Channel Island SojournMonday 20 July 2015
Discover Jersey, Guernsey and Sark on Saga’s Channel Island Sojourn, a lively tour with a choice of flights from Southampton Airport or a return ferry.
Channel Island Sojourn
The unique combination of the islands’ British and French traditions will charm guests who will also have the opportunity to spend a day in the walled port of St Malo, in Brittany.
On the first leg of the tour guests will stay at the Merton Hotel, in Jersey, which is next to the Howard Davis Park and 500 yards from the beach and centre of the capital, St Helier.
There will be a visit to Jersey's historic war tunnels for a glimpse into the island’s role in World War II and an optional excursion to La Mare Wine Estates in the parish of St Mary. The 25-acre vineyards produce a variety of still and sparkling wines while apples from the estate’s orchards are used to make brandy and a cream liqueur. Sampling the produce is on the itinerary!
The once fortified island of St Malo is now joined to the mainland of France by a long promenade. A historic citadelle dominates the skyline and a full day’s excursion will allow plenty of time to explore the town or wander at leisure along the pretty cobbled streets which are lined with shops and cafes.
The next day passengers will take a ferry to Guernsey for a three-night stay at Les Rocquettes Hotel (3Q), a former country mansion on the outskirts of the capital, St Peter Port. As well as getting to know the town there will be an optional coach tour to see more of the pretty island.
From Guernsey there will be a full day’s excursion to the tiny, traffic-free island of Sark where a tractor-drawn trailer will take guests up the steep Harbour Hill.
The island’s secluded sandy beaches, cliffs, coves and caves make this a wonderful destination and guests will be able to discover its natural beauty and tranquillity by foot or perhaps treat themselves to a horse and cart ride.
Seven nights from £699 with departures August to October 2015 and April to October 2016 with a return ferry option or flights from Southampton. Price includes return travel and transfers, accommodation, full-day excursions to Sark and St Malo, a half-day visit to the Jersey War Tunnels, all breakfasts and dinners, welcome drink, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights.
For details call free on 0800 096 0085 or visit travel.saga.co.uk
Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of seven British Travel Awards 2014 including Best for Escorted Adventures, Best for Special Interests and Best for Singles.
*In 2016 the optional excursion will be to the Jersey Lavender Farm. See where the beautifully fragrant Jersey Lavender is grown, nurtured, harvested and distilled to create perfumed products. The Jersey Lavender Farms is also home to an abundance of beehives. Under the guidance of an expert beekeeper and protective bee suit and veil, look inside a real beehive and learn about the magic of the bees.
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