Guernsey Short Break
Thursday 1 July 2021 (4 Days)
Beaches, countryside and some of the finest local food
Guernsey is a small island with a big heart. Nestled in the middle of the Channel Islands and within sight of the French coast, Guernsey retains much of its traditional charm alongside the identity of a modern and vibrant British island.
Loyal to the British Crown, Guernsey and the rest of the Channel Islands became British isles during the Norman conquest, creating a unique Anglo-French history that survives to this day. Today Guernsey is a self-governing 'Bailiwick', incorporating the smaller Channel Islands of Sark, Alderney and Herm. There are many quirky and charming features on the island, including unique Guernsey stamps and the island's own currency - legal tender only in the Channel Islands (don't worry though - British Sterling can also be used!)
Holidays in Guernsey can be spent shopping and exploring in the town centre of St. Peter Port, exploring the lush countryside and coastal cliff walks in the south and west of the island, or lapping up the sunshine on one of the island's beautiful beaches. Visitors are treated to a wealth of natural features and experiences to invigorate the senses and relax.
Guernsey is a naturally abundant source of fantastic food. Both locals and visitors are treated to many Guernsey specialities, including fresh Channel Island seafood, a wealth of locally-grown fruits & vegetables and Guernsey-brewed ales. The island features a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes for al tastes, from hearty pub fayre and contemporary dining to beach cafes and award-winning hotel bistros.
A Guernsey break is an ideal antidote to stress; a different world only an hour from the UK mainland.
Just a few of the things to see and do on Guernsey
1. Walk the causeway to Lihou Island
2. Be awed by the Occupation Museum
3. Walk in Renoir’s footsteps
4. Visit the smallest chapel in the world
5. Take a day trip to one of three unique islands, the nearby islands of Herm, Sark and Alderney
6. Explore a neolithic dolmen
7. Indulge in afternoon tea at the Old Government House
8. Wander round the town centre market - Take a look around the market set in the beautiful town centre of St Peter Port.
9. Check out St Pierre’s Park Spa complex - Check out the brand new multi-million pound spa complex at the St Pierre Park Hotel.
10. Go on a gin tasting experience - Enjoy gin tasting at the Bella Luce and learn about the Wheadon's artisan gin using locally sourced botanicals.
Single supplement: £90
Day 1- Depart East Midlands for your flights to Guernsey
Transfer to your hotel (approx. 15 mins)
Day 2 – Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 3 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 4 – Transfer to Guernsey Airport for return flights to East Midlands
THE DUKE OF NORMANDIE
★ ★ ★
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
A 40 bedroom hotel in Guernsey located in central St Peter Port that offers a warm welcome and modern facilities. All of our rooms are equipped with free high speed internet. Please note that there is no lift so request a ground floor room if required.
We are situated in an enviable location in the heart of St Peter Port, just
75 metres from the High Street.
After significant recent investment all the guest bedrooms and suites have been stylishly refurbished and equipped with all the modern facilities you would expect of a town centre hotel.
GUERNSEY’S FAVOURITE GASTRO PUB
The Pickled Pig is our ‘Gastro Pub’ situated on the ground floor of the hotel building.
There is a quirky and intimate feel to the pub which offers a varied menu full of home-made dishes including favourites such as; Beer Battered Fish & Chips, 100% Guernsey Beef Burger, Rib-Eye Steak, Proper Pie, and local Seafood to name a few.
A carefully chosen wine list compliments the food with as many as 12 options served by the glass. Local real ales and craft beers are available.
Al fresco wining and dining is on offer in our courtyard beer garden during those lovely warm Guernsey summer days and nights.
East Midlands – Guernsey – East Midlands
Flight Times: Outward: 13h45 - 15h10
Return: 14h30 - 15h55
All times shown are in the local times applicable to that country
Flight supplements: no other flight options
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
1 x Small Cabin Bag (55 x 36x20cm)plus 1 handbag (35x25x20cm) Max combined weight 10kg
See “Extras” for additional luggage with charges
Transfer Time: Approx. 15 mins
Birmingham Departure Available £30pp Supplement
20kg Check-In Luggage £45return
23kg Check-In Luggage £55 return
In addition to the above you also have included 1 small bag (40x25x20cm) to take on board and placed under the seat in front of you
Door 2 Door Transfers
These are currently only available from Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas
East Midlands Airport £75pp Return
Hotel Upgrades – see Accommodation
Room Upgrades – see Accommodation
Optional Excursions – Further details will be e mailed to you approximately 3 months prior to departure
Add-Ons – not available for all tours
Special Assistance - If this is required at the airport please notify us when booking