You may have heard that Guernsey used to have a major growing industry? We we're pretty big on our apples & one local family is still making delicious artisan cider - how would you like to tour their orchards? - 2.5 hour duration.
This tour departs from St Peter Port's Albert Pier (where your tender will drop you ashore, if arriving by cruise ship), hotel pick up is available from several hotels (information on hotel pick up is available at the bottom of the page).
From St Peter Port we will make our way towards Rocquettes Cider Farm, travelling along tight windy lanes you'll quickly understand why we picked you up in our Land Rover, busses & coaches simply won't fit round here!
On arrival at the orchards we will be greeted by one of the senior staff of the cider farm who will then take you on a short, leisurely walk in the orchard. It has always been the family's dream to produce a quality, local cider in beautiful surroundings and I'm sure you'll quickly agree that they have succeeded!
In the bottom of the valley is the families beautiful carp pond, we can take a few minutes to feed the fish and absorb the peaceful surroundings before heading into the barn for a short sampling session and the opportunity to purchase some of the lovely items produced on the site.
Highlights could include:
- The Bottling Room
- The Copper Still
- Local Cheeses
- The Little Chapel
- Ruette Tranquille
- Guernsey Cow
- West Coast Drive
- Coastal Fortifications
- Hedge Veg
- Parish Churches
A great way to learn about some of Guernsey's finest heritage and, as with all our tours, the maximum group size is 11 so book early to avoid disappointment.
To book - simply enter your dates into the calendar and the availability will show, upon booking your tickets will be emailed straight to you - it's as simple as that!
If you require hotel pick up then this can be offered from the following hotels:
- Bella Luce Hotel, St Martins
- Old Government House, St Peter Port
- Duke of Richmond, St Peter Port
- La Colinette, St Peter Port
- Hotel de Havelet, St Peter Port
Once you have added your tickets to the basket you will be asked at the checkout stage to enter your hotel, kindly note that hotel pick up is charged at £2/passenger.
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