Sicily Grand Tour Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
Italy
Programmes:
Culture
Trip Code:
ADG
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate

You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

15 Days Flight Inclusive
15 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

The variety and richness of Sicily's heritage is unparalleled - nowhere else have the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Spanish and Italians left such an indelible historical legacy. On this incredible journey we sample the island's best UNESCO heritage sites, impressive archaeological treasures, quaint villages and its diverse landscape. With so much to see and do, a two week itinerary is ideal for those who want to cover the whole of the island at a reasonable pace. With sufficient time on our hands, we can also venture inland into the heart of Sicily, for a visit to the world famous UNESCO mosaics of Piazza Armerina.

At a Glance

  • 14 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, all en suite
  • 15 days land only / flight inclusive
  • Sightseeing on foot and 2 daywalks
  • Group normally 6 to 18, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus 
  • Countries visited: Italy

Trip Highlights

  • Baroque towns and ancient Greek temples
  • Piazza Armerina's impressive mosaics 
  • Special guided tours led by local guides
  • See the best sights and towns of Sicily

Is This Trip for You?

This is a comprehensive itinerary, with a few relatively long days due to the distance we cover. This itinerary has been designed to give more time to visit the key sights compared to our 9 days' Treasures of Sicily tour. There is a lot to see in Sicily and some of the days will feel busy, however the overall pace will be relaxed and on most days there will be free time to explore. All transfers are by private air-conditioned minibus allowing us to enjoy comfortable and flexible journeys. You will walk mostly in cities and towns and although not strenuous, the amount of walking on some days can be considerable. Please note that due to traffic restrictions in place in a lot of the historic centres visited you may have to carry your suitcase over cobbled pavements, although the bus will be leaving you as close as possible to your hotel. Please also be aware that sometimes hotels don't have a lift but local staff can help taking your luggage up and down the stairs. The excursion on Mt Etna is on foot and we walk for up to 2 hours on hilly-to-steep terrain of dried lava, rocky ash and sand. A second walk will take place in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, where we will walk for up to 3 hours (including stops) along idyllic Mediterranean coastline. Both of these walks are optional: there are cafes not far from the trails, where you can sit and wait for the rest of the group, should you prefer not to take part. The overall Activity Level for this trip is 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) meaning that it is suitable for all people who are in good health.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Group

An Exodus local leader will be on hand throughout the week to help with your orientation and to make sure everything runs smoothly. However, due to Italian legislation, tour leaders are not allowed to guide groups in cities, museums and churches. Expert licenced guides will accompany the group in Catania, Siracusa & Ortygia, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Palermo & Monreale. Our tour leader will also accompany the group on the two walking excursions on Mt Etna and in the Zingaro Nature Reserve. You will be free to sightsee at your own pace at other sites such as Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Selinunte, Erice, Cefalu and Segesta.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
18

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Catania
End City:
Taormina

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start in Catania.

    The first two nights will be spent in a comfortable central hotel.

  • Day 2

    Excursion on Mt Etna, Europe's highest active volcano; afternoon wine tasting.

    After breakfast we enjoy a spectacular guided walk on Mt Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. We hike up past several old lava flows to be rewarded with a dramatic panoramic view of the volcanic landscape (1 to 2 hours walking, approx.5 km). You are strongly advised to take a waterproof/windproof jacket, a warm top and to wear long trousers. In the afternoon we enjoy a delicious wine & cheese tasting in one of the area’s famous wine cellars. Overnight in Catania.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Morning sightseeing tour of Catania; afternoon drive to Syracuse and visit archaeological park.

    This morning we enjoy a guided tour of this eclectic city. We start from the historic heart of the city, Piazza Duomo, and wander through the main streets, most of which boast several buildings which are a triumph of Baroque style such as Palazzo dei Chierici, Palazzo degli Elefanti and the Duomo (cathedral). We continue via the central fish market, one of the biggest in Italy, and admire the array of bright colours and peculiar smells, accompanied by the unabashed shouts of the fishmongers selling their fresh produce. In the afternoon we drive for approx. 1 hour to the city of Syracuse, once the most powerful city-state in the Greek world and briefly capital of the Byzantine Empire. Here we take a guided tour of Neapolis Archaelological Park accompanied by a local expert guide. The sight is situated in the northwest of Syracuse and is famous for its spectacular ruins, but in particular for the Greek theatre that dates back at least to the 5th century BC. The Roman amphitheatre, built in the 3rd century AD is also very impressive: 140m long - it is one of the largest to be found anywhere; overnight in Syracuse.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Free day in Syracuse.

    The day is free to explore the lovely island of Ortigia, Syracuse's historical heart. We recommend starting from the Piazza del Duomo, a delightful pedestrian square and home to the wonderful Cathedral. The island measures just 1km by 500 metres and can be all easily explored on foot. Restaurants, trattorias and bars abound and it is especially nice to sit out on the western side, warmed by the sun and with a view over the sea. The afternoon is free for further independent exploration. We recommend a visit to the great archaeological museum Paolo Orsi, boasting an extensive collection from the pre-Greek, to the Greek and Hellenistic eras and up to Roman times. Close to the museum you can find the Catacombs of San Giovanni, a maze of tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the flower-filled ruins of a Norman church. Overnight in Syracuse.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Visit the UNESCO Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa.

    In the morning we leave Syracuse and head to the town of Noto (approx. 45 mins), which since 2002 has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto'. The striking architecture is a result of the the major earthquake that struck Sicily in 1693. The old town of Noto was almost completely destroyed, and it was then reconstructed with a special design which was intended to be functional but also harmonious. We explore the small town on foot, wandering around the narrow streets, admiring the golden-coloured stone buildings and the fantastical facades and balconies. After lunch we drive to the town of Ragusa (approx. 1 hour), considered one of the most picturesque towns in Sicily and also one of the UNESCO-listed Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily. Ragusa became particularly famous in recent years as one of the main filming locations for the Sicilian detective drama Inspector Montalbano. The town is split in two parts, and while the upper section offers some noteworthy architectural delights, it is the smaller Ragusa Ibla below that really draws visitors. The historic centre is compact, making it easy to explore on foot in a few hours.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Explore town of Modica; transfer and overnight in Piazza Armerina.

    We start our day with a visit to Modica, another of the area's UNESCO-listed Baroque towns boasting some fine architecture, picturesque views and historic lanes. The chocolate made in this town is one of the most famous products of Sicily and was discovered by the Aztecs in Mexico and brought to Sicily by the Spanish during the 15th and 16th centuries. Luckily, we will have the chance to sample it during a visit to the town's main chocolate shop. In the afternoon we drive north (approx. 2 hours) to Piazza Armerina, a historic town nestled in the heart of Sicily, and enjoy a pleasant stroll in its charming centre.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Morning guided visit in Piazza Armerina; see the UNESCO mosaics collection of Villa Romana del Casale.

    Today starts with a guided tour of Piazza Armerina and continues with a visit to the famous UNESCO listed Villa Romana del Casale, considered the best heritage site in Sicily by many visitors. This is one of the best-preserved villas built during the Roman Empire, boasting extensive and almost intact examples of mosaics spread over 3500 square meters. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics, probably produced by North African artisans, portray scenes of daily life, including the famous tableau of girls exercising in their bikinis. We return to Piazza Armerina in the afternoon; those wishing to explore further can choose to visit the impressive archaeological site of Morgantina, approx. 40mins drive from the hotel (optional, payable locally). The fascinating ruins of Morgantina, an ancient Greek city which continued to thrive in Roman times, still preserve major Greek structures, including the sanctuary in the Agora, the public grain store and the theatre. 

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Visit the Valley of Temples in Agrigento and archaeological sight of Selinunte.

    Today is one of the longest travel days as we make our way south, first stopping in Agrigento (approx. 2 hours transfer) and then continuing to Selinunte (approx. 1hr 20 mins drive) where we stay the night. In Agrigento we will visit the iconic sight of the Valley of the Temples. A guided tour will allow us to discover and learn the history of this splendid archaeological park, which consists of eight temples (and various other remains) built between approx. 510 BC and 430 BC. In the afternoon we explore Selinunte, one of Sicily's great Greek archaeological sites. Situated in the south-western corner of the island, the park incorporates Greek temples, ancient town walls, the ruins of residential and commercial buildings, countryside paths and zones yet to be excavated. Overnight in Selinunte.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 9

    Explore the island of Mozia by ferry and drive to the hilltop town of Erice.

    An hour’s drive north and a short boat ride bring us to the island of Mozia, an interesting archaeological site in western Sicily, located between the towns of Trapani and Marsala. The site was once an important colony of Carthage, the Phoenician-founded city in North Africa, with a small museum and extensive ruins to visit. In the afternoon we continue (approx. 1 hour drive) to the picturesque mediaeval hilltop town of Erice, set in a stunning location approximately 800m above sea level. It is not surprising that thanks to its strategic position Erice was occupied by many civilizations; from the Greeks and Carthaginians to the Romans and the Arabs and finally the Normans. We enjoy some free time to explore the town's narrow lanes on foot, and perhaps enjoy some down time and a drink in one of the panoramic terraces at sunset. Overnight in Trapani.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 10

    Half day walk in the nature reserve of Zingaro; visit ruins of Segesta and drive to Palermo.

    This morning we take a break from the cultural highlights of the island and head to the coast to explore one of the best examples of idyllic Mediterranean landscape on foot. Stretching along the coast for 7km between the lovely village of Scopello in the east to San Vito Lo Capo in the west, the Zingaro Nature Reserve boasts some stunning walking trails with views out to the cliffs and the azure sea, coves and pristine beaches. We take a leisurely walk for up to 3 hours (including stops) along beautiful coastal trails with the opportunity of a quick swim before returning to the bus. In the afternoon we make our way to Palermo, but not before stopping in the ancient city of Segesta (40 mins drive), founded around 1200 BC by the mysterious Elymians. Here we visit the Greek theatre and the well-preserved 5th-century BC Doric temple, set on top of a hill and surrounded by mountains. Overnight in Palermo.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 11

    Morning tour of Monreale and its Duomo; afternoon guided visit to Palermo.

    We start our day with a half day excursion to Monreale (30 mins drive each way) to visit its extraordinary cathedral, considered the greatest example of Norman architecture in the world. An extensive area of the interior is covered in gleaming gold mosaics and features an interesting combination of Norman, Byzantine and Islamic art created during Sicily's most glorious era. Later in the afternoon, a local expert guide will take us on a walking tour around Palermo's historic centre revealing some of the most iconic monuments of this city, including Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square and Marina Square. Overnight in Palermo.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 12

    Free day in Palermo for further individual sightseeing; drive to the picturesque fishing village of Cefalu.

    The day is free for further individual exploration of Palermo's historic centre. A great way to spend the morning is by heading to one or two of the main street markets (Ballarò, Capo or Vucciria) where the legacy of Palermo’s past as a commercial port continues to manifest itself. Palermo’s Muslim history has made an imprint on the bazaars of the town: bustling, crowded, and full of all kinds of treasures. A morning at the markets is without doubt the best way to connect with the real lifestyle of the locals. Late afternoon we transfer to the lovely fishing village of Cefalu (approx. 1 hr 15 mins). Overnight in Cefalu.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 13

    Free day in Cefalu.

    Today is free to soak up the charming atmosphere of Cefalu. We recommend to start the day with a visit to the impressive Norman cathedral, home to elaborate Byzantine mosaics , and the restored twelfth-century cloister. Continue with a stroll through the winding mediaeval streets of the historic centre and stop for lunch near the picturesque harbour. In the afternoon you can relax at the sandy beach, take a walk to the hilltop Rocca offering superb views and old fortifications or visit Cefalù's town museum, the Museo Mandralisca. Overnight in Cefalu.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 14

    Full free day in Taormina.

    This morning we drive to the elegant and fashionable town of Taormina (approx. 2hrs 40mins). On arrival we enjoy a short orientation tour through the town's picture-perfect alleys followed by a visit to the Greek theatre dating back to the 3rd century BC and offering splendid coastal views. The remainder of the day is free for optional activities: if you are looking for a break from the crowds, head to the lovely public gardens. You can also consider a walk (one hour each way) or a bus ride to the neighbouring hamlet of Castelmola. Those looking to relax in the sunshine may decide to visit Isola Bella, a tiny island located in a small bay on the coast just below Taormina. Activities such as cooking classes may be available on request. Overnight in Taormina.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 15

    End Taormina.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

3 and 4-star hotels

On this trip we use different comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels, and occasionally comfortable B&Bs. Some hotels have been selected for their warm hospitality and typical Sicilian character and others for their convenient location close to the historic centres we. All rooms have en suite facilities and Wi-fi and some hotels have a pool. Below is a list of the hotels normally used for this tour although please be aware that occasionally these may change to others of similar standards. If you wish to obtain an up-to-date list we recommend contacting our Customer Operations team three to two months prior departure.

Catania: Hotel Dimora de Mauro www.dimorademauro.it

Syracuse: Hotel Aretusa www.jollyaretusapalacehotel.com

Ragusa: Hotel Orologio www.hoteldellorologio.com

Piazza Armerina: The group may be split into different comfortable B&B’s or hotels (such as Suite D’Autore, Kimera, Dimora del Conte, HomeHotel); which supports the Albergo Diffuso (scattered hotel) sustainable hospitality concept, created in Italy in the 80’s with the aim of reviving small historic centres and to reuse uninhabited houses which were vacated as people moved to cities. Please be aware that whilst we endeavour to only use good quality properties, the accommodation may occasionally differ in size, décor & view.

Selinunte: Hotel Admeto www.hoteladmeto.it

Trapani: Hotel Vittoria Trapani www.hotelvittoriatrapani.it

Palermo: Hotel Crystal Palace www.hotelcrystalpalacepalermo.it

Cefalu: Hotel Tourist Cefalù www.touristhotel.it

Taormina: Hotel Isabella  www.isabella.hotelstaormina.net

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Single supplement from £470.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts and a wine tasting on Mt Etna included.

Sicilian cuisine is a melting pot of all the different cultures that existed on the island, from the Arabs to the Normans. The island itself is incredibly fertile, enjoying a perfect climate which is ideal for the cultivation of fresh produce such as olives, oranges, lemons, eggplants, tomatoes, pistachios, almonds, grapes, and more- not to mention all of the seafood, tuna and swordfish fished off the coast. The result? A cuisine that is fresh, varied, and absolutely delicious! Sicilian wines are also superb and known to be strong and syrupy, like Marsala and Moscato. During the trip the leader will always be on hand to recommend the best restaurants and cafes for meals. In the evening she/he will often be organising optional group dinners but participation is entirely optional.

Transportation

We use a private air-conditioned minibus for all transfers and excursions allowing us to enjoy comfortable, flexible and stress-free journeys.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Sicily has a good year-round climate, with plenty of sunshine and warm/hot temperatures. Temperatures on the summer departures can reach 33 to 38 degrees. The earlier and later departures are likely to be cooler with a slightly higher chance of rain. In late summer there is the possibility of heavy thunderstorms, but these are usually short-lived. Spring and autumn are cooler for sightseeing. Please be aware that temperatures on Etna will be much lower lower than they are at sea level. With windy conditions, it can feel chilly or even cold at the top so warm and windproof clothing is recommended.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 15 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways or EasyJet or Alitalia (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 15 days starting in Catania and ending in Taormina

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Catania in the evening of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

 

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Exodus has booked it.

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight - please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

Location start:
Catania
Location end:
Taormina

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Comfortable walking shoes, small daypack for camera, guidebook, sun cream, hat, sunglasses, waterproofs. For the walking excursion on Mt Etna you will need: long trousers, waterproofs, closed walking shoes/boots with sturdy sole. Water bottle: while mineral water is available in restaurants and shops, it?s safe to drink the tap water in hotels in Siicily, so remember to bring refillable water bottles and keep hydrated during the day.

At time of writing the standard weight limit for hold baggage on the recommended international carrier for this trip is 20kg. We recommend packing only one piece of checked baggage.

As advice about luggage allowances for both hand and hold luggage is subject to change, we suggest you check the airline's website for the latest information prior to your departure.

Optional Equipment

Swimming costume

Practical Information

Passport

Italy

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Certain European nationalities may be able to travel within Europe on their national identity card. Check carefully with the relevant authorities if you intend to do this.

Visa

Italy

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

There are no specific health risks on this trip.

Vaccination

Italy

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

If you are a UK citizen and travelling in Europe you should obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your Post Office. This gives you medical care at a reduced cost, and some cases for free, in many European countries, but should not be considered a substitute for adequate insurance.

Local Time

Italy's Timezone:
Europe/Rome CEST (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

Italy's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins.

Money

Italy's Currency

The national currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 1.2 to the UK£ and 0.9 to the US$.

Exchange rates are correct at the time of publication.

 

ATM Availability

ATMs are available in all major towns. Credit cards are accepted in large supermarkets and at the hotels in Palermo and in Taormina. Small shops and restaurants prefer cash therefore we recommend obtaining some euros before travelling or on arrival at Catania airport.

 

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

For the meals not included, allow €8-15 for lunch and €20-30 for dinner, excluding alcoholic drinks. The exact amount spent depends entirely on the type of restaurant visited and the menu chosen.

LOCAL TAXES: many Italian cities have recently introduced a tourist tax for non-residents. Each town is responsible for their tax, which will be collected by the accommodation provider at check-in or check-out. This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and number of days of stay. It is usually between €1 and €4 per person per night. For this trip, please allow approx. €30-35 per person for the whole trip.

Tipping

Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work with Exodus. Most of our clients wish to give a tip to their guides in appreciation of their help and friendliness. This, of course, is in no way compulsory and depends on the service received. For this trip we recommend to budget approx. €30-35 per person for the leader, €15-20 per person for the driver and €10-15 per person for the local guides.

 

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE –STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.