Jersey’s Joie de Vivre
8 days from £1,279 per person
Blending British and French influences, the largest Channel Island is as intriguing as it is relaxed. From our base in historic St Helier, we’ll discover the island’s best bits and enjoy its laid-back way of life. Highlights include a visit to pretty Bouley Bay, a smuggler’s haven now famous for its motor racing hill climb events, and afternoon tea and wine tasting at a local vineyard. You’ll also enjoy a few days at leisure to unwind and explore at your own pace.
Your holiday includes:
3 excursions and visits
- Full-day island excursion including Bouley Bay and Gorey
- Excursion to Jersey Lavender Farm
- Full-day island excursion including St Brelade’s Bay and St Mary
- 7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- Return flights. Prices are based on British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 9 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 2 dinners (days 1 and 7)
- Welcome drink
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Jersey. On arrival, we’ll transfer the short distance to St Helier and our hotel.
Pomme d’Or Hotel, St Helier (4-star)
Bouley Bay - Gorey
Our first stop of the day is Bouley Bay, home of the legendary Black Dog - a myth created by smugglers to keep local folk away from the bay and their clandestine activities. We then continue to Gorey. Its castle was built to protect Jersey against the French in the early 13th century, when King John lost his rule over territories in Normandy.
You’re free today. There are several worthy gardens and parks to enjoy including the Howard Davis Park and Les Jardins de la Mer, complete with a water maze. Alternatively, a shuttle bus can transport you to the Jersey War Tunnels. Originally intended to be a barracks and ammunition store for the occupying forces during World War II, it is now a thought provoking museum to this dark era.
Jersey Lavender Farm
This morning we have included a half-day excursion to Jersey Lavender Farm. Although the lavender fields may not be in bloom when we visit, we’ll be taken on a guided tour and learn about everything from how the farm started, to the filling and labelling of bottles. Please note: The lavender fields usually begin to show their colour from late May and are harvested from late June to early August.
St Brelade’s Bay - St Mary
We embark on our second full-day exploration of the island. Our first stop is St Matthew’s Church, famous for the glasswork on the font, altar and cross, created by René Lalique and thought to be his greatest achievement. We then call in at the Eric Young Orchid Foundation before heading for the north coast, stopping at the Jersey Pearl Centre. Following time here, we’ll stop for photos at Corbiere Lighthouse on our way to La Mare Vineyard for a wine tasting and afternoon tea.
Further time to relax and enjoy this lovely island. Perhaps visit the world-famous Jersey Zoo and Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Day 8 St Helier
Transfer to the airport for the return flight. Upon arrival, a Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Important information about your destination
Pomme d'Or HOtel ****
This 4 star historic hotel is excellently located in the centre of St. Helier, overlooking Liberation Square and the marina. Both the hotels public areas and bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style. Facilities include an award winning AA 2 rossette restaurant, carvery style restaurant, bar and café bar. Hotel guests can also take advantage of the Leisure Club and Aquadome at the hotel’s sister property the Merton Hotel, which is just a short stroll away (less than 1 mile) and located on Belvedere Hill.
Our included evening meals are normally taken in the carvery restaurant with a 3-course carvery meal provided, which includes a wide choice of tempting dishes. All bedrooms are en suite with air conditioning, telephone, TV, safe, trouser press or iron with ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift to all floors and guest rooms for the disabled traveller, subject to availability.