Classic Dolomites - Premium

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Trip code: 
TWU
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Premium Adventure
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–15

Trek through the Italian Dolomites

The small village of Villabassa, just north of Cortina d'Ampezzo, is nestled close to the Austrian border and sandwiched between the spectacular, jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomites. From here we enjoy an excellent choice of routes with the opportunity to relax in comfort at the end of a day's walking. During the week, we venture into the Fanes-Sennes and Dolomiti di Sesto National Parks for great views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Historically the front line between Italy and Austria-Hungary during the First World War, the trails take us through incredible open-air museums.

Highlights

  • 4-star hotel with delicious food, warm family hospitality and wellness centre
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Some weeks Challenging (level 5) 

Key information

  • 7 nights 4-star Hotel Adler, all rooms en suite
  • 5 days centre-based walking; one free day.
  • Altitude maximum 2539m (level 3) / 2839m (level 5), average 2300m
  • Not recommended for vertigo sufferers

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request) 
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local taxes (approx. EUR 10, see Trip Notes)
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 210.0km/6.0miles
Day 314.0km/8.0miles
Day 414.0km/8.0miles
Day 612.0km/7.0miles
Day 710.0km/6.0miles

Responsible Travel

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Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Villabassa.

    Start at the Hotel Adler in Villabassa.The leader will give a short briefing to give an overview of the week ahead and give you any useful information.

  • Day 2

    Lago di Braies (level 3 weeks)

    The ideal start to visiting this vast area is a walk straight from the hotel through the very pretty, flower-filled Braies Valley. We walk through small villages and farmland until we reach the magnificent Lago di Braies, one of the 297 glacial lakes in the area. It is certainly one of the most beautiful thanks to being surrounded by jagged peaks that are reflected in the extraordinary mirror-like surface of the lake. We follow the route of 'SS hostages', the leaders of 19 countries who were freed after the First World War by the inhabitants of Villabassa.

    Approx. distance 14km, 650m ascent, 255m descent.

    Rossalmhütte (level 5 weeks)

    Some departures of this trip are at Level 5. On these weeks the walks completed are slightly different. 

    We start our walk today from the beautiful Lago di Braies and ascend to Rossalmhütte. 

    Approx. distance 15km, 1250m ascent, 650m descent.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Kreutzberg Pass to Nemes Alm (level 3)

    Today we explore high pastures and ridges along the Austrian border. We walk steadily exploring the meadows under the ridge of Knieberg. We have great views towards the Rotwand and Monte Popera. Later afternoon we visit Alpe Nemes hut where we could enjoy a drink and a home made apple strudel.

    Approx distance 14-16km. 6-700m ascent, 6-700m descent.

    Kreuzberg Pass to Knieberg (level 5 week)

    Following a different track to the level 3 weeks, we aim to summit Knieberg, descending later in the afternoon to Alpe Nemes hut.

     Approx. distance 21 km, 1000m ascent, 1000m descent.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Climb up towards Strudelkopf (level 3 weeks)

    We start the walk at 2000m altitude walking amongst beautiful wildflowers and ascends to the summit of Strudlekopf (2307m). We stop at the Durrenstein hut in the early afternoon to check the local Kaiserschmarren speciality. On a clear day, from the summit, we can enjoy views of the Tre Cime, Monte Piana and Monte Cristallo.

    Approx. distance 15km. 500m ascent, 1000m descent.

    Durrenstein Summit (level 5 weeks)

    Starting at Platzwiese, we walk to the summit of Durrenstein (2839m), a majestic peak which boasts views all the way to the Austrian Tyrol.

    Approx. distance 15km, 900m ascent, 900m descent.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Free day

    A free day to relax in the hotel's wellness centre or take a self-guided cycle ride around this wonderful area. Alternatively, you can make your way to Bolzano to visit a museum dedicated to Oetzi, the 5000 year-old 'iceman' whose remarkably well-preserved body was found in 1991 high on a glacier on the Austro-Italian frontier. Or you could journey to the attractive provincial capital of Lienz in Austria; or closer to the cosy town of Bunick.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo (level 3 weeks)

    We enjoy a memorable walk under the famous 'Three Chimneys', or Tre Cime di Lavaredo (or Drei Zinnen in German). Set amid one of the classic mountain groups of this area, our walk around these impressive peaks is certainly a highlight of the week.

    Approx distance 18km, 550m ascent, 1100 descent.

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo (level 5 weeks)

    Today we complete a beautiful walk near the spectacular Tre Cime di Lavaredo; we then follow the path on the north side of Paternkofel heading to the Comici hut above Fischleintal.

    Approx. distance 19km, 600m ascent, 1400m descent.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Monte Piano (level 3 weeks)

    To complete the week, we take the amazing estern approach route up Monte Piana. After 600m ascent we find ourselves upon the flat-topped mountain surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery in the Dolomites. It is the site of an open-air museum dedicated to the First World War where trenches, dugouts and shell craters can be seen amongst the many alpine flowers. On our return, we have time to spot the brilliant blue gentians, alpine white edelweiss and bright saffron that create a beautiful scene around Lake Misurina, thanks to the beautiful pink of the limestone rock.

    Approx distance 15km, 700m ascent, 800m descent.

    Monte Piana (level 5 weeks)

    We ascend the southern crag, with the aid of few bridges and a ladder; there is then time to explore the open-air museum, stretched between the northern summit of Monte Piano and the southern summit of Monte Piana.

    Approx. distance 13km, 1000m ascent, 700m descent.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    End Villabassa.

    End Villabassa.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Italy

No visa required for British passport holders.
Please note in Italy it is compulsory to carry ID with you at all times.

Vaccinations

Italy

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.

Please note an evening meal is not included on the first night, as the group flights may arrive late into Villabassa. Sandwiches or snacks are available at the airport (the leader can suggest options).

For breakfast, the hotel offers a large selection of cereals, fruit, cheese and cold meats, (along with tea and coffee of course).

5 pack lunches are provided by the hotel. Each morning there is a small buffet with items to make your own lunch (e.g. bread rolls, ham, salad...) In an effort to minimise the use of plastic and single-use items, the hotel provides Tupperware-type boxes and reusable cutlery. 

There is a set menu for evening meals (usually 4 or 5 courses), which may include some local specialties such as Speckknodel (dumplings type of dish). Most weeks the hotel will have a traditional Tyrolean evening in the restaurant. 

Weather

In the Dolomites, (as always in the mountains), the weather is very changeable. On average in summer months you can expect some rain on one day in two, but it is likely to come in heavy and thundery outbursts of relatively short duration rather than prolonged showers. In the valleys, daytime temperatures range on average from 12º to 22ºC, although 25º is not unusual. Up in the mountains, it will be a few degrees colder. There are always patches of snow remaining on the higher peaks late May and early November, and sometimes due to unpredictable winter weather, this can remain for a little longer. There is always a possibility of snowfall at any time of the season, therefore you need to be ready for anything, so pack shorts as well as warmer clothes; full waterproofs as well as sun cream.

Is this trip for you?

Due to the nature of the terrain on this trip, neither walking levels are recommended for vertigo sufferers.

Level 3 - Moderate Walking or Level 5 - Challenging Walking depending on the departures.

We enjoy walks in the same areas on each trip, but the length and difficulty vary according to the walking level. Please make sure you choose the week that best suits your ability.

Most weeks offer moderate walking (level 3), where we usually walk between 5 and 7 hours per day. The area we are visiting is criss-crossed by a network of long established trails and walking paths, most of them well maintained and waymarked. Even so, paths are rocky and on occasion exposed. A reasonable level of fitness is required for these weeks.

On some weeks, we offer challenging walking (level 5). On these departures, we usually walk between 6 and 8 hours per day at a steady pace. We use established trails and mountain paths, which are often steep, rocky and more exposed than the level 3 walks. For these departures, you will need to be surefooted and have a good level of fitness. Some fixed equipment and easy via ferrata may be encountered.

The exact itinerary (and therefore the length of each walk) may vary depending on weather conditions or other factors beyond our control. Whilst aiming to always follow the routes described in these trip notes, it will be the leader's decision to amend the itinerary if and when necessary. Altitude maximum 2839m, average 2300m.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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Accommodation

Hotel Adler - 4 Star

The week is based at Hotel Adler, a 4-star hotel in Villabassa. Located on the village square, this quality hotel is considered the 'best in town'. The cosy bar is often busy with locals and there is a relaxing lounge for peaceful reading. Other facilities include a superb indoor pool and wellness centre with sauna, steam room, solarium and small fitness centre. The well-known restaurant, run by head chef Helene Markart, appears in the Michelin Guide among others; the menu features a mixture of local and international cuisine. All bedrooms are spacious and have en-suite facilities (some with showers and some with baths), minibar and TV.  

The hotel has a range of rooms within the 4-star classification; standard rooms are provided, but it is possible to upgrade your room if you wish for even more comfort. The hotel offers "comfort rooms", "superior rooms" and suites. Contact us for prices and availability. A limited number of double rooms for single use are available for a supplement.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Experts

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  • Reviewed August 2018
    Ray Morris-Hill

    Spectacular walking holiday

    A week of exciting walking in the Dolomite mountains, technically in Italy but very much Austrian in character. Villabassa/Niederdorf was an excellent base to explore the South Tyrol. Check out my 2-minute video of the trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drm5Iqb9CVM

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The 700m ascent to the summit of Monte Piano was tough but exhilarating. Our reward was spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and a unique insight into the WW1 fortifications.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex was excellent, quietly getting on with leading the group. He is very knowledgeable about the local area. He also taught us the best way to use our poles and imparted other very useful tips on negotiating the mountains.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Walking poles were very useful as some of the terrain is quite rocky.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The hotel facilities, especially the pool, were excellent. The dining staff were very accommodating and did their best to meet all needs. The breakfast was delicioust and the DIY packed lunch was an excellent idea, there was so much choice.
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Alison Kalus

    Perfect Week

    An excellent week of good weather, good walking, excellent guiding and excellent company.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Getting to the summit of Monte Piana and exploring all the WW1 trenches and battlefields

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex was an excellent leader. Friendly, knowledgeable and inspiring. The whole trip went like clockwork.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It's worth getting a bit fit before you go so that you can enjoy the walks without too much struggle. There were some steep ascents and descents to tackle.
  • Reviewed July 2018
    David Tomlin

    fantastic mountains

    Late June was a brilliant time to go to the Dolomites. We had variable weather, but plenty of sun to admire the spectacular mountains. This was my first "walking holiday", and exactly what I hoped it would be. The main draw was the mountain scenery, but I also enjoyed the hotel and its food service, which offered plenty of variety. There were 16 in our group, which meant the supper service dragged on quite long, but everyone was friendly and completed all the hikes.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    360 degree views of Dolomites, Alps and valleys on our Tuesday hike. I didn't bother myself with the names of peaks, so I can't name the place, but it was the most scenic spot I've ever been.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our guide bailed after day 1 due to a family emergency. He was good while he lasted, though. We had 3 other guides during the week, 2 who were little more than wayfinders, 1 who was excellent in his knowledge of the area, his command of English and his thoughtful presentation of the complicated cultural issues of the region. It seemed that the hotel proprietor helped Exodus with the scramble to find replacement guides. It all went very well, with no negative impact to our week. Excellent job to cover the unexpected departure.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    For the travel days, arriving and departing, count on doing nothing besides reaching your destination. The location is remote. I planned a second week in Como, so my airport was Milan Malpensa. Reaching Villabassa required 4 trains, one of which was late and another was canceled (replaced by a bus, fortunately). Trains are frequent enough to be a good option, but taking the Exodus transfer from Venice would have made life simpler. Also, plan to do some laundry by hand, daily. There were no laundromats anywhere in the valley.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I was thrilled to have my own hotel room. Actually, I had inquired about paying the single supplement, but was told it was unavailable for the dates. Sharing the very small room for a week would have been quite cramped. It appeared several of us had individual rooms. Much appreciated, but a surprise.
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Rachel Bown

    Breath takingly beautiful

    The Dolomites, are stunning, at every step was a new spectacular view. The walking was challenging and rewarding. Hotel Adler was fabulous the hospitality absolutely splendid.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Its difficult to pick a highlight as everyday was fabulous in it's own way.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex is a true professional, lovely person and our thoughts are with him through a very difficult time. Christian from the Adler was wonderful and kept the feeling of group exodus holiday together. The guides that stood in on Alex's behalf all brought something different to the 'table' and the group remained in high spirits.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Always look around you and not just at the steps you are taking. Take only photo's and leave only footprints

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would have liked to have been spoken to by an Exodus rep. during the week in person ( to the whole group), I understand the logistics of this may have been rather tricky. As already stated Christian, family and staff did an awesome job. We would definitely book again with Exodus
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Kevin Breen

    Classic Dolomites

    The walks were well chosen, giving us a good mix of the mountain ascents and panoramic views. I believe the leader provided good guidance on the walks however the largeness of the group and variable fitness of group members meant there were challenges for the leader keeping to the necessary timetable to meet connecting bus transfers etc. While generally the hotel was of a good standard, the formal set menus had restrictive choice and often had too many courses (up to 5). White table cloths and waiting staff in dinner suits seemed far too formal for a walking tour. Also waiting staff were run off their feet and worked extraordinaryly long hours. The evening where we ordered our meals provided the best meal of the stay. That said, every effort was made by staff to serve us as best they could. I also wish to highly commend the hotel staff for assisting with resolving a medical problem my partner suffered from in the early part of the week.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The ascent of Monte Piano, the panoramic views and the exploration of the WWI fortifications.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex was a competent group leader who was helpful, had a good sense of humour and managed a large group with variable levels of fitness with diplomacy.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This walk requires a reasonable standard of fitness and potential walkers should not unduly focus on the comforts available at the end of each walking day. While the walks were quite demanding achieving the views were very rewarding.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Perhaps there should have been an earlier group introduction at the airport - we waited for quite some time while various flights, some delayed, arrived.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Kevin Anderson

    Dolomites - Premium indeed!

    This was one of the best walking trips I have ever been on. This was the opinion of all on our trip and many were highly experienced walkers who had traveled the world. In terms of location it is hard to beat. Combine the stunning scenery on each walk with the excellent hotel, food, wines and facilities and this makes for a first class week.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walks and subsequent views were the inspiration. This trip was not about climbing to one summit, seeing one view. It was a variety of circuits and routes all with constant 360 degree stunning views, the surrounding snow capped mountains, the varying colours of the rocks as the sun moved across them all made this one of the most memorable walking trips ever. Sitting on hillsides enjoying such a panorama when stopping for leisurely lunch was as perfect a holiday escape as you could wish.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable, always put group safety first, and was available to help and answer questions. He clearly had a love of the area, not just the scenery but the history and highlighted this when he could. It gave an added dimension to each place. He was friendly, attentive but also allowed the group as much as possible to walk at their own pace, and kept it all vert relaxed and enjoyable. An idea group leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you like walking holidays this has some of the best routes and scenery you could wish for. I would highly recommend anyone considering this trip to book. The Premium departure is worth it for the hotel and excellent food.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Jayne Revill

    Awesome trip

    Excellent trip, superb walks, stunning views. Hotel staff very friendly and welcoming and hotel fun and quirky.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Drei Zinnen esoecially the summit with 360 views

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Absolutely fabulous, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You need a good head for heights. A good level of fitness is required for the last walking day.
  • First Time Traveler with Exodus

    This was the first Exodus trip i'd been on and it was my first solo trip. I had a brilliant time and felt well supported throughout the trip. Everything was organised for us, so all I had to do was to enjoy myself! The hotel is wonderful, with excellent food and a wonderful pool. I treated myself to a massage on the rest day which was excellent. The walks were absolutely phenomenal, every single day was different, some days we were climbing peaks, the next we were skirting ridges and the next exploring WW2 trenches! I literally savored every minute.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I have to say it was the peaks that really top my breath away, it took effort to climb them, and we all worked as a team to get up there, and the views were 100% worth it. I can't describe how stunning the Dolomites are, they really are incredibly beautiful.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and ensured that we weren't following the same trails as all the tourists, he ensured we felt that we were in the wilderness as much as possible. He was very helpful, I had an issue with blisters and he gave me advice and really helped. He was also very keen that we hiked well, during a break he showed us how to use our poles most effectively, as well as how to traverse tricky rocky paths. He was brilliant.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go for the single supplement if you're traveling solo. You'll get plenty of chances to bond with the group and it's nice to be able to shut the door and chill out after a long day of hiking.
  • Reviewed October 2017

    classic dolomites premium

    This was my first Exodus holiday and first trip on my own, so i didn't know what to expect. I need not have worried. the trip was absolutely first class five star. the Group leader was a real character, very knowledgeable about the area, the walks were very cleverly thought out and the views were spectacular. The Hotel Adler was very welcoming and the staff were very helpful, the food was delicious. and catered for vegetarians and food sensitivities.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment of the trip for me was the actual walk programme, which was perfect for a level 3. As a group of strangers we all got along very well.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was a real character, bringing a great deal of knowledge about the area in which we were walking. He was very tentative and ensuring the safety of all the group members.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared to be wowed by the scenery.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Would recommend this holiday to all enthusiastic walkers.
  • Reviewed October 2017
    Nicky Handcock

    Classic Dolomites

    This was a moderate walking holiday in the Dolomites, with Premium accommodation. The trip certainly lived up to its expectations - which, with Exodus, are always high! Fabulous walking that got more challenging and more rewarding as the week went on, great group, excellent leader and wonderful accommodation.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking through snow and ice, up and up and up to the Three Chimneys. The views were astounding and it was well worth the effort of getting up there.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alex was entertaining, knowledgeable, an integral part of the group and always ready to change or amend the plans according to the weather or the ability of the group members. He also gave us useful tips on things like the use of walking poles and did all he could to ensure we had a brilliant holiday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The walking can be tough and there is plenty of uphill, so do get as fit as possible before the trip. Bring plenty of warm clothes for the mountains and be prepared for all weathers.

Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

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