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The Charms of the Channel Islands

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7 days From £1,645 £1,595 per person
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A rich history, natural heritage and beautiful beaches on the tranquil Channel Islands.

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2024 Tour code: CAS24

About the tour

The stunning Channel Islands are scattered between England's south coast and France, and boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the British Isles. We discover the history and scenery of Guernsey and Jersey with local guides, visiting the Jersey War Tunnels and secluded Castle Cornet.

With plenty of time to discover the islands at leisure, experience the stunning bays of Jersey, find the viewpoints of Renoir's inspirations, and explore Sark's untouched coastline. Experience the nearby islands that make you feel you're a world away.

Unforgettable Experiences

Guernsey
Guernsey
Discover beautiful Guernsey, in the centre of the Channel Islands, within sight of the French coastline.
Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels
Explore the Jersey War Tunnels that illustrate what life was like in Jersey under Nazi occupation during WWII.
Isle of Sark
Isle of Sark
Spend a day relaxing on the island of Sark, enjoying its beaches, peaceful atmosphere, and clear sea.
Jersey
Jersey
Experience the islands at your own pace with lots of chances to choose how you spend your time.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - A relaxing island atmosphere in Jersey

Meeting at Southampton airport, we begin our holiday with an early morning flight to Jersey. The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is surrounded by blue waters and fringed with pristine, golden beaches - the island has a long and rich history. When we arrive, we're introduced to the highlights. As well as seeing some of the stunning bays, we also stop by the iconic La Corbière Lighthouse and visit the gorgeous Grève de Lecq and Gorey Harbour, with its beautiful pier, where you can soak up views of Mont Orgueil Castle. We take a break during our tour to enjoy Jersey's best-known ritual, an elegant cream tea experience, at a local hotel. Later, we check into our hotel in St Helier, Jersey's capital, moments away from a lovely beach, and dine at our hotel.

*Please note selected departure dates operate on a reverse itinerary, starting in Guernsey and finishing in Jersey. See 'Info Button' when you click into 'Dates and Prices' for more information.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Jersey War Tunnels

Our excursion this morning reflects on the sombre days of World War II. We travel to Jersey War Tunnels; an underground war tunnel complex, built when Jersey was under Nazi occupation. During our visit, we have the chance to learn about the history of the island during this period, from 1940 until the end of the war, including stories of the brave resistance shown by Jersey nationals at the time.

Returning to our hotel this afternoon, you're at leisure for the rest of the day. There's a range of attractions close to our hotel including the Maritime Museum, Elizabeth Castle, and Jersey Museum. With no planned dinner this evening, you could take the chance to experience one of the town centre's many eating options, from fine dining to casual bites. If you'd prefer to stay and relax at the hotel, you could book in at one of its dining bars.

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  • Breakfast
Day 3 - At leisure in Jersey

After breakfast, explore Jersey at your own pace today. You could follow St. Helier's mural art trail to find colourful pieces from local street artists - many are within a ten-minute walk from our hotel. Near Liberation Square in St Helier are two great museums the "Jersey Museum and Art Gallery" and the "Nautical Museum" with its Occupation Tapestry, and Elizabeth Castle is also nearby. Further afield (easily accessible by bus) is the world-famous Gerald Durrell Jersey Zoo, or La Hougue Bie Museum - one of the world's ten oldest buildings, built long before the Egyptian pyramids. After a day soaking up the charms of Jersey, we enjoy dinner together at our hotel.

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  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Discovering Guernsey

We head to Guernsey on the early morning ferry after breakfast. The second largest of the Channel Islands, the island is bursting with history and local charms. We discover the highlights on a guided tour. The island is famed for its beautiful beach resorts, gorgeous coastal cliffs and rich cultural heritage. A standout moment on our tour is Castle Cornet, once a tidal island before its natural bridge was cut off from the mainland. Later this afternoon, we check into our hotel which is based in an 18th-century manor house. We dine at our hotel this evening.

Please note, some dates will take an internal flight between Jersey and Guernsey/Guernsey and Jersey due to late ferry sailing times.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Uncovering the treasures of Sark

Today we sail on the ferry to the Isle of Sark. With no cars, paved roads or street lights, the island has a unique character which sets it apart from the others in the region. Upon arrival, we will take a 2 hour Sark Carriage ride in our own private carriages. Using the islands oldest established horse and carriage company, we will embark on a sightseeing tour of the island. Through the quaint narrow lanes of the island, to places of outstanding natural beauty. Sit back and enjoy Sark's scenery whilst the history of the Island is narrated to you by one of the cheerful enthusiastic drivers.

You have time at leisure to unwind in the relaxed pace of life here. You'll find walking trails all over the island as well as lots of hidden gems on the unspoilt coastline like creeks, rock pools and sea caves.

You could visit La Seigneurie Gardens, a walled garden filled with beautiful and unusual flowers. For a more spiritual experience, seek out Buddhist Rock Carving which was carved out for the Millennium by a Tibetan Monk or head to the commemorative Sark Henge, built in 2015. We return to our hotel in time for dinner this evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - At leisure in Guernsey

Enjoy a delightful day at leisure in Guernsey today. You could embrace the island's serenity with a visit to Candie Gardens, award-winning, restored Victorian gardens. Aside from the beautiful flowers, lawns, and fish ponds, you'll find a museum, art gallery, and cafe housed in a Victorian bandstand. There are plenty of wonderful walks with scenic landscapes to discover on the island, including the fifteen views of the bay and the beach of Moulin Huet that inspired French artist, Renoir. After your day exploring, we meet for dinner together at the hotel this evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Homeward bound

Following breakfast and a relaxed morning, we make our way to the airport for our flight to Southampton. Landing in the early afternoon, it's time to say goodbye as our holiday comes to an end.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please Note - Departure Information

For these departures this tour will run a reverse itinerary.

  • 18/05/24
  • 06/06/24
  • 13/07/24
  • 03/09/24
Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Les Rocquettes Hotel, Guernsey

Les Rocquettes Hotel, Guernsey

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Merton Hotel, St Helier

Merton Hotel, St Helier

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Pomme D'or Hotel

Pomme D'or Hotel, St Helier

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4.6 stars4.6 / 5 · 52 reviews

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Christine Clark

4 stars

Submitted 5/Jul

Too much coach on day one and later when in Guernsey.loud speaker ringing in your head. First hotel,Merton, sticky tables a few flies. Second hotel excellent.Les Rochettes had organic teabags,energy saving devices,excellent management. Fresh fried breakfast.Merton had congealed eggs in the buffet breakfast. Only disappointment in both breakfasts was the solid fat Danish pastries.Butter pastries far preferable. Excellent time at Jersey zoo,cream tea delicious and indulgent. Horse and carriage on Sark wonderful,chocolate manufacturing there a highlight. Excellent pool at Les Rochettes.

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Jocelyne Perks

4 stars

Submitted 5/Jul

I had visited Jersey and Guernsey in the eighties. It was nice to see them again and I was not disappointed.

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Roger

5 stars

Submitted 5/Jul

Great inproduction to the Channel Islands 3 days in each island was just about right

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Miss C Leppard

5 stars

Submitted 21/Jun

Well organised and informative tour manager, plenty of free time to explore the islands. Two very good hotels.

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H Rushfirth

4 stars

Submitted 21/Jun

Cancelled flight spoilt the itinerary. The two hotels were a distance from the coast. Apart from these faults excellent

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Penfold

4 stars

Submitted 21/Jun

Enjoyed holiday

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