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Defence Of The Realm 2023

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA8700

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Days| Half Board | by Coach

Highlights: Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Royal Engineers Museum, Dover Castle & White Cliffs, Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, Capel-le-Ferne, Battle of Britain Memorial, Battle of Britian Museum 

Kent’s role in the defence of Britain during World War II was crucial and well documented. The first line of defence, the distinctive White Cliffs, was a sign of resilience and national sovereignty, both in vision and song, while the skies were busy with the sight of fighters and bombers passing over the Channel and returning home. On this break we combine memorials to the brave airmen of the RAF, and pay tribute to all those who lost their lives defending the Realm. 

PRICE FROM ? £389 per person
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Your Excursions

FULL DAY: This morning we make our way to Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Britain’s most famous fighter station and recognised as Churchill’s ‘strongest link’. This afternoon we head to the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham, charting the history of the Engineers service through the ages.

EXTENDED HALF DAY: We head along the Channel coastline to Dover where we visit the imposing Dover Castle to discover the role it played in the Second World War as a signalling post as well as exploring its underground tunnels and hospital. This afternoon we continue to the famous White Cliffs.

FULL DAY: We head onto the cliffs above Folkestone and to the little village of Capel-le-Ferne. Here we visit the Battle of Britain Memorial where the visitor centre is shaped like a Spitfire’s wing. Afterwards we visit the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge with the largest collection of aircraft memorabilia from the period. We conclude our day at the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum near 

Everything Included:

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

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Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone

This large hotel has a prominent position overlooking Folkestone Harbour. 

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