World War II Occupation Small Group Tour
During the 2nd World War Germany occupied The Channel Islands, this was the only part of the British Isles under German control. We tour round the beautiful coastlines showing the well-preserved fortifications built by German soldiers, and museums recreate those dark days with gripping exhibits.
Winston Churchill was reluctant to lose control of the Crown’s oldest possession however the islands offered no strategic benefit to Britain. As a result, 25% of the island, including thousands of school children, were evacuated to the UK.
This tour offers you amazing views and full history of how Guernsey played their part in the second world war.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
German Occupation Museum, Les Houards, Forest GY8 0BG
The museum provides great insight into everyday life during the occupation, complete with a recreation of an occupation-era street. It is also home to a number of Second World War vehicles and fortifications. The entrance into the WW2 museum is optional - and if you wish to go in you pay locally the entrance fee of £6.
Duration: 30 minutesPass By:
Pleinmont Observation Tower, Pleinmont Headland, Torteval
Enjoy stunning views from this southwest coast of Guernsey, here you can view Hanois lighthouse and Lihou Island, also Jersey and the French coast on a clear day.
We will take you to the WW2 German Naval observation tower, please note we can only enter on Wednesdays and Sundays between March to October 2-5pm. Otherwise we will show you the tower from the outside as we drive past and explain the amazing history.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 4 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We meet in St Peters Port where the cruise ship drop off their tender ships. If you are staying in St Peters Port and have 4 or more people in your group we can meet at your hotel.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.