- Discovering Sark
- Merton Hotel, Jersey
- La Mare Wine Estate
A Channel Island Sojourn
- No fly
- Half board
From the 'floral' isle of Jersey to charming Guernsey
Discover a unique combination of British and French traditions on this lively escorted tour of the Channel Islands, which includes opportunities to visit idyllic Sark and tour Guernsey's highlights.
All breakfasts and dinners
- Return ferry journey and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage in all hotels
Excursions and visits
- La Mare Wine Estate (half day)
- Jersey Island tour (full day)
- Tour Guernsey (full day)
Day 1 UK to Jersey
Travel to Jersey where you spend four nights at the 3-star resort-style Merton Hotel (3Q) in St Helier.
Day 2 La Mare Wine Estates
After a morning at leisure, enjoy an included visit to La Mare Wine Estate in St Mary to sample local food and drink and enjoy stunning scenery. The working estate offers tours and tastings of hand made wines, spirits, preserves and more, made on site from traditional and modern local recipes. B, D
Day 3 Jersey Island tour
Take a full day panoramic island tour visiting the bays of St Aubins, St Brelade, Grève de Lec and St Ouens, plus see Corbiere Lighthouse, and Gorey Harbour. B, D
Day 4 St Helier
You may like to explore independently today. The Howard Davis Park is adjacent to the hotel, while the beach and centre of St Helier are just 550 yards away. Alternatively, join an optional excursion taking in the coastal highlights of the island. B, D
Day 5 Jersey to Guernsey
Take the ferry to Guernsey (one hour) where you will stay for three nights at the 3-star Cobo Bay Hotel (3Q), a former country mansion on the outskirts of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port. B, D
Day 6 Guernsey
Join an included full day tour around the island. Your trip takes in Little Chapel, the headland of Pleinmont Point, the West Coast and the bay of L'Ancresse.
This afternoon you can enjoy the facilities at your hotel or perhaps venture into St Peter Port. B, D
Day 7 Guernsey
Today you can choose to enjoy an optional trip to Sark, or simply spend time at leisure. B, D
Day 8 Guernsey to UK
Return to the UK. B
Jersey island coastal tour
Take a full day panoramic island tour visiting the bays of St Aubins, St Brelade, Grève de Lec and St Ouens, plus see Corbiere Lighthouse, and Gorey Harbour.
Optional on 7 nights itinerary
A tractor-drawn trailer will take you up the steep incline of Harbour Hill, from where you can discover the natural beauty of this tranquil traffic-free island for yourself. Explore on foot, or you may like to hire a horse and cart (at your own expense).
Optional on 7 nights itinerary
The Merton Hotel (3Q)
Look forward to a stay in St Saviour on the outskirts of St Helier. The 3-star resort-style hotel is adjacent to the Howard Davis Park, just 550 yards from the centre of St Helier. The road slopes downhill towards the town and a public bus runs to Gorey or St Helier from a bus stop 160 yards away.
Facilities at the hotel include two restaurants – the main buffet-style Belvedere, and the Italian-style Bonetti's (extra charge); poolside cafe bar; terrace; gym; tennis court (extra charge); large ‘Aquadome’ leisure pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, and steam room. There is free car parking, subject to availability. Each of the hotel’s 286 bedrooms feature a television, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board. There are steps throughout and some rooms cannot be accessed by lift.
The Merton Hotel
Jersey JE4 9PG
Tel: 01534 724231
Your holiday includes travel by Condor Fast Ferry from Poole. Or you may have chosen to fly, in which case your flight information can be found on your final confirmation invoice. Whether you are travelling by air or sea you will be required to provide photographic ID before you are allowed to board.
If you are travelling by sea
Please check your final travel documents when you receive them to confirm your time of departure. If you have any queries, please contact us.
If you are travelling out from one port and back into another
In the event that your ferry departs from one port and returns to another, if you are travelling by your own private car and parking at the port of departure, Saga can arrange transfers back to the original port for an additional charge.
If you have booked a coach through Saga the transfer will be arranged automatically on a complimentary basis. If you have booked rail travel with Saga, you will not need to transfer back to the original port as your ticket will be valid from the town of arrival.
If you require the transfer, please call our Customer Services department on 0800 504 505 at least 14 days before you travel, and re-confirm to our representative during your welcome meeting at the hotel. Please note you cannot book this transfer in resort and you may be sharing the vehicle with other Saga customers.
Please note, you can carry up to 25kg of personal luggage free of charge. It is recommended that you arrive at the port one hour before the advertised sailing time, and in no circumstances later than 40 minutes before sailing. Please keep your travel documents to hand, as you may need to quote your Saga booking reference, which will enable the Condor staff to locate your name under the block booking held for Saga customers.
Your main luggage will be checked-in and labelled, just like an airport check-in, and you'll be given a boarding card showing your seat number. Your hand luggage is your own responsibility at all times. After checking in, you will be called forward to board the ferry about 30 minutes before sailing.
Foot passengers departing from Poole
A taxi between Poole station and the ferry terminal costs approximately £5-£6 (this can be more if the bridge is letting a boat through).
If you are leaving your car at Poole port
The car park is situated directly opposite the passenger terminal building in New Harbour Road South and is run by Poole Harbour Commission. You will need to collect a ticket on entry and pay on return. There are two machines located by the pedestrian gate. After inserting the ticket in the machine it will calculate and display the cost needed. You can pay by cash or credit card, the ticket will then be validated to allow exit. Space can no longer be reserved in advance. Car parking is charged at £7.00 per 24hrs.
If you are taking your car on the ferry
You must check in at the port at least 60 minutes before the advertised departure time. Upon arrival at the port area, Condor's channels for car check-in are clearly marked. A member of the Condor staff will attach a label to your car windscreen denoting your destination. Please give the reference provided to you by Saga when requested and you'll receive a boarding card showing your seat number. You'll then be directed to a designated lane number where you wait until asked to board. If you change your car and the registration number changes then you need to make us aware of the changes before you travel.
Please note: Your holiday price includes foot passenger travel only. If you wish to bring your car please contact our Customer Service Department who will advise you of the additional cost.
During the ferry crossing
Any necessary information will be relayed via the ship’s public address system. Hot meals and drinks can be purchased from the self-service café on board. There is also a duty-free shop and one selling newspapers and travel items: these do not open until after the ship has set sail.
Once you arrive
Foot passengers arriving in Jersey
Please disembark when requested and walk to the terminal building via the covered walkway. In the Arrivals Hall, collect your luggage and continue to the arrivals area for your transfer to the hotel.
Arriving in Jersey with your car
Jersey is normally the second port of call, and cars for Jersey are usually loaded first and driven off last. You'll be asked to rejoin your vehicle before docking and you must keep your Condor ticket, which will be collected at the top of the ramp. You exit through Customs and the dock area into the town.
At the end of the harbour road you'll come to a roundabout. Take the third exit, signed for The Tunnel and East. Follow the road straight on through the tunnel and you'll come to a roundabout directly at the top. Carry on over this roundabout along ‘La Route Du Fort’ (A17).