Walking the Amalfi Coast

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Trip code: 
TDA
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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

Responsible Travel

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Itinerary

Agerola
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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.

Call for general departures:
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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.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
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+44 (0)20 8772 3874
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  • Reviewed September 2018
    Johnny Villalobos

    Fantastic walking / Trekking holiday

    Thanks Exodus to provide such Fantastic experiences in our holidays and this one was very unique all the trails were beautiful with a learning touch of Italian culture ( andiamo/ limoncello/ mozzarella/ preggo) every time we stop for lunch in a local area sometimes in the middle of nowhere but with a good aftertaste . The hotel Due Torri Geovanni and Nicola and the staff were simply Excellent with there hospitality and sense of humor. Plus the hotel location is brilliant in Bomerano a small village in the area of Argerola at a walking distance to a small plaza ( piazza) where you can have a good coffee or local beer . Enjoy it.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The day we walked the Tree calli was the beginning of our inspirational journey followed by the outstanding Path of the Gods Trail ( Sentiero degli Dei )that was Incredible in all ways, Stunning views of the coast and mountains .

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania di Paoli , she was excellent on her duties and all the time looking after every one . Great sense of humor very nice person to be around. Not only leading us through the amazing trails but always with excellent advices about the area and what to do during free time . You will be lucky to have her as a leader .

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Good walking shoes , comfortable clothing for the time of the year , walking poles , hat . And remember this is a WALKING & TREKKING holiday. Enjoy it .

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We went to Capri in our free day and was excellent we took our’s leader advise to visit in anacapri San Michello Church and the chair lift to Lazaro Mt and the views were stunning.
  • Reviewed September 2018
    Joanne Nasuti

    Challenging walks, beautiful views of Almafi Coast.

    The walks are scenic in beautiful Almafi. I reiterate that this is not appropriately rated a 2 and I do not understand why Exodus stubbornly refuses to change the rating. I have done two "6" rated walks with other operators, Kilimanjaro Ronghai route and ABC in Nepal, and while this trip was easier, it was not so much easier to warrant a 2 rating. I was told that the walks are done at a leisurely pace. The first day I was walking at my quick New York pace and managed to keep up with the leader. She asked all walkers to try and stay together, which meant that those going at a leisurely pace had to rush to keep up. I later chose not to do the more challenging sections requiring descending on loose scree because I did not want to hold up the group. Despite our quick pace we only had about a hour of free time at the Almafi Coast and Positano. Our lunches were very quick as well.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Ferry pulling up to Capri and going between the rock structures and the boat captain singing "Volare." This was on our free day,

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Knowledgeable about the area. She did a very good job looking after my niece who was 23 and taking her first Exodus trip.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just keep in mind that this is a challenging trip. Also, on the free day in Capri, ignore the advise of the tour leaders who may try to discourage you from taking the grotto tours. Our leader discouraged me, and I regret it after hearing how much everyone who did it enjoyed it. Capri itself is very commercial and touristy. I would spend more time at Anacapri and doing boat tours at sea level.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Exodus should try to schedule the walks to allow for more free time for lunch and for visiting the various towns. This was my first walking trip as my other 5 Exodus trips were cycling, and I understand that cycling allows for more free time in villages, but I felt that the times we had in the towns were still too short.
  • Reviewed September 2018
    Jo Haley

    Absolutely amazing Amalfi!

    I booked this trip at the last minute, bagged the last space and feel very lucky. The walking, the views, the history, the food, the wine and my group (the best ever ;-) and excellent guide Severio made this trip fantastic and unforgettable. So much is packed into this itinerary with the beautiful walking trails, stunning views, watching pasta, pizza and cheese making, walking with a volcanologist on the crater rim of Vesuvio, and guided tour of Pompeii. I felt fortunate to also take advantage of optional trips to Capri and Herculaneum.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking the Path of the Gods. I just loved the views - breathtaking. The place where we stopped for lunch was charming and the food delicious. Finishing the walk with a dip in the sea at Positano was perfect.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio kept everyone highly entertained and well informed. He seemed to know exactly when we needed a break on our walks, made sure we kept hydrated. He would warn us and help us through any tricky parts of the routes.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The itinerary is busy. Getting around this part of Italy is not cheap if you're thinking of doing your own thing at any point. There's really very little time for shopping, which was absolutely fine for me but may be a problem for others. Definitely bring swimwear.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Grazie mille for a wonderful time.
  • Reviewed September 2018
    Asha P

    Walking The Amalfi Coast - AMAZING!

    An absolute must-see and do trip! Everything about the trip was incredible!.....from as soon as we arrived at the airport to be picked up and taken to our hotel to the very last day and moment we were dropped off for the return journey back. Our tour guide Martina is such a warm-hearted, thoughtful, bubbly individual who everyday had the biggest smile and made sure each of us within the group were getting the most from our walking and enjoying all the scenery along the way, she is a fantastic leader with lots and lots of enthusiasm! The hotel we stayed in, Ztorri, is perfect! The hotel staff are extremely lovely welcoming people who accommodate anything you might need while staying there. They always went the extra mile catering for me being the only vegetarian in my group and food was always so delicious and fulfilling. The room I stayed in was immaculately clean and bed very comfortable to get a good night sleep each day, and I especially liked the mini kettle provided in the room with tea/coffee!! Each day I would be greeted with so many smiles and all the staff are lovely to each other too which for me creates the most nicest atmosphere to be in......they honestly are a true Italian Family who I could see work very hard to keep their guests the happiest they can be....I definitely would recommend this specific hotel to all my family and friends when they are in Amalfi, as I know they will be looked after like royalty, be served the most delicious Italian food, and will have their expectations exceeded and much more! The Amalfi Coast is beautiful more than you can imagine, the walks we did took us to panoramic views of the Amalfi and all around is crystal blue sea, with all the history and incredible scenery among us. For me I particularly loved the time we had in Ravello the most, as they have a place called Villa Cimbrone there which is the most breath taking garden I have ever seen.......the moment I entered I knew I could spend the whole day there....it is so beautifully created with all the different plants and paths and views of the coast, that I cannot fully describe the beauty of it.....its somewhere you will be speechless as the views and environment are just that incredible....I think it should be a top three wonder of the world! You will see for yourself if you go!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing Villa Cimbrone in Ravello

    What did you think of your group leader?

    A highly knowledgeable and most enthusiastic and kind leader, Martina is amazing in every way!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just to do this trip and it will be one of your most memorable memories ever! It sure is for me.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you to Exodus for organising/creating such a wonderful trip, and thank you to Martina and the Hotel staff at Ztorri for making the experience so wonderful too!
  • Reviewed September 2018
    Terry Lovelock

    A holiday to remember

    An good stay in the Amalfi region, with excellent but challenging walks.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    All walks, site visits and local activities were well organised and informative. The walk of the gods was particularly stunning.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania was excellent in all respects. She was very cool, calm and collected and her interpersonal (people skills) were exceptional. Her English was fluent and entertaining. She was very conscious of the groups needs and ensured that the group stayed together, despite differing abilities within the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you are fit enough for the challenges ahead. It is not easy walking. A good pair of stout walking shoes and poles are essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Too much time was spent in Amalfi and Positano, kicking heel. The walks should start later in the day to limit the time spent in these venues.
  • Reviewed August 2018
    Paul Ellen

    Fabulous views, beautiful coastline.

    Challenging and enjoyable walks rewarded with spectacular views across the Amalfi coastline.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Reaching the summit of Monte Tre Calli and seeing Positano and the coastline for the first time.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martina Cipolia has an outgoing personality and is very passionate about hiking, the Amalfi coast region and Italy in general. She set the hiking pace at a level where everyone could keep up. There were plenty of opportunities for taking photographs. On our free day she organised for our transport to Herculaneum.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The Exodus website mentions bringing water bottles. If you are taking this trip in the summer months it is recommended you bring water bottles which can hold 2 litres.
  • Reviewed August 2018
    Chan Pauline

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    No need to go to a retreat, just go spend a week walking, exploring, eating local produce, fresh air, soak up the culture and comeback revitalised.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    While walking temptations of wild berries, figs, fruits to sample the sensation of being in sync with nature is always truly awesome.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio guiding a cross section of 20s 30s 40s 50s 60 year olds from different parts of the world, eleven in the group, across the mountains and Amalfi coast was huge fun, at times so hilarious we were in tears.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you’ve ever had a burning desire to visit this region this is definitely an excellent trip to go fo,r as long as walking is not a problem or vertigo.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you Severio and Exodus
  • Reviewed August 2018
    Deepak Malhotra

    Fabulous sightseeing and walking holiday

    Fun group, stunning scenery, enjoyable walks, lovely hotel, food and wine - what's not to like?!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking around Pompeii and understanding what really happened....

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martina was truly fun, friendly and tried her best to look after us all. She was also very patient!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do it!
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Charles Clark

    A really good, well balanced holiday with an inspired leader

    Walking the Amalfi Coast was a really delightful holiday. True enough, walking in the hills in the middle of summer is not everybody's idea of fun but most of the walking was at either a reasonably cool height or close to the sea breezes. Almost all the walks were at least partly in shade which made a lot of difference in a week of cloudless skies. The walking was not that difficult and needed only a moderate amount of fitness. Plenty of breaks for fluids were factored in. Walking was interspersed with two days off. One at Pompeii and Vesuvius; a second with a range of alternatives. Very comfortable friendly hotel with excellent simple Italian food. Delicious!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Walk of the Gods over to Positano was beautiful with spectacular views down the coast.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martina was an outstanding group leader. It would be hard to improve on her skills. We were a pretty mixed bunch. Sixteen of us, aged sixteen to eighty from Britain, America and the Antipodes might have been a bit of a challenge for any group leader but she got it absolutely spot on. Those of us who saw it will never forget her dance with the goatherd at the Bomerano World Music Festival!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Although the overall grading of the holiday is about right, be prepared to do some sustained uphill walking, even if the distances are not that long and the ascent each day is fairly moderate. Anyone who is reasonably fit and active can manage this.
  • Reviewed July 2018
    Margot Ahlquist

    An experience to treasure

    A spectacular trip led by a gem of a tour guide in Martina. It was the perfect mix of activity, discovery and relaxation.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There was more than one. Arriving in Amalfi after a challenging walk and trekking around the Vesuvio crater were highlights.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martina is an incredible tour leader! She is very knowledgeable, fun and organized.

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? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

 

 

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