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Panoramic Guernsey & Goldsmith’s Workshop
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This tour, meant to introduce you to the island, affords you the opportunity to experience a Guernsey cream tea as well as a visit to The Little Chapel and local Goldsmith's.
After boarding your coach at the pier, you will proceed to The Little Chapel at Les Vauxbelets. The Little Chapel is thought to be the smallest consecrated church in the world, built as a labor of love by Brother Dodat whose plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes. The Little Chapel is beautifully decorated in mosaics of seashells, pebbles and donated pieces of Wedgewood and Royal Doulton china.
Upon leaving The Little Chapel, you will drive through the charming country lanes of Torteval before stopping to visit the Russell family's authentic Goldsmith's workshop, which is set in five acres of prize-winning landscaped gardens. The modern tree sculpture in the running stream and the little waterfall leading to an ornamental Koi pool all add to the ambience of this idyllic spot. While here, watch artisans at work and admire a variety of their handmade products. In the adjacent Village Pavilion Restaurant, you will be served a delicious Guernsey cream tea.
Back aboard your coach, you'll have a lovely drive back to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops. There are approximately 12 steps to negotiate at the chapel. Some of the sites visited on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. There is no guarantee that artisans will be working at the time of your visit.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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