FERRY + HOTEL
Guernsey is a paradise for food lovers, offering a wide array of gastronomic experiences that are sure to please even the most discerning palates. The island's vibrant food scene is a testament to its rich culture and commitment to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you are an avid foodie or simply enjoy exploring new flavours, this extended itinerary will take you on a culinary journey through Guernsey's diverse and tantalizing culinary landscape.
Want to experience the fun of a holiday and still be back home at the end of the day? Experience one of our exciting day trips from Poole to Guernsey, where the fun starts when you get onboard. With ample time on the island, you'll be spoilt for choice of what to do, so we've written this itinerary for those interested in Guernsey's delicious and vast food scene! For more information on our day trips, please check out our Poole to Guernsey Day Trip Page.
Kickstart your gastronomic adventure in St. Peter Port, the lively capital of Guernsey. Begin your day by treating yourself to a leisurely breakfast onboard whilst you sail to your destination; our ships have fabulous bistros that sell fantastic breakfast options. From fresh coffee to baked pastries, to full English Breakfasts, we will have you covered no matter what your appetite is.
Once you are energised and have departed the ship, you'll find yourself on the picturesque streets of St. Peter Port, soaking in its unique charm and stunning beauty. Marvel at the elegant Georgian and Regency architecture that adorns the town and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere.
As you explore, make your way to the historic Guernsey Market, affectionately known as the "Old Market" by the locals. This bustling market is a food lover's paradise, teeming with an abundance of fresh produce, local delicacies, and artisanal products. Take your time to wander through the vibrant stalls, engaging with friendly vendors, and savouring the flavours of Guernsey. From succulent seafood and handcrafted cheeses to homemade preserves and seasonal fruits and vegetables, the market offers a treasure trove of culinary delights.
Next, venture into the atmospheric lanes and alleys of the Old Quarter, where you will discover a plethora of speciality food shops and boutiques. Explore artisan chocolatiers, boutique bakeries, and gourmet delicatessens, each offering its own unique and delectable treats.
Continue your culinary adventure by treating yourself to a seafood feast at one of Guernsey's renowned seafood restaurants for lunch. With its coastal location, the island boasts an abundance of fresh seafood delicacies. Delight your taste buds with succulent lobster, plump scallops, and locally sourced oysters, all expertly prepared to perfection. Pair your meal with a glass of crisp Guernsey cider or select from a range of exquisite wines sourced from the region.
After a satisfying meal, take a stroll along the stunning coastline of Guernsey. Bask in the breath-taking views of the sea and the rugged cliffs, immersing yourself in the island's natural beauty.
Before bidding farewell to the island, consider taking home some edible souvenirs as a reminder of your Guernsey culinary adventure. Choose from an array of local jams, honey, or artisanal chocolates, all crafted with love and care. These delectable treats will serve as delicious mementoes, allowing you to relive the flavours and aromas of Guernsey long after your day trip.
Finally, get ready to board your ferry back to the mainland, and treat yourself to a small snooze as you digest the treats you have enjoyed today.