Ireland Rugby Weekend

Jersey – Battle of the Flowers

 

Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August, 2017

£595 per person

First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation, the Jersey Battle of Flowers has since grown over the past century and more, to become one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe and without doubt a major highlight in Jersey’s varied summer calendar of festivals and events.

This is Jersey. An island shaped by the sea where some of the most astonishing tides in the world circle the coast and feed the land. An island that's small on size, but big on personality, where country lanes open to cliff top views and the sea is never more than ten minutes away. An island of rediscovery, packed with activities to experience and explore. Begin your island escape with this Midway Motors Coach Holiday.

Day One Tuesday
We depart Midway Motors and head south for our overnight stay, before our morning sailing to Jersey.

Day Two Wednesday
After breakfast we make our way to the harbour for the morning sailing to Jersey, where transport will await to take us to the Merton Hotel, St Helier.

Day Three Thursday
It’s time to discover this stunning island on a full coach tour with commentary around the island. Locations include visits to St Aubin’s Bay, St Brelades Bay, Corbiere Lighthouse, St Ouen’s Bay, Greve de Lecq, the Northern Coastline, Gorey Harbour then returning to St Helier via the picturesque East Coast, La Rocque Harbour & St Clement’s Bay before returning to the Merton Hotel.

Day Four Friday
Let the Battle commence, The Battle of Flowers which take place in St Helier. It began as a one off event celebrating the Coronation of Edward Vll and Queen Alexandra in 1902, when flower covered floats took part in a parade. The ‘battle’ element came from the practice of tearing petals from the creations and covering onlookers with them in the hope they would be thrown back. The parade has taken place annually and has grown into one of the largest carnivals in Europe. Today, the floats have also grown from small horse drawn carriages to fully animated creative artworks, sometimes 45 feet long. (Grandstand Ticket Included).

Day Five Saturday
It’s a day for you relax and unwind. There is so much to do. Why not visit Jersey War Tunnel, or take a stroll around Durrel Wildlife Park or simply complete some shopping around the small shops in St Helier.

Day Six Sunday
It’s time to depart Jersey and head back to mainland before arriving home late evening.

Hotel
The Merton Hotel, St Helier is one of the family owned Seymor Hotels of Jersey. Just a 10 minute walk from St Helier, the hotel offers a water park with slides and a spa, and a choice of 5 restaurants. The unique facilities and high standards on offer make this a hotel to which many guests return year after year.

What’s included?
4 Nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal
Luxury Coach Travel
Full Excursion Programme
1 day parade ticket