Potato Peel Pie and the German Occupation
International best-selling novel ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Now, thanks to the major feature film released this year, more and more of us are curious about the island that inspired the novel. On this new tour you can discover the Occupation story and find out how the islanders lived under German rule and rebuilt their lives following the Liberation. Visit locations that appear in the novel and feel as if you are stepping through the pages of the book itself.
5th September 2019 & various dates in 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.
Full-Day Island Tour
Discover why Juliet fell in love with Guernsey and walk in the characters’ footsteps on this full day island tour. We will see so much of what Guernsey has to offer including quaint little villages and stunning beaches. The commentary on the tour will cover the history of the German occupation and highlight some of the locations that feature in the novel and inspired scenes in the film.
Sark with Two-Hour Carriage Ride
A trip to Sark is a must for anyone visiting Guernsey. The island’s natural beauty is its best asset and from its Jurassic cliffs to its secluded bays and unparalleled views, there is a lot to see. With no cars on Sark, the best way to see the island is by horse and carriage on a two-hour tour of the island. The day includes the return ferry from Guernsey and a tractor-ride transfer from the harbour.
St Peter Port Walking Tour and Sausmarez Manor
We embark upon a walking tour of St Peter Port where Juliet first arrived in Guernsey by mailboat. In the book Juliet describes the harbour as ‘one of the most beautiful in the world’. Our walking tour includes history of the evacuation, occupation, and liberation of Guernsey. Next we have a tour of the Sausmarex Manor. The Seigneur himself is our guide and he will read exerts from his Great Aunt’s diaries, giving graphic firsthand accounts of life during the Occupation. Here we will taste a real potato pie and enjoy a glass of non-Occupational wine.
Featured Hotel – Recently inspected by Greatdays’ staff in April 2018
The Peninsula Hotel ***
The Peninsula Hotel is ideally situated overlooking the sea on the north-west coast of the island, with a beach and the bay a short stroll away. This group-friendly hotel has 99 large and comfortable bedrooms, all easily accessible by lift and with plenty of ground floor rooms. There is a large open plan lounge leading to the restaurant. The hotel has ample leisure facilities including a seasonal heated outdoor pool, table tennis and pitch and putt. There is entertainment on selected nights. There is a bus stop located near-by.
|5 day tour|
|2019 dates||From £475.00 per person|
|2020 dates||From £483.00 per person|
Ferry times for 2019 are confirmed in Summer 2018. An additional night in the Bournemouth / Poole area may be required. We can offer a selection of hotels in the Bournemouth and Poole areas which can be pre booked before or after your ferry crossing.
The feature film was not filmed in Guernsey due to logistical reasons, and was predominantly filmed in Devon. For those interested in a tour of Devon please enquire with our Sales Team.