Walking the Amalfi Coast

  • ON OFFER

Flash Sale - Save 15% off any Guided Group holiday. Click here to see Terms & Conditions. 

8 days
from
£1,079
View Trips
Loading...
Traveller ratings
4.6 / 5 from 286 reviews >
Trip code: 
TDA
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
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

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.

4

Pace:

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

Terrain:

Low altitude; uneven paths and lots of steps

Day by day breakdown
Day 210.0km/6.0miles
Day 39.0km/5.0miles
Day 58.0km/4.0miles
Day 710.0km/6.0miles
Bust on display on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Responsible Travel

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

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

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 (10 km, 4.5 hrs walking including stops).

    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 (9km, approx. 5 hrs walking including stops).

    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 through the forests of the Valle delle Ferriere natural reserve to Pontone and Ravello.

    Starting from Amalfi, follow the stream gently upwards through lemon groves, past the shells of former paper factories (a major local industry from the 12th to 19th centuries) and mediaeval ironworks into the Valle delle Ferriere National Park. Continue on, crossing wooden bridges and following shady paths carpeted with wild flowers in season, to the beautiful moss-clad waterfalls within the closed gates of the nature reserve. Exodus groups have exclusive access to this beautiful protected area; a real privilege as entrance is restricted to the public. The route then follows the track back before turning up to the quaint village of Pontone. We stop to take in outstanding views of Amalfi and enjoy a picnic lunch in the charming village piazza before proceeding up to Ravello, a town much favoured by the Bloomsbury set and other artists and intellectuals due to its secluded location and inspirational scenery. Take some time to explore at your leisure; perhaps visit Villa Cimbrone with its meticulously landscaped gardens (8km, 4 hours walking).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 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. (10 km, approx. 6 hrs walking including stops).

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    To Naples; fly to London.

    Transfer to Naples; fly to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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.

Combine this trip with

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:
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.

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
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.

Experts

Contact a member of staff who has done this trip

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.

Expert Blog Entries

Embracing a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge, but if you’re going to keep it up there’s got to be more to it than

  • Reviewed April 2018
    Martin Samuels

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    This was a superb trip - wonderful walks with stunning coastal views, lovely accommodation, food and drink and great tour guide (Michela). I wholeheartedly recommend it - just beware that there is plenty of up / down climb in the walks, especially the steps +++ down to Amalfi. It was great to visit Pompei and Herculaneum, both fascinating sites and we were lucky enough to have Hectore as our site guide. It was also worth doing Naples for pizza and the museum - we did this on our last day. Michela was really helpful in maximising the options that members of the group chose. Great job Michela and Exodus.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Reaching the top of Mount Calle or Ravello, making pizza and tiramisu, walking round the whole rim of Mount Vesuvius, all great moments.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Michela was so helpful and very knowledgeable - also very tolerant and flexible with our group!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go walk the Amalfi Coast - it's worth it. Make sure you can walk a few miles with climbs and descents - learn to use walking poles if necessary.
  • Reviewed April 2018
    Richard Lee

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    Great walks, wonderful scenery, good company. The hotel Due Torri was spotlessly clean, the hotel staff were all, without exception, friendly and helpful. Its a family run hotel and they go out of there way to make sure you are looked after. The food at the hotel was excellent. Some of the walks were tougher than we anticipated, so we all had aching legs for the first couple of days, but it was worth it for the views.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Looking out along the peninsula towards Capri for the first time after climbing to the top of tre Calli.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader Severio was excellent, great local knowledge, lots of interesting stories, and good fun. His kept us all entertained, and made sure we got to see as much as possible in our time there. With the changing weather conditions during our stay, he kept track of all the alternatives should we have needed to change our plans. We were also lucky to have a trainee guide, Vania, who was also a pleasure to have around, and will I'm sure make an excellent guide.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure if travelling in March, early April you take plenty of layers! Try and get a little extra walking exercise in before the holiday
  • Reviewed April 2018
    Lynn Guy

    Amazing Amalfi

    Just a note to extol the virtues of both the holiday and the leader. It was a week filled with varied walks which were very well lead by Severio. His personal preparation, briefings and advice were of an amazingly high standard. He is a very friendly guy, personable and caring with a fantastic sense of humour The walks themselves were varied in style, scenery and degree of difficulty. We were able to explore a vast area of the coast and were amazed when we were able both to view from the sea and to see outlined on a map just how far we had walked and the heights we had attained. This is my second Exodus trip (Albania being my first) but it will not be my last Well done Exodus

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking the Path of the Gods

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sensational Seve!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The walks have their respective degrees of difficulty. Prepare your body well!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Go for it it’s amazing
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Caroline Wallis

    Scenic but challenging week

    I was part of a family group for our week of walking the Amalfi Coast. We had every type of weather which nature could throw at us, rain, fog, snow hail and sun but Enrico our brilliant guide adapted our activities ingeniously to cope. The week is a mixture of challenging hikes to Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and then more gently flat walks around Pompeii Naples and Herculaneum. When the sun did shine, the views and scenery of the coastline were breathtaking. We had brilliant guide, Hectore, to explain and illuminate the history and tragedy of the end of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We were part of a lovely group of people. The hotel and hospitality were excellent, lovely food and warm showers and central heating made for a good return after challenging wet walks. Enrico was a fount of knowledge of the history and ecology of the area so I learned a lot. So glad to have at last been able to visit such a beautiful and fascinating area.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The final walk is the most breathtaking. This is the Path of the Gods walk towards Positano. We had a lovely sunny day and the views of the coast in the sun are wonderful.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Enrico is a passionate knowledgeable insightful and considerate group leader. We were not all expert hikers and he arranged things so that the slowcoaches could move at their own pace and indeed join the walks at points if things like bad backs prevented someone taking part in the full walk. He also went the extra mile to help with things like bus tickets when some of our party did not do the walk but met up with the walking group later in the day because of bad backs fatigue etc.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take good walking shoes or boots, lined walking socks, waterproof trousers a good waterproof jacket, sunglasses and suncream and a supply of small plastic bags to keep money phones and cameras dry. If you are not surefooted and don't like heights walking poles are a must. Also a good backpack with a rainproof cover is a must in the current weather conditions. I would also recommend a good supply of cream to soothe tired calf muscles and some ibuprofen if needed.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The walks are more challenging physically than may be indicated by the trip notes. Our group was a mix of very experienced walkers and some who maybe walked flat walks once a month and others who did occasional flat walks. The are some challenging vertical climbs on all walks and stony, rocky precipitous paths to follow so be warned. Your guide will be very familiar with the paths and safety is first and foremost so you will be fine as long as you listed to their advice.
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Christelle M

    Beautiful Amalfi Coast

    It was my first ever organised holiday trip and it was a real success. I had such an amazing time in Italy, meeting lovely people, discovering beautiful places and eating great food! The Amalfi Coast is just magical and we managed to see a lot of it during our walks and treks. It was also pleasant to have the coast almost to ourselves at this time of the year and to avoid the summer crowds (especially in Pompei and Amalfi). it's riskier as the weather changes rapidly in March but we were quite lucky and Enrico, our guide, was really good in terms of organisation to make sure we would always have something to do regardless of the weather. The hotel team was lovely as well and took good care of our group! Definitely recommend it!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to pick just one! The walk around the crater of Mount Vesuvius was definitely a memorable experience. Positano and Ravello are really pretty towns too - postcard picture perfect - and the views from the top of Monte Tre Calli (done on day 2) was really impressive. It's the first glance you get of the area and it is so worth it!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Enrico, our local guide, was the best! Very knowledgeable and passionate about the land and plants, the traditions and the environment. He was very helpful with organising our free day and making sure nobody felt left behind. Good sense of humour too :)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As mentioned by others, walking poles are a great help with all the ups and downs and at that time of the year a good wind/rain jacket is a must. Definitely go for walking boots instead of shoes as I felt the support form the boots was needed considering the sometimes slippery terrain/rocks.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you to Enrico and the hotel for a great adventure, thank you to the rest of my group for being great travel companions and sharing a memorable holiday!
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Jenny B

    Excellent first trip

    This was my first trip of this kind - I usually go on holiday with friends or family. Due to thick fog, torrential downpours and landslides, the itinerary was changed a bit, to make the most of the good weather. Severio kept us informed and entertained and we had plenty to do. It was a fun, well-organised week with a lovely group of people.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational moment... probably arriving on top of the slightly foggy Mont Tre Calli -as someone who had never done any hiking, it was a bit challenging, but worth it. Or, towards the end of the week, looking out over the peaceful hilltops and villages and across the blue-turquoise sea in the sunshine.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio was fun, but serious and had lots of interesting stories. He was keen to make sure we saw as much of the area as we could despite the weather. He was clear on arrangements (firm with timings etc) but was also friendly and approachable and got to know the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do take walking poles, as the trip notes advise. I was one of the younger people in my group and didn't have a knee injury, but still found the one pole that I borrowed useful for getting up Mont Tre Calli - it would have been vital to use the poles if the weather had been hotter!
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Alison Donnelly

    Walking the amalfi coast

    Wonderful way to walk and see the highlights of the amalfi coast. The guide, Enrico enthusiastically took us on the walks and always had a plan b or c if the weather disappointed us. Take walking poles if you have sore knees as lots of steps and be prepared to walk up 400metres as well as down lots of steps. Hotel a great place to come back to for a well earned hot shower, a drink and diner .

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking around versuvius and having a packed lunch in ravello

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Enthusiastic particularly about the environment and traditions

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Heed the fitness training notes and take walking poles if knees an issue
  • Reviewed November 2017
    Ray Morris-Hill

    Spectacular Italian Coastal Scenery

    Beautiful coastal walking with so much to see and enjoy. The weather in September was just perfect -mid 20's Celsius every day. Check out my short holiday video here https://youtu.be/YMSI8ye1kQc to get a taste of the area.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing the magnificent coast from Tre Calli on the first day.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Satva was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun. She was keen to get us walking as a group so everyone felt part of the experience.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Get some training in before the trip - there are a lot of steps and the downhill can really stretch your calf muscles! Bring sticks as they will help a lot. Good walking boots are a must.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Pompeii is extraordinary but when we were there it was overrun by lots of tour groups. Amalfi was also very busy. Most of the walking routes are quiet.
  • Reviewed October 2017
    Mary Ziebell

    Beautiful hikes, beautiful sea and sky

    Coming back to Due Torri was really nice after hiking and exploring all day. The family run hotel is comfortable and they took great care of our group. The cooking demos were really fun and the food and wine was really good. The hikes were good physicial work outs, not to mention the scenery was spectacular. This tour is rated properly as moderate, but I would not consider the hikes as walking tour. Being a hiker in the mountains where I live, I was able to negotiate and feel physical good, but some people in our group did struggle. The 'path of the gods' hike was the highlight for me.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The 'path of the gods' hike was the best. Standing up above the sea, looking out, knowing I had got there on my own two legs was a thrill. The view just filled my heart with such joy. Also, the hike around the crater at Mount Vesuvius was unbelievable. What an experience.....

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Severio was our group leader and I did like him. At times his pace was a little too fast and there were a couple of occasions where we had stopped for a rest and he just took off again, leaving a couple of us still sitting. Other than that, was a good leader, he did take care of us and lead us on some awesome hikes. My friend Beverly's luggage did not arrive in Naples with us and I'm pretty sure Severio and the Due Torri staff did some Italian/connection magic to get her luggage to her the next day

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is my first trip with Exodus and was pleased with how it went.
  • Reviewed October 2017
    Annabel Ewbank-Smith

    A steptastic holiday!

    This was a great holiday in a beautiful area, fantastic coastal walks with amazing views of the cobalt sea, trekking through lemon groves past olive trees, fascinating towns and villages, and even a swim in the Mediterranean. There were a lot of steps but the trip information did warn of this. The Hotel Due Torri seemed to think it was a privilege to host us!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking around the crater of Vesuvius and enjoying the views from the top.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Satva obviously loves her job and inspired us all with her enthusiasm, knowledge and love of the Amalfi area. Nothing was too much trouble and she even gave language tips!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Get in some training on steep uphill and downhill slopes, and extensive sections of steps.

Dates & Prices

Please provide as much information as possible below so we can best help with your holiday requirements.

Fields with * are mandatory.

Please provide as much information as possible below so we can best help with your holiday requirements.

Fields with * are mandatory.

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]

 

 

Trips you might also like

Call us on 020 8772 3936