23 – 26 March 2018
Island of Jersey – Archaeological Tour

Description

The Channel Islands, in particular the island of Jersey has some of Europe’s most important archaeological sites that include the Neanderthal site of La Cotte de St Brelade, dating to 250,000 BC and the 6,000 year old Neolithic passage grave site of La Hougue Bie.  In addition to this rich prehistoric heritage that Jersey has to offer, there are also a number of remarkably-reserved medieval castles and a unique World War II heritage in the form of the German occupation’s Atlantic Wall.   This layered history provides the visitor with an almost continuous chronology from the dawn of time to up until the present day. This short tour, looking at some of Jersey’s most spectacular archaeological sites will offer something for everyone.

Other Details

Accommodation

3 nights at the centrally located Best Western Royal Hotel***

Bed and Breakfast tariff in twin-share room with private facilities. (Extra nights can be organised).

 

Course Cost

£385 inclusive of tuition, airport transfers (airport transfers are only available for the Siragusa Tours Ltd nominated flight), day excursion, accommodation and breakfast

 

Single Room Supplement

£75 double room at single use

 

Travel Insurance

Once tour is viable and if we have booked a flight for you through Travelpack, you can call Lina on 08444 930465 for an immediate quote (unless you already have insurance)

 

Flight

Ca. £100 scheduled flight to St Helier, from Gatwick (there are also flights available from Birmingham or Bristol). Note that this is an estimate. Once the tour is viable we will contact you with details of the ‘nominated flight’. You can decide whether you wish to make independent arrangements (people from the North may wish to use a Northern airport) or whether you wish to be booked on the group flight. Please note that when we contact you with fares they are usually only valid for the day and may be higher (or lower) the next day. On the booking form you have the option to authorise us to issue flights if we can’t get hold of you.

 

Local Transport

Airport transfers and day visits by coach

 

Group Size

Up to 18

 

Tutor

Professor George Nash is a specialist in contemporary and prehistoric art and is currently a Research Fellow within the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol and Associate Professor at IPT (Tomar), Portugal. Over the past 25 years George has undertaken a number of field projects around the world including Chile, Israel, Norway and Sardinia, resulting in the publication of many papers and books.  George is currently involved in the research and conservation of cave sites in South Wales.

 

Related OU Courses

General interest, Prehistory and anything to do with World War II and the ‘Atlantic Wall’.

 

Itinerary / Study Programme

 

Day 1 Friday 23 March 2018

am: Travel and arrive

pm: Mont Orgueil Castle, Le Couperon Neolithic Gallery Grave (free), Le Catel Iron Age Enclosure (free)

 

Day 2 Saturday 24 March 2018

am:  La Hougue Bie and Museum, Mont Ube Neolithic Passage Grave (free),

pm: Faldouet Neolithic Passage Grave (free), Lecture from the States Archaeologist (or from George)

 

Day 3 Sunday 25 March 2018

am: Grosnez Castle (free), Le Pinacle Neolithic Axe factory (free but longish walk – walking boots needed), World War I firing range/World War II Navy Tower

pm: St Ouen’s Beach (German World War II gun emplacements – Free), La Corbiere Lighthouse – free views plus one archaeological site

 

Day 4 Monday 26 March 2018

am: St Helier Museum (award winning museum)

pm: Shopping in St Helier and departure

 

This itinerary and study programme is provisional and may be subject to change in response to local conditions