£60per tour (Max 4 people but email if you have more)
Eveingings 19:00 - 22:00
Daytime 09:00 - 12:00
Tower Experience - Coming Soon (£5pp)
Available Evenings and some weekends - Bookings only accepted online - Book early to avoid disappointment
See Jersey's military heritage in a new light and help to support a non-profit organisation! Evening tours of bunkers offer an unforgettable atmosphere when exploring. We will visit sites not open to the public as well as places not visited by any of the commercial tour routes. Become a temporary member of the team and see how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress!
Where do you go?
On our tours, will aim to visit 3 to 4 fortifications, depending on how much you interact with them. Transport between these sites is a free shuttle service we offer. During the tours, we will use digital media to help explain the Occupation story, and you can handle WWII weaponry, mines and artefacts (all safe).
Why Choose us?
There is no better way to learn about the Occupation during the second world war than with Jersey War Tours. JWT is the only Non-Profit Organisation offering military tours in Jersey. The profit JWT makes gets reinvested back into WW2 research, preservation, education and archaeology. We are not commercial tour guides so are passionate about sharing our history and providing you with an experience that you will never forget. Excellent feedback, please see our TripAdvisor reviews, well apart from a few people who did not book early enough to get on the tour. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
We want you to have a fantastic experience so please bear in mind when preparing for your tour, Jersey's weather can be unpredictable in Jersey so dress in layers There is a moderate amount of walking involved so please wear comfortable shoes. The tour will be run no matter the weather, so please make sure you have dressed appropriately.
What to wear and bring?
We recommend having a coat and dress for the season.
Bunkers are usually 13°C /55°F so in the summer they feel cold and in the winter quite warm.
Walking boots, sensible trainers or comfortable walking shoes. Do not wear sandals or flip-flops.
Some bunkers are damp, and trails to them can be muddy.
Water or a drink, snacks, sunscreen (summertime) and photography is allowed.
We have plenty of torches, but feel free to bring your own
How physically fit should I be to join a tour?
You don’t need to be an athlete nor do you have to have previous experience in exploring bunkers, but you must be physically fit and able to walk unaided on rough and uneven terrain, especially at night. There are trip hazards, low doorways and many ways to injure yourself and you enter all sites at your own risk. There will also be ladders and steep steps to contend with, sometimes in low light situations.
Who should not participate in our tours?
People with a history of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases or any pre-existing conditions not compatible with physical activities.
Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, exploring bunkers can be dangerous, so we need you at your best
Anybody that suffers from dizzy spells or have any concerns that they could faint
Pick up and drop off.
All tours start from the steam clock in town (click here for location), and we recommend you be there early, and it is possible that we would return slightly earlier or later than scheduled. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.
We cannot wait for late arrivals as this creates difficulties for other customers. Allow time to park especially at weekends. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start.
If you are late, you will be treated as a no show. Payments will not be refunded.
There will be no cash refund for any changes or cancellation due to COVID, Travel restrictions or cancellations by third parties (your airline) However we will, providing you give us notice, provide vouchers too book again valid up to 3 years.
We are a non-profit, and all tours fund the research we do. We don't have a team of staff we are volunteers, we will get back to you soonest. You will have to wear a mask when in our van between sites (no exceptions) and Hand sanitising will happen frequently, we will obviously keep as much distance as possible between you and fellow guests, but some bunkers are small. If this is an issue, please consider coming on a tour after COVID restrictions have been lifted.
Latest Government restrictions:
"From 23:59 Monday 12 October, passengers arriving with a green travel status must isolate until they receive a negative test result."
Travelling from a Green area:
Isolation required until the negative test result received
Travelling from an Amber area:
Isolation required until Day 5 and the second negative test result received
Travelling from a Red area:
Isolation required for 14 days
Area status can be looked up here: https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Travel/Pages/DeclaringTravelHistory.aspx