Shore Excursion Details

Fruits of the Valley

Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

Fruits of the Valley

DETAILS

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  • 3
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Meander through the orchards at a family farm that makes Rocquette apple ciders and sample a remarkable variety of them. As you travel inland, you will notice the countryside becoming more and more agricultural. Although cider-making dates to the 1700s in the Channel Islands, it has experienced a renaissance. To meet the growing demand, the farm that you will visit planted an additional 5,000 apple trees over the past two decades. The owners also updated their equipment and altered their farming techniques for organic production. The result is a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders with distinct characters and crisp tastes. You will sample as many as nine Rocquette ciders that may include a refreshing draft with a prominent “appley” taste, a medium-strong aromatic cider blended with hops and a sweet cider made with raspberry juice. Local cheese, fresh-baked biscuits and the farm’s own apple chutneys will be served as accompaniments.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Visit a family farm with thousands of apple trees for the production of organic ciders.
• Gain insight into the history of cider-making and the growing interest in cider.
• Sample an inspired selection of apple ciders paired with cheeses, biscuits and chutneys.

Need to Know:

This tour includes approximately an hour of walking. It is available to guests with limited mobility who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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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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