Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Jules Verne Unveils Worldwide Journeys Brochure for 2024 Featuring 30 New Tours, Including 7 All-New Walking Adventures
Looking for small group walking, cruising or wildlife experiences in 2024? Jules Verne has you covered with a vast range of new adventures designed to cater to customers’ desires.
Small group escorted tour operator, Jules Verne, has unveiled its Worldwide Journeys brochure, featuring as many as thirty new tours and, for the first time, offering dedicated walking holidays; perfect for those looking to book their next adventure.
Debbie O’Neill, Managing Director at Jules Verne, says, “Spanning five continents, including brand-new destinations, and offering thirty new walking, cruise, and wildlife-themed experiences, we are thrilled to unveil our new Worldwide Journeys brochure for 2024.
“Informed by booking trends, guest feedback, and a desire to meet the demand for new, inspiring, and memorable adventures, every new tour has been carefully curated with customer experience at its heart.
“In a first for Jules Verne, our seven new European walking tours promise to offer a unique and immersive experience for those seeking a slow-paced but active adventure exploring the saw-toothed peaks of Italy’s majestic Dolomites, strolling amongst Côte d’Azur’s glamorous gardens, or roaming along Crete’s golden beaches.
“We are also delighted to offer tours to brand-new destinations. Northern Pakistan, the Channel Islands – two entirely new destinations for us – and Spain’s Basque Country – a largely unexplored area within an already-popular country – have huge appeal for customers looking to explore lesser-visited places alongside like-minded individuals.
“Alongside these entirely new itineraries, we have also launched a host of new trips which take inspiration from popular pre-existing tours. Typically, these offer guests the chance to either cover more of a destination in a set time (perfect for those hoping to see the highlights of an entire country), or take a deeper dive into an area by increasing the amount of time spent there.
“For example, following the continued popularity of India – one of our best-selling destinations – we have launched the new India North to South tour. This offers customers the chance to experience the highlights of both regions within one tour and includes unique new experiences such as an early morning jeep safari in search of Bengal Tigers, a cooking demonstration with a local Cochin family and backwater cruising in Kerela.”
“With picnics set amongst the mountains in Italy, visits to Mexico’s ancient archaeological sites, wild swimming in spectacular lagoons, sunrises at the Taj Mahal, strolls through the piazzas of Naples, and safaris in Tanzania’s stunning reserves, there really is something for everyone.”
Read on to discover some of Jules Verne’s best new tours for 2024, including Early Booking Offers and no single supplement options, all available to book online or via your travel agent now…
Walking in the Italian Dolomites | 7 nights from £1,725 | Early Booking Offer
- Prices from £1,725, with departures in June & September 2024
- Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwic
- Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in the family-run, alpine-style Hotel Tschurtschenthaler, daily breakfast, 6 dinners, 5 guided walks, excursions, local guide
- Early Booking Offer: save £200pp on 2024 bookings made by 29 February 2024
This 7-night walking tour takes guests on an adventure through the saw-toothed peaks, bright blue lakes, awe-inspiring mountains, and charming Tyrolean villages of the Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Waking up in an alpine-style lodge, guests can look forward to days spent enjoying picnics with panoramic mountain views, visiting the majestic three peaks of the Tre Cima di Lavaredo, hiking along old military routes (with fortifications still visible from WWI), and tasting steaming strudel in the comfort of a cosy mountain hut.
India North to South | 15 nights from £3,495 | No Single Supplement Option
- Prices from £3,495, with departures in October and November
- Return flights with Emirates from Heathrow
- Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 14 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 6 dinners
This 15-night tour is perfect for first-time visitors to India wanting to explore the best of this magical, multifaceted country – the regal and rural from the north to the south, by air, road, rail, rickshaw, and boat. Highlights include a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a jeep safari in Sariska (famed for its Bengal Tigers), seeing the elegant Pink City of Jaipur, enjoying a home-cooked meal with a local Indian family, and a boat ride on Lake Periyar to witness the mesmerising sight of elephants drinking at the water’s edge.
Walking in Crete | 7 nights from £1,845 | Early Booking Offer
- Prices from £1,845, with departures in April and October 2024
- Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick
- Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in 4-star Hotel Samaria, daily breakfast, 4 dinners, 5 guided walks, excursions, local guide
- Early Booking Offer: save £200pp on 2024 bookings made by 29 February 2024
Explore the magnificent, diverse landscape of Greece’s largest island with this 7-night walking tour. From roaming through its olive groves, majestic mountains, and ancient villages, to wandering along its dramatic gorges and golden beaches. Other highlights include visiting a family-run olive oil producer and the fascinating remains of ancient civilisations whilst touring through the region’s charming villages, as well as enjoying its waterscapes, with a refreshing dip in the spectacular Balos Lagoon and scenic boat trip to the coastal port of Skafia.
Highlights of the Yucatan | 11 nights from £2,795
- Prices from £2,795, with departures in February and November 2024
- Return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick
- Price includes air travel and UK departure taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, local guides
Starting at Ek Balam (with its 30-metre-high acropolis) and ending on the Maya Riviera’s Caribbean shore, this 11-night itinerary takes guests on a deep dive into the Yucatan region and into Mexico’s rich history, culture, and landscapes. Highlights include exploring ancient archaeological sites, such as the stuccoed temples and 5-storey pyramid of Edzna, boating through mangrove channels (home to endangered sea turtles), and visiting weaving workshops run by the Yaxunah Mayan community.
Tanzania’s Secret South | 10 nights from £3,695
- Prices from £3,695, with departures in June, July, September, and October 2024
- Return flights with Ethiopian Airlines from London Heathrow
- Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation (including mountain lodges and National Park camps), full board, park fees, local guides
This 10-night tour explores a trio of unsung (and uncrowded) yet stunning reserves in Tanzania’s southern region: Nyerere National Park, previously awarded UNESCO status for its vast untamed wilderness and diversity of fauna; Mikumi, a landscape of low-lying wetlands flanked by mountains; and Saadani, the country’s only coastal conservancy. Highlights include dawn walks, boat safaris, and game drives, with the chance to spot Africa’s Big Five, hippos, crocodiles, and a whole host of other animals.
Discover Sorrento & The Amalfi Coast | 7 nights from £1,545
- Prices from £1,545, with departures in April, May, June, September, and October 2024
- Return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick or with British Airways from London Heathrow (depending on departure date)
- Price includes air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation at 4-star Giosuè a Mare Hotel, daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, local guides
This week-long tour allows guests to explore the best of the Sorrentine peninsula whilst staying in an idyllic 4-star hotel, carved into an ocean-facing cliff in the Italian coastal town of Meta di Sorrento. From visiting the evocative remains of Pompeii and driving along ‘the divine coast’ to Amalfi, to exploring Naples, one of Europe’s oldest cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its plethora of piazzas, palaces and castles, and touring the glamorous island of Capri, it is the perfect way to enjoy la dolce vita!
Please note, if our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply and all tours are subject to availability with no additional spaces possible once the tour is filled. Book online or call 0203 553 3722 to speak to a Jules Verne specialist.
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