RIO TO ROME CRUISE - 23 DAYS - $4399

The unique wonders of Brazil, Italy and Spain are within your reach on this dazzling 23 day cultural odyssey stretching from the vivacious city of Rio de Janeiro to the ancient metropolis of Rome. 

Soak up the energy and passion of Rio de Janeiro with a night at leisure, and then set sail for a magical 17 night MSC cruise across the Atlantic Ocean to Italy and Spain. Spend a night in the grand city of Salvador, known for its beautiful architecture and culture; visit Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso; stroll through the glamorous seaside hub of Alicante; explore Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the sun-kissed Canary Islands; experience two unforgettable nights plus a half day tour in the eternal city of Rome; and much more! With return international flights, a 17 night cruise aboard the fabulous MSC Fantasia, three nights hotel accommodation and more, this is the trip you’ve been dreaming of!

Want to spend a little more time in Rio? Choose the 25 day package with pre-tour extension.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise the Atlantic Ocean from Rio de Janeiro to Rome
  • Discover Malaga, Alicante, Salvador, Palma and more
  • Spend a night in fabulous Rio de Janeiro, the sun soaked cultural hub of Brazil
  • Dock in Santos, the gateway to Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo
  • Spend the night in Salvador, the cultural and historical centre of Brazil
  • Relax in glamorous Tenerife in the Canary Islands
  • Dock in Malaga, Spain, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso 
  • Wander the seaside boulevards of Alicante
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca’s lovely plazas and winding alleys
  • Experience 2 nights in the ancient capital of Rome
  • See the icons of Rome on a half day guided tour

Departures: 

23 Day Standard Itinerary - 13 March 2019

25 Day Extension Itinerary - 11 March 2019

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at info@stonestreets.com.au or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

Departing
13/03/2019
Duration
23 Days
Physical Rating
General level of fitness will be required.
Transport
Private A/C Vehicles

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Perth or *Adelaide for Brazil! Fly with award-winning airline Emirates, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some Sydney departures may have a connection time of 6+ hours at Dubai Airport. In this instance a lounge pass will be provided.

 

Meals included: In-Flight

On arrival into Rio you will be met by a representative and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Relax or explore with free time for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Olinda Rio Hotel or similar

Meals included: None

After breakfast and check out, be transferred to the cruise terminal. Today you will board the wonderful ‘MSC Fantasia’ ship and commence your cruise journey from Rio to Rome!

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock in Santos, Brazil this morning. This bustling city is known for its vibrant street life and long clean beaches and is the coastal gateway to Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, renown for fantastic art, a huge food scene and dramatic architecture, which spans centuries.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, is widely regarded the cultural and historical centre of Brazil. Various suburbs offer contrasting scenes, from the brilliant colonial buildings and ornate churches of the old Cidade Alto and Pelourinho neighbourhood, to the promenade, lighthouse and sunset spot in Barra. Salvador’s streets teem with dancers, musicians, food stalls and street vendors. Choose from city tours or take a scenic coastal tour to Praia do Forte - a charming fishing village to the north (not included). 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy the morning further experiencing Salvador’s unique vibe. The cruise port is centrally located inside the ‘Baia de Todos os Santos’ - All Saints Bay.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Welcome to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. This visually stunning island has plenty to see and do onshore. Choose from optional shore tours (not included) such as Jeep or catamaran adventures, or take a scenic tour (not included) through some of Tenerife’s lush interior, in view of mighty Pico del Teide, often snow capped and the tallest mountain in Spain. Otherwise, nearby the cruise port, wide inviting avenidas offer excellent shopping, cafes and alfresco restaurants.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The beautiful port of town of Malaga in Spain’s Costa del Sol is your first port on mainland Europe. Explore restored cobbled alleys and squares, with excellent shopping and dining options. The birthplace of Picasso is now home to several excellent museums, galleries and a burgeoning art scene. After sightseeing, the plentiful bars and cafes offer outstanding tapas and local wines to sample as you absorb the vibrant street life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock in the Port of Alicante today. This very Mediterranean city has fine beaches, long coastal promenades edged with inviting cafes and plenty of historic buildings and museums. There is also the opportunity to explore further inland; optional tours (not included) include mysterious Guadalest, an ancient Moorish settlement, accessible only via a natural rock tunnel. Or, visit the lush palm groves and desert-stone churches of UNESCO World Heritage listed Elche (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Beautiful Palma is a vibrant coastal city, identified by the incredible Gothic cathedral that majestically overlooks the dock and sea. If not taking on one of the optional shore excursions, it’s easy to spend a fun day wandering the oldest part of the city; alleys and narrow lanes that wind into plazas full of cafes, tapas bars and excellent shops.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Fantasia' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Disembark the MSC Fantasia after breakfast this morning. Be met and transferred into Rome to check into your city hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing on land.

Overnight: Hotel Marc'Aurelio or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

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 into Venice Square, where you will be astonished by the Vittoriano, the biggest European monument. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Marc'Aurelio or similar, Rome

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the return flight home to Australia after this trip-of-a-lifetime!

 

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some flights may arrive +1 days later.

  • Cruise the Atlantic Ocean from Rio de Janeiro to Rome
  • Discover Malaga, Alicante, Salvador, Palma and more
  • Spend a night in fabulous Rio de Janeiro, the sun soaked cultural hub of Brazil
  • Dock in Santos, the gateway to Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo
  • Spend the night in Salvador, the cultural and historical centre of Brazil
  • Relax in glamorous Tenerife in the Canary Islands
  • Dock in Malaga, Spain, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso 
  • Wander the seaside boulevards of Alicante
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca’s lovely plazas and winding alleys
  • Experience 2 nights in the ancient capital of Rome
  • See the icons of Rome on a half day guided tour
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • Fly with multi-award-winning airline Emirates
  • 17 night Rio to Rome cruise with MSC Cruises
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘MSC Fantasia’ ship
  • All onboard meals, taxes and standard (pre-paid) gratuities
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2 nights post cruise hotel accommodation in Rome
  • 54 meals including daily breakfast and all meals while cruising
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • English speaking tour guide in Rome
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise terminal transfers
  • All of the above, plus the following:
  • An additional 2 nights in Rio de Janeiro with daily breakfast
  • Experience a panoramic tour of Rio's highlights, including Sugarloaf Mountain gondola
  • Soak up the relaxed vibe of Rio with a day at leisure
  • English speaking tour guide in Rio de Janeiro


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


Travel offer is valid for travel on the 13th of March 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Cabin: $1550
- Ocean View Cabin: $1950
- Balcony Cabin: $2350    
 
Departure Dates 
23 Day Standard Itinerary
13th March 2019
 
25 Day Extension Itinerary
11th March 2019
  
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide: $150 per person
*Perth: $100 per person
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used

Emirates plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not Available
 
Stay behind in Rome, Italy
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is only available up to, and including, the 15th April 2019
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Quote available on request
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 


Cabins

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


 


Accommodation Used

3-4 Star (self-rated)

Rio de Janeiro: Olinda Rio Hotel or similar

Rome: Hotel Marc'aurelio or similar

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 


Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 55 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- 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 (A tourist visa for Brazil is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. Visas are not required for Australian passport holders travelling to Spain and Italy)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Recommended land: $5USD per person/day (approx. $7 AUD) payable on tour to your transfer driver.
* Mandatory Cruise: $12USD (approx. $17AUD) per person per night charged to your onboard account.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Brazil: 
The weather in Rio de Janeiro in March is warm, with temperatures ranging from 23°C at night to 29°C in the afternoon. The overall average temperature in March is a comfortable 26°C.
 
Spain:
The Canary Islands will be warming up in early April with an average temperature of 22 degrees centigrade. It is likely to be dry and sunny. The relative humidity for Tenerife in April averages at around 67%, ranging between 51% (mildly humid) and 92% (very humid), rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). Mainland Spain is likely to be much less humid, but will have mild to warm temperatures (averaging 21 degrees celsius) and little chance of rain.
 
Italy:
Spring is an ideal time to visit Rome. The weather is mild and mostly dry. While afternoons are often warm and sunny, temperatures can drop rapidly in the evenings so you should expect the city to be much cooler towards the end of the day.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. 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 for the tour leader and driver is USD$5 (approx AUD$7) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. Tipping for the cruise is mandatory at $12USD (approx. $15 AUD) per person/night and will be automatically charged to your onboard account. A 15% service charge will also be added to any spa and bar purchases.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 


Brazil:

A Tourist Visa for Brazil is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This Evisa can take approximately 6 business days to complete. Please start arranging your visa as soon as you receive your documentation to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

 

Spain and Italy:
Tourist visas for Spain and Italy are not required for Australian passport holders. 
  
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


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.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
Departing
13/03/2019
Duration
23 Days
Physical Rating
General level of fitness will be required.
Transport
Private A/C Vehicles
Price
AUD $4,399
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