Croatia: Islands & Mountains

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Trip code: 
TVD
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Walking & Trekking Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Walk idyllic coastal and mountain paths in Croatia

Enjoy the very best of Croatia; the coast and islands, the beautiful towns, near-perfect national parks and spectacular mountains. Starting in the fascinating UNESCO city of Dubrovnik, we begin our journey up the coast where the crystal clear sea forms the backdrop for many of our early walks, followed by the peaceful sound of waterfalls as we head into the national parks of Paklenica and Krka. Here we have a chance to bathe in the Skradinski buk waterfalls and enjoy walks through spectacular gorges, forests and mountain scenery.

Highlights

  • Walk idyllic coastal and mountain routes 
  • Discover the beautiful UNESCO town of Dubrovnik
  • Experience the wilderness of Krka and Paklenica National Parks

Key information

  • 6 days trekking with vehicle support
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus leader
  • Luggage transported by private vehicle 
  • Altitude maximum 930m, average 583m
  • 7 nights in 2 and 3-star hotels

 

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available from)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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Trip Notes

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Pace:

Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; uneven paths with some steep ascents and descents

Day by day breakdown
Day 27.0km/4.0miles
Day 312.0km/7.0miles
Day 413.0km/8.0miles
Day 56.0km/3.0miles
Day 615.0km/9.0miles
Day 721.0km/13.0miles
View of Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Dubrovnik

    The tour starts in the fascinating old city of Dubrovnik. Situated right on the Adriatic Sea, the fine religious buildings surrounded by heavily fortified walls and the jumble of red-tiled roofs make this a truly enchanting place. In the evening we will take a walk around the city and go out for a group meal where we will have a briefing about the tour. 

  • Day 2

    Walk from Gornji Obod to Straazisce Peak; transfer to Dubrovnik, explore the old town.

    After breakfast we take a short transfer (about 25 minutes) to the village of Gornji Obod. From here we follow a path that zig-zags its way up to the village of Velji Do where there is an opportunity for refreshments. After a break the walk continues up to Strazisce Peak, at the top we are rewarded with spectacular views back over Dubrovnik and can see the commemorative cross in memory of the US aircraft which crashed delivering aid in 1996. We return to Velji Do and then transfer back to Dubrovnik where we have the afternoon to enjoy the city. The shelling of Dubrovnik by Serb troops in 1991 and 1992 outraged the world. Fortunately over the last 10 years great care has been taken to re-build the damaged parts of Dubrovnik and the city has now returned to its former glory. The cobblestoned streets of the old town, or Stari Grad, features fountains, churches, palaces and museums - all built from the same light coloured stone. There are no motor vehicles in the city but at night the streets come alive as locals and visitors take an early evening stroll along the Stradun. This is the main street and is covered in smooth shiny marble.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Transfer up the coast to the Biokovo Massif; walk above the town of Makarska; transfer to Bol on the Island of Brac.

    After breakfast will transfer by bus to Tucepi, this transfer takes about 3.5 hours including a coffee break on route. Once in Tucepi we begin our walk to Makarska, through the Biokovo mountains. The Biokovo massif rises up steeply above the Makarska Riviera in three spectacular shelves, providing hiking at all levels and fabulous views. Our destination of Makarska is a small but lively town, tastefully restored in stone after a devastating earthquake in 1962. It has a fantastic 2km stretch of beach, so if we have a bit of time we can take a refreshing dip before we head for the island of Brac. We will catch the ferry from Makarska and transfer to Bol, by far the biggest draw on the island of Brac.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Climb Vidova Gora for views over Bol and Zlatni Rat, the Golden Beach; afternoon to relax on the beach.

    We start today with a 20 minute transfer to the small village of Gazul, from here we start our walk to the peak of Vidova Gora (780m). The first part of our walk will take us through woodland for around 1.5hrs as we gradually ascend 230m to the summit of the highest point on Brac Island, the views from the top of Vidova Gora are spectacular as we can see all the way to the island of Hvar in the distance and the famous 500m long spit of Zlatni Rat jutting out to sea in the foreground, this view is one that features on many postcards in Croatia so make sure to bring your camera. From here our walk is downhill for around 2hrs towards the town of Bol. In the afternoon you can make the most of the glorious beach of Zlatni Rat. It is south facing, so ideal for an afternoon of rest and relaxation.   

     

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Catch the ferry to Split and enjoy a couple of hours exploring the old town before transferring to Krka N.P.; bathe in the Skradinski buk waterfalls

    Morning ferry transfer to Split, Croatia’s second biggest city, but the old centre is compact and easily explored on foot. The main draw is Diocletian’s Roman Palace. The town as a whole is a lively and friendly place, with a bustling café culture, so it is simply a nice place to stop, have a coffee and soak up the atmosphere. We then have a transfer (approx. 84km) by bus to Krka National Park. Here we begin our walk to the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, made up of a series of waterfalls dropping down in 17 dramatic steps. The area is accessed by wooden walkways and forest paths. It is worth packing your swimming costume as at the base of the waterfall you can take a dip in this beautiful natural environment. The area is also fantastic for wildlife, birdlife and flora and fauna, it is now an important wildlife sanctuary with several species endemic to the region or now extinct elsewhere in Europe. The walk will take around 2.5 hours and is all on easy paths. In the late afternoon we transfer to Starigrad Paklenica.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Velika Paklenica N.P. gorge walk via the Mirila Graves and Tomici Village.

    Today we have a walking tour of the National Park Paklenica. Paklenica is home to the two impressive canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, vertically cut into the mountain where climbers from all across Europe come to test their skills and conquer these vertical assents. In a relatively small area of the national park, there are several unusual karst forms, caves, and the area is extremely rich in flora and fauna. Our 7.5 hour walk starts with a short jeep ride up to Veliko Rujno (850m), from here we climb 300m for fantastic views over the park. Our walk is then mostly downhill as we have 1150m of descent through the quietest areas of the park, passing the unusual Mirila graves, the village of Tomici and finishing in the main canyon itself. In the afternoon we return to Starigrad Paklenica.



    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Another day in the wonderful wilderness of Paklenica N.P.; walk to a medow beneath Bojin Kuk peak before returning to Starigrad Paklenica for the evening

    Today we have another opportunity to explore the National Park Paklenica. We walk to the saddle of 'Pod Jaginim Kukom' which has a great view up to Bojin Kuk. The Bojinac group is made up of a vast area of limestone, with the karst scenery forming towers of rock, furrowed limestone cliffs, caves and soft green meadows creating a contrast against the severe rock. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a walkers paradise. We walk for about 5-6 hours, returning to Starigrad Paklenica for the evening.



    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    End Zadar

    Transfer to Zadar where the tour ends.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included.

For breakfast you can expect a large continental buffet with meats and cheeses, bread, jams and pastries as well as tea and coffee. 

Croatian cuisine is a mixture of fine seafood, grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads, with influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans. Some specialities that we highly recommend include squid ink risotto and Octopus salad!    

Weather

Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. We generally travel off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly on the July departures and can reach the mid to high 30s.

Is this trip for you?

This tour is graded Activity Level 3 (Moderate)

The majority of the walking routes are on clearly defined paths. The paths can get steeper in places and some sections can be rocky. No specific technical experience is required but we recommend that you are comfortable walking in hilly and mountainous areas. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be comfortable with the daily distances and height gained. 

Please read our walking and trekking fitness guide for useful information on how to prepare for an Exodus holiday. Click here 

 

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Accommodation

Hotels

7 nights hotels. Hotels are simple but comfortable with en suite facilities.
In recent years Croatia has regained its place as a popular tourist destination with visitor levels nearly as high as before the Balkan conflict. Unfortunately a large number of hotels were damaged beyond repair either directly or indirectly during those years and demand now heavily outstrips supply. As a result hotel prices are high and Croatia is not the cheap destination some might expect. Hotels tend to be more workmanlike than luxurious with communist era style architecture and facilities.

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed October 2017
    Jae Bond

    A fabulous holiday in a lovely country

    It's a full on itinerary so not much chill time, but we saw a lot of a very beautiful country in a short time. This was my first trip to Croatia but I'm pretty sure not my last.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were so many wonderful moments, the views on the last 2 days walking in Paklenica National Park (especially from the mountain hut at lunch time...), the beauty of the waterfalls in Krka NP - though we were very lucky to be at the end of the season - apparently it is usually very crowded. Also having a beer on the terrace of our hotel - Pansion Andelko - in Starigrad, watching the sunset over the sea just yards away. Lovely wine and some ofthe best sea bass I've had!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zeljko is an excellent guide, he is fun, knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about Croatia. One of the best guides I've had on Exodus trips

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I don't often use walking poles, but I was very glad I had one with me on this trip as it helped a lot on the downhill parts of some of the walks. I would recommend the end of September as a time to go, we were lucky with our weather and it was nicely warm for all our walks and generally it was less crowded than other times of the summer. I would also recommend checking the flight times and think about booking your own. The trip feels very short otherwise as we got to our hotel at 10:30pm on day 1 and left at 5:00am on day 8!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The walking varies a lot in grade which is nice from the waterfalls in Krka which is a nice stroll to the last 2 days which were much harder but this adds to the holiday. The landscapes and views are so different on each walk, all very beautiful and opened my eyes to a part of the world that I've never thought about visiting before. I'll be back.
  • Reviewed June 2017
    Paul Gofton

    Croatia Islands & Mountains

    Activity packed trip in the stunning Croatian Landscape Non stop loads to do and see

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Walking in Paklenica National Park through the limestone gorge (day 6 ). The initial trek was through a Beech woodland but gradually descended to a fantastic view of near vertical limestone cliffs used for rock climbing. Also the guided tour of Dubrovnik old Town and having the chance to walk on the Town walls

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zeljko was superb. He was proud of his country and had a wealth of knowledge about the areas we walked in. He was also courteous and kind I have been on around 10 Exodus trips and Zeljko is probably the best guide I have had. A real credit to the company.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Think about making your own arrangements to and from Croatia. The flight times arranged by Exodus are suche that you will arrive after 10.00 pm local time on the Saturday and depart to the airport around 5.00 a.m. the following Saturday so the trip is really 6 days (Sunday to Friday). There are flights back from Zadar Saturday evening to Stanstead and Manchester with Ryanair and Zadar is only 45 mins from the last Hotel. May was a good time to go with loads of flowers out. I would think the July and August may be too hot for some

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    As I arrived early Exodus advised me that I should do my Dubrovnik Old Town sightseeing before the trip started , however there was sufficient time on the Sunday afternoon for a guided tour (which Zeljko arranged) which was great value for money. There is also time to walk on the walls. This is quite expensive but is purposefully priced high so as to try and deter the masses of cruise passengers. It is however well worth the money.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Jennifer Matthew

    Croatia: islands and mountains

    What a great week. Although the actual days of activity only number 6 you pack masses in, whilst still feeling unrushed. Food great, scenery stunning, guide brilliant, hotels comprehensive, Croatian people friendly, walks perfect. We just loved this holiday.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Day 6 and achieving the extension walk having walked down through the gorge at the end of the Paklenica walk (a really great day already with an unexpected accordion-accompanied beer song sung by Zeliko, our hosts at the mountain hut, and another guide) we then had the option to do an extension walk. Some of the group went back in the mini bus whilst the rest of us carried on. This was a really challenging walk, with heights, scrambling over really sharp rocks/boulders, climbing steep areas, plus the additional distance, but that made it hugely rewarding once completed and a great end to the day.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zeliko is just a fab leader. Enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and funny. A problem solver and smoother away of difficulties. He even produced Gaffa tape when my husband's boots started to fall apart!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Walking sticks - whilst my husband and I did not take or use sticks and managed very well without them, others in the group did find them hugely beneficial as the going can be rocky and unstable underfoot on many of the walks. Temperature - we went at th end of May and the temperature was generally lower to mid 20s (C), with some wind (very welcome) as you went higher. We had a very small amount of rain which rarely lasted long (We never used our waterproof trousers and I only used my coat once) . Some of the paths however are exposed and due to the rocky environment could create a very hot walking environment- in the summer this would be very hard going. Because of these varieties in temperature and conditions it is worth taking clothes to layer. Hats and sunglasses used daily. A good pair of boots is essential for the terrain. Money - exodus suggest a daily amount for food and drink but do take along more to pay for guided tours of Dubrovnik and Split. Having said that ATMs available everywhere and most places took cards.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Croatians are a really friendly people, with generally excellent English. Crime appears almost non- existent and certainly no sense of danger or threat...other than from other group member's walking poles!! The wild flowers and wildlife are just beautiful with huge variety in the flora and fauna as you go to different parts of Croatia. Sadly we never saw a bear, although a previous group has.
  • Reviewed March 2017
    Olga Ushak

    Great - but not 8 days

    Guide: Zelko is the best guide you can have in the region! Transportation: great if you're about 5' tall - otherwise, leg room is a la Ryanair/Air Transat Itinerary: great - for 6 days. Trip starts on Day 2 (guide and most of the group arrive near midnight on "day 1") and ends at 6am on Day 8 (guide takes group to airport at 5am on "day 8").

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hiking up in the Paklenica mountains.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Best.leader.ever.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you're going in July: it gets really (really) hot.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Should have spent 1 day in Paklenica, 1 day in Plitvice - instead of 2 days in Paklenica, at 30+ degrees temperatures.
  • Reviewed October 2016
    Jean Harcourt

    Croatia islands and mountains sept 2016

    A memorable and very enjoyable holiday. We hesitated to book initially as we weren't sure about Croatia and almost booked an Italian trip but are now so glad we did. The guide was excellent and gave us a real insight into the country and its people. We loved the walks all came with excellent views and the scenery was far lovelier than we had expected it to be.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The walk in the Velika Paklenica national park and the stop for bean soup.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    He made the holiday for us, he worked tirelessly always with our best interests at heart. An excellent communicator and a man who quickly became a friend.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Walking sticks might be useful as paths are a bit rocky.
  • Reviewed September 2016
    Helen Tinsley

    Packed with activities

    Looking back it is amazing how much we packed in. Dubrovnik was very touristy and crowded but worth visiting. Great meal fish at the Moby Dick. Hotel Sumratin room ok but breakfast bad go to a cafe instead! Great walking with views. Brac very picturesque. Beach quite crowded with a sea gym feature. We got the boat back to the old town recommended. Split just enough time to see the basics and then onto Krka which is also crowded. Starigrad Paklenica in a beautiful walking area with limestone rocks. Hotel the best of the three. If you are flying later( to Manchester via Ryanair) definitely worth to beautiful Zadar. Worth waiting to book transport to the airport to see how many going later and can book taxi locally via the guide.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The last day with the walk up to The Doorstep overlooking the sea surrounded by limestone rock formations.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. Good sense of humour and lots of fun. Helped us rearranging taxis to Zadar on the last day. Carried my case at the last hotel preserving my knees for the walk!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    See advice about booking taxis above.
  • Reviewed September 2016
    David Owens

    Croatia: Islands & Mountains

    The guide Zeljko was excellent, good knowledge, excellent personality and sense of humour. His recommendation for restaurant in Dubrovnik was one of the best fish meals I have tasted.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to say, the swimming pool! (In joke)

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent (see Summary)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It was hot. August trip suited my calendar and not usual for me to travel to Europe at that time so only myself to blame. However, the sea or swimming pool did provide welcome relief at the end of the day.
  • Reviewed June 2016
    Eileen Murray

    An excellent adventure...

    The Croatia Islands and Mountains trip was wonderful - challenging in a good way, wonderful scenery, lovely cities, a great mix of activity and relaxation/leisure time, and a fabulous group of folks to travel with.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    For me, getting through the more challenging sections of the walks - I am not a hugely experienced trekker by any means, but this was very doable and I was pretty proud of myself by the end! I also was inspired by those who lived in the mountains - although that way of life has changed, I felt like I got an appreciation for what it had been like in the past and a real respect for that way of life.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our tour leader Zeljko Zarak was outstanding - experienced, wonderful at accommodating everyone's needs, encouraging, and shared his love and knowledge of Croatia generously.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely bring sturdy hiking shoes - I only had my light hiking shoes and while it was perfectly fine, the trails are rocky and my feet would have been happier in my sturdier boots. It was hot, even in early June - so be prepared with water and sun protection.
  • Reviewed June 2016
    Ricky Po Kui Yeung

    A memorable first hiking adventure

    This was my first overseas hiking adventure and probably would not be the last because of my terrific experience and confidence that I can manage it at my age (65) and with my physical stamina. It was terrific because I signed up only one week before the adventure started and everything was efficiently arranged and there was no hiccup at all (except for flight delay from London to Zagreb which was more an airline problem). The group leader was exceptional and the small group of 13 afforded a rather amicable relationship in no time. Our itinerary and what to expect was explained to us clearly every day and special efforts have been made to cater to our culinary needs in the evenings. Croatia is indeed a very scenic country and you would not regret signing up for this adventure.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The climax to me each day was when we reach the the apex of each hike and took in the breathtaking sceneries. The way up was not easy for a novice to mountain hiking but the reward was well worth the efforts. The Dubrovnik Old Town, Zlatni Rat, Diocletian's Roman Palace and Skradinski Buk Waterfalls will all leave me with lasting memories.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent is the only word I would like to describe Zeljko Zarak. He has a very pleasant personality and was able to build up an amicable relationship with everybody in no time. You know he cares like helping the ladies (10 in our group) to transfer their luggages all by himself when the hotels did not offer lift service, taking breaks and pacing the hike so that everybody can manage and giving us loads of information related to the tour and about the country. He also made special effort to arrange for our dinners at night to get a taste of Croatian food at reasonable costs. All in all, he made me feel relaxed and in good hands since the very first day. I will definitely not mind to have him as my leader in future adventures.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Since it was my first hiking adventure, I had no comparison at all except feeling good that I could still manage the six plus hours of walking on gravels, rocks and some not well defined trails. But I must say that one has to assess his/her physical strength to embark on this adventure especially on some rather rocky terrains and proper gears are a must like hiking boots and protective wears from tree branches, some rather spiky along the way. Hat and sunscreen are also a must.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The only complain I might have regarding this tour is Hotel Sumratin where we stayed while we were at Dubrovnik. The hotel did not even manage to provide the basic breakfast requirements and the second morning we were there, we have to wait quite a while for replenishment from the kitchen.
  • Reviewed June 2016
    Sheila Wood

    Croatia Islands & Mountains

    The country is beautiful, the people friendly, the old cities interesting (Dubrovnik and Split), accommodation okay, food adequate.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Getting to the top of a hill that I didn't think I would manage! Getting to top of the belltower in Split. Walking the city walls in Dubrovnik.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zeljko Zarak was excellent - unfailingly good natured, kind and an inspirational guide and leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for heat! If older, make sure you are fit enough to cope with rough mountain paths - down often more difficult than up. Don't forget about mosquitoes.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The outward journey from London was a trial - didn't get to our hotel until midnight and we had to be up and fit for walking at 9am - not a relaxing start! The homeward journey was also a trial - we had to be up and ready to leave the hotel at 5am.

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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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