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New tours to North Korea, St Helena and Cuba with VJV

Date Posted: 13/01/2013

Voyages Jules Verne has launched some new escorted tours for group travellers as part of its World of Wonder programme, with itineraries spanning Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

Highlights include:

Asian adventures

• North Korea - The Last Unknown is a nine-night holiday which visits the mountains and landscapes of North Korea. Two departures of this tour coincide with North Korea’s Arirang Mass Games.

• Ancient Thailand is a 15-night tour and combines the ancient kingdoms of Ayuthaya and Sukothai with Bangkok’s gilded temples and contemporary architecture.

Cruises in the Middle East and Africa

• Choose from two cruise holidays in the Middle East and Africa. The 600-Mile Nile is a 12-night cruise from Aswan to Cairo on the SS Misr or the MS Mövenpick Hamees.

• St Helena by Royal Mail will appeal to those after an innovative travel experience. The 24-night itinerary includes a stop at Cape Town’s Pepper Club Hotel, followed by four days sailing to the tropical island of St Helena on-board the vessel that carries post and vital supplies to those who live there.

Escapes to America

• Mysteries of the Maya is a 15-night tour of the ancient Maya empire in Mexico, Guatemala and Hondura. Group travellers can also visit Belize, plus go on escorted excursions to Chichén Itzá and the ancient city of Copán.

• You can experience Cuba on The Revolutionary Road, a 15-night itinerary visiting Havana, plus the Cuba’s national parks, historic cities and towns, and deserted beaches.

Europe on foot or by boat

• Princely Treasures on the Elbe is a seven-night river journey from Magdeburg to Prague, visiting Dresden, Meissen, Wittenberg and Torgau.

• Groups can also head to Italy on the Secret Italy tour. You’ll explore Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche in the company of an experienced guide, as well as sample food and wine in the home of a private art collector.

Group travel organisers will find a three per cent discount for bookings of eight people or more, and a five per cent discount for parties of 15 plus.

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