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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Dambusters, Bomber Command & National Memorial Arboretum

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9120

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

UK 2021

PRICE FROM ? £169 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Join us for a reflective weekend break to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives to fight for our freedom. We discover the incredible story of the 617 Squadron, nicknamed The Dambusters, who used a peaceful reservoir in the Peak District to practice for their dangerous raid on German dams in 1943. The International Bomber Command Visitor Centre tells us more about the importance of the Bomber Command’s role in the Second World War, and we honour the fallen at the National Memorial Arboretum, where almost 400 memorials are dotted amongst 25,000 trees. 

Coach Itinerary

Friday: From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to the International Bomber Command Visitor Centre near Lincoln, where we pause and reflect on the Bomber Command’s vital role during the Second World War. We learn how over a million men and women from 62 nations across the world were united in their efforts to protect the freedom we enjoy today, as well as stories of those who suffered as a result of the bombing campaigns. Later we head to the hotel for dinner and our first night’s stay.

Saturday: Today we travel via the picturesque Hope Valley to Ladybower Reservoir, situated in the Upper Derwent Valley in the spectacular Peak District National Park. This is where The Dambusters used 'bouncing bombs' to practise for Operation Chastise, their epic 1943 raid on the dams of the German Ruhr and one of the most famous air raids of the Second World War. We then continue to Bakewell, set on the banks of the River Wye, to enjoy some free time. Famous for its Bakewell Pudding, the town boasts an ancient five arched bridge, riverside walks, independent shops and lovely cafés. Later we return to the hotel.

Sunday: After breakfast we check out of our hotel and head to the National Memorial Arboretum, the British site of national remembrance near Lichfield. It seeks to honour the fallen and recognise the sacrifice of the British Armed Forces through the collection of nearly 400 memorials nestled in the peaceful woodland landscape. We rejoin the coach in the afternoon for our journey home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursion to Derwent Dam (Dambusters) & Bakewell
  • En-route visits to the International Bomber Command Visitor Centre & the National Memorial Arboretum

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  • 2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursion to Derwent Dam (Dambusters) & Bakewell
  • En-route visits to the International Bomber Command Visitor Centre & the National Memorial Arboretum

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We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3 or 4-star hotel. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

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Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

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