Jersey, 48 square miles of beautiful island, set in the bay of St Michael just fourteen miles from the French coast. A unique combination of continental atmosphere without the worry of language problems. A blend of secluded coves, small fishing harbours, beautiful beaches and towering cliffs, Jersey has a host of attractions for your enjoyment with the bonus of excellent weather.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • Return Condor Ferries crossings

  • Coach transfers to/from ferry port

  • Meet & Greet service in St Helier port

  • 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Battle of the Flowers - Tiered Stand Seating

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Please note: There is no porterage service available on or off the ferry.

Battle of Flowers

The origins of the Battle lie in 1902, during the coronation of Kind Edward Vll and Queen Alexandra. Islanders decided to hold a parade in their honour, with horse-drawn floats covered in flowers taking to the waterfront streets of Jersey. There was a tradition of picking flowers from the floats and throwing them to the audience; this quickly developed into flowers being thrown back, and the 'Battle of the Flowers' was born.

The festival took a break during the Second World War and German occupation but was revived during the 1950s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today the Battle of Flowers is a community event that involves the whole island and attracts many visitors’ year after year. Floats of all sizes compete for a variety of prizes and honours, with the large float class winner being awarded the Prix d’Honneur.



 

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Once collected from your home, we will catch the Condor fast ferry service to Jersey. On arrival in Jersey you will be met by a local representative who will see you to your coach for your transfer to the hotel.

Day 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

During your stay, excursions such as a full-day island can be booked directly with the hotel. Other visits can be arranged by coach, car hire, bike or even on foot. St Helier itself has a fine shopping centre with reduced Duty Free or even NO VAT! Fort Regent and the Elizabethan Castle dominate the town's sea views, and time can be spent around various parks and gardens. Around the island there are numerous beaches, villages and coves to explore, plus Mont Orgueil Castle with stunning views of France. Visits by sea or air to other Channel Islands and mainland France can also be arranged (passports required).

Day 5

Battle of the Flowers
We take our seats in Tiered Stand Seating and enjoy one of Jersey's most popular events, the Battle of Flowers is an opportunity for Jersey to show off its very best floats, performers and dancers. With a large number of locals taking part and many visitors coming to Jersey for 'The Battle' year after year, Battle weekend is a treat for all.

Day 8

You will be collected from the hotel and taken to the port for your catamaran journey back to meet our coach for the return journey to the local area for your taxi home.

Please note: There is no Porterage service available on or off the ferry.

Other Information

Hotel

3* The Mayfair Hotel

This attractive, modern hotel is just a short walk from the shops, beach and town centre. Facilities include a coffee shop, cocktail bar, lounge bar, summer entertainment programme and an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and steam room. All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with a telephone and tea/coffee making facilities and there is also a lift to most floors.

Jersey is officially the warmest place in the British Isles, and with some of the cleanest beaches and clearest waters in the world. Jersey hides many secrets for all to explore as well as many activities for all the family to enjoy.

• En-suite Bathroom • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities • Flat Screen TV • Hairdryer • Central Heating • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi • Lounge Bar • Coffee Shop • Dining Room • Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi and Steam Room • Gymnasium • Sun Terrace •

The sights:

St Helier - the streets of St Helier, Jersey's capital, hold a host of hidden delights. It has sophisticated shops, varied nightlife and a mouth-watering selection of restaurants, whilst the pace of life is leisurely and guaranteed to put you in holiday mode.

The Central Market, St Helier - as you might expect on an island renowned for some of its food exports (Jersey Royals and tomatoes to name but two), the Central Market in Halkett Place is a bustling commercial area in St Helier. The market itself is housed in a stunning Victorian building that dates back to 1803. Noted for its fine architecture as well as the colourful displays of famed Jersey produce. A great place to buy flowers and Jersey Lily bulbs!

Waterfront complex - a more recent addition to St Helier's attractions is the Waterfront complex, which is a great place for all the family. Comprising a marina, multiscreen cinema, swimming pool with slides and a fun pool, a nightclub and a range of eateries, this is the new place to be in town.

Jersey Museum - located by the Weighbridge behind the bus station, the Jersey Museum's "Story of Jersey" exhibition is an ideal introduction to the island.

Elizabeth Castle - the turrets and towers of Elizabeth Castle, named after Queen Elizabeth I by Sir Walter Raleigh, are marooned on a rock a mile out to sea at high tide when they can be reached by "duck boat", but at low tide, they can be reached on foot via a causeway.

Fort Regent - originally built as a safe haven for the citizens of St Helier, Fort Regent is now dedicated to fun comprising a superb sport and leisure facility with a swimming pool, squash and badminton courts, refreshment outlets and housing various travelling exhibitions and audio-visual shows about its history. The views over St Aubin's and St Clement's Bay alone make a visit worthwhile.

Jersey Zoo - owned by the Durrell Worldlife Conservation Trust and internationally known for its work in saving and breeding endangered species, Jersey Zoo is well worth a visit.

Jersey War Tunnels - The Jersey War Tunnels are Jersey's most evocative museum of the five years of German occupation during World War II. Originally intended for use as an artillery barracks it was converted to a hospital in 1944.

The Living Legend - A purpose-built attraction that very cleverly tells the story of the island of Jersey via an effective audio-visual presentation. An Adventure Golf Course, Craft and Shopping Village, Go-Karting track and an excellent restaurant make this a fun day out for all the family.

Mont Orgueil Castle - Towering over the picturesque harbour of Gorey is Mont Orgueil, where 13th Century islanders watched anxiously for invaders. It served as a German command and observation post during World War II. The recent renovation, which opened up a labyrinth of stairways and passageways previously closed to the public, makes the castle well worth a visit.

Jersey Potteries - A lovely place to while away an afternoon watching pottery demonstrations (or even trying it out yourself), browsing around the shop and glorious gardens or sampling a Jersey cream tea in the restaurant.

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