Taste of Italy & The Med
Cinque Terre
MSC Seaside
Tuscan Countryside
Colosseum, Rome
Assisi, Umbria Region
MSC Seaside
Positano, Amalfi Coast
Old Town, Naples
Island of Capri
Florence
Milan
Piazza di Spagna, Rome
Valencia, Spain
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Pompeii
Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily
Genoa, Italy
Ibiza, Spain
Marseille, France
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Taste of Italy & The Med

Operated by TripADeal
Italy, France & Spain
Visit Venice, Florence, Valencia, Marseille & more
Explore Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Ibiza & more
Dates: 24 Apr - 16 Oct 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
7-night 4-star MSC Mediterranean cruise
10 nights of hotel accommodation on tour
Enjoy 30 meals including all while cruising
Overview
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Overview

Extraordinary cities, sun-kissed vineyards, ancient monuments and some of the most delicious food ever invented; Italy isn’t just a fleeting holiday romance, it’s a lifelong love affair. Taking in the icons of Italy, from Milan and Venice to Amalfi and the ruins of Pompeii, together with the stunning ports of the magical Mediterranean, this 20-day journey will stir the senses and ignite your passions. Experience the beauty, history and romance of Italy as you make your way through the cities of Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome and beyond. Admire the colourful hillside villages of the Cinque Terre; see the Papal Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi; journey along the Amalfi Coast, a stretch often described as the most picturesque in all of Italy; take the ferry to the beautiful island of Capri; enjoy free time in Naples, a city in the shadow of mighty Mount Vesuvius; explore the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome on tour - and more! Then, climb aboard the MSC Seaside for a seven-night cruise through the glittering waters of the Mediterranean. Sail to the colourful port of Palermo, Sicily; fall in love with Ibiza’s exciting energy; soak up the glamour of gorgeous Valencia and more. With return international flights, 10 nights of hotel accommodation, 7-night MSC Mediterranean cruise, English-speaking tour leader and guide, 30 meals and more, this bucket list journey by land and sea is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience the beauty of Italy, France and Spain
  • Visit Milan, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Pompeii, Rome and more
  • Cruise to Palermo, Ibiza, Valencia, and Genoa
  • Explore Milan the fashion capital city on a guided tour
  • Wander through the romantic streets of Venice on a locally guided walking tour
  • Discover the best of Florence on a locally guided tour
  • Admire the stunning Cinque Terre coastline
  • Travel through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside
  • See the Papal Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi
  • Explore the amazing Pompeii archaeological site
  • Journey along the stunning Amalfi Coast
  • Explore the beautiful Sorrento on a walking tour
  • Take a ferry to the picturesque island of Capri
  • Enjoy free time in Naples, in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Visit the ‘eternal city’ of Rome on a half day tour
  • Dock in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital
  • Cruise to sun-kissed Ibiza the island of the entertainment
  • Dock in Marseille the exuberant port city of Marseille
  • Visit Valencia in Spain, one of the main Mediterranean ports
  • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class)
CRUISE
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the 4-star 'MSC Grandiosa' ship
ACCOMMODATION
  • 10 nights of 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy 30 meals including daily breakfast and all meals while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • Parking and check point fees
  • Audio earphones for hearing assistance
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Transfer airport to hotel (Day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (Day 11)
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Milan, Italy

Today depart for Milan, Italy.

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

Day 2 Welcome to Milan

Upon arrival in Milan, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Devero Hotel or similar, Milan or Bergamo Area

Meals included: None

Day 3 Milan City Tour - Venice

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour (approximately 3 hours). Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is rich in art, history and culture. The tour begins from Sforza Castle (entrance not included) before walking towards the Duomo (entrance not included). 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, the 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). In the afternoon you will travel to Venice. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

An approximately 280 kilometre day.

Overnight: Hotel 2 Torri Tempesta or similar, Venice Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Venice Tour

Today, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier in 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 (approximately 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. The church was built to house the body of St. Mark, 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 of the most beautiful bridges and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel 2 Torri Tempesta or similar, Venice Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Venice - Florence City Tour - Montecatini

After breakfast depart for Florence in the heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of this incredible city (approximately 3 hours). The tour will take you through some of the famous sights and attractions, 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. The most important religious monuments of Florence are here, linked by their geometric design and characterised by the typical white, green and pink marble coating.

You will see the Baptistery (entrance not included) with its octagonal shape and three bronze doors; the Cathedral (entrance not included), built in Florentine Gothic style; and Giotto’s Bell Tower, regarded as one of the most beautiful towers in Gothic architecture (entrance not included).

The tour will continue through Piazza Signoria to the Palazzo Vecchio (entrance not included), the town hall of Florence. Admire the impressive statues that surround the piazza, before continuing to the Straw Market where the tour will end.

Overnight: Hotel Tuscany Inn or similar, Montecatini, Florence Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Cinque Terre Day Tour - Montecatini

After breakfast depart to La Spezia to board a train to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Enjoy a full day to discover the beautiful villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Rio Maggiore and more. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this place, colourful houses and vineyards that cling to steep terraces, harbours that are filled with fishing boats and “trattorias” (typical restaurants) which turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto.

An approximately 140 kilometre day.

Overnight: Hotel Tuscany Inn or similar, Montecatini, Florence Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Montecatini- Assisi

After breakfast depart to Assisi. Along the way cross the River Tevere, and enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside before stopping to see St. Maria of the Angels Church. The basilica was constructed in the Mannerist style between 1569 and 1679 and encloses the 9th century little church. Continue to the hilltop town of Assisi to see the huge Basilica of Saint Francis. The Papal Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars.

An approximately 220 kilometre day.

Overnight: Relais San Clemente or similar, Assisi Area/Perugia

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Assisi - Pompeii - Amalfi Coast Area

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before continuing to Pompeii (entrance included). Explore this magnificent archaeological site, of the city that was buried from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It remains practically intact, as a testimony to the life of a commercial city of ancient Rome. Afterwards continue to the beautiful seaside Sorrento area, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

An approximately 400 kilometre day.

Overnight: Hotel Cava De Tirreni or similar, Amalfi Coast Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Sorrento - Capri - Amalfi Coast Area

This morning transfer to Sorrento, here you will enjoy a walking tour of this handsome cliff-top resort town, wedged on a ledge between the mountains and the Mediterranean. It’s as well-located for regional sightseeing as it is a pleasant place to stay and stroll.

Afterwards, head to Sorrento pier and depart by hydrofoil to Capri (approximately 25 minute ride), the dream island in Italy’s Bay of Naples. Famed for its rugged landscape, upscale hotels and shopping, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals.

Explore the narrow alleyways, browse in the exclusive boutiques and enjoy the wonderful sea views. In the afternoon, after a half day of island life, board the ferry to Sorrento (approximately 25 minutes). Upon arrival be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Cava De Tirreni or similar, Amalfi Coast Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Amalfi Coast Area - Naples - Rome

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to Naples, the vibrant city near Mount Vesuvius. Dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. Naples holds centuries of important art and architecture. Like the city’s cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro (entrance not included). Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle (entrance not included).

Later depart for Rome with a photo stop along the way at Posillipo which offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples. In the afternoon arrive into Rome, check into the hotel and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the capital city of Italy. Perhaps explore the many Roman Empire ancient ruins like the Forum and the Vatican City (not included).

An approximately 227 kilometre day.

Overnight: Hotel Dei Congressi or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Rome City Tour - Begin 7 Night MSC Mediterranean Cruise

Depart: 18:00

Today take part in a locally guided tour of imperial Rome (approximately 3 hours). See the Colosseum (entrance not included), in the same square, you can also admire the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus. Continue to the Roman Forum (entrance not included), the biggest archaeological area in the world - in the heart of Rome. Arriving at the top of Capitole Hill, today the seat of City Hall, you can admire the beautiful square designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti that houses the Palazzo Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo.

Afterwards, continue down Capitole Hill and arrive directly at Venice Square, where you will be astonished by the Vittoriano, the biggest European monument. Enjoy some free time before being transferred to Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal to embark on your wondrous 7-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the spectacular ‘MSC Grandiosa’.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Arrive: 10:00 - Depart: 18:00

A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port that can easily feel overwhelming if you try to do or see too much in one visit. The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 18:00

Ibiza, the island of entertainment, overflows with activities, sights, and seductively sandy beaches. Though primarily known for its party scene, Ibiza aims to impress with its fortified old town, rich archaeological sites, and brilliant array of beaches.

MSC Cruises excursions (not included) offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Ibiza’s Island
• Formentera Island and Beach
• Catamaran Tour

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Valencia, Spain

Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 19:00

Formerly a Roman settlement, Valencia is a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain Its marriage of modern and ancient architecture is a sight to behold – from the futuristic stylings of the City of Arts and Sciences to the 13th-century Valencia Cathedral. Walk around its avenues and squares and soak up the city’s spellbinding energy. For restful pursuits, take in the beauty of its protected natural wonders including Albufera National Park.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Marseille, France

Arrive: 14:00 - Depart: 20:00

On the spectacular coastline of the French Riviera lies Marseille. This atmospheric port city is known for its unique mix of grit and glamour, seen in its labyrinth of streets and historical architecture. Only a few miles from Marseille’s charismatic cafes and bustling Vieux Port, stunning cities are to be found. Visit Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Cézanne, or take in the ancient beauty of Avignon.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Genoa, Italy

Arrive: 08:00 - Depart: 17:00

The port city of Genoa is the gateway to Italy’s glamorous riviera. Wander down its winding medieval alleyways, take in historical Piazza Matteotti, and admire a magnificent cluster of 16th and 17th-century buildings. Genoa’s heritage as a naval power is evident in La Lanterna, a historical lighthouse built in 1543. Beyond the city, romantic towns can be found nestled along the coastline, including the gelati-coloured Portofino.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Grandiosa’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Civitavecchia, Rome

Arrive: 08:00

Enjoy your last breakfast on board before disembarking and making your own way to the hotel for one last night in this iconic city.

Overnight: Hotel Dei Congressi or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Civitavecchia, Rome - Australia (or New Zealand)

Enjoy your last breakfast before making your own way to the airport for your return flight home, after one trip of a lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 20 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive in Australia (or New Zealand) +1 day later.

Important Info

Booking information
 
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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY 
Covid-19 Booking Policy  
TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.  
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. It is strongly advised that you purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. If you are unable to travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19, the standard cancellation policy will apply. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable directly to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 16th October 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.  
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• Interior Cabin: $2,050
• Ocean View Cabin: $2,350
• Balcony Cabin: $2,550 
 
Departure Dates  
2025
April: 24
May: 8, 22
May 29* 
August: 28* 
September: 4^
October: 2, 9, 16
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges  
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $450 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $650 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane and *Adelaide: $200 per person
*Auckland: $400 per person
 
Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, All Nippon Airways, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and airline 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.  
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Qatar Airways: $300 per person
• Etihad Airways: $500 per person
• Emirates: $500 per person 
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Arrive Early Options
Milan, Italy: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• Arrivals prior to your selected departure date are only able to be booked up to one month prior upon check-out. Should you wish to arrive earlier, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone): 
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024 
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stay Behind Options
Rome, Italy: $300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind is only able to be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact TripADeal to request availability. *Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024

6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025

28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025

16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025

15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025

1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026 
 
Stopover Packages
Location: Dubai
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
 Location: Doha
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
Location: Abu Dhabi
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
Doha Grand Prix: 28 November 2024 - 02 December 2024
Doha MotoGP: November 2024 (exact dates are yet to be confirmed)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (for Dubai): 04 December - 10 December 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Business Class (international sector only): For pricing, please refer to the payment cart upon checkout.
Please note
• All Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Cruise

MSC Grandiosa Ship (2025 dates)
Is a magnificent cruise ship that offers an unforgettable experience for travellers seeking luxury and adventure on the high seas.
Dining: 
Dining options abound on the MSC Grandiosa, with a wide array of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious cuisine from around the world. From gourmet Italian fare to fresh seafood and international buffets, there's something to satisfy every palate.
Entertainment:
The ship features a state-of-the-art theatre where guests can enjoy Broadway-style shows, live music, and comedy acts. There's also a casino for those feeling lucky, as well as bars and lounges where guests can relax with a cocktail and enjoy stunning ocean views.
Activities:
From swimming pools and water slides to a sports complex with basketball courts and a jogging track, there's no shortage of things to do. Guests can also indulge in spa treatments, fitness classes, and shopping at the onboard boutiques.
Family-Friendly:
The ship features a dedicated kids' club with supervised activities for children of all ages, as well as a teen lounge.
 
Cabins 
The MSC Grandiosa offers a range of beautifully appointed cabins to suit every traveler's needs and preferences. From cozy interior staterooms to spacious suites with private balconies, each cabin is designed with comfort and style in mind.
 
Inside Cabins:
Interior cabins on the MSC Grandiosa provide a comfortable retreat for guests looking for a cozy space to unwind after a day of exploration. These cabins typically range in size from approximately 129 to 172 square feet, offering ample space for rest and relaxation.
 
Ocean View Cabins:
Ocean view cabins feature large windows or portholes that offer stunning views of the sea and the destinations you'll visit. These cabins are slightly larger than interior cabins, typically ranging from approximately 140 to 226 square feet, providing plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the scenery.
 
Balcony Cabins:
For guests seeking a little extra luxury, balcony cabins on the MSC Grandiosa offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience. These cabins feature private balconies where guests can enjoy breathtaking views and fresh sea air. Balcony cabins are typically larger than interior and ocean view cabins, ranging from approximately 183 to 366 square feet, including both indoor and outdoor space.

Each cabin category is designed to provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay, with all the necessary amenities to make them feel at home on the ship.
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
3 & 4-Star (self-rated)
• Milan or Bergamo Area: Devero Hotel
• Venice Area: Hotel 2 Torri Tempesta
• Montecatini, Florence Area: Hotel Tuscany Inn
• Assisi area/Perugia: Relais San Clemente
• Amalfi Coast Area: Hotel Cava De Tirreni
• Rome: Hotel dei Congressi
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
4-Star (self-rated)
Cruise: 'MSC Grandiosa' ship (2025 dates)
 
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining/Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.
 
General information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 36 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
• 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).
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Transfer cruise port to airport (Day 18)
• City taxes
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance 
• Venice City Centre Entrance Fee
Other important information

City Taxes  
Payable directly to the hotel at check-in. 
•  Milan Area: €5 per person, per night 
•  Assisi Area: €2 per person, per night 
•  Venice Area: €3.10 per person, per night 
•  Florence/Montecatini: €1.40 per person, per night 
•  Amalfi Coast Area: Approximately €2.50 per person, per night 
•  Naples: approx. €4 per person, per night 
•  Rome: approx. €6.00 per person, per night 
•  Capri Island: Disembarking Port Tax: €2.50 per person
Please note: All pricing is approximate and subject to change. 
 
Venice Historical Centre Entrance Fee
From the 25th of April 2024, the city of Venice will be imposing an entrance fee to manage the influx of tourists. Visitors will be required to pay €5 per person to enter the city centre between the hours of 08:30 to 16:00. This fee will need to be paid via an online portal: https://cda.ve.it/en/ which will generate a QR code to be checked at checkpoints before entering Venice City Centre.
Please note: More information will be provided while on tour.
 
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 & the West Mediterranean:
Italy is largely characterised by a typical Mediterranean climate made up of warm springs and hot and dry summers, the climate here is very pleasant. Along the coast of Southern Italy in July and August the average temperature is above 25°C. April to June and September to October are the best months to travel through southern Italy. You can expect temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day.
In the northern areas in October the average daily temperature is 14.5°C but temperatures can still reach highs of 19°C which can feel quite pleasant. Temperatures are starting to drop low during this month though, especially at night. The average minimum temperature in October is 10°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 the departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included on 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 and 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 the entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: (International)
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.
 
Visas

A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
Important:
Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. 
Some countries and airlines may also require you to obtain an additional visa prior to arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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 that 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.
Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 • Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice