Guernsey

Guernsey, Herm & Sark with Naturetrek

24 May 2023 - 27 Jul 2023
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The British Channel Islands have, surprisingly, been little-explored by mainland-based naturalists. This pioneering 10-day holiday explores three of the archipelago's islands, led by a Channel Island based expert naturalist. Our stay begins on the beautiful island of Sark which lies 9 miles to the southeast of Guernsey and is described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the 20 most tranquil and most "desirable great escapes on the planet”. Sark is also one of the sunniest places in the British Isles and hosts a wonderful selection of wildlife which we shall seek on serene excursions.

After a most enjoyable 6-day exploration of Sark’s flora and fauna, we’ll take a 50-minute ferry crossing back to Guernsey where we will be based for our next four nights. The picturesque island of Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Island archipelago and is packed with award-winning beaches, picture-postcard towns, and world-class cuisine. Guernsey hosts an interesting fauna and flora including such specialities as Glanville Fritillary, Loose-flowered Orchid and Short-toed Treecreeper. On one of the days based on Guernsey we shall make a visit to our third Channel Island of the trip, Herm, which is just a 15-minute ferry crossing from Guernsey's St Peter Port Harbour. Herm is one of the smallest of the inhabited Channel Islands and with a population of just over 60 is beautifully unspoilt and with no cars, incredibly peaceful.

We'll return from our holiday having had a fascinating, yet restful, insight to our most southerly islands.

Highlights

  • Explore three British Channel Islands on one holiday!
  • See wonderful species rarely, or not, found on the British Isles mainland including Glanville Fritillary, Loose-flowered Orchid and Short-toed Treecreeper
  • Led by a Channel Island resident expert naturalist.
  • Bird-ringing and moth-trapping demonstrations undertaken.
  • Visit beautiful habitats such as the Ramsar sites of L’Eree Shingle Bank, Gouliot Headland and Lihou Island.
  • Ferry option available for those who wish to make this a flight-free holiday.

What's included?

  • Flights
  • Accommodation: We’ll stay in one of Sark’s traditional farmhouses, set in extensive, beautiful, sheltered gardens with an indoor swimming pool, dining in the luxurious Georgian hotel next-door each evening. On Guernsey we'll stay in an elegant 4-star hotel in a beautiful secluded valley, where upgraded Gold Balcony rooms are used as standard for our tour. All rooms en suite.
  • Food: The tour price includes a wonderful 3-course meal on each of our nine evenings. Lunches are not included in the tour price and will be taken at cafés featuring local produce, and where light lunches, such as soups and sandwiches are available, as well as more substantive plates of food.

Prices from £2,995

Available Wed 24th May – Fri 2nd Jun and Tue 18th Jul – Thu 27th Jul 2023

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