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Unique and exciting Revealed Travel tour to St Helena combined with Cape Town and Table Mountain
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It took until 2016 for Saint Helena – located midway between Africa and South America, with 2000 km of ocean to the nearest mainland – to add mobile phone and web access to the 5-day boat trip to Cape Town that previously represented their only connection with the outside world.
Now, following the 2017 launch of the first-ever commercial flights to the newly-opened, spectacular, cliff-perched St. Helena airport, Revealed Travel – in partnership with the Times and Sunday Times Newspapers’ Expert Traveller Division – is offering you the opportunity to be amongst the first wave of tourists to explore the scenic beauty and fascinating history of Saint Helena – famous as the volcanic outcrop and tiny island in the South Atlantic where the exiled Napoleon breathed his last.
Joining us on this expert-led tour will allow you to visit Saint Helena – one of the last truly undiscovered tourist destinations on the planet – combined with a trip to Cape Town and the iconic Table Mountain.
Take a look at the video below to view the beauty of Saint Helena – and then to review details of this unique Saint Helena tour please see further down this page for separate sections outlining: Tour Summary; the Expert-led nature of the tour; and the Full Tour Itinerary itself.
This unique, expert-led tour twins the highlights of Cape Town in South Africa with the delights of Saint Helena:
Fly to South Africa and wonder at the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront – with options for visiting Mandela’s Robben Island, the Cape Peninsula penguins, a Township, Camps Bay beach, or Stellenbosch wine-tasting.
Fly on to Saint Helena to:
Return to South Africa to enjoy a tribal feast as part of a cultural visit to Lesedi African Village.
Fly back to the UK
Group size: Maximum 24 per departure (avg 12 -16)
Departure Dates: 14 November 2018 or 30 January 2019
Costs: £4,699 per person (twin/double room). £499 single supplement
For Full Itinerary Details scroll further down page
Download PDF Trip Notes: Saint Helena Revealed Escorted Small-Group Tour Notes
This Saint Helena Revealed tour has been designed with the input, support and endorsement of the Saint Helena Tourist Board.
The Saint Helena Revealed expert-led tour will be accompanied throughout, in-country, by Saint Helena enthusiast Michael Binyon OBE, Times Newspaper Leader writer, and former Times Foreign Correspondent.
You will be welcomed to the island by Saint Helena tour guide, historian and local Saints personality Basil George.This exclusive Revealed Travel/Times Expert Traveller trip includes the value-added insight of an expert Napoleonic history tour – led by one of the world’s leading authorities and authors on Napoleon, Honorary French Consul Curator and Director of Saint Helena French Domaines – Michel Dancoisne-Martineau.
You will also gain a privileged insider’s view of Plantation House, the historic Saint Helena Governor’s Residence, when attending a champagne reception hosted by Her Excellency the Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha – Lisa Phillips.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 or Wednesday 30th January 2019
Meet up with the rest of the tour group at London Heathrow prior to the groups overnight, direct flight to South Africa.
Direct overnight flight to Cape Town, South Africa flying with British Airways in Economy Class (Total journey time – approximately 11.5 hours)
Depart London Heathrow 21:30pm, arriving Cape Town 11:05am (+1day)
Arrive into Cape Town at 11:05. Meet and Greet private group arrival transfer to your Cape Town hotel.
Lunch at own expense, followed by post-lunch Tour Group Introduction Meeting at your hotel to launch the overall Group Tour.
Afternoon Included Guided Cape Town City Highlights Tour: V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain
Evening at leisure and dinner at own expense. Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, Cape Town.
Day at leisure in Cape Town. Optional tours (supplement payable):
Stellenbosch Winelands & wine-tasting Tour, Township Tour, Cape Tour with Penguins, Robben Island & Mandela Legacy or some Beach R&R at Camps Bay or Simons Town.
Private group departure transfer from hotel to Cape Town Airport to fly to Johannesburg. Depart CPT 19:50, Arrive JNB 21:50.
1 night at the Garden Court Airport Hotel on a B&B basis
Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Saint Helena on SAA Airlink in Economy Class (6 hours) – Departing JNB at 9:00am, arriving HLE at 13:15, via fuel stop at Windhoek, Namibia.
Private meet & greet group arrival transfer to your Saint Helena hotel. Saint Helena Introduction and Welcome from local Saint Helena Historian and Personality – Basil George.
7 nights accommodation at the Mantis Hotel on a B&B basis
Full-day Saint Helena Introductory Tour with packed Lunch & included Afternoon Tea.
Historical walk of Jamestown, introduction to St Helena and its people, Jacob’s Ladder and Key Local Historic Sites: Colonial; Boer War Graves; Fortifications (not Napoleonic – covered later in the week on the Tuesday)
Group Dinner with after-dinner Talk 1 of 2 by Michael Binyon OBE – Times Leader Writer and former Times Foreign Correspondent
Half-day morning at leisure
Afternoon Half-day Tour – Marine Life and Island Boat Trip – A combined Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching, Turtles and Bird-Spotting Tour.
Humpback Whales can be seen between June and December and Whale Sharks from December to March. From the boat you can see some of the island’s defences, including the forts and batteries that were built by slaves and convicts during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Expert Napoleonic History Tour at Napoleon’s Longwood House. Included lunch reception led and escorted by Honorary French Consul and Curator, Director of Saint Helena French Domaines, pre-eminent world authority and Napoleon expert – Monsieur Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, plus:
After-lunch Talk 2 of 2 from Michael Binyon OBE – Times Leader Writer and former Times Foreign Correspondent
Half-day afternoon at leisure
Half-day morning Walking Tour (2 options, depending on interest, fitness levels etc.):
Half-day afternoon at leisure following on from the morning tour.
Half-day morning at leisure
Half-day guided visit to see Jonathan – Saint Helena’s iconic Giant Tortoise, combined with a guided visit of the historic Plantation House and Library – location of the Saint Helena Governor’s Residence. Here you will enjoy an included Afternoon Champagne Tea & Cake Reception hosted by Her Excellency, Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha – Lisa Phillips, followed by:
Presentation from Michael Binyon OBE – Times Leader Writer and former Times Foreign Correspondent
Final full day on Saint Helena – Day at leisure
Additional excursions and activities that can be arranged locally include:
World Class Diving & Snorkelling, Jamestown Museum, plant a tree at Millennium Forest, visit the Boer Cemetery & the Churches of St Helena, meet a Donkey, explore the Castle Gardens and the High Knoll Fort, an additonal Post-Box Walk or take a trip to the St Helena Distillery
Final morning at leisure in Saint Helena.
Private group departure to the airport for an afternoon flight back from Saint Helena to Johannesburg, via a brief stop touchdown at Windhoek, Namibia on SAA Airlink.
Depart Saint Helena 14:30pm, arrive JNB 22:30pm same day. Upon arrival, transfer to nearby Johannesburg airport hotel
1 night at Garden Court Airport Hotel on a B&B basis
Included Guided Private Escorted Group Tour of the multi-cultural Lesedi Village
Lesedi includes homesteads to 5 tribes: The Zulus, the Xhosa, the Pedi, the Basotho and the Ddebele.
The tour ends with a private group transfer to Johannesburg airport ahead of the British Airways direct overnight flight home in Economy Class (11 hours 10 minutes):
Depart JNB 20:15, arrive LHR 05:25 (+1day)
Departures: 14th November 2018 or 30th January 2019
Number of Nights: 12
£4,699 per person based on 2 people sharing 1 twin/double room
Optional Single Occupancy Supplement of £499 per person to guarantee a Single Room
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Deposit required upon booking: £1,775 per person. Balance due: 10 weeks before travel.
Booking Terms & Conditions
This Times Expert Traveller holiday is organised and operated and fulfilled by Mercator Enterprises Limited trading as Revealed Travel ATOL 10528; ABTA Y488X; Latin America Travel Association Member, www.lata.travel.
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