Trailblazing into inventive touring is certainly nothing new for Jules Verne. Founded in 1978 on the basis of one simple idea - to operate a train from London to Peking (Beijing) and thence to Hong Kong - at a time when the 'bamboo curtain' was still officially in place. For over 40 years Jules Verne has been the leader in cultural, escorted tours. Even our name was chosen to evoke a different era of travel, one that created events with ‘a sense of occasion’. Further innovative railway tours were to follow and in February 2019 , we celebrated our 40th anniversary by repeating this original journey. Travelling by rail from London through Europe and the heart of Russia, across the expanse of Siberia into Mongolia before arriving into Beijing and travelling to Hong Kong, with a group of 48 intrepid Jules Verne travellers.

For most, there is nothing more civilised or indeed romantic than railway tours. After all, what is more fun than when the journey is just as much an adventure, as thrilling and as important as the destination. What better way to admire beautiful landscapes, enjoy moments of calm reflection and experience the sophistication and nostalgia of a bygone era. Rail tours also provide a utilitarian function with modern high-speed trains connecting cities, countries and continents and offer a more glamorous and adventurous alternative to flying.

Where do our railway holidays visit?
Wherever you wish to travel, there will be a railway holiday to suit your needs at Jules Verne. We journey far and wide to some of the world’s most famous and desirable locations, from culture-rich Asia to scenic Europe. Hop on board with a small group of travellers and a knowledgeable tour guide to start your adventure.

Discover the wonderful and unique juxtaposition that Japan offers on an epic 21-night journey From The Tail of the Dragon to the Motherland. Speed effortlessly onboard bullet trains to bright and bustling cities including Tokyo and Kyoto, admiring modern skyscrapers and historic temples alike. Then enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime journey on the original Trans-Siberian Railway where you can appreciate spectacular views from the comfort of your private carriage.

We also offer a variety of popular railway tours to South Africa, including the Passage to Cape Town by Shongololo. This fantastic adventure allows you to appreciate the incredible landscapes, magnificent wildlife and unique culture between Pretoria and Cape Town, from the vast grasslands to the iconic Table Mountain.

As well as unique railway tours to Asia and Africa, we offer unforgettable journeys across Europe, South America, Russia and more. 

Why embark on a rail tour with Jules Verne?
Our company was built on creating epic rail tours. Since 1978, we have been creating unforgettable trips for travellers, exploring the world’s most iconic and hidden gems. Over 40 years of experience means each and every one of our railway tours has been expertly designed to show you the true essence of each magical destination. Get in touch today to book your trip of a lifetime.