The Jules Verne Difference - Special Events

To enhance the experience of Jules Verne travellers, we arrange exclusive and memorable special events, illuminating the country and peoples you are visiting.

July 2020 • Jules Verne

The Jules Verne Difference - Special Events

Our innovative small group escorted tours offer authentic travel with a twist for people who love to see the world. To enhance the experience of Jules Verne travellers, we arrange exclusive and memorable special events, illuminating the country and peoples you are visiting. Attend a special ceremony, performance, meal or drinks party at characteristic and spectacular locations; learn about cooking and the local way of life; discover less-visited corners or special locations not normally open to the public. We’ve selected some of our favourite Special Events, which are truly remarkable and once in a lifetime experiences!

Perspectives of Petra – Two guided visits and two full days to explore Petra. Enjoy a visit to Little Petra Siq, a dinner at a camp on the outskirts of Petra with traditional baking and cooking, plus a drink at the Nabataean Cave Bar and optional Petra by Candlelight.

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Cocktail Reception & Luxor Temple by Night:  A private cocktail reception at the Victorian Lounge in the Old Winter Palace, where Howard Carter announced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Enjoy a memorable visit to the illuminated Luxor Temple.

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Maharaja’s Residence: Dine in the Rajput Room at Rambagh Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, now a hotel, and enjoy a cocktail in the famous Polo Bar.

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Sicily from the Inside: A private visit to Palazzo Fiorini in Acireale; a tour by private appointment in the footsteps of ‘Inspector Montalbano’ with a specialist guide at Ragusa Ibla of the ‘Circolo di Conversazione’ club, the Donnafugata theatre and the private garden of Palazzo Arezzo-Bertini.

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Palazzo Private Visit: In Palermo, enjoy a private visit to Palazzo Conte Federico in the surviving tower of the city wall. An unique insight into this historic building, guided by the countess or count. Enjoy an aperitif in their beautifully decorated home.

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La Mamounia & Riad Experience: Enjoy lunch at the exclusive, historic La Mamounia Hotel, a Marrakech landmark, stay at a small, intimate historic riad of the Angsana Riad Collection in Marrakech medina, enjoy a Moroccan meal at a riad in Fez and Marrakech.

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Rooftop Dinner & Pera Palas: A drink at the famous ‘Orient-Express’ bar of the historic Pera Palas Hotel and a rooftop dinner with panoramic views. 

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Tea at Mount Nelson: Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones, a classic afternoon tea at the historic Mount Nelson Hotel, nestled on a lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town.

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A Castle in Africa: A special dinner with wine tasting at the fine restaurant of castle Hotel Heinitzburg, built in 1914 by Count von Schwerin with excellent views over Windhoek town.

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