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Key Features
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 18 passengers
Starting: Central London
Tour Highlights
  1. Day 1 Imperial War Museum and Cambridge

    Your tour begins in London with a visit to the renowned Imperial War Museum where you'll discover compelling and thought-provoking exhibitions dedicated to remembering two World Wars. Then, departing London, our journey takes us North to the remarkable university town of Cambridge to enjoy a walking tour over cobbled streets glimpsing the famous medieval colleges. After a rich day of sightseeing, we meet again for dinner to together at our hotel.

    Overnight: Gonville Hotel (or similar), Cambridge

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 American Air Museum and Dragon Rapide Flight

    Today we pay our respects to fallen veterans by visiting the American Cemetery and Memorial in Coton. We then head for the nearby IWM American Air Muiseum in Duxford where we explore how Britain’s air defences progressed throughout the War and study how the RAF defended Britain’s skies during key World War Two battles. After observing dramatic displays of original aircrafts we enjoy a true highlight as we take to the skies ourselves on a flight in a fully restored Dragon Rapide plane high over Cambridge. Finally, we head to Petwood Hall, home to the legendary Dambusters.

    Overnight: Petwood Hall Hotel (or similar), Lincolnshire

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 RAF Coningsby, Aviation Heritage Centre and Thorp Camp

    Today witness a truly stunning spectacle at RAF Coningsby aircraft station where we tour the Battle of Britain visitor centre to see the historic aircraft up close. We then continue to East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre - home of the legendary Lancaster Bomber, introduced in 1942. By the afternoon, we stop at the Thorp Camp Visitor Centre, home of the 627 Squadron that flew out of Woodhall Spa as well as the famous Dambuster squadrons. In the evening, we head to a local restaurant for dinner.

    Overnight: Petwood Hall Hotel (or similar), Lincolnshire

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 The Red Arrows, Chadwick Centre and Lincoln

    History buffs, rejoice! Today, we visit the RAF Scampton the base of the famous Red Arrows. We’ll visit the interesting Heritage Centre before travelling to the Memorial Spire and the Wall of Names, as well as the Chadwick Centre which, with the help of state-of-the-art technology and interactive displays, tells the story of the Bomber Command. Later, we visit historic Lincoln with its famous Cathedral and Castle before we tuck into dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight: Petwood Hotel (or similar), Lincolnshire

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 RAF Cosford and National Memorial Arboretum

    On day five, we travel West across England to RAF Cosford. Here, we take a look at the original bombers before continuing to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. This expansive woodland area honours those fallen during their service to Britain. By afternoon, we depart for Leamington Spa where you'll have some free time before enjoying an evening meal together.

    Overnight: Mallory Court (or similar), Leamington Spa

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 Bletchley Park, Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth Collection

    Today, we uncover a hidden gem of England, Bletchley Park. This charming historic house was once the central site for British codebreakers during the Second World War, and where British hero Alan Turing famously broke the enigma code. Books and films have been set around this intriguing location which was the birthplace of modern information technology. After lunch, we visit the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Collection at Brooklands - one of the most prestigious in the world, before heading to the cathedral city of Winchester and our overnight hotel.

    Overnight: Winchester Hotel Spa (or similar), Winchester

    Meals: Breakfast included

  7. Day 7 Winchester Cathedral and Free-Time

    This morning we take a tour of the awe-inspiring Winchester Cathedral to learn about its 1000 yrs of history before enjoying a day of free-time to explore this elegant city at your leisure. Discover a host of historic sites such as the 13th century Great Hall, with connections to Arthurian mythology, and the medieval Winchester College or simply relax in one of the many eateries and restaurants of the city.

    Overnight: Winchester Hotel & Spa (or similar), Winchester

    Meals: Breakfast included

  8. Day 8 Bovington Tank Museum and D-Day Museum

    Today we’ll learn the history of armoured fighting vehicles of the last 100 years on a guided tour of Bovington Tank Museum. Then onwards to Portsmouth to the D-Day Story exhibition; here we learn about this momentous event through stunning audio-visual presentations and we'll have the privilege of meeting an RAF veteran and hearing his personal wartime stories. Tonight, a farewell dinner is in order.

    Overnight: Florence House Hotel (or similar), Portsmouth

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  9. Day 9 Tangmere Airfield and Spitfires at Biggin Hill

    This morning we ake our way to the Military Aviation Museum at the Tangmere Airfield which hosts one of the UK’s leading aviation museums - dare you ride in the aircraft simulator experience. Our final stop at the Biggin Hill Hangar allows us to see the remarkable restored Spitfire Aircraft, a fitting end to our intriguing tour of England’s wartime history. We continue to London where our tour ends.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique experiences

  • Take on the skies and fly over Cambridge in one of the few fully restored original Dragon Rapide aircrafts!
  • Stay at Petwood Hotel, home of the Legendary Dambusters
  • View an authentic Spitfire aircraft at Biggin Hill Hangar.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's included

  • 8 nights in charming, boutique accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver and tour guide
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • 4 x evening meals
  • Dragon Rapide flight over Cambridge
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Imperial War Museum.
    • American Cemetery & Memorial
    • IWM American Air Museum
    • RAF Coningsby
    • Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
    • East Kirkby Aviation Centre
    • Bovington Tank Museum
    • RAF Scampton & Heritage Centre
    • RAF Cosford
    • D-Day Story Museum.
    • Military Aviation Museum at Tangmere Airfield
    • Biggin Hill Hangar
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.

Optional extras

  • Pre and/or post tour hotel accommodation in central London or at a London airport.
  • Private London City transfers or Heathrow Express Rail Tours.

Departure Dates 2019/20

Please note, this is a popular tour with limited departure dates. Our advice is to book early to avoid disappointment.

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
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April 20, 2020
April 28, 2020
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May 11, 2020
May 19, 2020
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June 8, 2020
June 16, 2020
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July 6, 2020
July 14, 2020
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August 17, 2020
August 25, 2020
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September 14, 2020
September 22, 2020
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October 5, 2020
October 13, 2020
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2019/20

Single Supplement: from £530.

 

This tour starts in central London (Victoria area) at 8.30am on the Start Day and finish in London at around 5.30pm (approx) on the End Day.

 

Please ask for a quote if you require pre/post tour accommodation in central London.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
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