Jersey – Occupation & Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air


8 days from £1,069pp

About the tour: Jersey – Occupation & Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air


Tour Introduction

Join us as we journey to Jersey and visit some of the key sites that show the impact of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, during World War 2. We visit the Jersey War Tunnels, originally built as an army barracks but converted into a first aid filed bunker in 1943, the tunnel complex is now a spectacular museum. We take a tour of St Brelades Bay, see German fortifications at Corbiere and visit the Channel Islands Military Museum. We also enjoy a guided ‘Occupation Walk’ around St.Helier, were we explore the major historic sites. As as an added extra, on May departures, guests will be able to enjoy the commemorations that take place as Jersey celebrates its liberation day anniversary. September departures will experience the Battle of Britain Air display from People’s Park.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 7 evening meals
  • Specialist Occupation Guide as described
  • Return scheduled flights to Jersey & hotel transfers in Jersey
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Tour Itinerary

Please note: We will be dividing the party into two groups – A and B. Each group will do everything on the programme but at a different time or on a different day. -This is to allow for social distancing and an enhanced tour experience.

Day 1

Fly to Jersey where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a seven-night stay, then onwards to your hotel for a seven night stay. Tonight begins with a welcome drink and introductory talk.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Jersey War Tunnels & St Brelade's Bay

Today we meet at 0930hrs in the hotel reception.

Group A will then depart to visit the Jersey War Tunnels – an enormous tunnel complex, originally built by the Germans as an artillery barracks but converted into a first-aid field bunker as an emergency stand-by in 1943. It is now an excellent museum telling the complete story, through interactive displays, of the Occupation.

Group B will tour St Brelade's Bay with Jersey's foremost military historian and acclaimed writer, Ian Ronayne. Both groups will meet for lunch at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel which was a home to German soldiers during the Occupation. In the afternoon group A will tour St Brelade's Bay whilst Group B visit the War Tunnels.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

War Tunnels

War Tunnels (3)

Key Visits

  • War Tunnels
  • St. Brelade’s Bay

Day 3 - La Hougue Bie

Today we meet at 0930 hours in the hotel reception.

Both groups will today visit La Hougue Bie, the most spectacular prehistoric monument in the Channel Islands. The 40-foot mound, which is topped by a medieval chapel, houses a Neolithic passage grave built around 3,000 BC. There is an introductory film, a film showing the building of the reproduction Long House, an archeology museum and a display of artifacts from the world's largest Celtic coin discovery made in 2012 as well as a German Command Centre, now a memorial to the Island's forced workers during World War II.

The coach will return to St Helier via Gorey, home to the stunning Mont Orgueil Castle. You can choose to alight in Gorey to explore the village, harbour and castle and catch the 1 or 1A bus back to St Helier or return to St Helier on the coach.

The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

La Hougue Bie -  return via Gorey

La Hougue Bie - return via Gorey (2)

Key Visits

  • La Hougue Bie - return via Gorey

Day 4 - Group A - Noirmont Point Command Bunker, Channel Islands Military Museum & Moltke Battery ; Group B - Day at leisure

Group B – Day at Leisure.

Group A - Departing from the hotel at approximately 09.30hrs, will travel by coach and guided by Ian Ronayne, spend the day visiting a number of World War II locations, some not normally open to the general public. We head out to the coast for a guided tour of the Noirmont Point Command Bunker, see the German fortifications at Corbiere, the Channel Islands Military Museum and Moltke Battery at Les Landes.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Corbiere

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Key Visits

  • Channel Islands Military Museum
  • Corbiere
  • Moltke Battery at Les Landes
  • Noirmont Point Command Bunker

Day 5 - Battle of Britain Air Display

There will be a talk in the hotel at 1015 this morning before the 1130 departure to West Park for the Battle of Britain Air Display.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Battle of Britain Display

Battle of Britain Display (2)

Key Visits

  • Battle of Britain Display

Day 6 - Group B - Noirmont Point Command Bunker, Channel Islands Military Museum & Moltke Battery ; Group A - Day at leisure

Group A: Day at Leisure.

Group B - Departing from the hotel at approximately 09.30hrs, will travel by coach and guided by Ian Ronayne, spend the day visiting a number of World War II locations, some not normally open to the general public. We head out to the coast for a guided tour of the Noirmont Point Command Bunker, see the German fortifications at Corbiere, the Channel Islands Military Museum and Moltke Battery at Les Landes.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Corbiere

(1)

Key Visits

  • Channel Islands Military Museum
  • Corbiere
  • Moltke Battery at Les Landes
  • Noirmont Point Command Bunker

Day 7 - At leisure

Free day for relaxation

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note the order of the itinerary may be subject to change. <p>On behalf of Leger Holidays, local coach service Tantivy Coaches will operate a free transfer service to and from the airport on the first and last day of the holiday. Please note that this service operates on a group basis.



 

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for seven nights at the 3-star Mayfair Hotel.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Your Flights

Flights - Flights to/from Jersey are available from the following airports: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Please call for more details. This tour is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.
 

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