The Historic Route
|Addis Ababa||Sheraton ||1 night|
|Bahir Dar||Avanti Blue Nile ||1 night |
|Gondar||Mayleko Lodge ||1 night |
|Lalibela ||Maribela Hotel ||2 nights |
|Axum ||Sabean Hotel ||1 night |
|Addis Ababa ||Sheraton ||1 night |
Click on the name of the hotel above for details. Please note that the website for the hotel in Lalibela is not functioning.
8 days from £2569
International flights NOT included - see below
Recommended flight from London: Ethiopian Airlines from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 1 - Arrive in Addis Ababa.
DAY 2 - Fly to Bahir Dar. Lake Tana cruise and the Blue Nile Falls. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 - Drive to Gondar. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Fly to Lalibela. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Further sightseeing in Lalibela. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Fly to Axum. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - Fly back to Addis Ababa. (B)
DAY 8 - Depart on your homeward flight.
International Flights from the UK.
We recommend the services of Ethiopian Airlines from London Heathrow direct to Addis Ababa. These daily flights are the only direct flights between the UK and Ethiopia. Current timings from London Heathrow (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Addis Ababa. Depart at 21.00; arrive Addis Ababa at 06.20 (next day)
Addis Ababa/Heathrow*. Depart at 03.25; arrive Heathrow at 09.05
* The timings of the return flight from Addis Ababa to London vary from day to day.
IMPORTANT NOTE on the domestic flights: if you are using Ethiopian Airlines on the international sectors (as recommended) it is possible for us to offer far more competitive prices (50% reduction) on the domestic flights used on this tour.
International fares on other airlines such as Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) are usually lower, but this advantage is cancelled out by the additional cost of the domestic flights. We have shown the difference in the price grid below.
You can book the international flights yourself via the Skyscanner website. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).
Ethiopia Holidays: The Historic Route (Reference: WDET001)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
|All year ||£2569 |
|Domestic flights (using|
Ethiopian Airlines for the
|Domestic flights (using|
another airline for the
Single Room Supplements on request.
TAILOR MADE OPTIONS
The sample tour shown above is exactly that - a sample tour. We can change it to suit your precise requirements in may ways - by amending the accommodation, by taking out or putting in additional sightseeing, by changing the number of nights in each place, by booking special meals, activities or cultural visits. We are happy to advise and help you create your ideal holiday.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Popular extensions to the 'Historic Route' tour include the following:
(All year, but not recommended during the rainy season from June to September). Fabulous scenery and good wildlife viewing, with comfortable accommodation at the Simien Lodge. Can be included as a side-trip from Gondar.
BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
(As with Simien above, avoid the rainy season). Excellent for walking and horse riding, and a birdwatcher's paradise. It's also the best location in the country for spotting the Ethiopian Wolf in the wild.