Specialist tour operator, VJV, adds night walking tours

Specialist tour operator, VJV, adds night walking tours

Specialist tour operator, VJV, adds night walking tours.

Voyages Jules Verne (VJV), a very innovative specialist tour operator, has revealed the latest edition of its ‘Word of Wonders’ brochure which includes a series of night-walks in some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic locations.

Offering a wide selection of tours across the globe for departures until April 2012, ‘World of Wonders’ itineraries range from short breaks in European cities, coast and countryside, to escorted tours of Africa, the Middle East (including Jordan holidays), India, the Far East, South East Asia and both north and south Americas.

Among the new itineraries for 2011 is a seven night walking holiday in Nepal which will allow travellers to take in the vistas of Nepal on foot, at a relaxing pace and alongside expert guides. Stopovers include Nagarkot, Pokhara and Kathmandu, where the walkers visit the Rum Doodle Bar, a famous haunt of those who climber Mount Everest.

The latest brochure also offers the chance to experience the most famous trek in South America – the Inca Trail. The ten-night trip will feature incredible vistas as travellers ascend to the unforgettable ancient site of Machu Picchu. As well as three nights on the Inca Trail and one at Machu Picchu, this itinerary also includes sightseeing time in the cities of Lima and Cuzco.

Also new for 2011 is an eighteen night ‘China Revealed’ arrangement, expanding on the collection of China tours to offer an exciting tour that appeals to both return visitors and first-time travellers to the country.

Voyages Jules Verne has also introduced two new brochure features to assist clients in making their 2011 travel choices. ‘World of Wonders’ now includes details of the walking content involved in each tour. Graded from 1 (relaxed walking) to 4 (strenuous – for seasoned walkers), the ratings are based on an overall assessment of the tour in question. To help further inform its clients’ decisions, Voyages Jules Verne has also clearly noted in its itinerary descriptions where, on occasion, overland journey times exceed three hours (with comfort breaks), such as India tours.

Prospective travellers can also check Voyages Jules Verne’s award-winning website, www.vjv.com, for useful reviews by former clients. The site also features the VJVLounge, a review and members’ area that enables clients to rate, review and read customer reviews, upload photos and videos, create groups, and make friends whilst working their way through membership levels.

Renowned for its commitment to offering solo travellers a choice of departures without financial penalty, the latest edition of ‘World of Wonders’ includes a range of popular No Single Supplement options, such as The Colours of Provence and Beaujolais, Cyprus North to South, as well as river cruises like Venice from the Water.

Travelling in limited group sizes and expertly guided by local English-speaking specialists, Voyages Jules Verne’s itineraries are designed to capture the true essence of a chosen destination. Each tour in the ‘World of Wonders’ programme includes the opportunity to enjoy new experiences in the company of like-minded travellers as well as adequate time to relax or explore.

Voyages Jules Verne was founded in 1978 and its range of product encompasses longhaul and shorthaul, weekends and expeditions, the conventional and the unexpected, a variety of themes and special interests – all underpinned by quality and value for money.

The tradition of innovation and creativity is still alive today and evidenced, amongst others, by a unique direct charter operation to Aqaba, stays at a convent in Rome, exclusive use of royal steamers for Nile cruises, and a series of special events exclusively arranged for VJV clients.


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Authored by: Richard Lee

Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.