Guernsey Island Drive, Little Chapel & Workshops
GCI-200 | Guernsey (St. Peter Port), England |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Little Chapel
You will see:
Approx. 2.5 hours
Max. Group Size: 40
Board your motorcoach and drive out of St. Peter Port. Cross the island and head towards the dramatic western coast. Here, rocky cliffs alternate with stretches of beach and sand. Travel through the island's center and pass the greenhouses that produce Guernsey's major agricultural exports: carnations and cut flowers. View scenic villages, stone-built farmhouses and picturesque, narrow country lanes.
Visit the famous Little Chapel of Guernsey. Set in quiet countryside along a tree-lined path, lays a miniature church. The Little Chapel was built by hand over many years by Brother Deodat of the Christian Brothers. The church was constructed to resemble the grotto at Lourdes. Made of simple materials, it is beautifully decorated with pebbles, shells and numerous pieces of colorful broken china. The intricate construction of the chapel reflects the skill and devotion displayed by the builder to his faith, and the creation of this historic holy site.
Continue on to the Gold and Silversmiths Workshops. The workshops are situated in a converted barn which dates back to 1582. Take in a close-up view of the traditional craft being carried out before your eyes. The jewelry, featuring exquisite craftsmanship and traditional designs, is on display in the showroom next door, where you will have time to browse for gifts.
Participation is very limited; book early to avoid disappointment. This tour normally sells out in advance of the cruise.
Tour is operated by motorcoach or minibus with a driver/guide combination.
12 & under reduced