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Shore excursions in Jersey

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Coast and Countryside Panorama

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy the diverse and spectacular scenery on a leisurely drive around the picturesque island of Jersey.

Embark on a drive along the pretty coastal road and as you pass the picturesque harbour at La Rocque Point, you’ll glimpse one of the many 18th century stone defending towers still on the island. Continue around the Bay of Grouville to the picture postcard harbour of Gorey.

Gorey is watched over by the mighty Mont Orgueil Castle and you will have time here to stroll the harbour area, do a little shopping or perhaps enjoy a coffee. Alternatively take the steep walk up to the entrance to the Castle for spectacular panoramic views over the harbour and surrounding area.

Rejoining your coach, you’ll travel along the northern coastline to the west of the island, which is characterised by majestic cliffs, exposed bays, sandy beaches, rocky coves and superb views out to sea. A stop will be made at Jersey Pearl, the UK’s largest pearl showroom, to offer you the opportunity to browse the many different pearls on display or relax over refreshments in the adjoining tearoom.

The panoramic drive south back to the pier continues along St Ouen’s Bay, the largest sandy beach on the island before passing through the delightful areas of Corbiere, the lovely bay of St Brelade’s Bay and Noirmont Point, an area bristling with gun emplacements and bunkers remaining from the German occupation of World War 2.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. There is 30 minutes free time at Gorey and the Jersey Pearl. Refreshments are at passengers’ own expense.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3¾ hours

Discover a range of rare animals as you explore the beautiful parklands of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working globally towards the mission of saving endangered animals species from extinction. Committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of the life on earth, Durrell has developed a worldwide reputation for its pioneering conservation techniques. br />
Gerald Durrell’s vision was that zoos should not only be entertaining but should be centres for research, education and animal conservation. The animals play a number of key roles in conservation ranging from being part of dedicated breeding programmes to acting as ambassadors for the biodiversity of their home countries. br />
This is your chance to visit the highly acclaimed Wildlife Park which is set in 32 acres of magnificent parkland and gardens featuring an orchard, lavender walk, lakes, organic farm all surrounding the 16th century Manor House. br />
A park guide will take you on a private tour around the main highlights of the Park and answer any questions you may have or, if you prefer, you can explore independently. This is a Park where you will not feel as if you are intruding into the animals lives. They live in a large, spacious and excellently maintained environment close to their natural habitat to actively encourage rare animals and bird species to exist and breed. Among the residents you’ll see orang-utans, gorillas, Andean Bears, Chilean Flamingos and Blue Iguanas.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are gravel and grass pathways at the Wildlife Park with some uneven terrain in places. Approximately 2½ hours is spent in the Park. There is an organic farm and a souvenir shop on site. Scooters are available to hire at the Park.

The German Occupation of Jersey

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Discover the history surrounding the Jersey War Tunnels and experience one of the most difficult periods in the island’s history.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles that were occupied by the Germans during World War 2. This is your chance to visit the defence shoreline batteries and the mighty Jersey War Tunnels, which offer a fascinating insight into the German war machine and its obsession with underground tunnels. br />
Heading out along the south coast, you’ll pass the pretty fishing village of St Aubins en route to Noirmont Point. Here, you will be able to view the command bunker and a number of gun emplacements, all very strategically located. Continuing on to the centre of the island you will arrive at the Jersey War Tunnels. Dug deep into the hillside within St Peter’s Valley, the tunnels were created as barracks and ammunition store for the occupying forces. Today they tell the story of the Occupation, looking at how all sides coped under such extreme conditions and examining the daily dilemmas that were faced by island residents and the authorities. br />
You’ll have the opportunity to visit this vast labyrinth of tunnels, which houses an award winning exhibition, unfinished tunnels and many remaining artefacts, including the boiler room, operating theatre, telephone exchange and the general stores. br />
Outside the tunnels, there will be around 30 minutes to take a quiet moment in the Garden of Reflection or visit the Information Centre.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. In some parts of the tunnels the lighting is low so please exercise caution. There is a small uphill walk to the Information Centre and toilets.

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