychelles

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  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

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  • Venice, Italy

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Petra, Jordan - Optional MSC Shore Excursion at additional cost

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Leopard, South Africa

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  • Suez Canal, Egypt

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • 'MSC Musica' Ship

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

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  • Heraklion, Crete

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  • St Mark's Square, Venice

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  • Hluhluwe Reserve Game Drive

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  • Mauritious

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40 Day Europe to South Africa

  • Visit 3 continents & 13 countries
  • Search for Giraffes, Elephants & more on safari
Includes Return International Flights

The beauty and diversity of three very different continents are yours to discover on this 40-day journey from Europe to South Africa. Journey from the elegant streets of Europe, to the unbelievable landscapes of the Middle East, to the breathtaking natural beauty of South Africa on this adventure of a lifetime.

Begin this amazing journey on a guided tour through historic Budapest in Hungary; admire the Baroque-style streetscapes of Vienna in Austria; uncover Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana - Europe’s ‘greenest city’, and stroll through the romantic streets of Venice in Italy. Then, embark upon your 26 night MSC Grand Voyage Cruise; enjoy the waterfront cafe’s and ancient alleyways of Split in Croatia; marvel at the deep-rooted history of Heraklion in Crete; relax in the azure waters on the pretty Grecian island of Rhodes, and transit through the iconic Suez Canal in Egypt. Continue to sail in style towards Port Victoria in Seychelles and Pointe des Galets on Reunion Island, and onwards to South Africa. Stay at 4-star Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve; search for leopards, giraffes, elephants and rhinos on up to six game drives with professional English speaking field rangers and trackers.

This generous package includes return international flights with either Qatar or Emirates, eight nights 4-star hotel accommodation, 3 nights in a 4-star safari lodge, 26 night Grand Voyage Cruise aboard the 4-star ‘MSC Musica’ and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Auckland or Christchurch for Budapest, Hungary! Fly with either Emirates or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar, Budapest
Meals included: None

Today enjoy a half day city tour of Budapest with a local guide. See the Palace of the Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica - the largest church in Budapest with relics of the first king of Hungary, Millennium Monument (entrances not included) and Heroes' Square, the largest open-air gallery with statues representing historical figures of Hungary. Walking through Városliget, you can admire the Castle of Vajdahunyad and its pond (entrance not included), the large Széchenyi Baths and the exhibition centre. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy this beautiful city at leisure.

Overnight: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar, Budapest
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and enjoy an orientation tour with your tour leader. The 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, Bratislava Castle (entrance not included) overlooks the old town and Danube River. This afternoon continue onto Vienna where you can explore the nightlife of this city at leisure.

Overnight: Mercure Westbanhof Hotel or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a half-day guided tour of the imperial city of Vienna. Begin with the “Ringstrasse”, an important road which follows the perimeter of the ancient city walls. Next you will see the Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Court Theatre, the 'University' and the “Hofburg’": the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. You will also see the Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer), the Spanish Riding School, the National Library and the Emperor's Tomb form part of the Hofburg (entrances not included). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this fabulous city on your own. Marvel the baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces, or explore Vienna's coffee-house culture and vibrant design scenes.

Overnight: Mercure Westbanhof Hotel or similar, Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital and one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Upon arrival enjoy time at leisure perhaps exploring the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the heart of the city lined with cafes.

Overnight: M Hotel Ljubljana or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free to discover Ljubljana at leisure. From the picturesque central open-air market to the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain there are plenty of sights to see.

Overnight: M Hotel Ljubljana or similar, Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the magical city of Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by water bus (ferry). Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at the Piazza San Marco to start a guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the hub of Venetian life. Around the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower (entrances not included). The church was built to house the body of St. Marc, transported from Alexandria in 828AD. The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and an icon of the city. Spend free time in the afternoon in this beautiful city before being transferred to the hotel for the evening.

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

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to embark on your exciting 26 night MSC Grand Voyage Cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Musica' ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

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

With its seafront cafés and ancient alleyways, shouting stallholders and travellers on the move, bustling, exuberant Split is one of Croatia’s and the Mediterranean’s most compelling cities, it’s easy to see this feeling when you step aground from your MSC cruise.

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

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

Crete’s capital Heraklion has superb fortifications, a fine market and atmospheric old alleys to visit when you alight from your MSC cruise. Virtually everything you’re likely to want to see lies within the north-eastern corner of the walled city. The massive Venetian walls, in places up to 15m thick, are the most obvious evidence of Heraklion’s history.

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

The island of Rhodes is just waiting for you when your MSC cruise takes you to the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its northernmost headland is straddled by Rhodes Town, by far the largest town on the island, in full view of Turkey less than 20km north.

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

The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. As you make your way through the canal, it feels as if the ship is sailing across the sand.

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

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

When you disembark from your MSC cruise in Aqaba, you can enjoy its idyllic, sunny setting on the shores of the Red Sea, at the country’s southernmost tip. Or you can take the opportunity to join an optional shore excursion to the nearby rose-coloured city of Petra (not included).

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

This city, rising at the edge of the Negev desert, has become over the last fifty years a first rate holiday destination for locals and tourists from all over the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you arrive to the Seychelles with an MSC cruise, you will dock in Victoria, the capital of this country composed of 115 islands dotting the Indian Ocean. As you will discover during your holiday, Victoria is located on Mahé, one of the archipelago’s largest, most important and busy islands.

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

Enjoy the day at leisure before setting sail this evening.

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

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

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

A holiday in Mauritius with an MSC cruise means disembarking at Port Louis. It’s the capital of this island nation off the coast of Madagascar, which together with its twin Réunion, represents a must-see stop.

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

Enjoy the day at leisure before setting sail this evening.

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

Jutting out of the ocean like a basaltic shield cloaked in green, Réunion is a scenically magical island that enjoys a truly astonishing diversity of landscapes. Expect awesome mountains, emerald forests, tumbling waterfalls, soul-stirring panoramas, energetic coastal cities and a sprinkling of white or black sand beaches.

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

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

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

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

This morning arrive into Durban, South Africa where you will be met and transferred to the 4 star Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge (approx. 3 hours). Upon arrival, you will enjoy your first game drive.

Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve & Safari Game Lodge provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa's most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St. Lucia and Sodwana Bay, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, the secretive leopard and cheetah and the shy Nyala antelope that are endemic to the region.

Relax in the comfort of your beautifully appointed room or bask by the poolside in the African sun, then perhaps top off the day with refreshing cocktails from the comfort of the lodge's balcony as a legendary African sunset unfolds. The lodge has a tennis court, a craft and curio centre, a games room, a bar and reading lounges to ensure that there's always something to do.

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early this morning head out on a game drive in a comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by a professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. On your return to the lodge, a full breakfast will be awaiting you.

During the midday heat, you can relax by the pool and enjoy a full buffet lunch. There are also optional activities and excursions available at an additional cost.

This afternoon you will head out on another game drive in pursuit of more wildlife and return to the lodge in time for dinner.

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy another early morning and late afternoon game drive. The rest of the day is yours to either relax or take advantage of some optional activities (not included).

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, enjoy a final morning game drive and breakfast before checking out. Afterwards transfer to Durban Airport (approx. 2.5 hours) for your return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 days

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 3 continents and 13 countries
  • Cruise the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  • Discover Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and Italy
  • Visit Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Ljubljana and Venice
  • Uncover the best of Budapest, Hungary on a guided tour
  • See Stephen’s Basilica, the Millennium Monument and more
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Budapest
  • Discover Bratislava, the buzzing capital of Slovakia
  • Admire the Baroque streetscapes of Vienna, Austria on a city tour
  • See the Opera House, the ‘Hofburg’ and more
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe’s greenest city
  • Stroll the romantic streets and canals of Venice on tour
  • See St Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge and more
  • Dock in the vibrant Croatian port city of Split, Croatia
  • Visit the colourful Greek port of Heraklion in Crete
  • Dock in the Greek Island of Rhodes, one of the finest medieval walled cities
  • Sail through the iconic Suez Canal in Egypt
  • Cruise to Aqaba, Jordan, gateway to the rose city of Petra
  • Witness the contrasts of picturesque Eilat, Israel
  • Soak up the sun on the picturesque beaches of the Seychelles
  • Witness the stunning beaches of Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Soak up the cultural harmony of La Possession, Reunion Island
  • Experience up to 6 safari game drives in South Africa with a qualified ranger
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards and more
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/CHC
  • Fly with award-winning Emirates or Qatar Airways
  • 26 night MSC Grand Voyage Cruise from Italy to South Africa
  • Sail aboard the incredible 4 star ‘MSC Musica’ ship
  • 8 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights at the 4 star Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
  • Enjoy 94 meals including all meals whilst cruising and whilst at the safari lodge
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles and open air 4x4 vehicles
  • Return water bus transfers in Venice from Tronchetto to St Mark’s
  • Return airport and cruise port transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on the 16th 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:
- Interior Cabin: $3250
- Ocean View Cabin: $3850
- Balcony Cabin: $4450
 
Departure Dates
16th October 2020
 
Departure Cities
Auckland or Christchurch



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates or Qatar Airways plus 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 Budapest, Hungary
$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 apply between the below date ranges:
* 20th September – 10th October 2020
 
Stay behind in Durban, South Africa
$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 apply between the below date ranges:
* 14th December 2019 - 20th January 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
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.
- Dubai stopover not permitted on and including the following dates 27th November - 1st December 2020 due to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $7199 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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Budapest: Achat Premium Budapest Hotel or similar

- Vienna: Mercure Westbanhof Hotel or similar

- Ljubljana: M Hotel Ljubljana or similar

- Mestre (Venice): Hotel Delfino or similar

- MSC Cruise Lines: ‘MSC Musica’ ship

- Hluhluwe: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 16 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
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 48 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).


- Visa fees and requirements (Please see the visa section below for more information)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
 Europe Land: Recommended at €5 per person/day
- Africa Land: Optional and at the customer’s discretion
- Cruise: Mandatory at $12.50 USD per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Optional extras purchased on board the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
- City Tax: Mestre, Venice: €3.10 per person per night (payable directly to the hotel at check-in)
- 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
Budapest, Hungary
October enjoys pleasant sunny days with some rain. If you travel toward the end of October, be sure to pack sweaters and jackets for dropping temperatures in the evenings.
 
Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes in Greece can still be lovely and warm in October but the temperature drops quickly after dark. Even though the long summer days are over, October enjoys an impressive eight hours of sunshine a day. The average temperature of the sea is 22°C, still an inviting enough temperature, so hitting the beach is still a perfectly viable option. The average high temperature for October generally peaks at 24°C and the minimum temperature tends to be around 17°C. The average daily temperature is a comfortable 21°C.
 
Aqaba, Jordan
October weather in this sprawling city has an average high temperature of 32.7°C. This is commonly experienced in the afternoon when the sun is high. The average low temperature is at 19.9°C, so expect to endure colder evenings during your stay.
 
Mauritius
October is one of the best times to visit Mauritius as it’s usually dry and very warm. With an average sea temperature of a positively warm 24°C, this is perfect for swimming and watersports! On average the temperature in October stays around 23°C.
 
Durban, South Africa
The average minimum temperature in Durban in November is 18.3°C and the average high is 25.2°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:
94 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, as some walking is required during the city tours in Europe. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land - Europe
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. 
 
Land - South Africa
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour and are optional at the customer’s discretion.

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 Cruise Lines 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 $12.50 USD 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 where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.


Europe (Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and Greece)
A tourist visa for Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and Greece is not a requirement if travelling for up to 90 days on a New Zealand passport.
 
Jordan
A tourist visa for Jordan is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand passport. The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival.
 
Israel
A tourist visa for Israel is not a requirement if travelling for up to 90 days on a New Zealand passport.
 
Seychelles
A tourist visa for Seychelles is issued upon arrival if travelling for up to 90 days on a New Zealand passport.
 
Mauritius
A tourist visa for Israel is not a requirement if travelling for up to 90 days on a New Zealand passport.
 
Reunion Islands
A tourist visa for Seychelles is issued upon arrival if travelling for up to 90 days on a New Zealand passport.
 
South Africa
A tourist visa is not required for South Africa when 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.


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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.