Boasting some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, the Island of Jersey is a destination that should not be missed. With an intensely rich history, Jersey is home to the beautiful St. Brelades Bay, Saint Ouen's beach, Corbiere Lighthouse and the world famous Jersey Zoo. Jersey is an island measuring 118.2 square kilometres so is very small in size but has lots to offer. With mild winters and warm summers, it's a perfect destination on its own or to add on to any UK visit. Jersey’s history is influenced by its strategic location between the northern coast of France and the southern coast of England; the island's recorded history extends over a thousand years.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Walk around with your guide the old and ancient parts of St. Helier with surprises round every corner as you weave your way through the heart of this old town. Quaint, Jersey customs reveal a people of adventure who circumnavigated the world and travelled the oceans for wealth and fortune. You will see Liberation square and former Railway station, Royal Square and Parliament, Victorian and Fish market and you will have beautiful view from walls of Fort Regent (18th century) over St. Helier and East coast.
Pomme d'Or Hotel (4*) is superbly located in the centre of St. Helier, overlooking Liberation Square and the yacht marina, the Pomme d'Or has been a centre for business and pleasure for more than 175 years. Today the hotel combines its strong tradition of guest hospitality and care with a contemporary, metropolitan design which is perfect for both the leisure and business traveller.
Depart from your hotel with private vehicle and driver guide towards old and charming port of St. Aubins. St. Aubins village is a place of many moods. It has a sleepy, old world atmosphere yet can be lively too. You will see the first pier (built in 17th century) the small islet, with a wharf built of immense stones and old merchant houses, St. Aubins Fort and remains of the Railway. Continue to Noirmont point, located on the headland next to Portelet Bay, with stunning view to one of the top 10 bays in the world and Jersey’s permanent Second World War occupation memorial. After only 5 minutes drive, you will visit at Lavender Farm and Fields. Free time for lunch (not included) at St. Brelades bay promenade with wide variety of cafes and restaurants. Continue to one of Jersey’s iconic symbols - Corbiere Lighthouse. Head to the North on the widest West - St Ouen’s Bay, you will see remains of Grosnez Castle, from where on a clear day there are views to other Channel Islands: Guernsey and Sark. Next short stop – at Greve de Lecq with unique views of Jersey and the old Mill. After sightseeing around the coast, you will head to the central parts of the Island and you will drive though green valleys. Afternoon tea at Jersey Goldsmith and Lion Park (not included). Return to hotel.
Enjoy a full day combined excursion to The Durrel (Jersey Zoo) and to the Eric Young Orchid Farm with private vehicle and driver guide. The Jersey Zoo is located north of Saint Helier, situated in 31 acres (130,000 m2) of landscaped parkland and water-gardens. It has a strong commitment to looking after the island’s native wildlife, and large areas within the grounds have been designated native habitat areas. The extensive planting of flowering and fruiting trees throughout the grounds also serves to attract a plethora of wild birds and insects. Continue with the Eric Young Orchid Farm, nestled in the heart of the beautiful parish of Trinity and sitting within its own wonderful landscaped garden, is a nursery displaying one of the world’s finest collections of orchids. This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts.
Head to the East Part of the Island with private vehicle and driver guide. On the way you will stop at La Hocq and learn about the coastal defence structure. Continue to Gorey Harbour, located at the foot of the headland that is the site of the magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle (13th Century), one of the most beautiful locations in the British Isles. History comes to life at Mont Orgueil Castle, which for 600 years protected Jersey against French invasion. Explore the network of staircases, towers and rooms to discover hidden Gorey Castles. Free time for lunch in Gorey Village (not included). Visit Neolithic site Dolmen de Faldouet, then drive through different parishes through pastoral views of Jersey toward La Mare Wine Estate. La Mare Estate guided tour will take you around the beautiful vineyards, orchards, the Cognac style distillery and the chocolate production kitchen. The Audio -Visual presentation will take you behind the scenes showing you a year in the life of La Mare. Visit includes tasting of Jersey Wine, Jersey Black Butter and Jersey Cream liquor on base of Jersey Apple Brandy and the hand made chocolate.
February 19, 2014
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