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Guernsey - Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation and Potato Peel Pie.

Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation and Potato Peel Pie.

(368 reviews)
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Guernsey
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join your guide for a walk along the seafront in St Peter Port, starting from the Liberation Monument celebrating 50 years of freedom. See where half the population were evacuated from, hear about the monuments to remember the fallen and see where the liberating forces landed after 5 long years of occupation. Hear your guides' personal family accounts of these times. Walk through the fascinating cobbled streets, steps and alleyways and soak up the history. Walk past the medieval harbour and see where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert arrived on a surprise visit. Find out more about these special islands, with their own Parliament and not part of the UK, originally French but now British, a lovely combination of both French and British heritage.


Meet your local guide

Gill

Gill was born in Guernsey and has lived here for most of her life, working in the hospitality industry and for the last 20 years as a tour guide. She is passionate about her island and loves talking to people about the fascinating history. She has family who were there throughout the occupation in the Second World War and some who were evacuated so has many family anecdotes to pass on. She was also the tour guide who helped the film crew research the very successful film of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book, a film about the occupation.

Gill has been guiding since May 2000


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Guernsey with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Guernsey. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Ruth O.

01 April 2021

Great guide. Found your very interesting.

Alice C.

30 March 2021

Gill was very knowledgeable and was willing to remain online after the tour to answer questions.

Fran A.

30 March 2021

this was a delightful trip to learn about the social aspects of life during wartime in the Channel Islands. Sadly the connectivity went (definitely not Gill's fault - problems with the elements) but I came away wanting to know more about the film, the book, the stories and a desire to return to the Channel Islands to visit Guernsey (and the nearby islands). Thanks Gill.

Elizabeth G.

30 March 2021

Gill has taken over from Mary Berry in this household..love her tours.thank you

Lynda M.

29 March 2021

This was one of the best trips I've taken. Gill was excellent - I never knew the history of Guernsey and it was fascinating. I loved it and have downloaded the book and will be watching the movie next week. Thank you so much Gill, thanks to you this island is definitely on my bucket list.


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