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

8 days from £989pp

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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(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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels (3)

Key Visits

  • Jersey War Tunnels
  • St. Brelade’s Bay

Day 3 - Liberation Day (May departures)

Join the commemorations that take place today as Jersey celebrates 75 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 3 - Battle of Britain Day (September departures)

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

Battle of Britain Display

Battle of Britain Display (2)

Key Visits

  • Battle of Britain Display

Day 4 - Corbieres & Channel Island Military Museum

Guided by Ian Ronayne, we spend the day visiting a number of WW2 locations, some not usually 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 (2)

Key Visits

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

Day 5 - Free Time

Free for you to relax and do as you please.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

St. Helier

St. Helier (2)

Key Visits

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

Day 7

Free day to relax.

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.


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

Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

About the hotel

The 3-star Hotel Mayfair on the beautiful island of Jersey is located only a 10-minute stroll from the main shopping street of Jersey’s delightful capital, St. Helier.

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

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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