Our Finest Hour : Battle of Britain 2020
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- Price: per person, twin share
- Deposit: 30%
Our Finest Hour : Battle of Britain 2020
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’.
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 Date||Days||Travel By||Tour ref||Price|
|Mon 27 July 2020||5||Silver Service||5BOBV/1||$1398|
|Mon 14 September 2020||5||Executive||5BOB/1||$1248|
|Mon 14 September 2020||5||Silver Service||5BOBV/1||$1423|
|Mon 5 October 2020||5||Silver Service||5BOBV/1||$1323|
|Mon 24 May 2021||5||Silver Service||5BOBV/1||$1398|
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Silver service coach
More than simply your method of transport, our Silver Service departures offer a coach with added comfort and facilities, plus extra benefits such as porterage in your hotels and extra included excursions on selected tours.
From the outside, Luxuria looks elegant and stylish. Step on board and the luxury continues. Passenger comfort was top of our list when we came up with the idea for Luxuria, and this is evident from the moment you sink into the soft, wide seats.
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★ Daily continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
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★ Battlefield touring as per the itinerary
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