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Defence Of The Realm

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA9003

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Days | Half Board | Coach Holiday

Highlights: Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Royal Engineers Museum, Dover Castle, Spitfire and Hurricane Museum, Capel-le-Ferne, Battle of Britain Memorial, Battle of Britain 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 ? £449 per person
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Itinerary

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. We continue to the Jackdaw Inn to view its World War II memorabilia. It also featured in the famous Battle of Britain film. We conclude our day at the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum near Ramsgate.

FRIDAY: En-route back home we visit the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge with the largest collection of aircraft memorabilia from the period.

Escorted Travel

Every one of our coach holidays includes the services of a coach driver and is always fully escorted by a knowledgeable Tour Manager, they are on hand every day and night and stay in the same hotel to ensure your holiday is stress-free.

Your Pick Up Points

Joining Your Grand UK Coach Holiday
For we have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier, please refer to our Pick-ups section below for more details.

The Tour Ref below indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

Pick-Up Information

We have introduced improvements to our network of local pick up points across eastern, central and southern England, aimed at shortening your journey times and getting you away on holiday more easily and conveniently, meaning an altogether more relaxing start. We now have two pick up regions so your travel days will be more convenient, providing more efficient journeys, meeting your tour manager and fellow travellers earlier and in most cases arriving in resort earlier.

The Tour Ref on the holiday tab indicates whether the tour departs from Area A or Area B by having either an A or B at the end. For example, GUK5A would be a tour departing from Area A.

 
 

Traveling from Departure Area A: Our new and improved network means for all UK and Ireland holidays you join your tour coach at our interchange area at Northampton Services on the M1, at junction 15A.

 

Travelling from Departure Area B: Our new and improved network means for all UK and Ireland holidays you join your tour coach at our interchange area at Beaconsfield Services on the M40, at junction 2.

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Accommodation

Grand Burstin Hotel

The Grand Burstin Hotel is well located on the seafront, overlooking Folkestone's picturesque harbour.

Hotel Facilities

> Bar, lounge, ballroom, buffet restaurant > En-suite bedrooms > Indoor swimming pool & gym (local charges apply) > Entertainment every night > Lift

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