Overview

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 the remote volcanic tropical island of St. Helena by air, now fully connected to the African continent, previously only accessible by Royal Mail ship

Gone are the days of the Royal Mail ship transferring people and goods to this remote island, now it is possible to visit with ease by air. Previously the operation of the Royal Mail service to St. Helena provided the only opportunity to reach this isolated and remote tropical island. Jules Verne possess over 10 years’ experience of touring programmes to St. Helena since a British government commission approached to increase tourism to the island.

Located 1,400 miles from the nearest landfall, St. Helena offers deep verdant valleys, barren desert, volcanic scree, plenty of birdlife and a fascinating history, connected with early trade with the Far East. It has welcomed famous people such as Charles Darwin, the Duke of Wellington and Captain Cook and was also a place of exile, most notably for Napoleon, who died there, the Zulu chief Dinizulu and 6,000 Boer prisoners.

Given the advent of a newly opened quality hotel on the island, this is the perfect opportunity to experience historic charm and modern comfort. This unique journey is combined with a stay in Pretoria, allowing for a glimpse of old city landmarks with new significance, the Union Buildings now best known for Nelson Mandela’s inauguration.

Key Features

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

 

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.

Day 2 Arrive Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria. View the Union Buildings, Church Square and imposing Voortrekker Monument. Overnight at the 4-star Court Classique Hotel. (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, Sandy Bay, St. Paul’s Cathedral, packed lunch and tea at one of the historic hotels. Continue to Jacob’s Ladder in lower Jamestown. (B, L)

Day 5 View the island’s endemic plants and wirebird, the only surviving endemic land bird and threatened with extinction. There will be an opportunity to plant a tree, part of the Millennium Project by the National Trust. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

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

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

Day 8 Enjoy a boat trip along the coast to view the East India Company’s fortifications, offshore islands, birds, dolphins and volcanic cliffs. A walking tour of lower Jamestown includes a view of the castle, St. James Church, ending with an included tea. (B)

Day 9 At leisure. Farewell dinner with local cuisine. (B, D)

Day 10 Fly to Johannesburg. Overnight at the 5-star Monarch Hotel. (B)

Day 11 Return flight to London. (B)

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

2019

Thursdays
per person in a twin room
South African Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
February 21 £3995
March 7 £3995
September 12 £3845
October 10 £3895
November 7 £3995

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £795

Flight Options

South African Airways Business Class
(London-Johannesburg-St Helena) from £3745

Extension Options

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

Extra nights – Johannesburg
Monarch Hotel (per night) £75
Single supplement £65
Departure transfer £20

 

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 2 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.

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