Bletchley Park - The Secrets Of War
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW16638
- Travel Type: Coach
- Excursions: 2
1 nights. September - October 2018. From £135.00.
Wartime secrets and spies
Clandestine operations, Enigma machines and tales of spies and deception are brought to life on this fascinating visit to Bletchley Park, site of secret code-breaking activities and of Churchill's 'Silent Geese' whose mathematical genius hastened the end of WW2. This best selling break is an intriguing insight into the 'secrets of war.'
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
A visit to Oxford
Entry to Bletchley Park
One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a hotel within an hour's drive of Bletchley Park
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area, early this morning, we'll head to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires'. The beauty of the golden stone university buildings and its riverside setting give this historic city an alluring and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the colleges, visit imposing Christ Church, head to the charming covered market with its lively mix of quaint shops or enjoy afternoon tea at England's first coffee house, the Grand Cafe.
Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, with an included guided tour. Marvel at the English Baroque architecture, and explore the award-winning formal gardens and 'Capability' Brown's parkland. You'll arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.
This morning we head to award-winning Bletchley Park - site of secret code-breaking activities during World War Two. With tales of spies and espionage, this fascinating visit will give you an intriguing insight into the 'secret' part of the war effort
on a self-guided tour using excellent multimedia guides.
Also known as Station X, Bletchley is credited with having produced high-level intelligence that shortened the war by two years, thereby saving many lives. The Codebreakers decrypted signals that were intercepted from the German Enigma machine - perhaps the best known cipher-machine of all time. See these machines up close; visit Bletchley's Off Duty and Bill Tutte exhibitions; and don't miss the Home Front exhibition, with displays including rationing, evacuation and 'Make Do and Mend' memorabilia.
After a truly fascinating day we head for home in the afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid evening.
AccommodationBletchley Park Area Hotel
You will be staying in a good, three-star standard hotel within 60 minutes of Bletchley Park. All the bedrooms will have private facilities, colour TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel will have a good bar and restaurant.Back to top
Bletchley Park self-guided tour
Please note that there is a significant amount of walking involved in the self-guided tour at Bletchley Park. You will cover approximately one mile, with stops throughout.
Museum entrance fees
There is a small on-site charge to enter the National Museum of Computing and the Colossus and Tunny galleries.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.Back to top