Voyages Jules Verne Re-Introduces The Original Nile Cruise

01 Jan 2015 Travel PR

With Blue Monday (said to be the most depressing day of the year!) now safely behind us, it’s time to start looking forward. And what better way to do so than by browsing the pages of Voyages Jules Verne’s latest World of Wonders brochure?

Packed with tempting suggestions for short breaks, long-haul stays and multi-centre holidays across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and The Americas, World of Wonders offers something for everyone, including itineraries with a particular focus on history, culture or wildlife, as well as unforgettable railway journeys and relaxing river and coastal cruising experiences. Each of the trips featured in the brochure has been carefully created to blend all the benefits of travelling in an escorted group - accompanied by an experienced guide - whilst solo travellers will appreciate the array of destinations and departure dates that are available to book without single supplements.

Following updated Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on travel through the Nile Valley, allowing Egypt’s iconic river once again to be cruised in its entirety, Voyages Jules Verne is delighted to re-introduce its Original Nile Cruise. This ten-night journey from Cairo to Luxor, sailing on the Mövenpick MS Hamees, features fully-escorted sightseeing to rarely-visited sites such as Beni Suef, Beni Hassan, Amarna, Abydos and Denderah, as well as the option to add a four-night Luxor to Aswan extension and/or a pre-tour stay in Cairo, thus creating the ultimate Egypt experience.

Departing 14 April, 10 May, 23 August & 18 September 2015 as well as 12 April & 8 May 2016, The Original Nile Cruise costs from £1,495 pp* with no single supplement (subject to availability) including flights (Heathrow), transfers, ten nights’ full board, excursions and the services of guides and local representatives. The Luxor to Aswan extension costs from £495 pp whilst a two-night Cairo pre-tour stay (at the five-star Mövenpick Cairo Pyramids) costs from £195 pp (two sharing).

NEW to the World of Wonders brochure for 2015:

2015 also sees Voyages Jules Verne welcome back two popular tours to the World of Wonders brochure:

*According to the itinerary chosen, prices are based on two sharing (no single supplement on selected tours/departures – subject to availability) and include air travel, taxes, transfers, accommodation, some meals, a sightseeing programme and the services of guides and local representatives.

Seeking a more individual experience?

Whether travelling alone, with a partner/companion or as a ‘closed’ group of family or friends, many of Voyages Jules Verne’s tours are also available as Private Journeys. Offering all the elements of the published itinerary whilst enjoying the comfort and convenience of a private guide and car, Private Journeys can be specially arranged for a relatively modest supplement. For example, explore the Sultanate of Oman on an eight-night Frankincense & Fortresses tour from £2,490 pp as a Private Journey, uncover the Treasures of Transylvania in Romania from £1,840 pp (eight nights) or take a Grand Tour of China from £3,990 pp (22 nights)Prices are based on two people sharing.

Booking with the best

Founded in 1978, Voyages Jules Verne offers 36 years’ experience of innovative and creatively assembled itineraries that cover a variety of themes and special interests, each underpinned by quality and value for money. All its arrangements are fully bonded with ABTA and ATOL, allowing clients to book with complete confidence. This is further affirmed by VJV’s Price Guarantee, which ensures that the price quoted to a client at the time of booking will be the price they pay.

Voyages Jules Verne was placed among the top ten UK holiday companies in a 2014 survey of Which? Travel magazine readers. Achieving an overall customer service score of 84%, VJV performed consistently against a set of criteria that included ease of booking, value for money and overall holiday quality, scoring five stars out of a possible five for the description of its holidays matching the reality.

To book, or to order a copy of the latest World of Wonders brochure - spanning worldwide departures until April 2016 - contact Voyages Jules Verne on 0845 166 7035, email or visit the website,

Ends                                                                       23 January 2015

Press: For further information, contact Karen Carpenter at Travel PR on 020 8891 4440 or email At Voyages Jules Verne, contact Prini Patel on 020 7616 1094 or email

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