Tour Overview

Tour Highlights:
• We include many sites others do not, like Bovington Tank Museum!
• We also include a visit to the D-Day Cruiser HMS Belfast
• Experience counts! We have operated World War II Tours throughout Europe for over 20 years!

What's Included:
• 10 Nights in 3 and 4 Star Hotels
• 5 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
• Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
• All entrance fees and local taxes
• Local Guides at some Museums
• Guided Tour of London Sites
• Visit the Imperial War Museum
• Enjoy London D-Day Duck Tour
• Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms
• Enjoy the RAF Museum Hendon
• Guided Tour at Bletchley Park
• Cambridge American Cemetery
• Experience Duxford Museum
• Visit an original WWII RAF Base
• The Tank Museum at Bovington
• See Ike's D-Day Headquarters
• Tour Dover Command Bunkers
• Kent Battle of Britain Museum
• Eat in an authentic WWII Pub
• Battle of Britain Bunker Uxbridge
• Experience "Tiger Day" Event!
• Pre-Tour Travel Packets with more information and details

What to Know:
This Tour begins and ends at London Heathrow (LHR) Airport. Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare. You can plan to arrive in London a few days early, and you can also add time to the end of your Tour.

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Britain at War! Tour

London, Hendon, Uxbridge, Bletchley Park, IWM Duxford, Bovington Tank Museum, Southwick House and Dover, United Kingdom . . .

"The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin." - Winston Churchill... Alpventures® Britain at War! Tour covers major historical sights and world-class museums between Cambridge, London and the English Channel. In London we will begin with a City Tour including all the most popular highlights; such as Big Ben, Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. We will visit the famous Imperial War Museum and Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms, with leisure time to browse the museum shops. We'll spend half a day aboard the HMS Belfast, a World War II Cruiser. She was launched in March 1938 and served throughout World War II, playing a leading part in the destruction of the German Battle Cruiser Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape and in the Normandy Landings.

Our excursion north of the city will be to Bletchley Park and the Imperial War Museum of Aviation at Duxford. Once Britain's Best-Kept Secret, Bletchley Park is where will explore, experience and enjoy the top-secret world of iconic World War II codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within its atmospheric Victorian estate. Imperial War Museum - Duxford is much more than just a museum. Although best known for its 180 historic aircraft, Duxford's seven acres of indoor exhibition space include one of the finest collections of tanks and military vehicles in the country and a range of exhibitions, among them the recently opened Normandy Experience. Unlike other Tours, we don't leave out the Tank Museum in Bovington; we include a stop to see one of the world's largest and finest collection of tanks from unique WWI tanks to the latest British Army battle tank. The museum has a collection of over 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.

The last few days of Alpventures® Britain at War! Tour take you to General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters for the D-Day operation at Southwick House near Portsmouth, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Kent; before returning to London to fly home. We will take in the Dover Castle and see the newly opened command bunkers underground, and we will visit the Battle of Britain Museum in Kent. We finish the Tour back in London, where you can spend additional days and take a later return flight home, or continue your travels to somewhere else. Book your hotel rooms and private tours and transfers on our website, or contact us for more information.

Britain at War! Tour Itinerary

This Tour includes "Tiger Day" at The Tank Museum in Bovington, UK (4/25/20).

More details below - We strongly recommend arriving in London on or before April 15, 2020. The Tour begins at our London Hotel in the morning on April 16th; and getting into the city from Heathrow Airport in the morning can take up to 2-3 hours. Please plan ahead and make your arrangements to arrive early and get to our Tour Meeting Point. (Full Meeting Point details are provided after booking).

April 15: IN FLIGHT - to London Heathrow Airport

April 16: LONDON: London City Tour
We start off with a City Tour of London's World War II sites, monuments and memorials. Lunch. This afternoon we continue our City Tour of London's most significant historical landmarks and highlights, including a Private Tour of the World War II Cruiser, HMS Belfast. Afternoon hotel check-in and Welcome Dinner tonight. Overnight London. (D)

April 17: LONDON: Cabinet War Rooms
Breakfast. Morning visit to Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms. Also see the Battle of Britain Memorial and RAF Monuments along the Victoria Embankment. Lunch on your own in town and some afternoon free time in London to pursue personal sightseeing interests, shopping, or relaxing at our hotel. Dinner. Overnight London. (B, D)

April 18: LONDON: Imperial War Museum
Breakfast. Full day at leisure in the impressive Imperial War Museum. Among many important military weapons and vehicles in the museum, the varied collection is considered to be one of the best military history exhibitions in the world. Spend as long as you like in the Imperial War Museum before returning to the hotel with dinner on your own tonight. Overnight London. (B)

April 19: BLETCHLEY: Home of the Codebreakers
Today after breakfast and hotel check out, our quest takes us north to Bletchley Park. Lunch. Afternoon Guided Tour through Bletchley Park to discover the top-secret world of iconic World War II codebreaking in the preserved Huts and Blocks. Late afternoon transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Cambridge. (B, D)

April 20: DUXFORD: Historic Airfield / Museum
Breakfast, hotel check-out, and visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial this morning. Our next stop is the the amazing Duxford branch of the Imperial War Museum. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the historic RAF Duxford airfield and museum. Transfer to our hotel and dinner on your own. Overnight Cambridge. (B)

April 21: LONDON: RAF Museum / Battle of Britain Bunker
Breakfast. Check out of our hotel this morning and transfer south back towards London. Morning visit to the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. Lunch. Afternoon Guided Tour of the Battle of Britain Bunker at RAF Uxbridge, where you will see the No. 11 Fighter Group Operations Room in its original state. Late afternoon transfer to Dover for hotel check-in and dinner on your own. Overnight Dover / Folkestone. (B)

April 22: KENT: Battle of Britain Musuem / Dover Castle
Breakfast. Morning visit to the impressive Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge. Lunch. This afternoon, enjoy a Guided Tour of the Command Bunker underneath the historic Dover Castle, and visit the local museum. Afternoon free time in Folkestone, or relax at our hotel overlooking the English Channel. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Dover / Folkestone. (B)

April 23: PORTSMOUTH: Ikes D-Day Headquarters
Breakfast and hotel check out this morning. Transfer today to Portsmouth, and enjoy lunch in the famous Golden Lion Pub at Southwick - the "unofficial mess" of General Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters near the Southwick House. Afternoon Private Tour of General Eisenhower's former D-Day headquarters (SHAEF) at the Southwick House. Afternoon transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Portsmouth. (B, D)

April 24: PORTSMOUTH: D-Day Story and Historic Harbor
Breakfast. Morning visit to the new and improved D-Day Story Musuem in Portsmouth. Free time for lunch optional sightseeing at the Portsmouth Historic Harbor; home to Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory and the fascinating Royal Navy Museum. Dinner on your own tonight in the city of Portsmouth. Overnight Portsmouth. (B)

April 25: BOVINGTON: "Tiger Day" at the Tank Museum
After Breakfast and check out, we begin with a journey to Bovington on the southwest coast. Here we will visit the famous Tank Museum, with the world's largest and finest collection of tanks from unique WWI tanks to the latest British Army battle tank. The Tank Museum has a collection of over 300 vehicles from over 26 countries. Late afternoon check-in at our hotel near the Heathrow Airport, and relax before dinner. Farewell Dinner tonight at our hotel. Overnight London. (B, D)

April 26: IN FLIGHT - from London Heathrow Airport

Tour Rates

Tour Dates: April 15 - 26, 2020

Tour Rates:
USD 4,395 pp in Double Room
USD 5,275 pp in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

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Tour Guide

Whether on the battlefield, or inside the impressive museums, you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative historical presentations throughout each Tour. From the D-Day beaches of Normandy, to Hitler's Eagles Nest and beyond, our top priorities are your safety, comfort and enjoyment on Tour. Alpventures® World War II Tours are the result of over 20 years of historical research and first-hand, local guiding experience, making them especially unique. Our superior accommodations are all extraordinary three- and four-star hotels; some of which are even medieval castles and listed historical monuments. Join our small groups on a World War II Tour and experience an historical adventure to Europe!

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Reservation Policy:
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Cancellation Policy:
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancellations between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds will be honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

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