Wartime Secrets Revealed
Discover the secrets of World War II and the Kent countryside in this wartime tour that combines visits to the home of Sir Winston Churchill (Chartwell), St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, Hall Place and Gardens, Dover Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels, and the Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Look behind the scenes at Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill, with a collection of pictures, books and paintings, and a beautiful garden. Be inspired by St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, built as a memorial to the pilots of the Battle of Britain, and see where a group of American Signal Corps were based during WWII at the Tudor House at Hall Palace.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Saturday 22nd May
Today we will travel to our Hotel from your local pick up point.
Once settled into the Hotel you will enjoy a 3 course evening meal.
Day 2Chartwell and St George RAF Chapel of Remembrance
Sunday 23rd May
A look behind the scenes today at Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill with the rooms remaining much as they were when he lived there. In the afternoon we visit St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance at Biggin Hill, a memorial to those pilots who gave their lives in the Battle of Britain and other conflicts. The Tudor house at Hall Place and Gardens in Bexley became an intercept centre codenamed Santa Fe. A group of American Signal Corps who were based there during World War II deciphered Luftwaffe signals and helped in the enigma code-breaking operation run from Bletchley Park.
Today our first tour is a Visit to Chartwell house with house admission included.
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived there, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of the great statesman, writer, painter, and family man.
We the move onto the St George’s RAF Chapel and Hall Place Gardens with all admissions included.
Day 3Dover Castle, Secret Wartime Tunnels and the Kent
A morning visit to Dover Castle. Hidden beneath the imposing fortifications are a network of secret wartime tunnels. During WWII the castle’s historic tunnels were extended and used as a command centre where Winston Churchill oversaw the Battle of Britain. In the afternoon we visit the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, the oldest established, largest and most important collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country.
Our morning tour is to Dover castle and in the afternoon, we will visit the Battle of Britain Museum.
The Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located on the former RAF Hawkinge a World War II airfield 4 miles island from Folkstone. It is privately operated and is the oldest museum dedicated to the Battle of Britain. Since opening in 1971, the museum has gained the support from of a number of Battle of Britain pilots.
- Castle admission Included
- |Museum admission Included
Day 4Return Home
Today after breakfast we will load the coach and set off for our journey home.
HotelHoliday Inn Ashford North
This friendly hotel with spacious accommodation rests in a peaceful country location just 10 minutes’ drive from Ashford Eurostar Rail Station. It offers a mini-gym and free Wi-Fi access in public areas
Rooms at the Holiday Inn overlook the countryside and offer satellite TV, hairdryers, tea/coffee-making facilities, and a free morning newspaper.
The hotel is easily accessible, with close proximity to the A20 and M20, and is convenient for the Eurotunnel and the Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, Ashford, Maidstone, and Canterbury. Leeds Castle can be reached in 20 minutes’ drive, and Ashford is just a 10-minute drive.
- Return Coach Fare
- 3 Nights bed breakfast and evening meal
- Tours as stated
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