Whether you’re searching for a long weekend away or an escorted city break, we have a wealth of cultural, tropical and relaxing trips for you to experience. Thanks to the continued expansion and improvement of short-haul flights, short breaks are continuing to become more popular.

In more recent years, the ability to jet away on escorted city breaks further afield to the likes of north Africa and Russia has grown exponentially. Our four and five-night getaways will take you across the globe, from Portugal and Malta to Iceland and Jordan; experience all the wonders of the world with a well-deserved short break away.


Get away for an adventure with Jules Verne. No matter where you’re venturing to, our escorted short breaks boast something for everyone. So, whether you’d love to experience some of the world’s most stunning architecture, or some of the spectacular natural wonders of the globe, discover some of the short breaks we have to offer.

Discover the old medieval capital of Poland on our Krakow Preserved tour. Here you’ll explore the unspoilt ancient centre, with its restaurants, cafés and beautifully kept streets. On your short break, you’ll also take a trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, a moving and eye-opening experience.

Looking to immerse yourself completely? Take in the sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on our VJV Riad escorted short break. This vibrant destination is known for its low cost of living, with reasonably priced food and drink for you to sample and enjoy! During this break you’ll be able to indulge in a special rooftop dinner either at the riad or at the historic restaurant of the neighbouring Angsana Riad Si Said.

No matter where in the world you’re longing to discover, our short breaks are the perfect way to travel if you’re looking to keep your trips condensed.


Experience an abundance of culture and beauty in some of the world’s most incredible destinations. You’ll never be short of things to do and places to see on one of our short breaks away.

With over 40 years of experience creating some of the most unforgettable trips, escorted short breaks with Jules Verne help create memories that last a lifetime.

Whether you want to enjoy travel among a small group of likeminded travellers, with an experienced guide or solo, our friendly personal travel experts are on hand to discuss your travel aspirations.

Grand Canal And Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice, Italy

Venice from the Water

There is nowhere else on earth like Venice. The busy city’s streets of water and the tiny islands of its lagoon combine in a unique UNESCO enclave. The tour is a similarly fitting combination, quietly based on an elegant boat, with all the sights at the foot of the gangplank

More 4 nights from £1595
Krakow Market Square, Poland

Krakow Preserved

An intriguing, astonishing, affecting introduction to Kraków and its surrounds, this short break spans its historical and cultural spectrum, from an ancient salt mine to a royal palace, medieval old town, spiritual sanctuary, Schindler’s factory, and Auschwitz Museum

More 4 nights from £895


Canal Grande, Venice, Italy

Venice & the Ducal Cities

Sailing on a stylish river cruiser of the famous CroisiEurope fleet, this vibrant and varied tour takes you from the ‘streets of water’ in Venice, across the island-dotted lagoon, and along the Canal Bianco for excursions to Padua, Mantua and romantic Verona

More 6 nights from £2125
View Of Hagia Sophia From Sultanahmet Park, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Delights

Explore the Christian and Ottoman heritage of Istanbul (formerly Byzantium and Constantinople) including a Bosphorus cruise and visits to palaces, mosques, churches and bazaars, staying in historic hotels

More 4 nights from £1175
View of Florence with the Duomo, Florence, Italy

Treasures of Florence

With five nights in Florence, a feast of art and architecture, an insight of medieval life under Medici rule, and every romantic, Renaissance monument within walking distance, this tour combines detailed discovery with ample time to enjoy the city on the Arno River

More 5 nights from £1245

In the Company of Angels

A few days in Rome at the Casa per Ferie of the Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph of the Apparition overlooking the Vatican or at a hotel close to the Vatican

More 4 nights from £1075


Cairo, Egypt

Gems of Cairo

A superb short-break in Cairo takes you to Egypt’s most iconic monuments, the Pyramids of Giza, a tour to ancient Memphis and Saqqara, and visits the hallowed halls of the Egyptian Museum

More 4 nights from £1675

'Ice' Land of the Northern Lights

Icelandic winters are a wonderland of hot springs and frozen waterfalls, glaciers and growling volcanoes, and the ethereal Aurora Borealis dancing in dark skies. This five-night tour takes you through the unique topography of ‘the land of ice & fire'

More 5 nights from £2125
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

Christmas Markets on the Danube

A short break during the weeks of Advent, this tour combines the history of the Habsburg Empire with the traditions of the Christmas Markets, cruising the Danube to a trio of riverside capitals, from elegant Vienna to beautiful Budapest and medieval Bratislava

More 4 nights from £1445