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Byway launches new flight-free trip to the Islands of Guernsey

flight-free trip to the Islands of Guernsey

From  31 March 2024, UK travellers can visit the Islands of Guernsey with a brand-new package from slow travel expert Byway – without setting foot on an airplane. This new seven-day package to Guernsey will depart year-round each Sunday from 31 March 2024, and will comprise of train travel to and from Poole, followed by ferry travel to St Peter Port, Guernsey’s historic capital, where visitors will spend five days exploring Guernsey at their own pace. The Islands of Guernsey, home to spectacular coastal scenery, fascinating history and quirky local traditions, will now be even more accessible to visitors conscious of their environmental impact and seeking alternative methods of travel.

flight-free trip to the Islands of Guernsey

Byway’s seven-day trip to Guernsey will begin by taking the train from London to the charming Dorset town of Poole, where guests can spend a night discovering its rich maritime history. Visitors will then take the ferry across to St Peter Port, where they will have four days at leisure to explore Guernsey and its Islands. Travellers are recommended to island-hop to Sark, Herm, and Alderney, discovering each island’s unique character: the dark skies of car-free Sark, the puffins and watersports of remote Herm, and the vibrant local festivals of tiny Alderney. Other highlights include making a splash with a spot of wild swimming, a popular local pastime, taking a stroll through the Islands’ dramatic landscapes, indulging in freshly-caught seafood or discovering the extraordinary history at the Bailiwick’s many museums, historical sites and World War II bunkers.

flight-free trip to the Islands of Guernsey

Byway creates holiday packages which avoid traditional trails and allow guests to travel the scenic route to their destination. With a focus on slow travel, Byway prioritises low-carbon transport – such as trains, ferries and buses – as well as local businesses and accommodation, to create a customisable trip that is fairer for people and planet. Noticing an increased interest in island-hopping holidays and trips closer to home, Byway created their first ever Guernsey package, which will encourage travellers to escape to the British Isles this summer.

Byway’s new seven-day Guernsey trip is priced from £680 per person, including train and ferry transportation, accommodation, a journey guide with tickets, disruption replanning and WhatsApp support. Visit trip.byway.travel/ for more information or to book.

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