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Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation & and a hint of Potato Peel Pie

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Walk the streets of St. Peter Port to see the places where some of the most poignant events of the German occupation and subsequent liberation of Guernsey took place. Hear stories from the perspective of those who lived through it, and see the places where they lived and worked. This is a unique opportunity to learn about an important time in history, and to see how it has shaped the island of Guernsey today.
  • Tour hosted by family members of evacuees and survivors of the occupation
  • Visit key locations mentioned in 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'.
  • This walking tour is both wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Hear stories passed down from people who experienced the occupation

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Town Church
      Church Square, Guernsey GY1 2JU, Guernsey

      We'll meet by the main door of the church at the bottom of the High Street. what3words ///request.assume.persuade. If travelling by cruise ship, please give ships name. When you arrive in the port you will be able to see a large church. That is the Town Church. I will be carrying a lilac backpack.

    Start time

    10:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children under 10 years of age go free.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    44 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 44 reviews
    Lost the chance to visit
    Kathie_M, Sept 2022
    I’m basing my review on the customer service by the tour operator. Our cruise was diverted because of weather and we never did get to the isle of Guernsey, a huge disappointment for our group. The tour operator kindly refunded the price of the tour and that was very much appreciated!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Sorry you missed it. Hope ther's a next time. Jan
    carolyn_L, Aug 2022
    Very informative, a great way to experience a first time visit, and absorb some facts about the island’s history.
    A stroll through St Peter Port…
    Ruth_G, Jul 2022
    We found Jan’s recount of her family’s personal experience of the occupation to be very engaging. Jan’s use of photographs and memorabilia enhanced the experience. It brought home the fact that the impact of war is not just felt on the battlefield. Great tour. Highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Your comments are much appreciated. Jan
    Marelle_G, Jul 2022
    Jan was wonderful. She had many personal stories which brought the tour even more to life. We really enjoyed our time Guernsey. Thank you!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the tour. Hope the rest of your holiday went well. Jan
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    We loved our tour with...
    Carter_F, Jul 2022
    We loved our tour with Jan! We had 10 people total — six adults, two teenagers and two kids. Everyone learned so much and enjoyed their time on the tour. The way Jan interweaves history with her personal story made a lasting impact on us that we won’t soon forget. Would recommend anyone traveling to Guernsey do this tour. You won’t regret it!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have your group on the tour and the 2 kids were so well behaved. It was a shame that it was so hot on the day but glad you still managed to enjoy it. Jan
    Excellent, informative tour.
    Louise_F, Jun 2022
    This was a very informative and interesting tour. We had read up on our history but still learned a lot of new things. We enjoyed the personal insights into history that Jan offered. We also appreciated that she offered a totally honest and unbiased view of what happened. All in all a brilliant tour which I would highly recommend.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you. It was a pleasure. You were both so interested it made it great for me. Jan
    Great walking tour.
    Jeanette_S, Jun 2022
    We enjoyed the tour very much. Jan was very informative, and the personal information brought it to live.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you. Jan
    Guernsey go and visit
    ELAINE_C, May 2022
    Lovely lady who did the tour very informative, nice pace to walk not rushed. Jan took the time to answer any querues we had..we just loved Guernsey
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you. I enjoyed showing you around a small part of my island. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Just What I Was Looking For!
    Dawn_L, May 2022
    Jan was friendly, knowledgeable and prepared. She shared a notebook of historic photos and documents to help illustrate her historical narrative. I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this tours to others!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to share it with you
    Interesting stories of the occupation
    anthonyclarke, Mar 2022
    Jan was an experienced, informative and excellent guide on this memorable circa two hour walk around the Port area.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I thoroughly enjoyed taking both of you around St. Peter Port and sharing family memories and local history of my island. Jan
    Very hard not to be moved but a fascinating tour.
    Anthony_H, Sept 2021
    I had never considered what ‘occupation’ actually meant but Jan brought this home. Families torn apart, young children taken from their mothers and sent to live with strangers, five years of oppression and near starvation. It is hard not to be moved. Jan was able to share with us the experiences of her own family which really brought this home. Extremely enlightening, I definitely recommend this tour to all thinking people. Thank you Jan.
    Response from Host, Sept 2021
    Thank you. It was a pleasure sharing my stories with you. Jan
    Great tour
    Cristian_B, Sept 2021
    Jan was very knowledgeable about Guernsey and the occupation during WW2. The fact that she shared personal accounts of family members who lived through those years made the tour more special. She's not just telling the facts she shares stories that are very personal to her and all those that lived in Guernsey at the time.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Jan
    Well worth going on this tour.
    Iain_R, Aug 2021
    The whole experience was very good. Jan is an excellent guide. Very informative. A leisurely 2 hours tour.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you for you comments. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island. Jan
    Very informative tour
    Judith_T, Jul 2021
    Excellent guide Really enjoyed the experience and learnt so much. Loved the personal history Joan incorporated into the tour- made it so much more real Thank you
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Thank you for taking the time to give me a review. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with your group and sharing family experiences and some of the history of my island home with you. Jan


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