Guernsey in the Spring
Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th April 2019
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £35pp
Single supplement: £65
Guernsey is a popular destination for those seeking a mild climate and wishing to experience island life without having to travel too far. Nor are there any worries about foreign currency. Our 5-day tour includes a visit to the sleepy Isle of Sark. You will be accompanied throughout the holiday by a representative from Roadmark Travel.
Please note that from Spring 2019, for travel to the Channel Islands, it is a requirement that all passengers carry a form of photographic ID to show at check-in. Without an accepted form of ID you won’t be permitted to board.
Accepted travel documents include:
- A valid passport (i.e. in date)
- An expired passport (up to two years after expiry)
- Valid EU or Swiss national identity card
- Valid driving licence (full or Provisional are accepted)
- Valid armed forces identity card
- Valid police warrant card/badge
- A child on parent’s passport is an acceptable form of ID
- Citizen Card or Civilian Card, available from www.citizencard.com
- Valid firearm certificate
- Valid government-issued identity card
- NHS SMART card
- Electoral identity card
- NUS card (National Union of Students)
- University/college ID card
- Company ID card of nationally recognised company
- Council issued bus pass
- Young Scot card
- Disabled badges which have a photograph of the holder
- Certificate of Competency issued by the government
- VALIDATE UK PASS photographic proof of age cards
- CPP Guernsey ID card
- Guernsey 18+ card
Your Holiday Hotel
The 3-star Peninsula Hotel has been well received by previous Roadmark guests. Set in 5 acres of grounds in the northwest of the Island it overlooks two sleepy fishing bays. There are 99 bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant serves a three-course dinner and buffet breakfast, using fresh local ingredients. A lift serves all floors.
(DAY 1) Tuesday 23rd April
There will be no need for too early a start today, as our ferry does not leave Poole until 14.30. The high-speed Condor Liberation is a sleek modern trimaran. You will have a pre-assigned Ocean Traveller seat, and during the 3-hour crossing you can visit the café, bar and duty-free shop. On arrival in Guernsey an Island coach will be waiting to take us on the short journey to our Hotel.
(DAY 2) Wednesday 24th April
A guided Island coach tour today, travelling with a local operator to explore some of the beautiful scenery, beaches and look-out points. We visit the Little Chapel, decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china, and the Freesia Centre to find out about the growing process and exotic fragrances.
(DAY 3) Thursday 25th April
A full day excursion to the Island of Sark, about 50 minutes by boat from Guernsey. On arrival we transfer by ‘tractor train’ to the centre of the Island. We include a carriage ride around the island - Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned. Time at leisure before the return boat to St. Peter Port.
(DAY 4) Friday 26th April
Enjoy a day at leisure. There are local buses into St Peter Port and to other points on the Island. Guernsey is a walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise, while the Guernsey Museum at Candie houses exhibitions on the archaeology and folklore of Guernsey. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer help and advice.
(DAY 5) Saturday 27th April
After a leisurely final breakfast at the Peninsula we will be taken by coach into St. Peter Port. Guernsey’s capital has been a busy port since Roman times. Castle Cornet, overlooking the harbour, has been at the forefront of the Island’s history for hundreds of years. You may also like to visit the Military Museum, Aquarium or Hauteville House, former home of Victor Hugo. Time for some last-minute shopping (many things are competitively priced as Guernsey has no VAT) and a farewell lunch before the homeward ferry leaves later this afternoon. The Roadmark coach will be waiting in Poole for a speedy drive back to Sussex to meet the taxis.