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Guernsey, Jersey, Herm & Sark

Discover the beauty and charm of the Channel Islands on our unique Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, and Sark tour. Take a nostalgic journey from Jersey's dramatic coastal scenery and traditional towns to Guernsey's wonderful beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, idyllic car-free havens. Explore, relax, and unwind amidst the stunning landscapes and captivating heritage of the Channel Islands.

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9 days from £1995

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 10 July 2025

Thursday 18 September 2025

 

*For additional departure dates where we visit Jersey then Guernsey, please see our Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark tour.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a fascinating ‘Round Island’ tour of Jersey

  • Spot Jersey cows grazing in peaceful fields

  • Experience nostalgic island life in tranquil surroundings

  • Take a guided coach tour of picturesque Guernsey

  • Visit the idyllic Herm Island, a pristine car-free haven

  • Enjoy a horse and carriage tour of the unique Isle of Sark

  • Discover Jersey and Guernsey at your own pace

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 8 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Journey from your home station to Bournemouth and, on arrival, we will make our way to the Queens Hotel, our base for this evening. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

After breakfast this morning, we cross the English Channel aboard Condor Ferries* to Guernsey and enjoy an orientation tour by coach where we uncover the north of the island with the wonderful seascapes of Bordeaux, Pembroke, and L'Ancesse Bays. We continue to the Peninsula Hotel, our base for the next three nights, and spend the rest of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy our new surroundings before our evening meal together.

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DAY 3

After a relaxing morning in Guernsey, we journey to the beautiful Herm Island, a tranquil island with no cars, no crowds, and no pressure. With an active policy of preserving the island's pristine natural environment and peacefulness, the only way to arrive on Herm Island is by boat and, for many, Herm is a like a pilgrimage into the nostalgia of simpler times. We can sample island life and take in spectacular views before returning to Guernsey in time for our evening meal.

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DAY 4

Today, we cruise to the unique Isle of Sark, another world apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We tour this marvellous, car-free haven by horse and carriage exploring this tranquil hideaway with lush, dazzling wildflowers and secluded sandy beaches surrounded by huge cliffs, coves, and caves. The horse-drawn carriages trundle along the island's charming roads past spectacular natural landscapes and historical architecture and, after a relaxing day, why not finish your visit with a Sark cream tea.

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DAY 5

Today, we cross to Jersey aboard Condor Ferries*, renowned for its dramatic coastal scenery, stunning beaches, and peaceful green fields dotted with Jersey cows. We transfer to our hotel for the next three nights, the Merton Hotel, and enjoy our evening meal together.

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DAY 6

Today, we enjoy a leisurely day in Jersey where we can maybe walk via the Howard Davis Park for shopping in central St Helier or take the hop-on/hop-off bus for visits to amazing attractions such as the world-famous Durrell Wildlife Park. Alternatively, we can visit the fascinating Jersey War Tunnels, a partially completed underground hospital complex in St Lawrence, built by German forces during the occupation of Jersey during World War II. After our day of exploration, we will reconvene at the hotel for our evening meal together.

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DAY 7

After breakfast today, we begin our full day 'Round Island' excursion which includes the beautiful bay of St Brelade, a sweeping bay whose golden sands have been voted within the top three beaches of Britain. We journey along Jersey's beautiful west coast visiting St Ouen's Bay, the charming harbour village of St Aubin's, and the exquisite Jersey Pearl. We also see the iconic Corbiere Lighthouse, perched on a rock just off the island's southwestern shore, before returning to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

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DAY 8

After a leisurely morning, we depart for Poole aboard Condor Ferries* and, on arrival, we transfer to the Queens Hotel in Bournemouth where we enjoy our final evening meal together.

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DAY 9

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Bournemouth and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.

*Crossing times are subject to the ferry published timetable and conditions.

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HOTELS

Queens Hotel & Spa, Bournemouth

The Queens Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel in a coastal setting offering contemporary style, a fantastic restaurant and cocktail bar plus excellent spa facilities including a pool, jacuzzi, and sauna. The modern bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom with luxurious in-room amenities, a smart TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey

Set in a prominent seafront location with beautiful views over Grand Havre Bay, the Peninsula Hotel offers an impressive Restaurant & Bar serving delicious seasonal dishes plus an outdoor heated pool. The modern bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

Merton Hotel, Jersey

Located a short stroll away from central St. Helier’s attractions, the Merton Hotel is in a quiet, residential area and offers a wide range of amenities including bars, restaurants, and evening entertainment plus a sauna, steam room, and heated outdoor pool. The comfortable bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom, a hairdryer, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Waterloo

£2,119

£2,075

Greater London

£2,135

£2,085

South of England

£2,175

£2,109

East Anglia

£2,185

£2,115

South West

£2,285

£2,185

Heart of England

£2,259

£2,139

Midlands

£2,315

£2,205

Yorkshire

£2,419

£2,225

North East

£2,495

£2,269

North West

£2,435

£2,235

South Wales

N/A

£2,099

North Wales

£2,465

£2,209

Scotland

£2,529

£2,289

 

*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.

 

Join & Leave at Hotels £1,995

July Departure Supplement £50

Single Room Supplement £350

 

8 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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