Guernsey (St. Peter Port)

The British isle of Guernsey lies just eight miles off the coast of France. The second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey possesses a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. All these attributes combine to make it a popular destination for British and French vacationers. Once the haunt of sea dogs and pirates, St. Peter Port is one of the prettiest harbors in Europe.

Castles and forts dot the Guernsey coastline, including German fortifications from World War II. The Channel Islands were the only part of the United Kingdom to be occupied by the Nazis.

Note: St. Peter Port is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore by ship's tender.

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Points of Interest

  • Little Chapel
  • Workshops
  • Sausmarez Manor
  • Sark and La Seigneurie
  • Castle Cornet
  • German Occupation Museum and Underground Hospital
  • Herm

More about Guernsey (St. Peter Port) Points of Interest

  • Little Chapel

    Visit the Little Chapel of Guernsey. Set in the countryside along a tree-lined path sits a miniature church. Made of simple materials, the church is beautifully decorated with pebbles, shells and pieces of colorful broken china.

  • Workshops

    The Gold and Silversmiths 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 very eyes.

  • Sausmarez Manor

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Sausmarez Manor and experience a time capsule of Guernsey's changing fortunes. View the Tapestry Room, containing King James II's wedding coat, and the Dining Room, which holds a collection of family portraits.

  • Sark and La Seigneurie

    Board the ferry to Sark, one of the last feudal states in Europe. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and explore this island of steep cliffs and rocky coves. Continue on to the superb gardens surrounding La Seigneurie.

  • Castle Cornet

    Built in the 13th century to guard the harbor, the fortress boasts a long and bloody history. Take in the dark dungeons and witness the ancient weapons ranging from crossbows and catapults to muskets and cannons.

  • German Occupation Museum and Underground Hospital

    View a selection of musical instruments, uniforms, weapons and equipment. Continue on to the Underground Hospital. The complex contains a maze of tunnels which cover an area of about 75,000 square feet.

  • Herm

    Less than a square mile in area, Herm is the smallest of the Channel Islands. Travel to the island and see the Herm School and St. Tugual's Chapel. Enjoy the chapel's breathtaking stained glass.

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Herm Island Walk

5 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 3 8 5
  • Herm

Less than a square mile in area, Herm is the smallest of the Channel Islands. Travel to the island and join a local tour guide for an active walk to Manor Village. See the Herm School and St. Tugual's Chapel. Enjoy the chapel's stained glass. Shop for souvenirs and stamps at Harbour Village.

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Guernsey West Coast Cycle Tour

3.25 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 4 2 0
  • Castle Cornet

Discover Guernsey inside and out with an experienced guide on a bicycle tour, and find sites both famous and some off the beaten track attractions. This excursion is designed for guests and families who love to explore and exercise simultaneously.

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Sark Island & Bicycle Tour

6 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 4 2 5
  • Sark and La Seigneurie

Board the ferry to Sark, one of the last feudal states in Europe ruled by a democratically elected Seigneur. Collect your bicycle and set off on your independent tour. The island's routes and byways are well marked; it's hard to get lost. Continue on to the superb gardens surrounding La Seigneurie.

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Easy Highlights of Guernsey (Guided in French)

1.75 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 0 2
  • Little Chapel

See Guernsey's scenic highlights on a drive around the island, from the rocky cliffs of the West Coast through the island's center, passing scenic villages, farmhouses and narrow country lanes. Visit the world-famous Little Chapel. This historic miniature church is decorated with pebbles, shells and bits of broken china.

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Easy Highlights of Guernsey

1.75 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 0 0
  • Little Chapel

See Guernsey's scenic highlights on a drive around the island, from the rocky cliffs of the West Coast through the island's center, passing scenic villages, farmhouses and narrow country lanes. Visit the world-famous Little Chapel. This historic miniature church is decorated with pebbles, shells and bits of broken china.

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A Discovery Exclusive - The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

3 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 1 5
  • Little Chapel

Experience the scenic sights and attractions inspired by the best-selling novel, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.' Led by a local expert guide, this sightseeing excursion retraces the fictional steps of many of the book's characters with insights into the island's real-life occupation during World War II.

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German Military Occupation

3 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 1 0
  • German Occupation Museum and Underground Hospital

The Channel Islands were the only British territory to be occupied by the Germans during World War II. Visit the La Valette Museum, which tells the story of the island's ordeal from June 1940 to May 1945. Then, tour the Underground Hospital and Munitions Store, a German bunker complex on the island's coast.

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Guernsey Island Drive & Sausmarez Manor

3 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 0 5
  • Little Chapel
  • Sausmarez Manor

See Guernsey's scenic highlights on a narrated drive, and tour historic Sausmarez Manor. Highlights include family portraits in the Dining Hall. Visit The Little Chapel, a miniature church beautifully decorated with shells, pebbles and fragments of broken china.

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Sark Island & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

6 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 2 2 0
  • Sark and La Seigneurie

Board the ferry to Sark, one of the last feudal states in Europe ruled by a democratically elected Seigneur. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pause briefly to enjoy the gardens surrounding La Seigneurie, the home of Sark's lord. Afterwards, explore this island of steep cliffs and rocky coves on your own.

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Castle Cornet & St. Peter Port

3 hours | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | G C I - 3 8 0
  • Castle Cornet

Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic St. Peter Port, the former home of traders, smugglers and privateers. Then explore the mighty recesses of the port's 13th-century Castle Cornet. Take in the dark dungeons and witness the ancient weapons ranging from crossbows and catapults to muskets and cannons.

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