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The Jules Verne Difference

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.

Our experience makes your experience special
We are passionate about travel and discovery. For over 40 years, we have been creating amazing tours that showcase the best of the world. We combine our experience and expertise with our enthusiasm and curiosity, to offer you unforgettable journeys that will inspire you for a lifetime. Whether you want to explore ancient ruins, marvel at natural wonders, or immerse yourself in exotic cultures, we have a tour for you. We are always looking for ways to make your travel experience more enjoyable, affordable, and memorable. That’s why we pay attention to every detail, from the service and value to the special touches and surprises. We also keep expanding our horizons, adding new destinations and experiences to our portfolio. With Jules Verne, you can travel with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that we have carefully crafted every journey to create an unforgettable experience for you. 

We value your opinion …
We are always thinking ahead and planning carefully, but we also know that the best way to measure our success is by listening to you, our valued customers. We appreciate your honest feedback on our service, which you can share with us by filling out a short review on Feefo, where we have earned the Platinum Trusted Service award, or by sending us an email if you prefer. We want to hear from you, because we believe that our journeys are a partnership between Jules Verne and our guests. And we don’t just listen, we act. Every review is a chance for us to see things from your point of view, and many have led us to improve our itineraries, change our arrangements, and even create new tours.

Fellow travellers
Do you love travelling with people who share your interests and passions? Our tours are more than just trips, they are journeys of discovery. And what better way to end a day of discovery than with a stimulating and enjoyable conversation over dinner? Our tours are designed to encourage you to interact with your fellow travellers and share your insights and opinions on the places you visit. You will also have the opportunity to learn from our expert guides, who will enrich your knowledge and understanding of the culture, history, and current affairs. Our tours are not only about seeing the world, but also about talking about it!

Jules Verne sightseeing and expert local guides
One of the highlights of your tour with us is the sightseeing. We don’t just take you to the usual tourist spots, we show you the hidden treasures and the local secrets that make the destination so unique and amazing. You will have enough time and space to explore and enjoy each place, without feeling rushed or crowded. And you will have the best companions for your sightseeing: our expert local guides. They are passionate, energetic, and eager to share their love for their culture and people with you. You will learn so much from them, and you will have a lot of fun along the way.

Travelling solo…?
We understand that travelling solo can be an amazing adventure. We also know that solo travel is not one size fits all. That’s why we give you the flexibility to choose how you want to travel with us. You can join a mixed group of people where you will meet other solo travellers as well as couples and friends. Or, you can opt for one of our solo departures where you will travel exclusively with other single travellers who share your interests and passions. Either way, we work closely with our travel partners overseas to offer you the best deals and the most choices, so you can find the perfect tour for you. And we don’t think you should pay extra for travelling solo, so we try to reduce or remove the single-room supplements as much as possible.

Enjoy your stay in one of our carefully selected hotels and vessels
We carefully select hotels and cruise vessels that are not just comfortable and safe, but also full of character and history. You can stay in historic hotels that have been part of the destination’s history and culture for centuries. You can cruise on heritage vessels that have explored the waters of the destination since ancient times. We check the local hotel ratings and health & safety standards for you, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Just keep in mind that hotel ratings vary worldwide, and some standards may not match those in the UK. But don’t worry, we always choose the best hotels and cruise vessels for you.

Unique experiences
We want you to have the best time on our tours, and that’s why we have some amazing surprises for you. You will enjoy exclusive and unforgettable events that will make you feel the spirit and charm of the places you visit. You will be treated to special activities and experiences that will delight your senses and create lasting memories. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local people and culture, and learn about their history and traditions. We believe that people are the heart and soul of every destination, and we want you to connect with them and share their stories. With us, you will have more than just a tour, you will have a life-changing adventure! 

Personalise your tour
Whilst our tours follow a fixed itinerary, which is necessary for the smooth and safe running of our trips, we want you to have the best possible Jules Verne experience. That’s why you have the freedom and flexibility to create your own adventure. You can personalise your tour by adding extensions or extra nights before or after your tour and you can also combine tours, if possible, to see more of the destination you’re visiting. Do you have a preferred flight option for your tour? Let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We also offer you the chance to upgrade to ‘Business Class’, where you can enjoy more space and comfort, separate check-in, and access to airport lounges. We have special rates available on selected dates, so don’t miss the opportunity to travel in style.

Tour only
If you prefer to make your own travel plans, you can choose our tour only option, where you can arrange your own travel to and from the destination. You can join the group at the first hotel and leave at the last. You just need to take care of your arrival and departure transfers, or you can book them with us. This way, you can save money and enjoy your tour at your own pace.

Privately Guided
For some of our tours, you have the option to book a private journey with us, if you want to enjoy a more personal experience with your family and friends. You will visit all the programmed sights with your own private vehicle and driver/guide, who will make your tour more flexible and enjoyable. You can choose any of the published departure dates, or request a different date that suits you better (we recommend the same weekday start as the published dates, to avoid any issues with pricing, opening times, and the itinerary flow). The supplements for the private tour are per person, based on two people travelling together. But if you have a larger group of three or more, the supplements will be reduced accordingly (we can give you more details on request). This option gives you more privacy and comfort to travel at your own pace.

Create your own group adventure
Do you want to travel with your own group of friends, family, or colleagues? Then you can book a private group tour with us, perfect for study groups, societies, or gatherings of friends and family. You choose your fellow travellers, and we’ll arrange a closed-group tour for you. This could be a private departure on an existing tour, or a customised arrangement tailored to your needs. We offer a special price for groups of 8 or more travelling together. You can contact us by phone or email to find out more about this option. We are always happy to help you plan your perfect group adventure.