Walking the Amalfi Coast

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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:
020 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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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.

    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).

    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!

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • 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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020 8772 3874
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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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020 8772 3874
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  • Reviewed November 2018
    Dave B

    Not just a walking trip

    If you think it's just a walking trip then you're in for a pleasant surprise. There are a good variety of walks (although there a lot of downhill steps, so you should do some preparation for this otherwise your knees will complain !) ... but you also get cookery lessons, trips to Vesuvius & Pompeii, and optional trips to Capri/Herculaneum, plus a bit of exploratory time at the end of the walks. The days are full, with early starts on a couple of the days. The food at the hotel is great. All in all, thoroughly recommended.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Difficult to say one: Many, many fantastic views (worth getting to a 'high' point for a sunrise or sunset if you can) Pompeii was much more impressive than I expected (& brought to life by our guide) Travelling on the Capri buses was memorable !

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Great :) - if you get Martina then you will be very well looked after

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You'll read it in a lot of the reviews ... there are a LOT of steps, and most of them are downhill. You really will benefit from doing some longer downhill walks before you come to prepare your quads/calves/knees, it will make the holiday much more enjoyable if you do. Using two walking sticks will be very beneficial.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you don't know any, then learn some Italian before you come ... it is appreciated :) If you can't make the group transfer then it's easy to book your own transfer from the airport to the hotel. If you do book, you'll have a fab time.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    David Hand

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    A well organised and enjoyable trip. Just the right balance of walking and sight seeing. An excellent hotel with good food and drink.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Almost certainly the Pathway of the Gods, although the 2700 steps down to Amalfi was unusual walking for me!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The best Exodus leader yet and I have been on a number of Exodus expeditions. Nothing was too much trouble for her and coming with us to see us off on the Capri ferry in Amalfi on her day off was the perfect example.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Yes, go in Oct./Nov. Good weather and no crowds. Proper walking boots and trekking poles are almost essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Once again a first class holiday.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    David Hand

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    A well organised and enjoyable trip. Just the right balance of walking and sight seeing. An excellent hotel with good food and drink.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Almost certainly the Pathway of the Gods, although the 2700 steps down to Amalfi was unusual walking for me!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The best Exodus leader yet and I have been on a number of Exodus expeditions. Nothing was too much trouble for her and coming with us to see us off on the Capri ferry in Amalfi on her day off was the perfect example.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Yes, go in Oct./Nov. Good weather and no crowds. Proper walking boots and trekking poles are almost essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Once again a first class holiday.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    David Hand

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    A well organised and enjoyable trip. Just the right balance of walking and sight seeing. An excellent hotel with good food and drink.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Almost certainly the Pathway of the Gods, although the 2700 steps down to Amalfi was unusual walking for me!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The best Exodus leader yet and I have been on a number of Exodus expeditions. Nothing was too much trouble for her and coming with us to see us off on the Capri ferry in Amalfi on her day off was the perfect example.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Yes, go in Oct./Nov. Good weather and no crowds. Proper walking boots and trekking poles are almost essential.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Once again a first class holiday.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    Marion Perkins

    The title was a good description if the trip content. The grading was slightly out...we felt this should have been moderate not leisurely/moderate.

    It was a great holiday which I have already recommended to a couple of friends.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The climb to the rim of Vesuvius...The guide Stefan was excellent. He knew his stuff and led us well. The view from the top was breathtaking. Also The Path of the gods...a wonderful walk even in November..

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Martina was second to none. She was everything you could hope for in a leader; efficient, well organised, confident but also caring, light hearted and great fun. She was very knowledgeable about the area and enjoyed imparting that knowledge to us. She obviously loves her job.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you have the right gear which should definitely include at least one walking pole and shoes with good grip. Be aware also that the word leisurely applies rather to the pace of the walks than the type. Some are quite demanding.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would reiterate my question about the grading of this trip...I feel a straight moderate would be more accurate. Another thing we have noticed about Exodus trips is that there is very little free time built in...It is often a rush to fit everything in AND relax. This may be due to packing lots into each holiday so is more of an observation than a grumble. My one disappointment was Pompeii which was always going to be a highlight for me. Our guide Andre(sp?) Was again excellent and imparted his knowledge with passion and panache ...but there was no time to linger and absorb the atmosphere...we were rushed from one place to another and felt at the end rather bombarded with information which we had no time to absorb.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    Margaret Swinyard

    As beautiful as the pictures

    I was a little concerned when I booked this trip that it was a really popular destination that might prove disappointing when seen for real. I need not have worried one bit - the Amalfi coast is every bit as beautiful as its reputation suggests. The itinerary on this trip allowed us to enjoy amazing walks, visit atmospheric towns, learn about the geography and history of the area, and all in great company with a friendly, enthusiastic group of fellow travellers!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking the path of the Gods on a beautiful Autumn day.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Albert was great! He appeared laid-back and relaxed, but made arrangements smoothly and inconspicuously so everything ran smoothly. Albert was very good at ensuring all members of the group were catered for, making sure that anyone who'd walked far enough could get transport and meet up with the group again later, while also offering extra detours for those with energy left.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As has been said before, there are a LOT of steps! Poles can be a good idea...
  • Reviewed November 2018
    Ann Woelfle Bater

    Sore Legs, Great Time

    Our Amalfi walking tour was memorable for a multitude of reasons. Our guide Severio was outstanding and he basically "made" the trip. His enthusiasm and love for his country was evident in every activity we participated in. The hill climbing and stairs were made memorable by the fact I spent the entire week hobbling around and laughing about it (as did the rest of the group). The balance of local foods and active days combined with a wonderful International group of fellow travelers makes this the reason I keep coming back to Exodus for touring.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Facing my fear of heights and vertigo with the help of Severio and my fellow travelers.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Outstanding in every way. Severio went above and beyond.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be reasonably fit and use walking sticks for all of the downhill and stairs!
  • Reviewed October 2018
    Nicola (Nicky) Moulsdale

    Stunning scenery and spectacular walks

    Recently back from the Amalfi Coast Trip. It was amazing. Lots of spectacular walks with stunning scenery, together with wonderful trips to Pompeii and Herculaneum and the day off spent on the island of Capri. We were extremely lucky with the weather for nearing the end of October with blue skies and warm sun every day. We were lucky to have a fantastic group of like minded people from USA, Australia, Canada and of course the UK, as well as the best of leaders, Vania. Very comfortable family run hotel too, and enjoyed the pizza and tiramisu making evenings, and the trip to the Mozarella factory. One of the best walking holidays we’ve had.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Difficult to pick one out as it’s all inspirational, but if I have to, then the Path of the Gods.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania, was absolutely amazing and truly made our holiday the success it was. She was always smiling, always cheerful, and with boundless energy and enthusiasm made every walk a treat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I would emphasise the “good level of fitness required” as I found the first walk to Monte Tre Calli a bit of a challenge, but the rest of the walks were not as tough, though pretty hard on your knees! Definitely bring walking poles, and proper sturdy walking boots. Buy the Amalfi Coast Walks map from the hotel reception for €8 and bring a highlighter pen to mark your walks!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Disappointing we couldn’t visit Vesuvius as the rainstorm the previous week had washed away the Path.
  • Reviewed October 2018
    Richard McGaw

    Bucket list trip

    Everything was seamless. The balance was excellent: two days hiking, a day of Pompeii and Herculeneum, a hike, an optional day in Capri or Naples, and a closing hike. The hotel and its staff were welcoming. The views are stunning in Amalfi, and when you look back at where you came from you are amazed that you did it. I travelled to and from Agerola off the Exodus schedule and the hotel arranged it perfectly.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Our guide rescued an abandoned pup that we found on a hike. He made the effort to carry the pup until we came to someone who knew where it likely came from, and took over.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    First class. Sevario was enthusiastic, well prepared, indulgent of perhaps too many questions, made an effort to encourage people in difficult terrain, helped rescue one of our group who stumbled off the trail and fell down a steep slope, and led someone with vertigo through challenging terrain. I never expected that he would be with the group from morning till late in the evening.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the trip. Amalfi is breathtakingly beautiful. The walks in some cases are probably a little more difficult than advertised, but most of our group was 60+, and if you are reasonably fit you will have no trouble.
  • Reviewed October 2018
    Alan & Peta Purdy

    Outstanding - lives up to its reputation!

    This week endorses the many positive reviews already posted. It is a perfect mix of incredible scenery, just challenging enough walks, a lovely homely hotel, lots of variety in the week's programme and excursions, great food, and we were lucky to enjoy a fun group of people from England, Canada and our own New Zealand. Our guide Severio was fun, knowledgeable, thoughtful and supportive - especially when we needed to seek local medical assistance. The hotel staff are family and fabulous. Do it - it will be an experience you will never forget!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    So many - the "Walk of the Gods"of course, the slog up the local three peaks mountain, Positano, Capri and hiking to the summit of Vesuvio.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Couldn't ask for better! Severio was the perfect leader in every sense, good humoured, diplomatic when required, and knowledgable - and patient with our appalling ignorance of Greek mythology!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go prepared for the trails to be a little more demanding than the "2" rating would suggest. We thought this was probably a "3" because of some long uphill slogs and long stair descents. In hot weather it is taxing enough for we oldies! You need to have a reasonably good level of fitness and good knees to really enjoy the week. We did!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This as our first Exodus trip. we would happily book another similar walking tour.

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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