Those of you who – like me – are fed up with heavily padded costs for travelling as a single could do worse than consider Voyages Jules Verne.
This specialist tour operator has just published the latest edition of its sought-after No Single Supplement brochure.
They all have one thing in common…there are no extra charges for having a single room.
Far from being a ‘singles club’, these arrangements ensure that clients wishing to join a tour independently may do so without the all-too-familiar financial penalties imposed by many travel companies.
Equally appealing to first-time solos and regular clients of Voyages Jules Verne, the new No Single Supplement brochure includes three new itineraries:
Ice & Lights: A seven-night Icelandic adventure that takes in the south west corner of this intriguing island. Highlights include Reykjavik, the Golden Circle and world-famous Blue Lagoon as well as the lesser-visited spots of Hveragerði, Skaftafell and the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where Northern Lights sightings are likely (conditions permitting). Departing November to March, the price is from £1,095 pp*.
Kenya – Wildlife & Coast: Travel from Nairobi to Mombasa on this 14-night African safari that features Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks, the Taita Hills and Kenya’s original tea estate in the Limuru Highlands. Accommodation is four-star throughout and, in addition to several game drives, there’s also an opportunity to look around the former home of ‘Out of Africa’s’ Karen Blixen. Departing 19 April & 17 May 2012, the price is from £1,995 pp*.
Jordan’s Red Sea & Petra: Expanding its popular programme of holidays in Jordan this year Voyages Jules Verne now offers scheduled flights from Heathrow to Amman, enabling visitors to enjoy Saturday departures at a more convenient time, an extended season in which to travel and an additional day to spend in their chosen resort. This new eight-night option combines Amman, the Dead Sea and a third-centre choice of either Aqaba or Tala Bay. Departing October to May, the price is from £945 pp*.
The 2011/2012 No Single Supplement programme also includes familiar favourites such as Turkish Delights (four nights in Istanbul from £595 pp*), In the Company of Angels (four nights in Rome from £435 pp*), A Royal Steamer Restored (seven nights cruising the Nile in style from £1,495 pp*) and India’s Golden Triangle (nine nights from £1,175 pp*).
For those seeking to see in the Advent season with aplomb, Christmas Markets & Music on the Danube promises an unforgettable four-night cruise to Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava with private on-board concerts and plenty of festive shopping opportunities.
*According to the itinerary selected, prices include air travel and taxes, transportation, accommodation, some meals and the services of guides and local representatives. A programme of sightseeing excursions is available on most tours (additional charge may apply).
Some itineraries also include special events – exclusive to clients of Voyages Jules Verne – ranging from a late afternoon cruise on Lake Como and typical Ottoman Dinner in Turkey to a lecture on Tunisian history in Sousse, a private evening reception at Luxor Temple and a ride in a bullock cart in India.
Availability is limited on no single supplement rooms and early booking is highly recommended. And, if the risk of missing out altogether isn’t sufficient an incentive in itself, there are great discounts to be enjoyed by reserving a place now:
TUNISIA – Book by 31 October (2012 departures) for a £50 pp saving on Hannibal & Carthage – a seven-night tour of Tunisia’s classical sites, or Tunisian Mosaic – a week’s stay at the four-star El Hana Palace Hotel near Port El Kantaoui that includes visits to Carthage, El Djem, Kairouan and Sousse.
JORDAN - Book by 31 August (2011 departures) or 30 November (2012 departures) for a £50 pp saving on Discover Jordan (eight nights), Jordan’s Red Sea & Petra (eight nights) and Grand Tour of Jordan (15 nights).
For a copy of the new No Single Supplement brochure, contact Voyages Jules Verne on 0845 166 7035, or visit the award-winning website at www.vjv.com.
Here, prospective travellers can also visit VJV Lounge – a Review and Members’ Area where clients rate and review their experiences, upload photos and videos, and create groups whilst working their way through membership levels.
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