Cruise Escorted Tour Europe Croatia Tour & Mediterranean Cruise

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Price
$2999 per person
Duration
18 days
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MSC BONUS AVAILABLE Tour Croatia & MSC Mediterranean Cruise Special

Spend an incredible 9 nights touring Croatia and Slovenia, then head to Italy to board MSC Grandiosa for a stunning 7-night cruise through Malta, Spain and France. It's a wonderful way to tick off so many must-see sights in Europe and also discover some hidden wonders. Plus, book early to add a MSC drinks package for only $350 per person!
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What a perfect way to explore Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Malta, Spain and France in just under two weeks. Combine a top coach tour with amazing MSC Mediterranean cruise and you have the ideal European adventure, but without the worry of having to put it all together yourself. Plus, get in the quickly and you can save with Early Bird Deals!

What's included

Destination
Croatia , Europe , France , Italy , Malta , Sicily , Slovenia , Spain Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Opatija, Croatia
Return Location
Civitavecchia, Italy
Tour Start Date & Time
February 3, 2023 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: CRGMED18M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Professionally guided local tours
  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Complementaries
MSC Cruises Take 3 for the Sea: Pay an extra $350 to get drinks package, WiFi & $50 onboard credit
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for the rates for solo travellers. Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour & cruise. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us about a quote Optional Tours: You can add sightseeing options during free time, contact us for details.

Tour & Cruise overview

This European adventure starts in the historic seaside town of Opatija to embark on a 9-night escorted tour. Discover Split’s spectacularly preserved Roman palace, walk along Dubrovnik’s historic city walls and drink in the beauty of Krka National Park with its famous Skradinski Buk Falls. Explore Zagreb, flourishing Ljubljana and the beautiful resort city of Bled, before it’s time to travel by train from Venice to the port city of Civitavecchia for the next exciting leg of this journey – a stunning MSC cruise.

MSC is renowned for their magnificent Mediterranean cruises and with this voyage you’ll have the thrill of boarding one of their newer ships, MSC Grandiosa. Launched in 2019, this grand vessel is equipped with the latest environmental technology to increase energy efficiency and make cruising more environmentally sound. That doesn’t mean they’ve scrimped on creature comforts. Staterooms and public spaces have been reimagined to exceed expectations and the cutting-edge technology has flowed over to enhance onboard experiences.
 
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Early Bird Special

Book on one of the following departures by 8 June 2022 to save up to $1300 per person!

Departs from Opatija:
2023 – 3, 10, 17, 24 February and 3, 10, 17, 21 March

Prices:
Inside Cabin – from $2999 per person
Oceanview Cabin – from $3299 per person
Balcony Cabin – from $3799 per person
Suite Cabin – from $4299 per person

Bonus:
MSC Cruises Take 3 For The Sea Promotion – for an extra $350 per person get a drinks package, free WiFi and $50 onboard credit.

Please note: Prices are per person, based on twin share. Prices are valid until 8 June 2022 and subject to availability. Rates can change without notice and current prices will be advised at time of booking. Please contact us for solo traveller rates and for travel at other times of the year.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation
    • 9 nights in first class hotels on tour
    • 1 night pre-cruise in a Civitavecchia hotel
    • 7 nights aboard MSC Grandiosa in a selection of cabins
  • Meals
    • 16 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Escorted tour (days 1-10)
    • Services of your English-speaking tour manager
    • Services of local guides in Split, Dubrovnik & Zagreb
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary in modern air-conditioned coach
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Hotel taxes, fees, service charges & porterage
  • Train
    • One-way economy seat train from Venice to Civitavecchia
  • Cruise (days 11-18)
    • MSC Mediterranean Cruise, round trip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
    • Choice of cabin aboard MSC Grandiosa
    • All included dining & non-chargeable entertainment on board

Special features

  • Explore seaside Opatija, with its rich history and picturesque surroundings
  • In Zadar, one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic, view the 16th century Venetian defensive walls
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Split and marvel at the impressive Diocletian’s Palace, a precious example of Roman architecture
  • Tour magnificent Dubrovnik, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit Franciscan monastery with world’s third oldest functioning pharmacy
  • Experience a traditional Dalmatian welcome ceremony and savour local delicacies at a family-run Ethno Village
  • Relax in the green oasis of Krka National Park, while admiring the travertine Karst waterfalls
  • See the Upper and Lower Towns in the two-tiered Croatian capital city of Zagreb
  • Visit Bled Castle, a beautiful medieval fortress, perched atop a steep cliff above the picturesque lake
  • Experience cruising aboard one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea
  • MSC has developed an energy-efficient role model for modern cruising
  • Discover the colourful history and natural wonders of Sicily, Malta, Italy, Spain and France

 

Split, Croatia
The stunning city of Split is just one of the many highlights that await you in Croatia.

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DAY 1

Join tour in Opatija

DAY 2

Full day in Opatija

DAY 3

Zadar City Tour en Route to Split

DAY 4

Explore Split, Travel to Dubrovnik

DAY 5

Dubrovnik City Tour

DAY 6

Dubrovnik: Free Day

DAY 7

Pakovo Selo, Krka National Park, Vodice

DAY 8

Travel to Zagreb, and Arrive in Bled

DAY 9

Resort City of Bled

DAY 10

Bled to Venice, Train to Civitavecchia

DAY 11

Mediterranean Cruise Departs

DAY 12

Cruise to Palermo, Sicily

DAY 13

Cruise to Valetta, Malta

DAY 14

At Sea

DAY 15

Cruise to Barcelona, Spain

DAY 16

Cruise to Marseille, France

DAY 17

Cruise to Genoa, Italy

DAY 18

Cruise to Civitavecchia & Disembark in Italy

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France is one of the oldest nations on earth, the largest in the EU and also the most popular with tourists. People flock to its iconic sites, medieval cities, alpine mountains and Mediterranean beaches. It's a must to visit the amazing art galleries and museums of Paris, but make sure you allow time for people watching in a chic cafe. Visit the French Riviera to see how the rich and famous live, or take the world's highest cable car to get a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc. Try some of the 1600 varieties of cheese produced in France, but don't turn the accompanying baguette upside down, the French believe that brings bad luck!

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What's not to love about Italy! From its ancient monuments and treasure-laden museums, to iconic cities, stunning coastal villages and magnificent mountain ranges. And of course the cuisine! You could literally eat your way from Rome to Florence and Venice. Gelato ice cream was invented in Italy and there are over 200 shapes for Italian pasta. Pizza was first created in Napoli in 1860 and yes, calzone is simply folded up pizza!

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Spain occupies about 85% of Europe's Iberian Peninsula. The vibrant country boasts varied and dramatic highlights. From spectacular alpine ranges and gorgeous beaches, to medieval castles, impressive galleries, historic sites and charming towns - there's so much to explore and experience in Spain!The second-largest country in Europe has around 3000 documented beaches, many of which remain untouched. Marvel at Spain's unique blend of Gothic and Islamic architecture and witness the way all forms of art are embraced by the locals. Also a big tip for visitors, don't expect to do much between 1pm and 5pm. This is when much of the country takes a nap, or its famous 'siesta' time, so that they can enjoy dining on tapas and bar hopping until the early hours.
What a perfect way to explore Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Malta, Spain and France in just under two weeks. Combine a top coach tour with amazing MSC Mediterranean cruise and you have the ideal European adventure, but without the worry of having to put it all together yourself. Plus, get in the quickly and you can save with Early Bird Deals!

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Start with an escorted group tour covers the essential highlights of Croatia and Slovenia. Enjoy comfortable hotels, daily breakfast, coach transport, sightseeing and services of licensed tour guides. Then board MSC Grandiosa in Rome for a spectacular cruise of the Mediterranean.

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Tour departures

This escorted tour and cruise package departs on select dates from Opatija, Croatia:

2023 – 3, 10, 17, 24 February and 3, 10, 17, 21 March

Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers are required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.

Please Note: If you cannot provide the tour team with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one.

Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour & Cruise
In line with precautions from various government authorities, such as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), social distancing and face masks may be necessary on trains, coach tours and while cruising.

Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach, train and cruise, as well as during city tours, visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travellers in your group and the travel crew. This extends to the use of face masks on board and where necessary when visiting different destinations.

These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. We will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region. Check with your home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.

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The early bird deal is valid until 8 June 2022 and may change without notice.

Price is correct as of 31 May 2022. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

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