Walking the Amalfi Coast

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Trip code: 
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:
015 407 558
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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4

Days of Walking & Trekking
Pace:

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

Terrain:

Low altitude; uneven paths and lots of steps

Day by day breakdown
Day 210.5km/6.5miles
Day 39.0km/5.5miles
Day 510.0km/6.2miles
Day 711.0km/6.8miles
Bust on display on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Itinerary

Agerola
to
Agerola
  • Day 1

    Start Agerola.

    Those on group flights fly to Naples, where they will be met by their tour leader on arrival. 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 our local hosts, the Acampora family, before settling in. Land only clients can arrive at any time, although we do recommend to join the group at the airport as public transport options to the hotel are limited.

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

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

    *Please note that on occasion, depending on weather conditions and group’s fitness, your leader may decide to reverse the walk starting in Ravello and ending in 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!

  • 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

    End Agerola.

    Trip ends in Bomerano.

    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.

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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:
015 407 558
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+44 (0)20 8772 3874
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  • Reviewed June 2018
    Margaret Newman

    Excellent trip

    This was my fifth holiday with Exodus and once again it was most enjoyable. The combination of spectacular scenery, picturesque towns and visits to Vesuvius and Pompeii make the Amalfi coast an ideal destination to visit. Hotel Due Torri is a comfortable family run hotel. The staff are all friendly and the food is excellent.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Great walks with spectacular views and the opportunity to swim some days. The walk round the vast crater of Vesuvius and the visit to Pompeii.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania is an excellent guide. She is friendly, knowledgeable and well organised and always has a smile

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware that there are a lot of steps on some of the walks and walking poles do help.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would thoroughly recommend this holiday.
  • Reviewed June 2018

    Take this trip!

    My sister and I have just completed this tour and we absolutely loved it! The walks were tougher than we expected but worth every aching muscle at the end of each day!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Probably the end of the first day when we looked back at our achievement! We also really enjoyed the hike up to Monte Tre Calli although it was probably the most work.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our guide, Vania, is a lovely young woman, a gem, and a credit to the company. She was well organised, always courteous and ready to laugh and talk with our group. I would happily take another walking trip with Vania.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Use walking poles. And read the reviews! I didn't read many before the trip. We didn't really know it would be so hard on calves and knees. The poles really helped. Also you're looking down a lot to see where you're walking. Don't forget to stop and look at the views. They are truly beautiful!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The Hotel we stayed at for the week was comfortable (apart from very hard beds) and clean. Food was plentiful and scrummy. Staff were amiable and attentive. Cooking activities were fun too. The vibe here is quite relaxed. Have a good look around the village of Bomerano, too. It's very pretty.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Christopher Cutner

    Brilliant Trip

    This is a lovely well-balanced holiday. Some really good walks but also a free day and a day to visit Pompeii and Vesuvius. Hotel staff made us all welcome and served great food.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Great walks with spectacular views. Plenty of opportunities to take photos and just take in the scenery, as well as time to swim in some places. Pompeii was just amazing - so much bigger than I ever thought and you see here a Roman city where people lived, traded, went to the theatre, bought food and drink from the various "bars" around the theatres. Then to finish the day with a walk right around the crater rim of Vesuvius. Wow!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Suzi was wonderful. She loved what she did and enthused about the people and the countryside we walked through. She clearly had made many friends with the locals who all made us very welcome.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Enjoy yourself!
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Colin Spence

    Great hotel Great Food Great Guide

    Our second Exodus trip and we were not disappointed . Superb hotel with wonderful friendly staff. Great walks led by Vania our superb guide for the week. The scenery is stunning, our fellow travellers were from all parts of the world and it was a pleasure to have their company for the week

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The first walk of the week a wonderful circuit of the mountain overlooking the hotel. And all the meals at the hotel which were truly superb!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania was truly excellent ensuring all the group felt part of the family. Her expertise and local knowledge were invaluable but more importantly her positive attitude encouragement and sense of humour were undoubtedly what made the holiday so exceptional for us both.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The walks involve numerous steps and going downhill could be a little tough on the calf muscles so make sure you get a little bit of practice in before the trip.!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    As usual with Exodus you will be so well looked after so all you have to do enjoy. A truly excellent trip.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Colin Spence

    Great food Great hotel Great guide!

    Our second Exodus holiday and we were not disappointed. The glorious scenery and some beautiful walks led by our truly excellent guide Vania was backed up by some wonderful food at our base hotel.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The first walk up and around a mountain close to the hotel set the tone got the week. It was strenuous but Vania ensured we all had a comfortable and enjoyable walk.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Truly excellent she ensured everyone in the group was included and felt a part of the family for the whole week.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do a little preparation before you go by tackling some hills . The downhill steps of which there are many can be a little taxing on the calf muscles

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip was so enjoyable the group was like a mini United Nations! And we all got on really well. The organisation of the trip was what we have come to expect from Exodus I.e superb
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Bob Karnofski

    Wonderful Vacation tour

    First tour with Exodus and Im very impressed. From the initial communication, information prior to leaving and the ease with which everything was accomplished. The hotel was great - clean rooms (there was a norovirus outbreak among several groups and I noticed my room was thoroughly cleaned when it occurred.) The only thing was the pool wasn't heated - so it was FREEZING. So only used once and very quickly! The hikes were amazing, but I believe this should be rated at a Level 3 not 2. Some hikes were very challenging, averaging 7-8 miles each hike and steep areas, loose shale, etc. One hike had 3,000 stairs along the way, another like 2000. It is a VERY steep area. But our guide was awesome, arrangements were made for one hiker who it was too difficult for. The food was EXCELLENT. The staff amazing and very accommodating and friendly. Visited Capri on the off day and was given lots of information on how to navigate. Pompeii and the hike up Vesuvius were a highlight!! Allin all I had a great time, meet some incredible people from around the world whom Im sure we will stay in contact with. I will definitely take another Exodus trip!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The scenery was stunning. I love history so how (and why) people chose to settle here and just the construction of the trails, stairs, terraces. Pompeii was simply stunning. How people could accomplish what they did and the ingenuity.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Mikala was just incredible. Outgoing, friendly, great sense of humor. Felt very secure with her and also the sharing of her knowledge of the region.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Great trip - you will be well taken care of by not only Exodus staff but the hotel and restaurant staff. Just a caution - while the trip was amazing - would probably be rated one level higher. You will need trekking poles. They do have some at the hotel to loan
  • Reviewed April 2018
    Colin Ryall

    Excellent trip

    My first walking holiday of this kind was better than I expected. Well organised, great group of people and excellent leader.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Enjoying walking in wonderful scenery.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania was Excellent. Always had a smile.
  • Reviewed April 2018
    Christopher Hyatt-Twynam

    Good

    Excellent guide Severio Good hotel except we all got sickness bug which must have been from the hotel. The hotel were of no help during this time Hotel duo torri

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Pompeii and Vesuvius

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Train on hills

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Longer coffee breaks. Local village walks would have been good. It was a bit boot camp for me. Early starts and too long walks

    Reply from Exodus

    Reply from Exodus

    We would like to thank Christopher for his review, although we regret that he did not feel that the Hotel Due Torri assisted when members of his group were unwell.  Having investigated the cause of the illness, we have found no evidence to indicate that the hotel was the source of the illness, but a number of measures were taken by Exodus and the hotel to prevent the spread of infection and we are pleased to confirm that these were successful.  We remain very sorry, nonetheless, that members of Christopher’s group were unwell as we recognise that feeling poorly whilst on holiday is incredibly disappointing.

     

    Marta Marinelli – Product Manager for Italy

  • Reviewed April 2018
    Eve M

    Fabulous trip

    It’s over ten years ago since I did a walking trip and this is the first one in Europe. I found the walking to be as described in the notes. The only thing that they don’t tell you is that ‘lactic acid city’ is going to hit those muscles for a few days unless one has done enough hill walking, especially after the 2,000 plus steps down to Amalfi. Do take at least one walking pole as it definitely helps to support limbs and steady one’s descent where the path is uneven and rocky. Our tour guide, Vania di Paoli, was a lovely guide. She was caring, patient, efficient and organised and she was always there to brief us on the day’s walk, in the evening, before dinner. She set a very nice pace for the group and found us some interesting spots to eat our lunch.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many moments that inspired me but the walk to, and around the top of Vesuvius inspired me the most. It was a cloudy, moody day and perfect conditions for walking up.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    I liked my group leader very much and would be very happy to travel with her again. She had to deal with one or two challenges and handled them calmly.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As above; do some preparation before the trip. Make sure that you have a Camelbak, or equivalent, and drink plenty of water so that you do not become dehydrated.
  • Reviewed April 2018
    yeenam chow

    Great walks/hiking trails

    Enjoy the different walks/trails which were all not too difficult for if you do not have a problem with steps. Walking poles were available to used from the hotel (free of charge) making the walks easier. Great coastal sea views and trips to both Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius vast crater walk.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Mt Vesuvius (optional) walk up the vast crater was well worth the extra payment for the guide. The Villa Climbrone with landscaped gardens at Revello was wonderful sight too. On the free day, visit to Herculaneum was also a highlight for me as I found it more interesting and smaller then Pompeii.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Vania De Paoli, has been a great group leader. She would looked up and helped us with any of our travel requirements. It has happen a few times with me when I mentioned to her once about some travel arrangement and she came back looking for me with the information. Also she changed the route on day 5 to start from Ravello in the morning (less tourist in both the town and Villa Cimbrone) and walked down towards Amalfi to end the day which we found it a better route as the other Exodus walking group found (and confirmed) the route set as in the notes (Amalfi to Ravello) harder and more tourist and less enjoyment when they had to climbed up to Ravello at the end of the day. Vania, is forward thinking and she tried to make the trip enjoyable and change things if required if it can be better for all.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you have knee problems then the steps going down towards Amalfi can be trouble some and hard work.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    No.

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. 

 

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