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Our Finest Hour : Battle of Britain 2020

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DEPARTS FROM: Regional joining points

from: $1323
5 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
Winston Churchill called the war in the skies above England ‘Our Finest Hour’. This five day tour explores this iconic episode of WW2.

Our Finest Hour : Battle of Britain 2020

Tour Info

Itinerary

Dates

Tour Includes

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The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic episodes of the Second World War. Forced back across the channel by a victorious Nazi war machine, it looked as if Britain would be invaded. But the war moved to the skies above South East England where pilots of many nations fought in what Winston Churchill called ‘Our Finest Hour’.

Itinerary

Day 1 > Arrive Kent

Our tour begins at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne. Its memorials, replica aircraft and visitor’s centre will set the scene for our journey back to 1940 and the Battle of Britain. We will also visit one of the few remaining Luftwaffe graves in Kent at Lenham, before proceeding to our hotel in Ashford for two-nights. (D)

 

STAR INCLUSIONS   Battle of Britain Memorial

Day 2 > Battle of Britain

Our first stop today will be the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, a former RAF base where the 1960s movie Battle of Britain was filmed. We will then see RAF graves in the nearby cemetery at Hawkinge and have time for lunch in Canterbury. This afternoon we will travel to RAF Manston to visit the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum and nearby cemetery. (B,D)

STAR INCLUSIONS   RAF Manston

Day 3 > Arrive France

This morning we will depart for north-west London to visit Bentley Priory Museum, a Fighter Command Headquarters in 1940, then continue to the Battle of Britain Bunker near Uxbridge to see a 1940 Ops Room. We will also visit Runnymede Memorial, where many of ‘The Few’ are commemorated, before returning to Kent and boarding a ferry to France where we will check in to our De Panne hotel for two nights.(B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Bentley Priory Museum Runnymede Memorial

Day 4 > Operation Dynamo

On our final day we are in France where we link the story of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation at Dunkirk, to the Battle of Britain. We see the evacuation beaches and Dunkirk Mole, Dunkirk war Cemetery and Dunkirk Museum, as well as look at the story of RAF pilots shot down over France and the English channel. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS   Dunkirk   Dunkirk War Cemetery & Memorial

Day 5 > Depart

After breakfast, you may return by coach to the UK or end your tour in France. (B)

Departure Dates





Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Mon 25 May 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1348
Mon 27 July 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1398
Mon 14 September 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1423
Mon 5 October 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1323

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Daily continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Historian
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

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Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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