Our Finest Hour : Battle of Britain 2020

Tour

DEPARTS: Regional joining points

from: $1248
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

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)

Dates






Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Mon 27 July 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1398
Mon 14 September 20205Executive5BOB/1$1248
Mon 14 September 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1423
Mon 5 October 20205Silver Service5BOBV/1$1323
Mon 24 May 20215Silver Service5BOBV/1$1398

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Executive coach

All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way.

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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.

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Luxuria coach

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.

Inclusions

4 nights’ hotel accommodation

Daily continental breakfast and 2 evening meals

Specialist Battlefield Historian

Battlefield touring as per the itinerary

Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK

Travel by Executive coach or Upgrade to Silver Service

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