Close to France, and surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf Stream, the picturesque island of Jersey is a favourite with many holidaymakers. Although it has managed to remain resolutely British, it still has a subtle hint of the continental. It’s one of the warmest places in all of Britain, and has an abundance of attractions, making it the perfect place for a relaxing break.
Newmarket Holidays offers budget-friendly trips to Jersey throughout the year. These tours are based in St Helier, the island’s bustling capital, where you’ll find a whole host of restaurants, bars and cafes. There are also plenty of fantastic shops, and due to the island’s tax-free status you can indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy without breaking the bank. Nature lovers will adore the scenic walks around Jersey’s coastline, while families will thoroughly enjoy the visits to the Hamptonne Country Life Museum and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (fondly known as the ‘Jersey Zoo’).
There are two optional excursions to choose from, the first of which is an island tour that explores the coastline and the main sights of the local area including the La Corbiere lighthouse and St Aubin’s Bay, as well as the stunning Mont Orgueil. The second excursion will bring you to the fascinating Jersey War Tunnels, which essentially form an underground city. These were built during the Second World War for the German occupiers.
A tour manager, carefully chosen by Newmarket Holidays, will be available during your time on the island to help you make the most out of your time here. They will greet you when you arrive, and answer any questions you might have. In regards to your accommodation, you have a choice between two hotels. Norfolk Lodge is a comfortable, modern hotel, located just ten minutes away from the town centre. It has a spacious lounge and bar area, a restaurant, a sun terrace and an indoor swimming pool. Each of the bedrooms includes a private bathroom, a television, and facilities for tea and coffee making. The second option is the Royal Hotel. This is located just a short walk away from St Helier’s main shopping areas, and its restaurant is one of the best on the island, having held an AA Rosette for the last five years (this rosette is awarded to restaurants which are considered to be of a very high quality).