That sense of adventure to discover the world is at the heart of Jules Verne. Established in 1978, our innovative small group escorted tours offer authentic travel with a twist for people who love to see the world. Packed with special touches and little extras, our expert guides will show you the true character of each destination and take you beyond the norm, whether your chosen destination is closer to home or far-flung. Fully ABTA and ATOL bonded and winner of many travel awards, our expert staff organise every detail so you can book in complete confidence.
- Inspiring tours to 68 countries
- Small groups and privately guided tours
- Knowledgeable local guides
- Expertly planned and organised
Over 35 years of Experience
Founded in 1978, Jules Verne has a wealth of experience at your disposal to match your needs.
Experienced English-speaking local specialist guides bring the destinations to life as well as looking after your travel arrangements and general well-being.
All our arrangements are fully bonded with ABTA and ATOL allowing you to book with complete confidence.
Best Tour Operator Survey
Over the past few years, and amongst other awards, Jules Verne has been consistently voted in the top five of the UK's best tour operators. We are proud to have been voted 'Best Specialist Tour Operator' at the Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards and 'Best Escorted Tour Operator' by Silver Travel Advisor in 2016.
Price Guarantee and Booking
Our 100% Price Guarantee means your holiday price is fixed when you book and you won’t ever pay more, even if our costs increase afterwards, we therefore recommend booking early so that you are covered by our included price guarantee, indeed many tours offer a discount for early bookings.
We take care to offer simple, honest pricing where everything is clearly explained with no hidden extras.
Our arrangements are characterised by a common theme with history and culture being the thread that runs across all the tours. Our themes include cruises, rail journeys, wildlife, and short breaks
We offer hotels which enhance the experience of the destination. Look out for: Historic/Heritage hotels, former noble residences or classic hotels of note. Central hotels so that the evening is also an experience whether for a stroll or to visit a local restaurant, café or bar. We indicate the local hotel ratings and check hotels for health & safety.
No Single Supplement
We offer a range of destinations and dates where there is genuinely no single supplement (limited availability, so early booking recommended). Additionally, we try to minimise the single supplement charged by hotels, cruise and rail companies.
Travelling as part of a small group you will enjoy a more intimate and sociable atmosphere, benefit from more personal attention from our guides and delve into your destination in more detail, getting closer to the places visited and experiencing local life in a more personal and informal setting. Our limited group sizes also avoid the congestion caused by travelling in a large group. We normally operate tours even for very small groups, as indicated and our average group size is just 12 people.
Most tours show price reductions if you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, arriving and departing independently. Join the group at the first hotel and leave at the last (Arrival and departure transfers not included but may be booked as indicated).