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Visit Six European Countries in 18 days with Mediterranean Cruise & International Flights

Visit six European countries in 18 days on the adventure of a lifetime around Europe. Start with a 10-day tour of beautiful Croatia and Slovenia before boarding a premium liner for a seven-day cruise taking you to Italy, Malta, Spain and France. This incredible package includes return international flights from Australia, accommodation in premium hotels, all the meals and entertainment aboard the ship, return flights from Venice to Rome, sightseeing, private transfers and much more.

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18 Days
INSIDE CABIN
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights in an Inside Cabin aboard The MSC Meraviglia, with all meals and entertainment included
  • Return international flights from your choice of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Sydney, with airlines including Emirates and Qatar Airways
  • Return domestic flights from Venice to Rome
  • Nine nights in premium hotels in prime positions in Croatia and Slovenia, including two nights in Opatija, one night in Split, three nights in Dubrovnik, one night in Vodice, two nights in Bled
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18 Days
OCEANVIEW CABIN
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights in a Oceanview Cabin aboard The MSC Meraviglia, with all meals and entertainment included
  • Return international flights from your choice of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Sydney, with airlines including Emirates and Qatar Airways
  • Return domestic flights from Venice to Rome
  • Nine nights in premium hotels in prime positions in Croatia and Slovenia, including two nights in Opatija, one night in Split, three nights in Dubrovnik, one night in Vodice, two nights in Bled
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18 Days
BALCONY CABIN
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Seven nights in a Balcony Cabin aboard The MSC Meraviglia, with all meals and entertainment included
  • Return international flights from your choice of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Sydney, with airlines including Emirates and Qatar Airways
  • Return domestic flights from Venice to Rome
  • Nine nights in premium hotels in prime positions in Croatia and Slovenia, including two nights in Opatija, one night in Split, three nights in Dubrovnik, one night in Vodice, two nights in Bled

Set off on an epic** European adventure** with this unforgettable tour and cruise, taking you to the hottest destinations in the continent including Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Malta, Spain and France in 18 days. **Enjoy a 10-day tour of breathtaking Croatia and Slovenia, stopping in all the most picturesque cities of these two countries, including the *UNESCO World Site heritage of Dubrovnik. *Then set sail on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea with a **7-day cruise of southern Europe,** travelling from **Italy to France passing through Malta and Spain.

What you'll love

The Tour – Visit Slovenia's and Croatia's best sights and cities

The cobbled streets of Dubrovnik and Split - together with Croatia's extraordinary island-speckled coastline will welcome you to Europe. Your adventure starts in** Opatija, a beautiful **coastal gem located on the Adriatic Coast that was once the most chic seaside resort for the Austro-Hungarian nobility. Take a walk along the famous** Lungo Mare** (the city's seafront promenade) with its impressive villas and backdrop of lush forested hills.

Enjoy a scenic drive along the dramatic Adriatic Coast to Zadar, with its historic Old Town and Roman and Venetian ruins. See the beautiful** Zadar Cathedral**, the 9th century Church of Saint Donatus and more on a private city tour.

Discover the unique city of Split, located on the Dalmatian Coast – one of the country's four historical regions. With the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, Roman-era Diocletian’s Palace at its heart, Croatia’s second-largest city boasts** incredible history married with a beautiful coastal setting and a lively atmosphere**.

Explore the bewitching city of Dubrovnik, famous all over the world for its medieval ramparts standing proud over the water of the Adriatic sea. Uncover the hidden treasures behind the historic** 16th-century city walls, explore the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’** with a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, walk the white limestone streets, and admire the majesty of this city.

Be amazed when you walk through the magical Krka National Park, Coratia's most famous natural park - a sight of unparalleled natural beauty known for its numerous waterfalls and stunning lakes.

Soak up the scenery through wooded mountains and lush vegetation on your way to Zagreb, Croatia's capital city, and discover the beautiful Old Town, brimming with restaurants, café, shops and rich in history.

Enter the neighboring country of Slovenia visiting the exquisite Slovenian resort town of Bled, with its emerald-green lake and** 11th-century clifftop castle**, that wouldn’t look out of place on the pages of a fairytale book.

On the last day of the tour, take in the sights of the pleasantly leafy capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, on a sightseeing tour with your fellow travellers. See the vibrant open-air market, the** impressive Town Hall, the Robba Fountain and the **Parliament building.

The Cruise - Board the incredible MSC MERAVIGLIA and sail the Mediterranean

Your Mediterranean journey begins on the outskirts of Rome, in** Civitavecchia, where you will board the MSC Meraviglia**, your home for the next seven days.

During this seven-day cruise, you will visit some of the hottest destinations in Europe, starting from the island of Sicily and its largest city, Palermo. See what the hype is all about when you land in Valletta, Malta's tiny and scenic capital city. Discover the lively and sunny Barcelona, Spain's enchanting seaside city with immeasurable culture. Sip 'aperitifs' by the seaside in the maritime city of Marseille, one of Provence's gems. Walk the twisting maze of narrow caruggi (streets) in Italy's largest sea port, Genoa.

After spending a good slice of your days exploring European cities, relax in your comfortable Interior Cabin (16 sqm), featuring a double or twin single beds, a bathroom with a shower, an interactive TV, a spacious wardrobe, a** mini-bar** and air-conditioning.

Admire spectacular views of the blue sea when you upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin (up to 22 sqm) or a *Balcony Cabin *(up to 22sqm).

Your package includes:

  • Return international flights from your choice of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Sydney, with airlines including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad and more
  • Nine nights in premium hotels in prime positions in Croatia and Slovenia, including two nights in Opatija, one night in Split, three nights in Dubrovnik, one night in Vodice, two nights in Bled
  • Seven nights in an inside cabin aboard The MSC Meraviglia, offering a memorable onboard experience with all three-course meals and entertainment included
  • Meals across the duration of the tour as noted in the itinerary, including 16 breakfasts, seven lunches and eleven dinners
  • Transportation in private vehicles
  • An English-speaking local tour guide with expert knowledge of all the sites
  • English-speaking tour manager and local guides in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb
  • *Entrance fees for destinations *noted in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver. Gratuities are not included for the cruise.

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

8, 15, 22, 29 November 2018

7, 14, 21, 28 February 2019

7, 14, 21 March 2019

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 10 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$2000 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

The minimum capacity on the tour is two people, and the maximum capacity is 40 people.

Return international flights in economy class are included in your package. Departures are available from Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Flights are provided by Alitalia, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airlines and Qatar Airways. Flights are provided at the tour company’s discretion and requests for specific flights cannot be guaranteed. Flight time will not exceed 29 hours.

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel.

Bedding configuration is double or twin single upon request.

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child aged from 10 to 16 years on a rollaway bed. Please note guests aged above 16 years must have their own room, in which case the Single Traveller Surcharge applies.

Connecting rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Onboard the ship, all meals are served in the ship's main restaurant. Breakfast is served from 7am to 9am, lunch is served from midday to 3pm, early dinner is at 7pm and late dinner is at 9:15pm. Reservations are required. Please note food is included but drinks are chargeable. Onboard beverage packs are available to purchase from US$51, payable directly to the tour company.

On the ship on formal evenings, formal attire is required in the restaurant, which includes suit and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.

Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended at your own discretion.

Please note transfer from Rome cruise port to Rome airport is not included in the package.

If you would like to arrive at the destination earlier than the scheduled tour start date, or leave later than the scheduled tour end date, a fee of $150 applies in each instance, payable directly to the tour company.

Additional tours are available, priced per person as follows, payable directly to the tour company:

Full day Istrian Peninsula tour AU$95 (day 3)

Full day Montenegro tour AU$96 (day 7)

Tour of Radovljica with dinner AU$80 (day 9)

Please contact the tour company directly upon booking for further details.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this accommodation package.

Strictly no refunds for this accommodation package for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour company’s discretion and the tour company’s cancellation and change of date policy applies.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour company’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

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