With an important literary heritage, gorgeous sandy beaches and a rich military history to discover, your week in Guernsey will simply fly by. Staying in the picturesque harbour town of St Peter Port, we’ll see where Victor Hugo wrote ‘Les Misérables’; discover the beautiful lakes, fish ponds and glorious island views of Candie Gardens; and explore the museums at Castle Cornet, which has been protecting the harbour for 800 years. We’ll also take a full-day boat trip to Sark, a peaceful, car-free island.
7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Guernsey. On arrival, we transfer to Best Western Moores Hotel (3T). Spend the afternoon at leisure before dinner this evening.
St Peter Port
We enjoy an included guided walking tour of St Peter Port which will reveal a rich, fascinating history. Discover where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables and where the Germans were shopping in the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Explore the delightful streets further, while you are at leisure this afternoon.
St Peter Port
Today, an included half-day tour reveals the highlights of this beautiful island and uncovers more of Guernsey’s unique coastline, scattered with old towers overlooking bays of golden sands, inspiring cliff views and extensive countryside.
St Peter Port
Spend a full day at leisure. Why not take a stroll along the bustling high street or head over to the Old Quarter, where you’ll find a treasure trove of quirky shops selling antiques, paintings, vintage clothing and coffee. Perhaps enjoy a seafood lunch and watch the colourful traditional fishing boats bringing in their catch.
After breakfast we have included a full-day excursion, by boat, to Sark, to explore independently. Choose either to walk up the harbour hill footpath which leads to the village, with its selection of quaint shops and cafés, or take a seat for a ride on the ‘toast-rack’ - the tractor-drawn bus. As there are no cars on Sark, the pace of life is leisurely and relaxed, and provides a haven away from the noisy, everyday world. We return to the hotel at the end of the day.
St Peter Port
Today, enjoy a walk from the hotel to Candie Gardens, a beautiful Victorian garden with gorgeous views of St Peter Port Harbour and the neighbouring islands. Stroll along lawn-lined paths to find glasshouses, fish ponds and colourful flower beds, and relax in Café Victoria or visit the Guernsey Museum, housed within the grounds. You may like to then follow a trail around the capital or into the countryside - gorgeous pine forests and 17 miles of stunning cliff paths are within easy access for a keen explorer.
Castle Cornet was constructed to defend the English island from France. Despite several battles between the two nations, it still guards St Peter Port harbour today. On our visit to this vast, 800 year old castle, explore five museums detailing notable events, visit the historic gardens and witness the Napoleonic Noon-Day Gun, fired daily in line with a tradition from at least the beginning of the 19th century.
Day 8 St Peter Port
Following breakfast, we transfer to the airport for your return flight. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
A warm welcome is assured at this lovely granitebuilt townhouse hotel - a former home of the De Saumarez family, renowned in Guernsey history. This 3★ hotel enjoys a prime position in the centre of St Peter Port, only minutes from the picturesque marinas and seafront from where the ferries leave for the neighbouring Channel Islands, and is one of Guernsey’s best-known. Run by the same family for almost 60 years, it has recently celebrated its centenary as a top island hotel. There are 46 en suite rooms with TV, radio, hairdryer, telephone and beverage tray. Other facilities include the Conservatory Restaurant, the Hideaway Patisserie and Brasserie, the Library Bar, the Carvery, and the Sanctuary Health Suite, which has a Jacuzzi, sauna and a fitness room. There is free Wi-Fi.