Explore A World of Wonders in 2016

Re-designed brochure from Voyages Jules Verne features NEW tours from Slovakia to Southern India, plus NEW exclusive river cruises on the Elbe & Nile

January 2016 • Travel PR

Nothing beats the January blues better than planning a holiday. And where better to look for inspiration than amid the colourful pages of Voyages Jules Verne’s latest World of Wonders brochure? Completely re-designed for 2016, the new compact-sized brochure boasts a fresh, contemporary design, each of its tempting itineraries laid out across a colourful, easy-to-read double-page spread, full of enticing imagery.

Covering departures until April 2017, it’s brimming with suggestions for short breaks, long-haul stays and multi-centre holidays across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and The Americas that blend all the benefits of travelling in a companionable escorted group with time to explore independently or simply relax and soak up the sights. Choose from a wide selection of inspirational journeys ranging from delightful river cruises, fascinating rail experiences and unforgettable grand tours to carefully-created itineraries with a particular focus on history, art and culture, or wildlife.

Many of the holidays featured in World of Wonders also include a VJV Special Event, creating yet more wonderful travel memories. Foodies can follow an Evening Tapas Trail in Spain, try a Taste of Madeira or sit down to dinner with the locals in Oman, Uzbekistan and Albania, while culture vultures will enjoy a private visit to a Palazzo in Italy, a private ballet performance in Russia or a visit to a ceramic artist’s workshop in Bolivia, amongst other wonderful experiences. Solo travellers are well catered for too, with an ever-expanding selection of departure dates available to book - without single supplement– to destinations as diverse as Iceland and India, throughout 2016.

World of Wonders includes several tours that are NEW to the brochure this year:

  • Grand Tour of Southern IndiaOften overlooked in favour of the better-known ‘Golden Triangle’ area to the north, Southern India is becoming an increasingly popular region of the subcontinent, boasting an equally impressive array of majestic temple complexes as well as the dramatic landscapes of the Western Ghats, colonial heritage and hill stations, and Kerala’s tranquil backwaters amongst its many delights. Departing 29 January, 12 & 26 February, 11 March, 21 October and 4 & 18 November 2016, the price for this 20-night tour is from £2,495 pp*.
  • Bohemian RhapsodyTracing the historical, geographical and political influences of the Czech Republic, spend three nights in Prague and two nights each in the spa resort of Karlovy Vary and medieval Ceske Budejovice, washed down with beer tasting at the famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Departing 8 April, 13 May, 17 June, 12 August, 2 & 16 September and 7 October 2016, the price for this seven-night tour is from £945 pp*.
  • The Tatras & BeyondTravelling across the spectacular Tatra Mountains from Slovakia into Poland, visit the grandiose castles and authentic Old Town of Baroque Bratislava before transferring to the five-star Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras for three nights and then onwards to explore historic Krakow. Departing 14 May, 18 June, 2 July, 6 August, 10 & 17 September and 8 October 2016, the price for this six-night tour is from £825 pp*.
  • Cuba 5-StarVoyages Jules Verne recommends early booking for this exploration of Cuba’s colonial history and natural beauty, coming as it does at such a pivotal time in the country’s political and economic development, and when demand for accommodation (in particular from USA travellers) continues to soar. Staying in prestigious five-star Iberostar hotels in Havana, Trinidad and Cayo Santa Maria, it’s an unforgettable experience to be enjoyed in style. Departing 12 May, 2 June, 28 July, 11 August, 8, 22 & 29 September, 6 & 20 October, 3 & 17 November and 1 December 2016, the price for this eight-night tour is from £1,595 pp*.

There can be few more relaxing ways in which to visit - or re-visit - a destination than from the comfort of a well-appointed cruise vessel as it meanders along one of the world’s great rivers, enjoying an array of shore excursions en route. Renowned for the quality and range of its river cruise holidays, both in Europe and beyond, Voyages Jules Verne has also expanded its selection of exclusive cruises in 2016, adding:

  • Princely Treasures on the ElbeSailing on the River Elbe from Prague to Berlin, visiting Dresden, Meissen and Potsdam, the price for this eight-night cruise is from £1,995 pp*. Departs 29 May 2016.
  • The Art of Amsterdam and The HagueDiscovering rich Dutch masterpieces and seasonal floral delights, the price for this four-night springtime cruise is from £795 pp including an early booking offer (£30 pp on bookings made by 28 January)*. Departs 9 April 2016.
  • The Original Nile by Royal SteamerA dedicated departure of the ‘long cruise’ on the Nile, from Cairo to Luxor, on board the magnificent SS Misr, probably the most sought-after boat on this iconic river. The price for this seven-night cruise is from £2,995 pp*. Departs 12 April 2016.

* According to the itinerary chosen, prices are based on two sharing and include air travel (London – regional departures on request, where available), taxes, transfers, accommodation, some meals, a sightseeing programme and the services of guides and local representatives.

Booking with the best

Founded in 1978, Voyages Jules Verne offers 38 years’ experience of creating innovative and carefully 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 named Best Holiday Company in the 2015 Which? Travel survey. Scoring an impressive 94% overall, VJV was also the only company to be awarded five stars in each of the five categories on which it was assessed: customer service, accommodation, description matching reality, the tours offered and value for money.

For more information or to order a copy of the latest World of Wonders brochure, contact Voyages Jules Verne on 020 3553 3722, view it online here or visit the new-look website at www.vjv.com which now includes enhanced maps and imagery as well as a ‘Reviews’ area where you can read clients’ experiences, write your own review, rate the tour and upload images or videos.

Ends                                                4 January 2016

Press: For further information, contact Karen Carpenter at Travel PR on 020 8891 4440 or email k.carpenter@travelpr.co.uk. At Voyages Jules Verne, contact Prini Patel on 020 7616 1094 or email prini.patel@vjv.co.uk.