Aerial view of Prague, Czech Republic

Prague to Budapest Ride Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria
Programmes:
Cycling
Trip Code:
MVZ
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate

You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

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

Trip Overview

Cycle through landscapes of four countries; the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. This trip combines peaceful country lanes with well-marked cycle paths, including sections along the Danube, to showcase the best of Central Europe. Our itinerary meanders past castles, through rustic villages, along rivers and past lakes as we discover the former territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Highlights include UNESCO sites, national parks and the famous wine-making region of Moravia. Exploring the gentle countryside, rural towns and historic capitals by bike is a great way to sample the changing atmosphere and individual flavours of each region.

At a Glance

  • 10 nights in comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels, all rooms en suite
  • 8 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Group normally 4 to 14, plus local leader, assistant guide and support driver. Min age 16 yrs
  • Travel by private minibus

 

Trip Highlights

  • Cycle along rivers, through forests and national parks
  • Discover four countries steeped in history
  • Enjoy Central European culture, cuisines, wines and beers

Is This Trip for You?

This trip is classified Road-Activity level 3

The route is undulating and requires a reasonable level of fitness. There is full vehicle support, minimising the amount you need to carry, and giving the option of a rest should it be needed. However, please be aware that there are some sections (approx. 10%) where the vehicle cannot follow the group, for instance along narrow forest cycle paths or through vineyards. We aim to use mainly quiet roads and cycle paths where possible, but sometimes we need to pass busy sections in order to reach the quiet roads on the other side.
The optional city tour of Vienna by bike is on some busy city centre roads and cycle paths.

Average daily distance: 56 km (34 miles); Number. of days cycling: 8; vehicle support 90%; Terrain and route 100% tarmac/easy gravel roads.

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.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
14

Itinerary

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Prague.

    The tour will start in Prague, the Czech Republic's capital, in the late afternoon. A short walking tour is included in the evening today as we head out for dinner in Prague. If you wish to explore this beautiful city in more detail we recommend booking an extra night pre-tour, or requesting an earlier arrival time.

    Your leader can also point out highlights on free maps from the hotel for those interested in visiting the city’s top attractions such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle or Wenceslas Square. Prague is also the perfect place to just wander through the alleys of the pretty Old Town, sample world-renowned Czech beer or try hearty local cuisine.
    Hotel Lunik (or similar)

     

     

  • Day 2

    Transfer to Ceske Budejovice; cycle to Cesky Krumlov by the Vltava River.

    We transfer 150km to Ceske Budejovice to collect our bikes. Our first day is a relatively short one to warm us up, as we cycle to Cesky Krumlov on the Vltava River. A feature of the old town here is the narrow, crooked streets and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. There may be time to visit Cesky Krumlov Castle, one of the largest in Central Europe, which overlooks the town from its strategic position on a horseshoe bend in the river.
    Penzion Prelat (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 32 km / 20 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    423
  • Day 3

    Ride through the forests and hills to mediaeval spa town of Trebon.

    Leaving Cesky Krumlov behind us we head out into the hilly countryside. Our route flattens out as we enter the Trebon Basin, a lowland area of forests, meadows and lakes. Our destination is Trebon, a mediaeval town of Renaissance architecture, now also known as a spa town. There is also a neo-gothic tomb set in an English-style park plus a good number of cafés and restaurants in which to relax and enjoy a hearty meal. Many local dishes here make use of the famous Trebon Carp. Transfer (approx. 45 minutes) to our hotel in Jindrichuv Hradec.
    Hotel Concertino (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 55 km / 34 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    606
  • Day 4

    Cycle through the Trebon Basin along Greenways Trail to UNESCO town of Telc.

    Today we pass a number of man-made lakes as we follow sections of the Greenways Trail, part of a network of hiking and cycling trails in the Czech Republic and Austria. Our ride finishes at the Renaissance town of Telc, registered on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List in 1992. From here we transfer (approx. 60km/1hour) to Znojmo on the banks of the river Dyje, often seen as the gateway to the wine-making area of South Moravia.
    Hotel Lahofer (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 70 km / 43 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    966
  • Day 5

    Cycle past vineyards to Mikulov.

    Today's ride aims to discover the rich fertile flatland of the region of Moravia, home to an abundance of vineyards and wine cellars. We cycle until Mikulov, a real gem located directly on the border with Lower Austria. Worth visiting are the town's pretty castle, the town square and the surrounding architecture. In the evening we enjoy a wine tasting. Overnight in Mikulov.
    Hotel Galant (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 63 km / 39 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    298
  • Day 6

    Ride into Austria through the UNESCO grounds of Lednice, the Versailles of Southern Moravia; continue to Poysdorf and transfer to Vienna.

    Today we enter Austria through the UNESCO grounds of Lednice, known as the 'Versailles' of Southern Moravia; we continue to the wine-producing town of Poysdorf, from where we transfer the final 47km to Vienna. Once checked into our accommodation the centre of the city awaits, just a short metro ride away or approx. 20 minute walk. Austria's capital is a hive of architecture, history and culture with a lively café and bar scene and great range of restaurants.
    Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 55 km / 34 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    427
  • Day 7

    Free day in Vienna; morning optional guided bike ride around the city.

    Today is free to explore the beautiful and former imperial city of Vienna. It's old centre is bursting with cultural, historic and architectural wonders as it was the former HQ of the Hapsburg Empire. The city is brimming with sights for all tastes including the majestic Schoenbrunn Palace (summer palace of the Hapsburgs),the popular Kunsthistoriches Museum and Hundertwasser Hause as well as countless breathtaking churches, cathedrals and concert halls!

    No visit to Vienna is complete without a visit to one of it's many famous cafés for coffee and cake or soaking up all the culture this city has to offer in one of Vienna's many parks or beer gardens.

    An optional guided bike ride around the city is available for those who prefer a more active morning.
    Hotel Boltzmann (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Follow the Danube Cycle Path to the Donauauen N.P.; into Slovakia and on to Bratislava.

    We join the Danube Cycle Path, following a quiet route out of the city and into the Donauauen National Park, past the red-tiled turrets of Castle Orth and the chateau at Eckartsau. We cross the border at the town of Hainburg and enter Slovakia, winding our way towards the capital Bratislava, strategically positioned along the Danube.
    Hotel Falkensteiner (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 70 km / 43 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    50
  • Day 9

    Morning sightseeing in Bratislava; cycle to the Slovakia-Hungary border and continue through Halaszi to Hedervar; transfer to Esztergom.

    In the morning we have some time to explore Bratislava, wandering through the narrow cobbled streets of the charming old town of Slovakia's capital city. Due to it's strategic position on the Danube, it has previously been an important economic, cultural and political centre of Central Europe. Whilst the old town is quite compact, it is packed with beautiful 18th Century buildings and sights such as St Michael's Gate and the mediaeval city walls.

    We then continue our ride and cross the border into Hungary, cycling through peaceful rolling countryside before arriving in Hedervar, a small village of around 2000 inhabitants. From here we transfer to our hotel in the pretty town of Esztergom.
    Panzio Bazilika (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 58 km / 36 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    44
  • Day 10

    Follow the Danube beneath Visegrad Castle, ride through rolling hills to Vac; transfer to Budapest; free time for sightseeing.

    We depart Esztergom mid morning and begin the ride with a 4km section of a cycle path alongside the Danube before joining the road. Our route meanders over rolling countryside and through rural villages until we reach Vac, where our cycling ends. From here we transfer approximately 45 minutes to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, famous for being blessed with many hot springs and their delicious 'Magyar' cuisine.

    The remainder of the day is free to explore this grand city situated majestically along the Danube. Budapest is a history & architecture lover's dream to explore. It offers an eclectic mix of attractions such as the Szechenyi Baths (Europe's largest medicinal bath), Fisherman's Bastion for breathtaking views of the Danube and Parliament building, the House of Horrors museum where you can learn about the city's dark past during Communist times or simply enjoy a glass of one of Hungary's excellent wines in a local café and soak up the atmosphere of a truly unique European capital.
    Lion's Garden Hotel (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 45 km / 28 miles
    Total ascent (m):
    70
  • Day 11

    End Budapest.

    The trip ends this morning after breakfast. If you wish to explore this fascinating city in more detail we recommend booking an extra night post tour, please ask our sales team for details.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

All ascents, descents and distances listed above have been measured by our local partners or tour leaders. Please note that different GPS measuring devices can give differing results dependent on the barometric pressures at the time. Measurements stated throughout these trips notes are given to help you understand the types of terrain and distances you will encounter.

Accommodation

Hotels & Pensions

Please be advised that the below accommodation listed in each location are the standard hotels used. However, there may be some departures where groups stay at similar hotels of the same standard and quality.

We use a mix of 3 and 4-star hotels and small pensions during our ride, chosen for comfort and convenience. Our city hotels may be a short walk or ride from the city centre. All hotels have en suite facilities and offer free Wi-Fi. Some hotels offer spa and wellness centres. 

Hotel Lunik- Prague

Penzion Prelat- Cesky Krumlov

Hotel Concertino -Jindrichuv Hradec

Hotel Lahofer- Znojmo

Hotel Galant- Mikulov

Hotel Boltzmann- Vienna

Hotel Falkensteiner- Bratislava

Panzio Bazilika- Esztergom

Lion's Garden Hotel- Budapest

Single supplements are available upon request.

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

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Single supplement from £370.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts are included.

The cuisines of Central European countries possess many similarities yet still retain their own strong gastronomic traditions and dishes. Hearty soups, noodles, dumplings made from wheat or potato, meat dishes consisting of pork, beef and game are all staples across the region. You will also find a large variety of sausages and vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes and peppers featuring prominently in many dishes. Dairy products such as cheeses and creams are heavily used in the region too. Desserts are plentiful and varied with each country having their own unique sweets and cakes. And of course the Czech beer is world renowned for it's quality and taste. Many of the countries visited on the trip also offer good quality wines and local spirits that are worth tasting along the way!

The breakfasts during the trip are usually continental with a choice of eggs.

Each day we will stop en route for lunch. Lunches are the main meal of the day in Central Europe and we usually have a hot lunch at a restaurant or café.

Vegetarians can be catered for, as are other dietary requirements although there may not be the same choice or variety as you have at home. Please advise us upon booking.

The leader will accompany the group to a restaurant each evening, but will provide recommendations for those wishing to explore separately.

Water is provided for each day cycling and can be topped up regularly throughout the day, so please ensure you take your own water bottle(s).

Transportation

On this trip we use an air conditioned minibus for all transfers.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

The weather here is comparatively stable, particularly during mid-summer. Temperatures are usually between 15-25 degrees (but can be hotter at the height of summer) and rainfall although relatively low is possible throughout the year.

Weather Charts

Budapest

Prague

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 11 days

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

Flights from London

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: 11 days starting in Prague and ending in Budapest

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Prague in the afternoon 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.

You can pre-book private arrival and departure transfers through Exodus if you wish (payable in advance). Please ensure that you provide us with all relevant information at least 2 weeks before departure.

The start hotel is approximately 30 minutes drive from the airport. To get there using public transport you can catch bus No.119 to Dejvická Metro Station and continue on Line A to Nám. Míru.

There is also an airport taxi service for a fixed rate, about 590CZK. Upon arrival at the hotel, make staff aware that you are part of an Exodus group.

 

Location start:
Prague
Location end:
Budapest

What to Take

Essential Equipment

We recommend packing:

  • Long trousers
  • Cycle helmet (compulsory on this trip)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • A couple of warm layers
  • Sunglasses or eye protection
  • Sun cream
  • Stiff-soled shoes suitable for cycling
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sandals

Water Included

Plastic bottles are a big issue in many countries where recycling isn’t yet widely available; they often end up in landfill sites or get burnt, both processes are harmful to the environment and we would like to reduce our impact here. For your trip we provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic used. This means that safe drinking water will be available throughout so all you need to do is bring a bottle to re-fill along the way. Please add this to your packing list!

Optional Equipment

Panniers are available to use during the trip or alternatively you can choose to bring your own if you wish which our local operators will try to fit on your bicycle.

You may also wish to pack a swimsuit as some hotels offer spa and wellness centres.

Equipment Hire

Local Bike Details: Kelly touring bikes with front suspension.

Discount for bringing your own bike: £90.

A quality local hire bike is now included in the overall price of our cycling holidays. At the time of booking we will take your height in order to reserve equipment. There may on occasions be insufficient bikes available in the correct size; we will endeavour to find suitable alternative equipment but this cannot be guaranteed. We will tell you before you book whether suitably sized bikes are available.

Conditions

1. The equipment remains the property of the supplier and you may not sell, hire out or part possession with the equipment.

2. You must not misuse the equipment and must return it in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear excepted). The supplier is entitled to charge for any damage caused to the equipment during the period of hire.

3. You must ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use. In the event of the equipment being lost or stolen, you may be liable for the replacement value of the equipment

4. You must not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and should immediately notify the Supplier in the event of breakdown or loss.

Bringing Your Own Bike

If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may, of course, bring it along. Please advise us at the time of booking and you will receive a discount off the price of the holiday, as specified above. You will be responsible for any extra baggage charges, please speak to our Sales team for individual airline fees. You will also be responsible for assembling and disassembling your bike as well as bringing along spare parts and any tools specific to it. Our cycling team only carry the relevant spares for the hire fleet. Any clients bringing their own bike should ensure they have adequate cover for loss, damage or theft under their travel, home contents or a specialist insurance policy. If Exodus is confident that we have taken all reasonable care to ensure the safety of your bike, in the rare event of loss, damage or theft you will need to claim under your own insurance policy.

Extra Bike Bits

You may like to bring your own pedals and saddle (excluding the seat post) or gel saddle cover to fit to the hire bikes. We encourage this, if it is your preference. However, please note that you are responsible for your own equipment, and removing your saddle/pedals at the end of the trip. We cannot guarantee the return of any bike parts left behind.

Exodus Policy on Cycling Helmets

Wearing a helmet is mandatory for anyone taking part in any guided Exodus cycling holiday. Group members must bring their own helmets, as they are not available for hire, even if they are hiring a bike from Exodus.

For self-guided cycling holidays wearing a helmet is highly recommended. Customers who choose to ignore our advice do so entirely at their own risk and on the understanding that it may affect the validity of their travel insurance. It should also be noted that in some countries we travel to wearing a helmet is already a legal requirement.

Cycling of all kinds has its dangers and accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that you are properly prepared for the riding you are going to undertake.

Recommended Cycling Clothing

Padded cycling shorts (with loose 'over-shorts' where recommended), breathable clothing, and a lightweight waterproof/windproof top. Shoes with relatively stiff soles are better for biking, but are not essential unless you are cycling long distances. Most people want to carry certain items with them during the day while cycling, for this we recommend a large bum-bag or small close-fitting daysack.

Aerial view of Prague, Czech Republic

Practical Information

Passport

Czech Republic

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 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 below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Hungary

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 below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Slovakia

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months 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 below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Austria

Most nationalities, including British, require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months 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 below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. 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

Czech Republic

Hungary

Slovakia

Austria

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

Czech Republic

There are no specific health risks.

Hungary

There are no specific health risks.

Slovakia

There are no specific health risks.

Austria

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.

Please note that European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will only be valid for most UK citizens up to 31st December 2020.  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. After 1st January EHIC cards will no longer be valid for most UK citizens.

Local Time

Czech Republic's Timezone:
Europe/Prague CET (GMT +01:00)
Hungary's Timezone:
Europe/Budapest CET (GMT +01:00)
Slovakia's Timezone:
Europe/Bratislava CET (GMT +01:00)
Austria's Timezone:
Europe/Vienna CET (GMT +01:00)

Electricity

Czech Republic's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins. 230 Volts AC.

Hungary's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins. 230 Volts AC.

Slovakia's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins. 230 Volts AC.

Austria's Electricity:

European plug ‐ 2 round pins. 230 Volts AC.

Money

Czech Republic's Currency

The national currency of Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna (CZK), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (August 2017) of approximately 29 to the GBP,  22 to the USD, 18 to the CAD, 26 to the EUR, 18 to the AUD and 17 to the NZD.

Hungary's Currency

The national currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (August 2017) of approximately 339 to the GBP, 257 to the USD, 205 to the CAD, 303 to the EUR, 205 to the AUD and 192 to the NZD.

Slovakia's Currency

The national currency of Slovakia is the Euro (EUR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (August 2017) of approximately 1.1 to the GBP,  0.84 to the USD, 0.67 to the CAD, 0.67 to the AUD and 0.63 to the NZD.

Austria's Currency

The national currency of Austria is the Euro (EUR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (August 2017) of approximately 1.1 to the GBP,  0.84 to the USD, 0.67 to the CAD, 0.67 to the AUD and 0.63 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

In every town you can withdraw the local currency from a cash machine (ATM) but we do recommend you obtain some of your spending money in cash before you leave home. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Meals in the capital cities will be more expensive than in the rural towns depending on the establishment. Please see below for a rough guide for meal prices in each country:


Czech Republic:  approx 500 CZK per meal (approx. 17 GBP)
Slovakia:  approx 10 EUR per meal (approx. 9 GBP)
Austria: approx 15‐20 EUR per meal (approx. 18 GBP)
Hungary: approx 4000 HUF per meal (approx. 11 GBP)

Tipping

Although optional, a tip for the leader at the end of the trip is greatly appreciated. As a guideline we recommend a contribution between EUR15 to EUR20 per client per week. It is also customary to leave a tip for the driver. This can be handed to your leader at the end of the trip. For your driver we recommend to budget approx. EUR10-EUR15 per person.

View of Budapest and the Danube

Responsible Tourism

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… 

Exodus Community

Join the Exodus online community

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In the Community Travel Forum you'll find the Departure Lounge where you can discuss your trip with fellow travellers before you depart. When you get back from your holiday remember to upload your images to the relevant trip page on our website. This helps other people see what our holidays are really like and you'll be entered automatically into our monthly photo competition.

To make full use of the Community you'll need to join My Exodus. It's free, registration is simple and easy, so what are you waiting for?

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 14 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 & Development 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 our website for online bookings, 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.