Book flights to Guernsey (GCI) with Eurowings for as little as €139.99*.
Your Eurowings flight to Guernsey will bring you to the small, charming island in the Gulf of St Malo, the last-remaining relict of the Duchy of Normandy. After conquering England in 1066, the Duke of Normandy brought the islands Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man into the possession of the English crown. To this day, they do not belong to the United Kingdom, but are referred to as a “bailiwick” territory. In terms of style and culture, the island is unmistakably English. Indeed, English tourists have been visiting it since the early 19th century.
In addition to the main island of the same name, the smaller islands Herm, Jethou and Lihou as well as several uninhabited islets and rocks also belong to Guernsey. Because the Gulf Stream flows through Guernsey, the climate is rather mild: it never really gets too warm or too cold, creating ideal conditions for the active holidaymaker. A third of all of the island’s residents live in the main town of St Peter Port. One of the town’s major attractions is the Castle Cornet, which lies on a cliff – also known as Castle Rock – near the port entrance. A pier leads from the port to the castle, which currently houses the military museum and history museum. It is also the venue of outdoor plays in the summer. Guernsey’s most notable resident was the great writer Victor Hugo, whom Napoleon III had expelled from France. His house is one of the most significant tourist attractions in St Peter Port today. The island is the birthplace of some of his contributions to the canon of world literature, including ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’.
You can circumnavigate the island by bus and take note of the beautiful locations you’d like to explore in depth later. Beachgoers have 27 beaches to choose from. One of them, Vazon Bay, won the title of “Cleanest Beach in England”. The Moulin Huet beach was made famous by the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who depicted it in a number of his works. And with a number of signposted trails for birdwatching or exploring coastal cliffs and bays, the island is also a hiking paradise. While you’re here, why not play a round of golf on one of Guernsey’s many courses. The island also has a good infrastructure for cycling. The fresh sea air will make you hungry, and the sea itself provides the proper ingredients to satisfy you: oysters, crab cakes, lobster and scallops are common meals, and there is still plenty of French cuisine to be found. The butter and milk from the cows on Guernsey are considered to be a speciality. And with the La Mare Wine Estate, the island even has its own wine to offer. Enjoy your holiday in Guernsey!