2017 Guernsey & Sark Explore & Relax

2017 Guernsey & Sark Explore & Relax

A relaxing tour to experience the breathtaking vistas and carefree charm of these Channel Isles - part French, part British and totally unique with their rich heritage and wartime occupation history.

7 Days From Only £899.00

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 7 May 2017

Wednesday 23 August 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel by train to sail by ferry to Guernsey

  • Stay at one of the island’s most popular hotels, with stunning sea views and beach walks

  • Relax and experience the island life and mild climate

  • Guided coach tours of Guernsey’s most picturesque scenes, rich heritage and horticulture

  • Horse & carriage tour of idyllic Isle of Sark

  • Explore Guernsey’s wartime history – how the island was shaped by German Occupation

  • Enjoy free time to simply relax and unwind

DAY 1

We spend our first relaxing evening in Poole, Dorset's delightful coastal resort and seaport.

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DAY 2

This morning we cross the English Channel aboard Condor Ferries* to Guernsey and the superbly located Peninsula Hotel on the north-west coast. The rest of the day is then free to relax and enjoy your new surroundings.

B, D

DAY 3

A relaxing introduction to north Guernsey; our varied tour takes in the exotic plants of Sausmarez Park & Gardens, along with the island's Folk and Costume Museum. We visit historic sites dating back to megalithic times, renowned horticultural centres and the wonderful seascapes of Bordeaux, Pembroke and L'Ancresse Bays.

B, D

DAY 4

Today we cruise to the Isle of Sark, a world apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We tour this marvelous, car-free, haven by horse and carriage. This tranquil hideaway, with lush, dazzling wildflowers and secluded sandy beaches surrounded by huge cliffs, coves and caves is a true Channel island gem.

B, D

DAY 5

Our scenic tour of the south of the island visits renowned venues including Victorian Candie Gardens, the 14th century St Appoline's Chapel, and the home of Guernsey Pearls. Today we will also be reflecting on Guernsey's life during World War II, including touring La Valette Underground Military Museum and the bunkers and Doyle Monument at Jerbourg Point where British commandos landed in WWII, along with the heroic stories of the local population during the occupation of the island. As we journey up the West Coast we will hear of the wartime role of the towers, miras guns and aerodrome, and view part of the Atlantic Wall.

B, D

DAY 6

This morning we transfer to the island capital of St Peter Port, with one of the most beautiful harbours in Europe surrounded by great history in cobbled streets. Perhaps visit the fortress and gardens of Castle Cornet or Hauteville House the amazing home of French writer Victor Hugo. In the afternoon our ferry departs for Poole, where we enjoy our final night of the tour.

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DAY 7

Today we bid farewell to Poole and journey to homeward destinations. (B)

* Crossing times subject to ferry published timetable and conditions.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey

Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey

Located on a small peninsula with a wonderful view over Grand Havre Bay, you can stroll to a lovely sheltered sandy beach at the edge of 5 acres of private landscaped gardens. All bedrooms are en-suite and have satellite TV, hair dryer, telephone and tea / coffee making facilities. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool (heated). WiFi is available in the hotel lobby and bar.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Waterloo

£1,080

£965

-£15

Greater London

£1,110

£985

-£15

South of England

£1,110

£995

-£15

East Anglia

£1,110

£995

-£15

South West

£1,060

£995

-£15

Heart of England

£1,050

£1,000

-£15

Midlands

£1,175

£1,030

-£20

Yorkshire

£1,170

£1,050

-£25

North East

£1,185

£1,055

-£25

North West

£1,210

£1,065

-£25

South Wales

N/A

£985

-£15

North Wales

£1,225

£1,070

-£25

Scotland

£1,225

£1,080

-£30


 

Join & Leave at Mainland Port £899

 

Single Room Supplement £195

 

6 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel, and seat reservations, from your Home Station to Poole (Standard or First Class)

Return Condor Ferry crossing to Guernsey

Connecting coach travel, with transfers as described

Isle of Sark cruise

2 hour horse & carriage tour of Sark

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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