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Guernsey Tours

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Guernsey island tours help provide simplicity and relaxation on your holiday to the Channel Islands, as the locations are all set out for you in the itinerary. It is an exciting way to learn about the island's broad background and connect with new people at any time of year. There are a variety of different types of tours available in Guernsey ranging from a traditional guided walking tour to an exhilarating boat tour along the coast. If you want to know about COVID-19 restrictions, please check the operator’s website.

10 of the best Guernsey tours to explore the island

 

Tours are a simplistic way to explore the magnificent sites of Guernsey and to learn about its extensive history. From picture-perfect beaches to historical artefacts, Guernsey is the ideal getaway! Whatever time of year you visit, there will be a tour available for you to attend.

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1. Highlights of Guernsey 

 

This incredible vehicle tour will pick you up from your hotel or tender pier by your accredited guide and separate driver. Highlights include Victor Hugo's house, Castle Cornet, Little Chapel, The German Occupation Museum (admission included) and Pleinmont Gun Batterie. The driving tour is available every day and lasts around 4 hours. This is the perfect way to see some of Guernsey’s best bits and take some unbelievable photographs of the views.

 

Tour operator: Tours of Guernsey 

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2. Legends of the coast boat tour 

 

If you are after something a little different, the 1-hour legends of the coast boat tour will take you along the dramatic cliffs of Guernsey’s coast. The guide will talk about smugglers, pirates, harbours and castles on the way! You will be able to view Napoleonic and German fortifications, see where Victor Hugo walked and learn about the island's smallest fort. It is the perfect trip for an adventure-seeking family. The remaining trips in 2020 will run from Albert Pier at £29.50 per adult and £19.50 per child.

 

Tour operator: Island Rib Voyages

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3. Guernsey coastal small group tour 

 

Guernsey sightseeing tours are the best way to explore the island! If you are a traveller with limited time you will be able to experience the main beauty locations in Guernsey with minimum effort. The air-conditioned minivan is perfect for relaxing whilst the professional guide talks you through the unbelievable sights. Starting at South Quay you will pass by Town Church (St Peter Port), L’Ancresse Bay Kiosk, Pembroke Bay, Cobo Bay, Pleinmont Observation Tower and Petit Bot Bay Beach. The tour is COVID-19 safe and lasts around 3 hours.

 

Tour operator: Wow A Tour: Guernsey

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4. Guernsey like a local: customized private tour 

 

The fully customizable walking tour allows you to experience Guernsey like a true local! You can customize the itinerary based on your interests or you can leave it up to your private guide who can provide insights into the island. The tour is weather dependent and if the weather is poor you will be offered an alternative date. As the tour is customizable, the duration of the tour will depend on the interests of the party.  

 

Tour operator: Lokafy Tours

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5. L’Eree coastal walk

 

If a breathtaking walk is more up your street, the L’Eree coastal walk will provide you with a plethora of information about the nearby history. Including the German Occupation, Neolithic burial chambers, folklore, shipwrecks and more! L’Eree is a gorgeous beach on the west coast of Guernsey, so after your tour, you can enjoy a relaxing day on the golden sand. This tour is available in both the morning and evening and is only £11 per person.

 

Tour operator: Tours of Guernsey 

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6. Guernsey city tour - walking private shore tour

 

This incredible walking tour is half a day long and will start with a visit to the beautiful Castle Cornet, your next stop is Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House, you will then lead onto the stunning Candie Gardens with your tour finishing at the Parish Church of Saint Peter Port. A lot of walking is involved so make sure you wear comfortable shoes as there are lots to see and do whatever time of year. Admissions to the different locations are included within the price.

 

Tour operator: Top Private Tours

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7. Town walk and Castle Cornet tour 

 

For an exciting Guernsey guided tour, the Town Walk and Castle Cornet tour is the one for you. The tour starts at the main door of the Town Church at St Peter Port where the guide will provide you with all the rich history of the island. Within the tour, you will be able to watch the firing of the noonday canon as well as a private tour inside the castle. The tour costs £28 per person and includes admission to Castle Cornet.

 

Tour operator: Tours of Guernsey  

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8. Occupation explorer 

 

If you are up after a historical adventure, the Occupation Explorer small group tour will visit some of the most important sites involved in Guernsey’s WWII history. You will be provided with a fully guided private tour of The German Underground Hospital, The German Occupation Museum and Pleinmont Gun Batterie. There will also be refreshments served at the Museum’s Liberation Tearoom. The 4-hour vehicle tour will start and end at Liberation Monument in St Peter Port and is new for 2021!

 

Tour operator: Tours of Guernsey 

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9. Tours of Guernsey - bespoke tours 

 

Sometimes tours don’t include everything you want to see in their itinerary, which is why Tours of Guernsey offer complete bespoke tours, so you can custom tailor your tour for when you want! It can be a walking tour or a tour with transportation by coach, minibus, MPV or private car. You can even include a stop at a restaurant for lunch within your tour and can be arranged for both groups and individuals.

 

Tour operator: Tours of Guernsey 

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10. Randalls of Guernsey brewery tour 

 

If you fancy a boozy Friday evening out, Randalls is one of Guernsey's brewer of fine beer and ale. The tour will take you around the brewery and the team will explain how the equipment is used to turn malted barley, hops, water and yeast into Breda and Patois. The tour is available for groups of 12-24 people and lasts around an hour and a half. It costs £5 per person and you are given a free pint of larger or ale!

 

Tour operator: Randalls Brewery

Guernsey bus & coach tours

 

Exploring Guernsey by coach or bus is the most convenient and cost-efficient way to discover this Channel Island. There is a variety of different Guernsey coach tours on offer that cater to different time limits and interests. If you want to plan your own route you can always hop on and off public Guernsey’s excellent public transport.

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Island tour 

 

If you fancy touring Guernsey in a vintage 1954 Albion Victor coach, the Intransit Island tour is the ideal unique experience. This coach is the last working bus of its era on public service in the British Isles! You will start your adventure at 10:30 from the coach bay in St Peter Port and the tour incorporates visits to Jerbourg Point, Little Chapel as well as the parishes of Torteval and St Peter’s. During the 3.5 hour tour, the coach will stop off at Patois Brasserie for refreshments. This Guernsey bus tour is available Tuesdays and Friday’s and costs £15 per person and £10 for under 12s.

 

Tour operated by – Intransit

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The Guernsey explorer

 

For a short but informative coach tour, the 90-minute Guernsey Explorer will let you discover the charm and character of the stunning island. The trip starts by heading north to Pembroke Bay and from there you will drive along the gorgeous west coast. You will then be led inland where you will have the opportunity to explore The Little Chapel. To finish off the trip you will drive through the parishes of St Andrews and St Martins. The tour is specifically designed for day-trippers and cruise liners who have a limited time on the island, it costs £10 for adults and £5 for children under 12.

 

Tour operated by – Island Coachways

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Half day island tour 

 

The Half Day Island tour is approximately 3.5 hours long and departs from the Liberation Monument at St Peter Port. The journey will begin by driving through the town and stopping to admire the picture-perfect views of the neighbouring islands at Havelet Bay. You will also get the chance to explore The Little Chapel and then head onwards to Plemont Point. There will also be a stop for refreshments at Bruce Russell and after this, you will continue along the west coasts before arriving back at St Peter Port. The fees are adults £20 each and children under 12 at £10 each).

 

Tour operated by – Island Coachways

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Full Day island tour

 

If you are travelling with a group to Guernsey the Full Day Island Tour is the best way to explore the island (the tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers per group). You can either choose the places you want to visit, or the driver can show you some of the most popular destinations on the island. On a standard day, highlights include Sausmarez Manor, Jerbourg, the German underground hospital, the German Occupation Museum, Vazon Tower and much more! The ultimate tour if you want to see everything that Guernsey has to offer.

 

Tour operated by – Island Coachways

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Specialised tours

 

Island Coachways also offers specialised tours that focus on some of the incredible places that Guernsey has to offer. The Rocquettes Cider Farm tour explores Fauxquets Valley which is the home of Rocquettes cider. The Guernsey Flower Gardens tour will take you to all the breathtaking places in Guernsey with blossoming flowers, such as Candie Gardens and the Victorian Walled Gardens at Sausmarez Park. There is also a German Occupation tour available for all the historians out there.

 

Tour operated by – Island Coachways

Guernsey boat tours

 

Boat tours are a thrilling way to explore the coast of the island. With a huge selection of adventurous tours available we can guarantee that you will find a boat tour that is perfect for the whole family from our list below.

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Island Rib Voyages

 

Enjoy the adrenaline rush of one of Island Rib Voyages boat tours. They have a great selection available and can even cater for parties! Explore the caves, bays and islands of Guernsey whilst learning about the history and wildlife from one of their exceptional guides.

 

Sark coast & caves experience

 

The Sark Coast & Caves experience is one of the best rib tours in Guernsey! You will have the chance to speed across Sark’s unbelievable west coast and admire the towering cliffs and venture into the dramatic caves. You will learn all about the island’s rich folklore and get to witness the gorgeous Brecqhou castle on the way. This is one of the most exciting boat tours on offer but don’t forget to bring along some warm clothing! The one hour boat tour is £36 for an adult and £26 for a child.

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Towers and bunkers

 

For those historians out there, the towers and bunkers rib tour is the perfect trip. Learn about the German occupation of the island and witness the sea-facing defences from the ultimate viewpoint. You will get to explore the significance of Castle Cornet, the Brehon Tower and Fort George. The knowledgeable guide will provide you with educational information about the parts of the occupation. Other highlights include the Batterie Strassburg, M5 army rangefinder tower, Batterie Dolmen the MP4 rangefinder tower, the Atlantic wall and finally the MP3 tower. The one hour boat tour is £29.50 for adults and £19.50 for children.

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Herm explorer wildlife voyage

 

For an amazing one-hour adventure that explores the incredible wildlife that surrounds Herm, this rib boat adventure is a remarkable experience. This voyage is the ultimate opportunity to get up close and personal to the nearby seal colony and puffins - you may even get to spot a dolphin or two if you are lucky. Herm is the closest island to Guernsey in the Bailiwick and is crammed with beautiful scenery and exciting wildlife. The boat tour is £29.50 for an adult and £19.50 for a child.

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Hanois lighthouse experience

 

On this one hour and 30minute boat trip, you will get to explore Guernsey’s East and South coasts before heading to the South West corner where you will have the chance to admire the spectacular Les Hanois Lighthouse. There are lots to see on the journey to the lighthouse and you will make four brief stops. The knowledgeable guide will provide you with some captivating insights in Guernsey’s history and folklore. The trip is £42.50 for an adult and £32.50 for a child.  

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Out of the blue

 

The 10-metre twin-engine catamaran seats 12 people and is accessible for wheelchair users. If you fancy a longer exploration, Out of the Blue provides charter trips to Jersey and Alderney from Guernsey.

 

Wildlife tour

 

The 2-hour wildlife sightseeing trip gives you the chance to look out for puffins, seals and dolphins! The friendly captain will do all they can to make sure your trip is worthwhile. We highly recommend this trip if you are eager to explore the beautiful scenery and some of the incredible birds.  This wildlife trip costs £28 for adults and £12 for children under 12. Not only do they provide wildlife tours, but you can also take fishing trips for both adults and children!

Guernsey taxi tours

 

For a VIP and personalised experience, we recommend taking a Guernsey taxi tour. The drivers have incredible knowledge of their hometown and will do everything they can to make your trip extremely unique and comfortable.

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Island Taxis

 

Island Taxis offer a private taxi or coach tour if you wish, so you can fully appreciate what the gorgeous island has in store. Whether you want to admire the sublime beaches along the coast, visit the creepy WW2 German underground hospital or appreciate the incredible architecture around the island this Guernsey taxi tour will cater to your wants and needs. Guernsey taxi tours are a fantastic way to enjoy Guernsey with your family in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. For more information on prices and availability please visit the operator’s website.

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Guernsey taxi tours

 

Let Mike Mauger take you on the most incredible tour of Guernsey whether this is a standard tour at £125 in high season, full tour at £160 in high season or tailored tour at £45 p/h in high season! Shorter tours are available if you wish and you can choose your own itinerary. The full tour is around 3.5 hours and includes views of The Little Chapel, St Peter Port, the coast, German fortifications and more. Mike provides a running commentary during the trip and his knowledge and experience of the fascinating island is incomparable. It is one of the best ways to learn about the island in one trip and you can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel for added ease.

Other tours in Guernsey

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Jetski Seafaris Tours

 

The best way to explore Guernsey’s coastline and simultaneously get an adrenaline rush is to hop on a jet ski! No previous experience is required because one of their qualified instructors will teach you how to drive safely and will guide you on an unbelievable tour of Bailiwick’s incredible coastline. The route will take you to the best coastline spots (depending on the tide) and they operate in the South and East coasts as well as the islands of Herm and Jethou. Seafaris runs from June to October and the maximum group size is 6 people, on 3 jet skis with one instructor.

 

Tour operator: JP’s Jetski Seafaris

 

 

Panoramic & scenic Guernsey, the Little Chapel & Guernsey Pearl- shore excursion

 

This shore excursion tour is perfect if you want to explore Guernsey on your cruise holiday! This incredible three-hour Guernsey tour will start at the port and take you on a scenic journey to Castle Cornet on towards Little Chapel. At this point, you will have the chance to do some shopping before heading to Guernsey Pearl and the tour finishes at the incredible German fortifications. Before your magical experience begins you will be met at the port by the operators where you will then settle down and relax in their air-conditioned transportation. There will be plenty of amazing photo opportunities during your tour!

 

Tour operator: Cruising Excursions

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Potato Peel Pie tour

 

If you fell in love with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book or watched the 2018 film, you will want to experience the incredible island that inspired the book. Even if you haven’t read the book, this tour will take you to places in Guernsey that you will never find yourself. The 4.5 hours guided tour will take you through the country, where you will see stunning cliff views and dolmens as well as passing by the gorgeous Guernsey cottages and Farmhouses. Highlights include Ruette Tranquille, Portelet Harbour, WW2 Fortifications, Fort Grey and so much more! During the tour, you will also be able to stop at a local independent café for you to enjoy some refreshments and to stretch your legs. The maximum group size is 11.

 

Tour operator: Tour Guernsey  

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Wheadon’s Gin distillery tour

 

If a tour centred around alcohol is more up your street, Wheadon’s gin offer tastings and tours for non-residents at the copper small-batch distillery at the Bella Luce, The Gin Hotel. The tours and distillery experiences require a minimum of four people. The Gintroduction tour at£20 per person is half an hour long and provides an insight into the history of gin and the Bella small batch distillery. The tour is accompanied by Wheadon’s and tonic as well as a variety of different London Dry gins. They also offer a Gin and Dine option as well as a chance to design your distillation.

 

Tour operator: Tour Guernsey 

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Cycle tour

 

If you are up for something a little bit different and want to get you heart pumping, Outdoor Guernsey offers cycle tours. There are three routes with each of them having a different focus. The West Coast Tour starts at L’Eree and explores different monuments, military forts, bunkers, local legends as well as coastal and inland lanes. The East/West Tour starts at the town and investigates the rich history of Guernsey as well as the East, West and Northern beaches and inland lanes. The All Along the Watchtowers tours focuses on the South coast high-spots such as fortifications, watchtowers and other surprises. The tours are suitable for casual flat ground cyclists and cost £45 per person.

 

Tour operator: Outdoor Guernsey