Award-winning adventure specialist Exodus Travels is adding 29 new escorted tours for 2020 to its diverse portfolio of small-group guided adventures.
Exodus Travels is an award-winning tour operator, receiving National Geographic Traveller’s Best Small-Medium Tour Operator for 2019. In 2019, Exodus Travels was awarded Bronze for Best Escorted Adventure Holiday Company; Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa and Best Safari in Africa, alongside their Costa Rica Guide who won the Best Conversation Guide 2019 by Wanderlust.
From skiing in Finnish Lapland and cycling through Central America, to walking in the French Riviera, the new tours cover a variety of themes and activities around the world, at different grade levels.
Exodus Travels’ lead in tour for 2020 is the new Prosecco Hills Long Weekend, a four-day escorted walking holiday from £899 per person including flights.
Andy Ross, head of product, says “I am excited to see our portfolio of tours expand further for 2020. Whether it’s cross-country skiing in Finland, walking the Cote d’Azur or visiting Dracula’s Castle in Romania, we understand that what is an adventure for one person may mean something very different to someone else. We have worked hard to ensure that within our comprehensive collection of tours, there is an adventure to suit everyone.”
New tours for 2020 include:
PROSECCO HILLS LONG WEEKEND: Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2019, the Prosecco Hills are dotted with traditional villages yet are largely undiscovered. This long-weekend walking trip includes a visit to a local producer for guided wine tasting as well as a visit to Asolo, considered one of the most picturesque Italian villages.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 exodus.co.uk) has a four-day / three-night Prosecco Hills Long Weekend tour starting from £899 per person including flights, breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and wine tasting.
LAPLAND WILDERNESS WEEK: For an opportunity to see the Northern Lights, this new tour includes a two-day trek on forest skis with an overnight stay in a remote forest cabin. On its special New Year’s Eve departure, guests will be able to celebrate midnight twice as the lodge is walking distance from the Finnish border, across a frozen river.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 www.exodus.co.uk) has an eight-day / seven-night Lapland Wilderness Week priced from £1,999 per person including flights , transfers, accommodation with breakfast daily and most other meals.
WALKS & GARDENS OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA: Menton, on the French-Italian border, is often referred to as the Pearl of France and offers gardens, beaches and some spectacular walking opportunities. This new centre-based walking holiday covers up to six miles each day starting mostly from the town to explore coastal paths and mountain trails with views of the Cote d’Azur.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 www.exodus.co.uk) has an eight-day / seven-night Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera trip priced from £1,299 per person including flights, transfers, accommodation with breakfast daily and some other meals.
CYCLE GUATEMALA, HONDURAS & EL SALVADOR: From the Pacific to the Caribbean, this new cycling adventure through three Central American countries showcases the best of the region. Taking in lakes and volcanoes, as well as UNESCO ruins and the Ruta de las Flores in El Salvador, the scenery is best appreciated on two wheels. Excursions off the bikes include a tour of a coffee plantation and a hike up Pacaya volcano.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 www.exodus.co.uk) has a 14-night / 17-day Cycle Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador trip priced from £3,749 per person including flights, transfers, accommodation with breakfast daily and some other meals.
PERU: THE MOONSTONE TREK: With visitor numbers to Peru increasing year on year, this new trek in Exodus Travels’ programme follows an alternative Inca trail. It passes through seldom‐visited Andean villages, Inca and pre‐Inca ruins and heads onto an altiplano plateau surrounded by glaciated peaks. Most groups won’t encounter any other tourists for the entire trek.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 exodus.co.uk) has an 11-day / eight-night Moonstone Trek priced from £2,149 per person including flights, transfers, five nights hotels in en suite rooms, three nights full-service camping with dining and five days point-to-point walking with full porterage.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN THE SWISS ALPS: This new holiday is based in picturesque Kandersteg, a train ride from Basel. In the heart of the Bernese Oberland. The valley is home to 45km of ski tracks allowing for a variety of explorations dependent on weather conditions. A highlight is the six-kilometre night ski loipe trail as well as the cable car up to Sunnbuel to a track at almost 2,000 metres above sea level.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 www.exodus.co.uk) has an eight-day / seven-night Cross-Country Skiing in the Swiss Alps priced from £1,549 per person including flights and all travel by train, cable car and bus.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ROMANIA: This new tour combines the vibrant city of Cluj with the Maramures region in Northern Romania, where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. Guests visit Transylvania, including the UNESCO towns of Sighisoara, Sibiu, Viscri and are immersed in Romanian life, experience traditional food and meet local craftsmen.
Exodus Travels (02031 312 785 www.exodus.co.uk) has a ten-day / nine-night Highlights of Romania tour starting from £1,599 per person including flights, transfers, accommodation with breakfast daily and some other meals.
For further information on Exodus Travels visit: www.exodus.co.uk
For over 45 years, Exodus Travels have been leading the way when it comes to adventure travel. With an emphasis on responsible and experience-led travel, Exodus offers a diverse range of over 450 itineraries across 100 countries, from ‘Walking in the Amalfi Coast’ to trekking to Everest Basecamp.
Tours include small-group guided adventures (maximum 13 travellers) as well as tailor-made itineraries, with every trip offering culture-enriching experiences, allowing customers to discover the essence of every destination.
Exodus Travels is an award-winning tour operator and Which? Recommended for four years running, receiving National Geographic Traveller’s Best Small-Medium Tour Operator for 2019. This year, Exodus Travels was also voted Best Activity/Sports Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards; awarded Bronze for Best Escorted Adventure Holiday Company; Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa and Best safari in Africa, alongside their Costa Rica Guide who won the Best Conversation Guide 2019 by Wanderlust.