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Jersey Battle of the Flowers

  • Garden of Samares Manor © Danny Evans

    Jersey Gardens, Garden of Samares Manor 2 © Danny Evans
  • St Aubin's Harbour ©Danny Evans

    St Aubin's Harbour ©Danny Evans
  • Battle of Flowers © Danny Evans

    Battle of Flowers © Danny Evans
6 day tour
Prices on request

The famous Jersey Battle of the Flowers was first staged in 1902 in celebration of the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and is now one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe. The Grand Parade takes place on Thursday afternoon, followed by a spectacular Moonlight parade and firework display on Friday evening. We also pay a visit to many of the horticultural highlights that can be found on the island, including the Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor and the Eric Young Orchid Foundation.


Dates

13th August 2022 | August 2023


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Jersey

Travel to Poole by coach or fly from your local airport. On arrival you’ll be met by coach for the transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Island Tour

We start our Jersey discovery with a full day tour, taking in some of the island’s most spectacular bays, including St Ouen and St Brelade. You’ll see some magnificent flora and fauna along the way, including Coronation Park, Jersey’s public garden with manicured lawns, fragrant rose gardens with open views of the ocean.

Day 3

Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor and Eric Young Orchid Foundation

After breakfast, a visit to the gardens of Samarès is a must for all gardening enthusiasts. A tour of the Manor House can also be arranged on request together with lunch in the tea garden. In the afternoon, visit the Eric Young Orchid Foundation, a previous Gold Medal winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Day 4

Battle of the Flowers Grand Parade

Enjoy a relaxing morning in your hotel before we take our grandstand seats for the Grand Parade. Listen out for the cry of “Let battle commence!”, the signal for the parade of flower-festooned floats to start its two-hour procession, accompanied by musicians, dancers and bands.

Day 5

Battle of the Flowers Moonlight Parade and Fireworks

There’s free time today for you to explore St Helier. After dinner we take our seats in the grandstand for the climax of the carnival, the Moonlight Parade. The floats are festooned with thousands of illuminated lights giving a magical appearance. The parade lasts around an hour and is followed by a fireworks display.

Day 6

Return home


Suggested Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff

Merton Hotel ***

Located just 15 minutes walk from the centre of St Helier. The hotel offers two restaurants, a large open space lounge, sun terrace and gardens. Facilities include a bar, indoor aquadome and lift to most floors.

 

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.

Hotel space subject to availability. A deposit may be required.


Dates  6 days / 5 nights
13th August 2022 Prices on request
August 2023 Prices on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a courier in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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