Gems of Guernsey
Recently visited by Greatdays Staff & Highly recommended!
For many people, Guernsey’s rural charm and a more leisurely pace of life draws them back, time and time again. This Guernsey Highlights tour brings together the very best the island has to offer, including St Peter Port and Castle Cornet. Explore the picturesque capital with a ride on Le Petit Train through the streets of the town. The tour will also include visits to La Vallette Underground Military Museum, The Little Chapel and Sausmarez Manor. The tour offers the opportunity to sail from St Peters Port to Sark by ferry. With no cars on the Island a tractor-drawn bus can transfer you up to Harbour Hill!
April - October 2019/2020
Suggested itinerary by Coach or Air
Travel to Guernsey
Travel to Poole by coach, then by ferry to St Peter Port (or fly from your local airport). On arrival in Guernsey you’ll be met by coach for the transfer to your hotel.
Island Tour and Sausmarez Manor
A full day coach tour takes us to the fascinating La Vallette Underground Military Museum, Fort Grey and the Shipwreck Museum. A highlight will be our stop at The Little Chapel, as much a curiosity as a work of art, totally covered in shells and broken bits of china. We visit Sausmarez Manor, a family home, with parts dating back to the 12th Century. The estate houses a curious sculpture park and a large bamboo forest.
St Peter Port, Le Petit Train and Castle Cornet
Today we have a full day to explore St Peter Port, Guernsey’s picturesque capital, starting with a sightseeing trip on Le Petit Train through the streets of the town. Afterwards we visit Castle Cornet, St Peter’s Port harbour guide for more than 800 years. A guided tour takes you onto the battlements for views towards the neighbouring islands. After the tour explore the onsite museums, but don’t miss the daily firing of the noon-day gun.
Sark or Herm, or free day
Sail from St Peter Port to Sark or Herm by ferry for approximately 45 minute journey to one of the islands (supplement price) or enjoy further free time in St Peter Port.
Return to the port for your ferry back to England home (or to the airport to fly to your local airport).
Suggested Hotels – All visited by Greatdays in June 2016
La Trelade Hotel ***
Located three miles from St Peter Port and close to the sea. The hotel offers 39 comfortable well equipped bedrooms, a heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Lift to all floors. Bus stop located near by.
Les Rocquettes Hotel ***
Originally an 18th century country mansion, situated on the outskirts of St Peter Port, this award winning hotel boasts 50 well equipped rooms. The hotel has attractive garden, bar, an award winning restaurant, health suite including a pool and spa facilities and a lift to all floors. Bus stop located near by.
Best Western the Moore’s Hotel ***
Situated in the heart of St Peter Port, the Moore’s Hotel offers 46 bedrooms restaurant with sun terrace and a sauna and hot tub. Lift to most floors. Bus stop located near by.
The Peninsula ***
Set within five acres of gardens with direct access to the beach. The hotel boasts 99 bedrooms and a swimming pool. Lift to all floors. Bus stop located near by.
We can also offer a selection of hotels in the Bournemouth and Poole areas which can be pre booked before or after your ferry crossing.
|5 days (excluding Sark and Herm)||5 day tour (Including Herm or Sark)|
|2019 dates||From £402.00 per person||from £435.00 per person|
|2020 dates||From £406.00 per person||from £439.00 per person|