TRAVEL FEATURE: Why not give the Channel Islands a try?

If you were inspired by the recent BBC’s Countryfile programme featuring the Channel Islands, then why not savour them for yourself with Adagio’s Gardens of the Channel Islands holiday.

This guided walking adventure embraces the stunning scenery and heritage of Guernsey, Sark and Herm with the spotlight on their glorious gardens which lead one through the ‘Parishes’ of various districts.

The operator’s UK Product Manager, Amber Parish-Smith said: “We couldn’t miss out on visiting both the small islands of Sark and Herm for a day each.

“Traffic is prohibited on the islands so horse-drawn carts, cycling and walking are the way to get around.It really does feel like you are stepping back in time when one visits these islands, each with its own individuality.”

Highlights include strolls in St Martin to Sausmarez Manor with its sub-tropical gardens; a short ferry journey to Herm to meet the head gardener for a private tour of the island’s resplendent gardens and a private tour of the La Seigneurie Gardens on Sark, with its Victorian glasshouse, hedge maze and stone walls.

“You will not be disappointed with your stay at the charming farmhouse style hotel, La Barbarie in the quiet and picturesque Parish of St Martin. The attentive staff and excellent award winning restaurant will really enhance your holiday” added, Parish-Smith.

Price from £1,155 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board – two meals will be taken in local restaurants – accommodation at the 3-star La Barbarie Hotel in St Martin, Guernsey; local transport and all entrance fees and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour specialist which departs on 15 August 2015 – see for more details.