Guernsey & Sark

Guernsey & Sark

A unique place - not actually part of the UK but feeling resolutely British with unusual traditions and culture.

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A unique place - not actually part of the UK but feeling resolutely British with unusual traditions and culture.

NB: We have brought the departure date for this holiday forwards by one day from that originally published in our brochure (now starts on Sun 18th instead of Mon 19th August 2019) - in order to take advantage of more civilized ferry sailing times.

 

Guernsey is a unique place – like the rest of the Channel islands it is not actually part of the UK, but nonetheless feels resolutely British. Due to its close proximity to the French mainland and its unusual traditions and culture it also feels like you are holidaying abroad when you come here. The island is blessed with a spectacular coastline ranging from long sandy beaches to hidden coves and stunning cliffs. The neighbouring island of Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands and with no motor vehicles permitted, here we have included a horse-drawn carriage ride around the sights of this tranquil and sleepy haven. 

This holiday is escorted by a Bluebird representative throughout.

 

ITINERARY

Sunday - Mid-morning Bluebird coach transfer to Poole in order to join the Condor Fast Ferry departing at 13:30 to St Peter Port, Guernsey (approx 3 hour crossing). We are welcomed by a local coach operator who will transfer us to our hotel located in a prominent seafront position on the Vale Peninsula just 4 miles to the north.

Monday - A full day guided tour of Guernsey with a local coach operator. Explore the beautiful scenery, beaches and view-points - hear tales of ancient history, the Nazi occupation and famous residents. Visit the Little Chapel beautifully decorated with seashells and pebbles, then the Freesia Centre to enjoy the exotic fragrances of the stunning blooms.

Tuesday - A full day excursion to the sleepy Isle of Sark, a real timewarp. A local coach will transfer you to the port to join the 50 minute ferry crossing to Sark. On arrival a tractor-train will haul you up the formidable cliffs to the Islands chocolate box style main town - just a single road really! Here we join a relaxing 2 hour horse-drawn carriage ride of this unspoilt island with just the sounds of the creaking harness and rhythmic thud of hooves on unsurfaced roads. There will be free time to make your own discoveries before the return boat leaves for St Peter Port.

Wednesday - Enjoy a day at leisure. Around the hotel is scope for coast and countryside walks and a short stroll is richly rewarded. There is a regular bus service into St Peter Port where attractions include the historic castle, museums and galleries, wartime history, beautiful gardens, boutique shopping and café culture.

Thursday - Morning coach transfer from hotel to port where we shall join the 13:40 Fast Ferry sailing for Poole, arriving 16:40. Your Bluebird Coach awaits and will return you homewards that afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

NB: We have brought the departure date for this holiday forwards by one day from that originally published in our brochure (now starts on Sun 18th instead of Mon 19th August 2019) - in order to take advantage of more civilized ferry sailing times.

 

The Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey

First you will be amazed at the view over Grand Havre Bay, then the 5 acres of gardens which lead down to the fantastic sandy beach, and finally the spectacular sunsets over the sea.  This modern hotel provides 99 comfortable and stylish bedrooms with bathroom and separate toilet, satellite tv, phone, safe and tea tray. The Sarnia Restaurant serves a generous buffet breakfast and 4 course dinner using fresh local ingredients. Free wifi is available in the bar and lounges – there is an outdoor heated swimming pool and surrounding terrace. Ground floor bedrooms are available and a lift serves the other 2 floors. Entertainment is featured on some evenings.

Personally visited by Bluebird staff who were very impressed by the hotel.

 

TOUR PRICE: £559.00 Per Person

Price Includes – All coach travel.  Return ferry crossings to Guernsey .  4 nights hotel accommodation .  Guided tour of Guernsey .  Return ferry to Sark .  Tractor and Carriage rides on Sark .  Services of a Bluebird courier .  VAT

 

Single Room Supplement: £80.00

Travel Insurance Premium: £31.00

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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