Flight - 1 night
Pretoria - 1 night
St. Helena - 7 nights
Johannesburg - 1 night
Flight - 1 night

Airlink to St. Helena

Be one of the first to visit by air this fascinating British Overseas Territory of great natural and historic significance, a remote volcanic island, previously only accessible by Royal Mail ship.

The building of a uniquely sited new airport and a newly opened quality hotel in traditional style has inspired this exciting new programme to discover a fascinating British overseas territory. Successful visits in 2019 of the first Jules Verne group by air and our own Head of Product confirmed the combination of wonderful nature and fascinating naval and military history.

The wire bird is an endemic land bird protected from extinction by the St. Helena National Trust who also have a project to re-plant endemic trees in their Millennium Forest. The governor’s house is a fascinating British residence and home to the giant tortoise, Jonathan, the island’s oldest resident at nearly 200 years old! The few coffee plantations produce premium coffee.

The island welcomed famous people such as Charles Darwin, the Duke of Wellington, Captain Cook and the astronomer, Halley. It was a place of exile for the Zulu chief Dinizulu, 6000 Boer prisoners and most notably for Napoleon, whose death at Longwood House in 1821 will be marked in 2021. He was buried nearby after being guarded by 1000 soldiers and a strong naval presence (his entry of death may be viewed in the town archive).

Previously the Royal Mail ship was the only way to reach this remote sub-tropical island, 1400 miles from the nearest landfall. It reveals deep verdant valleys, barren desert, volcanic scree, plentiful birdlife and a rich history as the halfway point on the East India trade route (before the Suez Canal opened). Jules Verne possess over 10 years’ experience of programmes to St. Helena since a British government commission approached to increase tourism. Our guides are the excellent Basil George, a local historian of some renown and his knowledgeable son.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
3 Lunches and 3 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 –15

Special Events

Special Dinners & Tours 

Experience a town walk with historian Basil George (pictured), and a guided tour of Jamestown museum. Enjoy a dinner at the Mantis hotel and a farewell dinner of local specialities with Basil George (ladder walk is optional!).

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.

Day 2 Arrive Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria. View the Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument and Church Square. Overnight at the 4-star 131 Herbert Baker. (D)

Day 3 Fly from Johannesburg to St. Helena (via Windhoek). Stay seven nights at the 4-star Mantis St. Helena Hotel. (B)

Day 4 Explore the diverse landscape of the island including Woody Ridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, packed lunch and afternoon tea (or St. Helena coffee!) at a historic hotel. Continue to Jacob’s Ladder in lower Jamestown. (B, L)

Day 5 View the island’s endemic plants and wire bird. Plant a tree in the Millennium Forest. Afternoon free. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 6 Visit a conservation establishment to view plants endemic to the island. Packed lunch. Visit Plantation House, Boer Cemetery, High Knoll Fort and Prince’s Lodge to view the Castell Collection of old island and naval prints, followed by tea. (B, L)

Day 7 A Napoleonic tour visits the French properties of Briar’s Pavilion, Longwood House and Napoleon’s Tomb. Visit also St. Matthew’s Church, a distillery and the site of Halley’s observatory. (B, L)

Day 8 Enjoy a boat trip along the lee coast to view East India Company fortifications, offshore islands, birds, dolphins and volcanic cliffs (in January Whale Sharks may be seen). A town walk of lower Jamestown and St. James Church with an included tea. (B)

Day 9 Free day. Farewell dinner of local specialities with Basil George. (B, D)

Day 10 Fly to Johannesburg. Overnight at the 4-star Maslow Hotel. (B)

Day 11 Return flight to London. (B) 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


per person in a twin room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 14 £3595
February 11 £3695
March 18 £3695
April 15 £3695
October 7 £3695
November 4 £3795
Prices Reduced

Save up to £400
(January - April 2021)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £445

Flight Options

Emirates from London Heathrow/Manchester/Birmingham/
Glasgow - nil
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £1695
British Airways Club World from £3495

Extension Options

Extension - Victoria Falls
4 nights £1295 
Single supplement £575

Extra nights – Johannesburg
131 on Herbert Baker Hotel
(per night) £65
Single supplement £45
Arrival transfer £30

Monarch Hotel (per night) £75
Single supplement £75
Departure transfer £30

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, itinerary as described, services of local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Booking Form

Please complete this form and a member of our sales department will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking and take payment. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Airlink to St. Helena

Please enter all passenger details (names as per passport)

Please supply a first name Please supply a surname Please supply an email address Please supply an address Please supply a postcode
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please select a travel date
Please complete all mandatory fields.

Please consider Fitness to Travel, Disabilities and Mobility advice which we give for this tour and confirm that all members of your party are fit and able to take this tour. Please complete the ABTA checklist if you need to declare any disabilities or mobility issues.

  • Please accept the Terms and Conditions

To confirm your booking you will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit payment, or full payment if within 61 days of departure.

From time to time, we may send you details of Jules Verne products (including new brochures), services, and news that we believe will be of interest to you.