Walking the Amalfi Coast

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Trip code: 
TDA
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Discover the highlights of Italy's Amalfi coast on foot

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius. The best is saved till last with arguably the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'. Away from the trails we partake in a favourite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.

Why with Exodus?

The perfect combination of idyllic coastal views, heritage sites and picturesque towns make the Amalfi Coast our most popular destination for walking. We have been operating this trip for over 15 years, using the comfortable Hotel Due Torri run by the friendly Acampora family who offer genuine Italian hospitality and ensure everyone has a wonderful stay.

Highlights

  • Walk the heady ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano
  • Stroll through Amalfi’s cobbled streets
  • Discover 2000 year-old history in Pompeii
  • Feel at home at our family-run hotel with pool
  • Best selling Exodus trip

Key information

  • 7 nights family-run hotel with small outdoor swimming pool and en suite facilities
  • 4 days centre-based guided walking; 1 sightseeing day with additional optional walk and 1 free day
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs. 
  • Altitude maximum 1109m, average 600m
  • All transport by private minibus and boat
  • Not suitable for severe vertigo sufferers
  • Moderate walks, leisurely pace; good level of fitness recommended
  • Order of activities and walks subject to change depending on number of groups booked each week

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Transfers for group flights

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city tax
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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4

Days of Walking & Trekking
Pace:

Leisurely: 3-4km/2-3miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; uneven paths and lots of steps

Day by day breakdown
Day 210.5km/6.5miles
Day 39.0km/5.5miles
Day 510.0km/6.2miles
Day 711.0km/6.8miles
Bust on display on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Itinerary

Agerola
to
Agerola
  • Day 1

    Fly to Naples; transfer to Agerola.

    Those on the group flights will be met in Naples airport by the tour leader. A transfer of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes takes us to the Hotel Due Torri, our base for the week in the village of Bomerano, on the Agerola plains above the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a warm welcome from local hosts the Acampora family before settling in. Land only clients can arrive at any time, although we do recommend arrival by approximately 8pm to meet the rest of the group and enjoy a first dinner together.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    An impressive walk to top of Monte Tre Calli for great wide open views of the coastline.

    From the hotel it's a short stroll to the village square (or in the case of Bomerano, a triangle) and the start of today’s walk. The circular route provides a good chance to stretch the legs; following a mixture of paths and tracks we ascend to the top of Monte Tre Calli to be rewarded with spectacular wide-open views of the jagged coastline and seemingly endless blue sea. The Agerola Plain and the village of Bomerano are laid out below us and on a clear day we can see as far as the famous island of Capri, a haven and idyllic hideaway for many celebrated artists and writers over the past 200 years. After admiring the majestic scenery descend to Bomerano and enjoy some rest time before a hearty dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Follow mule tracks and steps down to Amalfi; free afternoon to explore the famous cathedral or the Paper Mill Museum.

    Start walking towards Amalfi, a town popular with the British since Edwardian times when the upper classes favoured it as a pleasant place to spend their winters. The route has a downhill bias, following the path from Bomerano at 700m to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied by wonderful coastal views. There are sections of steps today (approx. 2000 in total), but there are also plenty of opportunities to rest and go at your own pace. On arrival, you will see the large Duomo (Cathedral) dominating the town with its brightly-coloured tiled cupola (dome), which along with the baroque facade and interior, is a typical example of regional architecture. Take some time to explore the town, swim in the small bay or enjoy a well-earned gelato before taking the transfer back to Bomerano.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Drive to Bay of Naples; visit fascinating ruins of Pompeii and take an optional walk up the vast crater of Mt Vesuvius.

    Transfer to the Bay of Naples, the area spanning between the region’s capital city, Naples, and the town famed for its lemon groves, Sorrento. Situated on the lower foothills of the volcano dominating the Gulf, Pompeii was a thriving port town until Vesuvius’ catastrophic eruption spanning two days in 79AD during which the city was buried in ash and pumice. Lost for 1700 years, Pompeii is now a UNESCO World Heritage site as the perfectly preserved remains give us an amazing insight into life in a Roman city, complete with bathhouses, bakeries and homes – some of which still have walls adorned with detailed frescoes. You may take some time to explore the site this morning, perhaps opting for a detailed tour accompanied by a local guide. After lunch, travel by bus high up onto the slopes of Vesuvius to view the volcanic crater. Depending on weather conditions, it may be possible to take one of the many extended walks around the caldera and beyond, led by an expert volcanologist (optional).

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Walk from Ravello to Amalfi through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve.

    Today's walk starts in Ravello, a town much favoured by the Bloomsbury set and other artists and intellectuals due to its secluded location and inspirational scenery. Before setting off for the walk we have some free time to explore the town and visit Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo with their meticulously landscaped gardens and breath-taking views out to the sea (optional).  The route today is mostly downhill but it does include a considerable amount of steps. After descending and taking a quick stop in the village of Pontone, we continue through wooden bridges and shady paths carpeted with wild flowers in season, to the beautiful moss-clad waterfalls within the closed gates of the Valle delle Ferriere National Park. Finally, following the stream gently downwards through lemon groves, past the shells of former paper factories (a major local industry from the 12th to 19th centuries) and mediaeval ironworks we reach Amalfi.

    5 hours walking, 10km – 6.2 miles, 214m – 702ft up - 450m – 1476ft down).

  • Day 6

    Free day to relax or take a boat to Capri, visit Naples or Herculaneum (all optional).

    Today we have a day at leisure to relax at the hotel or go down to the seafront. The hotel also offers private transfers (payable locally) to the most popular attractions in the region not covered during the rest of the week, including the city of Herculaneum. Also destroyed during the disaster of 79AD, Herculaneum was buried in mud rather than ash and it is said that this lead to the site being even better preserved than the bigger Pompeii. You might instead choose to take a ferry to the chic island of Capri and the funicular through lemon groves up to Capri town. These optional excursions can be arranged locally by your leader. Alternatively, spend the free day by the pool or in true Italian style in a café, sipping espresso and watching the world go by!

  • Day 7

    'Walk of the Gods' with superb panoramic views all the way to Positano; return by boat to Amalfi; try some locally-made Mozzarella cheese.

    A fitting finale to the week is one of the world's finest day walks. Leaving the hotel it's a short stroll through the quiet village of Bomerano before we join the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Walk of the Gods), thus named as it provides some of the most evocative views in the world, of ragged cliffs speckled with tiny villages and extensive views of the sparkling Mediterranean sea. The route follows undulating hills, carpeted with flowers in season, the contours of the land and the coast. The trail is broken by insights into local life, passing shepherds huts and ancient stone houses carved into the limestone before we descend a long series of steps to the colourful Positano, an almost vertical town clinging to the rock face of a sheltered bay. Take some time to explore the alleyways lined with wisteria and designer boutiques or have a dip in the clear water of the beachfront before returning to Bomerano by boat and bus (seasonal) in the late afternoon. During the week many meals will have included some delicious local smoked mozzarella cheese and before dinner, we will have the chance to see how it is made and taste the mouth-wateringly fresh final product.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    To Naples; fly to London.

    Transfer to Naples; fly to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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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, 4 packed lunches and 6 dinners are included.

Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereal, bread, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk with an array of teas/coffee. Included packed lunches usually consist of a sandwich filled with a choice of cold meats, tuna or local cheeses. All evening meals are taken in the hotel, where the standard is excellent and the chef takes great pride in showcasing the best of regional foods, including dishes such as ‘Scialatielli all'amalfitana’ (homemade pasta with seafood) and ‘branzino all’acqua pazza’ (seabass in crazy water!). Dinners usually consist of four courses, commencing with antipasti, followed by soup and/or pasta, a main meat dish with salad or vegetables and dessert. On certain evenings, there is the opportunity to learn how to make the famous Neapolitan pizza. Please note that drinks are not included with meals but available to purchase. Vegetarians are well catered for in Italy.

Weather

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) 4 days centre-based walking with low altitude throughout.

The Amalfi Coast is home to some of the best-loved walks in Europe; the varied scenery and temperate climate make this a heaven for hikers and ramblers. The pace of the walks allows time to rest and enjoy the views, however, the terrain encountered on some of the paths is similar what you may find on a moderate walking trip.

The terrain and type of path will vary from man-made paved tracks and tarmac to forest trails. Whilst most walks are manageable for those with a good level of fitness, the walks involve some steep climbs and descents on slightly loose terrain and some have sections on narrow pathways alongside some sheer drops (not recommended for severe vertigo sufferers). Optional walks on Mount Vesuvius are on rocky cinder/gravel trails and likely to be loose underfoot, with steep sections and quite large drops in places.

On most days, there are considerable sections of steps (over 1500), which make the walks unsuitable for those with knees problems. Walks usually take between 4 and 6 hours including lunch stops (depending on the pace of your group) and require a good level of fitness. Summer temperatures can make some of the walks more strenuous. If you are concerned about the difficulty of the walks we recommend calling us to discuss the trip in more detail. 

Please note that due to high demand for this tour, on some weeks we may lay on a second group departure, which will follow an alternative itinerary. This includes the same excursions but taken in a different order, usually reverse.

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Accommodation

Hotel Due Torri

We spend 7 nights at the 3-star Hotel Due Torri in Bomerano, a small village in the municipality of Agerola, set high above the Amalfi Coast at an altitude of approximately 700m. Run by the warm and welcoming Acampora family, the Hotel Due Torri is well known for its great local cuisine, providing authentic dishes of the Campania region as well as fun pizza-making demonstrations. All rooms have en suite facilities, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

A limited number of superior rooms (with facilities including Jacuzzi bath, power showers and fridge) are also available for a supplement from £180 or equivalent per room payable pre-departure. Please ask your sales consultant for further info.

Being higher up in the hills the property offers the benefit of cooler nights, although beaches are not too far away and there is a small outdoor pool. The village is generally quiet and provides a relaxing contrast to the busier towns by the sea.

On occasion if the hotel is full you might be offered (upon booking) to stay at an alternative accommodation located within walking distance from the Due Torri. Guests staying at alternative accommodation will still make use of all the facilities of Hotel Due Torri, including the pool and restaurant.

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  • Reviewed July 2018
    Lorna Dickson

    Andiamo!

    Fantastic holiday which exceeded my expectations for my first walking holiday with Exodus. The scenery on all the walks was breathtaking, the stops for "elevenses " and lunch were spectacular and exploring the picturesque towns and diving into the sea at the end of the walks was amazing. The itinerary was well-balanced with time to explore the towns/villages after or before the walks. The hotel and food was excellent and we enjoyed the cooking and pizza demonstrations. They also catered very well for dietary requirements. Our guide Vania was excellent and as a group we got on very well! Overall, an incredible holiday!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Paths of the God walk - the longest but most enjoyable of them all.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania was an excellent guide - she was enthusiastic, organised, engaging and great fun to be around. She set a good pace for the week and supported members of the group who suffered from vertigo by helping them through the challenging sections. What really stood out was how well liked Vania is by the local hotel staff and cafe staff etc; her kindness and enthusiasm is recognised by all.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I would say sections of the walks were more moderate than leisurely. There are a lot of steps in most of the walks and some up-hill sections were steep. Some sections are exposed. The heat added an extra challenge. Read the trip notes!
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Louis Victor

    Glorious walking and an excellent itinerary

    This was our first Exodus guided walking holiday and the whole experience was an excellent one. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and this itinerary showcases the highlights superbly, with a varied selection of walks and a host of beautiful sights. I would say that the level is more 'moderate' than easy as all walks included some trickier sections and there are many, many steps but the rewards for effort are wonderful with amazing views following each other in quick succession every day. The balance of the week was great, with good chances to recover between the walks, and the Hotel due Torri was a very good base, with lovely staff, large, cool rooms and excellent food. Finally a word for our leader/guide Vania - she was an absolute delight and a real highlight of the trip! We are already looking at the Exodus site to plan future holidays but I would say that this is a great one for Exodus newbies to start with.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking around the crater of Vesuvius was sensational

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania was terrific - so genuine, friendly, knowledgeable and engaged. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she really helped the group to gel, contributing to a fabulous week.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Read the trip notes carefully, they are very comprehensive and honest but some people in our parallel group managed to be surprised by the walking levels, etc. Also remember to bring your proof of holiday insurance... you can't take the walks without it!
  • Reviewed July 2018
    nicola patterson

    Don't think about it - book it!!

    Wow! What can I say to do justice to this trip? Breathtaking views, amazing walks to picturesque villages nestles on the steep cliffs of the Amalfi coast. Brilliant food and friendly family service at the hotel including getting in to the kitchen to see how they make the fresh pasta and pizza! The walks are not technically difficult but in the 40 plus degree heat they became a little challenging but were well worth it for the incredible views. Our guide Severio was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for him and he always had a ready smile. I would happily do this trip again!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sitting at the top of Mount Tre Calli having a picnic lunch looking down over the town of Positano was the highlight for me, you cannot describe the views we had over the Amalfi Peninsula. Well worth the long uphill slog to get there,

    What did you think of your group leader?

    As I said above, Severio was brilliant. Knowledgeable, encouraging and nothing was too much trouble for him. He even gave up his day off to arrange and accompany our group on a trip to Capri Island. Always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Hiking shoes are necessary but full hiking boots are not needed, some of the walks can be done in a pair of trainers which gives your feet a break from the hiking shoes. Make sure your day pack is big enough to carry a swimsuit and towel to use in many of the villages we finish up in! A refreshing dip is perfect at the end of a hot sweaty walk!
  • Reviewed July 2018

    A brilliant first walking holiday

    Enjoyed every day of our first walking holiday, met a lovely group of people, good age range, good mix of couple and single travellers. Scenery was spectacular, hotel due torri was first class - friendly and welcoming as were the locals. The walks were well planned by Paul, our guide which just left us to enjoy the scenery (even the steps). Would recommend the small additional fee for the guide in Pompei and Vesuvius. Exodus have this holiday well planned including amazing drivers of coaches and taxis. This was our first holiday with Exodus and would definitely go with them again.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The last walk up Tre Calli had the most amazing views, unspoilt countryside and the feeling of being on top of the world.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Paul our leader was brilliant, friendly, organised and seemed to enjoy sharing the secrets of the Amalfi coast with us.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do even more practice walks up and down steps than you think necessary.
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Catherine Arter

    I can quite understand why this holiday is an Exodus best seller....

    Much of what I would say has already been said in reviews below. This was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in every respect. Moderately challenging walking, at a leisurely pace, in gorgeous scenery, with a delightful, professional and knowledgeable young guide (Martina Cipola) just about sums it up. Then add a relaxed and congenial family run hotel, with excellent food plus amiable travel companions and it's easy to see why this is a winner. Ideally based in the hills above the coast, away from the crowds was perfect - I loved exploring the authentic little town of Bomerano. We (my daughter and I) really had fun and lots of laughs!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to pick one out - perhaps the beautiful walk from Amalfi, taking in industrial archaeology, lemon groves and a steep climb - to be rewarded by Ravello.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Amazing - bright, fun, caring, knowledgeable and professional.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I don't usually use walking poles, but I did find them useful on the long downhill sections. Take at least one warm item - the temperature differences can be quite marked during a typical walking day.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Just a big thank you to everyone who made this such a lovely holiday!
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Sarah Crawley

    Amazing scenery great friends and awesome guiding.

    We had a wonderful time walking the amalfi coast and managing to fit in Pompeii, Herculean and Capri. We didn't walk that far each day but it was a lot of ascending and descending with so many steps. Incredible views, wonderful family run accommodation. Brilliant guides in martina and enrico.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking the path of the gods.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Brilliant

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Prepare for this holiday. We are fit running regularly and we still found some of the walking tough.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Do the trip to Herculaneum on the Saturday morning before you fly out and do capri on the Wednesday. It is expensive but worth it. If you like shoes Italian handmade shoes are great and much cheaper than standard shoes in the uk.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Lynn Findlay

    TDA180616

    Fantastic holiday beautiful sights an amazing area to visit. The tour guide Martina Cipolla could not have done more. She was very knowledgeable open friendly and great at making sure everyone's abilities were catered for. The hotel was lovely friendly staff food was brilliant.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking Mount Vasoovius

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Brilliant could of asked of more from her

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    No only enjoy
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Felicity Carne

    The prerfect mix

    Walking the Amalfi Coast exceeded my expectations. The mix of moderate walking at a gentle pace in stunning scenery mixed with staying in a friendly family hotel with great hospitality and fabulous Italian food.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The views from the Walk of the Gods

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio our guide was one of the best guides I have come across in 20 years of walking holidays. Thank you.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Lots and lots of steps so you need good knees . Recommend walking poles. Not difficult but Amalfi is either up or down.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Philip Marlow

    A great first group guided holiday

    A first rate holiday with some great walks and time to relax over some fine lunches in places I would not have found on my own. The hotel was a very peasant family run place and the food delicious. This was our first guided group walking holiday and I intend to do another, quite probably with Exodus, who I thought were great from the first booking call to the holiday itself.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery was absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed the company of the group.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader Severio was excellent. He was well organised, knowledgeable and really led the group up in a nice friendly way. He went the extra mile by doing things like in organising walks/trips for us our day off and the final Saturday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    There is little preparation needed as Exodus take care of you all week. The walking is moderate as the brochure/website suggests. I see in the comments that much is made of steps! There are steps but they do not spoil the walking and frankly are the only practical way of reaching the coast from the village where we stayed.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Bill (William) Jenman

    Setting the Italian bar very high

    This was my first trip to Italy (I know, I know, but I love France and it's closer) and its hard to imagine that any other trip could be as good at this one. The Amalfi coast scenery is simply spectacular, and beautiful. Our guide, Severio, was excellent and entertaining and unobtrusively shepherded our group along the cliff top paths. The hotel was good too, with excellent well balanced food, friendly staff, and cocktails by the pool. And I learned how to spin pizza dough to make a nice round pizza, something I've been unsuccessfully trying to do for years. Definitely in the top three holidays of my life. Fab.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Path of the Gods. The views are better than the hype, they really do not disappoint. Vesuvius was pretty special too. Standing on the crater rim, with a 300m drop to the crater floor on one side and Naples spread out below us on the other, brings home how fragile our comfortable lives can be and how small we are compared to the geological might of the Earth.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. It's harder than it looks being a good group leader, keeping everyone together and managing peoples' different walking paces.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The paths are steep, occasionally exposed, have a lot of steps (literally 000s) and it can be very hot. So you do need to be reasonably fit, not prone to vertigo, and have a 1.5 or 2 litre water bottle minimum with you. Oh, and there's lot of good food and wine, so don't expect to loose any weight! On which note, the carafes of wine at the hotel are good, but the wine by the bottle is no more expensive if you're drinking 2 or 3 glasses and very good quality indeed. So don't just drink the wine provided, explore what else is on offer, it was all excellent.

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. 

 

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