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On a cruise to St. Peter Port, you’re sure to be enchanted by the sight of one of the most picturesque harbor towns in all of Europe. Once ashore, Guernsey shore excursions are guaranteed to enhance your experience here.
You can explore Guernsey and some of the smaller Channel Islands nearby on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or boat. St. Peter Port shore excursions showcase not only the island’s lush green rolling hills, granite cliffs, and beautiful beaches, but also its unique cultural charm born of a melding of French and English societies. Passengers on a European cruise will enjoy St. Peter Port’s distinct literary heritage, from classic tales of Victor Hugo to the popular novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,” which detailed life on the island during World War II.
On Guernsey shore excursions through St. Peter Port, you’ll see a bustling waterfront area with a history that dates back to Roman times. Walk the cobblestone streets on the way to Cornet Castle, a fortress that guarded the harbor for 800 years. Enjoy spectacular views of sister islands from the lookouts, visit one or more of the historic gardens within the castle walls, and learn more about the island’s military history as you tour the castle’s five museums.
See the island like a native on guided Guernsey shore excursions that have you bicycling through the town of St. Peter Port, then along the coast with its spectacular views of the beautiful blue waters of the English Channel, and down quiet country lanes bordered by green fields and rolling hills. Pass by Hauteville House, Victor Hugo’s home when in exile from France
For another kind of cycling adventure, hop a ferry to Sark, the smallest of the Channel Islands, for a self-guided pedaling adventure. Explore the island’s cliffs and coastline, stop to see La Seigneurie Gardens, and wander through the shops, cafes, and pubs of the main street.
For a more leisurely excursion, tour Sark by horse-drawn carriage. See the spectacular view from La Coupee, the causeway that joins Sark and Little Sark, with its stunning, steep drops on either side. It’s often referred to as one of the most beautiful sights in all of Europe.
Glimpse dairy farming on a one-of-a-kind, small group tour of Meadow Court Farm, the supplier of over 10% of the island’s milk, courtesy of 130 cows of the renowned Guernsey herd. Walk the farmland, its stables, milking parlor, and dairy with the farm’s owner. Sample cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses as you learn about the art and science of dairy farming and cheese making.