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About St. Peter Port

A busy port since Roman times and one-time home of Victor Hugo, Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port, is the prettiest town in the Channel Islands with fine Georgian and Regency houses, tumbling terraced gardens, winding streets and hidden leafy alleyways.

The best way to discover the true beauty of Guernsey is on foot, exploring the Ruettes - tranquil, quiet lanes that are dedicated to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

And history lovers will be in their element exploring Castle Cornet, the last Royalist stronghold of the English Civil War and now home to several museums and theatrical events.

Fort Grey was a bastion against Napoleon and is now a fascinating Shipwreck Museum while the German Occupation Museum gives a vivid account of island life during WWII.

When you have finished sightseeing, do leave time for shopping, as Duty Free Guernsey offers some of the world's best bargains on cameras and electrical goods, jewellery, perfume and wine (please note opening times might change during the weekend)

 

Shore excursions in St. Peter Port

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Gin with a Twist

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

See all that the beautiful island of Guernsey has to offer and enjoy a Gin tasting masterclass.

Departing the pier by coach, you’ll travel alongside the pretty harbour town with views on a clear day out to the Isle of Sark and Herm.

Your first stop will be at the beautiful Grandes Rocques Bay where you’ll have the chance take some photos and enjoy the views. Afterwards, you’ll continue along the West Coast.

Head inland, to discover the charming Little Chapel, a unique miniature church set in the quiet Guernsey countryside. Just 19 by 15 feet in size and decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of china, it's tiny alcoves barely hold 3 people at any one time.

You last stop and highlight of the tour will be at the stunning Bella Luce Hotel for a Gin experience. Wheadon’s gin is a completely unique product produced and created by the hotel owner Luke Wheadon. The gin is made with locally foraged ingredients from Renoir's bay of Moulin Huet. During your visit you will have the opportunity to see how this local Gin is made and enjoy a ‘tasting masterclass’ where you’ll be given a variety of different gins from around the world, including those made in the Wheadon’s Distillery. Finishing with a Gin and Tonic in a lovely setting.

On your return to the pier, you’ll pass the magnificent 12th century Castle Cornet.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1 hour of walking on this tour. Flat-soled comfortable walking shoes are recommended. You must be over 18 years of age to participate in this tour.

Hidden Gems of Guernsey

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Combine a visit to a renowned local goldsmith with the exquisite Little Chapel and the charming garden at Grange Court.

A drive inland from St Peter Port through the scenic country lanes, will take you to Bruce Russell’s Goldsmiths. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to browse the small shop and workshop. A family-run business, who have over the last century, been commissioned to design and craft jewellery for Royalty and Heads of State. The workshop is also surrounded by lovely gardens that you may wish to explore if time permits.

Your drive will continue to the delightful Little Chapel. Discover the charms of this unique miniature church, set in the quiet Guernsey countryside, which not only has an unusual appearance, but a unique history. Just 19 by 15 feet in size and decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of china, its tiny alcoves barely hold 3 people at any one time.

Your final stop is the privately-owned Grange Court, located in the heart of St Peter Port. Admire the spectacular formal and informal areas, mixed shrubs, perennial borders and towering trees, including a wonderful Copper Beech. Features also include the remains of an elegant old stone orangery which forms the backdrop to a pretty rose garden, and an impressive Victorian ‘cactus’ greenhouse.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves around 1½ hours of leisurely walking over varying terrain, which includes uneven ground, gravel and some slight inclines and steps. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please remember local currency for purchases.

Insight into Guernsey by Vintage Coach

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Take a step back in time as you board a restored vintage 1954 Albion coach and discover the essence of Guernsey.

Get a feel for the island’s history at the Folk and Costume Museum at Saumarez Park, visit the popular Little Chapel and then enjoy a delicious traditional Guernsey afternoon tea at the delightfully located Jerbourg Hotel.

Travel, across the island to the National Trust Folk and Costume Museum located within the islands largest park, Saumarez. Here, you’ll learn the history of the islands people spanning the past 250 years. At your own leisure absorb the fascinating visual displays that tell the story of daily life provide an insight into life in days gone by on a small island. As well as the museum there will be time to enjoy a walk in the beautifully manicured park for which Guernsey is so rightly proud of.

Afterwards, you’ll drive along the west coast of the island to make a stop at Guernsey’s most popular attraction The Little Chapel. A work of art and a labour of love built in 1914 and now renowned as possibly the smallest chapel in the world.

To round off your tour, you’ll visit the Jerbourg Hotel, located in a lovely picturesque spot. Here, you’ll be served wonderful Guernsey crab sandwiches, traditional Guernsey Gauche cake, a scone with jam and Guernsey cream and a coffee or tea.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by vintage coach and on foot. Your driver will be your guide. This tour involves around 1¾ hours of leisurely walking over varying terrain including uneven ground, slight inclines and steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. It is important to note that the mode of transport is a vintage coach. In the event that this is not operational on the day it will be replaced with a modern day coach.

 

A selection of cruises to St. Peter Port

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