40th Anniversary Event

"Wonderful venue and great hospitality plus an opportunity to meet the faces behind the names!"

July 2018 • Jules Verne

Staff enjoyed celebrating our Ruby Anniversary with a group of customers at two events on 19th June and 3rd July. Those who had booked one of our special anniversary tours were lucky enough to have been invited to an afternoon of drinks and canapés at the apt venues of Mr Fogg’s Residence and Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour in London.

 Guests were greeted by Phileas Fogg, who welcomed them to his residence and to the former residence of his Aunt Gertrude, now his Gin Parlour, were wowed and amazed by the great magician Dee Riley, and we were delighted to have the veteran broadcaster and travel expert, John Carter attend, who gave a talk about the travel shows he presented, his travel experiences, and how travel differed 40 years ago.

It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our most loyal customers and hear their experiences of travelling with Jules Verne over the years. Our customers seemed to enjoy themselves equally.


"Just to thank you for our invitation to the Soirée on 19th June. Wonderful venue and great hospitality plus an opportunity to meet the faces behind the names!"
- Maureen & Michael Davies

"Yesterday’s soiree at Mr Fogg’s was delightful. The venue was fascinating, the company most agreeable and the entertainment and refreshments a real pleasure. Thank you for including me in the is special 40th anniversary celebration. Special thanks, too, for the goody bag. I look forward to making use of those special items."
- Cameron Rose

"Simply to say how much we enjoyed the “soirée” on Tuesday at Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour. What a fascinating venue with very interesting speakers and such delicious food! You obviously worked hard to make this happen and it was much appreciated. We would also like to thank you for the unexpected gift bag. A lovely day out and so good to see David and Elizabeth and a few of our recent fellow travellers."
-Sheena and Tony Atkinson

"Thank you very much for Jules Verne’s splendid hospitality yesterday – for the excellent fare, choice of venue, entertainment, and bag of gifts! Looking forward to planning our next JV tour before too long."
-Steve & Vicki Lent