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Masters of the Air Tour

London, Hendon, High Wycombe, Thorpe Abbotts, Parham, Framlingham, Bletchley, Duxford, Cambridge, and Hawkinge, United Kingdom . . .

Tour Highlights:
• Enjoy visiting Eighth Air Force sites at High Wycombe, Parham, and Framlingham
• Explore (Heavy) Bomber Airfields depicted in Apple TV's 'Masters of the Air'
• Discover the locations where 'Masters of the Air' were filmed in England
• Guided Tour of Bletchley Park - Home of the World War II Codebreakers
• Experience the IWM Aviation Museum and American Air Museum at Duxford
• We include many sites other Tours do not, like many 'Masters' Filming Sites
• Overnight in a charming Medieval British Mansion near Canterbury and Dover
• Experience counts! We have operated WWII Tours in the UK for over 25 years

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Tour Bookings

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Tour Dates:
August 21 - 30, 2025 - 25 spots
** Mission: Guernsey Tour Available

Tour Rates:
USD 4,590 pp in Double Room
USD 5,090 pp in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

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How to Book:
It's easy to book and safely pay your refundable $400 Tour deposit with PayPal. You can also book by phone with a credit card, or you can print the forms, send a check by mail.

What to Know:
Tour begins and ends at (LHR) Airport. Tour rate does not include airfare. You can arrive early, and you can also add time to the end of your trip. We recommend getting to London at least the day before the Tour begins.

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Masters of the Air Tour

Alpventures Masters of the Air Tour is our latest deep-dive into the Bomber War over Europe combined with fascinating Battle of Britain sites.

Apple TV's Masters of the Air is based on the 2007 book of the same name by best-selling author, Donald L. Miller. The 9-part series follows the actions of the 100th Bombardment Group, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber unit in the Eighth Air Force in the East of England during World War II. The show serves as a companion to Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010), and is created by the same executive producers, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman.

Alpventures Masters of the Air Tour to England is the perfect travel experience companion to this incredible show - and we invite you to see the actual locations while you hear the true stories of these Heroes of the Sky, America's Bomber Boys during World War II. But we don't just start with the Combined Bomber Offensive beginning in 1943 - there were plenty of heroic pilots and stories of courage, determination, and bravery in the skies over Europe before "the Yanks" arrived - so we include many poignant Battle of Britain sites on this fascinating tour as well.

In London we start with the horrible political situation Winston Churchill inherited from Neville Chamberlain in May 1940. We will visit the famous Churchill Bunker - the Cabinet War Rooms - where the Prime Minister planned, coordinated, and conducted the war as German bombs constantly rained down on London. We also include an excursion north of the city to Bletchley Park - Home of the World War II Codebreakers, before spending four nights in Cambridge during which we will visit the many Eighth Air Force sites in East Anglia. We'll also have a stop at the former "Mighty Eighth" headquarters located in High Wycombe.

We will spend two days touring the heavy bomber airfields from 'Masters of the Air', including all three airfields of the 13th Combat Bombardment Wing at Thorpe Abbotts, Horham (Parham), and Framlingham; in addition to seeing the B-24 bomber base where actor Jimmy Stewart was Operations Officer. The tour also includes Cambridge American Cemetery, where many of the Bomber Boys were buried or are memorialized on the Wall of the Missing. Did we mention Duxford? Although best known for its nearly 200 historic aircraft, Duxford has one of the finest collections of aircraft, tanks and military vehicles in the country and a wide range of other impressive exhibitions.

Our Masters of the Air Tour also takes in the impressive Battle of Britain Memorial Museum in Kent, with over 600 artifacts from the battle and we include an overnight in a historic British mansion near Dover. Finally, we finish the Tour back in London, where you can spend more time in the UK before your return flight home, or continue your travels to Europe. Continue reading for our full Mission Briefing...

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What's Included

• 8 Nights in 3 and 4-Star Hotels
• 5 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
• Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
• All entrance fees and local taxes
• Overnight in a British Mansion
• Local Guides at some Museums
• Tour of USAAF Bomber Airfields
• See 8th Air Force Headquarters
• Thorpe Abbotts and other bases
• Parham / Framlingham Airfields
• 'Masters of the Air' Filming Sites
• Cambridge American Cemetery
• Visit the Eagle Pub in Cambridge
• Experience Duxford Air Museum
• Visit an original WWII RAF Base
• Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms
• See Battle of Britain Memorials
• Guided Tour at Bletchley Park
• Kent Battle of Britain Museum
• Explore authentic WWII Pubs
• See the Royal Air Force Museum
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Day-by-Day Tour Itinerary

Our new Masters of the Air Tour covers all three bomber bases of the 13th Combat Bombardment Wing (Heavy), 8th Air Force in England - plus explore lots of locations where the hit series 'Masters of the Air' (Apple TV+) was filmed...

AUGUST 21: IN FLIGHT - to London Heathrow (LHR)
Depart your home country today (at the latest) to arrive London the next day.

AUGUST 22: LONDON: Churchill War Rooms
Meet your Tour Guide at our designated meeting point in London, and we begin with a visit to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum. Next, we'll see the Battle of Britain Memorial and RAF Monument along the Victoria Embankment. Lunch. Afternoon free time in London before hotel check-in and welcome dinner. Overnight London. (D)

AUGUST 23: KENT: Battle of Britain Museum
Breakfast. Check out this morning and transfer south to Kent County to visit the impressive Kent Battle of Britain Memorial Museum at (former) RAF Hawkinge. On the site of the closest fighter base to the English Channel and one of the most frequently attacked airfields in Britain, the museum has over 600 artifacts from the battle - each one with its own personal story. Lunch. Afternoon stop at the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne. Dinner. Overnight Dover. (B, D)

AUGUST 24: LONDON: Eighth Air Force HQ
Breakfast. Check out of our hotel this morning, and continue our journey north to London with lunch en route to High Wycombe. Continue this afternoon with a visit to the abbey at High Wycombe - the former headquarters of the Eighth Air Force in England. Dinner on your own. Overnight London. (B)

AUGUST 25: BLETCHLEY: The WWII Codebreakers
Today after breakfast and hotel check out, our quest takes us north to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes. Enjoy a Guided Tour through Bletchley Park this morning to discover the top-secret world of the World War II Codebreakers in the preserved Mansion, huts, and blocks. Lunch. Visit the Cambridge American Cemetery. Dinner. Overnight Cambridge. (B, D)

AUGUST 26: NORWICH: Heavy Bomber Airfields
Breakfast. Morning visit to nearby East Anglia, where the countryside was dotted with dozens of RAF and American bomber airfields for the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Our first stop will be the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum at Thorpe Abbotts. Lunch. Continue to Old Buckingham Airfield, where actor "Jimmy" Stewart was Operations Officer during WWII. Built as the wartime home of the 453rd Bomb Group, today "Old Buck" is one of the most famous and vibrant centers of aviation in the United Kingdom. Overnight Cambridge. (B)

AUGUST 27: SUFFOLK: Heavy Bomber Airfields
Breakfast. Continue our tour of the Eighth Air Force Bomber Airfields today with a scenic drive to Framlingham, home of the 390th Bombardment Group. Visit the Framlingham Airfield Museum and enjoy lunch in an authentic WWII Airmen's Pub. This afternoon, we continue to the home of the 95th Bombardment Group at Horham (Parham). Discover the original airfield buildings, hear the history of the bomb group and airfield at the impressive model, and enjoy drinks in the original Airmen's Bar - The Red Feather Club. Return to Cambridge and enjoy dinner tonight at the historic Eagle Pub in town. Overnight Cambridge. (B, D)

AUGUST 28: DUXFORD: The Historic Airfield
Breakfast. This morning our next stop is the amazing Duxford branch of the Imperial War Museums. Britain's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery, and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Cambridge. (B)

AUGUST 29: LONDON: Royal Air Force Museum
Breakfast. Check out of our hotel and continue back down to London. Morning visit to the fantastic Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. Located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, the museum includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force. Lunch. Continue to our airport hotel for check-in and farewell dinner. Overnight London. (B, D)

AUGUST 30: IN FLIGHT - from London Heathrow (LHR) / Mission: Guernsey Tour

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The Fine Print

Reservation Policy:
A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book our Tours. To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the "Book Tour" button. You can adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure, and must be paid in USD by check / credit card.

Cancellation Policy:
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancelling between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds honored within 10 days of the Tour departure date.

Alpventures World War II Tours are in no way affiliated with, nor endorsed by Apple Studios or any other film or TV studio or their subsidiaries.

On this Tour, we will be talking at great length about the hit show now streaming on Apple TV+, 'Masters of the Air'; and we will be giving you an inside look at many of the exciting locations where the show was filmed. But, we make no claim to be affiliated in any way with the show or its producers. Alpventures is not in any way sponsored by, nor endorsed by Apple Studios - or any other film or TV studio, or production company.

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