Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage, Cathedral, Cruise
Join us on a moving and uplifting holiday exploring the Aviation Heritage of Lincolnshire - The Bomber County. As well as being home to one of the finest cities in the UK - Lincoln, with its stunning Cathedral, the county of Lincolnshire has a deep relationship with the WWII Lancaster Bombers and this special holiday will give you an astonishing insight into their history - you'll even get chance to see one. We'll also enjoy a wonderful Afternoon tea Sail in lovely Newark on Trent.
4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast
Entrance to International Bomber Command Centre
Entrance & Tour at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - See the 'Just Jane' Lancaster Bomber
Entrance & Hangar Tour at Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre
Tour at Lincoln Cathedral
Sail on the Brayford Belle in Lincoln
Afternoon Tea Cruise in Newark on Trent
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We travel to our hotel enjoying a visit to the Peak District town of Bakewell.
To Lincoln today and we start our visit at the top of steep hill, with a guided tour of the stunning Cathedral. You’ll then have free time to explore this lovely part of the city and mid afternoon your coach will take you to the bottom of town for a lovely sail along the river
Today we visit lovely Newark on Trent and its market day, enjoy browsing the stalls and this lovely town before joining our sail with Afternoon tea Included. Leaving early afternoon, we head to the International Bomber Command Centre. This world-class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifices and commitment of the men and women, from 62 different nations, who came together in Bomber Command during WWII.
We dedicate our day to Bomber County today, starting our day with a tour at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre, based at RAF Coningsby, your fascinating tour includes the Hangar with historic aircraft such as Spitfires & hurricanes. This afternoon we visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre to see the legendary Lancaster Bomber 'Just Jane'. This family run museum was set up over 20 years ago and is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2. It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existence
Returning home we visit Chesterfield with its crooked spire en-route.
Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel * * *
Enjoy traditional style, and a family run attentive service at the BW Plus West Retford Hotel. Modern facilities combine perfectly with the history of the 250 year old grade II listed building. The elegant bedrooms are situated in the Georgian House or Cottage block next to the main hotel and offer TV, tea/coffee making facilities hairdryer& iron. No lift.Back to top