The first in a series of three themed walks that combine Guernsey's scenery with the island's gastronomy has been launched by Visit Guernsey, aimed at encouraging visitors to enjoy Guernsey in the first few months of the year when visitor numbers are traditionally lower.
Tasty Walks runs throughout March and April and a total of 34 walks are offered, led by an accredited walking guide and ending with a traditional Guernsey meal at a local restaurant.
To further enforce the concept, many of Guernsey's popular restaurants and hotels will be offering specially designed seasonal Guernsey menus to showcase the best of the island's food.
As examples, A Stitch in Time - St Peter Port through the Ages takes visitors through the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways of Guernsey’s capital to learn about its history from Roman times to the present day. The tour finishes at the Guernsey Tapestry which tells a story of a thousand years of Guernsey Island life. The walk takes two hours and costs £24 per person including the tapestry entrance fee and evening meal.
Tasty walk A West Coast Wanderer explores Guernsey’s wild, rugged coastline passing 19th century forts, walking through National Trust Land and stopping at the ‘fairy ring’ which is steeped in local folklore. The walk takes two and a half hours and costs £20.50 per person including lunch at the Imperial Hotel.
A Uninvited Guests - The Reich, The Writer and The Royals takes a step back into Guernsey’s history and its uninvited guests including literary genius Victor Hugo, Queen Victoria and German’s during WWII; characters who all helped shape Guernsey’s cultural history. The walk takes three hours and costs £13.50 per person including afternoon cream tea.
Premier Holidays offers a three nights for two Tasty Walks package (Uninvited Guests), which leads in at £263 per person. It includes three nights at the four-star Fermain Valley Hotel in St. Peter Port with breakfast, flights from Gatwick and car hire (excluding fuel and insurance). The package is available from March 1-31.
To book call 0844-493 7531 or visit www.premierholidays.co.uk. For more information see www.visitguernsey.com