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Introducing Alpventures Britain at War! Tour

April 27, 2017


Our inaugural "Britain at War! Tour" is currently underway! We are just about to wrap up the first Tour, which has run very well. We started with three days in London, where we enjoyed a World War II Tour of the city in an authentic, wartime DUKW (ambhibious vehicle), as well as visits to HMS Belfast (a D-Day Cruiser), the world-class Imperial War Museum, RAF Museum at Hendon, and the impressive Churchill Cabinet War Rooms. We continued with two nights in Cambridge, where we spent a full day at IWM Duxford (one of the best aircraft museums in the world) and the Cambridge American Cemetery - the final resting place of a fraction of some 30,000 American airmen killed during WWII. We also spent a day at Bletchley Park, home of British and American codebreakers during the war.

A highlight of the Tour is our Guided Tour of the Battle of Britain Bunker,  located at the former base RAF Uxbridge. The bunker was used as the Operations Room No. 11 Group; controlling the skies and dispatching aircraft over London and southeast England during the Battle of Britain. The volunteer staff there could not have been more helpful or informative. Our next stop was Dover, where we visited the Kent Battle of Britain Museum as well as Dover Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the historic fortress. Next, we continued to Portsmouth for some D-Day sites and we are finishing off the Tour at The Tank Museum in Bovington / Dorset - among the best armor museums in the world.

We will be setting up 2018 dates for our next "Britain at War! Tour" very soon - get more information and view Tour photos at our website,


Introducing Alpventures Franco's Spain Tour

April 15, 2017

Live from Spain - I am currently in Barcelona conducting our inaugural "Franco's Spain Tour: From Civil War to World War"! We have had amazing weather (April is a great time of year to visit Spain) and first group - although, small - is having a wonderful time exploring military sites, and Spanish Civil War battlefields throughout the country. This Tour is full of great history, spectacular scenery and, of course wonderful food! We spent our first five nights in Madrid, where we have the help of our Partners, Star Madrid Tours; and we toured fascinating historical locations like the Jarama Valley, Arganda, and Morata, and visited impressive museums such as the Army Armor Museum (El Goloso Army Base), Air Force Museum (Cuatro Vientos Air Force Base), Navy Museum, and the Spanish Civil War Museum in Morata. We also had special access to the Association of the Blue Division Private Collection.

This Tour also includes three nights on the beautiful Costa del Sol, in the historical resort-town of Marbella, as well as a day trip to nearby Gibraltar! In Gibraltar our Tour covers the Great Siege Tunnels, the "top of the Rock," where we enjoy the amazing panorama of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, as well as a Guided Tour of the World War II Tunnels. We finish this trip with four nights in Barcelona, where we have a comprehensive Guided Tour of Spanish Civil War sites as well as a wartime bunker and the central air-defense bunkers overlooking the city of Barcelona. Our last day includes a visit to nearby Montserrat Monastery - visited in 1940 by none other than Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler (can anyone say, Holy Grail?). Get the full details and see photos of this great new Tour on our website:

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