Your scenic tour today gives you a
delightful introduction to the charming island of Guernsey.
Guernsey is only 25 miles square and presents a surprising
variety of beautiful and historic attractions. Located
near the coast of France but staunchly British throughout
the centuries, Guernsey has a culture of its own, one
that combines the best of English tradition and French
lifestyle. You will see some stunning and colorful scenery
and hear exciting stories about the history of the island.
The Channel Islands were the only part of England to
be occupied by the Germans in World War 2 and there
is a wealth of stories to be told about life under occupation.
Guernsey’s history dates back to ancient times
and its position on the trade routes of the ancient
world ensure a deep and varied history.
Your route passes some of the beautiful bays along
the Atlantic coastline where dramatic rocky crags protect
small inlets from the fury of the winter storms. Make
a stop at the silver and goldsmith’s workshop
to see the craftsmen at work and enjoy refreshments.
A visit will also be made to the “Little Chapel”
at Vauxbelets– a miniature model of the grotto
at Lourdes, built from seashells and pottery pieces
by a monk in the 1920s.