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Putting the Islands of Guernsey on the map with a series of virtual tours

The Islands of Guernsey have been added to the portfolio of destinations on live-streaming platform virtualtrips, allowing people from all over the world to ‘travel together’ on a guided tour of the islands.

03 February 2021

After hosting a sell-out debut virtual tour of her beloved home island, gold-accredited Guernsey guide, Gill Girard, will be leading further tours for virtual explorers to enjoy the breath-taking scenery from the comfort of their own homes, whilst we are still unable to visit Guernsey.*

The tours include: The Wild West Coast which explores the Lihou headland and its many layers of history, from a Neolithic passage grave, Napoleonic defences and German fortifications while enjoying the unspoilt coastal views and ‘Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation and Potato Peel Pie’, which discovers Guernsey’s Second World War history around the streets of capital St Peter Port.

Launching soon, the Walk in Victor Hugo's Footsteps tour will pass through the cobbled steps and alleyways to the heart of St Peter Port, whilst hearing about his life as a political exile and how the island inspired him to write some of his most famous works.

Each of the tours are ‘Tip-Supported’ allowing viewers to show their appreciation whilst also financially supporting the guide.

Gill’s informative but relaxed style easily translates into video and the escapism offered through the scenic views and rolling sea is a real tonic for those stuck inside and missing nature and the elements.

 Virtualtrips features over 300 tours across 60 locations, from the canals of Venice and to exploring Yellowstone National Park, and then making it back in time to see Guernsey, all in the same day.

The tours can be booked directly https://www.virtualtrips.io/locations/guernsey subject to availability.

For more information on Gill Girard please visit gillgirardtourguide.com and for more information on

The Islands of Guernsey and walking please visit www.visitguernsey.com 

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For press enquiries please contact Jules Ugo (07957 133939) or Georgina Oakley (07534 407199) at LOTUS jules@wearelotus.co.uk / georgina@wearelotus.co.uk   

About Virtualtrips:

Virtualtrips is a dedicated live-streaming platform that offers raw, human-centric tours of interesting places, broadcast in real time by expert locals. With more than 300 tours across 60 locations and counting, people can ‘travel’ together to Venice, explore Yellowstone National Park, and make it back in time to see the coast of Guernsey – all in the same day. 

Viewers can enjoy following Virtualtrips’ friendly and knowledgeable guides and engage with them and fellow travellers through an interactive chat. All tours are currently free to watch, though tips are encouraged. On average, people have rated the tours 4.7 out of 5 across 18k reviews.

Our live-streaming technology is customised for live touring and makes it really easy for individuals or organisations to share the places they know best. Whether you're a museum, gallery, vineyard or enthusiastic local expert, we'd love it if you got in touch so we can help you build a new way to support your business and share your passion.

COVID-19 restrictions in Guernsey

For the latest news and information, please follow the link below:

* https://www.gov.gg

 

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