Guernsey - Unexpected Guests in Guernsey

Unexpected Guests in Guernsey

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(77 reviews)
Candie Gardens, Guernsey, Guernsey
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

A stroll through what was once the private gardens of a wealthy Guernsey merchant and is now a beautiful public park overlooking St Peter Port. Hear about Queen Victoria' surprise visit, find out why Victor Hugo was here, and see where your guide enjoyed watching the Beatles at the beginning of their amazing careers. The finale will be a climb up 99 spiral steps to the top of Victoria Tower. Enjoy the amazing views!


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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


See a tour in action


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

LaMecca R.

03 May 2021

This was my first trip with Gill. She's really nice and the tour was full of lovely views and new information for me! She was responsive to the chat and I appreciate her climbing 99 steps to show us an amazing view overlooking the town

Myra (Canada) S.

30 April 2021

Loved this tour. Beautiful views and great stories. Gill is a natural for this work!

Jane F.

30 April 2021

Always a good tour with Gill. This one especially as I lived opposite the gardens and spotted the house on the tour! Lots of interesting history from Gill, very relaxing tours with her.

Nima S.

30 April 2021

Excellence

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

29 April 2021

Lovely Tour


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