June in Jersey for U3A

An eight-day trip to Jersey was the order of the day for a group of 34 people from the Peterborough U3A Travel Club this June.

Howard’s group on Jersey.

Howard’s group on Jersey.

“We flew from Birmingham Airport and stayed at The Hotel Metropole in St Helier,” states Group Travel Organiser Howard Lewis. “This was excellent, keeping us comfortable and well fed, with entertainment for those who did not fancy a stroll in the evening warmth, down to the seafront. It was also possible to burn off excess calories in the outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the gym or the Jacuzzi!”
As part of the holiday, the group had a full-day coach tour of the island and were then free to go where they wished.
“Visits by members of the party included the Durrell Conservation Trust to view the various species being bred and conserved here, the Jersey War Tunnels, to learn about the privations suffered during the occupation in World War Two, and the wonderful gardens at Samares Manor, with a marquee showing beautiful roses and flower arrangements,” explains Howard.
Some members of the group even ventured as far as the neighbouring islands of Sark and Guernsey.
“Everyone found something of interest, so it was with some regret that we went to the airport for the return flight,” says Howard. “But, even that had the compensation of wonderful views of the Isle of Wight and English countryside! Modern Hotels, who own The Metropole, organised this break and we were not disappointed – everything went to plan.”