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Mission: Guernsey Tour

Batterie Dollmann, Fort Hommet, German Naval Signals Headquarters, and Pleinmont Tower on the Island of Guernsey, United Kingdom . . .

Tour Highlights:
• Roundtrip Airfare from London (LGW) to Guernsey in the Channel Islands
• Explore the Best Preserved World War II Bunkers in Europe and the UK!
• Experience the former coastal artillery Battery 'Generaloberst Dollmann'
• Tour of the German Naval Signals Headquarters of the Channel Islands
• Discover the original rangefinders in the Pleinmont Observation Tower
• We include many sites other Tours do not, like the Occupation Museum
• Overnight in Governor's House - used by the Germans as military HQ
• Experience counts! We have operated WWII Tours in the UK for 25 years

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Tour Bookings

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Tour Dates:
April 28 - May 1, 2025 - 10 spots
August 30 - Sept. 2, 2025 - 10 spots

Tour Rates:
USD 1,740 pp in Double Room
USD 1,990 pp in Single Room

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Mission: Guernsey Tour

Mission: Guernsey is a special 3-Day Add-on Tour; and the extension may not be booked by itself without another England Tour. Mission: Guernsey must be booked together with either our Britain at War! Tour or new Masters of the Air Tour.

On June 30, 1940 German forces invaded Guernsey. The Channel Islands were seen as a perfect stepping-stone for the invasion of Great Britain. However, when it became clear this was unattainable, Adolf Hitler issued a directive in October 1941. The Channel Islands should be converted into an indestructible fortress as part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. For centuries, the most strategic parts of Guernsey's coastline had already been fortified, so in many cases these earlier structures were modified or expanded to meet the new requirements. Today, the Channel Islands boast some of the best preserved German World War II bunkers in Europe and the UK...

 Alpventures Mission: Guernsey Tour to takes you to the heart of the German occupation of the Island of Guernsey during World War II. Enjoy Private Tours into recently opened, preserved wartime bunkers, command posts, and headquarters. We'll explore the secret rooms were all the Channel radio traffic was handled, and tour the Battery Command Post of the top German in the region. This special add-on extension tour is ideal for the hardcore bunker rats - but also perfect for anyone who enjoys history, scenery, and big slice of adventure. If you would like to visit Guernsey with us, we invite you to look at the available dates. Then choose your main tour to England, and book it "with Guernsey". We will take care of the details adding you to our group while you prepare for the mission!

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What's Included

• 3 Nights in 4 and 5-Star Hotels
• 2 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
• R/T Airfare from London-Gatwick
• Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
• All entrance fees and local taxes
• Overnight in a Historic UK Hotel
• Local Guides at some Museums
• Batterie Dollmann Command Post
• Stutzpunkt Rotenstein - Ft. Hommet
• Visit Pleinmont Observation Tower
• Tour the German Naval Signals HQ
• Explore the Occupation Museums
• See the Guernsey War Memorials

What to Know:
Tour rate includes airfare from London to Guernsey back to London. Tour must be booked with another Alpventures Tour to England. We recommend planning your departure for late afternoon on the last day of the Tour (05/01/25 or 09/02/25).

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Batterie Dollmann Command Post
A large proportion of the Pleinmont headland was covered by the coastal artillery Battery "Generaloberst Dollmann" and many of the Battery fortifications are still visible. The bunker was the Leistand or Command Post for Dollmann and it has two underground levels. Above ground is the range finder position with a huge square concrete roof. A ladder provided access to the plotting room below.

Stutzpunkt (Strongpoint) Rotenstein
Situated in Castel on the north arm of Vazon Bay, a 10.5cm gun casemate is completely restored with the original gun and equipment as used during the occupation. "Stutzpunkt Rotenstein" (Fort Hommet) was a heavily defended headland with 12 German defensive structures. One bunker, which was built to house a 60cm searchlight was transformed in the by Hubert (Bert) Le Galloudec who created a shrine within the bunker, decorated with shells collected from local beaches. Since 2005 the "Friends of the Le Galloudec Shrine", in conjunction with the Guernsey Museum, have worked to restore the shrine.

Pleinmont Tower
Situated in Torteval at Pleinmont, this five-story Observation Tower has a commanding view of the South and West Coast. Original rangefinders can be seen and even used. There is also a reconstructed barrack room.

German Naval Signals Headquarters
The headquarters for the German Naval Commander of the Channel Islands during World War II. All the important radio signals traffic for the German Forces in the Channel Islands was handled here. Headquarters of the German Naval Commander Channel Islands were originally established at La Collinette and La Porte Hotels. A decision was later taken to build permanent bunkers. The Signals Headquarters were operative from 1st February 1944 and handled all the radio signals traffic for the German Forces in the Channel Islands. The underground bunker has been restored and refitted by the Channel Island Occupation Society and many of the original internal fittings have been retained. These include the ventilation pumps, heating boiler and toilets (non-functioning). The rooms have been re-fitted and equipped to as near original condition as possible, based on detailed information supplied by the former Naval Signals Officer and other German personnel.

Observation Tower, M5 (Prevote Tower)
This Army Artillery Observation Post designated M5 is situated high on the south coast cliffs. It is a two-story tower. This was the site of a watch-house which was destroyed to build the tower. The tower was originally clad with granite to camouflage it as a Napoleonic tower.

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"We had a wonderful time and sincerely enjoyed the World War II Tour. You deliver an exciting and informative tour. Your extensive knowledge is exceptional. We will be happy to refer others to your tour." - Bud G.

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