Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Ljubljana, Venice, Rome, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa

$9999 for 2—Save $3800 on 5-star Med MSC cruise w/tour & air

Leisa Hayhoe
Deal Expert
Tour Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia then cruise the Mediterranean return from Rome

Why We Love This Deal

This 18-day itinerary from TripADeal visits eight European countries and eleven of its most iconic cities, taking you from the Czech Republic capital of Prague in the north to the fortressed city of Valletta, Malta, in the south.

You'll enjoy seven nights of touring through Slovakia, Austria and Slovenia before boarding your 7-night, round-trip cruise from Rome onboard the 5-star MSC World Europa. While sailing the Mediterranean, you'll visit Palermo in Sicily, spend a day in Malta, discover the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, stop by the beautiful southern French city of Marseille and discover lively and eclectic Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Once back in the eternal city of Rome, you’ll enjoy a one-night stay and guided tour taking you to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and through the history-filled streets of the city's old town.

Starting at $9999 for two people, we found that this offer saves as much as $3800 per couple vs similar experiences from other tour companies.

What's included

  • Return international flights from Australia* to Prague, return from Rome
  • 8 nights' 4-star hotel accommodation
  • 28 meals, including all while cruising
  • 7-night MSC Mediterranean cruise, round trip from Rome, stopping at Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa, including:
    • All meals (speciality dining excluded)
    • World-class entertainment, including Broadway-style theatres and live music
    • Sports and fitness facilities
    • All port fees and government taxes
  • English-speaking tour leader and guide
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Travel by water bus to Venice’s city centre
  • Return airport and port transfers
  • Incredible sightseeing per itinerary:
    • Discover Italy, France, Spain, Malta, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Slovenia
    • Explore Prague, the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ and wander through its beautiful Hradčany Castle District
    • Discover Bratislava, the buzzing capital of Slovakia
    • Admire the Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces of Vienna
    • Explore Ljubljana, Europe's greenest capital city
    • Stroll the romantic streets and canals of Venice and enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with a local guide
    • See the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on a guided tour of Rome
    • While cruising, dock in Palermo, Sicily’s multicultural capital
    • Discover the exuberant port city of Marseille
    • Explore the charming, maze-like streets of Genoa
    • Gaze across the azure waters of Valletta, Malta’s capital
    • Dock in Barcelona, home to the iconic La Sagrada Familia

When

The featured $9999 price is valid for seven departures—3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2024; and 9, 16 & 23 February 2025. There are five other departures in 2025 to choose from but travel on these dates will be an additional $100–$450 per person.

Cabin upgrades

Featured prices are based on an Inside cabin while cruising. Upgrades start from $550 per person:

  • + $550 for an Oceanview cabin
  • + $750 for a Balcony cabin

To find out more, see our partner's website.

Holiday snapshot

Australia - Prague - Bratislava - Vienna - Ljubljana - Venice - Rome - Palermo - Valletta - Barcelona - Marseille - Genoa - Rome - Australia

About the itinerary

Day 1 – Your holiday begins today with your flight to the Czech Republic capital of Prague.

Day 2 – On arrival, you'll be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 – This morning, you'll meet with a local guide and set out for a city tour of Prague, also known as the City of a Hundred Spires. Expect to see grand palaces and stunning examples of Baroque architecture. The afternoon is yours to spend as you please.

Day 4 – Your journey today takes you to the Austrian capital of Vienna. En route, you'll stop in Bratislava, the charming and often underrated capital of Slovakia, where you'll enjoy an orientation tour of the city. In the distance, you'll spot the Bratislava Castle, overlooking the old town and the Danube River. Later in the day, you'll be free to explore Vienna as you please.

Day 5 – Vienna is full of incredible attractions, and today, you are free to explore them as you please. See Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces, or explore Vienna's coffee house culture and rich cultural history. Alternatively, you can join your tour leader for an orientation tour of the city centre. 

Day 6 – After leaving Vienna, you'll travel to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, one of Europe's greenest capitals. In the afternoon, you can explore this lush city as you please. 

Day 7 – Spend today exploring the city as you please. From Ljubljanica River and its Riverside Markets to the National Gallery of Slovenia, there are many incredible attractions to choose from.

Day 8 – After breakfast, you'll be taken to the magical city of Venice. Your day will start at Tronchetto Pier, where you'll board a water bus to the city centre. On arrival, a local guide at Piazza San Marco will meet you. Your tour takes you to the iconic St Mark's Square, the St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower (entrance not included). From here, you'll head on to the Rialto Bridge, the oldest in the Grand Canal and an icon of the city.

Day 9 – The day starts with a scenic drive through the Italian countryside to Civitavecchia, Rome. In the evening, you'll be transferred to the cruise terminal to meet the MSC World Europa for your 7-night Mediterranean cruise.

Day 10 – Your first stop will be Palermo, Sicily's multicultural capital. This fascinating port city combines a warren of medieval streets with lively markets. While here, you can explore its architectural wonders, sample some of its exquisite cuisine or visit one of its many art galleries and museums.

Day 11 – This morning, you'll sail into the UNESCO-protected port city of Valletta, the capital of Malta. While here, you could explore the island of Gozo, take in the views at Dingli Cliffs, or stroll along the picturesque Valletta waterfront.

Day 12 – You'll spend today sailing and enjoying all the incredible activities onboard the World Europa.

Day 13 – Barcelona is one of Europe's most visually stunning cities, and today, you can discover its irrepressible magic for yourself. While here, you could visit Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum or immerse yourself in the wonder of the city with a stroll along Las Ramblas.

Day 14 – Today, you'll discover the beautiful southern French city of Marseille on the spectacular coastline of the French Riviera. This atmospheric port city is known for its unique mix of grit and glamour. Spend the day sampling local wines in Cassis, visit the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, or explore Calanques National Park.

Day 15 – You'll spend your day in the fabulous port city of Genoa. This bustling seaport is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and is known for its many culinary traditions. Here, you could explore the historic Via Garibaldi, tour 'The Lanterna' lighthouse, or admire the San Lorenzo Cathedral.

Day 16 – After breakfast today, you will disembark your cruise and join a tour of the eternal city of Rome. Your tour begins at the Trevi Fountain and then continues to the streets of the old town to see the famous sites of the Pantheon, the spectacular Colosseum and the Palazzo Madama (entrances not included). You can also visit the incredible Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel today. Guests are advised to book tickets well in advance to secure their visit - these tickets cannot be booked while on tour and are known to sell out fast.

Day 17 – Today marks the end of your European holiday, and you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to Australia.

Day 18 – You'll return to Australia today with incredible European holiday memories.

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When You Can Go

3, 10, 17 & 24 Nov 2024; and 9, 16 & 23 Feb 2025

Savings

Up to $3800 per couple

$9999 for 2—Save $3800 on 5-star Med MSC cruise w/tour & air

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