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Britain at War! Tour

London, Hendon, Uxbridge, Bletchley Park, IWM Duxford, Bovington Tank Museum, Southwick House and Dover Castle, United Kingdom . . .

Tour Highlights:
• Overnight in a charming 18th Century English Manor House in Cambridge
• Enjoy visiting the most important "Battle of Britain" Bunker in England
• Experience a Guided Tour aboard the original D-Day Cruiser "HMS Belfast"
• Guided Tour of Bletchley Park - Home of the World War II Codebreakers
• Private Tour of Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters at Southwick House
• We include many sites other Tours do not, like the Bovington Tank Museum
• Watch wartime vehicles operate at special event "Tiger Day" in Bovington
• Experience counts! We have operated WWII Tours in Europe for over 25 years

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Tour Bookings

Tour Dates:
April 19 - 30, 2023 - Sold Out

Tour Rates:
USD 4,990 pp in Double Room
USD 5,590 pp in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

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Britain at War! Tour Overview

Alpventures® Britain at War! Tour covers major historical sights and world-class museums between Cambridge, London and the English Channel.

In London we will begin with a City Tour including all the most popular highlights; such as Big Ben, Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. We will visit the famous Imperial War Museum and Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms, with leisure time to browse the museum shops. We'll spend half a day aboard the HMS Belfast, a World War II Cruiser. She was launched in March 1938 and served throughout World War II, playing a leading part in the destruction of the German Battle Cruiser Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape and in the June 1944 Normandy D-Day Landings.

Our excursion north of the city will be to Bletchley Park and the Imperial War Museum of Aviation at Duxford. Once Britain's Best-Kept Secret, Bletchley Park is where will explore, experience and enjoy the top-secret world of iconic World War II codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within its atmospheric Victorian estate. Imperial War Museum - Duxford is much more than just a museum. Although best known for its 180 historic aircraft, Duxford's seven acres of indoor exhibition space include one of the finest collections of tanks and military vehicles in the country and a wide range of other impressive exhibitions.  View Map

Unlike other Tours, we don't leave out the Tank Museum in Bovington; we include a stop to see one of the world's largest and finest collection of tanks from unique WWI tanks to the latest British Army battle tank. The museum has a collection of over 300 vehicles from over 26 countries. The last few days of Alpventures® Britain at War! Tour take you to General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters for the D-Day operation at Southwick House near Portsmouth, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Kent; before returning to London to fly home. We will take in the Dover Castle and see the newly opened command bunkers underground, and we will visit the Battle of Britain Museum in Kent. We finish the Tour back in London, where you can spend additional days and take a later return flight home, or continue your travels.

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Britain at War! Tour Itinerary

Alpventures Britain at War! Tour includes the exciting event - "Tiger Day" at The Tank Museum in Bovington, England.

APRIL 19: IN FLIGHT - to London Heathrow Airport
Depart your home country today (at the latest) to arrive London the next day.

APRIL 20: LONDON: London City Tour
We start off with a City Tour of London's World War II sites, monuments and memorials. Lunch. This afternoon we continue our City Tour of London's most significant historical landmarks and highlights, with a Private Tour of the WWII Cruiser, HMS Belfast. Hotel check-in and welcome dinner. Overnight London. (D)

APRIL 21: PORTSMOUTH: Ike's D-Day Headquarters
Breakfast and hotel check out this morning. Transfer today to Portsmouth, and enjoy lunch in the famous Golden Lion Pub at Southwick - the "unofficial mess" of General Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters near the Southwick House. Afternoon Private Tour of Eisenhower's former D-Day headquarters (SHAEF) at the Southwick House. Transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Portsmouth. (B, D)

APRIL 22: BOVINGTON: "Tiger Day" at the Tank Museum
After Breakfast, we begin with a journey to Bovington on the southwest coast. Here we will visit the famous Tank Museum, with the world's largest and finest collection of tanks from unique WWI tanks to the latest British Army battle tank. Enjoy most of the day at the museum's special event: TIGER DAY. Late afternoon return to our hotel and dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Portsmouth. (B)

APRIL 23: PORTSMOUTH: D-Day Story and Historic Harbor
Breakfast. Morning visit to the new and improved D-Day Story Museum in Portsmouth. Free time for lunch and optional sightseeing at the Portsmouth Historic Harbor; home to Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory and the fascinating Royal Navy Museum. Afternoon transfer east to Kent County for hotel check-in and dinner. Overnight Folkestone. (B, D)

APRIL 24: KENT: Dover Castle / Battle of Britain Museum
Breakfast. Morning visit to Dover Castle, including a Guided Tour of the Command Bunker (underneath the historic castle), and visit the local museum. The evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) was planned and conducted from the Command Bunker. Lunch. Some free time and dinner on your own. Overnight Folkestone. (B)

APRIL 25: LONDON: Cabinet War Rooms
Breakfast. Morning visit to the impressive Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge. Lunch. Afternoon transfer into London, with a visit to Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms. Also see the Battle of Britain Memorial and RAF Monuments along the Victoria Embankment. Dinner. Overnight London. (B, D)

APRIL 26: LONDON: Imperial War Museum
Breakfast. Full day at leisure in the impressive Imperial War Museum. Among many important military weapons and vehicles in the museum, the varied collection is considered to be one of the best military history exhibitions in the world. Spend as long as you like in the Imperial War Museum before returning to the hotel with dinner on your own tonight. Overnight London. (B)

APRIL 27: BLETCHLEY: Home of the Codebreakers
Today after breakfast and hotel check out, our quest takes us north to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes. Lunch. Afternoon Guided Tour through Bletchley Park to discover the top-secret world of the WWII codebreaking in the preserved Huts and Blocks. Transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Cambridge. (B, D)

APRIL 28: DUXFORD: Historic Airfield / Museum
Breakfast, hotel check-out, and visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial this morning. Our next stop is the amazing Duxford branch of the Imperial War Museum. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the historic RAF Duxford airfield and museum. Transfer back to our hotel and dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Cambridge. (B)

APRIL 29: LONDON: RAF Museum / Battle of Britain Bunker
Breakfast. Check out of our hotel this morning and transfer south back towards London. Morning visit to the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. Lunch. Afternoon Guided Tour of the Battle of Britain Bunker at RAF Uxbridge. Late afternoon transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight London / Heathrow. (B, D)

APRIL 30: IN FLIGHT - from London Heathrow Airport

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What's Included

• 10 Nights in 3 and 4-Star Hotels
• 6 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
• Transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
• All entrance fees and local taxes
• Local Guides at some Museums
• Guided Tour of London Sites
• Visit the Imperial War Museum
• Enjoy a guided London City Tour
• Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms
• Enjoy the RAF Museum Hendon
• Guided Tour at Bletchley Park
• Cambridge American Cemetery
• Experience Duxford Museum
• Visit an original WWII RAF Base
• The Tank Museum at Bovington
• Tour Dover Command Bunkers
• Kent Battle of Britain Museum
• Eat in an authentic WWII Pub
• Battle of Britain Bunker Uxbridge
• Experience the "Tiger Day" Event!
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More Details

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:
This Tour begins and ends at London Heathrow (LHR) Airport. Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare. You can plan to arrive in London a few days early, and you can also add time to the end of your Tour. We strongly recommend arriving in London on or before April 19, 2023. The Tour begins at our London Hotel in the morning on April 20th; and getting into the city from London Heathrow Airport in the morning can take up to 2.5 hours.

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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.

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