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
Piazza di Spagna, Rome
Valencia, Spain
Trevi Fountain, Rome
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: 18 Apr - 3 Oct 2024
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


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, 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

  • 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
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class)
  • 7 night MSC cruise through the Mediterranean
  • Sail aboard the 4-star 'MSC Seaside’ ship
  • Receive MSC's 'Fantastica' cabin experience for Ocean View and Balcony cabins
  • 10 nights of 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 30 meals including daily breakfast and all meals while cruising
  • Parking and check point fees
  • Audio earphones for hearing assistance
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (Day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (Day 11)
  • 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 (approx. 280 km day)

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour (approx. 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.

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 (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. 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 (approx. 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 (approx.140 km day)

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.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Montecatini- Assisi (approx. 220km day)

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.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Assisi - Pompeii - Amalfi Coast Area (approx. 400km day)

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.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Sorrento - Capri - Amalfi Coast Area (or Naples for 2023 dates)

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 (approx. 25min 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) or Naples (if travelling in 2023). Upon arrival be transferred to the hotel.

Please note: If your departure is in 2023, you will be staying in Naples at the Cristina Hotel or similar.

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Amalfi Coast Area (or Naples for 2023 dates) - Naples - Rome (approx. 227km day)

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).

Overnight: Hotel Dei Congressi or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

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

(Departs at 19:00)

Today take part in a locally guided tour of imperial Rome (approx. 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 Seaside’.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

(Arrive at 12:00 and depart 21:00)

A holiday to Italy is the perfect chance to visit the regional capital of Sicily. 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 Mediterranean cruise 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 Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

(Arrive at 11:30 and depart at 23:00)

Though primarily known for its party scene, Ibiza, a Mediterranean Cruises destination, aims to impress with its fortified old town, rich archaeological sites, and a brilliant array of beaches. Sail a few miles south, and another incredible Balearic jewel emerges from the sea: the island of Formentera. MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Ibiza’s Island

• Formentera Island and Beach

• Catamaran Tour

Ibiza, the island of entertainment, overflows with activities, sights, and seductively sandy beaches. On this MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll visit some of the island's most beautiful hotspots including the salt flats: 'Las Salinas'. Take in this series of beautiful lagoons before heading to the tranquil municipality of San José. There, you’ll view the 18th-century whitewashed church known for its decorative simplicity. Next, visit San Antonio, a buzzing town with a beautiful harbour. Enjoy a scenic tour of this popular village before taking in the gorgeous waterfront.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Valencia, Spain

(Arrive at 08:00 and depart at 15:00)

Formerly a Roman settlement, Valencia is a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain and a Mediterranean Cruises destination. 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 Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Marseille, France

(Arrive at 14:00 and depart at 20:00)

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 Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Genoa, Italy

(Arrive at 10:30 and depart at 18:00)

The port city of Genoa, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, 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.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Delight in an MSC Cruises excursion to picturesque Portofino, a famous fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Starting at Santa Margherita Ligure, you’ll take a short and leisurely boat cruise to Portfino’s shoreline where you’ll admire spectacular sea views and a glamorous yacht-filled harbour.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Seaside’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Civitavecchia, Rome

(Arrive at 08:30)

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. You must complete the Passenger Information Form 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 and 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 before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.


Qantas Tours packages are non-refundable. If your Qantas 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 Qantas Tour or 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.

We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.

Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials 

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd October 2024.


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: $1900

Ocean View Cabin: $2100

Balcony Cabin: $2400


Departure Dates


April: 18, 25

May: 9, 16, 23, *30

August: ^22

September: ^5

October: 3

Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



Please note: 

• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $390 per person.

• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $600 per person.


Departure Cities

Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland


Departure City Surcharges

*Brisbane and *Adelaide: $200 per person

*Auckland: $400 per person



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.  


Guaranteed Airline surcharge

• Cabin Class: Economy Class

• Qatar Airways: $300 per person

• Etihad Airways: $500 per person

• Emirates: $500 per person 

Please note: 

• Guaranteed 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 Qantas Tours 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


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 Qantas Tours 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 


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 


• 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.



MSC Seashore Ship (2023 dates)

The first of two enriched Seaside EVO Class ships. Building on the groundbreaking and pioneering design of the Seaside class of ship, aimed at bringing guests closer to the sea, MSC Seashore has been extended and enhanced with a variety of brand-new features, spaces and experiences for guests. 


MSC Seashore will also be equipped with cutting-edge technology becoming the first cruise ship in the world to feature a new air sanitation system, ‘Safe Air’, which uses UV-C lamp technology to eliminate viruses and bacteria to guarantee clean and safe air for guests and crew. 


Please note: docking times may vary for 2023 departures.


MSC Seaside Ship (2024 dates)

The MSC Seaside is a magnificent cruise ship that boasts a modern design and a wide range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for its guests. The ship has a gross tonnage of 153,516 tons and can accommodate up to 5,119 passengers and 1,413 crew members.

One of the most notable features of the MSC Seaside is its unique "beach condo" design, which offers a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The ship has a stunning multi-level atrium with panoramic views of the sea, as well as a wide range of open-air spaces, including the impressive Waterfront Promenade, which is an outdoor walkway that encircles the ship and provides access to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.

The MSC Seaside also features a variety of entertainment options, including a large theatre for live performances, a state-of-the-art cinema, and a casino. For those seeking relaxation, the ship has a luxurious spa and fitness centre, complete with a thermal area, sauna, and steam room.

Other notable amenities on board the MSC Seaside include a range of dining options, from casual buffets to specialty restaurants, a large aqua park with water slides, a rope course, and a zip line, multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, and a dedicated kids' area.

Overall, the MSC Seaside is a magnificent cruise ship that offers a perfect blend of modern design, luxurious amenities, and a wide range of entertainment options to ensure a memorable and enjoyable cruise experience.



The MSC Seashore or MSC Seaside ships offer a variety of cabins for guests to choose from, ranging in size and amenities. Here's a breakdown of the different cabin categories:

- Inside cabins:

These cabins are approximately 129-172 square feet and offer all the essential amenities for a comfortable stay, including two twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, a private bathroom with a shower, a flat-screen TV, a safe, and a hairdryer.


- Ocean View cabins:

Approximately 183-220 square feet, these cabins provide guests with stunning views of the sea through large windows or portholes. They offer similar amenities to the inside cabins, but with the added benefit of natural light and a view of the ocean.


- Balcony cabins:

These cabins are approximately 182-452 square feet and offer a private balcony where passengers can relax and enjoy the ocean views. In addition to the amenities of the inside and ocean view cabins, balcony cabins also come with outdoor furniture, such as chairs and a table.

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.


MSC Fantastic Experience:

The MSC Fantastica experience is a premium package offered by MSC Cruises, designed to provide guests with a high level of comfort, convenience, and flexibility. Enjoy this experience when booking a Oceanview or Balcony Cabin.

Here are some of the key features and benefits of the MSC Fantastica experience:

- Cabins:

MSC Fantastica guests have access to a range of cabin options, including spacious balcony cabins, comfortable inside cabins, and ocean view cabins with stunning views of the sea. The cabins are equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, such as air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a shower.

- Dining:

The MSC Fantastica package includes flexible dining options, with a choice of early or late seating for dinner, as well as open-seating for breakfast and lunch. Guests can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences on board, with a range of restaurants and bars offering different cuisines and atmospheres.

Wellness: The MSC Fantastica package includes access to the ship's fitness centre and wellness facilities, such as the spa, sauna, and Turkish bath. Guests can also participate in fitness classes, such as yoga and Pilates, and take advantage of personalized training sessions with experienced trainers.

- Entertainment:

MSC Cruises is known for its high-quality entertainment, and the MSC Fantastica package is no exception. Guests can enjoy a variety of shows, performances, and live music events on board, as well as participate in fun activities and games.

- Priority embarkation and disembarkation: 

MSC Fantastica guests have access to priority embarkation and disembarkation, allowing them to board and leave the ship quickly and efficiently.


Overall, the MSC Fantastica experience is designed to offer guests a premium and personalized cruise experience, with a range of amenities, dining options, and entertainment choices to suit every taste and preference.



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

• Naples: Cristina Hotel (2023 dates only)

• 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 Seashore' (2023 dates) or 'MSC Seaside’ ship (2024 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).



• 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

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: approx. €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 an approximate and subject to change.



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. 



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.



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:

At Qantas Tours 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.




• 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 Qantas Tours will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the Qantas Tours booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their Qantas Tours travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 




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 Qantas Tours 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.



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.



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:


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.



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.



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.



A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.


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 and 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 provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

Supplier Fees

In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour 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. 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 we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information

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.


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.