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St Peter Port

Our luxury MSC cruise liners call at St Peter Port during our Northern European and Nordic itineraries, introducing travellers to one of the lesser-known destinations in the British Isles.

Cruise the Channel Islands with MSC Cruises – enjoy Glorious Guernsey

St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands located off the coast of Normandy. Although closer to France than to England, Guernsey is still loyal to the British crown; administratively independent, it has its own currency and stamps.

With a warmer climate than Britain, Guernsians enjoy life ‘al fresco’, and St Peter Port pays testament to this with its bustling collection of waterside cafes and bars, and accessible, pretty beaches. Our luxury MSC cruise liners call at Guernsey during our Northern European and Nordic itineraries, introducing travellers to one of the lesser-known destinations in the British Isles.

Your MSC cruise ship will dock just outside St Peter Port; we then recommend that you join one of our excursion packages to take advantage of the best deals on local sights and attractions. With its architectural mix of Georgian and Regency buildings, St Peter Port is hailed as ‘the Channel Islands’ most beautiful town’ and there is much to see and do while on vacation here. With its ‘low duty’ (no VAT) status, you can indulge in some holiday shopping; perhaps traditional Guernsey jumpers for the whole family, or a treat from the Guernsey Pearl workshop; with its displays of thousands of pearls, gems can be strung or set for you. More jewels are found at the Guernsey Diamond Museum, which shows these stones from their origins to their settings. The Channel Islands are famed for flower production and a visit to the Orchid Fields is a treat in early summer, while children will enjoy the ancient royal fortress of Castle Cornet or the local aquarium.

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 SPP01 - SCENIC DRIVE AND “THE LITTLE CHAPEL” (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  This panoramic tour of Guernsey’s wild and rocky coastline also includes a visit to the Little Chapel, which is possibly the world’s smallest church. From Saint Peter Port, you head north past the harbour at Saint Sampson and on to L’Ancresse Bay. The parish of Vale, which used to be a separate island, affords fine views of some of the coastal fortifications built during WWII. A short drive inland takes you to the19th-century brick kilns at the Oatlands site for afternoon tea. Then it’s on to the cliffs at Pleinmont Point and the broad sandy expanses of Vazon Bay and Rocquaine Bay, the latter of which is also home to Fort Grey and its Martello tower. A scenic drive inland then takes you to the Little Chapel for a short photo stop. Built in 1914 as a miniature version of the grotto at Lourdes, this tiny church is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful shards of broken china. Your tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : the bus driver will be your guide; information available only in English. Being a tender port, this tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $64.00 Adults $45.00 Children

   


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 SPP02 - HISTORIC OCCUPATION TOUR (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during WWII, as a result of which many towers and bunkers were built using forced labour as part of Hitler’s ”Atlantic Wall” defences against Allied attack. This tour visits some of the places most associated with the occupation, including coastal fortifications and the Occupation Museum. After leaving Saint Peter Port, a scenic drive will take you to the parish of Forest and the German Occupation Museum with a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the five years of enemy occupation. The tour continues along Guernsey’s coastline, which is dotted with remnants of the occupation such as watchtowers and gun bunkers. Stops will be made at the Hommet Gun Casement Bunker – part of a complex of reinforced concrete fortifications – and the fully restored Pleinmont Point Observation Tower. You will then head back to your vessel at Saint Peter Port. Please note : the bus driver will be your guide; information available only in English. Being a tender port, this tour is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per person $68.00 Adults $48.00 Children

   


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 SPP03 - TOWN MUSEUM AND GARDEN WALK  (approx. 2.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  Cultural  Stretch your legs and discover the rich history of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital, and the Guernsey Museum. Saint Peter Port, with its cobbled high street, narrow alleys, Regency buildings and French influences, was founded during the Roman era and grew to become the Channel Islands’ premier port. The harbour provides views of Castle Cornet, which was built on an island in the 13th century and can now be reached via a causeway. It started out as a fortification against the French when Guernsey sided with England after the loss of Normandy. The next stop is the Victorian Candie Gardens and the statue dedicated to Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey during his most productive period from 1856 to 1870. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : guides available only in English. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $46.00 Adults $32.00 Children

   


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 SPP04 - CASTLE CORNET AND TOWN WALK (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Cultural  Explore the historical centre of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey’s capital, and the harbour fortress, Castle Cornet, on foot. Saint Peter Port, with its cobbled high street, narrow alleys, Regency buildings and French influences, was founded during the Roman era and grew to become the Channel Islands’ premier port. The harbour provides views of Castle Cornet, which was built on an island in the 13th century and can now be reached via a causeway. It started out as a fortification against the French when Guernsey sided with England after the loss of Normandy. Today, the Castle contains a numbers of interesting museums that you will have time to visit at the end of the tour. The next stop is the Victorian Candie Gardens and the statue dedicated to Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey during his most productive period from 1856 to 1870. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note : guides available only in English. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $55.00 Adults $39.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.