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Exclusive cultural and culinary experiences worldwide

Specialist tour operator Voyages Jules Verne has published the latest edition of its popular World of Wonders brochure. Featuring cultural tours to destinations as diverse as Lake Como and Costa Rica for departures until December 2015, the brochure also offers a tempting array of VJV Special Events.

Organic talent and homegrown skills from the Faroe Islands

From the ‘Game of Thrones’ to puffin pie, see how the Faroese environment has shaped the talent of locals.

Get under the skin of South Africa with a visit to KwaZulu Natal

Get under the skin of South Africa with a visit to KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal may be South Africa's third smallest province but this doesn't stop it packing a punch as far as experiences are concerned with two World Heritage sites, fabulous beaches, the Big Five, historic battlefields and a colourful Zulu culture.

Discover the charming gardens of Shakespeare’s England

Discover the charming gardens of Shakespeare’s England

Visit the charming and unique gardens of Shakespeare’s England and enjoy a host of exciting outdoor events this summer. From recreated Elizabethan Gardens, restored Victorian Gardens, garden tours to outdoor plays, picnics, garden exhibitions, shows, trails and live music, there is plenty to see and do throughout the summer months.

Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Outrageous and extraordinary Yukon events

Yukoners are a lively bunch and like to keep active year-round so it's not surprising that the Yukon calendar of events is bursting with festivals and special events. Any time more than two Yukoners get together, it's a party, so just imagine the possibilities for a good time.

Explore like a local in Hong Kong

Explore like a local in Hong Kong

There's no better way to really get to know a city than experiencing it through the eyes of a local. The new, free-of-charge, 'Hong Kong Pals' programme from the Hong Kong Tourism Board, offers visitors the opportunity to meet with a Hong Kong local and get an authentic insight into Asia's World City.

Enjoy an action-packed summer in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy an action-packed summer in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy an action-packed summer from the 19 July – 31 August in Shakespeare’s England with a host of special activities and events for all the family.

Summer festivals in Italy & Sicily

Italy is a country famed for its passion, where celebrations are jubilant and festivals are pleasingly frequent and fantastically varied. From the traditional to the outlandish, there is a celebration or festivity to suit every interest.

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

Lisbon prepares to party in June with ‘Festas de Lisboa’

As football fever subsides and the summer nights draw out, Lisbon prepares to party with a line up of not-to-be-missed cultural events in June that will attract thousands of visitors and locals to the historic quarters of the city.

Denmark's Randers - a Star location for a short break

Denmark's Randers - a Star location for a short break

Perfectly combining the best of nature with a mix of historic and 'star' attractions, Denmark's sixth largest city Randers is predicted to become the hot new short-break destination for British travellers this year thanks to its easy access from the UK with a simple 45-minute transfer from Aarhus Airport in East Jutland.

Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Henley is the town that knows how to throw a great party. The number and variety of festivals is testament to that. Here we look at the main event and festival reasons to visit Henley in 2014 - whether following interests that are sporting, cultural or social.

Discover the unsung highlights of Malaysia and Borneo

Discover the unsung highlights of Malaysia and Borneo

Spread across two geographically and culturally diverse terrains divided by the South China Sea, Malaysia is a fascinating destination that manages to combine the best of Southeast Asia.

Alacati: New Turkish destination for foodies

Alacati: New Turkish destination for foodies

Foodies of the world who have long-known about Turkey's distinguished cuisine can now add the Aegean town of Alacati to their must-try destinations.

Super-central apartments in Spanish cities

Offering a variety of rich and eclectic experiences – from cultural through to culinary – Spain’s cities appeal as short break destinations to all ages.

Region of Murcia serves up Spain's best kept secret for food and wine

Region of Murcia serves up Spain's best kept secret for food and wine

Food and wine lovers are being offered the chance to experience some of southern Spain's finest cuisine with fantastic gourmet breaks on offer in the Region of Murcia.