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JERSEY & GUERNSEY

from £1379
Combine two contrasting Islands in the stunning Channel Islands

Guided Walking Holidays - Jersey and Guernsey

Our holiday begins in Jersey; the largest of the Channel Islands and great for a week’s island walking. Beautiful scenery and fascinating small towns and villages, gardens and historic monuments. Rich in flowers and wildlife and almost completely unspoiled.

We explore the island’s network of footpaths and quiet country lanes and use local transport to visit Jersey’s museums, megalithic monuments, fortifications and tropical gardens. Reminders of the island’s history await discovery. You’re conscious of the blue Channel seas never far away; the island’s beaches, coves, rugged rock formations and spectacular heather clad cliffs are a delight to wander around.

We enjoy our second week on the island of Guernsey. We explore the dramatic coast and picturesque interior of Guernsey and some of the other islands of the Bailiwick. We Walk some of the best stretches of the coast, with cliff-top paths and fine views out to sea.

Along the coast are many signs of Guernsey’s history, from the WW2 defences built by the German occupiers to fortifications against Napoleon; right back to Megalithic tombs from 3000-2000BC. There are also artistic sites, such as Renoir’s Viewpoint. Inland, Guernsey is criss-crossed with Green Lanes through picturesque and varied countryside.

Sark is a short ferry ride away, where ’traffic’ consists of tractors, horses and bicycles just three miles by one and a half, we’ll also get the chance to sample the best this wonderful island has to offer.

You might also be interested in our holidays spending just a week in either: Jersey or Guernsey



Holiday Highlights

  • Walking Jersey's rugged north coast path
  • Enjoying the unusual Anglo/French culture of the Channel Islands
  • Views across rocky coastlines, historic defences and tranquil landscapes
  • Great coastal and inland walks
  • Traditional England with a French touch
  • The chance to visit Herm and Sark from Guernsey
  • Centuries of history and island defences

The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en-suite accommodation at each hotel
      Flights between the UK mainland
      Ferry inter-island transfers are included. If you wish to fly between the islands there is a supplement from £25 per person
      Services of a dedicated tour leader
      Transfers between airports, ferryport and hotels as appropriate
      All local travel costs to and from the trailheads if necessary (including the boat fare to Sark whilst in Guernsey, all public bus fares in Guernsey and an unlimited bus pass in Jersey).
     
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4 1st 6 nts, Grade 5 2nd 7 nts

  1. Day 1

    Arrival at Jersey airport and transfer to The Monterey Hotel in St. Helier. If your leader is not on your flight they will meet you at the Monterey Hotel. A representative will meet you at the airport and ensure you are transferred to your hotel. You will have dinner each evening in the hotel restaurant. 

  2. Day 2

    There are five days of guided walking included in this holiday, around the lanes and coastlines of Jersey. 

    Your first walk on Jersey is a good one, always enjoyed by all. We will take a very short bus journey along the promenade to St Aubin (scenes from the Bergerac TV series were filmed here) - followed by a walk to Portelet Common with lovely views to the sands at St Brelade’s Bay.
    We can have a short coffee stop and then onto view the Fisherman’s Chapel and follow the coastal path via Beaufort to Corbiere Lighthouse. There are options to continue walking or take the service bus back to St Helier.

  3. Day 3

    We make our way today inland to La Hougue Bie (a Jersey Heritage site) - well worth seeing for a nominal entrance fee. After spending an hour here we wander gently around the country lanes to Queen’s Reservoir - a great spot for lunch. After our lunch stop we head over to St Martins and then on to the east coast. We make our way along the coast down to Gorey Harbour with its spectacular castle. This is a good Jersey Walk, with countryside and coast combined - not to be missed.

  4. Day 4

    This walk takes us to the North Coast and we will take a stroll along the cliffs at the north of the Island from Greve de Lecq. The views are spectacular and you will get the chance to see some wildlife and perhaps some seals. We can fit in a coffee stop at the Priory Inn, then continue the undulating coastal path. We go inland for a short part of the walk and then rejoin the path down to Bonne Nuit Bay; a very small harbour on the north coast which again is quite attractive. There are options to continue this walk if you are feeling very energetic or return to St Helier. 

  5. Day 5

    Today we take the inland route and show you some of the real countryside and perhaps some Jersey cows! A very short bus journey to just beside the war tunnels and we walk past some of the old “Mills’ and then walk along a pleasant woodland path where we will approach the village of St Peter for our coffee stop today. We then head west towards the west coast and the view of the biggest bay on the island will appear - there will be spectacular views and another chance to see the lighthouse at Corbiere from a different view. Then we head to the bottom of the dam and walk around the reservoir before heading inland and strolling the quiet lanes. We finish the walk at the Victoria Inn but can extend this to end up on the seafront between St Aubin and St Helier. This is a walk that gives a fantastic insight into the Jersey Countryside. 

  6. Day 6

    This walk takes us back up to the North Coast and we head in a westerly direction. Our first stop will be at the Piemont Cafe for our morning snack and coffee. We make our way along the coast, past the racecourse and along to Grosnez. If the weather is kind we will get great views towards the other channel islands. Again there may be opportunities to see seals swimming offshore. As we work our way around the westerly point, you will get the opportunity to view restored armaments from the second world war. We drop down into St Ouen’s Bay with its amazing beach and subject to the tide, we will gently stroll along to our end point at Jersey Pearl - which is worthy of a visit while we wait for transport back to town. 

  7. Day 7

    Transfer after breakfast to Guernsey by either ferry or plane (depending on your option). Arrive at Guernsey airport and transfer to The Pandora Hotel in St Peter Port. Dinner each evening is in the hotel restaurant. 

  8. Day 8

    Covering only about 26 square miles, Guernsey is a manageable sized island to get to know in a week. In our explorations we'll get to see the best of this beautiful island, a loyal outpost of the English Crown for the best part of a millennium. 80 miles south east of England and 30 miles from the French coast, the island blooms all year round and is a paradise for bird lovers, photographers and historians. We will explore the magnificent cliff-tops and sandy bays of the coast, two centuries of fortifications, the quiet lanes leading into the island's interior and take the chance to slow down to Guernsey's calming pace of life. Walk on the north coast from Le Dehus to Grandes Rocques taking in coastal fortifications and prehistoric tombs along the way.

  9. Day 9

    A day on the spectacular southern cliff-top path from Petit Bot Bay to Pleinmont with rugged coastal views from lofty vantage points, the tiny fishing harbour of La Pointe de la Moye and the intriguing WWII range and direction-finding towers.

  10. Day 10

    Walking the south-eastern cliffs of the island from Petit Bot Bay to St Peter Port, passing the picturesque Moulin Huet Bay with its several small ports and Clarence Battery with great views of the neighbouring Channel Islands.

  11. Day 11

    A free day for your own explorations of the island, to take things easy, go shopping or visit the nearby island of Herm, just off St Peter Port.

  12. Day 12

    We take the boat to the island of Sark, eight miles to the east, to explore the lanes and paths of this charming island. We'll see as much as we can before sailing back to Guernsey.

  13. Day 13

    A day exploring the interior of the island following its green lanes and Ruettes Tranquilles to visit Les Vauxbelets, St Saviour's Church and Reservoir before continuing to picturesque L'Eree Bay and the causeway to Lihou Island.

  14. Day 14

    Departure after breakfast. A transfer to Guernsey airport is included for your flight back to the mainland. We hope you have enjoyed your stay visiting both Jersey and Guernsey and we look forward to welcoming you on another holiday soon.  

Travel Details

  • Includes return flights from the UK and transfers between Jersey airport and our hotel in Jersey plus a further transfer on arrival in Guernsey to your hotel (either from the airport or the ferry terminal) with a return transfer to the airport

  • The inter-island transfer by ferry is included in the cost of the holiday. If you wish to fly between Jersey and Guernsey there is a supplement payable of £25 per person (subject to quote at the time of booking). Transfers between the airport or ferry terminal and the hotels are also included.

  • Transfers between the airport and hotel operate conveniently to avoid the need to wait at the airport due to transfers serving multiple flights.

    For those making independent travel arrangements to fly or sail to the Channel Islands, arrival and departure transfers will be included. Please can you supply us with your travel information so we can ensure a transfer will be available to you.

  • Regrettably these two-island holidays are not available from Gatwick on a flight inclusive basis.

  • Local transport to and from the trailheads and the boat trip fare to Sark are included in the holiday price.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Pandora Hotel

The traditionally styled two-star Pandora Hotel lies above St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, within easy access of the shops, harbour, beaches, other attractions of the town and the tranquil east coast. There's a spacious restaurant, cocktail bar and patio and gardens with sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Comfortable bedrooms have bath or shower and WC, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and TV. Many of the rooms have views over the sea or the gardens and the Havelet Valley beyond. You can choose from an extended continental or excellent full English style breakfast. In the evenings there are highly rated dinners and vegetarians are easily catered for.


The Monterey Hotel

The friendly three-star Monterey Hotel is located in St Helier as well as being on the island’s bus route. There are comfortable lounges, a new open-plan and comfortable bar area and a recently refurbished restaurant, called 'Gordini’s', which offers a range of cuisine, including a full English buffet breakfast and a freshly prepared menu each evening. Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the hotel. There is an indoor pool, and if the weather is fine, an outdoor pool in which to cool off. A steam room, spa pool and mini-gym are also available. Rooms have flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and iron and bath or shower. Half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotels. Picnic lunches are not included.