ABOVE: The St. Peter Port waterfront is right
next to the ferry pier where tenders from cruise ships drop off and collect
St. Peter Port shore excursions
from: St. Peter Port
Thanks to a picturesque setting and abundant tax-free shopping,
Guernsey's largest town is a favorite port of call for cruise ships. Good
weather is icing on the cake: Guernsey claims some 2,000 hours of sunshine a
year, and the island's subtropical climate means that you'll see palm trees and
the occasional bamboo plant tucked amid the flowers that seem to adorn every
second or third building.
The Silver Whisper offered two excursions in St. Peter
Port: a "Picturesque & Historical Guernsey" tour that included a visit to the
German Underground Hospital (a relic of Guernsey's German occupation during
World War II), and a Channel Islands scenic flight.
We stayed in town and explored on our own, with a visit to the
Guernsey Tourist Board (see link below). Visit the GTB's attractive
headquarters on the waterfront for clean restrooms and a large selection of
brochures and maps (including an excellent Historic Walks in St. Peter Port
map with photos and descriptions of important sights).
information on excursions in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, and the Channel Islands, see:
Port of Zeebrugge