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(Tour code: CAS19)

Discover turbulent histories and incredible scenery of Guernsey and Jersey

The stunning Channel Islands dot the sea between England's south coast and France, and boast some of the most beautiful beaches that the U.K. has to offer. Discover the turbulent histories and the incredible scenery of Guernsey and Jersey.

  • Guernsey
  • Castle Cornet
  • Herm
  • Jersey
  • Jersey War Tunnels
  • Bournemouth
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

The Charms of the Channel Islands 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Fermain Bay Guernsey
Fermain Bay Guernsey

To Guernsey

Meet your group and Tour Manager in London Waterloo today, where we board the train that takes us directly to Bournemouth. Here, we transfer to our hotel where we overnight. On Day 2, we transfer to the ferry terminal after breakfast, and sail over to the beautiful island of Guernsey, where there has been human settlements since around 5000 BC. This afternoon is at leisure to settle into your surroundings before we enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet

Exploring Guernsey and Herm

We take a half-day familiarisation tour of Guernsey. This pretty island originally belonged to France, but was put in control of the Normans, who then took over England, thus the island changed hands. One of the most famous sights of Guernsey is Castle Cornet, which was once a tidal island before its natural bridge was cut off from the mainland.

The castle has been used as an important fortification and was also a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War, despite Guernsey itself supporting Parliament. On Day 4, we journey over to Herm, a tiny island to the east of Guernsey. Herm is filled with amazing sandy coves and is a truly wonderful place to spend the day.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Elizabeth Castle In St Helier
Elizabeth Castle In St Helier

To Jersey

After a morning at leisure in Guernsey, we travel over to Jersey, an island with a long and, at times tumultuous, history. On arrival we transfer to our hotel, where we are at leisure until dinner this evening. On Day 6, we take a full island tour. The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is surrounded by stunning blue waters and fringed with pristine sandy beaches.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels

We go back in time today, to World War II, visiting the war tunnels from when Jersey was under Nazi occupation. The occupation lasted from 1940 to the end of the war, and the tunnels themselves were built by prisoners of war from all around the world. Here, you learn about Jersey under the Nazi's, and the brave resistance of the Jersey nationals.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9 Bournemouth

Homeward bound

You have a day at leisure in Jersey. After lunch we transfer to the ferry terminal and sail back to Poole. From here, we transfer back to our hotel. On Day 9, we make our way to the railway station and join the service back to London where our tour comes to an end.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 31 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 17 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included

An escorted experience and travel during your tour

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Return rail journey from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
  • All ferry travel and coach transfers

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Bournemouth, 3 nights at the 3-Star Peninsula Hotel in Guernsey, 3 nights at the 4-Star Pomme d'Or Hotel in St Helier, and 1 inbound overnight stay in Bournemouth

Delicious meals included

  • 15 meals including 8 breakfasts and 7 dinners, including a farewell dinner

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Half-day tour of Guernsey
  • Excursion to beautiful Herm
  • Full-day tour of Jersey
  • Visit the Jersey War Tunnels

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers


Vaugnel Fletcher
Dimitri Zgonis
Yung-Mei Choi
The Charms of the Channel Islands

Discover turbulent histories and incredible scenery of Guernsey and Jersey


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