The Island’s natural beauty has been a source of inspiration for writers and painters throughout its rich and diverse history, and this, coupled with an amazingly varied cultural heritage, makes Guernsey a unique holiday destination So whether you’re here on holiday for the first time or visiting the Island on business with a few hours to spare, why not enjoy a bespoke Island tour in chauffeur driven comfort.[hr]
The Island of Guernsey has a unique and fascinating history stretching back thousands of years. The coastline of Guernsey was once the home of some of the earliest Neolithic settlers and the Island boasts at least six high status burial sites, which have produced some rare artifacts, these now take pride of place in Guernsey’s Candie Museum. Indeed the Les Fouaillages tomb in the north if the Island dates back to 4,500 BC and is recognised as one of the oldest structures in Northern Europe.[hr]
The value of the Island as a vital trading post is one of Guernsey’s major strengths; the Roman occupation, around the 2nd century AD, saw organised land cultivation for crop production. The Guernsey of the medieval times helped to provision the army of William, Duke of Normandie, with men and arms to support his subsequent defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings!
In later years Guernsey was able to gain enormous benefit from the expansion of the British Empire by providing safe haven to all manner of ships in the days of sail; from fleets of merchantmen to privateers the bustling harbour town of St. Peter Port supplied goods, services and a beneficial tax regime – even in the old days!
From the stunning panorama of the St. Peter Port harbour front, to the windswept west coast beaches via many of Guernsey’s notable attractions, let us carry you to places that are unavailable to the larger tour vehicles. Executive Car Services offers you the advantage of tailor made Island tours, with an accredited guide in a choice of vehicles depending on the number of people on each tour.