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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise


ABOVE: The St. Peter Port waterfront is right next to the ferry pier where tenders from cruise ships drop off and collect passengers.

St. Peter Port shore excursions

Continued 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).

For more information on excursions in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, and the Channel Islands, see:

Guernsey Tourist Board

Next page: Port of Zeebrugge

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"Scotland's Tattoo" ports and sights

Copenhagen Londonderry
Rosyth (Edinburgh) St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
Invergordon (Inverness) Zeebrugge (Bruges)
Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) Tilbury (London)

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