About the tour: Jersey – Occupation & Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during World War Two. Our May departure coincides with the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, whilst the September departure takes in the Battle of Britain Air Display.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 7 evening meals
  • Specialist Occupation Guide as described
  • Return scheduled flights to Jersey & hotel transfers in Jersey

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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    Please note: We will be dividing the party into two groups – A and B. Each group will do everything on the programme but at a different time or on a different day. -This is to allow for social distancing and an enhanced tour experience.

    Fly to Jersey where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a seven-night stay, then onwards to your hotel for a seven night stay. Tonight begins with a welcome drink and introductory talk.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Today we meet at 0930hrs in the hotel reception.

    Group A will then depart to visit the Jersey War Tunnels – an enormous tunnel complex, originally built by the Germans as an artillery barracks but converted into a first-aid field bunker as an emergency stand-by in 1943. It is now an excellent museum telling the complete story, through interactive displays, of the Occupation.

    Group B will tour St Brelade's Bay with Jersey's foremost military historian and acclaimed writer, Ian Ronayne. Both groups will meet for lunch at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel which was a home to German soldiers during the Occupation. In the afternoon group A will tour St Brelade's Bay whilst Group B visit the War Tunnels.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    War Tunnels
    War Tunnels

    Key Visits

    • War Tunnels
    • St. Brelade’s Bay
    Today we meet at 0930 hours in the hotel reception.

    Both groups will today visit La Hougue Bie, the most spectacular prehistoric monument in the Channel Islands. The 40-foot mound, which is topped by a medieval chapel, houses a Neolithic passage grave built around 3,000 BC. There is an introductory film, a film showing the building of the reproduction Long House, an archeology museum and a display of artifacts from the world's largest Celtic coin discovery made in 2012 as well as a German Command Centre, now a memorial to the Island's forced workers during World War II.

    The coach will return to St Helier via Gorey, home to the stunning Mont Orgueil Castle. You can choose to alight in Gorey to explore the village, harbour and castle and catch the 1 or 1A bus back to St Helier or return to St Helier on the coach.

    The afternoon is spent at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    gorey-
    La Hougue Bie -  return via Gorey

    Key Visits

    • La Hougue Bie - return via Gorey

    Group B – Day at Leisure.

    Group A - Departing from the hotel at approximately 09.30hrs, will travel by coach and guided by Ian Ronayne, spend the day visiting a number of World War II locations, some not normally open to the general public. We head out to the coast for a guided tour of the Noirmont Point Command Bunker, see the German fortifications at Corbiere, the Channel Islands Military Museum and Moltke Battery at Les Landes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Key Visits

    • Channel Islands Military Museum
    • Corbiere
    • Moltke Battery at Les Landes
    • Noirmont Point Command Bunker

    There will be a talk in the hotel at 1015 this morning before the 1130 departure to West Park for the Battle of Britain Air Display.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Battle of Britain Display
    Battle of Britain Display

    Key Visits

    • Battle of Britain Display

    Group A: Day at Leisure.

    Group B - Departing from the hotel at approximately 09.30hrs, will travel by coach and guided by Ian Ronayne, spend the day visiting a number of World War II locations, some not normally open to the general public. We head out to the coast for a guided tour of the Noirmont Point Command Bunker, see the German fortifications at Corbiere, the Channel Islands Military Museum and Moltke Battery at Les Landes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Key Visits

    • Channel Islands Military Museum
    • Corbiere
    • Moltke Battery at Les Landes
    • Noirmont Point Command Bunker

    Free day for relaxation

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    • Included meals: Breakfast



     

    Single Room Supplement from £219.00 (8 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Mayfair Hotel.

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