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


8 days from £819pp

About the tour: Jersey – Occupation and 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.

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Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 7 evening meals
  • Specialist Occupation Guide
  • Return scheduled flights to Jersey & hotel transfers in Jersey
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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Tour Itinerary

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 and St. Brelades Bay

We visit the Jersey War Tunnels – an enormous tunnel complex 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. We have an included lunch stop at the St. Brelades Bay Hotel, a home to German Soldiers during the occupation. Continue this afternoon with a tour of St Brelades Bay with Jersey’s foremost military historian and acclaimed writer, Ian Ronayne.

Included meals: English Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels (2)

Key Visits

  • Jersey War Tunnels
  • St. Brelade’s Bay

Day 3 - Free Time

Free for you to relax and do as you please.

Included meals: English Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Corbieres & Channel Island Military Museum

Guided by Ian Ronayne, we spend the day visiting a number of WW2 locations, some not normally opened 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

Corbiere (1)

Key Visits

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

Day 5 - Liberation Day (May 5th 2018 departure)

Join the commemorations that take place today as Jersey celebrates 72 years since it was liberated from German occupation. Full details of the activities taking place will be updated on our website.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Key Visits

  • Liberation Day Commemorations

Day 5 - Battle of Britain Day (September 11th 2017 & September 9th 2018 departures)

We head to the People’s Park in St. Helier where there will be a static display of helicopters. This afternoon, enjoy the spectacular Battle of Britain Air Display which takes place over St. Aubin’s Bay with the dramatic backdrop of Elizabeth Castle.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Key Visits

  • Battle of Britain Air Display

Day 6 - Occupation Walk

A morning guided ‘Occupation Walk’ around St. Helier, taking in all the many historic sites, memorials and monuments. We end at the awardwinning Maritime Museum in St. Helier and the Occupation Tapestry Gallery where a guide will be on hand to talk about life during the Occupation. Free afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Key Visits

  • St Helier Occupation Walk
  • Maritime Museum
  • Occupation Tapestry Gallery

Day 7

Free day to relax.

Included meals: English Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.K.

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note the order of the itinerary may be subject to change.



 

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. Located only a 10-minute stroll from the main shopping streets of Jersey’s delightful capital, this friendly hotel offers a variety of facilities including dining room, coffee shop, lounge and indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and steam room. There is also an outdoor sun terrace with sun beds, tables and chairs with parasols, a games room and gym. The Mayfair also has three lifts and ground level access to the reception.


Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair
Mayfair

About the hotel

You will stay for four or seven nights at the 3-star Hotel Mayfair on the beautiful island of Jersey, located only a 10-minute stroll from the main shopping street of Jersey’s delightful capital, St. Helier. The friendly Hotel Mayfair offers three dining rooms, a coffee shop, lounge, lift and indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and steam room. There is also an outdoor sun terrace, games room and gym. The Mayfair also has three lifts, ground level access to the reception and complimentary wi-fi throughout all areas.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

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, Doncaster, 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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