Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Our Finest Hour: The Battle Of Britain

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGOFH

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Churchill said it was 'Our Finest Hour': travel with us to discover the story of the Battle of Britain, one of the most iconic episodes of WW2.
PRICE FROM ? £529 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Regional departure by coach then travel to Kent. We visit the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, seeing the memorials, replica aircraft and visitor’s centre, setting the scene for the tour. We then see one of the very few remaining Battle of Britain Luftwaffe graves left in Kent at Lenham before proceeding to our hotel in Ashford for a two-night stay.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 2 - Battle of Britain

    Today we have a full day looking at the Battle of Britain in Kent. We start at the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge, a former RAF base where much of the 1960s film about the battle was filmed; the museum has many of the aircraft used in the film plus an incredible collection of memorabilia. We then visit RAF graves in the nearby cemetery at Hawkinge and have lunchtime in Canterbury.

    In the afternoon we travel across Kent to former RAF Manston where we see the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum and small museum dedicated to the RAF Station, as well as graves in the nearby cemetery.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Bentley Priory Museum & Runnymede Memorial

    This morning we depart for North-West London to visit Bentley Priory Museum, which was Fighter Command Headquarters in 1940. Here there is an amazing array of RAF material on display in this historically important building. We then travel to the Battle of Britain Bunker near Uxbridge to see an original 1940 Operations Room used in the battle. From here we visit The Runnymede Memorial, where many of ‘The Few’ are commemorated before we return to Kent and take a ferry to France for two nights at our hotel in De Panne on the Belgian Coast.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4 - Operation Dynamo

    On our final day we are in France where we link the story of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation at Dunkirk, to the Battle of Britain. We see the evacuation beaches and Dunkirk Mole, Dunkirk War Cemetery and Dunkirk Museum, as well as look at the story of RAF pilots shot down during the Battle of Britain who crashed in the channel or in France.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 5

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for two nights at the 3-star Holiday Inn Ashford North. You will then stay for two night at the 3-star Ibis De Panne.

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