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9 Days / 8 Nights

Tour Overview:
Embark on this tour steeped in history and take a look at some of the most intriguing aviation and war museums in Britain. Walk in the footsteps of fallen heroes and feel the thrill of flying over

Cambridge in a fully restored Dragon Rapide aircraft.

Day 1 - London - Cambridge
Today we visit the Churchill Museum and War Cabinet Rooms, conquer the impressive Imperial War Museum in London and arrive in the remarkable town of Cambridge to enjoy a walking tour. After a rich day of sightseeing, we take time for dinner together. (D)

​Accommodation: Anstey Hall Hotel

Day 2 - Cambridge - Coton - Woodhall Spa
This morning, we pay our respects to fallen veterans by visiting the American Cemetery and Memorial in Coton before travelling to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. After, we continue to the American Air Museum and observe dramatic displays of original aircrafts. For the aviation fanatics, today will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime as we go airborne with an included Dragon Rapide flight over Cambridge. Next, we drive to Petwood Hall, home to the legendary Dambusters. (B)

​Accommodation: Petwood Hall Hotel

Day 3 - Woodhall Spa - Coningsby - Spilsby - Tattershall - Woodhall Spa
Brace yourself for the spectacle of the RAF Coningsby before we continue to East Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre - home of the legendary Lancaster Bomber. In the afternoon, we visit the Thorp Camp Visitor Centre and in the evening, settle in for dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Petwood Hall Hotel

Day 4 - Woodhall Spa - Scampton - Canwick - Lincoln - Woodhall Spa
Capturing the attention of history buffs, we visit the RAF Scampton, the base of the Red Arrows, along with the Heritage Centre before heading to the notable Memorial Spire and the Wall of Names, as well as the Chadwick Centre. Later, we visit Lincoln's Cathedral and Castle before we indulge in dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Petwood Hall Hotel

Day 5 - Woodhall Spa - Cosford - Wroxall

Today we visit RAF Cosford where we have the chance to take a close look at the original bombers before continuing to the National Memorial Arboretum. In the evening, we move to our hotel in Warwickshire where you can spend the evening at your leisure. (B)

​Accommodation: Wroxall Abbey Hotel

Day 6 - Wroxall - Bletchley - Winchester

As the birthplace of modern information technology, we visit Bletchley Park. With our appetites satisfied, we take a tour of the Swiss Garden and the Shuttleworth Collection at Brooklands - one of the most prestigious in the world, before continuing to Winchester. (B)

​Accommodation: Lainston House Hotel

Day 7 - Winchester - Weymouth - Wareham - Winchester

With years of significant events that have shaped the historic story of Britain, we still have many sights to explore. Today, we head to the Dorset coastline to observe the Fleet Lagoon and the Weymouth Black Down before continuing to the Bovington Tank Museum. Afterwards, we embark on a guided tour with access to a MKIV WWI tank that you can climb inside. (B)

​Accommodation: Lainston House Hotel

Day 8 - Winchester - Portsmouth - Gosport - Winchester

Today, we direct our attention to Portsmouth and visit the HMS Victory, best known as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. After, we continue to the D-Day Museum and meet a RAF veteran to share their experience during the British legion. With one last stop at the Submarine Museum at Gosport, we return to Winchester. (B,D)

​Accommodation: Lainston House Hotel

Day 9 - Winchester - London
On our last day of the tour, we drive back to London. But before we say farewell, there's still time for one last historic encounter at the RAF Museum, home to over 100 aircraft. Climb inside the Spit fire MK16 and take the pilot's seat for one last historic hurrah before we go our separate ways this afternoon. (B)


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  2018      
         
  Departure : March - October, 2018  
     
  Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ  
  Jun 04, 2018  $4,395  $4,925 On Request
  Jul 16, 2018  $4,395  $4,925 Limited Availability
  Sep 17, 2018  $4,395  $4,925  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
     
Inclusions:
  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader/Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 4 evening meals (D)
  • 45-minute Dragon Rapide flight over Cambridge
  • Entrance included to: Churchill Museum & War Cabinet Rooms, National Memorial Arboretum, Brooklands and Swiss Garden, Imperial War Museum London, American Cemetery & Memorial, Imperial War Museum Duxford, American Air Museum, RAF Coningsby, Bovington Tank Museum, D-Day Museum, East Kirkby Aviation Centre, RAF Scampton & Heritage Centre, Chadwick Centre, Lincoln Cathedral & Castle, RAF Cosford

Exclusions:

  • Unless otherwise specified in the listed inclusions, airfares are not included in the tour price.
  • Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights,’ items of a personal nature and entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
  • Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
  • Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
  • Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation.
  • Unless otherwise listed in the inclusions, transfers are not included in the tour price.
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